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Looks Like Santa Could Use An Environmental Upgrade

December 22, 2011 / No Comments

Let's face it - Santa's been doing his thing for a long time. Like many long-standing operations, his processes could probably do with a bit of updating to bring him into the modern world – and decrease his carbon footprint. Ethical Ocean put together this infographic that takes the traditional view of Santa and dissects just how much of an effect the ...

Pact with Nature: Socks Made Using Wind Power

October 21, 2011 / No Comments

Experience the winds of positive change blowing in the field of the apparel industry. We find an increasing trend of dress materials tailor-made to help, directly or indirectly, the disabled and deprived artists all over the world. When we step out of our luxurious apartments, wearing contemporary dress, all of us had better spare a thought for these hapless beings, who ...

The River Course Takes a Giant Leap Forward to Finish Ninth in Golfweek Ranking

October 5, 2011 / No Comments

In what could be seen as a new shining feather in its already bright cap, the Pete Dye River Course, (a.k.a The River Course ) has been ranked ninth in Golfweek’s latest Best Campus Courses list. Don’t frown it has finished only in the ninth position  - the ranking is in fact very significant as the ninth slot has come ...

Drohan’s Eco-Friendly Furniture Gets Very Personal

October 4, 2011 / No Comments

Gathering eco-friendly furniture is no easy job. Neither transporting wood from overseas in ships nor chopping down old-growth trees is advisable. The best green option is to keep the production local. It will be good for the environment; it’ll sustain US economy; and create job opportunities. It is these needs that green-certified designer Kristin Drohan tries to meet. Drohan has got ...

Jewelry from Recycled Cycle Tubes; It’s Chic

September 5, 2011 / No Comments

Making jewelry out of recycled bicycle tire tubes needs a wonderfully ornate imagination. This may kick off a new fashion among fashionable girls all over the world. Urban Lace's filigreed cuffs, necklaces, earrings, and masks are cut from a material we don't usually associate with finery: bicycle tires. These jewels are handcrafted from defunct inner tubes and, each piece beautifully fuses ...

From Trash to Footwear

August 2, 2011 / No Comments

Turning rubbished articles into a usable piece --- that is what we have here. The Christian Louboutin Ecotrash Platform Slingback is unique in all respects. The shoe, let us call it a piece of art, camouflages real rubbish collected over a period of time from the garbage at Christian Louboutin’s atelier in Paris. Pieces of thread, postage stamps, sticky notes, leftover sequins ...

Consumers Worldwide Continue to Battle Inflation Woes

July 7, 2011 / No Comments

If you thought recessionary worries are over, you are wrong. The woes triggered by recession apart, the American consumers now have a new foe to fight against - in the form of inflationary worries owing to rising costs. The GfK Roper Consulting 2011 Mood of the World Report has revealed that the foremost concerns of the consumers in the US, ...

Natura Pathos and Natura Virtual Connect Your Feet to Nature (Video)

May 24, 2011 / No Comments

It has to be accepted that a large majority of us don’t find enough time to explore the beauty and mysteries of nature. But, what we have for you here will definitely be an exciting piece of information for those who preserve a ‘green tint’ in mind amidst their hectic city life. The news is on a pair of insoles made ...

Jerko Eco-Friendly Houseboat Represents Super Duper Eco Design

May 19, 2011 / No Comments

The Gowanus Canal in New York is an extremely polluted one. Now what has made it resurrect from its plight (to some extend) is the presence of the new eco-friendly house boat called the “Jerko”. The structure, as a whole is in fact, an energy efficient machine, says the occupant of the houseboat Adam Katzman. His environmental concerns ...

Younger Generation Not So Keen On ‘Green Shopping’

May 6, 2011 / 2 Comments

If you think it is the younger generation who is best at ‘green shopping’, sorry to let you know that it is not the reality. It is a recent study jointly conducted by ‘The Integer Group, and ‘M/A/R/C Research’, which lead us to such a conclusion. The survey indicates that the 55+ age group shows higher eco-consciousness than the 18-34 ...