How To Put Together A Fair Trade Easter Basket

When you look at the typical Easter basket here’s what you see: plastic grass, plastic eggs, plastic toys, and lots of lots of candy. Not very eco-friendly!
We can, however, make Easter baskets for our friends and family that ARE kind to the environment. I’m talking about the trend this year of making earth-friendly, fair-trade Easter [...]

Tom's of Maine Starting Green Fashion Line…

I’ve been using Tom’s of Maine toothpaste and deodorant for years. Their line of eco-friendly personal care products is amazing, and because they don’t use many of the chemicals and additives that big name brands use, their products are also very healthy and safe.
Another thing I like about Tom’s is that the company itself is [...]

How to Green Your Wardrobe

Yesterday I wrote about ethical clothing, and how big of an impact our clothes have on the world around us.
But what I didn’t touch on was how we can make our current clothes more sustainable.
The amount of clothes we go through here in America is astonishing. According the Planet Green, the average American will throw [...]

What Does "Ethical Clothing" Really Mean?

When people hear the term “ethical clothing”, they’re not really sure what it means. And really, there isn’t a tried-and-true definition of what ethical clothing is. My take on ethical clothing is that it means a lot of things, and it’s a concept I wanted to explore a bit today.
The problem with most of our [...]

What You Need To Know About Fair Trade Wine

Many people haven’t heard of fair trade wine. I consider myself to be pretty “fair trade” savvy, but even I didn’t know about it until a few weeks ago!
As you can imagine, however, I was thrilled to learn about it, especially since fair trade wine is still fairly new here in the States.
How big is [...]

5 Awesome Eco Gifts for Mother's Day

Ok, I know Mother’s Day isn’t until May 9. But it takes time to find something special for your Mom. I know because I go through it every year.
Whatever gift I decide on, I always make sure that it’s eco-friendly or fair trade. Eco friendly and fair trade Mother’s Day gifts are going to be [...]

Why You Should Be Buying Bamboo Fabrics

Did you know that bamboo can grow up to 4 ft per day?
No, I promise that’s not a typo. That’s four feet. Per day. Which is why it’s probably one of the most sustainable plants on Earth.
Amazing Bamboo…
This amazing plant is used as a building material, as a musical instrument, as fabric, in medicine, and [...]

Saying "I Do"? Then Have A Fair Trade Wedding!

If you’re saying “I Do” this year, congratulations! Planning a wedding is a huge undertaking, and in all the to-do it’s easy to forget that our weddings can have a huge impact on our environment, and the world.
Eco-weddings (which are also often called fair trade or “ethical” weddings) are becoming the newest trend as more [...]

The Benefits of Hemp Fabric

It’s kind of amazing to think that people were using hemp fabric as far back as 8000 B.C. ┬áHemp has an incredible array of uses because it’s so cheap and easy to grow.
There’s a lot of misinformation out there about this wonderful plant, however. And I wanted to take just a few minutes today to [...]

5 Awesome Fair Trade Bags For Spring

I don’ t know about you, but to me March feels like being born again. I was out walking my dogs yesterday and saw crocuses and daffodils finally coming up. Amazing!
Now that winter is finally in the rear view mirror, you might be ready to update your wardrobe a bit. I know I sure am.
Well, [...]