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Now You Can Answer the Door: Avon to Phase Out Triclosan, the Useless Chemical Nobody Wants

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Avon is the latest company to announce plans to remove triclosan from its beauty and personal care products.

In 2010, the FDA acknowledged that triclosan was no more effective than simple hand washing with soap and water at preventing the spread of bacteria and fungi. But unlike soap and water, triclosan comes with some undesirable side effects, mainly the ability for bacteria to become resistant to it and other antibacterial products.

Triclosan is considered to have health risks for its potential to cause an increased risk of allergies. It is also implicated …

Link Love: Diane von Furstenberg’s Morning Routine + Vegan Cinnabon + Snails are Basically the Cutest Ever

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This week’s Link Love edition is here! Goodies from the anti-fast fashion front, the vegan world of Cinnaholic, and the totally awesome world of snails.

Big ups to Livia Firth for slamming fast fashion. [via Xpose Entertainment]

Another attempt to socially network books has bitten the dust. Maybe readers just want to be alone. [via Salon]

This is how fashionista Diane von Furstenberg starts her day. How about you? [via Well+Good NYC]

Could the future of Cinnabon be vegan? [via Eat Drink Better]

You probably never gave snails that …

Giveaway! $240 Worth of Vision Biosperically Correct Skin Care Products to Rejuvenate Your Skin

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One lucky EcoSalon reader will win $240 worth of incredible skin care products from Vision Biospherically Correct products. Want to enter for your chance to win? Read on.

Who doesn’t want to give their skin a healthy, glowing springtime boost? Vision Biosperically Correct Skin Care Products can help, and you could get to try these outstanding, revolutionary products for free. We’re giving away a skin care system from Vision that includes all natural, organic and wild harvested ingredients.

Vision’s skin care system relies on superfoods such as acai, camu …

Gross: KFC Lures Fast Food-Crazed Teens with Fried Chicken Corsages for Prom

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KFC IS SELLING A CORSAGE WITH FRIED CHICKEN IN IT. YES, I KNOW I HAVE THE CAPS LOCK ON!

I just threw up a little at the news that KFC has released a drumstick corsage just in time for prom season.

Yeah, you read right: It’s a corsage with a hunk of dead, fried chicken in the middle of soft, fragrant flowers.

I’m assuming it’s a marketing ploy to get exactly this type of attention. Healthy food-loving writers like me will tell you how utterly offensive this is. So, of course, rebellious teens will find …

Smartphone Induced Neck Wrinkles: Do You Have ‘Tech Neck’?

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According to the Daily Mail, “tech neck” –phone induced neck wrinkles–is latest complaint among smartphone addicts.

Disrupted sleep, interrupted sex, lack of focus–these are some of the downsides of your smartphone addiction. They’re with us all day long, constantly beckoning us. The moment we don’t have anything do, we text or check Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and our emails. We’ve forgotten how to be uncomfortable in social situations because we’re so used to turning to our smartphones for camaraderie. But what if these little gadgets gave us neck wrinkles?

All that gazing down at our …

Grown and Made in the USA: Spring Fashion from Myrrhia Knitwear and Foxfibre Yarns

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Myrrhia Knitwear’s Spring 2014 collection is made from yarns sustainably grown in the USA. 

This season the Oakland, CA based Myrrhia Knitwear is launching a gorgeous collection of fine knitwear, skirts, dresses, camis and soft scarves made in the USA. The entire collection has been made from organically grown California cotton, naturally dyed silks and eucalyptus fiber-based Tencel and manufactured in a local, zero-waste factory. A collection for the stylish, sensible and ecologically aware woman, Myrrhia’s latest wares are empowering yet feminine and minimalist yet  intriguing.

Laundry Tip of a Lifetime: How to Unshrink a Wool Sweater

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Despite the tragedy of shrinking a wool sweater, the deed is reversible. Here is the best laundry tip; an easy step by step tutorial on how to unshrink a wool sweater.

Have you committed the laundry sin of [gasp] shrinking a wool sweater? In the name of absent mindedness, daydreaming or just a simple mistake — I know I have! And every time I pull out that miniature version of what used to be, like some magician’s bunny hat trick, an unpleasant emotion — somewhere between stubbing my toe and obligatory laughter …

Read More: 5 Fashion Books to Help Navigate the Endless Sea of Clothing

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Just in time for summer reading, 5 fashion books that will make you think about what you wear and why.

Recently, I’ve become more interested in fashion tailored to the environmentally and ethically-aware consumer, but I find the entire industry extremely difficult to navigate. And, sure, that won’t get any easier, but the following 5 books about eco-fashion are a great start to getting you more informed and proactive about the choices you make when it comes to your clothing.

1. “Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion” By, Elizabeth