Shopping Guide: Eco-friendly Craft Suppliers

Hug a Tree with Me

Shopping Guide: Eco-friendly Craft Suppliers: Amazon: Although Amazon is not strictly an eco-friendly shopping place, they do carry an impressive inventory of sustainable alternatives. Buy Green: You can find Non-VOC paints and eco varnishes at Buy Green. Earth Safe Finishes: Earth Safe Finishes carries an massive inventory of eco paints, varnishes and dyes all formulated with non-toxic, non-VOC and water based ingredients.

The Little Fair Trade Shop Shows Masdar Its Big Heart

Green Prophet

Come sun or more sun, Sabeen Ahmed intends to keep growing the Middle East’s first fair trade store. Along with other vendors, Sabeen Ahmed set up her little eco-booth for the first time at Masdar City’s Street Fair and Organic Market last Friday. But the Little Fair Trade Shop’s founder is so passionate about what she does that she presses on despite a flock of obstacles.


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10 Ways to Make Autumn a Little more Eco-Friendly.

Elephant Journal

There are things about fall that I love, but I'm also trying to be a more eco-friendly consumer, conscious of what I'm buying, where it comes from, and the greater impact of my purchases. Z ADMIN Green Featured Today autumn awareness candles change clean eco eco-friendly environment fair trade fall fall season family farmer's market green Halloween healing life live better mindfulness organic pesticides scented candles season sustainable thanksgiving toxic

Beautiful Fair-Trade and Ethical Wedding Dresses: Lena Medoyeff Studio Does it Right

Eco Chic

Her friend taught her how to make patterns, and Lena made clothes for herself and other volunteers too. Now the owner at her own studio, she creates affordable, modern wedding dresses from Fair Trade materials that are made at a mill in India where she knows the workers are paid well and treated fairly, using materials that are dyed with natural colors. Related on Eco-Chick: . 8 Eco-Friendly Wedding Dress Designers You Should Know.

Top Ten Eco-Friendly Toys for Kids

Green Home Blog

The Best Eco-Friendly Toys for Your Kids. Play the Earthopoly board game to explain the dangers of global warming and pollution or give them eco-flashcards to give them ideas about ways they can help the earth. Look for eco-friendly wood products. Buy fair-trade. You can help ensure the well-being of your kids and others by buying fair trade products.

Eco-Friendly Christmas Gift Giving

Green Furniture Home Design

Here are some common gifts from some common gift categories that I consider to be eco-friendly: Clothing. T-shirts, PJs, sweaters, long-johns, hats all come in these eco-friendly materials, you just have to source them. Recycle all your old wax and make some cool custom candles for your friends and family for gifts. In my opinion Christmas gift giving has become insane!

Detoxify your Home with Products from these 5 Eco-Friendly (& Affordable!) Companies.

Elephant Journal

Conscious Consumerism (Sustainable Business) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Green Sustainability (Business, Entrepreneurship, Livelihood) animal friendly carbon footprint eco-friendly fair trade green products method organic cleaning products plant-based PureGreen Seventh Generation ShakleeI used to be of the mindset that I had to clean with bleach and chemicals for something to be clean. It's simply not true.

Lily Cole Launches Eco-Friendly Shoe Line


The English model has partnered with the French eco brand Veja to release a new line of eco-friendly sneakers made with fair trade work. Read More The post Lily Cole Launches Eco-Friendly Shoe Line appeared first on Ecorazzi. Causes Environment Fashion Lifestyle News Top News lily cole

7 Eco-Friendly, Humane Fashion Brands That Are Both Stylish and Affordable.

Elephant Journal

While some people hesitate before buying pricy eco-fashion apparel, these companies make fair-trade fashion that is both stylish and affordable. Arts & Culture Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Green Sustainability (Business, Entrepreneurship, Livelihood) clothes eco-business eco-conscious eco-friendly fashion green fashion style

8 Eco-Friendly Wedding Dress Designers You Should Know

Eco Chic

And in an age of fast fashion, yes, even wedding dresses are made with cheap, polluting fabrics and sewn by women (and maybe even children) not paid a fair wage. The demand for eco-friendly wedding dresses is on the rise. Hundreds of wedding dress designers around the world are using upcycled and sustainable fabrics to make wedding dresses, as well as local or in-house production, and fair-trade practices.

The Eco-Friendly Wedding Planner

Eco Friendly Daily

A friend of mine had her invitations hand-written on handmade paper, and they were beautiful. You can also find organic wines, organic, fair-trade coffeeeven recycled glasses. They have a fairly strict set of guidelines for growing practices to protect both the environment and the farm workers, and the flowers will be healthier for you and your guests to enjoy. Or there are many options for low-impact, ethical eco-tourism.

