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18 Green Gifts for the Home

18 Green Gifts for the Home

A house becomes a home when it's filled with the energy of those who live there, and the houseware items we've put together for this year's gift guide can help make a home as luminous and eco-friendly

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INFOGRAPHIC: Why Organic Cotton is the Most Ethical Choice

INFOGRAPHIC: Why Organic Cotton is the Most Ethical Choice

  For those who may be unaware, there is a common and saddening epidemic that exists in today’s textile industry, where impoverished textile workers labor in cotton fields and factories

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Naomi Paul Handcrafts Minimalist Flat Pack Pendant Lights from Crocheted Knits

Naomi Paul Handcrafts Minimalist Flat Pack Pendant Lights from Crocheted Knits

Designer Naomi Paul is perhaps best known for her award-winning "Omi" lighting collection, which consist of lamps made from fashion industry waste. Her dedication to sustainability is integrated into

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WWF Teams Up With Rapanui to Release Wildlife-Inspired Eco-Fashion Produced by Wind Power

WWF Teams Up With Rapanui to Release Wildlife-Inspired Eco-Fashion Produced by Wind Power

The World Wide Fund for Nature in the UK teamed up with eco-fashion brand Rapanui to release a range of wildlife-inspired t-shirts and sweatshirts. Founded by surfer brothers Rob and Mart Drake-Knight,

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EcoSmart World’s Refillable Markers Won’t Make Your Kid Funny in the Head on Art Days

EcoSmart World’s Refillable Markers Won’t Make Your Kid Funny in the Head on Art Days

Remember when you were a kid and the worst thing about art day was those terrible Magic Markers. They gave you all those crappy off colors, smelled funny, and scratched terribly against paper when they

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Win a Sustainable Cassia Weekender Bag from Canopy Verde

Win a Sustainable Cassia Weekender Bag from Canopy Verde

Spring has sprung, which means it's time to dust off your sandals and emerge from your cave, but you'll need company. We've teamed up with Canopy Verde to give away one of their awesome Cassia weekender

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LAST CHANCE: Win An Organic Cotton Scarf and Glove Combo From Indigenous (Worth $147)

LAST CHANCE: Win An Organic Cotton Scarf and Glove Combo From Indigenous (Worth $147)

TODAY is the last day to enter! Bundle up with this scarf and glove set! Still shivering away these wintry days? Well this will surely warm you up!  Ecouterre is teaming up with Indigenous to give away

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GIVEAWAY: Win an Organic Cotton Tassel Scarf from Indigenous (Worth $70)!

GIVEAWAY: Win an Organic Cotton Tassel Scarf from Indigenous (Worth $70)!

If one of your new year's resolutions was to buy more ethical clothing, then you're in the right place. We're teaming up with our friends over at Indigenous to give THREE lucky readers a super-soft

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Loomstate Launches New Line of Organic Cotton T-Shirts to Aid Hurricane Sandy Recovery Efforts

Loomstate Launches New Line of Organic Cotton T-Shirts to Aid Hurricane Sandy Recovery Efforts

With Congress dragging its feet, NYC-based fashion company Loomstate is putting together a Superstorm Sandy relief package of its own. The company recently launched a trio of 100-percent

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LAST CHANCE: Win an Eco-Friendly Sprout Watch (Worth Up To $80!)

LAST CHANCE: Win an Eco-Friendly Sprout Watch (Worth Up To $80!)

  A well-designed watch is a great way to add a little something extra to an outfit. From colorful faces with unique illustrations to more classic styles fashioned with sustainable

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“Dirty White Gold’s” Leah Borromeo Talks About Farmer Suicides and GM Cotton

“Dirty White Gold’s” Leah Borromeo Talks About Farmer Suicides and GM Cotton

Cotton is at the heart of clothing manufacturing, but as most only see the material in its final, hanger-hugging form, few are aware of the incredible human and environmental costs associated with its

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Organic by John Patrick’s 2013 Resort Collection is an Eclectic Boho Boy-Girl Party

Organic by John Patrick’s 2013 Resort Collection is an Eclectic Boho Boy-Girl Party

Androgyny is the word for Organic by John Patrick's Resort 2013 collection. Borrowing from the boys and inspired by Edit DeAk, co-founder of the ’70s zine Art-Rite, John Patrick has created

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11 Things We Learned from H&M’s Sustainability Report

11 Things We Learned from H&M’s Sustainability Report

H&M is a fast-fashion mogul - due to their low-wage production and trendy pieces we wouldn't label them a paragon of ethical fashion. However they have pursued several sustainable initiatives, and

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Is This Diamond-Encrusted $400,000 T-Shirt the World’s Most Expensive?

Is This Diamond-Encrusted $400,000 T-Shirt the World’s Most Expensive?

