Back in February, I received a goody box from the ever-so-sweet Jennifer Pooley at Harper Collins. Jennifer has sponsored several of my giveaways (The Leisure Seeker, The Girl From Charnelle, Summer at Tiffany). Included in the box with The Leisure Seeker giveaway was a little surprise for me -- 5 copies of Tamsin Blanchard's Green Is The New Black. I finally had time to read The Leisure Seeker and grab the next pile on my worktable.
Since I knew I wasn't going to have a spare moment to do the research on this new book (darn baby!), I tapped Suni to check into it for me. This is what she had to say:
I'm sure I'm not the only person who thinks that dressing in an ecologically responsible manner sounds dowdy and drab. My mind started to change when I saw that the most recent winner of Project Runway, Leanne Marshall, tries to stick with eco-friendly fabrics. Her clothes were AMAZING and not the Happy Hippy look at all. So, when Korie told me about Tamsin Blanchard's book Green Is the New Black: How to Change the World with Style, I was intrigued. I did a little looking around, and now I can't wait to read this book.
Green is the New Black, while written by an English fashion journalist, looks to be fairly universal in it's advice. Vogue and Vanity Fair both raved about the book, which includes advice on not only finding new green choices for your wardrobe, but also reusing and reinventing pieces you already own. With tips on fair trades fashion lines, as well as what basics you should invest in for a lifetimes use, I really think this book has something of value for just about anyone looking to feel good about looking good.
Want to win one of the five giveaways? Just be one of the first five people to leave a comment on this post about something you've done to live green. Make sure you leave me your e-mail address and I'll contact you directly for your snail mail address.