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This Saturday! A Fashion Swap by Ethical Writers Coalition

This Saturday! A Fashion Swap by Ethical Writers Coalition

Fashion swaps have become all the rage lately. No wonder, you get to offload your old duds, pick up some fun new things, and hang out with your girlfriends while...
The Complete List of All My Favorite Online Places to Shop

The Complete List of All My Favorite Online Places to Shop

So, you like my editorials full of sustainable fashion, beauty, and home decor? You’ll love this. I’ve put together a long, long list of every single online store I like...
The Art of Cooking Your CSA

The Art of Cooking Your CSA

There’s so much to recommend a CSA (a.k.a farm share). Your vegetables are extremely fresh, local, and seasonal. You’re supporting the operation of a small, independent farm. But I especially...
Why We Need an Ethical Fashion Labeling System

Why We Need an Ethical Fashion Labeling System

Melissa Cantor is the cofounder with her sister Carolina of ShopEthica.com, an online boutique stocking sustainable, ethical and fashion-forward and big city-appropriate designer clothing from labels like A Peace Treaty, Daniel...
The Sustainable Guide to Bali, Indonesia: What to Do, See, Eat on a Week Trip

The Sustainable Guide to Bali, Indonesia: What to Do, See, Eat on a Week Trip

Everything is gracious about Bali. The traditional dress of silks and gold embroidery. The ritual offerings of flowers in tiny woven palm trays set out every morning. The stone walls turned...
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#SOOTD: Sustainable Outfit of the Day, Last Gasp of Summer

#SOOTD: Sustainable Outfit of the Day, Last Gasp of Summer

Fall isn’t here yet, no matter what Starbucks says. The leaves haven’t quite turned, and yesterday it was sunny and in the high 70s, with a light breeze. New Yorkers gathered on rooftops and in backyards across Brooklyn, savoring this last chance at good weather. We drank our last sumer ciders while we watched the sun...
Eco-Friendly and Cool Things to Do in NYC This Week, September 26th, 2014

Eco-Friendly and Cool Things to Do in NYC This Week, September 26th, 2014

The Oldest Living Things in the World Through 11/02 @ Pioneer Works | 159 Pioneer Street, Red Hook, Brooklyn Nothing stirs the heart toward preservation than seeing what a 3,000 year old lichen looks like. You can see this and other profoundly old organisms at an exhibition of Rachel Sussmen’s work. The opening is this...
People's Movement Makes Eco-Friendly, Casual Kicks

People’s Movement Makes Eco-Friendly, Casual Kicks

Mark Wystrach, avid surfer and co-founder of the eco-conscious shoe brand People’s Movement, is nothing if not passionate about sustainability. So much so, that during my hour-long conversation with him, we covered the California drought, trash in Bali, plastic litter, microbeads (“I don’t believe in good and evil, but that kind of stuff just pisses...
Creating a Custom, Non-Toxic Lipstick at the Bite Lip Lab

Creating a Custom, Non-Toxic Lipstick at the Bite Lip Lab

Last weekend I was invited to a formal penthouse hotel party downtown. (I know, just saying it sounds lovely, yes?) I never get invited to cocktail or black-tie events anymore, so my creative mind went into overdrive imagining what I would wear. Just a few days before, I saw this video for the Curses track Heartbeat,...
Emergency! Zady Saved My Wardrobe With Basics

Emergency! Zady Saved My Wardrobe With Basics

We all know my opinion on basic bitches. But basic clothing? Love it. I mean, no shade on those girls at fashion week who seem to be wearing every bubblegum-pink accessory at once, but my finely-honed vision of my style involves black, white, careful pops of color and a nice fit. Anyway, the story is...
Pictures and Observations From the Biggest Climate March in History

Pictures and Observations From the Biggest Climate March in History

Up until Sunday, I had never been in a march before. And that felt … bad. Like I wasn’t a real environmentalist. I can buy organic food and non-toxic beauty products, recycle, blog, and bring my reusable bag and water bottle everywhere. But if I haven’t raised my voice? Well, that is an incomplete career...
Sustainable Ice Cream in Brooklyn at Ample Hills Creamery

Sustainable Ice Cream in Brooklyn at Ample Hills Creamery

I know ice cream season is just about over, but that doesn’t stop me from grabbing a cone or two. With all my traveling this summer, I feel like I missed out on my NYC summer, anyway! When I found myself in Prospect Heights, it was a rainy day. Actually, that’s an understatement. The heavens...
Eco-Friendly and Cool Things to Do in NYC This Week, September 19th, 2014

Eco-Friendly and Cool Things to Do in NYC This Week, September 19th, 2014

The Oldest Living Things in the World Through 11/02 @ Pioneer Works | 159 Pioneer Street, Red Hook, Brooklyn Nothing stirs the heart toward preservation than seeing what a 3,000 year old lichen looks like. You can see this and other profoundly old organisms at an exhibition of Rachel Sussmen’s work. The opening is this...
Review: Night Moves Is A Psychological Thriller for Environmentalists?

Review: Night Moves Is A Psychological Thriller for Environmentalists?

Environmentalists aren’t always portrayed as sympathetic in fictional accounts. While documentaries about Erin Brockovich and the people fighting against the construction of dams in Patagonia portray environmental activists as stoic heroes, fictional accounts paint them as crazy, annoying, radical fringe elements. Night Moves isn’t so much better in this regard. We don’t really understand where...
Bishop Collective: Showcasing Emerging Designers That Manufacture in NYC

Bishop Collective: Showcasing Emerging Designers That Manufacture in NYC

When I meet with Bishop Collective founders Mai Vu and Dimitri Koumbis at their coworking space in Hell’s Kitchen, they jump up from their desks, both both eager packages of energy. They lead me upstairs to a light-filled, spacious room, talking a mile a minute the whole way. The white-walled room, which has a feel of a...
#SOOTD: Sustainable Outfit of the Day

#SOOTD: Sustainable Outfit of the Day

I always love a good shop at Swords-Smith in Williamsburg. (And was so sad I missed their latest clearance sale!) They have not all sustainable stuff, but all independent designers, many of them in NYC and several of them sustainable. Last time I went there seeking a Samantha Pleet item, but also was charmed by a few...
Eco-Friendly and Cool Things to Do in NYC This Week, September 12th, 2014

Eco-Friendly and Cool Things to Do in NYC This Week, September 12th, 2014

Hamptons Collective Pop-Up Through 09/14 @  2411 Main Street, Bridgehampton, NY It’s the last weekend for this conscious little pop-up featuring in the Hamptons. It features emerging brands and retailers like Ethica, an online boutique selling ethical and sustainable clothing and accessories; Forma de Ser, which focuses on homewares and accessories handcrafted in the Americas; Tess Giberson,...

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