10 Easy, Eco-friendly Choices to Make at the Grocery Store

Green Home Blog

10 Easy, Eco-friendly Choices to Make at the Grocery Store. Grocery shopping can sometimes seem like a chore, but it’s also one of the best opportunities to make small, eco-friendly changes that can have a big impact. Chose eco-friendly packaging. Buy fair trade. You can ensure the quality of your food and the quality of life for the people who produced it by buying certified fair trade products.

Designer David Peck’s Eco-Friendly CrOp Collection


Peck chooses every item — from organic fabric to low impact dye to fair trade fibers — with care. Read More The post Designer David Peck’s Eco-Friendly CrOp Collection appeared first on Ecorazzi. Fashion Lifestyle News Top News david peck

Be Kind To The Earth and Your Wallet: End-of-Summer Eco Fashion Sales!

Eco Chic

Often, buying organic, sustainable, eco-friendly, fair-trade stuff is more expensive. That’s what happens when the people who are making your stuff are paid a fair wage, the environment isn’t dumped into, and stuff is made in the USA or Europe instead of shipping it halfway around the world and back (right now, fossil fuels are still cheap compared with paying people a decent wage/providing healthcare). appeared first on Eco-Chick.

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Eco-friendly Underwire-free Bras from Faeries Dance (video)

Eco-Vegan Girl

I am so excited to share this video with you because it features some products I'm really excited about and I got to incorporate my new eco-vegan legend system! Soy Lace Bralette by Xylem - $25 fair trade made in the USA organic reclaimed material Alba No Wire Support Bra by Love Nature - $34 organic eco packaging Eternelle No Wire Bra by Peau Ethique (my favorite) - $40 organic fair trade

Green Siem Reap | Where To Eat Near Angkor Wat | Eco-Friendly.

Green Traveler Guides

Sustainable, Fair Trade The vision is to be a “sustainable social enterprise.” Eco training is provided for Khmer people as well as workshops in permaculture gardening techniques. There’s also a gift shop specializing in locally-made Fair Trade products, ensuring that more profits return to the artisans and their communities.

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Tip of the Week – Eco-Friendly Halloween Candy

The Go Green Blog

When buying chocolate treats, look for fair trade goodies. Tags: Eco-Products Healthy Eating Tips Candy fair trade Halloween Organic Halloween is fast approaching! Be prepared for all those treat-or-treaters this year by buying candy treats that are made from organic ingredients , and are naturally colored & flavored.

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Go Eco-friendly with Your 2010 Taxes

Eco Friendly Daily

By now you might already have your W9 and other forms showing proof of employment, so it’s time to get yourself organized so you can file your taxes in an earth friendly way. Before you even dare to look at your receipts and employment forms, you need to settle your mind with an invigorating cup of fair trade coffee or organic tea. Think about any environmentally friendly additions you have made to your home. Are there are eco-friendly deductions that you qualify for?

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Top 10 Eco-Friendly Valentine’s Day Gifts for 2010

The Go Green Blog

Show your partner that you care about him or her as well as the world surrounding the two of you with these top 10 eco-friendly gift ideas for Valentine’s Day 2010. 2- Fair Trade chocolates. Tags: Eco-Products Family beeswax fair trade February 14th Green Goods homemade local Organic Recycle Soy up-cycle upcycle Valentine’s Day

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Puerto Rico’s La Chiwinha: An Ethical, Global Gathering Place in San Juan

Eco Chic

In addition to serving organic teas, coffees, baked treats and small bites, La Chiwinha is Puerto Rico’s first Fair Trade global market, complimented by eco-friendly household products and locally sourced crafts, beauty products, textiles, books, coffee and more. The post Puerto Rico’s La Chiwinha: An Ethical, Global Gathering Place in San Juan appeared first on Eco-Chick.

Tips for an Eco-friendly Java Fix

Eco Friendly Daily

Below are some tips to keep your coffee habit an eco-conscious one. Choose your java wisely and drink certified organic, fair trade coffee. At some point, we all need that pick-me-up remedy in the morning or even when we’re pulling an all nighter. When healthy snacks full of vitamins, minerals and natural sugars fail to do the job, you can always count on a quick java fix.

