Category archives: Organic

Ecologique.edu

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What does it really mean to be an "ethical consumer"? Really, it can mean a lot of things! As consumers we have a great impact on economic trends... As independent peeps, we tend to focus on products that enhance our fabulous lives; as “marrieds” we have a great deal of influence on our mate's appearance and the items they purchase; as parents we m[...]

NYC BUST Magazine “Craftacular” 2009

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During my travels to NY I was lucky enought to be able to swing by Bust Magazine's Craftacular, an annual event of which was held this year at The Metropolitan Pavilion.Artisans and vendors of all kinds were lined up in several rows inside the pavilion awaiting the long line--as long as an NY city block-- of anxious attendees. For only 2 bucks a ticket, what[...]

Dear Mr. Larkin

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Your designs are ethical, elegant, and lovely. Eco-consious 'Mr. Larkin' made an impressive impact on all who attended the The Green Shows, a two-day event that took place in Soho sponsored by The Rainforest Action Network. Designer Casey Larkin's collection included organic, sustainable, and renewable textiles. Organic cotton, peace silk, bamb[...]

Lara Miller Holiday Collection

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Lara Miller is greatly influenced by architectural aspects of her hometown of Chicago. Her designs have been featured on Elle.com, The Today Show, NY Times, WWD, Lucky Magazine, and many others. In addition to doing her best to limit her carbon footprint, Lara's designs are created by hand pattern making and draping which allows her to re-use old patt[...]

Has Katharine Hamnett convinced you to "Save the Future" ?

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Can Katharine Hamnett convince you to consume only organic cotton?"Non-organic cotton represents 10% of world agriculture." This type of cotton contains 25% of the world's pesticides. "100 million conventional cotton farmers... are living in conditions of abject poverty and near starvation.""Conventional cotton subsidies funded by American taxpayers are caus[...]