Interview With Annie Jackson, Co-Founder of Amazing New Beauty Site Credo

Interview With Annie Jackson, Co-Founder of Amazing New Beauty Site Credo

Man, if only there were a Sephora that only carried safe beauty products, where they actually understand what you’re saying when you want something non-toxic. Guess what? There is. Credo...
Sustainable Renovation Before and After: The Bathroom

Sustainable Renovation Before and After: The Bathroom

To be totally honest, the bathroom is the most difficult room in the house to renovate sustainably. I found this out the hard way. Because a bathroom is a place...
Making Sustainable Jewelry at Melissa Joy Manning's Studio in SoHo

Making Sustainable Jewelry at Melissa Joy Manning’s Studio in SoHo

I’ve decided my favorite way to spend a cold evening is making sustainable jewelry in a basement in SoHo. Melissa Joy Manning, the high-end, sustainable jewelry designer, has a lovely...
Sustainable Apartment Renovation Before and After: The Kitchen

Sustainable Apartment Renovation Before and After: The Kitchen

In the next installment of my apartment renovation reveal, I’ll show you how I gutted and redid the entire kitchen, as sustainably as possible. Not that there was much there...
Sustainable Apartment Renovation Before and After: The Bedroom

Sustainable Apartment Renovation Before and After: The Bedroom

Oh Lord, when did I announce I was renovating my apartment? Back in June? Yikes. It was a hot mess, the entire thing. (Worst. Contractor. Ever.) But after months of...
7 Reasons Why I Hate Calling Myself a 'Blogger'

7 Reasons Why I Hate Calling Myself a ‘Blogger’

  When people ask me what I do for a living, I tell them I’m a journalist. Which is true, to a point. I write freelance stories about a variety...
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...
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...
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...
The 24 Best Sustainable and Eco-Friendly Restaurants in NYC

The 24 Best Sustainable and Eco-Friendly Restaurants in NYC

One of the perks of living in New York, is that there are just too many farm-to-table and organic restaurants to name. But if you’re looking for a bucket list...
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Reformation Is Doing Some Not Cute Things I Like

Reformation Is Doing Some Not Cute Things I Like

It’s hard to overstate my love for the sustainable fashion brand Reformation. Every time I pass by their shop in SoHo, I have to force myself to keep going, the same way a booze hound might pause longingly in front of a wine shop. Their stuff is so sexy, so on point, so conscious.  Now, they’re making...
Eco-Friendly and Cool Things to Do in NYC This Week, February 27th, 2015

Eco-Friendly and Cool Things to Do in NYC This Week, February 27th, 2015

Food Enterprise Summit 02/27 to 03/01 @ Industry City Are you involved in the sustainable food economy, or want to be? (I’m looking at you, organic cupcake maker.) This summit will give you the tools and contacts to make your business the best it can be. This mission-driven event is dedicated to promoting understanding and...
Of Course the Beauty and Well Being Event Would Be So Pretty

Of Course the Beauty and Well Being Event Would Be So Pretty

Beauty and Well Being is an NYC-based blog that features interviews with notable women, recipes, rituals and advice, all with a French accent. The founder, Clemence von Mueffling, was a cosmetics professional before turning her chic hand to a blog. She draws from a pedigreed background, her mother and grandmother both being beauty editors at...
How to Dye Your Hair With Food Coloring

How to Dye Your Hair With Food Coloring

You may remember back in October that I dyed my hair pink. This was a two part, four-hour process. First, my hairdresser at Hale Salon bleached my ends. Then he applied two shades of Manic Panic. He sent me home with the extra hair dye to do my own touch ups. But when I looked...
What Is Sustainable Fashion? Here's My Take

What Is Sustainable Fashion? Here’s My Take

Meet Nichole, our newest EcoCult contributor. As the former owner of a sustainable fashion boutique, she has a passion for (sustainable) style, which she will be sharing with you about once a week. But first, a little bit about her philosophy:  Sustainable style means very different things to different people. Some people make it a...
Eco-Friendly and Cool Things to Do in NYC This Week, February 20th, 2015

Eco-Friendly and Cool Things to Do in NYC This Week, February 20th, 2015

Market 194 Cocktail Party Fri. 02/21 | 6 to 9 pm @ 194 Elizabeth Street, Manhattan  Swing by Market 194 to hang out with sustainable fashion designers and view their new collections, including Nettie Kent, Study NY, Kordal, Proud Mary, Bhoomki, Natalie Frigo, Josi Faye, Not, and Delfina Balda. Drinks and snacks provided! Luncheon to...
Do You Pity Shop?

Do You Pity Shop?

It’s a thin, blurry line between shopping consciously, and pity shopping. I bet if you’re reading this blog, you’ve pity shopped before. That Fair Trade bracelet that you never wear. The ill-fitting charity t-shirt. The expensive vegan handbag that fell apart after four months. Actually, I think everyone has pity shopped, starting with the first...
Want: Barefoot Belle for Ethical Festival Wear

Want: Barefoot Belle for Ethical Festival Wear

Burning Man tickets are going on sale in ... 20 minutes, as of this posting. So what I'm going to wear this year is already on my mind. Perfect timing, then, to find this ethical, "free-spirited" boutique on Instagram.
NYFW: Meet Yeohlee, the Zero-Waste Fashion Maven

NYFW: Meet Yeohlee, the Zero-Waste Fashion Maven

You might have thought this zero-waste fashion thing was new. But then  you don’t know Yeohlee. The luxury designer Yeohlee Teng is one of the biggest advocates for saving the Garment District, even going so far as to relocate her store there for three years, hoping to attract other retailers to Fashion Avenue. (Disappointingly, the...
Applications are Open for Factory45: An Accelerator Program for Sustainable Fashion Startups

Applications are Open for Factory45: An Accelerator Program for Sustainable Fashion Startups

If you’re longing to get into the ethical and sustainable fashion industry, but lack the means, now is your opportunity to get the advice and help you need. Factory45 is an accelerator program that takes sustainable apparel companies from idea to launch. Entrepreneurs are given the tools to source fabric, find a manufacturer, and raise money to fund...
EcoCult's Second Annual "Best of" Awards

EcoCult’s Second Annual “Best of” Awards

I love all my sustainable and ethical brands equally. Just kidding. I love some more equally than others. Oh, there are so many good designers, stores, and labels out there. It’s incredibly hard to choose. Especially since everyone is pursuing the lofty goal of changing the world for the better, and I want to support...
Eco-Friendly and Cool Things to Do in NYC This Week, February 13th, 2015

Eco-Friendly and Cool Things to Do in NYC This Week, February 13th, 2015

Flowers & Jewelry V-Day Collab Order now, pick up 02/14 | 12 to 6 pm @ Erica Weiner, 360 Atlantic Avenue, between Hoyt and Bond, Boerum Hill, Brooklyn.  Sustainable jewelry designer Erica Weiner is partnering with molly oliver flowers, a sustainable floral design business for a special Valentine’s Day treat. Pre-order a potent mix of seasonal beauties like Ranunculus, Anemone,...

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