Just bag it!


Linda Wong, founder and creative director of Canopy Verde, was known among her childhood friends as the “bag police” for insisting among her group to use fewer plastic bags while shopping. Fast forward a few years and she is now designing women’s eco-friendly bags.  Coinciding with the birth of her first child, Canopy Verde was … Continue reading

A new kind of bottle


We all know plastic is fantastic…but it can also be harmful to the environment. Not every type of plastic is recyclable in all areas, so unfortunately a lot of it ends up in landfills. Glass, on the other hand, is a class-act. First of all, it’s completely natural, made of silica (or sand). Unlike plastic, … Continue reading

A Taste of Summer


One of my favorite things about summer is outdoor dining: picnics in the park, backyard BBQs and who doesn’t love a rooftop cocktail party? What I don’t like is the hassle of using indoor dishware for outdoor dining. And I’m not too thrilled with the idea of using disposable dishes either. Well, fear not. I’ve found … Continue reading

Coming full circle


I woke up today and saw the sun again! The grass is growing, birds are chirping. There’s a light breeze rustling through the trees. I have the urge to paint my nails a cute pastel pink. All of this can only mean one thing: Spring is here! It also means that spring cleaning is here too. … Continue reading

Green beauty tools


What are the tools you need to look beautiful and green? Ecotools, of course! Well, you’ll only look green if you’re using green makeup. Parent company Paris Presents launched Ecotools in 2007 after “an internal initiative to make [our] products and daily business practices more earth-friendly.” Even better, the company is a proud member of 1% … Continue reading

Do you bamboo?


It’s no wonder there are so many manufacturers using bamboo in their products these days! And I’m not talking about tiki torches at a 1960s-style cabana beach party.