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Cashmere Is Over. Long Live Alpaca!

Cashmere Is Over. Long Live Alpaca!

I always remember one particularly inspired date I was taken on in high school. A really nice guy who was quite handsome, if pretty inept at social interactions and at...
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...
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...
You Need to Know This About Your Favorite Fashion Blogger

You Need to Know This About Your Favorite Fashion Blogger

Have you noticed something about your favorite fashion bloggers? Have you remarked upon the not-so-subtle shifts in editorial content over the past year or two? It used to be you...
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...
Sustainable and Eco-Friendly Things to Do on Your NYC Visit

Sustainable and Eco-Friendly Things to Do on Your NYC Visit

When a sustainable fashion blogger put out a call  for things to do during her visit to NYC, I started writing up an extensive email. Where to eat, what neighborhoods...
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Eco-Friendly and Cool Things to Do in NYC This Week, Halloween 2014!

Eco-Friendly and Cool Things to Do in NYC This Week, Halloween 2014!

The Oldest Living Things in the World (last weekend!) Through 11/02 @ Pioneer Works | 159 Pioneer Street, Red Hook, Brooklyn Nothing stirs the heart toward preservation like 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...
"It Could Be the Thing That Kills Us:" Interview with Harley Dubois of Burning Man on Leave No Trace and Turnkey Camps

“It Could Be the Thing That Kills Us:” Interview with Harley Dubois of Burning Man on Leave No Trace and Turnkey Camps

Recently I had the opportunity to hob knob with a diversity of interesting and smart people at a conference–though the word conference makes it sound much fustier than it is–called The Feast. Held at the art collective Pioneer Works in Red Hook, it showcased talk after talk on creative topics and ideas, stitched together with...
How to Find Local and Organic Flowers in Your Area

How to Find Local and Organic Flowers in Your Area

Outside it was cold and rainy, the kind of night that makes you want to snuggle in bed. But I was upstairs at 61 Local, a farm-t0-table restaurant in Cobble Hill, hanging out with florists. There were six of us in this intimate gathering, nibbling on light bites and drinking beer and wine in the...
Homecoming in Greenpoint: Go for the Coffee, Leave with a Plant

Homecoming in Greenpoint: Go for the Coffee, Leave with a Plant

Looking for a good meeting spot for a coffee meeting in Greenpoint, I found Homecoming, a store/café that sells organic coffee and a lot of succulents. Run by the husband and wife team Vanessa and Scott, it’s been open for a year and a half, but only recently changed its name from Spina to Homecoming....
Eco-Friendly and Cool Things to Do in NYC This Week, October 24th, 2014

Eco-Friendly and Cool Things to Do in NYC This Week, October 24th, 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...
48 Fall Pieces: So Much Eco-Friendly Autumn Fashion, It's (Almost) Unethical

48 Fall Pieces: So Much Eco-Friendly Autumn Fashion, It’s (Almost) Unethical

It’s that time again. The time for pumpkin flavored craft beer, long walks with your honey in Park Slope underneath golden trees shedding their leaves, farm shares full of butternut squash and … my fall fashion roundup! Like always, what you’ll find here is a utterly comprehensive roundup of all the chilly-weather, eco-friendly, sustainable, ethical,...
An All-Australian, Non-Toxic Beauty Store

An All-Australian, Non-Toxic Beauty Store

Australians know their stuff when it comes to sustainable living. They’re way into sustainable fashion, crawling with homegrown ethical and eco-friendly talent. A sustainable boutique owner once told me she regularly gets orders from Australia. “If they pay for the shipping, I’m happy to send it!” she said. Maybe it has something to do with...
I Dyed My Hair Pink!

I Dyed My Hair Pink!

At some point about a month ago, solidly colored hair seemed boring. It’s not like I disliked my hair color. I’m blessed with a rich brown with some natural highlights. The kind of color that makes hairdressers pause and go, “This is your natural color??” But the more I saw ombré, the more I thought,...
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 Thursday. He was talking with Juliette Donatelli of Spades + siLK about “Zero Waste” fashion, or the practice of designing with the goal of minimizing...
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

Psss. You can get a sustainable sweater similar to this vintage one at Beklina.  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...
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...

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