Articles by: Starre Vartan

Fair Fashion

Indigo Handloom: Human-Powered, Artful Textiles Are Carbon Neutral

Indigo Handloom: Human-Powered, Artful Textiles Are Carbon Neutral

“There is no beauty in the finest cloth if it makes hunger and unhappiness”

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Health Is Beauty

5 Botanical All-Stars: How to Use, Love and Grow (or Buy) Them

5 Botanical All-Stars: How to Use, Love and Grow (or Buy) Them

Forthwith, my very favorite plants to use for…well, everything!

by × June 30, 2015 × 1 comment

Escapes

Eco-Chick Escapes to: The Oregon Coast’s Cape Lookout

Eco-Chick Escapes to: The Oregon Coast’s Cape Lookout

We opted for the to-the-beach hike.

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Escapes

Why Travel Blogging is the New Postcard

Why Travel Blogging is the New Postcard

Before you pack your bags for your next voyage, you should start a travel blog.

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Escapes

Carmel-by-the-Sea: A Quirky-Cool Town Where Dogs Are Welcome and Secret Passageways Are Celebrated

Carmel-by-the-Sea: A Quirky-Cool Town Where Dogs Are Welcome and Secret Passageways Are Celebrated

This former artist’s colony is a whimsical delight.

by × June 1, 2015 × 0 comments

Health Is Beauty

6 Natural Deodorants That Work: Eco-Chick Tested

6 Natural Deodorants That Work: Eco-Chick Tested

I’ve reviewed my favorite natural deodorants, from stick to cream to paste and roll-on.

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Passion Lilie’s Fair-Trade Print Fabulousness: How I Wear Eco Fashion

Passion Lilie’s Fair-Trade Print Fabulousness: How I Wear Eco Fashion

This is how I wear eco fashion.

by × May 21, 2015 × 0 comments

Creative Arts

Frida Kahlo’s Incredible 50-Year-Old Fashion is Local, Handmade, Gorgeously Mexican

Frida Kahlo’s Incredible 50-Year-Old Fashion is Local, Handmade, Gorgeously Mexican

It was all a part of the artist’s fierce love for her home country of Mexico: She literally wore her politics.

by × May 7, 2015 × 1 comment

Fair Fashion

Time, Expertise, Craftsmanship: What It Takes to Make a Dior Bag

Time, Expertise, Craftsmanship: What It Takes to Make a Dior Bag

Just a reminder that the things we made are made by human beings, not machines.

by × May 5, 2015 × 1 comment

Health Is Beauty

I never would have gone to China without dealing with my travel anxiety.

How I Deal With Travel Anxiety

I just got back from an amazing trip to Suzhou, China, where I visited the UNESCO-heritage 500-year-old gardens, wandered ancient streets, ate foods I had […]

by × April 24, 2015 × 0 comments