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Why Shopping Small & Smart Matters

Lisa Lori | Posted 11.30.2015 | Business
Lisa Lori

One of the best aspects of owning a local business, is feeling like you are contributing to life in your community, Small businesses are often the sponsors of local causes, sports teams and community centers. Certainly, big companies employ many people, and give back to communities, but small businesses uniquely give a community energy, personality and culture.

Creating Your Fall Eco-Minimalist Wardrobe

Christine Escobar | Posted 09.01.2015 | Style
Christine Escobar

Being an eco-minimalist style maven means not only choosing materials that are fairly traded and sweatshop free, but also choosing well made apparel that needn't be replaced often, as well as retooling what you already own.

Leaderful Communities: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 07.23.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

In Kenya, Joan Otpi trains farmers to create fortified, nutrient-rich flour; in Pennsylvania, Janet Chambers launched a mentoring program for high school girls; and in El Salvador, Michelle Leach is giving youth a way to develop a local economy.

Slowing Down Fashion

Maria Rodale | Posted 06.16.2015 | Green
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Marci Zaroff, ecofashion pioneer, founder of Under the Canopy, and president of Portico Brands "Be the change you wish to see in t...

Reforming Fashion By Making It More Eco-Conscious

MeiMei Fox | Posted 12.29.2014 | Style
MeiMei Fox

Are you one of those super environmental types who shops at Whole Foods and your local farmer's market, avoids GMOs, and does your housekeeping only with eco-friendly soaps and detergents? But then when it comes to fashion, suddenly all their rules about purchasing products that are good for the earth fly away.

Is Eco-Fashion Full of Scrap? Watch and Find Out

Daniela Papi | Posted 12.29.2014 | Impact
Daniela Papi

Tonlé's campaign points out that every year 100 million pounds of textiles worldwide are thrown away, which equals the weight of 14 cruise ships.

Meet One Hero in the Slow-Clothing Movement

Carolyn Bucior | Posted 06.30.2014 | Fifty
Carolyn Bucior

The battle between post-consumer clothing and new, mass-produced clothing has an unsung hero in college student Sarah Vandelist.

Celebrating Oscar Week With Red Carpet, Green Dress

Zem Joaquin | Posted 06.01.2014 | Green
Zem Joaquin

"It is not just about a pretty dress," says Amis Cameron. "Because we all wear clothes every day, it is important to start thinking about how they are dyed and milled and what that is doing to our planet and our bodies in the name of fashion.

Deborah Lindquist: The Color Green, St Patrick's Day, & The End of the Rainbow

Red Room | Posted 05.11.2014 | Style
Red Room

By Deborah Lindquist If I don't wear green on St. Patrick's day, will I get pinched? What about the pot of gold? According to Irish folklore, misc...

Looking for Humane Angora? It Exists!

Starre Vartan | Posted 02.11.2014 | Style
Starre Vartan

There are animal-loving designers who have committed to making truly cruelty-free fashions from harvested fur (the animal is not killed, but shorn or brushed to remove usable fiber); they make wonderful and terrifically long-lasting pieces.

The Truth About the Clothes We Wear: How Fashion Impacts Health and the Environment

Beth Greer | Posted 08.31.2013 | Green
Beth Greer

Most of the clothes we wear (unless they are labeled "Fair Trade" or "Organic") contain some pretty toxic additives. For example, conventionally grown cotton uses more insecticides than any other single crop.

Indego Africa's Women-Led Global Supply Chain

Indego Africa | Posted 08.03.2013 | Impact
Indego Africa

The effectiveness of Indego Africa's market access program for our artisan partners is only as good as its globally-integrated sales, creative, and production function.

Earth Day 2013: Hug A Tree Wearing These!

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 04.22.2013 | Black Voices

Hooray, it's Earth Day! Which means it's the perfect time to raise the roof in celebration of another day on God's green earth, and give Mother Nature...

Why Fashion Week Is Going Green

Susan Scafidi | Posted 04.13.2013 | Style
Susan Scafidi

As the fashion world incorporates environmental and other ethical concerns into brand identity, sustainability is becoming the new normal. In other words, eco-chic is going mainstream.

Eco-Fashionista Bianca Alexander on Feel-Good Style in the Snowy Season

Zoe Helene | Posted 02.16.2013 | Style
Zoe Helene

Style is about more than just looking good. The old rules of fashion no longer apply -- style at the price of people and the planet is not beauty-ful. When shopping for feel-good fashion, keep these fundamentals at top of mind (and heart).

Artisan Up-Cycled Jewelry: The Everything-Old-Is-New-Again Fashion Trend

Zoe Helene | Posted 01.06.2013 | Green
Zoe Helene

In recent years, artists working on the edge have been busy transforming discarded materials into wearable art. Through exquisite attention to detail, these artisans are able to make finely crafted pieces coveted by museum curators, celebrity stylists and private collectors alike.

Recycling Just Got Literal

Marissa Lepor | Posted 10.22.2012 | Teen
Marissa Lepor

Brindel Rothspan, a 71-year-old native of Los Angeles, CA has been knitting tote bags from recycled newspaper ties for the past three years. Who knew recycling could be so much fun?

Deborah Lindquist: A Fun and Flirty Fall

Red Room | Posted 10.20.2012 | Style
Red Room

For those of us who feel that living in our swimsuit at the beach might be a good plan to beat the heat, here are a few ways to make that idea a fashion statement for fall -- while using a bit of pin-up sensibility.

Deborah Lindquist: Back to Basics

Red Room | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style
Red Room

Seasons change. But it's nice to know you can always wear your favorite go-to basics in any season. As summer winds down and fall creeps in, adding some new versatile basic pieces to your wardrobe makes your life a little less complicated.

15-Year-Old Wears Newspaper Dress To Newseum (PHOTOS)

Posted 07.20.2012 | Teen

When 15-year-old Jennifer Tran recently visited the Newseum, she decided that she wasn't just going to look at the news -- she was going to make headl...

Fair Trade: A Utopian Concept Surviving in a Dystopian World

Odelia Kaly | Posted 09.18.2012 | Teen
Odelia Kaly

Throw your metaphorical corporate life out of the proverbial window and start afresh by sustaining the earth and its inhabitants. This is change we can believe in.

10 Neat Resources to Re-Fashion Our (Life) Styles

Kaity Tsui | Posted 08.19.2012 | Style
Kaity Tsui

As we go through the motions and figure out what works for our bodies as well as our closets, it's amazing how we -- by choice or not -- are part of the fashion world, a living, breathing, constantly evolving system.

Indie Miami Designer Launches Industrially Chic Line

The Huffington Post | Amanda McCorquodale | Posted 05.08.2012 | Miami

Moving from Wisconsin to Miami and from designing kick-ass geometric jewelry to industrially chic clothes, Emily Peters just launched a Kickstarter ca...

PHOTOS: Stunning Eco-Conscious Dresses

Posted 03.27.2012 | Green

By Dow-Yung Kou, LuxEco Living Editorial Assistant: Saving the environment is not just about finding rare and exotic eco-friendly materials. In fac...

Deborah Lindquist: Dressing up for February -- the Love Month!

Red Room | Posted 04.11.2012 | Style
Red Room

From hot, fiery red to the softest, seashell pink, there is a perfect shade of red for you. While your friend with pale skin and jet black hair can wear the darkest shade of red and look goth/fabulous, you may be a green-eyed redhead and will look better in a peachy pink tone.