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What’s an Eco Designer to Do about Bamboo?

Having read a lot of recent coverage of the FTC’s August 2009 ruling about bamboo, I wonder what will become of brands whose staple fabric is “bamboo”? The problem is, most of these designers and the textile sales reps they buy from, were sold rayon fabric labeled as bamboo. Rayon is a semi-synthetic fiber based on […]

February 15th

Spice Up Your Surroundings with Pure Malie Candles

Sometimes it is not enough to get yourself looking gorgeous, your surroundings have to set the mood.  As a self-professed candle junkie I can tell you that not any old candle fits the bill.  Sure, they have to be clean burning and non-toxic, but let’s be real – the scent is what it’s all about.  […]

September 3rd

2009 is the International Year of Natural Fibers

Did you know that 2009 has been declared the International Year of Natural Fibers by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization? Why is natural fiber so important? The natural fiber organizations help the income and the food security of poor farmers such as those working with jute in Bangladesh, cotton in some West African countries […]

February 23rd

Meet one of the Madras behind M641 Clothing: Vegetarian-inspired fashion with an eco-twist.

Going green isn’t as difficult as it used to be with the array of vegetarian delights and eco-friendly products available on the market today, and environmentally-conscious clothing is becoming as popular as the fashions themselves. But M641 takes it one step further with a philosophical approach to designing clothes that are living, breathing representations of the spirit, […]

November 30th

Bikini Season on the Horizon….

I simply love this new recycled and reversible swimsuit out now by Victoria’s Secret. I’m really impressed with how the company is shaping up and evolving from their troubled past.A fresh start for them was making their catalog green a couple years ago (thanks to the amazing activists and the will inside the organization) thank […]

March 28th