On April 24, 2013, over 1133 innocent garment workers, the vast majority women, lost their lives in the Bangladesh Rana Plaza factory collapse — the 3rd largest industrial tragedy in history. These garment workers work long hours to make our clothes, underpaid and in unsafe conditions. Inspectors knew the building was unsafe, but workers were forced inside to meet the brand’s large orders.
Kale Chips are a staple snack in my house. It is so easy to bake and so healthy. Some people are so over kale, that they are missing out on its healing properties. Kale is a secret weapon against inflammation and chronic pain. Its anti-inflammatory compounds destroy viruses and promotes the production of healthy new tissue.
This is the third year that I attend Indie Beauty Expo in NYC and I am amazed at how quickly it has grown. With shows in Los Angeles and Dallas as well, IBE promotes independent beauty brands that are mostly natural and organic. It is an opportunity for this niche market to gain notoriety not only with consumers, but also with buyers and the media.
Just minutes away from this bustling city, you can find all kinds of sea life in the Biscayne Bay Coral Reef. Adventure Links hosted a group of South Florida Bloggers to shows us this amazing place. We had the chance to go kayaking and snorkeling around the coral reef.
If you like pasta but you are part of the “calorie counting club” then this is the recipe for you. I am not a vegan but since I have to eat gluten free, I find that this “zucchini pasta” is filling, healthy and it feels just like you are eating a big bowl of pasta but without all the calories. It is incredibly easy to do, and you can have it as a main dish or as a side dish of your protein of choice
The best Christmas gifts are the ones that are made by hand and with love, by small business owners, by women who empower women, and those that make us better people.
Shopping Ethically and Sustainably in NYC is becoming easier than ever. New stores and boutiques are popping up, adding to the already established brands that women already adored – to be honest, more so for the aesthetics than for the sustainable factor itself. The truth is that many of the fans of these brands purchase from them not because is made with sustainability in mind, but because the items are well made and of a classic style, that becomes an investment piece over time.
The Well Summit started last year in Boston, as two-day conference on all things self-improvement. Gianne Doherty, co-founder of Organic Bath Co, is the mastermind and woman behind W.E.L.L. Summit along with her partner in business and life, Jay.
Energy efficiency and conservation have numerous benefits for both the environment and human health. Burning coal emits many by-products which negatively impact the health of miners and the environment. So, as the cool weather sets in, it is time to keep the chill out from your home in a proper manner. Prepare for the colder months with these stylish and cost saving ideas that will keep your house warm and cozy and will help you save money at the same time:
Giovanna Battaglia is to me one of the best dressed women in the World. If given the chance, I would raid her closet in an instant. After all, swapping clothes is a way to build a sustainable closet. If you follow street style accounts, you know she is a regular. Her look is totally unique and She's the embodiment of Italian glamour. I think Milanese women are born with a style chip that no one else has, do they actually wake up like this?
As falls creeps in, it is time to give your lips some loving. I cant seem to have enough of them! I keep one in my purse, one on my desk, one in my yoga bag, one on my nightstand. Does that happen to you too?!
Changing your nail color is like accessorizing, it definitely adds an oomph to your outfit. As fall rolls in I retire my summer brights for chocolates, crimsons, burgundys, dark metals and mattes.
These days seems that it is virtually impossible to avoid plastic in our daily lives. Plastic is at our fingertips all day long. From the toothbrush, the shower curtain, your personal care products, your take-out lunch, to your keyboard and your water bottle. Over the last ten years the US has produced more plastic than during the whole of the last century, and it sadly accounts for around 10 percent of the total waste we generate.
All this Zika talk is just worrisome. But not just because of the mosquitoes, but due to all the bug repellants out there with controversial ingredients like DEET (N,N-Diethyl-m-toluamide).
The much anticipated Indie Beauty Expo is taking place in a few days and I am so looking forward to attend. It is probably the biggest green beauty event in New York City where Green brands and aficionados join to celebrate indie beauty brands and wellness.
Natural deodorants have a bad rap for not working properly and not controlling sweat. The conversation about body odor is not one people often have or want to have. And I get, I don’t want to discuss it over dinner or a date. But it happens, and you should know that the odor actually comes from bacteria and there are ways to prevent it.
Chia seeds may be tiny, but these are some mighty seeds that are packed with nutrients and energy-boosting properties.
Spread love by supporting local, handmade, and ethically made products with organic ingredients:
Winter is in full swing and with it comes cozy sweaters, hot toddies, and gentle skincare rituals.
Whether you like President Obama or not, we can agree that signing the Microbeads bill on December 28th to save the water and sea life was a cool move from his part. I am still waiting on his promise of labeling foods and you can catch him here saying so, but that’s a topic for a different post.