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Ecosalon Recipes: Meyer Lemon Curd

Sarah’s piece on Meyer lemons last week got me thinking about some of my favorite ways to use these fragrant lovelies. Abundant as they are this time of year in my area, they can almost be had for the picking (or foraging). Meyer lemons are commonly found in backyards all […]

A Go-Green Gift Kit for Your *Almost* Eco-Friendly Friend

Do you know someone who hasn’t quite gone green? Maybe they’ve bought organic food once, or recycled soda cans or plastic bottles on a few occasions. But what they really need is a good, swift”¦kit. Get them started now with these green essentials: This eco-chic canvas tote is stunning and […]

Have You Ever Felt So Green?

When I think of felt – I think of 5th grade. That’s the year my best friend, Eden, and I created a 2-foot-high UCLA basketball player out of papier-mache. We captured him mid-stride with an orange Styrofoam basketball hanging from his hand. The light blue and yellow uniform, socks and […]

A Sustainable Spa Indulgence

I’m the first to admit that I love pampering myself, and a tranquil spa experience is the ultimate indulgence. But each time I go, I can’t help feeling a little guilty about the excessive waste generated by my treatments. Lucky for me, Epi Center Medspa in San Francisco, the nation’s […]

20 Amazing Organic Wines Under $20

Carcinogens in your wine? It’s possible. When grapes are chemically sprayed, the residues end up in the wine, and the Eco Snob in me says that any true wine connoisseur has got to go organic. I won’t be having Cyprodinil in my Syrah, thanks. Besides, biodynamic is just the way […]

The Green Guide to Sexy Summer Feet

Six products that soften and nourish our summertime feet. Summer can be a tricky time for your feet. Unsheathed from the protective coverings of winter, our feet may react like vampires pushed into the sunlight – and not the kind that sparkle. That’s when our feet become accessories themselves, as […]

In Savannah: A Little Green and Paula Deen

Turns out it isn’t easy being green in Savannah – the spooky Southern city known for its historic squares and trees dripping with Spanish moss. According to the Green Restaurant Association, a Boston-based nonprofit, there’s only one green-certified restaurant in Savannah and it’s a takeout joint – not surprising in […]

Do You Know Your Dirty Dozen from Your Clean 15?

According to Environmental Working Group (EWG) research,  you could easily be consuming an average of 10 pesticides a day and not even know it. But that’s only if you are eating the 12 most contaminated fruits and vegetables around. These 12 conventionally grown fruits and  vegetables, or the “dirty dozen” […]

Exit Stirrups. Enter Lounge Chic.

Remember when leggings first came into vogue? I might be dating myself, but I even remember when they were sold with stirrups. What  a gift that was for gals who hated being confined in structured, fitted pants. Oy. Well, the stirrups are gone and stretchy workout wear is totally acceptable […]

How Ethical of an Eater Are You?

VideoThink it’s all about biodynamic wine? Think again. You opt for free range, organic whenever possible and your favorite restaurant has an in house garden. But how ethical of an eater are you really? Only 13.5% of food workers earn a living wage, and as this video from Behind the […]

Best Organic, Eco & Vegan Lipsticks

Most of us put lipstick on in the morning, but it doesn’t remain on our lips. You’ll see it on your coffee cups, your napkins and your food.  Did you ever stop to wonder how much lipstick you might eat up in a lifetime? We can eat four to six […]

4 Totally Doable DIY Aromatherapy Projects Using Essential Oils

Aromatherapy, sometimes referred to as essential oil therapy, is beneficial in so many ways. Not only can it make you feel better, but your house will smell wonderful too, which is why we’ve rounded up some of our favorite DIY aromatherapy projects using the revitalizing tinctures. The National Association for […]

Pillow Talk with Donna Halloran

After 15 years working in home furnishings, Donna Halloran left her corporate career behind. Taking valuable insight from her experiences, she created the ethically and environmentally sound plan for Fabricadabra, an up-and-coming line of decorative pillow covers and inserts. “I have worked hard to be able to balance the four […]

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 […]

We EcoSalon Shopped!

With EcoSalon Shops! so sadly behind us, we wanted to let those of you who couldn’t make it (and those who did but want just a little bit more) to see highlights from the party, people and fashions. For those of you reading and asking, “Hey, what did I miss?” […]

The Economics of Cotton

You don’t have to be an economist to want to understand the economics of “the fabric of our lives.” Case in point: The recent ban on cotton exports by the Indian government has piqued my curiosity. I wanted to understand whether this ban would have an impact not only on […]

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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, […]

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 […]

The Top 10 Spring Colors You Should Be Wearing Now

The top ten spring colors for 2016 are as hot as the temperatures are rising. We’ve got the lowdown on Pantone’s eight additional picks for the season and where to score the pieces that will have you looking stylish all season long. For some seriously good color inspiration, check out […]

9 Luxurious Organic Bedding Options to Help You Sleep Easier and Safer

Regular bedding is riddled with dangerous chemicals, like formaldehyde. And by now we know that what’s on our skin ends up absorbed by our skin, and ultimately filtered through our bodies. The daily chemical inundation can be hazardous to your health, which is why we’re presenting you with several luxurious […]

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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 […]

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, […]

9 Luxurious Organic Bedding Options to Help You Sleep Easier and Safer

Regular bedding is riddled with dangerous chemicals, like formaldehyde. And by now we know that what’s on our skin ends up absorbed by our skin, and ultimately filtered through our bodies. The daily chemical inundation can be hazardous to your health, which is why we’re presenting you with several luxurious […]

The Top 10 Spring Colors You Should Be Wearing Now

The top ten spring colors for 2016 are as hot as the temperatures are rising. We’ve got the lowdown on Pantone’s eight additional picks for the season and where to score the pieces that will have you looking stylish all season long. For some seriously good color inspiration, check out […]