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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...
  • 38 Places in NYC to Get Last-Minute, Conscious Gifts

    38 Places in NYC to Get Last-Minute, Conscious Gifts

    It's coming down to the wire on presents. Some shops are setting a deadline of this Friday for getting your gifts by Christmas. But wait, you have to work all week? Do not stress. You can procrastinate a little longer, because I've listed all the stores and pop-ups where you can get the perfect sustainable,...
    Weekend Reading: The Most Sustainable and Ethical Knitwear Brands in Existence

    Weekend Reading: The Most Sustainable and Ethical Knitwear Brands in Existence

    Accompany was sweet enough to send over this fairly made Wanderlust bracelet from their newest collection. It's made in Phnom Penh by a team of fair-trade Cambodian artisans who hand-carve each solid brass word and hand-knot each bracelet. 10% of The Brave Collection's profits are donated to fight human trafficking and empower women and girls across...
    I Found THE Most Eco-Friendly and Pretty Gift Wrap Idea

    I Found THE Most Eco-Friendly and Pretty Gift Wrap Idea

    Nuno Gift Wraps are colorful wrap cloths inspired by the Japanese art of furoshiki made from 100% recycled polyester from water bottles. They are laughably easy to use, with patterns ranging from cute and fun to classy and modern.
    Weekend reading: Please Don't Take My Avocado Toast Away!

    Weekend reading: Please Don’t Take My Avocado Toast Away!

    I told mindbodygreen my favorite NYC restaurant and comfort food dish along with other NYC wellness leaders. Dig in! | mindbodygreen The Holidays I guarantee you this will be the best eggnog recipe you'll ever try. | EcoCult archives The end-all-be-all guide to holiday charitable giving. | Reading My Tea Leaves 13 classy ideas for...
    Fair Trade Zapotec Rugs Are the New Moroccan Rugs

    Fair Trade Zapotec Rugs Are the New Moroccan Rugs

    More striking, just as elegant, and handmade using traditional Zapotec skills, the certified Fair Trade rugs and pillows from Manos Zapotecas' new home line, MZ Casa, mean artisans in Oaxaca, Mexico are getting a fair wage for their beautiful work.
    Weekend Reading: This Is How You Do Black Friday

    Weekend Reading: This Is How You Do Black Friday

    This week you can listen to me talk with Kestrel Jenkins of Awear about sustainable fashion on her Conscious Chatter podcast. We recorded it the day after the election, and I managed to connect the election of Trump with strategies for converting more people to sustainable fashion. (iTunes link.) Fashion Today, on Black Friday, Patagonia is...
    Sustainable Presents for Everyone! My Big, Beautiful, Eco-Friendly Holiday Gift Guide

    Sustainable Presents for Everyone! My Big, Beautiful, Eco-Friendly Holiday Gift Guide

    Sure, this season shouldn't be about stuff. It's about showing the people you care about that you love them. It's about sharing food with family and friends and those less fortunate. It's about celebrating the life of a persecuted Middle Eastern refugee from 2,000 years ago. But, you really can't deny that unwrapping a present is...