MADEO Consolidates Stylish and Eco-Friendly Design Products

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MADEO does the leg work for you when it comes to tracking down cool gifts for your eco-trendy friends. You know the scenario: it’s your cool eco-friendly pal’s housewarming/birthday/holiday party/fill-in-the-blank party and you are short one fabulous/original/aesthetic/environmentally-considerate gift.  You want something creative yet functional, like a cool hanging wine glass rack or a funky bread […]

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Fashion Contest Inspired by the Sea of Galilee

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Israeli fashion show attempts to go “au naturale” with a natural-landmark-themed garment contest. Fashion and the natural world don’t always go hand in hand (unless you’re lucky enough to come across some whimsical banana-shaped pumps by designers such as Kobi Levi).  Usually haute couture is the anti-natural, with silhouettes that combat the shapes that we […]

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EcoGir Flaunts Its Recycled Polyester Suits During New York Fashion Week

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Fashion label EcoGir says even polyester can be stylish. The oh-so-stylish and yet oh-so-eco-friendly Israeli design label, EcoGir brought sustainable fashion to New York Fashion Week this year by holding two runway shows in a prominent midtown Manhattan location. Both men’s and women’s fashions were flaunted with a total of 12 suits shown.  The two […]

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Zolaykha Sherzad Resurrects Traditional Afghan Crafts Via Modern Fashion Design

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Zolaykha Sherzad revives Afghan artistic culture and trains women with her Zarif Design company in Kabul. Fashion can be environmentally friendly in a few ways.  Green-ifying your outfit can be as simple as obtaining it from your local second-hand store, or using eco-friendly detergents and cold water to wash it.  Alternatively, it can mean that […]

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Yael Uriely Shows Us That Good Things Come in Upcycled Shapes, Colors and Sizes

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Yael Uriely’s Dvarim Tovim (or “Good Things”) fabric jewelry line is made of vintage and upcycled materials. Good things don’t always come in shiny, new, plastic packages.  Sometimes, according to Yael Uriely, they come in upcycled, vintage packages that bring us back to previous eras revisited.  Yael’s line of fabric jewelry, Dvarim Tovim (Good Things) […]

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PopLove Designs Brings Upcycled Eco Chic Fashion to Tel Aviv (and the Whole Wide World)

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We’ve heard about H&M’s imported influx of sustainable fashion, and now onto to local eco-friendly clothing design: PopLove Designs. A design label that produces men’s and women’s clothing, shoes, accessories and housewares, PopLove describes its mission as “creating fabulous products with minimal harm to the surrounding world.” Its founders, Andrea Hughes and Shai Wallach, both […]

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Keep Things Sexy More Energy Efficiently with Delta Galil Underwear

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Slip on some sexy, comfy and green underwear, developed in the Middle East You’ve brought your environmentalism into the bedroom in a few ways already, buying eco-friendly lingerie, choosing comfortable (but environmental) pillows, and you’ve even considered polyamory.  But variety is the spice of life, right?  There are always new things to try. Like combining sex […]

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"Mother Told Me Not To Touch Garbage" and Other Reasons To Make Recycled Art in Tel Aviv

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(“Secret Artist” and his “Velvet on the Ground” photo at the Tel Aviv Carmel Market recycled art installation. Photo credit Asaf Ravid. ) A few weeks ago, on a hot Tel Avivian Saturday, I visited the closed Shuk Ha Carmel (the Carmel Market) on the occasion of the Cucumber Season exhibition. I usually really try […]

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Is the Financial Crisis Making It Harder to go Organic? No Sweat Apparel in Trouble

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With the financial crisis effecting more and more people every day and spending becoming significantly more conscious, many consumers are choosing to trim the fat.  Unfortunately, this often means becoming more dollar conscious and less eco conscious.  Greener choices – such as organic, shade-grown, or local – often cost a little bit more, and so […]

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Guy Lougashi's Dumpster Diving Designs Inspired By Buttons, Baskets and Brakes

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Israelis are no strangers to dumpster diving. Here’s a story on one of the country’s latest, who’s turning his finds into a design business: When he’s not traveling around Holland or Germany, you’re likely to find Guy Lougashi creating art and crafts from other people’s junk. Or jumping inside a dumpster looking for new raw […]

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Katanchic Makes Chic Organic Clothes for Green Babies

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Us Green Prophets believe that green education should start from a young age, and have already addressed ways that little ones can be eco conscious.  Sometimes it’s recycling competitions at schools, other times it’s reading environmentally conscious children’s books, and sometimes it’s about what these little ones are wearing. Eco-Mum has already sung the praises […]

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