Rules to Shop By

When it comes to buying clothes, many people buy whatever strikes their fancy. Sure they may look at price, brand or sizing, but all in all, if they like it and they can afford it, they buy it.
And listen, I’m in the same boat!  I’ve bought my fair share of clothes simply because they were [...]

Host a Clothing Swap to Benefit Domestic Violence Shelters

The numbers are sobering. In March of 2010, in one 24-hour period, more than 65,000 women and children recieved life saving assistance from a domestic violence shelter. And in one day, more than 10,000 of these women and children’s needs were unmet simply due to lack of funds.
Experts believe that a bad economy can trigger [...]

Fair Trade Coffee E-Tasting on Tuesday!

Ok, I know how weird that title must look. An e-tasting? What the heck is that? And what could it possibly have to do with fair trade?
First, some background. I have a serious love affair with coffee. And I’m not alone; coffee (along with chocolate) is the most traded good around the world. And I’ve [...]

Eco-Friendly, Fair Trade Purse Accessories

You’ve got your eco friendly handbag. So why not fill it with some awesome handmade accessories?
I wanted to write a quick post today to highlight some of my favorite eco friendly and/or fair trade accessories. These are all lovely things we can stash in our bags (or, give as little gifts this holiday season). Fun!
1. [...]

And the Winner Is…

So, ready to know who won our 1 Fabulous Giveaway?
Using Random. org, out of 77 responses, the 49th entry came up, which is Eugenia.
Her comment:
I “like” Earth Divas on Facebook.
Congratulations, Eugenia! I’ll be contacting you through email so we can get your prize worked out. Whoo-hoo!
I wish everyone could win. But the good news is [...]

Disposable Ballet Shoes Coming to a Club Near You

Ok, I have to admit that I’ve had my fair share of late nights out dancing. And getting home at 2 or 3 a.m. can be a tiring experience, especially when you’re already exhausted.
Most women wear heels when they go out dancing. And walking home home on tired and sore feet, in heels, can be [...]

How Bacteria Is Helping Clean Up Textile Waste

You might not think that pickle-spoiling bacteria has anything to do with the fashion industry. It seems almost a ludicrous comparison, right?
Well, this particular type of bacteria (as seen in the picture above) has a double life. Scientists have recently discovered that when it’s not out there spoiling pickles for the likes of you and [...]

Detroit’s Femilia Couture Creates Sustainable High Fashion

Detroit isn’t known for it’s high fashion. It’s known for a lot of things, but certainly not that. But the designers at Femilia Couture are changing that by bringing sustainability and high fashion to the Motor City.
Femilia Couture was created over three years ago by Emily Thornhill and Fotula Lambros. The two designers have taken [...]

Yellow Sheep Kick Off London’s Wool Week!

So, how cool are these vibrant sheep? They were colored this way to help raise awareness for London’s Wool Week, a campaign created by Prince Charles to help boost the UK’s wool industry, which has been flagging lately due to decreased demand and falling prices.
And before you get up in arms about the dyed sheep [...]

Fun Ideas for Upcycling Clothing

If you have some fun fabric or old clothes and you need some inspiration for what to do with them, then this is the post for you.
I’m in this situation myself. I recently rescued several yards of uber-cool early 1970s fabric from my grandmother’s house last time I was there. It was in the trash [...]