FW Green Zone

There are a million different products in the world that offer the results that you’d like but with a sense of the unknown tied into it. Unbeknownst to consumers is the manufacturing process of their favourite beauty and cosmetic products. … Continue reading

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August 2014 Zoya S. Becoming an eco-friendly family is fairly simple and requires only a few short steps! Take it upon yourself to start to make the change and lead by example whilst showing your family and friends that going … Continue reading

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June 2014 Going green can sometimes seem like it would take a complete overhaul of your daily routines – in reality, there are easy steps that you can take to integrate green behavior in your everyday tasks!   1. Check … Continue reading

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April 2014 Lianne Beland Organic and sustainable businesses have had an enormous growth over the past decade, to say the least.  While many big chain grocery stores have sectioned off an isle or so of their stores to sell organic … Continue reading

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March 2014 LiAnne Beland Have you ever picked up a popular, non-organic moisturizer or even makeup palette and taken a second to look at the ingredients?  For a lot of us, doing so brings forth the biggest reality check of … Continue reading

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Feb 2014 Samantha L.               Closet in need of an overhaul? After spending years at the mall, our wardrobes start to weigh you down. With spring just around the corner, it’s time to get started on your yearly mega-clean … Continue reading

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Sept 2013 Mackenzie Belcastro Green Circle Salons is a new company working to make Canadian salons sustainable by 2020. At Green Circle, it is believed that providing salons with a “green conversion” will help keep our planet as beautiful as … Continue reading

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aug 2013 by pamela Family activities are always a blast, but can be stressful at times. It is always a challenge to find the perfect family activity that will entertain everyone.  But not to worry, because DIY’s have been super … Continue reading

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July 2013 Pamela Mermigas Plastic is so pervasive, it is so difficult to avoid because it is everywhere. It is the gadgets in our homes, the packaging around our foods, and even the fibers in our clothes. It is basically … Continue reading

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May 2013 By Magdalena Kapela Adopting a green lifestyle and diminishing my carbon footprint is one thing that I strive to do – I’m just not willing to sacrifice a certain quality of life. Reducing the thermostat a few degrees … Continue reading

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April 2013 by erika l. Some commercial products are not only costly but also contribute to environmental pollution and health hazards (allergies, asthma, etc.) due to the fact that most in-home cleaning supplies are chemical-based. Homemade cleaning products are a … Continue reading

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March 2013 Trisha Bravo Pesticides are commonly used in agriculture, our homes, parks, roads, and many more places. They linger in the air we breathe, our food, and even the water we consume.  Despite its purpose to increase food production … Continue reading

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Feb 2013 Casey Jane Tuninga   Living in a big city, especially downtown, means small balconies, paved lawns and little room to make a personal green space. With our landfills becoming vast and filled, we as city residence have to … Continue reading

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jan 2013 by yvonne stanley Victoria secret has taken on a new challenge by providing its customers with certified fibre catalogs, new eco-friendly body products, while still managing to dress women fashionably for the bedroom. Limited Brands, owners of Victoria’s … Continue reading

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By Erika L. What is Aveda’s mission? Aveda Corporation that was established in 1978 is well known for its eco-friendly products. The mission at Aveda “is to care for the world we live in, from the products we make to … Continue reading

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December 2012 It’s important to be mindful of the environment, and although recycling, reusing and reducing are great steps towards helping it, being environmentally friendly can be fun — and delicious. EcoCakes is a 4 year old run-from home company … Continue reading

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nov 1st 2012 yvonne s. They believe in the feel good guru in you. Clean and green this little shop on queen street west is a haven for all the health and environmentally conscious people. Not only does the feel … Continue reading

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October 2012 By Telisha R Wewood Watches are fashionable, lightweight and made entirely of wood, that’s right wood! These watches have no artificial or toxic materials added and exude sophisticated sustainability. WeWood gives back to nature in a very unique … Continue reading

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Sept 19th 2012 By: Megan Dussin Over 30 years after its inception, Dr. Roebuck’s chemical-free skin care line has finally arrived in Canada, thanks to the twin Aussie sisters, Kim and Zoe that are taking over the family business. After … Continue reading

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Sept 2012 By Dinah There are many ways to create something out of nothing this article will give you some creative ideas for those left over items inside your house. Do you have lots of left over plastic bag with … Continue reading

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July 6th Fri 2012 By Stephanie F. Many businesses today take into consideration changes that occur in society. “Going Green” has been one of the largest changes businesses are making. Fashion Weekly decided to research some large businesses that have … Continue reading

