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Foodie Underground: Fast Food, Fast Fashion… It’s All About Choice

ColumnThe moral obligation to eat better. When we talk about food, the topic of economics inevitably follows suite. The whole eating-well-is-a-luxury conversation. It is a comment I have heard many times, especially in response to writing about healthy eating. “Not everyone can eat like that” is a common outcry in […]

Natalie Chanin: Punks & Pirates

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. I never really thought much about what punks, pirates, and the Spanish Armada had to do with farmers markets or sustainable life until I […]

Project Runway’s Lone Sustainable Designer Gretchen Jones

With the eighth season of Project Runway debuting this Thursday (for the first time on Lifetime Television), a new crop of designers will once again have to woo host Heidi Klum, mentor Tim Gunn and judges (designer Michael Kors and Marie Claire Fashion Director Nina Garcia). As this season’s 17 […]

The Post-Recession Fashion Industry: An Interview With Lucy Siegle

SeriesThe fashion industry is emerging from its cocoon post-recession, a changed sector where consumers are more cautious, manufacturers are on their toes and designers are struggling to stay afloat doing business as usual. In this five-part series, we take a hard look at the fashion world, speaking with industry leaders, […]

The Post-Recession Fashion Industry: A Return to Nature

SeriesPart 3: The fashion industry is emerging from its cocoon post-recession, a changed sector where consumers are more cautious, manufacturers are on their toes and designers are struggling to stay afloat doing business as usual. In this five-part series, we take a hard look at the fashion world, speaking with […]

Tokyo On My Mind

Whether it’s the Maid Cafes in the nerds’ electronic hive of Akihabara, the Hysteric Glamour fashions around Harajuku, the leather jacketed Shibuya Gals, or the more couture looks coming from the likes of Issey Miyake and Yohji Yamamoto,  Japanese fashion is pretty intense and diverse. By adopting a mixture of […]

Fashion Hauling and Today’s Teen Shopper

What are “fashion haul” videos saying about today’s teenager’s attitude toward consumerism, and what’s on the other side of the spectrum. In case you haven’t heard the term, “fashion hauling” refers to an internet phenomenon that has young (mostly) girls showing off their latest shopping finds to thousands of viewers […]

OpenKnit: DIY Digital Clothing Loom Disrupting Fast Fashion

Got an hour to kill? Knit yourself a jumper with the open-source digital loom called OpenKnit. OpenKnit is the open-source digital fabrication tool that will knit you a jumper in under an hour. The brainchild of Gerard Rubio, a designer based in Barcelona, OpenKnit uses Knitic software designed by Mar […]

{r}evolution Reel: A Look Inside the Movement

If you’re new here, we’re on a road trip down the West Coast this summer with our sustainable clothing company, {r}evolution apparel. You can track our journey here! “Why have we become a culture that wants more, faster cheaper?” We’ve asked this question to over 20 people in filmed interviews […]

Dumbing Down American Design, Part 1

In a special four-part Dumbing Down American Design miniseries, EcoSalon takes a closer look at American design and considers different perspectives from leaders in the design and fashion world. Has our quest for convenience forever altered fashion? If we are to invest in sustainable design, doesn’t it start with the […]

7 Affordable Eco Fashion Brands That Won’t Break the Bank

Does it seems like sustainable fashion options are so much more expensive than their fast fashion alternatives? FACT: There are many new and older brands out there that offer environmentally and ethically produced fashion at totally affordable prices. We’ve rounded up 7 of our favorite eco fashion brands that will […]

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 […]

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Earth Day Fashion Guide: On Trend

Check out our Earth Day Fashion Guide, full of our trendy top picks from the environmentally conscious and active online shop EcoHabitude! Known as the ethical marketplace, EcoHabitude aims to create more transparency in the online green marketplace, and has created the EcoTag system that indicates which ethical and environmental […]

25 Awesome DIY Projects Made From Nature

Use nature to decorate your space with these gorgeous DIY projects. Spring is an amazing time of year to combine two of my favorite things–nature and DIY.  My husband and I like to take walks at the local nature reserve near our home. We also like to garden and spend […]

How to Not Sweat (or Stink) With Natural Deodorant

A healthy lifestyle, clean foods, nontoxic personal care products. These are all high on our list of must haves. Soaking wet pits are not. How to not sweat when making the switch to natural deodorants? You use organic cosmetics, nontoxic shampoo, natural body lotion. Have yet to make the change […]

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