BY BUST Magazine
on Apr 22, 2015
Those plastic tubs of pre-moistened cleaning cloths are pretty tempting—just grab a wipe, and that puddle of beet juice is banished from your counter. But tossing the equivalent of several books’ worth of paper into the trash each month isn’t the most eco-friendly solution, and who even knows what kind of toxic garbage those things leave on your hands, floors, and cat? Here’s a recipe for homemade disinfectant cloths that will let you save the planet and slay dirt at the same time—like some kind of frickin' superhero. Read More
on Jun 16, 2014
Meet Ianthe Mauro, creator of Objects with Purpose. OJP is a company specializing in candles and room spray created with high standards in design and quality. The candles came about in Ianthe’s efforts to deliver non-toxic, sophisticated, and conscientious candles to everyone, encouraging meaningful purpose.
To read more about Ianthe, read on.
Tell us about yourself.
I was raised by artists. I've worn many hats. Read More
BY Gina Furfaro
on May 23, 2014
If you’re like me (in that you care about the environment but are typically overwhelmed about how to help protect it) then you’ve probably been feeling guilty since hearing that the West Antarctic ice sheet is melting and cannot be stopped.
A couple weeks ago, I received a very informative email from Environment America, notifying me that sea levels are due to a rise between 4 and 12 feet, potentially resulting in the eventual submergence of some of America’s beloved sites (such as Miami Beach, Fenway Park, and the World Trade Center Memorial in New York City). Read More
BY Elle Brosh
on Apr 20, 2014
We've always known that lovin' yourself means lovin' the earth, but who knew it could feel so good?
Infamous sex-toy shop, Babeland, is giving away free solar-powered vibrators to the first 25 shoppers at its Park Slope location on Earth Day. This "eco-sexy" gadget, which normally sells for $34, harnesses the power of the sun to provide its users with earthly pleasure, so no batteries end up in the landfill. Just leave the slick-looking, mini solar panel on your window sill to charge for a few hours, and boom, it's ready to use. Read More
BY Sarah Fonder
on Apr 24, 2013
I have had the worst relationship with deodorant. I've tried just about everything: lady brands, Mitchum, Degree, Old Spice; all of them were either too weak or put nasty stains on my clothes. I figured aluminum was the problem, as the active ingredient in antiperspirant is proven to leave gross marks, but even aluminum-free deodorants ruined my shirts. So I kept coming back to my old standard, Axe (it's fantastic deodorant, don't look at me like that), but my go-to deo didn't seem to do the trick either. After one too many stains, I decided to put internet recipes to the test. Read More
BY Kaitlin Cole
on Aug 29, 2012
J. Fein Designs uses a combination of reclaimed items, vintage pieces, and sustainably grown wood to create stylish, unique, and eco-friendly pieces. The company was founded by Jessica Feinsmith, who says she is inspired by her travels, nature, and the past. Their wide selection of rings is especially awesome, including colorful butterflies and feminine cameos (there’s even a skull cameo, if you want a bit of edge) set on hand carved wooden bands. Read More
BY Intern Christina
on May 31, 2012
It's time to start counting down to our Craftacular at The Seed on June 16th and 17th, and what better way than to celebrate one of our awesome vendors? Today in particular we'll be giving a shout out to the wonderful Black Sheep Heap, a custom screenprinting shop working out of New York City.
Black Sheep Heap will serve all of your needs for quirky green designs. With slogans such as "Beet the system" and "Avant-gardener," they're the perfect way to show off your affection for the environment along with your stunning sense of humor, all while displaying your unrivaled sense of style. Read More
BY Intern Mary Ann
on May 30, 2012
BUST has teamed up with The Seed, a vegan extravaganza, and we invite you to come on out on June 16th and 17th for food, entertainment, and workshops on all things vegan. In addition, dozens of crafty vendors are prepared to keep you stocked up on all manner of eco-friendly goods. Bias Design is one such vendor. This earth-conscious screenprinting company based in Massachusetts creates t-shirts and accessories for both children and adults. Read More
BY Erina Davidson
on Aug 25, 2011
I confess - I've been a huge product junkie ever since I could bike to Rite Aid and drool at the rows of eyeshadows and press-on nails. At the ripe age of 12, I was introduced to Sephora and subsequently spent all of my allowance buying neon eyeliners and beauty tools a middle schooler had absolutely no uses for.
Ten years later, I wish I could go back in time and slap little Erina in the face with a piggy bank. But when I do need to pick up a few things, I like to research before I pull out my bills. Read More
on Aug 03, 2010
Today marks the 248th day of Marisa Lynch's eco-friendly fashion project New Dress A Day. The goal: renew 365 articles of used clothing in 365 days, for 365 dollars. Transitively, a new dress for just a dollar a day. When Lynch was laid off last November, she channeled the change positively, inspired by the movie Julie & Julia. “[Julie] was finding something to do every day that made her feel great. I was jealous. I thought, I want to find that. Read More