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Pictures From the Zero-Waste Fashion Conversation With Daniel Silverstein

Pictures From the Zero-Waste Fashion Conversation With Daniel Silverstein

“One big misconception that I have to correct is that it doesn’t have anything to do with having a zero size waist,” designer Daniel Silverstein quipped during our conversation last...
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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Eco-Friendly and Cool Things to Do in NYC This Week, October 17th, 2014

Eco-Friendly and Cool Things to Do in NYC This Week, October 17th, 2014

Cozy Drive Thru 10/19 @ Anthropologie  Visit any US or Canada Anthropologie store to donate new or gently used children’s or women’s sweaters in support of local shelters. You’ll get a $10 gift card toward any full-priced apparel item. More info. The Oldest Living Things in the World Through 11/02 @ Pioneer Works | 159...
Weekend To-Do: Go on an Art Walk in Bushwick

Weekend To-Do: Go on an Art Walk in Bushwick

On a beautiful fall Sunday in New York, the questions becomes, “How do we get outside and do something that fully takes advantage of this beautiful day?” You just know that if you don’t see the sunshine, you’ll regret it forever. And it has to be just the right thing. Not just brunch on the sidewalk....
Put a Smoothie on Your Face at Jillian Wright's Clinical Spa

Put a Smoothie on Your Face at Jillian Wright’s Clinical Spa

It takes a lot to tempt me to the Upper East Side. The locus of my life is so firmly centered in Williamsburg at this point, there must be something truly exciting to get my butt on the 6 train going up town. So when Jillian Wright invited me to a little party at her...
Farm-to-Table Resto Review: Narcissa in the Standard East Hotel

Farm-to-Table Resto Review: Narcissa in the Standard East Hotel

We considered the cocktail list, printed on paper with whimsical, illustrated flourishes at the top, carefully. “I feel like I need to get the Gentleman’s Farmer”–Bison’s Grass vodka, muddle snap peas, tarragon and fresh lime–“just to see what it tastes like,” I told my friend. “Oh, I was going to get that,” he said. “Oh...
Eco-Friendly and Cool Things to Do in NYC This Week, October 10th, 2014

Eco-Friendly and Cool Things to Do in NYC This Week, October 10th, 2014

Cozy Drive Thru 10/19 @ Anthropologie  Visit any US or Canada Anthropologie store to donate new or gently used children’s or women’s sweaters in support of local shelters. You’ll get a $10 gift card toward any full-priced apparel item. More info. The Oldest Living Things in the World Through 11/02 @ Pioneer Works | 159...
Experts Tell You How to Avoid the Worst in the Jewelry, Fashion, Lingerie, Beauty and Chocolate Industries

Experts Tell You How to Avoid the Worst in the Jewelry, Fashion, Lingerie, Beauty and Chocolate Industries

I’m not an expert jewelry maker, chocolate roaster, or fashion designer. I have some cursory knowledge about the bad stuff that goes on in these industries, and some rudimentary ideas of what makes a conscious company better. But it occurred to me that the person most qualified to dish on the juicy (and disgusting) secrets of the...
Join Us for an Intimate Conversation with Zero-Waste Designer Daniel Silverstein

Join Us for an Intimate Conversation with Zero-Waste Designer Daniel Silverstein

    Apparel industry professionals say that about 15 to 20% of the fabric used in clothing productions ends up in landfills– it’s simply cheaper to dump the scraps than to recycle them. But zero-waste design strives to create clothing patterns that leave not so much as a scrap of fabric on the cutting room...
Three Better Ways to Buy Pink in October

Three Better Ways to Buy Pink in October

So. You want to spend your money in a way that supports the fight against breast cancer, because it’s October and that’s what girls in October do. Cool! I love pink. I love supporting a good cause. Put them together and it’s super fun. BUT, there is a wrong and a right way to do...
My New Eco-Friendly Sunglasses by Woody

My New Eco-Friendly Sunglasses by Woody

You still need sunglasses in the winter, you just need seasonally appropriate ones. So I was excited to receive* a pair of rich, dark wood, feminine-shaped sunglasses by the Texas company WoodyGlass. Three ways in which they are better than other wood sunglass brands: 1. They are completely recycled or reclaimed wood, instead of plastic fronts...
Ethical Writers Co.'s First Fashion Swap ... Wow

Ethical Writers Co.’s First Fashion Swap … Wow

After the last lovely lady wandered out of Mode Marteau‘s studio on Saturday, laden down with a bag full of fresh fashion, I looked around at the other members of the Ethical Writer’s Co. and said, “That really could not have gone any better.” I mean, really, it was perfection. The stylish Ariana of the...
Non-Toxic and Eco-Friendly Nail Salon PH7 Opens in Brooklyn, Is Probably Best in NYC

Non-Toxic and Eco-Friendly Nail Salon PH7 Opens in Brooklyn, Is Probably Best in NYC

If you were to say, “Hey Alden, what would your dream nail salon look like?” I would say this: A wall of non-toxic nail polish brands in a rainbow of colors Organic and natural nail polish remover and lotions Comfortable chairs without those ridiculous massage things that make you jiggle like you’re having a boob seizure...
Mercado Global Throws Glittering, Star-Studded Benefit

Mercado Global Throws Glittering, Star-Studded Benefit

At 6:30 pm on Wednesday, the entrance to Hotel Americano was a hot mess. I could barely scrunch my way through to the coat check, almost knocking a glass of champagne out of someone’s hand. Which is how you know it was a hot, hot event. I was at Mercado Global’s annual benefit, which seeks...

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