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Weekend Reading: My Story Went Viral!

Weekend Reading: My Story Went Viral!

Hey readers, this week has been a whirlwind! My story for Quartz on the predatory multi-level marketing company LuLaRoe, purveyor of cheaply-made, polyester leggings, went viral, racking up over 800,000 readers. I didn’t go into how terrible they must be for the environment in the story, because, well, obviously. And also, it is long enough as...
  • Green City Guide: Frolicking About the Sustainable Joshua Tree for Desert and Denim

    Green City Guide: Frolicking About the Sustainable Joshua Tree for Desert and Denim

    I had just finished interviewing Hall Newbegin of the sustainable wilderness perfumery Juniper Ridge on the phone, when he invited me out to his trade show, Desert and Denim, in Joshua Tree. Now, I’m not so into trade shows. Usually they’re held in large, fluorescent conference centers, vast warehouses filled with booth of unsustainable items. Every time I go,...
    People's Movement Makes Eco-Friendly, Casual Kicks

    People’s Movement Makes Eco-Friendly, Casual Kicks

    Mark Wystrach, avid surfer and co-founder of the eco-conscious shoe brand People’s Movement, is nothing if not passionate about sustainability. So much so, that during my hour-long conversation with him, we covered the California drought, trash in Bali, plastic litter, microbeads (“I don’t believe in good and evil, but that kind of stuff just pisses...
    Giveaway Alert! 4 Lush Books and Documentaries About Surfing and Climbing During the 50s and 60s

    Giveaway Alert! 4 Lush Books and Documentaries About Surfing and Climbing During the 50s and 60s

    Patagonia (the company, not the place) has staked its claim as a leader of sustainable clothing design and manufacturing. And why not? Its customer base (college students in frat jackets notwithstanding) consists of people who spend a lot of time communing with the outdoors in a variety of pursuits: climbing, kayaking, hiking, surfing and everything...
    For Dry, Winter Skin: Ellovi Butter

    For Dry, Winter Skin: Ellovi Butter

    Once I quit using soap, I stopped ever needing to moisturize my skin. In the summer, that is. But now the temperature is cold enough at night to crystalize the air and make the city lights twinkle extra bright and festively (upside), I’m also experiencing dry skin (downside). Right in time to tackle the post-steamy...
    Green Street Style: Architecturally Rendered

    Green Street Style: Architecturally Rendered

    When I found Clover Canyon, I spent a good hour poring through all the crop tops, jackets, blouses, pencil skirts, pajama bottoms, and bodacious but ladylike dresses inscribed with intricate, fantastical, architectural and floral designs. Like someone put the cover of The Labyrinth onto fabric.