Green Features

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Green Bath and Body Cleans Up

Green­—organic and natural— bath and body products are on a rapid growth curve. Here’s a look at the latest in the industry. Kim Harmson sells only one line of soap in Kizuri, her shop in... more »
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This Grass Is Greener

This sustainable resource is a great choice for eco-friendly materials from furniture to clothing. Bamboo and other sustainable materials are becoming hot commodities for producing jewelry, gifts and housewares as more consumers seek out eco-friendly... more »
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Eco-Choice Awards for Spring 2014

With the field of eligible candidates growing every time, the latest edition of the Eco Choice Awards recognized outstanding environmentally conscious products that stood out in a sea of stiff competition. The ninth edition of... more »
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Going Global

Growing Roots in Alaska GrassRoots Fair Trade Store Jill Dean, Owner Anchorage, AK www.grassrootsfairtrade.com When Jill Dean opened the doors of her gift shop in Anchorage, Alaska, five years ago, it was the only fair... more »
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Fair Trade’s Stirring Reception

Fair trade principles have become increasingly relevant in a rapidly interconnected world. Find out what’s new in this important product segment. Thanks to social media, many of us have instant access to news around the... more »
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Eco-Choice Awards for Fall 2013

Industry’s cutting-edge green products recognized as Eco Choice winners at summer edition of NY Now. Summer in New York City brought NY NOW back to the Javits Center. Several eco-conscious products were part of the... more »
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The Tote-al Package

Bag more sales by carrying totes, a product category that’s only expanding. In places like Seattle and San Francisco, you’ll see nary a plastic bag around — they’ve been banned—and that only means other bags... more »
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Green Gourmet: The Dish on What’s Hot

Navigating the many tastes of the gourmet market is no easy task. Today’s buzzwords – organic and natural – are served up with many specialty food items. See which gourmet gifts curry the most favor... more »

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