No Phthalates. NADA.

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Green Beauty is the eco beauty authority—a weekly column that highlights the best in eco beauty products, brands, trends and techniques. Phthalates are one of Bamboo Magazine’s Filthy Four in the beauty business. The chemicals are linked to health and reproductive problems and are an asthmatic’s worst enemy. On labels, you will find phthalates hidden [...]


Pretty Penny

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Bambini is an ongoing column that features Bamboo’s favourite eco parenting ideas and products, for children of all ages.    Choosing children’s toys can be difficult. If the repeated recalls on paints and harmful plastic materials aren’t enough to set you on a greener path to toy land, maybe these adorable paper mache banks from [...]


Paper Plains

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Ready to Wear, a weekly column, is the go-to destination for trends and fabulous finds in the eco fashion world. We bless the rains down in Africa because we found Swaziland-based Quazi Design. This company trains local women and pays them a fair wage to upcycle waste paper into beautiful, unique jewelry. Using old magazines [...]


1000 Gardens in Africa

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Food for Thought is an ongoing column-with-a-conscience that focuses on exciting new discoveries in the foodie world.   Children in Africa are beginning to take interest in gardening. Through experience in the garden and in classroom lessons, students are learning how to recognize and cultivate local fruits and vegetables, which are then cooked for school [...]


How To : Tie a Headscarf

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Swazi Secrets

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Green Beauty is the eco beauty authority—a weekly column that highlights the best in eco beauty products, brands, trends and techniques. Swazi Secrets is an African company that has created a line of skincare products that are equally beneficial to both our skin and the local economy. The key ingredient in Swazi Secrets products is [...]


In Praise of Burt

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Bambini is an ongoing column that features Bamboo’s favourite eco parenting ideas and products, for children of all ages.   As anyone who has ever tried to lather up a baby’s mane can attest, holding a squirming, pint-sized human in one hand and a wet, slippery plastic bottle in the other is tricky on the [...]


I Mother Eairth

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Ready to Wear, a weekly column, is the go-to destination for trends and fabulous finds in the eco fashion world. It’s time to relax at the cottage and listen to some ‘90s rock while rocking clothing from Eairth. Bamboo loves this New York line by designer Melissa Dizon. Eairth clothing is made with organic fabrics [...]


Head to Toe Butchering

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Food for Thought is an ongoing column-with-a-conscience that focuses on exciting new discoveries in the foodie world.   Well-Raised Meat & Better Butchers As consumers, we have the ability and power to positively impact how food is bought and sold—and this is especially true for meat. The choices we make at our local butcher and/or [...]


Slow Death By Rubber Duck

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Rick Smith & Bruce Lourie (2010) There’s no escape from pollution. Today’s most serious toxins lurk in the most private recesses of our homes. The places where we—erroneously, it turns out—feel the safest. Pollution today is global and highly invisible, with effects that are often chronic and long-term. Good or bad, our choices as consumers [...]