Eco-Chic…. Is it just a marketing scheme?

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Everyone is going ga-ga over eco-chic designers. In honor of Earth Day I want to pose this question: What does eco-chic mean? Is it just a marketing scheme or are these designers really making a difference and are their intentions in the right place?

On www.greenlivingtips.com I found an article that states “Eco chic is a term becoming increasingly prevelant – it simply means a combination of trendiness and environment. Eco chic is not just the perceived environmental impact of what you wear/have, but how it was made and the hip factor of the company producing it – with the latter being down to effective marketing. While it seems the latest essential fashion accessory is a social conscience, eco chic can be as much, if not more, about social status as it is about environment.” I can’t help but agree with this statement.Why does it have to be a social status thing? These pricey brands are making me feel like I can’t afford to be “eco-chic”. Continue reading

I <3 Earth

earth-day-and-kids1On Earth day I find myself reflecting on how green I’m being. Especially after watching today’s Oprah! I have a sudden urge to go out and buy more kitchen towels, and stop using paper towels every 5 minutes. I want to go buy cloth diapers, cause I don’t want my daughter’s poopy diapers in landfills for eternity (this one is probably not going to happen if I’m being realistic), but will encourage me to potty train her sooner. I want to stop using plastic bags, recycle more, and donate and reuse as much as possible.

Here are some things that we can all do to make our world more green, we’ve all heard them before, but we can all use a reminder. These are just a few suggestions to get you started on a more green path. Continue reading