Day 11 of #marchmeetthemaker is about reducing waste. I am very conscious of not wasting fabric, so I save all decent sized scraps and use them in various projects. A tiny scrap with a bird on it might later become a pocket for a stuffed cat's dress. Bigger scraps come together in a playmat. Sometimes the corners cut from an apron are just the right size for the tops of a pair of baby shoes. I like reducing waste and it allows me to offer more expensive textiles.Another thing I've done is to switch from microplastic particle glitter (aka regular glitter) to biodegradable glitter based on plant cellulose. Microplastics get into the water system and then into wildlife. Plant cellulose breaks down quickly and safely. I researched my options and bought @ecosparkles_bioglitter (in the little glass jars) and @culturehustle bioglitter (in the cardboard tubes). Both are excellent! I work over a tray and keep the mix of glitter that falls down. That helps me to reduce waste further which helps offset the higher cost of the biodegradable glitter. Who doesn't love a wild mix of glitters? It's a win win!#ecoglitter #reducewaste #spoonflower #kokkafabric #stuartsemple #ecosparkles #dcmaker #madeindc #watershed #savethebay #riversmart

Day 11 of #marchmeetthemaker is about reducing waste. I am very conscious of not wasting fabric, so I save all decent sized scraps and use them in various projects. A tiny scrap with a bird on it might later become a pocket for a stuffed cat's dress. Bigger scraps come together in a playmat. Sometimes the corners cut from an apron are just the right size for the tops of a pair of baby shoes. I like reducing waste and it allows me to offer more expensive textiles.Another thing I've done is to switch from microplastic particle glitter (aka regular glitter) to biodegradable glitter based on plant cellulose. Microplastics get into the water system and then into wildlife. Plant cellulose breaks down quickly and safely. I researched my options and bought @ecosparkles_bioglitter (in the little glass jars) and @culturehustle bioglitter (in the cardboard tubes). Both are excellent!  I work over a tray and keep the mix of glitter that falls down. That helps me to reduce waste further which helps offset the higher cost of the biodegradable glitter. Who doesn't love a wild mix of glitters? It's a win win!#ecoglitter #reducewaste #spoonflower #kokkafabric #stuartsemple #ecosparkles #dcmaker #madeindc #watershed #savethebay #riversmart

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