Can’t make it to the eco-holiday shopping parties in Los Angeles? Then find a local craft fair in your town and discover unique gifts that were not mass-produced. Keep an eye out for crafsters using sustainable and upcycled materials to make your gift extra green:
New York City: Eco-friendly, fair trade jewelry company The Andean collection is having its first ever official trunk show this Thurs., Dec. 10, from 4 p.m. – 9 p.m. at TEICH Design, 84 E. 7th St. in the East Village. While shopping, you’ll be able to learn more about how The Andean Collection works with artisans in Ecuador to turn sustainably harvested tagua nuts from the rain forest into gorgeous jewelry.
New York City: One of a Kind Show & Sale promises “the best in fine art and fine craft from hundreds of unique artists, artisans and designers from across North America.” The event runs from Fri., Dec. 11 – Sun., Dec. 13 at Pier 94, 12th Ave. at 55th St. Admission’s $15 for adults — which includes a free subscription to ReadyMade magazine! (via Hello Craft)
Portland: Crafty Wonderland’s Super Colossal Holiday Sale happens Sun., Dec. 13 at the Oregon Convention Center, Exhibit Hall D, 777 NE MLK Jr. Blvd. Admission’s free — and the first 200 attendees get goodie bags! (via Hello Craft)
San Francisco: Shop handmade and local at the Renegade Craft Fair, coming to San Francisco on Dec. 19 and 20, from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. both days at the Fort Mason Center Herbst Pavilion, located at Marina Boulevard and Buchanan Street in the Marina district. The event is free to attend!