Eco Fashion is Finally Here

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By Estelle Hayes When I hear the words eco and fashion together I can’t help but giggle. I just think Birkenstocks and loads of beige hemp fabric. The folks at Fashioning Change are proving me wrong with a genius regular feature called “Wear this, not that.” They compare beautiful dresses like these two from Etrican, which are made from unbleached, organic cotton (and they’re affordable) and from an ethical company to similar outfits from Urban Outfitters and Banana Republic. I’m loving this site and finding new-to-me brands that I feel good about supporting every single Read More →

Conscious Yoga Gear (+ a giveaway)

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By Estelle Hayes Raising your consciousness with a regular yoga practice, but still getting your gear at a big box store? Yeah, me too. But I’m ready to make a change. Think about investing in yoga wear and gear that has been made under fair labor regulations, while sourcing organic and sustainably produced materials. Asana Green is an online source for men’s women’s and children’s yoga clothing and gear. They don’t send wasteful catalogues and they do plant a tree for every order placed. Seriously, they are committed to doing good in the world. This Read More →

Be Ethically Chic (+ a giveaway)

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I couldn’t be more excited to introduce you to Ella Lou and their ethically chic pestamels and ikat pillows. I bought two of the beautiful pestamels (one for me and one for a friend) and fell in love with the soft turkish towels and the ethos behind the company. Ella Lou donates a month of soap to someone in need with every purchase and their stunning products are made from organic cotton. The company is just all-around goodness. Lindsay from Ella Lou is generously offering a pestamel in the color of your choice to one very lucky Read More →

Friday gems ~ think sustainable flowers and more


Wishing you all a happy Friday and a lovely Mother’s Day weekend. Whether you’re a mother or simply honoring one, I hope it’s joyous occasion. I’ve rounded up a few links from the week that you don’t want to miss out on. Have you heard of the 50-mile bouquet movement? If you live in the Bay Area, check out Flora Grubb on Sunday for an inspired talk about locally sourced flowers. But first, check out Flora’s blog for great tips on how to think sustainably when it comes to your own floral arrangements. Do you Read More →

The Cleantini: vodka makes a great diamond cleaner

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By Estelle Hayes About once a quarter I crave an ice cold vodka martini, dirty with extra olives. But who knew my craving could do double duty? Turns out a little soaking and swishing in a bowl full of vodka will get your diamonds sparkling like they are brand new. After a little boozy soak take an extra soft baby toothbrush to your ring and gently brush the grime of daily life. Finish up with a clean rinse of water. Then mix yourself a jaunty cocktail and admire your handiwork. Do you have any homemade recipes Read More →

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