Maker Faire 09: Turning Book Scraps into Swag

book scraps into swag photo

Photos by Jaymi Heimbuch

Recently we TreeHuggers were talking about the big problem of swag at conferences and tradeshows. We brainstormed ways swag could be cut down or made sustainable while still getting businesses' messages across. It looks like one publisher is already on the ball. Some of the best swag found at Maker Faire was at the Quarry Books booth. They turned the scraps of their published books into new journals to give away.All you had to do was sign up for the news letter and you'd get to pick out your 100% totally unique journal made from the scraps of their publishing process. The cover and interior pages are all from materials that would otherwise head to the recycling bin.

Instead of tossing useful materials, the company made them into really high quality give-away items that pretty much sum up the point of Maker Faire.

Quarry Books showed off a few DIY titles like Sweater Surgery and Jean Therapy - all on how to remake old clothing into something new. They have a few new titles coming out for green artists as well.

More on Making Books and Journals
DIY: Making Your Own Eco-Envelopes With Found Materials
DIY: Reclaiming Trash to Make Books
Make Your Own Recipe Book
More from Maker Faire 09
Maker Faire 09: Dying Yarn with Solar Power
Maker Faire 09: Turning Book Scraps into Swag
Maker Faire 09: Cool Solar and Electric Bikes
Maker Faire 09: GoBe Solar Charger
Maker Faire 09: Green Stuff I Wanted to Buy at Maker Shed
Maker Faire 09: SCRAP Puts Junk Back Into Craftster Consumer Stream
Maker Faire 09: Books Are Not Dead
Maker Faire 09: Greywater Systems Make A Great Hack
Maker Faire 09: No Shortage of DIY Garden Help
Maker Faire 09: Resurrecting Fabric Giftwrap with Furoshiki
Maker Faire 09: The iFixit Global Repair Community
Maker Faire 09: ISKME Teaches Kids to Design Sustainability Solutions
Maker Faire 09: The Bigger Picture of Remaking a Sustainable America

Related Content on