What's the most money you've ever spent on a t-shirt?  We're guessing it's no where near the £256,500 ($405,000) price-tag on this diamond-encrusted number.  Although there doesn't seem to be a

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Victoria’s Secret is Being Investigated by Homeland Security for Alleged Child Labor

Victoria’s Secret is Being Investigated by Homeland Security for Alleged Child Labor

The brand responsible for skimpy underthings and famous fashion shows is now under investigation by Homeland Security for using child labor.  This story is stranger than most, though, with Fairtrade

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Victoria’s Secret is Allegedly Using Child Cotton Laborers in Africa

Victoria’s Secret is Allegedly Using Child Cotton Laborers in Africa

Hardly angelic behavior, Victoria’s Secret was recently outed in a report by Bloomberg News that alleged the company has been using malnourished, underaged West African children to pick the cotton

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Buy PACT and Architecture for Humanity’s New Undies and Help Rebuild a Village in Japan

Buy PACT and Architecture for Humanity’s New Undies and Help Rebuild a Village in Japan

We all know how important our undergarments are in our daily lives but did you know they could provide a totally different kind of support than what you're used to? Yesterday, PACT unveiled its new

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CityFabric Prints Your Favorite Town on Tees to Promote Civic Responsibility

CityFabric Prints Your Favorite Town on Tees to Promote Civic Responsibility

Founder Matt Tomasulo was a city planning student in Raleigh, North Carolina who decided to create and sell shirts printed with his own town at local markets. The hand-screened, water based ink designs

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14 Eco-Friendly Knit Accessories to Keep You Cozy

14 Eco-Friendly Knit Accessories to Keep You Cozy

Instead of cranking up the heat this winter, why not stay warm in a more earth-friendly way -- like bundling up in super cute knit accessories. Not only will you save some dough, but you'll be the most

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Win $150 Worth of Organic Cotton Undies From PACT!

Win $150 Worth of Organic Cotton Undies From PACT!

Starting fall off with a fresh feeling is difficult when you're wearing grody old underpants. Luckily, our friends at PACT want to help you out with that - so they're giving away $150 worth of super comfy

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13 Eco-Friendly Back-To-School Supplies for a Sustainable School Year

13 Eco-Friendly Back-To-School Supplies for a Sustainable School Year

Naked Binder - $7-$16 at Naked Binder Behance Action Line - $5 and up from Creatives Outfitter ecosystem Notebooks - $10.95 at ecosystem TreeSmart Recycled Newspaper Pencils - $8 for 12 at TreeSmart 7

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IKEA Pledges to Transition to 100% “Better Cotton” by 2015

IKEA Pledges to Transition to 100% “Better Cotton” by 2015

Swedish furniture company IKEA impressed us once again with its announcement on Wednesday that it wants all of the cotton it uses to adhere to Better Cotton Initiative standards. The BCI, a

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Tara St. James Presents Fall 2011 Collection at New York Fashion Week

Tara St. James Presents Fall 2011 Collection at New York Fashion Week

Gold stars all around for Tara St. James and her team, who presented Study NY's Fall/Winter 2011 collection on Monday at New York Fashion Week. Part classroom, part runway, the Standard Hotel High Line

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H&M Will Launch Their Eco-Chic “Conscious Collection” for Earth Month in April

H&M Will Launch Their Eco-Chic “Conscious Collection” for Earth Month in April

H&M came under fire last year for their questionable clothing disposal practices, but the famed company is looking to turn a new leaf this upcoming Earth Month with their new "Conscious Collection."

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Organic T-Shirt Dress from Silvr Lining is a Wardrobe Essential

Organic T-Shirt Dress from Silvr Lining is a Wardrobe Essential

If you’ve been looking to give your closet a lift with few more basics, but keep hitting a retail wall clad in leopard print, then you may want to consider some of these easy, breezy pieces from

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“Textured” Kuma Organic Pillows Are a Comfy Optical Illusion

“Textured” Kuma Organic Pillows Are a Comfy Optical Illusion

Looking for some eco-friendly pillows that don't look like they're made from hemp? These sophisticated throw pillows from Areaware are just the thing! Designed by Ross Menuez and hand silk-screened on

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GIVEAWAY: Win a Popomomo Hemp/Organic-Cotton Tunic (Worth $72!)

GIVEAWAY: Win a Popomomo Hemp/Organic-Cotton Tunic (Worth $72!)

If you weren’t able to indulge yourself with a little shopping spree this summer, then you've got to enter our latest fabulous and fashionable giveaway! We’ve teamed up with Amy DuFault, fashion

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GIVEAWAY: Win a Popomomo Hemp/Organic-Cotton Tunic (Worth $72!)

GIVEAWAY: Win a Popomomo Hemp/Organic-Cotton Tunic (Worth $72!)

Tunics are the perfect way to spend a summer stylishly and comfortably, so this week we’ve teamed up with newly launched eco-fashion boutique Shift to give away this striped little number to one lucky

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Loomstate’s World Cup Ready Organic Cotton Soccer Balls

Loomstate’s World Cup Ready Organic Cotton Soccer Balls

Could your child be the next Cristiano Ronaldo? The World Cup is in full play, so what better way to get the family going than with this eco-friendly mini-soccer ball from Loomstate?! Measuring at a

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The Top 12 Brands and Retailers Scooping Up Organic Cotton

The Top 12 Brands and Retailers Scooping Up Organic Cotton

With the latest release of Organic Exchange’s annual ranking of the top purchasers of organic cotton, we were more than pleased to hear that even in the face of a troubled economy, the global retail

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