What to Get Your Eco-Friendly Girlfriend or Wife for Valentine's Day

What to Get Your Eco-Friendly Girlfriend or Wife for Valentine’s Day

Hey guys. I know Valentine’s Day can be nerve racking. Doubly so, when your partner refuses to support corporations that pollute or exploit workers. Remember how she reacted to that...
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...
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...
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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Eco-Friendly and Cool Things to Do in NYC This Week, January 30th, 2015

Eco-Friendly and Cool Things to Do in NYC This Week, January 30th, 2015

Brooklyn Night Bazaar Fri. and Sat. | 6 pm to midnight @ 165 Banker St. | Greenpoint, Brooklyn This warehouse-turned-concert venue, shopping destination and night market brings together local makers and artists to create a carnival-like atmosphere around up-and-coming doers. Shop twee and cool local fashion and home goods, bounce to live artists, play mini golf,...
Read This Book: The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert

Read This Book: The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert

I finished the last page, closed the paperback book, and looked up. I was on the subway heading over the Williamsburg bridge, with a view of both banks of the East River. Usually, I treasure this view, especially at night, when the lights of DUMBO and the southern tip of Manhattan glow white. But today, all...
Green Beauty Review: Indie Lee Skincare

Green Beauty Review: Indie Lee Skincare

After recovering from a brain tumor in 2009, Indie Lee launched her line of non-toxic skincare items to address the need for chic and clean beauty products. I was sent a few items to try,* the Rosehip Cleanser, COQ-10 Toner, and Squalane Facial Cream, and found that they integrated nicely into my routine. Each item...
How to Put Together an Entire Ethically Made Outfit

How to Put Together an Entire Ethically Made Outfit

I used to think it was difficult to cobble together an outfit that was entirely ethically made and on trend for the year. But new online stores are making oh-so-easy. Some price points are higher than others–you’ve got your luxury stores, for sure. But there are also normal-person prices. For the latter, I’ve been very much into Accompany,...
You're Invited to Show Off Your Sustainable Outfit

You’re Invited to Show Off Your Sustainable Outfit

Sometimes I get dressed in the morning, and I’m just hoping that someone will ask me what I’m wearing. I’m yearning to share who made my shoes and wear, that my dress is made with sustainable fabric, that my purse is vintage. Of course, no one ever does. Boo! If you’ve ever felt the same,...
No Compromise Month, Days 15 Through 19: Trippin'

No Compromise Month, Days 15 Through 19: Trippin’

This weekend I took No Compromise Month to Phoenix, Arizona. The impetus for the trip was my grandmother. I love her dearly, and I decided it was time she met my boyfriend. It was a short trip, timed to the long weekend. We stayed with my aunt and uncle, who are two of my favorite people...
Review: Yarok Beauty Bar's Food-Grade Hair Treatment

Review: Yarok Beauty Bar’s Food-Grade Hair Treatment

It’s a bit overwhelming to take in the options at the YAROK Beauty Bar. I was faced with wall listing more than a hundred organic, food-grade oils, which would be used to moisturize my hair and scalp, and all of them had different properties. Should I get tomato seed oil, frankincense, mandarin, carrot seed, lavender,...
No Compromise Month, Days 11 Through 14: Fail

No Compromise Month, Days 11 Through 14: Fail

Would you like to know what failure looks like? Imagine a young woman hurrying down a Brooklyn block. This woman is a notable green blogger, who espouses the sustainable lifestyle in all ways. She is even in the midst of No Compromise Month, where she has promised to not compromise any of her myriad sustainable...
Eco-Friendly and Cool Things to Do in NYC This Week, January 16th, 2015

Eco-Friendly and Cool Things to Do in NYC This Week, January 16th, 2015

Uye Surana Sample Sale Fri. 1/16 and Sat. 1/17 | 2 to 7 pm @ 373 Broadway btw Franklin and White Streets, E20, TriBeCa, Manhattan  Hot on the heels of my covering this pretty brand, find 50% discounts on silk underthings and clothing made in NYC, including bras, bralettes, panties, skirts, negligees, shorts, and more....
Switch Your Home to Clean Energy and Get a Mason Jar Mug

Switch Your Home to Clean Energy and Get a Mason Jar Mug

Readers, we need to discuss something that may not be as exciting or sexy as fair trade lingerie, but is far more important: your electricity. I’m sorry, but biking to work and eating organic doesn’t mean sh** if you are still using regular, coal-fired electricity in your home. Real talk: Coal-powered power plants are the top source...
Skinny Skinny: Where You Can Get Plant Advice and Dry Shampoo

Skinny Skinny: Where You Can Get Plant Advice and Dry Shampoo

Yoga in a nightclub (Verboten). A flower shop in a bar (Sycamore). A restaurant in a furniture store (ABC). With space at a premium, New Yorkers are fond of mashing up uses inside incongruous spaces. skinnyskinny, on the corner of Grand and  Roebling in Williamsburg, is an excellent example of this. Part maker and purveyor of...
L. Shoff Jewelry Uses Reclaimed Metals and Ethically Sourced Woolly Mammoth Ivory

L. Shoff Jewelry Uses Reclaimed Metals and Ethically Sourced Woolly Mammoth Ivory

Every once in a while you come across a 22-year-old that makes you feel very unaccomplished. Lauren Shoff is one of those people. At the age where I was drinking myself into oblivion, making bad decisions about men, and wondering how to extract myself from a terrible job, she’s already started a line of sustainable made...