Eco-Fashion Blog Profile: greenLAgirl

You know what it’s like to find an eco-living blog, and you love it so much that you fall in and don’t emerge for hours?
It’s probably happened to most people once or twice. Well, it happened to me the other day when I discovered greenLAgirl’s blog. The blog focuses on fair trade, eco fashion, and [...]

The Power of the Sewing Machine…

When most people think of sweatshops, they picture women and children behind row after row of sewing machines. The sweat is beaded on their brow, the air is hot and stuffy, and they stay that way for 12-14 hours per day.
The reality is actually pretty close to this, actually. Sweatshops are awful places, and the [...]

The Truth About SweatShops…

We’ve all heard about how bad sweatshops are. ┬áBut, what does that really mean? I mean, what is a sweatshop, and who works there? What do they make?
I started wondering this today because of Wal-Mart. Did you know that, according to PBS, Wal-Mart is the biggest employer in the United States outside the Federal Government?
They’re [...]

Eco Friendly Sandals for Summer

Can you believe we’ve finally made it to sandal season? If you’re lucky enough to live in a warm state, like Florida or California, then you’ve been there for awhile. But for the rest of us, we’re just now tasting the sweet, soft air of approaching summer.
This means that it’s time for a new pair [...]

Organic Sunscreen: What It Is, and Why You Need It

Up until last year, I really didn’t care what kind of sunscreen I bought. And I sure wasn’t buying organic sunscreen, that’s for sure. I didn’t think twice about slathering on Banana Boat, or Aveeno, or Neutragena. Didn’t matter to me!
Well, this is the way things were until I read this report put out by [...]

Why You Should Buy Ethical Silver

Did you know that silver mining, which is lumped under the heading of “industrial mining”, is one of the world’s most destructive industries? It’s highly polluting to the environment, and the industry often engages in labor practices that practically mimic slavery. Many mining companies use child labor in their mines.
Most of the world’s silver comes [...]

Eco Friendly, Fair Trade Wedding Dresses

Eco Friendly wedding dresses: five years ago, you probably would have had a hard time finding one.
But today? They’re all the rage, and with good reason.
Awareness is growing about the importance of making responsible decisions, and many brides want to start their new life off right with a dress that’s fair trade and/or eco friendly.
The [...]

World Fair Trade Day is Saturday, May 8!

World Fair Trade Day is tomorrow! This celebration is a relatively new movement to help raise awareness of Fair Trade around the world.
Basically, it’s a series of events taking place all over the world to help people understand how powerful Fair Trade is, and how they can help change the world simply by buying Fair [...]

Why It’s Time Guys Starting Carrying a Handbag

Ladies, how many times have you been out with your spouse, partner, or friend, when he asked you, full of innocence, to “carry something” for him?
Imagine you’re walking in downtown Chicago with your bag-less significant other. Here’s how it goes…
Your Partner: Hey, would you mind carrying something for me?
You: Sure! Hand it over, I’ll throw [...]

Eco-Friendly Mother’s Day Bags

If you’re looking for some eco-friendly Mother’s Day gift ideas that are really unique, look no further. I want to take just a few minutes today to highlight some of the new fair trade bags we have in for spring, because they’re really beautiful and would make a perfect gift for Moms.
These are also bags [...]