Summer Sandal Perfection: Accessorized Sseko T-Straps

Eco Chic

The post Summer Sandal Perfection: Accessorized Sseko T-Straps appeared first on Eco-Chick. Fair Fashion accessory convertible eco friendly Fair Trade sandals shoes sseko One of the chief reasons I love spring, summer and fall is feet freedom; it just feels so good to have your toes out and about, and as soon as it’s warm enough to do so, I put away my boots.

Recycled Plastic Bodum Coffee Press

Eco Chic

My mornings aren’t quite right without my two cups of fair trade black coffee. Related: Why We Love NYC’s Think Coffee ; NYC’s Little Cupcake Bakeshop: Eco-Friendly Cupcakes with a Humanitarian Twist ; 5 Easy DIY Natural Hair-Care Tips. HomeSoul bodum coffee Fair Trade french press OrganicI had been wanting one for a while. A beautiful french press that I could call my own.

Indigo Handloom: Human-Powered, Artful Textiles Are Carbon Neutral

Eco Chic

In short, the company, who has already worked with ethical fashion industry leaders like Eileen Fisher, is making carbon-neutral fabric that’s beautiful, wearable, and directly (and fairly) supports those people who create it. It’s the ultimate ‘eco-friendly’ fabric – because from raw fiber to finished cloth – there is no need for any fossil-fueled electricity.

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Eco Chick Giveaway: Fair Fashion from Treetie

Eco Chic

Treetie (pronounced like ‘treaty’) is a new online boutique offering eco friendly and fair trade women’s fashion apparel, accessories, and gifts. “Treetie is not just an outlet for eco-conscious shopping, but also an ode to the Earth and a mission to help preserve all it has to offer.” Eco Chick is giving away the fun and colorful infinity scarf by the Andean Collection in sunset orange pictured in both photos above.

8 Ethical Boutiques to Hit Up for Holiday Shopping

Eco Chic

Getting gifts is awesome, but getting gifts for your friends and family? Nea designs the Ash & Rose private label collection while Mary curates the designer collections found in the shop, and everything is selected with their three core values of sustainability, fair labor, and female empowerment in mind. Along with doing business out of a LEED-certified green building in New York City, Ethica is also proud to offer eco-friendly packaging and carbon-neutral shipping.

Trees And Tots discount

Green Living Tips

Trees and Tots carries solely organic, natural, safe, eco-friendly and fair. trade products for babies and children. Trees and Tots are offering Green Living. Tips readers a special coupon code for a 10% discount on their entire range

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Find Last-Minute Christmas Gifts at 6 Sustainable Stores in the Middle East

Green Prophet

But we like to celebrate the earth-friendly way, so check out our suggestions for good places to buy sustainable gifts. We have compiled a list of 6 stores throughout the Middle East that offer everything from natural beauty products and local crafts to the most beautiful recycled glass art - all of which are reasonably-priced and both earth and people friendly. Ekotribe and The Green Eco Store. The Little Fair Trade Shop.

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Healthiest Chocolate Ever: Organic, Raw, Vegan, Sugar-Free, Soy-Free & Gluten-Free!

Eco-Vegan Girl

I have discovered the healthiest and most eco-friendly chocolate ever!!! It's is made in small batches in Portland, OR and is also organic and fair-trade. raw video vegan sugar-free soy-free health treats organic gluten-free YouTube candida fair trade reviewYes, the title is true. Oh, and it's DELICIOUS too.

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BeGood Clothing’s Bright Colors for a Sustainable Spring

Eco Chic

BeGood Clothing is a socially responsible and eco-friendly clothing store located online and on Union Street in San Francisco. The store is giving a new face to sustainable fashion by carrying 40 brands and designers that each give back to a different eco or humanitarian cause, while being on the forefront of today’s fashion trends. BeGood Clothing is trying to change the perception of eco-friendly clothing.

Object Mythology: Handcrafted Artisan Jewelry and Accessories Bring Global Style Together in Your Wardrobe

Eco Chic

These artisan goods are often made with a refined skill and a deep respect for the materials, often using materials sourced and produced in an eco-friendly and sustainable way. Whether it is the work we provide for the single mothers who make our products or through eco-friendly materials and practices. Everything we carry at Object Mythology has some benefit whether it’s to provide work for those less fortunate or its eco-friendly.

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My Green Valentine

Environmental News Network

I appreciate a cute card or bouquet of flowers as much as the next person, but unfortunately these Valentines gifts are not usually green or eco friendly. Below I have compiled a list of traditional Valentines gifts and practices and I have paired them with a more eco-friendly option. Instead Try: There are many brands of luxury bars that are either fair trade or organic. One option is to buy jewelry that is fair trade.

