Fifteen Minutes of Fame

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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. Step back into the spotlight this fall in a pair of Swedish Hasbeens. These 1970s-inspired, handcrafted leather boots are naturally coloured and feature wooden soles. Treat your feet to some Swedish Hasbeens—they will make you [...]


Collards with Portobello Mushrooms

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Very Veggie features a weekly recipe that showcases the best in vegetarian, sometimes vegan, dishes, with helpful cooking and ingredient tips and tricks. Collards are a great source of vitamin C and soluble fibre, and they contain multiple nutrients with potent cancer-fighting properties. Ingredients: 3/4 pound collard greens (6 to 7 cups chopped) 1/4 cup [...]


Tackling Skin Problems

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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. When we stop saying “teen” at the end of our age, we expect that all skin issues will magically disappear, and that acne will clear up on the morning of our 20th birthday. Unfortunately, [...]


Facing Food

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Food for Thought is an ongoing column-with-a-conscience that focuses on exciting new discoveries in the foodie world. Over the course of a few months, photographer and author Edward Pond had the privilege of taking pictures of several dozen Toronto chefs commissioned by Evergreen Brick Works for their Fifth Annual Picnic at the Brick Works. This [...]


Pain in the Tooth

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Bambini is an ongoing column that features Bamboo’s favourite eco parenting ideas and products, for children of all ages. Comforting a teething baby is no small feat. Since many factors influence how well (or not so well) a little cherub will react to new chompers, many parents instinctively turn to mainstream teething products in an [...]


Inside and Out

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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. With its line of faux suede purses and bags, MATT & NAT has got your back. The Montreal-based company uses recycled bottles to line all of its bags, and the luxe-looking leathers are created without [...]


From New York to L.A.

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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. Be part of the post-postmodern movement in POPOMOMO’s fun fall fashions. This Los Angeles-based line uses sustainable fabrics in its latest collection, inspired by L.A. writer Eve Babitz and New York artist Patti Smith. Look [...]


From Around the World to Around the Corner: Sourcing Greener Cat Food

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Green Keener is a monthly column chronicling one urban woman’s quest for a greener way of life, without compromise to her fabulous lifestyle. Cordelia, my 2.7 kg (6 lb) housecat, is yet again running low on provisions. Fully clawed, and theoretically capable of fending for herself, my Russian Blue’s diet is limited to what I [...]


Fresh Berry Tart with Nut Crust

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Very Veggie features a weekly recipe that showcases the best in vegetarian, sometimes vegan, dishes, with helpful cooking and ingredient tips and tricks. Berries are loaded with antioxidants and fibre. When fresh during the summer months, they make this pie extra sweet and flavourful (but frozen blueberries also make an excellent dessert). Substitute sunflower seeds [...]


Hair for Fall 2011

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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. Androgyny is one of fall’s coolest looks, so put a masculine spin into a killer looking hairstyle. A deep side part has graced many fall runways this year, looking sleek and modern. To achieve [...]