The Green Crafts Initiative

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The Green Crafts Initiative (GCI) is a sister initiative to the established Green Arts Initiative and a joint project between Craft Scotland and Creative Carbon Scotland aiming to enable the craft sector to contribute green actions within Scotland's cultural industries.

craft-scotland-logo-smMakers and craft organisations based in Scotland are able to become members of the Green Crafts Initiative, which provides support and advice for crafts individuals and groups committed to reducing their environmental impact.

The initiative asks members to pledge to improve their environmental actions over time through a series of simple commitments:

  • Reduce their environmental impact each year,
  • Strive to improve to their monitoring and management of environmental impacts each year,
  • Send a yearly informal report about their actions relating to the environment.

Members will have access to an extensive range of website resources and case studies to aid in their fulfilment of these commitments, as well as the ability to contact CCS for one-to-one advice as they work together to put culture and the arts at the heart of a more sustainable Scotland.

You can find out more about sustainability in craft practice through Craft Scotland’s ‘Make It Green’ blog series:

Tips on ‘why’, ‘what’ and ‘where’:

Interviews with sustainable makers

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In Spring 2018 we undertook a survey of our members to find out more about who they are and how they are trying to reduce their environmental impact. Take a look at the 2018 Members Report to get an insight into the community!

Become a member: 

Becoming a member of the Green Crafts Initiative is easy, quick, and free! Complete this form and we’ll be in touch.

Green Crafts Initiative Sign-Up Form

  • We will contact you to confirm your membership and to keep you up-to-date with everything Green Crafts! We will only share your information with Craft Scotland (as co-host of the initiative), and you can leave the community or update your details at any time.
  • What is the name of your craft business/organisation/activity?
  • If you have a website, we will link to it through your listing on our Green Crafts Initiative members page.

Current Green Crafts Initiative Members: 

Ceramics and Clay

  • Kevin Andrew Morris
  • Mella Shaw

Furniture and Wood

  • Alien Spoons
  • All About Willow
  • Burnbrae Crafts
  • Buy Design Gallery
  • GM Forestry Mackreations
  • Pens of Distinction
  • Rag and Bone Workshop
  • The Edinburgh Remakery


  • David Mola
  • Glass Lab Edinburgh
  • Inge Panneels
  • Natty Glass

Jewellery and Metal

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  • Beth Legg Designer/Maker
  • City of Glasgow College Jewellery
  • Dora’s Jewellery
  • Eleanor Kerr-Patton
  • Eloise Kerr Jewellery
  • Fiona Chapman Jewellery
  • Jen Cunningham
  • Jo Pudelko Jewellery
  • Karen Westland
  • Luing Smith
  • Merel Bekking Designs
  • Milomade
  • Mirka Janeckova Jewellery
  • Oku Designs
  • Ruth Hollywood Jewellery
  • Shirley Lowe
  • Stefanie Cheong Artist Jewellery
  • Central Scotland School of Jewellery
  • Maria Laidlaw Artist
  • Ruehill Jewellery

Print and Paper

  • BeyondBlue Studios

Textiles and Fabric

  • 3 Bags Wool
  • Balgarvie Weaving
  • Bonny Claith
  • Burnside Designs
  • Carolyn Edmondson/Lament
  • Cushy Doo Textiles
  • Fiona Doubleday
  • End of Terrace Trading
  • Hamish Mash Eco Fashion
  • Home is an Island
  • HOT Tweed
  • Julia Laing
  • MK Eco Creations
  • Olive Pearson Designs
  • Pieter van der Werf – Orains
  • Sarah E Shephard Fine Upholstery
  • SpineySpider
  • Stitchbirdie
  • Suzanne Stuart Davies
  • Warped Textiles

Agency, Education and Support

  • Applied Arts Scotland
  • FOLD Contemporary Craft Store
  • Gayfield Projects
  • MADE in East Lothian
  • Make Do and Grow
  • Midas Skills School
  • Re:Craft Glasgow
  • Remake Scotland
  • Upcycled World
  • Archipelago Folkschool
  • West Moss-side

To find out more about our sister initiative for arts venues, organisations and companies (the Green Arts Initiative) click here. For any questions, comments or enquiries, please contact Catriona on

Image: Lise Bech / Photography by Mutevelian / Craft Scotland

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