Beth Shea

 
Beth SheaBeth is a chameleon of a writer who found her true color in the "green" niche. After she earned her B.A. in creative writing from the University of Arizona, Beth spent several years exploring the world and reporting for multiple publications as a travel and spa writer. Once her daughter was born, Beth wholeheartedly joined the eco-movement and founded Petite Planet, a blog which educates families on simple ways to adopt an eco-friendly lifestyle. Beth is also the managing editor of Inhabitots, where she unearths the latest sustainable design news and products for the next generation. Having previously split her time between New York City and Los Angeles, Beth moved to Portland, OR, the "greenest city in America," where she’s constantly on the lookout for up and coming eco-fashion designers and groundbreaking green trends.

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Stewart + Brown, Amanda Hearst Raise Awareness, Funds for Riverkeeper on Earth Day

Stewart + Brown, Amanda Hearst Raise Awareness, Funds for Riverkeeper on Earth Day

Looking for a fashionable way to celebrate Earth Day? Vote with your dollars! From now until April 30, ethical fashion house Stewart + Brown will be donating 20 percent of all full-price purchases to

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Eco-Friendly Bamboo MacBook Case by Silva Offers Zen-Like Minimalism

Eco-Friendly Bamboo MacBook Case by Silva Offers Zen-Like Minimalism

A MacBook is the modern-day equivalent of a briefcase, and Silva’s sleek bamboo laptop case is the perfect eco-accessory for housing your motherboard when you’re out and about in your

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Juicy Couture Debuts “Choose Green” Eco-Sunglasses Collection

Juicy Couture Debuts “Choose Green” Eco-Sunglasses Collection

The future may indeed be “so bright” if we all opt for a pair of Juicy Couture’s new eco-friendly sunglasses. Its “Choose Green” collection of sustainable shades includes

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Titania Inglis Designs Organic Cotton Top for Japan Disaster Relief

Titania Inglis Designs Organic Cotton Top for Japan Disaster Relief

The Japanese have handled the unrelenting slew of disasters with dignity and grace. Following suit, philanthropic fashion designers are summoning hope and goodwill out of the chaos, with limited-edition

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Buy FEED’s Organic Cotton Bag, Support Disaster Relief Efforts in Japan

Buy FEED’s Organic Cotton Bag, Support Disaster Relief Efforts in Japan

FEED Projects has benevolence in the bag once again. Although the 8.9 Richter scale earthquake—and ensuing tsunami—that struck Japan has left all of humanity feeling devastated in its wake, FEED is

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Dress Made from Recycled Children’s Books is Fit for a Fairytale Princess

Dress Made from Recycled Children’s Books is Fit for a Fairytale Princess

If sustainable couture is your version of “happily ever after,” consider Ryan Novelline the Prince Charming of green designers. His show-stopping Golden Book Gown is made almost entirely from

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Barneys CO-OP Sells Loomstate T-Shirts Embellished With Beach Trash

Barneys CO-OP Sells Loomstate T-Shirts Embellished With Beach Trash

Most vacationers don’t take a trip to the Bahamas to “harvest beach plastic,” but jewelry designer Barbara de Vries headed for the dreamy locale with that very intention. Her version of

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Transform Your Hoodie into Nearly Anything

Transform Your Hoodie into Nearly Anything

Fans of MacGyver’s infamous resourcefulness will revel in these sleight-of-hand tricks anyone can pull off with a hooded sweatshirt. Even the most average of Joes (or Josies) can morph his or her

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Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day With Alex and Ani’s Eco-Friendly Lucky Charms

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day With Alex and Ani’s Eco-Friendly Lucky Charms

No brogue-talking leprauchauns in sight? Capture the luck of the Irish this St. Patrick’s Day with Alex and Ani’s lucky charm bracelets. Sustainably made in the United States from recycled

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Alexander Julian’s “True Blue” University of North Carolina Graduation Gowns Are Made From Recycled Plastic Bottles

Alexander Julian’s “True Blue” University of North Carolina Graduation Gowns Are Made From Recycled Plastic Bottles

Hats off to fashion designer and award-winning colorist Alexander Julian for his eco-makeover of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s graduation gowns, set to debut March 17 in time for

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Nau’s iPad “Stash,” Made From Recycled Wool, Doubles as a Stand

Nau’s iPad “Stash,” Made From Recycled Wool, Doubles as a Stand

Tech junkies with a soft spot for their iPad can reciprocate the warm fuzzies by outfitting their go-to gadget in the “Pad Stash” from Nau. Die-cut from 100 percent recycled wool felt, the

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Eco-Fashion for Locavores: Anna Cohen’s Imperial Collection Heads From Ranch to Runway

Eco-Fashion for Locavores: Anna Cohen’s Imperial Collection Heads From Ranch to Runway

You’ve probably heard of farm to table, but ranch to runway? Oregonian designer Anna Cohen, who offered a sneak peek at her Fall/Winter 2010 collection at Portland Fashion Week 2009, has hit upon a

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Portland Fashion Week Showcases Green, Sustainable Designers

Portland Fashion Week Showcases Green, Sustainable Designers

Dubbed by its organizers as the world’s only “comprehensively eco-sustainable” fashion week, Portland Fashion Week 2009 stands out among the slew of runway events for its use of LED

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Bela Borsodi Shapes Clothes into Faces and Animals, Origami-Style

Bela Borsodi Shapes Clothes into Faces and Animals, Origami-Style

Whether or not you subscribe to the theory that fashion is art, you can’t deny that Bela Borsodi’s textile origami takes the Japanese art of folding to an entirely new level. Using various

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Bio-Accessories Breathe New Life into Wardrobes

Bio-Accessories Breathe New Life into Wardrobes

“Bio-Accessories”, a series of wearable couture pieces that were on display at the Melbourne City Library, offer green fashionistas a chance to wear their hearts on their sleeves—or in this

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