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Going Against the Grain of Synthetic Fabrics

In a world of synthetics and polyesters, fabric merchant Bilal Abu-Khalaf sells hand-woven silks, cotton and gold-threaded cloths from his Jerusalem shop. Some cloths can wait 45 years before being sold. In the hustle and bustle of Jerusalem’s famous Old City bazaar, shopkeepers are busy selling trinkets to tourists, synthetic t-shirts and plastic souvenirs made […]

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

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

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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DIY Heating: 2 Knitting Needles Studio

The winter months are fast approaching, and more of us are feeling the need to look for things to keep us warm – whether it be soup, sweaters, slippers, or socks.  And for those of us who are trying to be green, the more we can avoid using electricity and non-renewable energy for our heating […]

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EcoMum keeps it Green and Sexy!

Well the kids are back at school, time to pamper ourselves a little. Being an EcoMum is not all about being knee deep in cloth nappies, eating organic and recycling. Okay, I admit, I do not spend hours shopping for the new trendy look and yes second hand shops and organic clothing are my buzz […]

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ReUse: An Evening of Eco-Art in Central Jerusalem

Next week, fans of eco-art in Jerusalem won’t have to travel all the way to the eco-arts village in the Ella Valley for a fix. Instead, some of Israel’s finest eco-art will be on exhibition in the heart of Jerusalem on August 12th, in the Merkaz Hamagshimim community center (located near Emek Refaim, and where […]

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Guide to greening your wardrobe

There is no beauty in the finest cloth if it makes hunger and unhappiness -Mahatma Gandhi It was my first year of university and I had just settled into city life. There were lots of friends, parties – a great social scene. Burdened by the cost of having to support myself, I eyed the fancy […]

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The Christmas Sale Just for Jews

While the Christians are busy unwrapping their presents around the world for Christmas, the LA-based clothing company American Apparel, decided to launch a sale just for the Jews who complain that the only thing they get to do on Christmas day is eat Chinese food and go to the movies. Lucky for the Jews, there […]