GreenSewn mint-lemon authentic upcycled vintage sari wrap

Win a FREE Authentic GreenSewn vintage sari scarf or wrap by entering our “inspirations” contest between now and Dec 20. We will choose TWO lucky winners.

To enter, Simply click the “add entry” link below and write your entry in the form provided. Enter as many times as you wish.

-No purchase necessary to enter.

-Winner will be the entry with the highest rating (# of hearts) and the most votes.

-Contest open to U.S. residents only. By entering you certify that you are a U.S. resident 18 years or older.

-TIP: How to win: PROMOTE your entry on Facebook, Twitter, and by email. Tell your friends to come and vote!

-Winners will be notified by email and announced here. Deadline for entries Monday Dec 20, 2010.

Winners will be chosen based on viewer voting for their favorite quotes, so use our PROMOTE feature to invite your friends to view your entry and vote!  Good Luck!

Contest ends Dec 20 so enter today!

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With pride and sincere gratitude to our customers, we are pleased to announce that we recently planted our 12,000th tree, in partnership with Trees For the Future (www.treesftf.org.)

Since 1989, Trees for the Future has been helping communities around the world plant trees. Through seed distribution, agroforestry training, and country programs, Trees For the Future has empowered rural groups to restore tree cover to their lands. Planting trees protects the environment and helps to preserve traditional livelihoods and cultures for generations.

GreenSewn scarves and wraps are made from colorful old vintage silk saris that would otherwise be headed to a landfill or put to a lower purpose use.  We collect the softest and prettiest old saris and lovingly recycle them into luxurious, authentic, ultra limited edition and gloriously colorful green fashion creations that are both sexy and sustainable. 10 trees are planted with every purchase.

Our next goal is 20,000 trees .  By shopping with a conscience you can help us get there. Help spread the word.  Give gifts that make a difference. Shop GreenSewn.com.

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HELP US CAPTION THIS IMAGE AND WIN A FREE GREENSEWN SCARF!

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Simply click the “add entry” link below and write your entry in the form provided. Enter as many times as you wish.

-No purchase necessary to enter.

-Winner will be the entry with the highest rating (# of hearts) and the most votes.

-Winners will be notified by email and announced here. Deadline for entries Sept 20, 2010.

-Contest open to U.S. residents only. By entering you certify that you are a U.S. resident 18 years or older.

-How to win: PROMOTE your entry on Facebook, Twitter, and by email. Tell your friends to come and vote!

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“No, really! Oil is healthy for you! It conditions your throat and aids in digestion!”

Congratulations to Nichole Shaw for the winning entry (above)!  THANK YOU to everyone for participating!  We absolutely loved your entries.. so many of them made us laugh. We’re working on another contest to be announced soon so stay tuned!

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What are these two BP execs saying to each other?

HELP US CAPTION THIS IMAGE AND WIN A FREE GREENSEWN SCARF!

-How to enter: Simply click the “add entry” link below and write your entry in the form provided. Enter as many times as you wish.

-No purchase necessary to enter.

-Winner will be the entry with the highest rating (# of hearts) and the most votes.

-Winners will be notified by email and announced here. Deadline for entries July 31, 2010.

-Contest open to U.S. residents only. By entering you certify that you are a U.S. resident 18 years or older.

-How to win: PROMOTE your entry on Facebook, Twitter, and by email. Tell your friends to come and vote!

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Thank You to  Daily Grommet for a very enjoyable day. You guys are the best!

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On Tuesday Jan 26, beginning at noon and running for 24 hours, we are proud to be featured on Daily Grommet. Daily Grommet is a terrific new company with a mission to find unique products and share their stories through video, blog, and an active community discussion.

Please stop by dailygrommet.com and add your comments to discussions about the product in the “talk about this grommet” section. GreenSewn staff will be available all day long to answer any and all of your questions, and we look forward to seeing you there!

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Jade

Dear Jade,

Recently I went on a “Singles in Support of Humpback Whales” sailing expedition (AKA the Singles Hump Cruise for short) and met “Kip,” the man of my dreams. Kip’s a marine biologist dedicated to preserving the endangered Tahitian Squat Lobster (which helps equalize the ocean’s ph balance). Poachers capture these little creatures, cross breed them with Sea Monkeys (to make them even smaller) and force-feed them Pico de Gallo so their shells metabolize into a creamy membrane that ironically tastes like cocktail sauce. They’re then passed off as pre-marinated Languistino to discount restaurants in the Midwest. The whole process is cruel and inhumane (but yummy – or so I’m told). Kip assured me that his job had turned him completely “green,” as well as made him a staunch vegan. That’s when I knew we were soul mates since I also can’t bring myself to eat anything that comes from an animal or wear anything except organic cotton.
However, lately I’ve noticed a strange odor on Kip’s breath that resembles Shrimp Scampi and capers in a garlic-enhanced pinot grigio reduction sauce (which is delicious, by the way, with an oaky sauvignon blanc – or so I’m told). Then the next time we were together he smelled of Coq au Vin (the Julia Child version, not that crappy kind you get off a soup can). But the clincher came when I noticed cocktail sauce on the collar of a polyester shirt I found in his apartment when I dropped by unannounced to borrow a cup of algae for my compost pile. (He wasn’t home.)
Jade, I’m fairly certain Kip is cheating on me with poultry and fish, and for all I know, red meat. But worse yet, when I searched his apartment (looking for the algae) I found out not only has he been secretly wearing synthetic fabrics when we’re not together, but he washes his clothes in fabric softener, doesn’t sort his recyclables, and has cupboards full of plastic food storage containers.
I want it to work with Kip, but now feel like our once green relationship has been soiled to a muddy brown. What do I do?
-Hungry for Love in Pocatello

Dear Hungry for Love,
Lying about one’s “greenability” is not uncommon among people who became green late in life. When did Kip leave the dark side? Maybe this is just a temporary setback. To find out, discuss it with him and give him a chance to explain. (And speaking of explanations, you might want to come up with a better excuse as to why you were searching his apartment.) If he’s truly gone off the wagon, there are several good 12-step programs you can look into together, Polluters Unnamed (PU) being a good place to start.
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jealousy

Dear Aunt Gaia,

My girlfriend and I are strangely competitive. We are both female lawyers for a prestigious firm in LA, and not only are our politics and gender similar, so too is our sense of fashion. We both try to keep it simple, buying high-end vintage clothing whenever we can, but in this situation, there is typically only one outfit. We are the same size (7) and we often have our sites set on the same piece of clothing. Both stubborn, we often leave the boutique frustrated and empty-handed. If one can’t have it, the other one won’t buy it. But we both lose out, and we both feel bad. What makes this worse is that we’re both in mediation.

Stubborn Lovers in LA
Dear Stubborn,
Now both of you listen up. You’re not the first upper-class lesbians to face this and you won’t be the last. Share the outfits! It’s a win-win-win. You get to wear it, she gets to wear it, and you’ve only purchased one outfit for two people. It sounds like the problem lies deeper than just fashion. Rivalry is not uncommon in relationships—in any intimate relationships. Mothers and daughters can be rivals. The same goes for a husband and wife. Perhaps you would benefit from couples’ therapy or, dare I say, someone trained in mediation? You must have peers who could offer some advice. In the end, you both can look good and cut down on consumption.
-Aunt Gaia

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