Posts Tagged: Eco Friendly


17
May 11

Inspired Musings: Emily Zuzik (Zuzik Muse-ic)

Emily Zuzik in the Lacer Racer by RESTORE

A prolific singer/songwriter, rocker and sought-after collaborator, Emily Zuzik’s wide-ranging career has allowed her to shift fluidly from acoustic folk to alternative rock and everything in between. A fixture in the New York City music scene for nearly a decade, Zuzik is also a featured vocalist and co-writer of “The Low Hum,” off of Moby’s upcoming album Destroyed, out May 17th, 2011.

In honor of Emily’s feature on Moby’s upcoming album Destroyed, we decided to sit down for a quick chat with her about music and what she does to RESTORE. Read on for the Q&A.

RESTORE: What do you to do RESTORE?
Emily: If by RESTORE, you mean live more sustainably, then here’s what I do:
I compost.
I recycle.
I shop locally at the green market.
I buy and recycle clothing.
I bring a canvas bag to the grocery store and try to keep my coffee in a travel mug to eliminate paper waste. I wear my RESTORE clothing when I run, when I hit the gym, when I want to feel comfortable around the house, when I want to feel comfortable running errands and when I do yoga!

RESTORE: What are your Top 3 Eco Friendly Habits?
Emily:
1) I turn off lights when I leave the room and unplug adapters from the wall when not in use.
2) I carry a canvas bag to the grocery store and try to eat local and organic only.
3) I compost my food scraps and donate them to the GrowNYC Compost collection (http://www.grownyc.org/compost).

 

…for more information about Emily Zuzik, her collaboration with Moby and her upcoming album, please visit: www.emilyzuzik.com
http://www.myspace.com/emilyzuzik
http://www.twitter.com/ezuzikmusic

 

Album cover for Moby's Destroyed due out May 17th


5
May 11

How to Keep Up With Kick Ass Environmental Trends?

 

Last week our friends at Fashion Cloture interviewed us to be featured on their blog.  We really appreciated the outreach and wanted to highlight one of our favorite parts of the article.

Fashion Cloture asked us:

How can fashion designers stay updated on the latest environmental trends /sustainable manufacturing impacting the fashion industry? How can fashion designers get information about sustainable manufacturing practices?

We answered:

The approach needs to be more systemic.

Our top SIX resources include:

 

1. For Framework: Eco Working Index – Outdoor Industry Association

2. Must Read: ECO TEXTILE Magazine http://www.ecotextile.com/

3. Must Read: TEXTILE INSIGHT Magazine http://www.textileinsight.com/

4.  Education: Continuing FIT  Edu  SUSTAINABLE DESIGN CLASSES http://www.fitnyc.edu/7390.asp

5.  For Community: ETHICAL FASHION FORUM http://www.ethicalfashionforum.com/ SUSTAINABLE DESIGNERS http://www.sustainabledesigners.org/

6. For Fabric Sourcing: SOURCE4STYLE http://source4style.com/

Fashion Center BID kiosk on 7th Ave and 39th Street or http://www.fashioncenter.com/

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30
Oct 09

Instead of tricking the environment treat it with these Halloween tips

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-Trick or Treat with Reusable Bags
Try using reusable bags and containers that don’t need to be discarded after they are used.

Check out these easy DIY ideas for Eco-Friendly Trick or Treat bags:
How to make cheap Eco-Friendly Trick-or-Treat Bags

-Make Do-It-Yourself Costumes
Instead of spending money on a Halloween costume that’s going to be used only once, get creative and make costumes from old clothes and other items you already have around the house.

After Halloween, you can either wash and store your homemade costumes for use in subsequent years, trade with friends, or donate the clothing from which they were made to day care centers, homeless shelters, or charitable organizations.

Here are some ideas:
Do it yourself Halloween costumes

-Give Eco-Friendly Treats
There is a growing variety of eco-friendly candy—from organic chocolate to organic lollipops—available online and from local organic groceries, health food stores, or consumer cooperatives. These organic candies can satisfy your sweet tooth without compromising your health, and they are produced using methods that don’t damage the environment.

Choose treats that use little or no packaging that is produced using fossil fuels and cannot be recycled. Whenever possible, buy locally produced treats from local merchants. Buying locally supports your local economy, and also reduces fuel consumption and pollution associated with transporting products.

Check out these Chocolate bars that help save animal species:
Endangered Species Chocolate

-Make Your Halloween Party Eco-Friendly
Host a Halloween party that features organic, locally grown pumpkins for carving, apples for bobbing, and other pesticide-free, locally grown foods appropriate to the holiday and the harvest season.

Use dishes, cutlery, napkins and tablecloths that can be washed and reused instead of disposable plastic and paper tableware.

Preserve has a wide variety of stylish, high performance, eco-friendly products :
Preserve Products

These are just some ideas that will make your Halloween responsibly fun for you and for the environment!

find more ideas here: Go Green this Halloween