How to Throw an Eco-Friendly Summer Party

I love summer. I love the sunshine, walking with barefeet, beatiful dresses, and of course, summer parties.
Lots of people love throwing summer parties. It’s the best time of year to get together with friends! But it’s important that we try to lesson our impact with our get-togethers.
Here are some tips to help get you started:
1. [...]

Cool, Eco-Friendly Jeans

So earlier this week I posted about the environmental impact of our jeans. I hadn’t known how very bad our denim could be on the environment, but after researching and writing that post, I sure know now. I love my jeans, but I’m sure going to think twice before I buy a brand new pair.
Today [...]

The Environmental Impact of: Our Jeans

If you’re anything like me, then you live in your jeans. Jeans are cool, they’re comfortable, and they never go out of style.
But have you ever given any thought to your jeans’ impact on the environment?
Many people haven’t. But, denim can be surprisingly bad for Mother Earth.
Consider a simple pair of “weathered” or “stone washed” [...]

How to Be A Savvy Thrift Store Shopper

I love eco fashion. Bamboo, hemp, organic cotton…they’re all wonderful fabrics that help lighten our footprint on the earth.
But when we’re talking “light”, we can’t get much lighter than reusing something that’s already made. Which is why thrift store shopping might be the ultimate green choice when it comes to buying clothes.
As a seasoned thrift [...]

Take Care of Your Clothes with Soap Nuts

Laundry. It’s as inescapable as death and taxes.
Although laundry will never be as fun as sitting in the sunshine having a picnic, we can make it a little more bearable both on us, and the environment.
By using soap nuts instead of regular detergent.
What the Heck are Soap Nuts?
Soap Nuts are actually not a nut at [...]

Eco Friendly Shopping Bags That You’ll WANT To Carry Around

So, hopefully by now most of us are carrying reusable shopping bags to the store. Even in rural areas I’ve started seeing people carrying their bags in, which is awesome news.
The only downside is that a lot of the reusable bags out there are just downright ugly. And, I can’t understand why. After all, we’re [...]

Fair Trade Beauty Products You’ll Love

So, we’ve talked about fair trade bags, fair trade fashion, fair trade coffee, and fair trade chocolate.
But what about fair trade beauty products?
Many people aren’t aware that fair trade beauty products exist. But they do, thanks in large part to main ingredients like cocoa butter and shea butter, which can be fairly traded from countries [...]

Keep Up With EcoStyle Magazine

When it comes to green style, usually I randomly surf the web to see what top designers are up to. But I recently discovered an amazing, online-only magazine with gorgeous pictures, and an inside track on what’s going on in green fashion.
World, meet EcoStyle Magazine.
EcoStyle was created in 2009, and its goal is to bridge [...]

How to Recycle Your Flip Flops

If you’re like me, then you probably have a sad pair of flip flops in your closet. You know…they’re dirty, the rubber’s flat, and they’re scuffed like they’ve seen a few too many days at the beach.
In short, it might be time for a new pair of recycled flip flops.
But, how can you recycle the [...]