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Project Runway Greens the Catwalk

Edgy met veggie on Project Runway as designers were presented with the opportunity of a planet’s lifetime: to create green cocktail dresses for their beautiful models.  The new crop of Christian and Jeffrey wannabes cheered after Tim Gunn explained their new challenge of using "environmentally responsible textiles" in episode 502: The Grass is […]

Frocks to Ring in the New Year

I love celebrating the big countdown on New Year’s Eve. Wherever I am, I make it a priority to pull out the sequins, the colored pumps and some flashy accessories. Call me girly, but the truth is I know I am not alone in pre-planning my December 31st wardrobe. New […]

The Next Generation of Fabric Hails From Hemp

Over the past few years we have witnessed the exponential growth of sustainable fabrics. And we are all aware that this is a movement and not a trend. Organic cotton, hemp, tencel, recycled polyester and organic wool are gaining popularity, evidenced on the international runways and in fashion media. By […]

An Eco Eye on Fall Fashion Trends

Shame on me, readers. I’m a tad late in getting you fall fashion trends, eco-style, to keep you looking fabulous in the changing season. I’m going to blame it on the perplexing microclimate of San Francisco that brings our summer several months late. Here’s what’s coming up for fall. In […]

7 Stunning Bikinis and Swimsuits for Your Winter Getaway

Already planning your winter getaway to melt away the chill of winter weather? We’ve got you dialed with our top 7 eco-friendly bikinis and swimsuits from our favorite brands. Choose from simple styles, lively prints, sexy cuts or more sophisticated one-pieces and feel confident by the poolside or on the […]

Afoot for Fall

I think we’re probably all in a little bit of denial that summer is practically over. But with the changing leaves comes a warmer wardrobe and a chance to splurge on some knockout pieces, which is definitely something to get excited about. The Hazel shoe (pictured above) is a preview […]

Natalie Chanin: Board by Board

ColumnNatalie Chanin’s bi-weekly column, Material Witness, offers a seasoned designer’s perspective on the fashion industry, textile history and what happens when love for community trumps all. This is a conversation that played out in my head countless times this last week: “I need to sit down and write the EcoSalon […]

H&M Plans to Open New, Higher-End Retail Chain

H&M adds to the fast fashion (slightly higher priced) craze. Recently we learned that fast fashion giant H&M plans to open yet another retail chain. The Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter reported that H&M submitted a copyright protection application for the name “& other stories” to the Swedish patent and trademark […]

10 Style Tips Every Woman Should Know Now

Style never goes out of style…and it can be a lot easier than you think with some of these tips in your fashion arsenal. If you’re like me, I like savvy style tips that I can implement today that won’t break my budget. Yes, we all know we should own […]

7 Beautiful, Comfy, and Eco-Friendly Sweaters

Everywhere I turn, it seems people are complaining about the cold weather. Ok, no more sitting beach side for a while but come on, hot chocolate, warm fires and cozy sweaters warm the soul!  There’s nothing like cozying up as the cold weather rolls in. And with so many great options for eco-friendly […]

Holstee Recycled Wallet Giveaway

According to the Holstee website, “Holstee designs and curates with a conscience.” Once you go to the site and peruse their collection of interesting as well as fashionable goods from the likes of Alchemy Goods, Garbage of Eden and of course Holstee’s own line of products, you can see that […]

Seasoned Eco-Fashionistas Look Back at Their First

Earth Day gets us thinking about our first. You know, our first beach garbage pick-up, Earth Day concert, camping under the stars, organic meal – and for us fashion gals, clothing! My first? A beautiful embroidered, organic cotton dress from designerEmily Katz who was then known as Bonnie Heart Clyde. […]

Fiber Watch: It’s Ripe Time To Pull Out The Pineapple Leaves

  Originating in the Philippines as a lightweight option for their hot and moist island climates, pineapple fabrics and their lustrous qualities are catching the eye of luxury and couture designers.  Although pineapple fabrics were first created in the Philippines, the pineapple plant actually originated in South America around the […]

Lustables: Andy Lifschutz Rings

These quartz rings bypass New Age to meet contemporary cool. I first met jewelry designer Andy Lifschutz at New York Market this past February, and was drawn like a raven to his table of shining and shimmering quartz and reclaimed metal rings. I still feel how I did then – […]

Upcycled Fashion Explores Designer Imagination

Fashion labels, like From Somewhere, are upcycling discarded textile materials to turn waste into beautiful, unique garments.  Upcycling is defined as the act of turning waste materials into a desirable and usable quality objects. This method of manufacturing is right in line with the cradle-to-cradle philosophy, and engages the consumer […]

Lustables: The Woolen Skirt by Butapano

A 100% wool skirt designed to take you effortlessly into fall. We love this skirt by Japan’s Butapano with its thick bands of radiating grays, mixed textures and silhouette perfect for silky cropped tops, blazers and boots. The dense intertwining stitch at the top, relaxes to a more lacy band […]

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6 Hottest Online Natural Beauty Shops

More stores are cropping up with nontoxic cosmetics all the time. But the best place to get your natural beauty fix on is still online. The widest selections of top natural beauty brands are at your fingertips. It used to be a few staple stores were the source for shopping many […]

Summer Makeup Goes Bright: Is Neon the New Neutral?

Time to break out the color. Summer brings that lighter feel and desire to brighten up your look. And what’s new in summer makeup will blow your sock off. Neutrals go through phases. Black is always a neutral, white is a warmer weather neutral, even brown and navy have their […]

8 Grooming Products Guys Should Add to their Skin Care Routine

Skin care routine merch no man should be without. Even if your skin care routine has moved beyond the whole disposable razor and soap thing, a modification every now and then doesn’t hurt. I mean, there are so many issues your skin faces every day—breakouts, blackheads, razor burn—it’s important to […]

5 Delightful Denim Dresses: Friday Finds

Remember the denim dresses you used to wear in elementary school that you’d accessorize with a giant bow the size of your head? You don’t? So, that was just me… Anyhow, denim dresses are back, but they’ve totally grown up. We’ve rounded five different denim dress looks for this week’s […]

18 Problems Only Women with Thin Hair Understand

If you’ve ever wished you had thin hair… well, shame on you. Those of us who lack in the luscious locks department know what it means to be left out of every hair trend in history, have your hair fall flat before you’ve even left your bathroom, and somehow end […]

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8 Nuggets of Wisdom from the ‘Advanced Style’ Ladies

I just watched what, in my humble opinion, is likely one of the best documentaries available on Netflix. Its title is “Advanced Style,” and it’s something I feel compelled to share with every woman I know. “Advanced Style” opens on a gentleman with a camera, seeking out well-dressed older women […]

12 Genius Eyeliner Tricks to Spice Up Your Beauty Routine

Ah-mazing eyeliner tricks that’ll make your mornings sooo much easier. Okay, so eyeliner freaks me out. One wrong move can derail your entire beauty routine – you know, the one you barely have time for in the first place. And have you ever noticed how one eye turns out perfectly […]