InStyle Goes Green(ish)


I don’t usually buy InStyle (but Kate Winslet was on the cover! I love her), but I’m quite pleased that I picked up the December issue at the grocery store last night.

What to my wondering eyes should appear, but in the midst of their gift-giving multi-page extravaganza, with such titles as ‘The Perfect Gift for….The Proud Homeowner, A Stylish Mom, and Your Trendy Friend’ was;

‘The Perfect Gift for….Your Eco-Stylish Friend!!!! While I think their choices were a little lame (I could have put together a list of 12 other much hipper, greener choices), I have to be excited that such a list was even included in SuperMainstream InStyle. This mag has a huge circulation.

Kudos to InStyle for encouraging spending some green on green this holiday season.

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Chocolate-covered organic fig caramels, and an Edun blouse

Starre Vartan is founder and editor-in-chief of Eco-Chick.com and the author of the Eco-Chick Guide to Life. She's also a freelance science and environment writer who has published in National Geographic, CNN, Scientific American, Mental Floss, Pacific Standard, the NRDC, and many more. She lives on an island in Puget Sound with her partner and black cat. She was a geologist in her first career, and still picks up rocks wherever she goes.