The Friday 5, Vol. 13

A weekly roundup of EcoSalon’s top stories.

Angelika Dreams Organic (A.D.O.) clothing is all about feminine essentials for spring infused by the works of Monet, but it’s also one of the greenest lines going. We caught up with A.D.O. designer Angelika Krishna for an interview on how she went from considering a denim line to a chemical free ready-to-wear line.

You’re so damn smart, aren’t you? Well, do you know enough about plug in or electric car technology to hold your own in a conversation? Brush up with A Glossary Of Car Terms to Recharge Your Thinking. You’ll be quizzed later.

You thought the sustainable world was filled with big green huggie bears and organic trees heavy with communal bounty? Well, sometimes, it’s not all what it’s cut out to be. In Bad Blood on the Home(Steading) Front, writer K. Emily Bond wants to know if “urban” homesteading’s reputation of being a crowd-sourced and friendly philosophy for living is being capitalized on. See what you think and don’t stop until you get to the heated comments at the bottom.

Frito Lay may be a natural at greenwash, but they’re certainly not green. In The Green Plate: Frito Lay, How Green You’re Not, columnist Vanessa Barrington writes: “Remember that corporations are in business to maximize their profits and everything they do is aimed at that goal. Though some corporations may do things that benefit some people some of the time, the ultimate goal is profits. Any advertising, anywhere, should be evaluated with a critical eye.”

Sex By Numbers columnist Abigail Wick was recently in Barcelona with a friend and caught up with some very attractive, innocent bystanders to ask them about (what else?) sex. In Sex by Numbers: El Amor en Espana: Seven Lovers, One Weekend, Wick collects her top seven favorite philosophies of love and we are left to fan ourselves…




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Amy DuFault

Amy DuFault is a conscious lifestyle writer, consultant and fashion instigator. She resides in Cape Cod, Massachusetts.