Archive for the ‘Gifts+Gifting’ Category

Sarah Ratty wrote us from Ciel to alert London readers about a Christmas Sample Sale to be held this Friday and Saturday in Covent Garden. What you can expect to find: fabulous coats, shoes, frocks, boots and knits at up to 50% off regular prices. Oh-so-British style mulled wine and mince pies will be served […]

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Fabulously Green will be on hiatus this week and back again on Monday the 26th. In the meantime, here’s a quick sales roundup for those interested in giving green and fabulous this holiday season. Nov. 24-25 | Friends and Family Sale at Branch Home. Enter code “branchfriend” to take advantage of 20% […]

Photo courtesy of splityarn Here’s an easy idea for tree ornaments. Make them for you or send them as gifts. Design it yourself: 1. Get your blank canvas: a package of class glass ornaments from a crafts store (I get mine at Michaels). 2. Be innovative: use whatever lovely leftovers you can find. This is […]

I’m enraptured by these gift papers by Fish Lips Designs. Bold graphics printed on 100% post-consumer recycled paper. Oh, and the dyes are soy-based and chemical-free. As a former graphic designer I will say that going green in printing and paper is no easy feat. And the prices for papers are pretty reasonable. DIY tip: […]

The team at Branch Home just e-mailed over some new fabulously green pieces picked up from this year’s ICFF show in New York. Hot or not? Cain Chair, Seth Esthelman, $398USD/pair (unfinished) These chairs remind me of old-fashioned school house chairs, yes? According to Branch the wood comes from sustainable forests in New York and […]

Gone postal with all the junk mail flooding your mailbox? Me too. Almost missed a postcard for a fabulous idea called Stamp Out Hunger. Here’s a chance to bring fabulous food to families in need in your area. Who’s in? Tomorrow, Saturday May 12, we can help. Leave a bag of non-perishable food next to […]

Zanisa is an online boutique well-stocked with green and gorgeous gifts for him, her, baby–even for your pet. Founder Susan Lawrence launched Zanisa as “a labor of love” and it shows. A beautifully drawn symbol legend helps shoppers understand the degree of “green” characteristics in each product. There’s a broad range of green style gifts […]

Fresh from the Fab Green inbox: one of my favorite designers, Lotta Jansdotter, is spring cleaning and we’re invited! She’s launching a sample sale on March 25 at her Brooklyn studio. What you’ll find: accessories for the home from past seasons, samples, and one-of-a-kind items up to 60% off. Lotta Jansdotter’s Studio Sale: Sunday March […]

Looking for love this Valentine’s season? Here few fabulously green finds that bring some love and tenderness to your one-and-only, your gal pal and our planet. LOVE NOTES These handmade cards by GG2G inspire the “touchy-feelie” this Valentine’s Day. Each one-of-a-kind design is crafted using salvaged fabrics and samples, and printed on 75% hemp/25% post-consumer […]

Here’s a great way to spread a little love this Valentine’s season: Plantable Greeting Cards from round robin press. I discovered them on Etsy after buying my refashioned poker chip necklace from stinkycretingirl (beautiful jewelry, the name however…). Wildflower seeds have been embedded in organic cotton paper and will sprout when planted. If I had […]