About Earthwise Emporium

Earthwise Emporium showing a selection of small bags and a spiral bell ornament. The Earthwise Emporium is in the center, with the words Repurposing high-quality fabrics into beautifully simple products.

Earthwise Emporium was created in response to the current years of wastefulness in our country.

In the 1920’s, my grandmother would take her children’s outgrown clothing to a rug maker and upon completion, my mother and her sister would enjoy playing on the rugs and identifying their old clothing!

The mission of Earthwise Emporium is to follow my grandmother’s wisdom but instead of rag rugs, we have bags, pouches, and ornaments, with ideas for more products to come.

The passion behind my shop is for creating new products by repurposing high-quality, second-hand fabrics. The ornaments I make honor our faith, country and various holidays; some of these fabrics came from other small businesses that are also working and struggling to make a success of their work!

My packaging, similar to my products, is simple and pretty! Everything is wrapped in white paper tied up with a lovely piece of yarn. All products are wrapped as a gift whether it’s for the buyer or they are giving it as a gift!

Products shipped to US only for now.  Returns are accepted within two weeks of purchase.  Please contact me with questions so we can avoid problems.

All products are made with the love and care I put into making things for my family and myself! The process of making them may be a drop in the bucket of repurposing fabrics but it is my hope that others will appreciate these products and join in on living a low-waste life

About Ellen

I’m a Christian, wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and  have been a crafter for over 50 years. My specialty is repurposing high-quality fabric by making beautiful, simple, and practical products for the conscious consumer! 

When I was about seven, my Army family was living in France and a woman who worked for our family taught me how to knit.  She didn’t speak English and though I was learning French, I was too shy to talk to her so I learned by watching.  I loved it!!  My first project was a hat for my doll which I still have all these years later.  

My mother taught me to sew when I was about 12 and like the knitting, I loved it!!  In high school, my best friend taught me to crochet.  Later, a friend of my cousin taught me cross-stitch and later still, a dear friend taught me quilting.

As a stay-at-home mother/homemaker, I’ve used all these skills through the years to make clothing for my family and myself, to make curtains and decorations for our home, along with creating presents for family and friends. 

After my children grew up and bought their own clothes and home decor, the need for creating never stopped so I began to funnel that energy into charity crafting and then into opening my own shop on Etsy and now my website! 

It is my sincere hope that you will find products that will suit your tastes and lifestyle!

Peace and Grace <><

Ellen

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