Eco Green Crafts
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Eco Green Crafts is the first full line of eco-friendly craft products.
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Green is the universal color that is saving the world! Eco Green Crafts is the first environmental conscience company that has a complete line of eco-friendly art and craft products. Susan Sepaniak and Julia Andrus are both professionals with broad areas of expertise within the arts, crafts, and home décor industries.
Susan and Julia started out on a mission to bring safe products that can be used by everyone for decorating and crafting. They are now advocates for healthy alternatives to consumer products. This team combined their talents to carve out a niche’ in a highly desirable market that will have the ability to reach consumers worldwide that want to use safer products. Julia states that “One of the things I learned during my own experience with cancer is there are basically three factors that can contribute to serious health issues; these are genetics, lifestyle and environment. While there may not be much we can do about our genetic make-up, there is plenty we can do to improve our personal environments. Using leisure time for creative activities has been proven to reduce stress; using safe, eco-friendly products for creative projects is a tremendous contribution that can make a healthy difference, especially for children and active crafters.
The Eco Green Crafts team wanted to start at the beginning of production focusing on the manufacturing environment, so they created a business partnership with an Asian manufacture Shenzhen Wingart Art Supplies Co., Ltd. that has the same GREEN vision. Shenzhen Wingart is known for creating non-toxic children's paints and craft materials for worldwide distribution. Having a single goal; to make better safer paints and craft supplies, a "natural" partnership blossomed. The Eco Green Crafts team is invested in green solutions as part of their manufacturing processes. They are committed to bringing many more quality craft products to market in the future.
Eco Green Crafts products are high pigment artist paints, vegetable based stamping inks, organic glue (all with no or low VOC’s), recycled rubber stamps using no hardwood mounting, recycled glass embellishments, recycled paper surfaces, ergonomic stamping case and more. The products are made from non-toxic, recycled, and environmentally friendly materials.
After years of product and pigment development, as well as work in industrial chemistry, Julia began researching the possible effects of chemicals and other substances found in our everyday environments, especially those materials and products that artists and crafters might be exposed to on a regular basis. The results were stunning; the majority of craft products tested contained high levels of volatile organic compounds (VOC'S) as well as caustic preservatives, airborne irritants and numerous other potentially harmful substances.
With those findings in hand, Julia and Susan set out on a mission to make safe, eco-friendly products that are harmless to consumers, manufacturing workers and the environment. This team combined their talents to carve out a niche in a highly desirable market, providing customers worldwide with high quality safe alternatives in art and craft products. Susan emphasizes their company tagline, "Where creativity comes naturally™". She has 20 years of experience in developing innovative craft and home décor products for some of the largest craft manufacturing companies. With her expertise she was able to work closely with Julia and Wingart to design and coordinate a global product roadmap.
Introduction was at CHA – January and we are beginning the process of setting up distributors and working with independents. We are currently selling on line at ecogreencrafts.com along with using manufactures reps to increase distribution.
Eco Green Crafts
1860 E. Forest Bend Drive
Cottonwood Heights, Utah 84121
Video: Eco Green at CHA Part 3
Julia Andrus is a global designer with several books to her credit as well as numerous magazine articles and online publications. Learn more about Julia at her Designer Profile.
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