"Why are there 50 varieties of toothpaste on grocery store aisles?" Thinkers from business, design and innovation, including method's co-founder Eric Ryan, got together for a debate at Conscious Capitalism: Resolving the Conflict Between Consumerism
It's official darling, buying new clothes is so out of fashion. All the smartest women are trading names of dressmakers, dyers, shoemakers and cleaners. They are tweaking, pinning and reviving old clothes to make them look up to date. It's a
There is something so anti-fashion about these hand-made baby clothes. They are irresistible because of their refusal to show off a child's clothing as a reflection of the parent's taste and success. They are so retro. Each one is unique. All of the
Dr. Muhammad Yunus, economist, banker and Nobel Prize Winner, addressed a few hundred, mostly young, people in London about his inspirational and wildly successful project, the Grameen Bank. He is a very slow and thoughtful speaker, explaining complex
Be it paper or plastic, packaging and its environmental impacts have always been squarely on the TreeHugger radar (here, here and there). And last week, to add one more pebble to the mountain, the Dogwood Alliance released a report on the effects of
In part two of our interview with Yvon Chouinard, the maverick businessman talks about politics and the irony of living simply in a consumer society. He also rebuffs his brand's "Pata-Gucci" reputation and explains why he's started pouring cheap
The founder of Patagonia started out when he was little more than a teenager, selling his home-forged climbing hardware to "dirtbagger" mountaineers like himself. Although all he really wanted to do was travel and climb, he had a knack for
Want to do something good for the planet? Punch out a little early. Take the afternoon off. Work less. This is the argument of Juliet Schor, a sociologist at Boston College, in "Sustainable Consumption and Worktime
As lovebirds and the lovelorn scramble for dinner reservations and floral extravaganzas, few will stop to ponder about St. Valentine or why his feast day is celebrated with plush teddy bears and giant red-heart greeting cards.
Apparently there is a footwear market known as the "casual after sport shoe" and Terrasoles want to redefine this niche. Some of these shoes (men and women styles) are made with bamboo, recycled polyester fleece and recycled microfleece.
1) Forums user deepcsuf has a burning question for the Forums: "We all know each technology has its pros and cons. What are your impression of solar power? Is anyone on this forum generating their energy from a solar power system? If not, what would push
TreeHugger likes both No Impact Man and Michael Shellenberger (half of the duo that brought us The Death of Environmentalism and its follow-up, Breakthrough); through their separate (and wholly disparate) efforts, they've both helped advance the
"In 1985 there were less than half a million cell phone in the United States. Today there are 233 million." As Bette Fishbein from Inform says that is a "tremendous expansion". A new project entitled The Secret Life of Cell Phones aims to increase
Cheap flights to Europe and beyond are a British addiction. For the price of a sandwich (plus taxes which are often more than the cost of the flight), one can fly just about anywhere for a long weekend ("city
Marks and Spencer, the UK retail giant, already achieved some attention on TreeHugger before with their high profile commitment to the environment, known as Plan A (so named, because there is no Plan B). Now they are taking another step towards