I am a shadow dwelling twisted green juice guzzling monkie overlord, inhabiting the DarkPlanet. Using my own oozing brain juice, I go about my days infecting the helpless drones who unfortunately find themselves on my domain.
Stewart + Brown co-founder, Howard Brown, talk about the organic fashion business; Sarah thinks Boise is bulimic.
Husband and wife duo, Karen Stewart and Howard Brown launched their eponymous line back in 2002. What started out as a basic t-shirt and bag line has evolved into a “fully contemporary, ready-to-wear collection”. Designer and mother, Karen is the embodiment the line. Living and working in the beachside town of Ventura, a few hours north of Los Angeles, she’s about as far away from a Manhattan socialite as you can get. No wonder Stewart + Brown’s designs are practical and casual with an emphasis on function.
Levi’s® are pretty much my brand when it comes to jeans. I can’t remember a time in my life when I didn’t own a few pairs of 501®s in various stages of decomposition. When I was in high school and all into the punk scene, it was standard dress code to have a few pairs with ripped out knees and Clash slogans written across the thigh. But as I evolved into “G Monkie” I had to rethink buying standard chemical based cotton jeans, even from Levi’s®. So, when I found out Levi’s® was working on their image and creating an entire line of organic jeans for the U.S. and European markets, I had to find out more.
When Levi’s® made their announcement, they said, we are not the first “green jeans” to market, but the new eco jeans are the first fully sustainable denims from a major brand.
“The European version is not only organic fabric but the other components are also organic; the finish we use is totally organic, too,” says Geert Peeters, vice president of product management.
The process of designing the jeans and putting the processes in place to make them has taken six months, from when Levi’s® first came up with the idea in May.
I Am Because We Are is a film about pop star Madonna’s journey, which she embarked on to explore the effects of AIDS in Africa. Along the way, she stops to meet the people affected most, the children. As well as the leaders trying to make a difference in this forgotten part of the world. Some of the people in the film are former President Bill Clinton, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Jeffrey Sachs, and Dr. Paul Farmer.
The saline and mineral residue of the Pan and moisture from the summer rains attract an immense number and variety of game animals from the highly endangered black rhino to the elusive tiny damara dikdik and the rare endemic black faced impala.
The dense vegetation of the northern sector of the famed Sabi Sand Reserve provided the perfect cover for the wildlife and it requires all our tracker’s skills to find them as we track elephant and rhino on foot.
The name comes from the african word for two lions.
Ecorazzi enlisted (coco eco magazine founder) Anna Griffin to interview model and activist Lauren Bush at the Whole Foods Lifestyle store in West Hollywood. Lauren and a room full of celebrities, where celebrating the Whole Foods launch of the FEED 100 bag, created by Lauren Bush, and her partner Ellen Gustafson of FEED Projects, a socially conscious company with a commitment to feeding the world.
On this edition of African Odyssey, we travel to the African city of Dares Salaam which sounded interesting and mysterious. A fascinating city, a fusion of African and Arabic cultures. The city is on the way to one of the last truly wild life reserves in Africa, the Salaam / Selous. Join us on this photo safari.
The question in my mind is, can something so beautiful really replace something so ugly? I can see you’re a little confused by the question. Your thinking, fugally looses every time, right? Fresh young, replaces old and tired. 19 year old Victoria Secret Super Model beats, 28 year old Victoria Secret Super Model, but of course. Yes, those rules apply in the world you and I live in, but they don’t see the light of day in the murky world of There Will Be Blood! The older and uglier it is, the more they desire it. And Coal and Oil are as old and ugly as you can get.
On this edition of African Odyssey, we head to Kruger National Park. We follow some of the adventures of some of the parks wild residents. The African lion rules here and the prey species like Zebra know how to stay clear of this dangerous predator.
Join us as we take a photo safari in one of the last great wild places on this Earth.
If you haven’t realized it yet, taking on a green or “G” lifestyle takes a bit more effort than pulling up to your favorite drive thru fine dining restaurant (McCrack). A newbie may even think, they’ve stepped right into hell. Seeing the world through a new lens is a bit shocking, everything seems to be toxic, bad for them, killing the planet, the animals and for some reason, just off limits. But hold on, it will get easier as the world wakes up to this green future that like it or not is rolling in like a train with no brakes. Believe me I know, I have been working on this for 10 years and I have to say, I am shocked at the speed at which things are now changing. When we started, I felt completely alone. Attempting to talk to people about living green, was like talking to them about being probed by aliens. Now thanks to the Global Warming shock and awe, everyone knows what green is and wants some.
Surprisingly many animals have adapted to the harsh environment, among them elephant, lion, leopard, oryx and the rare mountain zebra. We explore by light plane, landing on beaches and rough strips, and by 4-wheel drive vehicles. There are no roads among the huge dunes.
I am continually blown away by Thom York and Radiohead. Everything they do, they seem to do with such passion and simplicity. In a simple split screen video for their song All I Need, the guys give us a glimpse of two kids lives. One kid is living the typical western privileged life with all the luxury’s money can buy. Simple things like, a bedroom, a bed, clothing, good food, schools, the luxury of having fun. The other kid, is living the other type of life, the type kids live in poor over crowed 3rd world countries. He is growing up on the floor of a factory, assembling products and sleeping on a floor.
Maybe the not so lucky kids life will stay in the minds of Radiohead fans and making them more aware of buying free trade and green items. So one day all kids can have a good life, no matter where they happen to be born.