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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...
  • The Need to Know List: Go Party Under a Mushroom Tower

    The Need to Know List: Go Party Under a Mushroom Tower

    I'm not officially a contributor to Conscious Magazine! Check out my guide to July events in the city. NYC "MoMA PS1 is very interested in sustainability and new approaches for architecture. We were interested in saying, could we create a new material and a new ecosystem of design, manufacturing and construction ... that pushed, that tested...
    Cocktail Party Chatter: A Perfect White Tee, NYC's First Natural Beauty Store, What's Inside the Water Towers

    Cocktail Party Chatter: A Perfect White Tee, NYC’s First Natural Beauty Store, What’s Inside the Water Towers

    Ever wondered what "vegetable tanning" means, or how to pick out a leather accessory that will last? Zady has the definitive guide. This looks like the place to get a basic white t-shirt, as recommended by Spades+siLK. More fairly made Valentine's gift ideas, courtesy of My Fair Vanity! Walmart proposes to sell more items made in the...
    Conscious Cocktail Party Chatter: I Love Hygge

    Conscious Cocktail Party Chatter: I Love Hygge

    ”Hygge is when we put down our guards and just ‘be," a Dane explains in an article on Zady. "It’s basically the opposite of feeling awkward.” That sounds amazing.  If you're a New Yorker subscriber, definitely read this two part series on how humans are a cataclysmic disaster on par with an asteroid hitting earth. Or so...
    Green News You Must Know: There's Mercury in Your Mascara

    Green News You Must Know: There’s Mercury in Your Mascara

    There is probably mercury in your mascara. [Refinery29] There's a gift registry that lets you register for experiences instead of material goods. [Tree Hugger] New York City is a food disaster waiting to happen. [Atlantic Cities] Will DeBlasio kill the Times Square Plaza? (Please say no.) [Gothamist] A court case Upstate might determine the future...
    Eco-Friendly and Cool Things to Do in NYC This Week, October 18th, 2013

    Eco-Friendly and Cool Things to Do in NYC This Week, October 18th, 2013

    OK guys, it's fall for real this time. There's a whole week and a half of cider events, Halloween and its parties is fast approaching, and it's the best time of the year for farmer's market shopping. Hello gourds everything.
    You Know You're a Green New Yorker When ...

    You Know You’re a Green New Yorker When …

    You feel gratified when you see a homeless person fishing recyclables out of the trash. You love the subway system in theory, but cuss it out at least once a week. You get bike rage instead of road rage. ^!@&%* pedestrians! You've waited for more than 25 minutes in a line at Whole Foods or...
    Is Fracking New York as Bad as We Think It Is?

    Is Fracking New York as Bad as We Think It Is?

    Fracking might come to New York next year. Is this calamitous or actually OK? I wrote a story about the controversial (to put it mildly) energy extraction practice for LearnVest. Let me know what you think in the comments! It inspires vitriolic debate between environmentalists, businessmen and politicians. It’s a stunning scientific advance, economic savior...