Design

Living Jewelry – A Wearable Planter

by Almira April 28, 2011

A Wearable Planter that houses little succulents! Image via Etsy Find Healthy Republic on Twitter and Facebook Fan Page

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Biodegradable Shoes

by Almira March 15, 2011

OAT Shoes. I’m almost certain that these would make a terrible meal…even if doused in brown sugar and milk, but biodegradable shoes are a cool idea.

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Cradle To Cradle

by Almira February 11, 2011

Architect and designer, William McDonough shares his views on the importance of green design, specifically from his book, Cradle To Cradle, for a TED Conference:

“Design is the first signal of human intentions. So what are our intentions?

How do we love all the children of all species for all time? …we start our designs with that question.”

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A Fashion Fast

by Almira February 9, 2011

In an effort to curb fast fashion and promote eco-fashion Kristy Powell began a her year-long commitment to a One Dress Protest. Yep, she will be wearing the same dress everyday for an entire year. She’s only on

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Valentine’s Day: Conflict-Free Diamond Jewelry

by Almira February 8, 2011

No blood diamonds here, just conflict-free diamond jewelry and recycled gold and platinum.

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H&M Conscious Collection

by Almira February 7, 2011

Using organic linen, Tencel, organic cotton, and recycled polyester, H&M is revamping its known business model for turning out cheap, disposable clothing to incorporate a zero-waste, conscious approach to garment production in the form of a sustainable clothing line.

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Chicken Tractors

by Almira February 3, 2011

Though your fowl darlings won’t actually be pulling a plow down each row as the chicken tractor might suggest (I can’t imagine them keeping to straight lines anyway), they will do something even better. Here’s how a chicken tractor works:

Move the chicken tractor along your garden rows or yard every so often for excellent fertilizer, while giving your chickens premium worms and bugs to munch on, and allowing them to do some weeding for you. No clean-up required, just refill their water and food, shut their “bedroom” door at night, and collect the eggs!

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How To Dye Your Clothes With All-Natural Dye

by Almira January 31, 2011

How To Dye Your Clothes With All-Natural Dye

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A Living Dress!

by Almira August 12, 2010

Today’s Slow Fashion Inspiration: Living Clothes! Commissioned to create a piece for the Amsterdam Centre for Architecture (ARCAM), fashion designer Mattijs van Bergen and landscape architect Anouk Vogel crafted this dress out of wool and recycled bicycle inner tubes. The flowers are held in little vases that hold the flowers’ water.

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Big Ideas For A Small Planet (Season 3)

by Almira July 14, 2010

On a scale of 1 (gouge my eyes out) to 5 (enjoyed every moment), I rate it: FIVE STARS 13 episodes (Games doesn’t work on Netflix, so no-go on that one, but each episode is 25 minutes—so many nuggets of great information rolled into such a small amount of time! I realize this list is [...]

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Au Naturale Home Design

by Almira July 8, 2010

A big shout out goes to the bees today and their lovely craftsmanship in home designs. I’m absolutely in awe. These incredible creations are quite “modern” in their architectural tastes! Check out more about these natural architectural wonders here. Photos by Treehugger … Find Healthy Republic on Twitter and Facebook Fan Page

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Introducing: The Healthy Republic Little Shop

by Almira July 7, 2010

From the gardening and homesteading to holistic healing, nutrition and fitness, you can find many of the Healthy Republic recommended reads at the Healthy Republic A-Store. Can’t find what you’re looking for? Since Amazon doesn’t carry everything—try The Little Green Book.
BOOK CATEGORIES:

Media Club: Summer Reading

Nutrition & Healing

Gardening

Fitness

Documentaries

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A Thrifters Love Affair

by Almira July 2, 2010

Inspired by the movie Julia & Julia, with Meryl Streep,—which I absolutely LOVED—Marisa decides to get inspired. Instead of cooking through the Julia Child Cookbook, she opted to combine something that she enjoys (shopping) with frugality in a year-long challenge: $365, 365 days, 365 dresses.

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Green Design Library: A Visual Guide To Sustainable Products

by Almira July 1, 2010

A designer’s guide to over 150 green solutions (eye candy for non-designers), the Green Design Library was created to be a lookbook of sorts to avoid duplication of design research for green products. Brilliant.

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