Haute Shopping Meets Haute Purpose

When you hear reduce, reuse, recycle, what do you think of? A hippy that hasn’t showered in a week to conserve water? Or a crazy environmental conspiracist that believes that we should live in treehouse communities? Actually, it’s neither. In the lovely Bay Area of sunny California these shops that feature nothing but reduced, reused, or recycled products are being situated in places that are next to high-end stores such as Nordstrom and Coach. We are lucky to say that…

3 Places to Buy Amazing Clothes That Help Change the World

The ugly truth about the production of the fashion we love so much is that it is often hard on the environment, our natural resources and the labor that produces it. If you’re like us, you’re looking for alternatives that not only address all the above, but are of great quality and design as well. Conscious fashion consumerism doesn’t have to be hard or a sacrifice.  Our EcoWeco team has found 3 places you can not only shop today but…

Save the World- Say Something Nice!

I recently attended the East Bay Women’s Conference in Walnut Creek, CA (Thanks again for the ticket, Siggi!) and had the pleasure of hearing a number of speakers- all strong, sensitive, powerful women in their own ways that came from vastly different backgrounds but each giving us the incredible gift of their time and sharing their experiences with us. The timing was perfect as I had overdosed on the rhetoric and negativity that has been awash in the media and…

4 Big Reasons to Buy from Outdoor Markets and Fairs

I was recently at San Francisco’s Urban Air Market in Hayes Valley (UrbanAirMarket.com for their upcoming December event in Portland) and found myself in artisan heaven.  I met people with a passion for what they do, was able to make more conscientious purchases, and even remembered to bring my own tote bag to put all of my new finds in! There’s a reason that these types of events are gaining popularity and momentum and are being found throughout the United…

Hannah Brooks African Travel Experience

  How do you measure success? Do you measure your own success and that of others by fame and fortune? After spending my formative years in a place where money mattered most, I certainly did. That is until I took my first trip abroad. I visited a country that most Americans had not even heard of at the time. I explored its islands, visited its mystical ruins, marveled at its amazing plants and animals, visited with its magical people and…

Hello world!

This Is Just The Beginning! This site is very grassroots, but we are excited about growth! Even the mighty oak has to start somewhere (consider us at the acorn stage right now) planting a seed for an amazing future that includes everyone in our global community. This site will eventually grow to make products available, offer EcoWeco gear, and be the premier positive connection point in our world!