Earth Day & the Perils of Greenwashing in Fashion & Beauty

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April is a happy month for those of us who are nature-lovers and proponents of all that is green and sustainable. We get to revel in our green choices, give ourselves a pat on the back, and then challenge ourselves to learn more and to do even better. With Earth Week (Apr 16th-22nd) and Earth [...]

Spring 2014 Fashion Trends – What You Need to Know

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I have a bit of a confession to make- I have mixed feelings about the new set of “trends” forecast every season. Personally I much more appreciate the personal style approach: discover what you like that makes you feel good, and wear that- NOT what some magazine on the stands tells you is a “must-have”. [...]

5 Ways to Make 2014 the Year of Sustainable Style

Eco Chic

Many of us start a new year with resolutions- to eat more healthy, exercise, and other challenges to be a better, happier person. Another way to be happier and healthier is to make more earth-friendly choices. You can do it stylishly, too. Need a little inspiration? Before you add to your wardrobe, consider these 5 [...]

Holiday Gifts & Get-ups for the (Eco) Fashion Lover

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With the holiday season upon us, chances are you’ve got at least one party penciled in on your calendar.  Whether it’s a work function, a night out with friends or a New Year’s Eve celebration, you may be looking for a little inspiration for your outfit. There’s no right or wrong way to do holiday [...]

What Green Fashion Needs – A Nutritional Label

Team Eco Etsy Fashion

I see many shades of green- especially when it comes to fashion.  Vintage, second-hand, sweatshop-free, organic, re-purposed, recycled… there are so many ways to participate in eco-friendly fashion.  Below are some picks from fellow Eco Etsy team members TheSlowCatwalk, PierogiPicnic and VeraVague. Awareness is growing and more consumers are interested green fashion, and I’m sure [...]