Learn the Sustainability Story of Amouve, an organic bedding company. Amouve’s range is a mix of Scandinavia-inspired design and handcrafted prints that combine Indian printing methods with contemporary designs.
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Stay on-trend without giving up your ethical fashion ideals. Here’s how to do the best summer fashion trends sustainably.
Organic cotton is not only safer for you and your family, but for our environment too. Found out why…
From Fashion Students to Business Owners: An Inside Look at Nula Kids’ Journey to Create Adjustable Children’s Clothing [Interview]
Thanks to more transparency in the sustainable fashion industry, we, the customers, are no longer outsiders in the clothing manufacturing processes. We have the resources to track the sources of designers’ fabrics and other materials, the seamstresses…
Cropped jackets are going to be one of the hot spring 2014 fashion trends. Here’s how to stay on-trend in organic style!
Two Birds Apparel, a Toronto-based local Eco-Luxury brand, has launched their new collection of premium men’s organic cotton clothing in response to the demand for ethical, locally-manufactured, and fashionable apparel. “We’ve received feedback from our customers that they can’t find high-end sustainable clothing for men,” said Daniel Andrew, Two Birds Apparel Co-Founder and Director of […]
I’m so excited by the world’s latest addition, a truly awesome infant. No, not the forthcoming child of HRH The Duchess of Cambridge (reportedly in the throes of labour here in London). I’m incredibly happy for my dear friends, Tim and Christina. Chris delivered a healthy baby girl in Toronto yesterday! So while the world, […]
Menswear brands are offering high quality, ethical dress shirts, with great design details of luxe textiles, slender fit, and french seams. Here are two of my favourite brands offering savvy – and sustainable – style for the modern man. Arthur & Henry (pictured above) Arthur and Henry sell beautiful men’s shirts in the UK with a vintage […]
Toronto Start-Up Offers Premium Made in Canada Clothing to Tackle Human Rights and Environmental Issues: Two Birds Apparel, a Canadian Eco-Luxury brand, has launched their online storefront to meet the demand for ethical, locally-sourced, and fashionable apparel. “The recent factory collapse in Bangladesh really underscores the need for companies to consider what impact the products they sell […]
Are you willing to pay more for organic cotton? A recent Washington State (WSU) study tried to answer that question!
Conventional – aka non-organic – cotton is full of problems. It takes tons of toxic pesticides to grow which pollute waterways and harm workers. It’s water-intensive. It’s usually genetically modified. But the thing that gets me the most about conventional cotton isn’t any of that. It’s that conventional cotton is basically soaked in blood.
Our favorite green crafter, foodie and green blog maven, Becky Striepe called in and we talked a bit about the upcoming Summit of Awesome that she will be participating in as a panelist. We had a great conversation about hemp fabric that was pretty enlightening for us green divas.
Does the name Naia Rico sound familiar? If you follow green designers, this International stylist is one to watch!
Wow, fall certainly rolled right in! It went from temperate and sunny to gusty and chilly overnight. When temperatures start dropping, there’s nothing like a cozy scarf to keep you warm. I’m drooling over these organic cotton, handmade Etsy finds!
So there are numerous organic brands and online stores that have been popping up for several years.
You might ask the question……
Why do they do it?
Is it to make money?
Is it to meet a demand from consumers?
Or is it because they have a passion?
Not only can buying handmade be better for the environment, you can feel good that your hard earned cash is going to help support an independent artist rather than some big box store. These lovely purses are all handmade and eco-friendly to boot!
This lava colored dress is from Costello Tagliapietra’s spring 2010 collection and gets its color via AirDye technology. Photo Courtesy AirDye via Creative Commons License Eco-Fashion: Going Green The Museum at FIT through November 13 This exhibit is free of charge and housed in the museum of the Fashion Institute of Technology, one of the […]
[social_buttons] One of the greenest, most considerate, and most healthful things you can do in your daily life is bicycle (or bicycle more) for transportation purposes. Bicycling for work, shopping (especially if you have a cool bike that transforms into a shopping cart), or other purposes helps to reduce climate change, water pollution, air pollution, […]
Not long ago, I wrote about how you can help free women in Thailand from the sex trade, simply by purchasing handmade jewelry. Now I want to share with you how you can support alternate employment opportunities for women beginning a journey of freedom from the sex trade in Kolkata (Calcutta), India.
Green beauty expert Terri Bly reviews Engage Green’s eco-friendly line of handbags, made from recycled PETE bottles, organic cotton and help, and cork.