Did you know that product packaging makes up almost 45% of the trash found in landfills? Luckily, many brands like MAC, Lush, and Kiehl’s have found creative ways to reduce that number—by rewarding you with a new product or a discount toward your next purchase when you recycle your empty products. Click the photo to learn exactly how it works.
Celebrities love to be green! Whether they’re attending an Earth-inspired event (like FOX’s funny girls Hannah Simone and Mindy Kaling did at Grades of Green’s 2013 Verte) or getting down in the dirt to plant trees (like Amy Smart and Emmanuelle Chriqui), showing their love for the planet is a year-round priority . Click through the gallery to see which organizations have them excited about Mother Nature.
Just in Time for Earth Day, the Council of Fashion Designers of America Launches First-Ever Sustainability CommitteeApr 22, 2013 @ 11:45 am
Eco designs aren’t just a fad. The Council of Fashion Designers of America is making going green a priority for designers with the launch of the organization’s first-ever sustainability committee, which will encourage its hundreds of members to follow environmentally-responsible practices. The committee is co-chaired by Loomstate designer Scott Mackinlay Hahn and sustainable jewelry designer Melissa Joy Manning (shown above, middle), and also includes designers like Pamela Love and Victoria Bartlett, shown above left to right, in its steering committee. “Our buying behavior is connected to nature,” Hahn said in a statement. “More than any other association, I look to the CFDA and our community to create beautiful high-quality fashion that inspires the world toward responsible consumption.” And you can get involved: To raise awareness about the initiative, post a photo to Instagram of sustainable subject matter and be sure to include the hashtag #CFDAEarthDay. Or join a Google+ Hangout video chat Wednesday, April 24 at 1 p.m. EST, co-hosted by Hahn, Manning, and model-slash-green activist Amber Valletta. For more information, head to cfda.com.
Plus, see our favorite eco totes for this spring!
In honor of Earth Day today, show the planet some love and add sustainability to your beauty routine. We rounded up our favorite eco-friendly products—and even included a few celebrity favorites. Click through the gallery to see the dry shampoos, fragrances, and facial serums that are as wholesome as they are chic.
As a green celebrity nail stylist who often paints the nails of stars ranging from Miley Cyrus to Drew Barrymore, Jenna Hipp is committed to making every manicure a green one. How? She only uses 100% eco-friendly ingredients. And you can “green your manicure” too, she says, by first reading every label—look out for products that say “3 Free” or—better yet—“5 Free” which refer to the number of toxins they’re formulated without. Click “See the Photos” to check out Hipp’s favorite green products, and to find out more about her celebrity clientele.
Earth Day is Sunday, and one thing we learned: You don’t need a Crayola hue to get greener highlights. Case in point: Colorist Rick Wellman developed Biolights, which uses biodegradable cotton pads to wrap highlights in place of hard-to-recycle aluminum foil—a technology he uses on Mariska Hargitay’s dynamic strands. “The results are more blended and a healthier hair shaft,” Wellman told InStyle.com. “The grow-out is much softer also, as the cotton material adheres exactly where strands are painted.” The organic material disintegrates in less than two weeks, so the technique as gentle on your hair as the environment. The service was developed at New York’s Patrick Melville Salon, and will roll out nationwide soon. For more info, visit biolightscolor.com.
Plus, do these green products really work?
Fashion and beauty brands are looking for more ways to go green lately, which means a slew of eco-conscious products have hit shelves, claiming to work just as well as their less planet-friendly counterparts. We’re up for anything that can both enhance our beauty routine and reduce our environmental impact, so we set out to see if these creams, blow dryers, eye shadows, teeth whiteners and more were up to our tests! Click through the gallery to see which green products actually work!
Happy Earth Day! Today marks the event’s 41st year, and in honor of the holiday, a trio of jewelers featured in our April issue débuted gorgeous, limited-edition baubles that give back in a big (green) way. Designers Zhoë Chicco (left), Melinda Maria (right), and Roxanne Assoulin (center) created nature-inspired statement necklaces whose proceeds benefit foundations that work to protect our planet. Best of all, the three ladies shared some insider tips on how to style their jewelry. Click through the gallery for more details on the planet-friendly pieces!