It’s easy to feel helpless when it comes to helping the environment. People tend to get caught up in the idea that our actions don’t matter in the grand scheme of things, so why bother? But the truth is, if we all just made a few small changes, we could make a huge difference. That’s… More »
Hey guys, good news! The microbeads in your face wash are poison! Oh, wait, that’s terrible news, never mind.
You might have heard that Illinois banned microbeads from cosmetics and cleansers last week, and New York and California are right on our heels. It turns out – in an extraordinarily logical turn that really we… More »
My best friend has been on a bit of a homesteading, make-everything-yourself kick lately. Every time I call her and ask what she’s doing, she replies with, “Oh, just whipping up a fresh batch of nut butter!” or “Melting some coconut oil to make my own deodorant. Want me to make some for you?” So… More »
Pikolinos shoes encourages cooperative projects and promotes sustainability by employing a “zero paper” policy in its factories and offices. They also use vegetable dying where possible, and water-based dyes and solvent-free glues to reduce environmental impact. This year, they created a special Maasai project, which helps fund development projects in the Maasai Mara National Reserve… More »
Hollywood is going green!
Today, more than one billion people around the globe will participate in Earth Day. In celebration, let’s take a look at five green celebrity moms who inspire others to protect Mother Nature. Read more… … More »
Baths are so relaxing and luxurious (just ask Amelia), and there is a huge variety of bath salts, soaks, scrubs, and soaps out there that can take your bath to the next level. We scoured Etsy shops for the most delectable bath stuff and found everything coconut lime bath bombs to tropical hibiscus bath salts… More »
Zen Threads is one of my favorite Etsy shops. I love their clever designs and their commitment to sustainability–they use eco-friendly inks and most of the clothing they print on is from American Apparel. Another bonus? Their prices are fantastic. Most pieces are around $25 or less. Click through to check out seven of my… More »
Do you smell it in the air? Do you feel it in your bones? It’s spring cleaning time! The internet (and when I say “the internet,” I mean “Pinterest”) is overflowing with DIY cleaning recipes and ideas that make scrubbing your bathtub seem almost fun. But the real bonus? Whipping up your own cleaning solutions… More »
These days, it’s pretty cool to call yourself eco-friendly, and in the fashion world, that’s especially true. Lots of brands say they’re sustainable, but don’t actually have the environmental chops to back it up. Enter Naked Fashion, a book from author Safia Minney, with contributions from a slew of her famous friends, including designers Vivienne… More »
Bodkin is the brainchild of Brooklyn designer Eviana Hartman. Hartman started out as a writer and editor, working at Nylon and Vogue, where she developed an interest in sustainable fashion and design. And in Bodkin, she strives to maintain a high level of sustainability and transparency. Bodkin is designed and manufactured in the U.S. and… More »
Just in time for Earth Day, H&M is putting out a collection of eco-friendly sustainable evening wear called the Conscious Collection. Made from hemp, organic cotton and recycled polyester, the capsule collection has already been spotted on celebs like Michelle Williams and Amanda Seyfreid, and consists of wearable — but fancy! — dresses and short… More »
Even though geek-chic has been a colossal trend the past few years, we’re completely over thick plastic frames. We’re moving on to hipper wood frames by Sire’s Crown, which uses eco-friendly woods and plastics to make their eyeglasses and sunglasses.
It’s simple logic that eyeglasses should enhance, not detract, from your features, especially… More »
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If we want our cars to be eco-friendly, why shouldn’t we be able to get our engines revving with some green sex toys? That’s what Justine Roddick, owner of NYC erotica shop Coco de Mer, was wondering as she opened the first eco-friendly store. “Pretty much everything is fair trade. These are all made in… More »
OK, so I know my taste is a little, er, eclectic, but I love these crazy suitcase chairs by Katie Thompson. Working with recycled materials — or, as she calls it, “junk” — the South African designer has created a wacky series of modern-meets-vintage pieces. The white Samsonite piece you see here is made out… More »
As of today, there’s no excuse for wearing those holey, chewed-up underoos we all own. Not only are they not cute, they are slowly and silently killing the planet. (Well, kinda.) Pact, a brand new line of eco-friendly underthings by famed industrial designer Yves Behar, is upping the, er, (p)ante on Victoria and her secrets. More »
We love it when girls steal their boyfriends’ clothes (or shop in the men’s department), because there’s something subtly sexy about taking masculine clothes and putting them on a woman. This cozy organic cotton V-neck achieves that look with its screen-printed nod to a bow-tie that’s come undone. And you can feel good about buying… More »
Ninety-percent of the reason I want to own a house someday is so I can wallpaper every room in a different pattern. WalnutWallpaper.com sells wallpaper that is made from non-toxic materials such as water-based ink and untreated papers (no chemical waterproofing of any kind), not to mention wallpaper with some of the coolest and hard… More »