Hi! I'm Joan, the host of Break + Remake. There are so many cute, easy-to-make recycled and upcycled crafts that we can create together. You can find all the stuff you need for these projects at your local thrift store, vintage flea, or friend’s place.

I went through a major crafting panic attack/existential crisis when shopping at a large chain craft supply store. Where did all the stuff for sale in this store come from? Who made it? What are the people making my supplies earning? Why is this bag of beads so cheap?! I felt overwhelmed, so I walked out of the store without buying anything. That day I vowed to not buy anything craft related until I calmed down a bit and came up with a solid plan. I wanted to help the environment while crafting. And Break + Remake was born.

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You want to do your bit to help the environment, but you’re overwhelmed. Where to start? With crafts it's so easy: start at home, buy nothing and “shop” your supplies like you would at a store. Check the second hand store first when you buy craft supplies. Or you can do like I do and ask your friends for what you need. You can also barter or get donations for supplies. And if that doesn't get you what you need, purchase supplies that are either made in the USA or in another country with strict environmental laws.