Guest blogger KyLynn Hull shares money-saving secrets learned from years of shopping secondhand.
Save money and win your sweetie's heart with a beautifully set table and handmade candy hearts this Valentine's Day.
Apartment Therapy compiles a list of the best places to score vintage, retro and gently used items, from coast to coast.
Need a last-minute Halloween costume? Thrift stores offer cheap goodies that you can pull together to create the ultimate ensemble. To get started, check out these four Halloween costume ideas crafted from thrift-store finds.
Apartment Therapy's smart, comprehensive guide to the best summer flea markets and salvaging spots nationwide just might influence your summer travel plans.
In the summer of 2008, one guest blogger started reading Rosemary’s Sampler, an herb blog by two of her two favorite sisters from Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, and was inspired to start writing her own blog: Lemon Verbena Lady’s Herb Garden.
Save money and stay chic with these recessionista style tips from Natural Home editor-in-chief Robyn Griggs Lawrence. Robyn shows you how to creatively reuse old shirts to dress up a bottle of wine and how to save money by having clothing swap parties.
Despite the worldwide increase in environmentally friendly lifestyles, the United States still ranks as one of the least eco-friendly consumer societies. Natural Home editor-in-chief Robyn Griggs Lawrence shares ways to green your habits.
‘Tis the season to shop for green gifts—here’s how.
Natural Home editor-in-chief Robyn Griggs Lawrence shares what she's learned about the challenges of mass producing eco-friendly products that meet our own tough criteria.
Buying used clothes can be fun, affordable, and eco-friendly. Remember the benefits of consignment clothes shopping the next time you’re ready to buy new clothes.
Jessy Rushing explores a fun, locally owned nursery called Diggin' It in Texas.
As scandalous as it once seemed to be, the Hemp Lip Protector at The Body Shop isn't that crazy
The Lemon Verbena Lady and her Herbal Companion celebrated Herbfest and the 2011 Herb of the Year, horseradish, at The Village Herb Shop in Chagrin Falls, Ohio. This was an herbal destination not to be missed.
Eco luxury brand VivaTerra kicks off Home for the Holidays, a 25-day/25-products half-off shopping spree featuring some of their most popular items from the year.
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace confesses her eco-sins.
Bulk food sales rose 15 percent in 2009 and are expected to keep growing through 2010. That will keep a lot of packing out of the landfill.
PriscillaWoolworth.com makes conscious shopping easier by selling a variety of green household products and fair trade items from around the world.
Thinking about finishing up your holiday shopping online? Make sure to check out Earth Moment, a portal that will offset the carbon emitted by your purchase—at no extra cost. Also check out these websites—some of our staff favorites.
Remember to look for these key words when buying good, green gifts.
The average American family spends around $18,000 each year on goods and services. This holiday season, these are the questions we’re asking before we plunk down our own hard-earned dollars.
Thrift store finds have limitless uses if you look beyond their original purpose.
Find home office furniture for your office space without spending a fortune with these tips.
Americans equate products made in the USA with sustainability and often choose American-made products over other options, a study finds.
The Fair Tracing Project’s digital tracking technology supports fair trade by providing a stream of information to consumers.
Green America offers savvy shoppers daily discounts—and reassurance that they're buying green—through GreenDeals.
Are you going to be in the LA-area this weekend? Hit up Eco Gift Festival for good, green shopping.
Americans are tired of cheap, built-to-fail products made overseas. We want products we can pass down through generations. Slow Consumption, with its call for a return to “heirloom design,” could be our ticket out.
Carrotmob, a project of Virgance, a company that organizes activism campaigns, works to create social change by rewarding green businesses through consumer buying. Natural Home editor-in-chief Robyn Griggs Lawrence explains more about this innovative activism group.
Create a healthier Halloween for your family by choosing secondhand costumes, nontoxic face paints, fair trade candy and smart snacks.
The GoodGuide, a website and iPhone application, offers consumers comprehensive reviews of the health, environmental and social impacts of more than 75,000 products.
Jessica discusses whether going green is more than just feeling good about the stuff we buy, and chats about the "virtual global marketplace" she uses to help make wise shopping decisions.
Jessica offers her top tips for shopping for used and antique home furnishings.
As a new year unfolds, Natural Home forecasts 2010 predictions—and it's good news—Americans will become smarter, greener consumers.
Avoid germs by knowing which public places and objects, from public bathrooms to grocery stores, contain the highest number of germs.
Healthy baby shopping begins with an investigation into nontoxic cribs. Check out these three solid wood options.
The Organic Exchange released the 2007-2008 Organic Cotton Market Reports—and the top 10 list contains a few surprises. Natural Home editor-in-chief Robyn Griggs Lawrence explains more about these organic cotton retailers.
My favorite grocery store is the healthiest, how about yours?
Assistant editor Kim Wallace offers simple tips for greening your Black Friday.
Cleaning your reusable shopping bag regularly will help protect your family against illness.
Olive oil contains monounsaturated fatty acids, a healthy dietary fat that will help digestion, among other things. Take advantage of the health benefits of olive oil by becoming a smart shopper. Learn how to choose the healthiest olive oils on the market.
Third-party certifications are extremely helpful. While you’re out shopping, look for the following logos.