Fashion & Beauty

Mrs. Green in her "under $10" dress from Goodwill

From purses made from bill boards to eliminating carcinogens in your shampoo, fashion and beauty are rapidly changing industries.  Stay current with sustainable fashion trends, the latest research on things like safe cosmetics and why you might want to ask your jeweler where he purchased his gold.  And Mrs. Green would love to hear from you — always and forever.

Radio Shows

Ideas 4 The Planet

06.09.14

Maya Penn, Maya’s Ideas – Sometimes I just have to copy and paste so people don’t think I am making stuff up. Yes – Maya is 14 – FOURTEEN! She writes: “Welcome to my shop!

Mrs. Green's News


10.11.13
A Hair-raising Ordeal By Sue Carr

When I decided to chronicle my journey of greening my daily routine, I knew some parts of the journey would prove far easier than others. Switching from chemical body wash to a more natural beauty bar: simple. Switching my children from neon-colored “kid” toothpaste to a more natural formula: simple. Greening my multiple-product, chemically-infused hair […]

09.06.13
The Power of the Purge – 4 Easy Baby Steps!

Blog #3 in the series Confessions of an Eco-Evader by Sue Carr: If you follow this blog, you know that I’ve been spending more than my fair share of time on the Environmental Working Group website…

05.09.13
Mrs. Green Makes it a Great Day At VerVe – Always

Hear ye, hear ye. You are about to get inside my  bright green head  so you can see why I am a true fan AND a true believer in VerVe and Aveda. I don’t know about you but when it comes to someone actually touching my head and putting “stuff” on my face, feet, hands & […]

07.19.12
Girl Talk on Green Talk Radio?‏

If you regularly open my newsletter, it won’t surprise you that I love writing it. I have broken the rules of social media on this one, and this is more about me than it is you. But I felt strongly that I had to share it.

Links and Resources

Be green and stylish with Ecostilleto.

Skin Deep is a safety guide to cosmetics and personal care products.

The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics.

Did You Know?


Three Things About VerVe Salons

1. Both VerVe Lifestyle salons have warm, friendly people greet you when you walk in the door. It feels homey. No plastic bottles in sight but rather a large glass water container with something like lemons or limes or cucumbers floating in it.
2. As Mr. Green says “it doesn’t smell in here.” The reason? Aveda products are plant and botanically based. Their mission is to care about the world we live in and they walk the walk – all over the place.
3. Can’t help feeling proud going to a salon that showcases products from a company that is the FIRST beauty company in the WORLD to receive a Cradle to Cradle sustainability endorsement.