2023 Green Gift Shop
Thursday, November 30, 2023
1:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Carmel Clay Public Library
55 4th Avenue SE, Carmel
The annual Green Gift Shop is back again at the newly renovated Carmel Clay Public Library. Join us for a green holiday shopping experience where we offer gift ideas that are local, organic, natural, recycled, reused, repurposed and eco-friendly.
VENDORS: If you would like to participate in the Green Gift Shop and have a product or service that meets the criteria above, please go to the vendor information for more details or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Participating Vendors include:
Always in Bloom
As an avid gardener, I wanted a way to enjoy my flowers year-round. I came across some pictures made with pressed flowers and “Always in Bloom” was born! Most of the flowers and plant materials I use are from my garden or friends’ gardens. Flowers I can’t grow I source online. The frames are recycled; I find them at thrift shops and garage sales. I used to do scrapbooking and incorporate some of those techniques in my pictures. I love the creative process and thinking of new ways to use things. Each of my pictures is one of a kind. Heddy Charleston
Olde Tyme Adornmente
I love creating jewelry from vintage (existing) elements. It gives new life to these pieces from the past and keeps them out of landfills. The necklace in the picture was made from an orphaned clip-on earring, a broken rosary chain, a vintage brooch filigree, and some old bracelet findings. Debbie Batistatos
B & D Woodcrafts
The wood used in our crafts is from recycled materials. The charcuterie and cheese boards are made from leftover wood from a furniture maker. The patio coolers from cedar fencing and the serving trays from crates that wine is shipped in. We are very proud of our hand made woodcrafts. Vern Donohue
Chocolatier Joann Hofer was first exposed to her elaborate craft while living in Austria. With a painting background she quickly recognized chocolate as art and a medium to constantly learn from.
After learning from International chocolate masters she decided to dive into her own choco-venture, started in 2011. Find her in the shop 228 W Main St Carmel – Thursday to Saturday 12-5 and at the Carmel and Broad Ripple Farmers markets on Saturdays. Her love of art, food and travel are best expressed through chocolate. Give a local and artisan made chocolate gift for the Holidays.
Knitted wear for newborns & adults. I hand knit the products without the use of any machines. Alicia Lana
Jewelry with a boho attitude – handcrafted by Lynn Jenkins from natural stones or unique upcycled pieces.
Miscellaneous wood items handcrafted using reclaimed wood exclusively. Larry Glaze
My name is Tracy Land and I started making my own skin care products as a way to relieve the symptoms of frustrating Rosacea symptoms and adult acne problems. All Frangipani products are plant-based and certified cruelty-free with ingredients including steam distilled essential oils, cold pressed carrier oils, certified organic ingredients when available and economical, and are otherwise sourced from native regions.
Maria’s Candles and More began in 2004 in Indianapolis, Indiana. I began making candles because of worsening allergies, and could no longer tolerate traditional petroleum based parafin wax candles. My soy candles are handmade with no dyes, allergy friendly fragrance oils, and packaged in reusable glass jelly and mason jars. Tonya Samuels
At Heritage Home we strive to create products that are repurposed into unique gifts and home decor. We also have hand selected items for your home, seasonal decor, gifts and entertaining. We thrive to bring you a shopping experience you will love. Sherry Spooner.
Hoosier Environmental Council (HEC) is the voice of the people for the environment in Indiana. HEC is a state-wide non-profit environmental advocacy organization that focuses on water, air, agriculture, land, transportation and clean energy issues for the state of Indiana.
Recycled to a Tee upcycles gently loved clothing into unique gifts and home decor. Find a pillow for your favorite sports fan, a toy for your special pet, and holiday decor to spruce up your home. Or allow us to turn your graduating senior’s favorite tees into a quilt they can take to college. Tammy Sander
After teaching elementary school for 30 years and celebrating Earth Day every year, I realized what a throw-away society we have become. After my retirement, I created Land goods, LLC, a company that makes Earth friendly products and promotes caring for the Earth. My business is also my mission. Trudy Land
I make women’s one of a kind clothing from vintage and recycled fabrics and embellishments. Emily Kniesly
I make one of a kind creations for children using at least fifty per cent repurposed fabric and vintage linens along with fun, retro reproduction fabric. My creations also include aprons for children and adults. My favorite apron pattern is from the 1940s. Custom orders are welcome using your family heirloom linens or a dress made from Grandpas shirt! Martha St. Claire
Melissa Bunce, owner of Essential Wellbeings, is a certified aromatherapist & herbalist with a retail shop located in downtown Oaklandon. She creates all her aromatherapy and herbal products using certified organic or wild-harvested ingredients in her shop. She will have gift boxes filled with some of her most popular blends along with many other items from her shop. Crystal bracelets, crystals, lavender shea butter, a few essential oils, herbal tea and more. Be sure to stop by.
Natural honey & beeswax products from honeybees in Fishers & Noblesville, Indiana. Mac Williams
KG Acres Farm & Featherwerks
Unique, handcrafted, up-cycled home and body decor comprised of feathers from our free-ranging domestic fowl. Laura Karr
We are committed to providing fair income and employment to disadvantaged artisans and producers and helping our customers spend their shopping dollars in ways that empower people and communities around the globe.
Salvaged Art signs from repurposed hardware on up-cycled boards for a one-of-a-kind look. Handcrafted by Nancy at Blue Porch Designs. Custom work available.
Kaps for Kids creates extraordinary products and impact from ordinary bottle caps. 10% of the sales go toward children’s charities. Nathan Rues
All products are made from recycled sweaters. Trish Chanen
Carmel’s first eco-friendly shopping destination featuring women and men’s clothing brands that are committed to ecological sustainability along with pre-loved quality clothing that deserve a second chance.
Check out our unique buyback program that encourages customers to return gently used clothing from a list of approved brands for generous store credit. Embrace the circular economy and reduce clothing waste! Rachel & Jason Mirabella Instagram: @afterglowmarket
Our Indy-based online shop features a carefully-vetted collection of hundreds of upcycled, non-toxic, low waste, give-back and other smart products for home and away. Find fan-favorites bundled into gift box sets for this holiday event! Shop small, shop local and make your choices matter. @sustainabletravelandliving on IG & Facebook. Lauren Zoe Smith
Clean Your Skin Nature’s Way Soaps
Handcrafted Vegan Olive Oil Soaps & Fizzy Bath Bombs. Winifred Costello
Artzyalli Creating Yourself
It all started with my cousin’s Shetland sheep farm, and all the sheared wool. In repurposing the wool from her family farm led to reusing wool from other farms. The journey began of creating denim and fabric flowers to incorporate them in my work and recycling metals in my jewelry designs. Allison Kruer