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The Perfect Packing List for Tulum, Playa del Carmen, and the Riviera Maya, Mexico

The Perfect Packing List for Tulum, Playa del Carmen, and the Riviera Maya, Mexico

Skip the "Aztec print" fast fashion. Tulum's fashion ethos is one of artisan design: cotton textiles in natural colors, woven rattan, and vegetable-tanned leather.
  • Your Dude Will Love Saint Atma's Hand-Dyed Sheets

    Your Dude Will Love Saint Atma’s Hand-Dyed Sheets

    It’s not usual that your man gets so excited about sheets  – more normally about what goes on in them rather than how well they go with the curtains. But when my fiancé got home and went into the bedroom to find Saint Atma‘s hand-dyed sheets waiting there, he let out a yelp of delight.* Jess Bergeron, the...
    Weekend Reading: Now I've Made My Skin Sad

    Weekend Reading: Now I’ve Made My Skin Sad

    I’m going to the Women’s March on Washington on the 21st. Are you? Are you marching in your own city? Let me know in the comments! Me Elsewhere on the Internet I contributed a sustainable resolution to this excellent roundup full of incredible sustainable figures. #honored | mindbodygreen Fashion The dirty secret about your clothes. | Washington...
    Greenwash Alert: Tulum, Mexico Has a Sewage Problem and You're Swimming In It

    Greenwash Alert: Tulum, Mexico Has a Sewage Problem and You’re Swimming In It

    This was just going to another fun and light eco-friendly destination guide, this time to Tulum, Mexico. And I was excited to write it! On its surface, Tulum is tailor-made for the conscious traveler. There are an abundance of vegan and farm-to-table restaurants serving traditional Mexican food. You can’t throw your sandal without hitting a...
    Upcoming NYC Sustainable Events, January 6 Edition

    Upcoming NYC Sustainable Events, January 6 Edition

    Shrankhla Holececk: The Rituals of Ayurvedic Beauty Wednesday, January 11 | 7 to 9 pm @ CAP Beauty – 238 West 10th Street, Manhattan The founder of Uma Oils will lead you through the traditional beauty rituals of Ayurveda. Shrankhla hails from Los Angeles, but was raised in India, where she learned these practices from...
    Weekend Reading: Why People Vote Against Their Own Interests

    Weekend Reading: Why People Vote Against Their Own Interests

    This will be my last post for 2016! I know, not glorious, but useful. I’ll see you on the other side of New Year’s! Fashion LA garment factories are fire traps. | LA Weekly Lessons from not buying anything new for 200 days. | Quartz Beauty Testing several different DIY shampoo recipes. | Rodale’s Organic Life...
    EcoCult's 10 Most Popular Posts of 2016

    EcoCult’s 10 Most Popular Posts of 2016

    Originally I wanted to put together this post just for fun. A sort of, “Hey, look what I did this year!” But researching my top posts has turned out to be an incredibly useful exercise. Because as I dug through the analytics, I realized that four out of the ten top posts were ideas that...
    Want Love Need: 9 Sustainable Fashion Brands and Boutiques You Should Know

    Want Love Need: 9 Sustainable Fashion Brands and Boutiques You Should Know

    In my travels across the internet, I come across many sustainable, fairly made, and charity focused brands. In this roundup, I share only the most beautiful and enticing with you. Enjoy! Want: YSTR According to YSTR, there is  over 1 million tons of clothing waste in the U.S. alone. (Actually, the newest figure is worse:...