Finding soft, sustainable baby clothes in stylish patterns and colors has become much easier thanks to these great, eco-friendly brands. Simple basics, adorable designs, cute toys — we're highlighting the best organic baby brands on the market, plus our favorite picks from each collection. Take a look at these six sources for quality, eco-friendly products to feel better about your baby's wardrobe.
Thanks to these fun, entertaining reads, learning to go green will be anything but boring for your little ones. To help you teach your children about environmental issues, we're highlighting some of the best kids' books with a green message. With a few earth-focused books from popular series like Arthur and Little Critter, plus playful finds like Michael Recycle and The Lorax, your kids are sure to learn more about positive, eco-friendly habits. Take a look at these must-have children's books with a green message!
If you're looking for stylish, sustainable decor, then look no further — Etsy has you covered. The site boasts a surprising variety of chic, eco-friendly items, including handmade lighting, reclaimed wooden furnishings, all-natural linens, and more. To get in the mood during Earth Month, take a look at some of our favorite eco-friendly Etsy picks!
Finding baby gear that's eco-friendly is relatively easy. And finding baby gear that looks great is a cinch. But merging the two? That can be a challenge. Enter stylist to the stars (and mother of adorable baby Skyler), Rachel Zoe. In her e-newsletter, The Zoe Report, Rachel has curated a roundup of several eco-friendly (and absolutely adorable) baby products in honor of Earth Day. Click through to see a few of the very fashionable mama's favorite things!
Halloween is right around the corner, and along with awesome handmade costume options and go-to choices from big-box stores, you can also get crafty and make your own from something you probably have hanging out in the garage: a cardboard box!
These box costumes definitely stand out from the rest and are easier to put together than you think. But if DIY isn't your thing, we've even found a few cardboard costumes you can purchase ready-made. Along with being really special, these costumes are eco-friendly and a great way to repurpose old boxes into a cool costume this Halloween. Click through for some cardboard box costume inspirations and easy-to-follow directions.
When buying products, reading labels may be one of the best ways to figure out if something contains chemicals that you'd rather avoid. But a study released earlier this year found chemicals in many everyday products that may increase your risk of developing cancer or disrupt reproduction, and many of those chemicals weren't listed on product labels. As October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we wanted to revisit the findings of the study to help make us more aware of hidden risks.
Partly funded by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the study, published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives, tested 213 commercial products in 50 different categories. The study included many popular consumer products, including "alternative" products marketed as being safer and more eco-friendly.
The results were worrying; the study found that the products contained high levels of chemicals that have been linked to higher breast cancer risk, reproduction and growth problems, and asthma — even in those alternative products thought to be safer — including BPA, parabens, glycol ether, triclosan, and synthetic fragrances. And since many of these chemicals weren't listed on product labels, it can be hard for people to tell how much of a possibly unsafe chemical is in their favorite brands.
Want to know which types of products to try to avoid? Read on for the list.
Save money, plastic, and flavor with storage solutions that can be reused week after week. From totes to canisters, we found 12 simple solutions that bring convenience, durability, and style to your produce and your pantry. Click through to see our favorites!
Keep your lil one's bum nice and happy with all-natural baby wipes that are free of chemicals, fragrances, and dyes. Sure, going all natural or organic has a price, but these wipes are great ways to cut back on buildup in our landfills. And if your tot has sensitive skin, using an all-natural wipe helps prevent bothersome rashes and breakouts. Keep reading for some natural wipes that make changing diapers cleaner and safer for everyone.
Lauren Conrad is an author, fashion designer, and lifestyle blogger, and now she can add eco-friendly bag designer to her ever-growing résumé. The former reality star has partnered with BlueAvocado XO(eco) to create a line of 20 travel accessories.
Each of the pieces, ranging from garment bags to lunch boxes, is stitched out of a fabric made from recycled water bottles. Our favorites, naturally, are the cosmetic pieces, all of which come in two different patterns: tuxedo stripes and little baby birds. Click through to get a sneak peek at the adorable new collection, available on preorder now.
In honor of Earth Day, we've rounded up the most stylish eco-friendly finds out there. Whether you're in need of some printed flats, chic retro shades, or the perfect party dress, we've found some super-cute pieces that are as environmentally friendly as they are stylish. Watch today's installment of Fab Flash and go get shopping for a good cause. On Allison McNamara: Rebecca Taylor top, Belle Noel bracelet and ring.