How to: 10 Tips for a Successful Clothing Swap

It's the perfect summer gathering for the stylish greenie in all of us - the clothing swap. Most of us have more stuff in our closets than we need (or want). A successful swap keeps our wardrobes simple, timely and up-to-date. It's a chance to gather with friends, put those great pieces you'll never wear … Continue reading How to: 10 Tips for a Successful Clothing Swap

A Bag Habit Not to Break

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 Dare You to Read This Post About Alabama Chanin

I already know there's a reader out there who will find this post extravagant, excessive and possibly even outrageous. And if that reader is you, rest assured that I can hear you already. You're saying things like "don't waste our time. It's ridiculous to pay that for a dress or a coat, when the sky … Continue reading I Dare You to Read This Post About Alabama Chanin

Handmade One of a Kind Finds for Less Than $25

The current climate of corporate cutbacks and headcount hacking doesn't exactly send me spending, especially on frivolities like jewelry. But when the jewels are vintage and priced within any penny-pincher's budget, it doesn't hurt to look, does it? I hope not, because I couldn't help myself. The gems and trinkets at Eclectic Eccentricity (say that … Continue reading Handmade One of a Kind Finds for Less Than $25

The Seaside Views of Zoe Murphy

Do you appreciate a good view when you see one? It could be of the beach at sunset or snow-covered trees in the mountains or a full moon in the desert sky. Anything. But do you actually see it, when you happen to see it as often as everyday? The young British designer Zoe Murphy … Continue reading The Seaside Views of Zoe Murphy

Make the Green Grade: Eco School Supplies Checklist

As a young girl my favorite time of year was the week before school started every September. Not because I went shopping for new clothes - a plaid skirt and white blouse were the extent of my "uniform". I equated back-to-school with school supplies. A new binder with a plastic zip-lock envelope packed full of … Continue reading Make the Green Grade: Eco School Supplies Checklist

A Sweet Ending for Candy Wrappers

Candy is a girl's best friend, no wait, that's diamonds. I'll tell you what candy does do - it creates cavities and a boat load of trash. Take all those candy wrappers, put them together and what do you get? Would you believe...a handbag? Believe it. The Candywrapper Tote is made by fair trade artisans, … Continue reading A Sweet Ending for Candy Wrappers

How to Win the Battle of the Junk Drawer

Everyone has one; it doesn't matter where you live or how organized you are or which candidate you vote for. The junk drawer does not discriminate. And unless you're a Zen monk, the idea of emptying and sorting said drawer sends you running for cover. Yes, I'm fairly certain most of us have done battle … Continue reading How to Win the Battle of the Junk Drawer

The Glass Is Greener

Most of my youth was spent searching - for something easier, cooler, smarter, sexier - anything better than whatever was boring and right in front of me. I was convinced there was something better out there just out of my sight. Maybe this belief motivated me to reach higher. Or maybe it left me in … Continue reading The Glass Is Greener

Guide to the Best Eco Jewelry Designers

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

A Little Lark for Your Little Bundle

Who doesn't love a baby? Even if you're pre-procreation or just undecided in the "bringing a human into the world" department, it's hard to resist the soft skin and fresh smell of a little bundle. When my sister-in-law gave birth to my nephew I wanted to steal him, I mean buy him...every outfit on the … Continue reading A Little Lark for Your Little Bundle

5 Favorite Cutting Edge Eco-Chairs

I'm all about sitting. I'm a mover and a shaker when the occasion requires, but when it's time to call it quits I bet my butt finds a chair before yours. How can I be so sure? Because I was master of musical chairs in kindergarten. I would somehow throw my little body into place … Continue reading 5 Favorite Cutting Edge Eco-Chairs

The Ultimate Guide to Eco Lighting

Maybe it's the way they can make or break a room, like the way the perfect accessory can pull together an outfit. Or maybe the whys don't matter as much as the facts. Eco-lighting is front-page news and everyone who's anyone is making the switch to green. For your viewing pleasure, I've gathered a cutting … Continue reading The Ultimate Guide to Eco Lighting

Of Sea Pearls and Diva Cups: an Honest Review of Eco Feminine Hygiene Products

The curse, Aunt Flo, crimson wave, the rag, that time of the month - sound vaguely familiar? For centuries women have been shushed and shamed and told it was inappropriate to discuss - but if you ask me our ability to create a life is amazing. So here at EcoSalon, let's just use the word … Continue reading Of Sea Pearls and Diva Cups: an Honest Review of Eco Feminine Hygiene Products