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Upcoming NYC Sustainable Events, January 27th Edition

Upcoming NYC Sustainable Events, January 27th Edition

Macrame Wall Hanging Workshop Sunday, January 29 | 11 am to 1 pm @ Brooklyn Grange Clinton Ave & Flushing Ave, Brooklyn Macrame, believed to originate from 13th century,  is a technique crafted by sailors while traversing across the oceans for long lengths of time and therefore share the same knot terms.  In this workshop, students will learn to the basic...
  • Minzuu Has Only the Most Beautiful Artisan Design

    Minzuu Has Only the Most Beautiful Artisan Design

    This post is generously sponsored by Minzuu. As always, EcoCult only works with brands that we think are doing good things for the environment and people. Support EcoCult by supporting them! I’ve found a new online home design store, and I’m roundly smitten. In love. Obsessed. If I was in high school, I would be...
    Why Wool and Alpaca Are Sustainable

    Why Wool and Alpaca Are Sustainable

    It's almost winter, which means it's time to break out the warm clothes. Wool is a great sustainable textile to include in your winter wardrobe, but not all wool is created equal when it comes to sustainability. Here's why you should choose Alpaca this winter:
    Sustainable Style: Sort of Southern

    Sustainable Style: Sort of Southern

    I went down to my sister’s to celebrate my nephew’s birthday a couple weeks ago, and I decided to actually pop a little color in my wardrobe for the occasion! You see, I’m actually, technically, southern, even though I walk and talk like a Yankee. Both sides of my family are southern – Mississippi, St....
    How I'm Livin': Supermodel, Ethical Fashion Designer, and Advocate Liya Kebede

    How I’m Livin’: Supermodel, Ethical Fashion Designer, and Advocate Liya Kebede

      Everyone always wants to know where models hang out. They want to at which hot bar they sip cocktails with their friends, what they eat to stay fit and glowing, and who their favorite designer is. Normally, this couldn’t interest me less, for obvious reasons. But what if it’s a supermodel who is trying to change the...
    Green Beauty Review: Fair and Organic Luxury Beauty From Laxmi

    Green Beauty Review: Fair and Organic Luxury Beauty From Laxmi

    The packaging for Laxmi, a new brand of organic and fair trade beauty, is as imposing as an exclusive downtown nightclub, with impenetrable, thick black glass overlaid with tall, white lettering. I put it out on my counter because I was out of space in my beauty cabinet. But I didn’t mind. I left it...
    Sustainable Street Style: Red, Hot, Urgent

    Sustainable Street Style: Red, Hot, Urgent

    It’s not usual you can see an immediate positive impact of your purchase on a community in crisis. But today, you can. Ways of Change is an ethically-sourced fashion brand that offers fair wages to refugees while helping them sustain and build upon their traditional skills. Where possible, their products – like the necklace above...
    Why I Don't Use the Words 'Survivor,' 'Needy,' or 'Poor' in My Marketing

    Why I Don’t Use the Words ‘Survivor,’ ‘Needy,’ or ‘Poor’ in My Marketing

    That feeling is called pity. It creates awareness of a problem – always sad and far away – but it’s not strong enough to make us take action. We convince ourselves that it’s not within our power to help, or our power is too limited to make a difference. This strategy is prolific in ethical...