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Ahimsa Peace Silk: The Full Story

Ahimsa Peace Silk: The Full Story The traditional process of silk production requires the killing of hundreds of thousands of silk moths. The larvae are boiled alive, roasted or centrifuged. The female moths are slit open to check for diseases after they have laid the eggs for the next generation. Most consumers are not aware of the cruelty involved in the process of production.  Silk can also be made in a non-violent, eco-friendly and sustainable way. Ahimsa Peace Silk does away with brutal practices in the silk production without compromising on the quality of the silk and the productivity of operations. Unlike the conventional method where the pupae are killed before reeling yarn from the cocoons, in the process of...

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Eco-Beautiful: The Ultimate Guide to Natural Beauty and Wellness

The eco-friendly and organic segment of the personal care market is the fastest growing in North American cosmetics—increasing by 30 percent every year! For the millions of women who seek a more natural, holistic beauty regimen, as well as those with sensitive or problem skin, this gorgeous, full-color book is an indispensable guide to beauty products that are not only good to the earth but also kind to the skin. In detail: An easy-to-follow skin care regimen for fresh, glowing skin The ingredients to seek out in a product, and the ones to avoid Quick and easy application tips to make eyes pop, lips pout, and cheeks glow Green recipes for her signature daytime and evening looks, from “Business Chic”...

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Experimental Eco-Design: Product, Architecture, Fashion. By Cara Brower

"This is living proof - if ever it were needed - that you can do good and produce something that looks good without compromise. The cream of global eco-design is profiled adhereing the basic ecodesign principles that the product must be cyclic; produced using renewable energy; is safe to self and the environment and is an efficient use of resources. From the intriguing paper architecture and cardboard chairs from Japan - exquisite in its paper folding achievements - to a host of innovative recycled clothing designs, this book excites and inspires. The book suggests that sometimes the best ecological design is simply creating the obvious and seeing a snowboard lovingly constructed from sustainable timber warms the heart. At other times,...

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