You know where you’re getting your fair trade chocolate hearts already, right? So rather than publish yet another Valentine’s Day Gift Guide, promote the Mommy Greenest Guide to Natural Sex with a Valentine’s Day twist, or urge you (yet again) to Boycott Hershey’s for Valentine’s Day (please do), I decided instead to explore a new-to-me Valentine’s Day (well, week) phenom: random acts of kindness. Join me? [Read more…]
Eco fashion is on my mind. Since we wrapped up our 30-day shopping pause, I’m starting to think outside the box of #preloved (although I am continuing my commitment to #ShopDrop2016). With eco fashion in mind, I wanted to share my newest discovery: U.K. based Outsider. These are wearable classics with a twist—a button-front dress with an obi belt, a pleated black skirt with perfectly placed pockets. And in addition to making their own designs from sustainable fabrics like hemp silk and organic cotton, Outsider also supplies fabrics to other eco designers. Did I mention the free shipping on international orders of a certain amount? And oh yes, Outsider supplied this gorgeous ethically made merino wool wrap dress to give to one lucky Mommy Greenest reader! [Read more…]
I was startled when I read this prediction: By 2050, we’ll have more plastic in oceans than fish. Today, by weight we have about 20% plastic in oceans, as compared to fish, which is still a startling statistic. But a new report shows that we may have passed the tipping point. Why–and what can you do? Read on! [Read more…]
It’s probably the most hush-hush subject on the planet, but when it comes to natural sex, we should all be talking about it more. Because although natural sex is the goal for so many of us, the… ahem… tools that we use to get it couldn’t be more unnatural: Hormone-disrupting phthalates and off-gassing VOCs abound! Use this guide to get some more natural sex. [Read more…]
“Though the blog focuses on an eco-friendly lifestyle, the spirt of EcoStiletto is alive and kicking in her Eco Beauty section, where see features great product reviews, giveaways, and video tutorials. Check out her Guide to Green Beauty, a great resource for beginners to learn about eco-friendly and organic beauty.” Meet the rest of InstaNatural’s Top 15 Organic Beauty Bloggers by clicking here!
“Today, there’s a whole new world of ‘second-hand’ clothing and it’s not your mother’s Salvation Army or musty vintage shop either. I’m talking about pristine $20 Helmut Lang t-shirts on the rack with an $88 Marc Jacob’s jacket. No more dumpster diving, the goods are in mint condition and well-curated, and resale shops or ‘swap’ boutiques are popping up everywhere.” Read the rest of the article on eco fashion blog AlohaStacia.
Wow. Just…wow. I can’t believe we’re at the end of #ShopDrop2016. What an amazing month! How many people participated? How many fast fashion fixes did we inspire? How many pounds of landfill waste did we save? How much social media dust did we kick up? And most importantly, how can you score a kick-ass gift bag from our celebratory event? Drum roll, please… [Read more…]
I first met Sarah Jane Morris when she rolled up to an EcoStiletto party in her biodiesel Mercedes—and confessed that she’d spent the morning dumpster diving for biofuel with her rock-star husband. I thought she was the coolest girl on the planet. Eight years and two kids later, the former star of “Brothers and Sisters,” soon to be seen on NBC’s “The Night Shift,” is even cooler. Especially now that she’s taking the Shop Drop Challenge with us! Sarah shared her philosophy on shopping, swapping and her favorite place to score preloved fashion in this Mommy Greenest exclusive. [Read more…]