The Friday Five, Vol. 9

A weekly roundup of EcoSalon’s top stories.

Take five. Here’s an at-a-glance chance to reconnect with or catch top stories you might have missed this week at EcoSalon:

Like shopping online? This week we published a comprehensive guide to where you should be shopping. Our Top 15 Online Eco-Boutiques is a thorough resource for sustainable fashion. Get your shopping engines revving.

Whether you choose to have a child or not is a very personal choice. Editor Andrea Newell explores the topic in Childfree: The Way To Be?

Newell writes: “The family landscape is changing, and the point is choice. The number of women not having children is rising whether society chooses to accept it or not. We can let this issue drive a wedge between parents and non-parents, or we can see it as a way to improve our society’s health.”

Natural flavors are often anything but. Like Nature Intended deals with some troubling information, such as one common ingredient often used to enhance raspberry and vanilla flavors, known as castoreum. Castoreum is made from the anal secretions of beavers. Natural, my…

In Men And The Women Who Make Them Irrelevant, we take a critical look at whether women’s increasingly visible role in society is to blame for the alleged demise of men.

This week, we also launched an exclusive promotion! The Box is filled with products from top green companies including Loomstate, A Perfume Organic and PeopleTowels. An unbelievably low $99 gets you $500 worth of products to keep or gift to mom this Mother’s Day! We’re almost sold out, so hurry and get yours today.





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Amy DuFault

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