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How to Go Green with Silv: Be Happier

by Silvia Milanova, March 04 2015, 0 Comments
  How are your New Year’s Resolutions going? Are you sticking to them? Don’t worry if you’re not. A recent study revealed that 49% of people frequently abandon their resolutions and only 8% are successful in meeting their resolutions. But...

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Climate Change and the Millennial Generation

by Samantha Jakuboski, February 26 2015, 1 Comment
  Growing up in the 21st century is a whole lot different than growing up in the 1960-70s—my parents' generation. For one thing, thanks to Netflix and Hulu, there is no need to race back home after school to tune...

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Winter in the City - Snarbage

by Gia Machlin, February 24 2015, 0 Comments
I love living in New York City.  I love the people, the food, the shopping, the convenience, the walkability, the culture, the shows, the diversity, and most of all, the energy.  But there is one thing that really bums me...

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Dede's Green Scene: Fed Up!

by Dede Tabak, February 18 2015, 2 Comments
Fed Up is a 2014 documentary made by director, writer and producer Stephanie Soechtig (Tapped). Since every movie needs a good villain, Fed Up has the sweetest one, sugar! The film focuses on our nation’s deadly obesity epidemic and the...

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Sum of Us Doritos Deforestation Video

by Gia Machlin, February 13 2015, 1 Comment


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Natural Deodorant

by Chryso D'Angelo, February 09 2015, 1 Comment
I try to use as many natural products as possible since I'm interested in a healthy lifestyle and green living. But I DO NOT WANT TO SMELL! So, when it comes to choosing a deodorant, I choose wisely!  

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From Seed to Jewelry

by Sasha Cohen, February 02 2015, 0 Comments
  Encanto Jewels, Powered by Tagua Thanks to a gift from her mother, Monica Farbiarz, owner and designer of Encanto, discovered tagua (pronounced tag-wah). On a trip to Colombia, her home country, Monica's mother gifted her...

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All Things "Hearts & Love"

by Gia Machlin, January 21 2015, 0 Comments
Valentine's Day is almost here so we went digging in our product lineup for ALL THINGS HEARTS & LOVE.  From chocolate to jewelry to Cupid tees to wine glasses to red boy shorts & camis, we've got a pretty fun...

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Dede's Green Scene: January is Veganuary!

by Dede Tabak, January 08 2015, 0 Comments
  It’s January and you know what that means, time to make those New Years resolutions! This year, instead of making a vow to give up sweets or to only eat mac ‘n cheese (that’s mine), why don’t you help...

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Ring in the New Year with 15% Off and Free Shipping

by Gia Machlin, January 06 2015, 0 Comments
Happy 2015!  Get 15% off all purchases in our newly renovated online boutique through January 31, 2015 with code HAPPYNEWYEAR at checkout.  Plus get Free Shipping on every order $75 or over (no code needed)!! 

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Chryso’s Beauty Guide: New Year, New You!

by Chryso D'Angelo, January 04 2015, 0 Comments
The New Year is a great opportunity to try to get healthier and make a commitment to use safe cosmetics. Whether you’ve just started exploring eco-friendly product options, or it’s second-nature, there are loads of new and fun goodies in...

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Day 10: Best Last Minute Eco Gift Ever!

by Gia Machlin, December 22 2014, 0 Comments
Still looking for unique gifts at the last minute?  Have no fear, we've got the best last minute eco gift ever: the EcoPlum e-Gift Card! EcoPlum eGift Card   Shipped virtually, no returns needed, no wasted gifts thrown away. Plus,...

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Top Ten Gift Exclusives from EcoPlum - Day 9

by Gia Machlin, December 20 2014, 0 Comments
It's a basketless gift basket!  Treat someone special to this delectable treat available only at EcoPlum: the Winter Chocolate Gift Package. With two containers of Fair Trade Hot Cocoa, two bars of Organic...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Top Ten Gift Exclusives from EcoPlum - Day 5

by Gia Machlin, December 15 2014, 0 Comments
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)!  We just sold the Jade Garden Scarf (featured on Day 2) to a little girl...

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Top Ten Gift Exclusives from EcoPlum - Day 4

by Gia Machlin, December 12 2014, 0 Comments
Share the warmth of Brazil, Colombia and Ecuador with stunning jewelry from renewable Tagua seeds. Today, we are featuring the Saphi necklace and earrings and the Athena earrings in our Top Ten Gift Exclusives for the holidays...

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Top Ten Gift Exclusives from EcoPlum - Day 3

by Gia Machlin, December 11 2014, 0 Comments
Send a little kitschy gift this holiday season! Today, we are featuring the whimsy of "Marilyn", "Florida", and "Kissing the Frog" cosmetic bags in our Top Ten Gifts countdown of exclusive, one-of-a-kind, or limited edition...

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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...

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Top Ten Gift Exclusives from EcoPlum - Day 2

by Gia Machlin, December 10 2014, 0 Comments
One of a Kind Handcrafted Scarf   Today, we are featuring the Jade Garden Silk Scarf in our top ten countdown of exclusive gifts for the holidays.  Made entirely by hand by one of sourceFK's artisans working at her handloom,...

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Top Ten Gift Exclusives from EcoPlum - Day 1

by Gia Machlin, December 09 2014, 0 Comments
Today, we are featuring the Aphrodite Necklace in Eco Friendly Moss and the Aphrodite Earrings in Avocado.  We are honored to be the exclusive retailer for the Aphrodite and Saphi lines of Jewelry from Encanto Jewels.  Made of sustainable and...

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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 and...

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Chryso’s 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? Lucky for you, I’ve been doing my beauty homework and I’ve come up with...

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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...

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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,...

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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...

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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 was killed in Mississippi right around...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Crave Luxury Consignment: An EcoFashionista’s Dream

by Gia Machlin, January 30 2014, 0 Comments
When my high schooler was a tiny two-year-old tot, he went wandering over to the next table at Starbucks to play with the cute girl sipping warm milk with her mom.  As I ran over to get him, I started...

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