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Top 5 Eco-Friendly Gifts For Your Mama This Mother’s Day - May 10, 2009

The Go Green Blog

Here are the top 5 lavish eco-friendly gifts to pamper your mama this year & lessen your carbon footprint on the environment. 4- Fair Trade treats like chocolates , coffee, or fruit. Tags: Eco-Products Family Mother’s Day is this Sunday, May 10th. Are you still looking for that perfect gift for your mama? Not to worry, The Go Green Blog is here to help.

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Gift Ideas - Fair Indigo

Green Earth Journey

Gifts from Fair Indigo - Fair Trade, Eco-Friendly, and Organic Gifts Click on pictures for more product information. Fair Trade Curry Suede Hobo Bag -$198.00 Labels: eco online shoppingOrganic Cotton Terry Towels -Starting at $8 Women's Organic Embroidered Tee - $44.00 Men's Organic Jeans -$79.00 Jiffy the Giraffe - $29.00

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Akasha - dineLA week October 2009

Eco-Vegan Girl

Nonetheless, I really appreciate Akasha for having such eco-friendly and healthy food; they even mention which local farms they support on their menu! Eco-Friendly: yes (check out their about page for details) Customer service: good, professional, could be more knowledgeable about veganism Atmosphere: well decorated, nice lighting = great for a date Location: pretty central to L.A., vegan fair trade dinner restaurants eco organic dessert

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Companies we love: The Base Project (and a Giveaway!)

Green Living Ideas

The Base Project works with local artisans to create beautiful fair trade bracelets made from upcycled water pipes. Activism Conservation Eco Friendly Fashion and Beauty Green Lifestyle Africa fashion PVC recycle upcycleNamibia is home to an expansive landscape, fantastical wildlife and thriving tribal cultures.

Top 6 Online Sources for Sustainable Items

Hug a Tree with Me

Unfortunately there aren’t many brick and mortar Eco-shopping places in existence, (I would love to help change that one day), but as for today, we greenies can find our sustainables in online shopping places. You can find eco-friendly options for everything from toys, to clothing and furniture. Green Living Everyday: I have snagged some really valuable eco-items for cheap at Green Living Everyday. Green Cupboard supports a lot of fair trade and USA made items.

Teak Bath Stool

Green Furniture Home Design

This wonderful looking Teak Bath stool is the perfect addition to your eco-friendly bathroom! This eco-friendly fair trade teak bath stool also doubles as a bathroom table or shower seat, so you can maximize your bathroom real estate. And you can rest assured knowing that the sustainably grown plantation teak used in this shower seat was supplied by a fair trade, family run business.

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Shop Greener at Shop to be Green

Hug a Tree with Me

One of the biggest parts of living an Eco-friendly lifestyle is transitioning to greener products, living green means that you are trying to make all of your choices with the environment in mind. Green products can be products produced with zero chemicals; eco things are natural, biodegradable, organic, fair trade, recycled, recyclable and upcycled. While Eco is buzzing louder these days, the majority of the world still lives a un-green lifestyle.

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Win It: Numi Organic Tea Flowering Tea Set


Numi’s products are crafted from premium quality organic and fair trade teas and herbs blended with real fruits, spices and flowers. It means that the tea you’re drinking supports the health of farmers through fair trade initiatives, tea drinkers through 100% real ingredients with no artificial flavorings and the planet through sustainable packaging! We’ve got new eco-friendly giveaways up for grabs every week, so now’s your chance to get on the list !

“Green It” Shop Brings Green Urban Living to Tel Aviv

Green Prophet

We’ve seen this trend develop in the Middle East, with eco-friendly shops popping up in Beirut , fair trade shops in Masdar City , and even specialty stores focusing on one green product – such as organic clothes for babies. Green It was opened by a couple, Tali and Gil Globus, who were having their own difficulty finding eco-friendly products in Israel and so decided to open a store where green urbanites could find everything they needed.

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Men’s Eco-Fashion Shopping Guide: Part 2

Eco Chic

Below are more wonderful eco-conscious brands to whet your appetite. Part Two of our guide features the best in fair-trade footwear and something special for you dapper fashionistos! He has managed to bring together top of the line vegan and environmentally friendly materials such as Future-Leather and Future-Wools. They are dedicated to being eco-friendly, cruelty free, and socially responsible. Celia Grace Fair Trade for Men.

Bio Jewelry That Helps The Planet And Looks Good

Green Prophet

That often means items are made with recycled metal and fair trade gold. There are also diamond sellers who only get stones from companies that pay fair wages and are committed to humanitarian practices. Here a caddisfly larva builds its own encrusted gold case.

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