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


10.29.14
Magical, Mindful Miraval

Passing through the gates at Miraval, one experiences an honest, authentic and almost unexplainable feeling of calm that takes over the body.  All of the stress of schedules, appointments and to do lists somehow magically disappear simultaneously with the gates closing. And it happens every time. My car seems programmed to stop immediately for my […]

10.27.14
From Greenwashing to Pinkwashing?

Truth be told, I believe the day will come (if it hasn’t already) that there will be adequate proof linking almost every kind of cancer to an environmental cause – from what we eat, from what we breathe, from what we put on our bodies, and the beat goes on. 

08.01.14
The Hidden Magic at Miraval

If you have ever had the pleasure, the sheer joy of experiencing Miraval Resort & Spa in Tucson, Arizona, you can attest to the fact that the magic begins when you pass through…

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 […]

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.