You can add embellishments or extra designs to your new skirt by using other old materials like earrings, studs, necklaces or anything else your little green heart desires.

Sew Fabulous: DIY Pillowcase Skirt


Is it just us or do you wish you could wear your trendy bedding, too? Seriously, the designs these days are “sew” fabulous we couldn’t resist trying this DIY pillowcase skirt.

What you’ll need:

  • One Pillowcase
  • Scissors
  • Ribbon

1.     Carefully cut the seam open of the bottom of the pillowcase to make a tube. Use a seam ripper if you have one. Try on the skirt to see how long it will be.

2.     Now you want to put a tiny hole along both side seams for the drawstring. Carefully snip a half inch long cut on each side.

3.     Measure out a piece of ribbon that is four inches longer than the waist of your skirt.

4.     Attach a safety pin to the ribbon and push it through one drawstring hole. Scrunch it through the fabric until it comes out of the other hole.

5.     Remove the safety pin and you’re done!

Written by Greenista Girl Brianne

Photos by Larkcrafts

While more and more people seem to be recycling their old attire, according to the US EPA Office of Solid Waste, Americans still throw away over 68 pounds of clothing per person per year. Donate or reuse, Greenistas!
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Physicians Formula: We swear by this stuff…especially the Tinted Moisturizer and the “are-you-wearing-fake-lashes?” mascara. It’s free of synthetic preservatives and fragrances, parabens, genetically modified organisms, and not tested on animals.

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Greenista Twinern Aysha relaxes by reading an hour a day rather than watching TV … no electricity needed!

Crimes of Fashion: Style, Naturally

Greenista Girl Neha

Do you avoid buying non-eco fashion and beauty products because you think they aren’t as stylish? Tsk, tsk. We won’t lock you up for it but we will assign you a little reading … don’t worry, there are a ton of pictures. Style, Naturally: The Savvy Shopping Guide to Sustainable Living by eco-model Summer Rayne Oakes is an expansive paperback that covers eco-friendly health, beauty, and fashion in an ϋber-stylish way. Trust us; it’s far from the neutral burlap items you think of. Oakes wants to inspire you rather than guilt you into going green. Style, Naturally showcases hundreds of her fave eco-brands and designers like Stella McCartney, Levi’s, Loomstate, Aveda, and more. And with over 500 photos and over 300 pages of style, us Greenista Girls consider it our new bible.

Written by Greenista Girl Neha
Photos by Better World Books

Opt for buying this book used … it’s a steal at less than $4. Then after you’re finished pass it on to a friend or used book store. By buying used, you’re saving trees and reducing CO2 emissions.
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