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Top Ten Gift Exclusives from EcoPlum - Day 7

by Gia Machlin, December 17 2014, 0 Comments
Vintage Vinyl Journals - Limited Edition I remember December 1980 like it was yesterday. We had just lost John Lennon, and songs from his and Yoko's just released album Double Fantasy were all over the radio.  Gosh those were some...

How to Go Green with Silv: Eco Holiday Tips

by Silvia Milanova, December 17 2014, 0 Comments
It’s bizarre to think that another year has gone by. As you get older, time really does seem to fly by—with lightning speed, at that. So, as the holiday season is well under way and you’re probably putting some finishing...

Top Ten Gift Exclusives from EcoPlum - Day 6

by Gia Machlin, December 16 2014, 0 Comments
Calling these works of art "totes" is like calling homemade pasta "noodles."  Eco Art tote bags are so beautiful, people stop me on the street and ask me where I got my bag.  Yesterday we had a customer say she...

Top Ten Gift Exclusives from EcoPlum - Day 5

by Gia Machlin, December 15 2014, 0 Comments
Handwoven Silk Scarves from Bangladesh These beautiful one-of-a-kind scarves are almost gone!  There are only three of these handwoven gems left in our new redesigned boutique (for now)!  e just sold the Jade Garden Scarf (featured on Day 2) to...

Decentralizing Fashion Sustainability

by Sasha Cohen, December 10 2014, 0 Comments
Patagonia has adopted a new decentralized approach to sustainability which eliminates the separate sustainability group and incorporates sustainability-concentrated positions in their related departments of the...

Welcome to the New EcoPlum Blog!

by Gia Machlin, December 04 2014, 0 Comments
    Seven years ago, when I started EcoPlum, green blogs were still somewhat new to the scene (and eco friendly boutiques didn't really exist).  We launched EcoPlum in 2008 with a team of writers and articles about green living...

Chryso’s Eco-Friendly Beauty Buys: Holiday Shopping Edition

by Chryso D'Angelo, November 26 2014, 0 Comments
Doesn’t it seem as though the holiday season is officially in full swing as soon as you swallow your last bite of yummy Thanksgiving Day stuffing?

Dede's Green Scene: The Green in our Stars!

by Dede Tabak, November 19 2014, 0 Comments
Shailene Woodley has been making headlines recently with her films The Fault in our Stars and Divergent. Now, the newly turned 23-year-old (her birthday was November 15), is using her rising celebrity to spread her eco-conscious practices and her earth-loving...

Soy: To Eat or Not to Eat

by Silvia Milanova, November 13 2014, 0 Comments
If you have an intolerance to dairy (as I do), you must know how uncomfortable it can be to consume it when sometimes you “have no choice”. A lot of my favorite foods and beverages contain dairy—brownies, lattes, mashed potatoes,...

Buying Eco Friendly Products Pays Off

by Gia Machlin, October 22 2014, 0 Comments
  Earlier this month, I had a the pleasure of being a guest on CS Wurzberger’s podcast: Greener by Choice. CS, also known as The Green Up Girl, is on a mission to provide you with the inspiration, motivation, resources...

Being a Part of Something Big

by Gia Machlin, September 17 2014, 0 Comments
  I was born in the 60s and often think about how crazy that decade was. President Kennedy was killed when my mom was pregnant with me, our good family friend Andrew Goodman was killed in Mississippi right around my...

Artisan Scarves Empower Bangladeshi Women

by Sasha Cohen, September 10 2014, 0 Comments
When a thing of beauty furthers humanitarian goals and creates better, healthier lives, it gives me pause. I feel compelled to learn more about the company and its founder. sourceFK manufactures beautiful silk scarves and other textile products, celebrating and...

Beautiful Jewelry from… Trash?

by Gia Machlin, July 10 2014, 0 Comments
You may have seen our article series here at EcoPlum called The Stories Behind our Products. Well reading about our creative and talented artisans is certainly interesting, but how about a close up look at the products on video?  Today...

Fifty is the New Thirty: Finding my True Calling

by Gia Machlin, May 28 2014, 0 Comments
 As I approach my 50th birthday, I’ve been doing quite a bit of self-reflection. In my personal life, I couldn’t be more satisfied: my husband and I will celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary in October; both my 16 year old...

WHO SAYS BEAUTY IS ONLY SKIN DEEP?

by Gia Machlin, March 19 2014, 0 Comments
  When I was a little girl, my mom used to tell me not to write on my skin. “The ink is like poison,” she would say, “and it goes directly into your blood stream.” While I’m sure that my...