is co-director of Eat Drink Better. She is the senior editor at EcoSalon.com and OrganicAuthority.com. A focus on food, herbs, wellness and world cultural expressions, Jill explores what our shifting food, healing systems and creative landscapes will look, sound and taste like in the future. Stay in touch on Twitter @jillettinger and Google +.
The Models May Be, But the Real Fashion Industry Isn’t White
The majority of 2014’s major fashion industry campaigns had one thing in common: white girls. Lots of them. There’s nothing inherently wrong with white girls (I’m one myself). After all, we don’t get to choose our race. But the overarching presence of white women in fashion campaigns is very much in line with our nation’s […] More
Is Wool Clothing as Bad as Fur?
Wool is everywhere. It’s in sweaters, socks, pants, even bedding. But is it an ethical fabric? Or is wool clothing as bad as fur? More
Thrift Stores for Holiday Shopping: Yea or Nay?
One of the biggest steps we can take in slowing climate change’s impact is in reducing our consumption. In a country where the free market is our holiest of religions, that can be a hard thing for many of us to consider, let alone do. Opting for secondhand used items from thrift stores instead of brand new—even if it’s ‘eco’—is better for the environment, plain and simple. But what about when it comes to gifting for the holidays? More
Secondhand Stores are Being Overloaded by Fast Fashion
If you think your fast fashion addiction is justifiable because you always donate items to secondhand stores whenever you buy new items, guess again. The Huffington Post reports that our fast fashion shopping addictions are taking a toll on secondhand stores. There’s simply too much coming in for these stores to keep up with, reports […] More
Want to Do Something Really Cool with Your Old Jeans?
How many pairs of old jeans are taking up space in your closet? It’s hard to ditch them after serving you so well for so long, but if those old jeans are just taking up prime closet space, there is a better way of living. Really. More
These Cool Nike Shoes Really Grow on You (Really)
What’s more iconic than a pair of really cool Nike shoes? Not much. The brand has maintained its posture in the vast array of footwear over the decades, and continues to clean up its act when it comes to sweatshops and sustainability issues. Now, French artist Christophe Guinet aka “Mr. Plant” has taken Nike shoes to another realm of coolness. More
What does the Beyoncé Topshop Partnership Really Mean?
Beyoncé certainly doesn’t need to add anything more to her workload, but that hasn’t stopped her before. And it doesn’t seem to be an impediment in her latest endeavor: a fashion line with Topshop. The superstar and the clothing retailer will be launching a line of “athleisure” wear, which in case you’re not a young […] More
The Real Cost of Cotton T-Shirts to the Planet Will Blow Your Mind
There are few articles of clothing as cozy, simple or essential to today’s wardrobe than cotton T-shirts. But cotton has a dark side. And according to a new study, there may be few products less sustainable than a cotton T-shirt. More
My Month Without Kale
I went a month without eating kale, just to see what it was like. More