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Feature from Emerald Horizon
Are you a luxurious eco-chic diva? One who absolutely loves keeping up with the Kardashians, sipping hemp lattes while surfing your iPhone5 and splurging on organic makeup? If you’re a gal who scoffs at your BFF’s Ogx Moroccan Sea Salt ...

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Quick Bit from Mary Mazzoni
Based in Providence, R.I., Restored by Design offers a new take on upcycling discarded materials. Founder Martha Jackson, a well-dressed local with a red lip and a sing-song voice, calls the design studio and retail shop a “dream come true.” ...

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Quick Bit from Mary Mazzoni
Blue boutiques feature the best Goodwill has to offer, such as top names like Lucky Brands, Coach and Cole Haan.

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Quick Bit from Mary Mazzoni
The Swap Positive blog catalogs neighborhood clothing swaps in the Northwest that don't involve money changing hands.

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Quick Bit from Skye White
Springtime is nearly upon us, which means it’s time to exchange those winter boots for those open-toed sandals.  While you embrace the wardrobe exchange, this may also strike a hint of fear into your heart, because those chipped-remains-of-a-pedicure on your ...

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Quick Bit from Lindsey Rattan
Teen girls flock to their local boutiques late winter and early spring each year in hopes to finding THE one. The dress they have dreamt about since watching their favorite teen movie star have a moment in the spotlight as ...

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For the look you love with less environmental impact, find a salon that uses nontoxic color. Photo: Shutterstock
Feature from Mary Mazzoni
You don't have to stop coloring your hair to keep yourself and the environment safe. Here's a look at some boxed dyes and salon brands that can help you achieve the color you crave.

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Feature from Angela Cabotaje
Since 1983, Haute Trash has been organizing trash fashion shows to raise awareness of what we throw away as a society.

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Quick Bit from Paula Felps
Renew Merchandise collects plastic waste at large events — such as the U.S. Open and Chicago Cubs games — and recycles it into custom merchandise to promote those events and teams.

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This squirrel is made from a pair of tights, a knee-high sock, a shorter sock, felt swatches, two shirts, a fleece sweater, a scarf, a hat, and stuffing from a pillow. The fingers and toes have boning inside made from wire recycled from fake flowers. Photo: Bec Sloane
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Feature from Angela Cabotaje
A New York production designer finds inspiration from old fabrics to create meaningful animal characters.

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List from Mary Mazzoni
These stylish bags benefit the environment and human welfare.

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Quick Bit from Mary Mazzoni
Fashion designer Daniel Silverstein creates virtually zero-waste couture using fabric scraps.

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List from Mary Mazzoni
Shopping at thrift stores, secondhand boutiques and garage sales in your area is a great way to avoid buying new items – saving both cash and virgin resources. Buying secondhand also helps prevent useful items from heading to the landfill, ...

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List from EcoSalon
Written by Johanna Björk, EcoSalon If you’re anything like me, you have tons of old T-shirts laying around in your drawers collecting dust. Instead of dumping them all in a collection bin, turn them into something useful. You’ll be amazed ...

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List from Alexis Petru
Do you have old pairs of jeans that are too damaged or simply too beloved to donate to your local thrift store? Clear out your closets and get crafty with these seven creative upcycling projects for your old denim duds. ...

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List from Raquel Fagan
Nicholas Tee Ruiz began fashioning bow ties out of recycled materials when he was looking for something unique to wear to gallery openings at New York’s Museum of Modern Art, where he works coordinating special programs and events. After creating ...

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Tips from Mary Mazzoni
A study released earlier this summer by WRAP, the UK’s leading resource conservation organization, revealed that extending the average life of clothing by just three months can lead to a five to 10 percent reduction in carbon, water and waste ...

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Feature from Alexis Petru
Americans throw away approximately 760,000 tons of shoes and clothing each year, according to the U.S. EPA. But Nashville-based nonprofit Soles4Souls wants to find a second life for unwanted footwear, distributing 17 million pairs of shoes to people in need ...

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The Bra Recyclers is also working with some Goodwill stores to purchase used or unused bras. Photo: Morguefile Commons
News from Amanda Wills
The Bra Recyclers, a division of Bosom Buddy Bra Recycling, has declared October “Bra Recycling Month,” in an effort to support causes with which the public is already familiar: Breast Cancer Awareness and Domestic Violence Awareness. The company is inviting ...

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