Monday, March 24, 2008

Glamour Magazine Goes Green for April

The current Glamour Magazine on newsstands now features not only a smoking Salma Hayek looking just as sultry as she was wants to be, but also 22 pages of helpful green tips.

Some of the highlights include:
-A very helpful recycling cheat-sheet
-Great green beauty products -Personal reader testimonials about going green
-Tips for buying alternative energy and shopping locally
-Answering green questions ("Carbon Footprint, how many times can I reuse a water bottle, what's up with bamboo, etc.)
-Green home renovation "before" and "after"
-Win a Hybrid giveaway,
-A light bulb guide
-A shout out to one of our fave bamboo t-shirt companies, Tonic Gen who donates goods and/or services for each t-shirt purchase

My main criticism with the green section in this month's Glamour is the "8 Fashion favorites that help the planet" on page 178. Firstly, the denim isn't all organic cotton, the pieces are very basic, and they do not feature purely sustainable designers. Instead, there are green pieces from traditional fashion mainstays (except for a few accessories) that vary in price from designers like 3.1 Phillip Lim to Banana Republic.

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