This post is the beginning of a series in which myself and a good friend of mine who is far away in Paris will be making our own all-natural beauty products for the holidays. So stay tuned!
The first step: get containers. I thought this would be easy – just a quick visit to jarstore.com and I’d be all set! Nope. If I was going to make all-natural cosmetics I needed to find eco-friendly containers to put them in. As I researched, one question kept leading to another instead of answering the first. What follows is my train of thought and some of the answers I found along the way. Continue reading →
I did a post on eco-sexy lingerie a while back, and promised a few of my readers I would follow it up with one on eco-studly boxers.
Men: are you looking for soft and comfy boxers that are also good for the earth? Here are a few places to shop:
1. By Nature is a UK Eco Store (they ship to the US though, I checked) that sells bamboo and organic cotton boxers.
The ones pictured here are made from recycled white pine-tree pruning, which, according to the site, is as soft as silk with the feel of cashmere and the coolness of linen. It also regulates body temperature, is antibacterial, fast-drying and biodegradable.
You can get eco-briefs, boxers, and sport trunks at By Nature. Plus you know, other non-mens-underwear things. Continue reading →
How can this elusive and kinetic thing we call fashion be recycled? As Heidi Klum so often reminds us: “In fashion, one day you’re in; the next day you’re out.” So how do you reuse?
I’m not an expert stylist by any means but I’ve come across a few different ways to recycle clothing. The first and most obvious, of course, is to go vintage. Shop at second-hand and thrift stores, or expensive carefully-curated vintage shops. I bought this lovely little purse at a thrift store in Philadelphia last week (I believe it was at 4th & Fitzwater for anyone in the area):
Is it enough that fashion designers have the intention of being sustainable? Well, no. But does it make a difference? Is it a step in the right direction? Usually.
There are a lot of factors to consider when making clothing, and a lot of steps along the way for things to go wrong. Designers have to keep track of the environmental and human costs of their products from harvesting the cotton or producing the synthetic to manufacturing, shipping and retail. Inevitably, trade-offs must be made. Organic fabrics can still be sewn together by exploited workers Continue reading →