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Coffee Tea?! My Coffee Secret

NCDT (National Coffee Data Trends) have reported that as much as 67% of Americans drink coffee on a daily basis.  That amount increases to 75% when determining the amount of adults who drink coffee on a weekly basis.  One lesser know fact is that the global coffee market is expected to reach 182 billion by the year 2030.  What is it about that little dark bean, available in so many varieties, that cause people to be unable to go about their daily lives without it?  It must be the flavor as some people swear by coffees made in various countries.  If it's not Columbian or Jamaican coffee, some will not even touch the mug.  Then there are the coffee chain fan clubs who must have their daily Starbucks or Tim Horton's signature espresso in the morning.  Let's be real, the taste of coffee isn't all it's cracked up to be, especially when dark.  Quite possibly, it may be the alertness that coffee provides after consumption which have some people hooked.   The alertness and

All the Green Fashion from this Year's Met Gala

The Met Gala took place on May 6th at the Metropolitan Museum of Art here in New York.  Many believed that this year’s gala had a double theme.  “ Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion ” and “ The Garden of Time ” were the two themes that celebrities on the red carpet dressed for.  Vogue editor at large, Anna Wintour, actually issued an apology over the confusion regarding the themes.  The new exhibit that was being highlighted is called “Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion” and the dress code for the 2024 Met Gala was “The Garden of Time.”  Quite a few celebrities dressed for what they believed was a “Sleeping Beauty” theme. It appears though that the actual dress code was "The Garden of Time."  Some managed to incorporate both themes and this was pretty cool to see. Green Fashion was out and in full effect on this year’s green carpet.  There were a number of looks that incorporated natural materials such as glass, sand, wood as well as flora and faun.  Here are the gree

Coach's New Sustainable Brand Coachtopia SOLD OUT in 24 HOURS

Two years after the launch of their Coach Reloved Campaign, Coach New York is back at it again and kicking off a new sustainably smart sub brand named Coachtopia.  Coach is introducing it’s Coachtopia brand as a circular business model. Circularity is about reimagining not just the product lifecycle but the relationship between brand, planet, and consumer,” says Joon Silverstein, the SVP of Global Marketing and Creative and Sustainability at Coach and Head of Coachtopia, via their press release.  Instead of trashing old bags, Coach is “reimagining” those bags and remaking or upcycling them into something new. Customers who’ve purchased Coach bags can opt to recycle them by sending them into Coach. When this is done, Coach does not have to source new materials to create a bag. They simply use scrap and waste leather to create the new and trending. Utilizing new materials contributes to 38% of the fashion industry’s greenhouse emissions.   It enables them to use the old materials from a

Burberry Releases Platinum Jubilee Scarf featuring Wildlife of United Kingdom

Burberry released a special silk square scarf in honor or Queen Elizabeth’s platinum jubilee celebration.   The scarf  is hand illustrated with wildlife and pollinators such as butterflies, birds and yew trees from the nations of Scotland, England, Wales and North Ireland.  The Platinum Jubilee marks 70 years of service as a monarch.  Proceeds from the sale will be donated to Woodland Trust, a conservation charity. The scarf can be purchased here:   Platinum Jubilee Scarf

Allbirds: The Sustainable Sneakers Brand

Move to the side Yeezy! There’s a sustainable sneaker company on the horizon! With a motto such as “Love at First Step,” who wouldn’t run out to snag a pair? Allbirds creates running shoes made from planet friendly sources such as eucalyptus infused pulp, sugar cane and merino wool.  They are in the process of producing a natural plant based leather. Allbirds sneakers come in an array of colors, prints and styles.   The Women’s Wool Piper Mid (which I think looks totally rad)   boasts a price of $120 and has a very unique two fold half and half print going on.    This reimagined classic is made with merino wool fiber and is balanced at with a sugarcane outsole.   Though I’m not a sneaker head, I’m all for a sneaker company which keeps the safety of the environment as a focal point during its production processes.   Allbirds realizes that the fashion industry is one of the largest contributors to environmental problems.   They’ve set intentions to reduce their carbon footprint to zero b

Move Over Lanvin & Lagerfeld, Say Hello to Fashionbymaven

The world of sustainable fashion has a new little genius on hand. Mayhem Keiser is treading through the glorious fields of fashion at the tender age of 4. While most four year olds are actively running around the house in circles, Mayhem along with her mom, Angie are busy working on their next sustainably made outfit. Mayhem is no stranger to the dress up phase that most young girls go through. When she became bored with the usual play clothing typically sold in stores, she decided to start making her own. Her first fashionable creation used two simple items: construction paper and tape. Mayhem began to ask her mother to help her create dresses using household items like tissue paper, wrapping paper, saran wrap, foil and towels. Many of the dresses that she designs take no more than 15 minutes to make. Mayhem has become so engrossed in dress making that she's memorized the amount paper that she needs to cover her pint sized body. “She could layout construction paper right now and