These Handmade Goods Will Have You Feeling Warm & Fuzzy – for Good Reason

Roberta Shapiro's hand-crafted accessories aren't just cute – they help raise money for the RI Community Food Bank


From her Pawtucket studio, Roberta Shapiro designs and hand-makes a range of charming items: felted wool trivets and magnets; zip pouches from vintage sari silk and linen; Swarovski crystal earrings packed in glass vials; and enough crocheted produce to fill a market tote. Shapiro donates all profits from her Fuzzy Goods line to the Rhode Island Community Food Bank, only keeping enough to cover the cost of materials. “This means that at least 60 percent of your purchase helps hungry people in Rhode Island,” she says. Fuzzy Goods recently went online as Shapiro saw the indoor craft shows where she sells being cancelled. In the last two years, Shapiro has raised $10,000 for the Food Bank. “I don’t want to fail them this year, when they need donations more than ever.”

  1. Cotton Crochet Radish
  2. Cotton Crochet Tomato
  3. Crystal Earrings
  4. Earbud Case/Coin Purse
  5. Zip Pouch


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