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Authentic Indian Artisan Jewelry and Home Wares From Mela Artisans

Authentic Indian Artisan Jewelry and Home Wares From Mela Artisans

The ultimate respect to a traditional art, in my opinion, is to wear it not as a costume piece, but as a core piece to your wardrobe. Even more so if it's helping to preserve a tradition. Mela Artisans makes that easy.
  • Exactly How Freaked Out Should We Be About 2 Degrees Global Warming?

    Exactly How Freaked Out Should We Be About 2 Degrees Global Warming?

    This article is part of a collaboration between the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Ethical Writers Coalition. How often do you brainstorm where you’ll go when climate change hits your community? I do it often. We own our apartment in Brooklyn, about a 15 minute walk from the waterfront. I’ll look up the...
    Review: Local and Organic Beauty by Captain Blankenship

    Review: Local and Organic Beauty by Captain Blankenship

    If I had to choose one place to get all my food from for the rest of my life, I would choose the Hudson Valley. Located north of New York City, this fertile area provides conscious foodies with a rich diversity of produce, cheese, dairy and alcohol. Not to mention romantic weekend getaways. Oh, and...
    Weekend Reading: YOUR LAST TERM!

    Weekend Reading: YOUR LAST TERM!

    I track my time down to the minute every day. I’ve sorted it into different “clients,” which include EcoCult, some outlets I freelance write for, the Ethical Writers Coalition, Girls Write Now, Wedding Planning, and personal stuff. This week, I added Activism under “personal.” It is so important and valuable to me, and it deserve recognition as an...
    How to Reuse, Recycle, and Save Old Medical Supplies From the Landfill

    How to Reuse, Recycle, and Save Old Medical Supplies From the Landfill

    I have had more trips to the emergency room in my lifetime than I do fingers on my hands, and each visit I left with more stuff than I came with. That stuff, miscellaneous medical supplies like gauze, ace bandages, and a pair of crutches, would sit and linger in my apartment until I ended up throwing...
    Have I Told You How Much I Love Nordstrom?

    Have I Told You How Much I Love Nordstrom?

    When I heard that Nordstrom was dropping Ivanka Trump’s cheaply made fashion line because of poor performance, I was gratified. Then, Trump tweeted out an insult at the department store, likely in the middle of an intelligence briefing, because priorities! Nordstrom’s stock rose, of course. Because fuck that cheeto-dusted middle school bully. (Also, if you’re...
    Upcoming NYC Sustainable Events, February 9th Edition

    Upcoming NYC Sustainable Events, February 9th Edition

    Locally Grown Valentine’s Day Bouquet Reserve by Friday, February 10 @ Erica Weiner Jewelry in Boerum Hill This V-Day/Me-Day, Molly Oliver has teamed up for a second time with friend and Brooklyn-based jeweler Erica Weiner, to help you give the gift of local flowers! Locally-grown flowers DO grow in February, yes! They are carefully cultivated...
    Weekend Reading: This Superbowl Ad Gets Me

    Weekend Reading: This Superbowl Ad Gets Me

    What got you started on environmentalism? mindbodygreen asked a bunch of advocates, including myself! Fashion Do you have opinions on Photoshopping models? The Retouchers Accord is taking comments on its voluntary oath until February 28th. Two steps forward: H&M is now using bionic yarn in its latest Conscious Exclusive collection, which is made from plastic...