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Tue June 12 2012 By Melissa Finlay The summer season is almost upon us! Great temperatures and sunny days are what we here in Toronto have to look forward too. We also all look forward for the days where we … Continue reading

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June 2012 By: Ashley DeFrancesco In this year’s economy we have to get creative in finding entertaining but inexpensive activities to do in our town. There is a beautiful Botanical Garden in Toronto located at 777 Lawrence Avenue East. It … Continue reading

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Tue May 15 2012 By: Ksenia Bulgakov Life changing experiences, environmentally friendly clothing and books, and leadership training are all part of the products and services offered by Me to We. What they’re really providing, however, is an increased standard … Continue reading

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May 1st 2012 Mikyla Allen Alo is an active wear clothing company that creates clothing for athletes and yogis. They design clothes for men and women that are both stylish and flatter the body. Alo stands for the elements air, … Continue reading

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Monday April 16 2012 By Stephanie florio The Green Living Show 2012 is North America’s largest green consumer event. It took taking place at the Direct Energy Center, Exhibition Place, in Toronto from April 13th to the15th. The show has … Continue reading

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March 31 2012 Samantha taylor Nowadays, we are all trying to do our part to help protect the environment, but we often overlook the little things we can do to preserve our great planet. Sure you can drive an electric … Continue reading

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March 2012 Issue Feb 27 2012 By Melissa Finlay Toronto’s best eco-friendly store Located at 899 Queen street west in Toronto, Art.27 is a one of a kind all natural wellness and beauty shop. Products sold at Art.27 range from … Continue reading

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February 13th 2012 Feb Issue 2 By Hebah Baker At this time of year, we are all blinded by the feeling of love! We try to find ways to express our emotions by spoiling our loved ones with wonderful surprises … Continue reading

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Issue 4: January 30 2012 It may be a fad or it may stay, but the hottest thing people are turning to is organic and eco- friendly products. Sweetcream Organic Skin Care is a fresh take on making the right … Continue reading

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January 16th 2012- Issue 2 With the motto “Accentuate the positive, eliminate the negative”, Pangea Organics was founded in an attempt to create a more sustainable future one bar, bottle and jar at a time. Formulated from the realization that … Continue reading

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Christmas is a time of family, feasting, and mass consumption. The amount of garbage that we create during the holiday season is ridiculous. We are throwing away food, paper and all sorts of things even though we know during this … Continue reading

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With Christmas 2011 fast approaching people are very aware of the impact the holiday season can have on the environment. The piles of wrapping paper, the boxes and plastic covering, and not to mention the state of the gifts themselves! … Continue reading

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The street of Queen was raving last night when Toronto’s own Sonja Vejin revealed her Style by Sonja Wear2Work Showcase piece for the first time ever. Although the show started over 45 minutes late, the 70 or so attendees will … Continue reading

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Cherry Blossom Canada’s Favourite New Eco-Friendly Line By: Souzan Michael, FW Writer If you haven’t already discovered the chic fashions of Cherry Blossom, you’re in luck. Fashion Weekly talks to Ryerson grads Sasha Hamilton and Courtney Munden about combining their … Continue reading

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By: Shehrezad Bawany, FW Writer On Thursday Oct 30, 2008, Flourish hosted their Second Annual Reena Foundation wine tasting, gourmet food, and art event. The Reena Foundation is a non-profit agency that is dedicated to the betterment of individuals with … Continue reading

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By: Shehrezad Bawany, FW Writer Elixir Organic Spa is Toronto’s first one hundred percent synthetic-free spa. Previously a part of the business world, owner Lynn Shulman was horrified after an allergic reaction to a supposedly organic treatment. After much research, … Continue reading

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By: Shehrezad Bawany, FW Writer You can act the part but can you look it too? Top Canadian designers have decided to follow the eco-trend and conjure up some friendly designs! Toronto led the way and hosted the Fashion Takes … Continue reading

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By Shehrezad Bawany, FW Writer During this time when the world’s economy is chaotic and prices are rocketing, becoming ecofriendly is a part of the new, affordable way of living. Savings are crucial, so why limit yourself to just the … Continue reading

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FW: What is your name and how old are you? Amelia Musselman 24 Constance O’Heare 28 FW: Where are you from? Amelia: I was born in Toronto and then moved to small town called Utopia when I was five. Constance: … Continue reading

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With all the hoopla about being green, using eco-friendly products and caring about the environment- everyone from business to lifestyle are adapting to living consciously and it has become a trend which will hopefully stay. The city of Toronto has … Continue reading

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