From the BBC Pressroom: "As ethical fashion promises to be the next big thing, the BBC has today launched Thread – a new online magazine for fashion conscious people who care about where their clothes come from.
"Thread will cut to the heart of what 'ethical fashion' means, covering a range of issues from the environmental footprint of clothing manufacture, to the impact of the fashion industry on human and animal rights and why the choices we make as clothes shoppers make a real difference.
"First and foremost Thread is dedicated to showcasing the latest in eco-fabulous style. The magazine shows you how to get the look you want in an eco-glam way through a unique mix of affordable fashion, exclusive celebrity videos and interviews, photo galleries and thought-provoking features.
"It will also offer ideas and information on how to give your wardrobe an ethical makeover through a mix of shopping for new or vintage clothes, to swapping clothes with friends and customising existing clothes. Thread is proof that there are ethical options to suit your style, your budget and your views."
I'm bookmarking the site, even though I suspect Thread will have things to tell me that I won't necessarily want to hear. But when you know better, you do better. So bring on the big issues, Thread! We're listening...
>> Visit Thread
Tuesday, April 22. 2008
As we celebrate Earth Day, I could give you pithy eco-friendly tips such as 1) switch to compact fluorescent light bulbs, 2) use a reusable shopping tote rather than paper or plastic, and 3) drink tap water instead of bottled. But we'll let the eco blogs handle that. Instead, we offer you 5 eco-conscious fashion and beauty finds to get you in the mood for greener living. Enjoy!
 Everyday is Earthday Tee at Forever21.com, $16.90 (If you're gonna wear a logo tee, why not make it green?)
 Tom's of Maine Natural Toothpaste at Drugstore.com, $4.89 (The yummiest toothpaste ever, which claims to be natural to boot)
 Labello Milk & Honey lip balm at SmallFlower.com, $8.95 (Visit Merz Apothecary, Small Flower's retail store, if you're ever in Chicago! It's an experience.)
 Thursday Plantation Tea Tree Soap at Amazon.com, $3.25 (My bf is addicted to this silky, refreshing bar soap)
 Handmade Felt Flower Brooch by Ei! Kumpel, € 8.50 EUR (Unique, handmade crafts that make great gifts, too)
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