We spout a lot of eco-hoopla about toxins and pollutants and recycling around EcoSalon, and my hope is that you've gotten the message, banned the plastic and bought an eco-bag instead. I hope you have decided to make the permanent switch from plastic to recycled and reusable. And yes, we've done a zillion posts on … Continue reading A Bag Habit Not to Break
I'm a California girl so I don't talk much about wool coats or down jackets. Maybe 5/365 I'll need more than a sweater, scarf and light jacket, so I'm set with my two timeless cold-weather coats. But sometimes it's hard to resist all the hoodies and leather jackets and pea coats! The eco-movement has inspired … Continue reading Hard to Resist Eco-Coats
Just as we can't judge a book by its cover, we shouldn't choose a shampoo simply for its smell. It may smell terrific, but is it filled with chemicals and artificial fragrances that will weigh down your wavy mane? Or maybe it boasts "fragrance-free" but lists unpronounceable ingredients that are sure to damage your 'do. … Continue reading Tame Those Tresses: Best Eco Friendly Shampoo, Conditioner, and Hair Care
I've said it before (in Say Yes to Seconds) and I'll say it again - I have no interest in looking like the twin of every eco-chic woman walking out of Barneys. I lean toward unique and edgy, and there's no faster way to get there than with vintage, especially when it comes to jewelry. … Continue reading Guide to the Best Eco Jewelry Designers
When it comes to treating myself well, let's just say it's taken time, but I now consider myself an expert in the art of self-care. My focus covers the insides and outsides; spirit and body; brain and brawn. I take time to read, practice yoga, run, laugh, love, take naps, get manicures, share with friends, … Continue reading PATYKA: Organic Self-Care in a Bottle
I'm a giver. Finding an item that seems perfectly suited for a friend is like happening upon a buried treasure - I can't pass it up! I buy and give and it doesn't have to be any one's birthday or anniversary. (This in no way makes me immune to the talent of taking, by the … Continue reading I’m Forked!
I'm a big believer in Mies van der Rohe's dictum "less is more". I'd much prefer that you use what already hangs in your closet. And as much as the lesser green in me would love to encourage you to buy a newer, cooler version of this or that, the greenest me would never do … Continue reading Shop Wisely with Rising Tide Fair Trade
I, Kim Derby, would really like you to get busy. Why? Because sex, my friends, is good for the planet. Tell your friends, tell your neighbors, tell your...well, if you're doing this properly, you probably won't need to tell them. I know all of you smart, sophisticated eco-vixens have it in you. Here's why going … Continue reading More Sex, Ladies: the Planet Is Counting on You!
A t-shirt is a t-shirt is a t-shirt. Not true - any lover of tees would vehemently oppose such a statement. All of us have a favorite - the one that fits just so; the one we can count on when all else fails. So it won't surprise you to know that an eco-friendly, organic … Continue reading No Sweat Tees
Do you remember your first Earth Day? Mine was in Washington, D.C. and the year was 1990. I can still feel the energy in the air as my friends and I weaved our way through the crowded Mall toward the Capitol. The excitement was contagious and we were so eager to help spread the message. … Continue reading Not Just Another Green Day