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EcoSalon’s Fair Trade Fashion Guide

Welcome to EcoSalon’s Fair Trade Fashion Guide—your destination for sustainable and ethical fashion alternatives! Learn all about the benefits of Fair Trade, who’s making great Fair Trade fashion, and where to find it! What is Fair Trade Fashion? Fair Trade certified fashion is considered clothing and accessories made from materials produced in a way that helps producers in developing […]

5 Fashion Trends To Thrift Now

Easy-to-find vintage trends are everywhere, you just have to know what to look for when thrift shopping. Style is a balancing act. We want clothes that are feminine and sleek, tailored but relaxed, to look like we cared but at the same time appear as if it was effortless. And […]

Holiday Travel Airport Essentials

An old proverb states that it is better to travel well than to arrive. There are many interpretations of that profound statement, but the most literal one is also applicable. So, as we gear up to make the trip home for the holidays, it seems appropriate to focus on just […]

The Perfect Fall to Winter to Spring Cover Up

It’s early Sunday morning in late November and I don’t want to leave the cuddly warmth of my down duvet. If I had special powers I would wiggle my nose and a handsome prince would appear with a cup of hot coffee and the New YorkTimes. But since my nose […]

Look For Fiddleheads T-Shirt Giveaway

Octopus Love in Ocean Blue I love t-shirts with interesting graphics, don’t you? This organic cotton t-shirt made with water-based inks by Look For Fiddleheads is a new favorite. On the LFF site, there are so many great t-shirts it will make your head spin. Be very careful when you […]

Top 15 Eco-Fashion Books We Love

There are many levels of eco-fashion at this point in the game. So many people are trying to make us understand why we should support it, what we shouldn’t buy and what we should. Then there is the ultimate question of whether the very notion of eco-fashion is a paradox […]

The Drawstring Bucket Bag Is a Must Have Staple

‘It’ bags are so passé, but stocking your closet with a few good shapes and sizes is not. One bag you may want to add to your collection is the bucket bag. Relaxed and luxe at the same time, this drawstring topper is the perfect accomplice to summertime dressing. Pair […]

You’ll Trucking Love the Anti-Mall: High Fashion Gets Wheels

Some of LA’s trendiest high fashion entrepreneurs are catering to a new breed of fashionistas: those who would buy their couture fresh off a truck.  First there were the urban food and juice truck crazes. The original image of a simple food truck evolved into an onslaught of delicacies and […]

7 Favorite Green Sunscreens for Summer

Are organic sunscreens comparable in quality to their non-organic equivalents? Does an organic sunscreen work? Don’t I want the highest SPF possible? Will I burn more easily if I use a green sunscreen? Sometimes it seems like organic sunscreen is just one giant enigma surrounded by a sea of chemical […]

Faux No: When Fake Fur Isn’t

Raccoon dogs are bred, tortured, smashed to the ground and skinned alive in China. The unspeakable methods used amount to animal abuse in the most inconceivable way possible and you might be unwittingly endorsing it by simply buying a so-called faux fur jacket at Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s, Burlington Coat Factory and […]

9 Designers Sound Off on Mega-Collaborations

The more I talk with designers, the more I want you to know what they’re thinking. Here’s some insight. I recently asked nine various shades of green designers what they thought about the question: “Does collaborating with big names like Target, Kohl’s or Wal-Mart sound enticing to you?” Heyne Bogut: […]

Self Tanning Tips: Choosing and Using Natural Tanners

Summer may be a distant memory. That doesn’t mean you can’t sport a healthy glow. Follow our self tanning tips on choosing and using the best natural tanners. Whether you plan to hit the beach or are simply tired of looking at lifeless skin color, there are healthy options to […]

More Than Fifteen Minutes: Celebrity Fashion Lines

For low impact fashion practices – ethically sourced, sustainable fabrics and de-centralized manufacturing – to eventually become the norm, environmentally conscious fashion labels need to compete with the mainstream. For a long time, marketing sustainable fashion was overturning stereotypes, but now, with the recent Green Shows at New York’s fashion […]

NYFW: EDUN Fuses the Introvert with the Extrovert

EDUN takes on the idea of the complete woman. EDUN’s Spring/Summer 13 collection is all about promoting what might seem, at first glance, like utilitarian female garb. At second glance – and knowing full well you won’t rock the outfits quite like the groupie girls strutting the catwalk – you […]

Viridis Luxe on Sale at Nordstrom

You may have noticed that I’ve been touting the decadent styles created by Viridis Luxe and I’m not going to stop now. Typically on the more expensive side, you can now indulge in this eco luxury at a price your wallet can handle. Jump onto the Nordstrom site and see […]

Rapanui Declares War on Greenwashing

When Rapanui founders Rob & Mart Drake-Knight launched their clothing line in the U.K, they knew consumers were keen to eco-brand’s greenwashing and that they’d have their work cut out for them when it came to showing credibility. So they came into the arena ready for war. Not only have […]

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5 Summer Hat and Sunglasses Combos for Sunny Days: Friday Finds

The summer sun is a wonderful thing, but it can only be truly enjoyed with the right protection. And thank goodness some of that protection is incredibly fashionable. We’ve rounded up 5 summer hat and sunglasses combinations that will keep the sun’s rays at bay. 1. Sun hat and oversized […]

Summer Fashion Trends for Every Occasion: From Barbecue to Beach

Below you’ll find some of the most wearable summer fashion trends that will carry you through the season with ease. From outdoor barbecues, to concerts, to days at the beach, there’s no shortage of fun activities to partake in this summer. And with all of the social rounds you’ll be […]

Breaking Gender Barriers: Ethical Menswear for Everyone

Androgynous, gender-fluid, gender-neutral, and gender bending are just a few of the ways the latest menswear fashion trends are being described. And whether it’s a way of life for you, or you’re simply experimenting with a new style, these designers have made it their mission to create something for everyone, […]

Non-Touring is the New Way to Strobe (and You’ll Love It!)

Certain beauty trends don’t see a sad farewell when they go. Most natural beauty gals aren’t terribly heartbroken over the waning popularity of contouring, for one. Think it’s truly on the way out? A new beauty trend called “non-touring” has made the scene, so we’re thinking it may be safe […]

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The 6 Miracle Natural Skincare Ingredients Every Goddess Needs

These miracle skincare ingredients are not to be missed. They’re inexpensive, reverse fine lines, keep your skin tight and bright and so much more!  When it comes to skincare, you want hero active ingredients in your creams, serums, and moisturizers. They’re natural and you’ll see major results–especially for mature skin. #1 Hyaluronic […]

Shine On with EcoSalon’s Glam Renewal Box!

Summer is just around the corner, and it’s time to get your home, body, and soul radiant and colorful for those lighter, longer days. EcoSalon’s Glam Renewal Box is here to help! This bright bundle of goodies features $450 worth of gorgeous and refreshing treats to help you view the most radiant of seasons through rose-colored, eco-friendly glasses. Renew yourself and get your […]

9 Vegan Handbags to Take Your Spring Look From Drab to Fab

Whether you live exclusively cruelty-free or don’t hold that as a priority, the beauty of these vegan handbags is in more than just the way they look – everyone, regardless of your lifestyle, can enjoy carrying one (or two or three) of these around town. With spring in full bloom […]

9 Organic Beauty Shops Around the World You Have to Try

As with all shopping, you likely have your fave organic beauty shops. If you feel like branching outside the U.S., take a look at these online organic beauty shops with amazing products. Yes, we have some stellar natural beauty products right here at home. But if you are shopping from […]