Sustainable and toxin-free living

Sustainable and toxin-free living

How to Ensure Your Wedding and Engagement Rings are Ethical and Eco-Friendly

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  • Apr 26, 2021
It's a symbol of your love, something that you will wear and look at for the rest of your life. Your wedding and engagement rings, then, have to embody your values, not just aesthetically, but the kind of spouse and person you want to be. So make it sustainable and ethical and compassionate.

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More from Melissa Joy Manning

Have I Told You How Much I Love Nordstrom?

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  • Feb 13, 2017
  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...
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I Talked About Sustainable Fashion With Maxine Bédat of Zady, Mara Hoffman, Melissa Joy Manning, and Kristy Caylor of Maiyet

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  • Oct 13, 2016
I think I would consider this a career highlight. First of all, I love podcasts. I especially love podcasts with really intelligent, vibrant women. Some of my favorite moments these days are when I’m striding down a New York street, the voice of an inspirational woman in my ear, giving...
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How to Propose to Your Eco-Friendly (and Hyper-Organized) Girlfriend

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  • Jul 20, 2015
1. Create Plenty of Decoys, so She Doesn’t Suspect Not all was well in the land of Illich and Alden. For the past, oh, four months, I had become increasingly annoyed with Illich’s inability to plan anything, or even just manage his time. I felt like I was the one...
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7 Online Stores Where You Can Get Mom the Perfect Eco-Friendly Gift

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  • Apr 30, 2015
When I was little and lazy and not very sensitive (as kids are), I used to get my mom one gift for her birthday and Mother’s Day together. (Her birthday is two weeks before Mother’s Day. Not even that close.) I don’t do that anymore, because I’m a grownup and...
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Making Sustainable Jewelry at Melissa Joy Manning’s Studio in SoHo

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  • Feb 10, 2015
I’ve decided my favorite way to spend a cold evening is making sustainable jewelry in a basement in SoHo. Melissa Joy Manning, the high-end, sustainable jewelry designer, has a lovely new-ish store at 12 Wooster in SoHo. It showcases her organic and refined jewelry designs in antique cases, alongside cut geodes...
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