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5 Reasons to Use Organic Coconut Oil This Summer

 by Maria Luci, editor at Maria’s Farm Country Kitchen and Rodale’s By now most of us know that we can slather coconut oil onto our skin as a moisturizer or into our frying pans for cooking. But there are tons of other ways to use that jar of organic coconut oil on your counter. And […]

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Maria’s Five Favorites: Summer Protection

Tomorrow is the official start of summer—my all-time favorite season! I love it all: the BBQs, the long days, the warm nights, the fireflies, the ocean breeze, and the SUNSHINE, birds, and bees! But like most good things, too much can be harmful for you. So how do you protect yourself safely and naturally from […]

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Slow Fashion Spotlight: CP Shades

by the Rodale’s team Founded more than 30 years ago and produced in Northern California, CP Shades is one of our favorite slow fashion vendors. Why? Because, as they say, “What you see is what you get.” CP Shades uses 100 percent natural and sustainable fabrics to create elegant, timeless handmade products that are meant […]

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The Slow Old Days

by guest blogger Renee James, humorist and blogger When Maria told me the theme for this week was “slow fashion,” my first thought was, “What in the world is slow fashion?” Other than describing my usual default position of being very, very far behind on fashion trends, I had no clue. And then I thought, […]

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Detoxing the Catwalk

by guest blogger Julia Westbrook, assistant online editor at Rodale News The clothing you wear has a larger price tag than what you see when it’s hanging on the rack—it comes with costs to the environment, too. Unsustainable dyeing and processing practices in the fashion industry have had a major impact on water pollution. So, […]

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My Top 13 Favorite Slow Fashion Brands

I’m happy to report there are a burgeoning number of apparel brands that marry integrity and style, each with their own unique twist on caring for both people and the planet. These companies are not “posers” doing something “ecofriendly” because it’s trendy or it’s cool. All these companies are the REAL DEAL. Here are 13 […]

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Slowing Down Fashion

by guest blogger Marci Zaroff, ecofashion pioneer, founder of Under the Canopy, and president of Portico Brands “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” —Gandhi Over the past two decades, I’ve been on an eye-opening journey. Pulling the curtain back on the fashion industry, I’ve uncovered that it’s the second largest polluter […]

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From Slow Food to Slow Fashion

Carlo Petrini began the “slow food” movement in 1986. When this international campaign was created, springing from the desire to protect local food cultures and emphasize the pleasure of food over the immediate gratification (and often resulting regret) of the growing fast-food culture, Carlo’s ideas sounded idealistic, and perhaps a bit unrealistic. But three decades […]

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