By  on October 28, 2008

As the eco trend gains momentum, authors of various eco-living guides share their favorite tips for businesses to provide maximum environmental impact at relatively minimal cost.


Sophie Uliano, author of The New York Times bestseller “Gorgeously Green” and creator of the Gorgeously Green organic skin care line.

• While muted in tone, vegetable dyes are the lowest-impact [tints] and produce nice hues. Earth Creations, a wonderful eco-friendly brand from Alabama, dyes primarily with clay.

• A company should be carbon neutral. Patagonia is a shining example, as the company uses recycled materials. Via their program Common Threads, people can bring in old fleeces and T-shirts and recycle them into new clothes. They will also give you a fabric bag that can either be used as a pillowcase or a drip-dry cleaning bag.  

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