Posts tagged "green"

Recyclable Paper Coffee Cups Could Make Your Daily Starbucks Run Way More Earth-Friendly

I have a pretty hardcore to-go coffee habit. Every time I buy coffee in a disposable paper cup (which is often), part of me cringes inside at the thought of it filling up a landfill. Obviously, this doesn’t stop me from buying it, which is part of why I’m telling you — to publicly guilt…

By: Claire Hannum / July 2, 2014

Shop The Trend: Hunter Green

There are a lot of different shades of green. I’m not sure who to credit/blame for this. Crayola? Mother Nature? Regardless, according to Wikipedia, hunter green is the color hunters used to wear during the 19th century, until “olive drab green” swooped in and stole its thunder in the 20th century. Not to worry! This darker, moodier…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 26, 2013

Do Not Want: Shower Coach 5-Minute Shower Timer

I am what one might call a leisurely bather. If one wished for some reason to paint me in a less flattering light, “bathroom hog” may or may not be the term best used to describe my habits. I can say with all honesty that I have never taken a shower in under 20 minute…

By: Rachel Krause / February 21, 2013

CFDA And Vogue Launch A New Green Initiative To Curb Fashion’s Carbon Footprint

April is Earth Month, so naturally it’s the perfect opportunity for the fashion world (and, it goes without saying, the world over) to stand up and do what they can to take action. The latest venture into green comes from the CFDA and Vogue with Clean by Design, a new partnership with National Resources Defense…

By: Rachel Krause / April 21, 2012

5 Green Skincare Companies Worth Every Penny

We’re now 12 days into Earth Month, and to celebrate, we’ve been calling attention to all things eco-friendly, sustainable and planet-conscious. I’m not going to front like I’m the greenest person on earth, because I’m far from it, but when it comes to things I’m putting on my face and body, I insist on keeping…

By: Rachel Krause / April 13, 2012

7 Green Dresses (Under $100!) To Barf On This St. Patrick’s Day

Grab a leprechaun and head out to O’Dooleys Pub, because tomorrow is St. Patrick’s Day. I’ll be hiding in underground bunker, as it my opinion that it is the worst faux-holiday of the year. But we realize lots of people use March 17th to get their drink on and of course, look cute doing it.

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 16, 2012

André Leon Talley Does The Green Thing, Too

“At Vogue we’re going to have certain issues devoted to green. We’ve asked certain designers to make green clothes. I don’t think everyone should be wearing hip sacks and burlap blouses. There’s still room for luxury … You have to wake up and be conscious of everything, the way you dispose of things. I do…

By: Julie Gerstein / April 23, 2011

New Ford Focus Will Use Recycled Jeans For Interior Furnishings

Do you ever wonder about clothing you give away to the Goodwill? Who will wear it next? Or will it just get trashed? It would be cool to think that in your next drop-off, your blue jeans get recycled by becoming part of a car. That may sound weird, but Ford is apparently releasing a…

By: Leonora Epstein / December 8, 2010

It’s A Cool Dress Made From Computer Wires, But Can You Wear It?

This dress, made from old computer wires, is by designer Tina Sparkles for the Keep Austin Beautiful Recycled Fashion Show. The “Project Runway” enthusiast in me thinks it looks awesome. But the practical side of me thinks constructing clothing that’s unwearable in the real world from repurposed “e-waste” isn’t really that green, considering how you…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 5, 2010

The Birkin Goes Green

If you can’t afford a Birkin but are desperate to show off your fashion sense, then get yourself to Taipei. Some genius over there recognized the need for a Birkin-inspired, eco-friendly tote, so went a little DIY happy and screened an image of the covetable purse onto a canvas bag. Born from the creative moment…

By: Bianca Posterli / June 20, 2010

“Sex And The City 2″ Goes Green!

An obsession with green has taken hold of the world, and even the “Sex and the City” ladies have been inspired to go earth-friendly with their style choices. Technically, if you think about it, eco-friendly fashion is nothing new for “SATC.” After all, Carrie Bradshaw has always had a healthy obsession with vintage finds. But…

By: Bianca Posterli / June 4, 2010

Would You Watch Your Wedding Dress Disappear?

Most women would never dream of throwing away their wedding dress. Brides search for weeks, sometimes even months, to find that perfect white gown, and end up spending hundreds, even thousands of dollars on an item they’ll wear for just one day (then store in their closets for years to come). But now with the…

By: Bianca Posterli / May 10, 2010

Win This! Its-Las-Tik Reusable Shopping Bags

We try to be as green as possible, but we slip up when we go shopping — grocery or otherwise — by letting the cashier put our purchases into a disposable bag. We’re going to try to chuck our bad habit by carrying a reusable bag that’s too fabulous to throw out. its-laS-tik’s stretchy fabric…

By: Catherine Strawn / January 29, 2010

Green Dildos For All

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 i…

By: Ami Angelowicz / December 24, 2009

Change Your Underpants, Change The World

Sometimes I feel bad for not recycling enough, but if going green is as easy as wearing environmentally friendly underpants and results in scoring at the office, I’m down. [NOTCOT]…

By: Susannah Breslin / November 10, 2009

Show Your Eco-Support: “Green” Underthings

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.

By: Nina Carbone / August 17, 2009

Go Green While You Get Clean

For those of you who worry about wasting water while taking a shower, designer Jun Yasumoto has a solution for you. The Phyto-Purification bathroom is more like an ecosystem than a place to wash up. It’s super earth-friendly. The water from the shower and sink flows into a base, where it’s filtered, and then reused.

By: Nikki Dowling / August 12, 2009

Urine Luck! Scientists Envision Pee-Powered Cars

Pee: it’s not just for toilets anymore! Scientists at Ohio University say urine from humans and animals can be used to make hydrogen, which creates the hydrogen gas used in fuels when an electric current is sent through it. The power of pee could hypothetically be used to get 90 miles to the gallon o…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 17, 2009

Words We Want Banished In 2009

Lake Superior State University released its 34th version of their annual List of Words to Be Banished from the Queen’s English for Mis-use, Over-use and General Uselessness earlier this week. Inspired by interest in the environment, frenzy over politics, and the economic downturn, the 15 entries selected from over 5,000 nominations include:

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By: Wendy Atterberry / January 2, 2009

Do It Better (For The Environment)

Today is Earth Day, so we asked the ladies at Babeland how to have a sex life that will make you and the planet happy.
Use rechargeable toys. The days of AA batteries are over. Rechargeable toys are at full capacity in an hour or two and can last for two to four hours of…

By: Catherine Strawn / April 22, 2008
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