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Feb
15

Deals for the Eco-Minded

Brianne

Deal sites like Groupon and Living Social are great for exploring your city on a budget.  We’ve signed up for everything from photography classes to buying a mini-freezer’s worth of Let’s Be Frank hotdogs. Occasionally we’ve even come across an organic spa deal or a natural foods grocery store discount – but they alone weren’t enough to satisfy our green needs. We secretly hoped for a deals site that took into account our pocketbooks along with people and the planet.

Well, two gradates from the University of Southern California must have heard our prayers. Roozt.com, which defines itself as “the hatchery for responsible shopping,” is the perfect deal site alternative for the Greenista crowd. With offers that let you save up to 80 percent on three deals per week (sent via email, like the other popular sites), you can indulge in organic chocolate or buy sunglasses for a cause with the knowledge that your purchase is supporting an environmentally and socially-responsible enterprise.  In addition, 1 percent of everything purchased on Roozt.com is donated to the nonprofit of your choice.

One of Greenista Girl Sasha’s favorite purchases from Roozt.com was a fair-trade bamboo and eco-friendly dyed scarf made by a group of Nepalese women who receive sustainable income, healthcare, and education with each sale. The scarf is soft and beautiful – and she’s received many compliments when she wears it! So when you’re pulling out your credit card to take advantage of the next deal, know that with Roozt.com you’ll be a conscious consumer every time.

Written by Greenista Girl Sasha

Photo by Shopsland

Your donation to the charity of your choice is already included in your amazing deal price, so it costs you nothing extra to donate!
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They also have sample sizes in case you want to test before buying a larger size.
Feb
01

Herbolution Chocolate Body Products

Greenista Girl Neha

Can’t get enough chocolate? This Valentine’s day, treat yourself and your special someone to the luxe products from Herbolution. Started by a young couple (aw!), Herbolution makes natural, organic, earth-friendly, sustainable, energy-efficient body products that are free of synthetic preservatives and are biodegradable. Herbolution products also contain the least processed ingredients as possible in order to reduce energy footprint and save the living force of nature in herbs and oils. We’re in love with the chocolate items including Chocolate Cardamom Facial Organic Scrub, raspberry Chocolate Sorbet Body Polish, Chocolate Vanilla Organic Body Butter, Chocolate Temptation Fizzy bath Bomb, and more.

Written by Greenista Girl Neha
Image by Herbolution
Herbolution’s packaging is also eco. It is currently 85% plastic-free and progressing and they use 100% post-consumer recycled or tree-free paper labels, and 40-99% recycled glass containers.
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A portion of the proceeds goes to educating Amazonian tribes.
Jan
18

Rahua Organic Hair Care

Greenista Girl Neha

Want tresses that make the Pantene girls jealous? Get ready to stock up on Rahua’s new line of organic and alcohol-free hair care. You’re just a few weeks away (it launches in February) from thick, flowing, lustrous hair. The secret behind Rahua is the potent restorative oil that turns dull tresses into luscious locks. Unlike other botanical oils that simply coat strands, the extraordinarily small Rahua oil molecule has the ability to deeply penetrate, bond, and repair the hair’s cortex while smoothing its cuticle. They have a full line of hair care including shampoo, conditioner, hairspray, finishing treatment, and elixir. Plus, it’s free of synthetic chemicals, parabens, and sulfates and 100% vegan.

Written by Greenista Girl Neha

Photo by Rahua

They package their product in reusable glass bottles or clear plastic bottles which are the easiest to recycle.
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Patagonia is a lead manufacturer of recycled polyester.
Jan
03

12 Eco-Friendly Fabrics You Should Slip Into

Greenista Girl Neha

We all know about organic cotton but did you know there are a bunch of eco-friendly fabrics? To be considered eco, the fabrics have to be grown sans pesticides and chemicals, in a sustainable way, be eco certified, adhere to fair trade practices, and is animal friendly. So next time you’re shopping, keep an eye out for these 12 eco-friendly fabrics.

Hemp: A natural fiber that has over 25,000 uses. It requires no pesticides or herbicides and grows at a fast rate.

Jute: Similar to hemp but is made from vegetable fiber.

Ingeo: A man-made fiber derived from corn or fermented corn starches, plus it’s biodegradable.

Calico: Also known as muslin is made from unbleached cotton.

Hessian Cloth: Also known as burlap, Hessian is a coarse woven fabric made from hemp or jute.

Recycled Polyester: Created from used polyester garments. Some companies allow you to recycle your clothes that they then turn into recycled polyester.

Bamboo Fiber: A natural fabric made from the pulp of bamboo grass … it’s also biodegradable.

Organic Wool: This wool is produced using healthier practices for their sheep like no pesticides, hormones, or chemicals.

Tencel: Also known as Lyocell, this biodegradable fabric is made from wood pulp cellulose.

Organic Linen: Linen made from plant fibers rather than synthetic materials.

Fortrel Ecospun: Fabric made from recycled plastic bottles.

Milk Silk: Silk made from actual milk.

Written by Greenista Girl Neha

Photo by A Green Living

Jute is one of the most affordable natural fibers and second to cotton in amount produced and variety of uses of vegetable fibers.
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2 Responses to “12 Eco-Friendly Fabrics You Should Slip Into”

  1. lokaty says:

    Thank You for sharing this! I think I could read it all day:)

  2. money.pl says:

    Thank You for sharing this! Looks great:)

You can also go green by buying a vintage dress instead of a brand new one.
Dec
27

Eco Dresses for New Years Eve

Greenista Girl Neha

Half the fun of New Year’s Eve is dressing up. This time, ring in the New Year the eco way with an adorable green cocktail dress. More and more top designers are creating eco garb so you can expect a lot more than just a burlap sack … there are luxe fabrics and yes, even bright colors. Here are our NYE picks for the hottest and most eco cocktail dresses …

Fin Oslo – Look sophisticated in this silky-looking Sophie dress is made from organic bamboo jersey. It comes in Dark Shadow Grey and is blousy on top, cinched at the waist with matching belt, and has a fitted secretary skirt on the bottom. ($284)

Bahar Shahpar – Stand out in this Speckled Silk Cotton Layered Tank Dress. This two layer dress has a colorgrown organic cotton base and a silk overlay splattered with iron powder. ($254.99)

Ryann – Go trendy with this Jerry White Organic Cotton Dress. It’s made with organic cotton and wool and has a one shoulder look with black buttons and a black cuff. ($192)

Linda Loudermilk – Be sexy in this Silk Floret Dress in emerald green. It’s made from super soft eco-silk and has an asymmetrical hem, large keyhole opening in the back, and a high ruffled collar. ($189.99)

Roberta Oaks – Look classic in this handmade, fair labor Tomato Re Tan Stretch Cotton Twiggy Dress. It’s red on the bottom and white on top with a black ruffle embellish. ($89.99)

Written by Greenista Girl Neha

Photo by Nancy’s Gone Green

2.5% of all farmland worldwide is used to grow cotton, yet 10% of all chemical pesticides and 22% of insecticides are sprayed on cotton. Do a bit of math, and you find that eight times more pesticide is used on one hectare of conventional cotton, than on other crops.
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One Response to “Eco Dresses for New Years Eve”

  1. Colene Wildes says:

    Good blog! I like it.