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You don’t have to live in Seattle to know that a good umbrella is hard to find. In fact, of the more than 33 million sold in the U.S. every year, hundreds of thousands end up broken, abandoned and in a landfill somewhere. I’ve often wondered, as my own ragged […]

Needle-Free Alternatives to Botox?

Can you achieve fewer wrinkles without injecting toxins into your face? Expression lines. Even though they’re really a reflection of a life rich with laughter, it sort of sucks that after a while, they tend to stick around even when we’re not smiling. Caused by repeated muscle contractions, over time, […]

Fiber Watch: Camel Hair For Sustainable Luxury From The Steppes

Textiles from camel hair are some of the finest, humanely harvested animal fibers in the world.    Camels, those two-humped, desert animals that have played a hardy form of transportation in many historical adventures, also provide us with some of the most amazing fiber for fabrics. Today’s luxury apparel market […]

Fashion Industry Waste? Game On, Says Yoxi

Yoxi’s Trim the Waste Of Fashion competition aims to play an active role in changing the fashion industry. Yoxi is a creative competition and a social game that challenges team players to tackle social issues with a sense of style and playfulness. Their first competition asked people to rethink fast […]

Best Organic, Eco-Friendly Mascaras

Some of us like to wear makeup. And some of us like to wear makeup that doesn’t feel like makeup, especially the kind of makeup that gives you the “raccoon eyes after a night of crying at various sad pet movies” look. For example, I recently made the mistake of […]

Sun and Stripes at Seasalt Organics

I last visited London, a favorite city, two years ago for a natural and organic products trade show. One of my most delightful finds there was Seasalt, a small but growing organic and eco-clothing company that makes some of the most charming, colorful, and well-made organic clothes I’ve seen anywhere. […]

An International Fashion Week Playback For Spring/Summer 2012

Textile expressions are shaping next season’s ethical spirit It is amazing to think that the Spring/Summer 2012 fashion week presentations have been underway for close to a month now. We kicked off the season with our announcement of the Ethical Fashion Show in Paris during the first few days of […]

Embroidered Elegance

I usually pass up springy florals and pastels in favor of a bolder, more tailored appearance. But this season, I have decided to embrace my inner girlishness. And there’s nothing more perfect than rose appliqué to do just that. So, when I found this embroidered camisole dress by Alabama Chanin, […]

Cautious Retailers Don’t Get Burned

While 2008’s holiday buying was a vicious sting for many retailers (read: overstocked store shelves with far more supply than demand), the buyers of American retail circa 2009 have evidently learned their lessons. We saw many stores tightening their inventory belts while others held off on any sales until after […]

The Ultimate List of Sustainable Fashion Designers (From A-Z)

A list of the top sustainable designers currently on the fashion scene. Sustainable fashion has come a long way since its humble beginnings with more and more designers taking chances with fabrics, silhouettes and collaborations. Here we offer you an extensive list of what we consider to be the top […]

Mascara: Why You Want This to Be Green

I like to take spinning classes. At the end of a recent session, my sweaty instructor announced to us that she needed to buy new mascara “because her eyes were burning.” Eager to help and suck up to teacher, I leapt off my bike while recommending green product suggestions off […]

Fall Fashion Trend: Head Gear

The fall fashion pages are spilling over with fancy headgear and we found the perfect new designer to dress your tresses. Personally, I’m not one for the princess touch, but bolder eco fashionistas will love this trend. Nico Lopez, the precocious greenie behind 1228 Accessories combines vintage elements found at […]

Meadow Designs Loungewear Giveaway

It’s Saturday and you know what that means! We’ve given you a best-selling wrap dress from Mountains of the Moon and a statement necklace by muichic crafted from tagua nuts and braided hemp. Today we’re bringing you a grab at something sweet and perfect for lounging from the designer Meadow. […]

Outsapop's Trashion Is Cool DIY Fashion

I was an artistic kid, but I had not an ounce of interest in learning how to sew, much to my mother’s chagrin. She was quite the seamstress. Her Singer sat prominently in our playroom where she’d stitch and sew me new dresses, always searching for the coolest Vogue patterns”¦but […]

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How to Find Your Perfect Pink Makeup

Pink makeup is in for the season. Think you can’t rock this girly hue? There is a pink for every skin tone, you just have to know how to find it. In the current issue of Allure magazine, Julia Roberts displays a palette of pink makeup. I know what you’re […]

5 Fun Patterns to Wear on a Dreary Day: Friday Finds

Fun patterns are always nice to wear on a cold, late autumn day. Because if you can’t enjoy the bright and shiny sun, you can at least find happiness in the delightful pattern on your shirt, skirt, pants, or coat. 1. Embroidered Foret Cardigan This fuzzy, long cardigan is covered […]

Affordable Vegan Fashion for a Beautiful Cruelty-Free Closet

Don’t let price deter you from having the ethical wardrobe you’ve always dreamed of wearing. With a little resourcefulness, affordable vegan fashion is more attainable than you might think. Fortunately, a lot of the legwork has already been done, so you can just kick back, relax, and enjoy the subsequent […]

Remarkable Neem Oil Benefits and Products You Can Use

Some of the best ingredients are old school. Think neem is ancient history? Well, it is, but it’s also a gold mine for skin and hair today. Find out what neem oil benefits you are missing out on, plus product picks. Neem has long been used in Ayurveda for its […]

Vegan Men Are About to Get More Stylish

So, your boyfriend wants to be fashionable (and what dapper, smart man wouldn’t want to look good when he’s attached to your arm). But your dude seems to be having trouble finding attractive menswear that’s also vegan and sustainable. Needless to say, he often times comes away from a promising […]

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Heidi McKenzie Makes Fashion Waves With Wheelchair Fashion

Heidi McKenzie launched a Kickstarter campaign for Wheelchair Fashion in order to feature her ground-breaking, made-in-America jeans. McKenzie’s jeans are made specifically for people who are in wheelchairs. The jeans are just as fashionable as any conventional jeans, but they come with certain adaptations that make them incredibly comfortable for people in […]

Short Haircuts for Women: How to Decide Which One Is Right for You

Beachy waves are great and all, but short is super chic. The thing is, how do you know which short haircuts for women will look good on you, and which ones… well, won’t? Between Julianne Hough’s incredible bob and Miley’s gorgeous pixie, short haircuts for women are having a serious […]

Fall Into Fabulous With EcoSalon’s The Box!

EcoSalon’s Fall Into Fabulous Box features items that will keep that glow going strong! September is delightfully colorful and transitional, so celebrate one of the most beautiful months of the year with a box of products worth $461.36–all for just $129 + free shipping!   We love the spring. We love the summer. But […]

3 Must-Have Luxury Vegan Fashion Looks for Fabulous Cruelty-Free Style

Luxury vegan fashion lovers rejoice, because cruelty-free organic fabrics, vegetable dyes, and upcycled materials can also come with a hearty dose of opulence. Sustainable sources, creative repurposing, and keen attention to detail are just a few of the awesometastic features boasted by these eco-loving vegan fashion masterminds. But are they […]