A company on a mission.
Not one to settle for mediocrity, you want products that go above and beyond the rest. You want products that will get the job done and done well. Most importantly, you want products that will keep you protected from harmful and toxic chemicals. Say hello to Rebel Green!
Rebel Green is dedicated to creating products that, like the name implies, "rebel" against the norm. Their products (like their reusable totes) aren't only stylish, but responsibly created using sustainable materials. Their mission is to help shift the way society views its impact on the planet. They further this mission by supporting different charities like Charity Water, Great Lakes Water Institute, and Growing Power, which help to fight hunger and promote clean water initiatives.
In addition to creating stylish lunch bags, napkins, apparel and produce bags, Rebel Green has come out with two products that rise above it all: their Yoga Mat Spray and Fruit and Veggie Clean. The Yoga Mat
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Replace your old, overused luggage with this hemp-based, sustainable version.
This common suitcase and travel bag is probably looking a bit worn. Although buying travel bags may not be high on your to-do list, vacation time is almost upon us and it may be time to replace the old with new. Luggage bags are typically made with harmful chemicals and materials like chromium and polyvinyl chloride (PVC) used for durability that produce toxic by-products and can be carcinogenic. We've tracked down some replacements that aren't manufactured with toxic chemicals. Get packing with…That Travelers Choice Eco-Traveler 2 Piece Expandable Carry On Luggage Set because it's made with strong, durable, eco-friendly hemp! Hemp is antifungal, antibacterial, and the foam padding and interior lining are PVC and toxic-free. Sustainable materials are better for you and the environment and this stylish and classic olive two-piece set is 100% hemp canvas. The main compartment expands for larger loads Read More »from Hit The Road...
Meat-free eating for the veggie lover in you.
You've taken the Meatless in May challenge, but the carrots and rice staring at you from the fridge aren't exactly getting you excited for another meat-free day. Well, the Your Daily Thread team is here to share our favorite spots for getting your green grub on. From Santa Monica to Silver Lake, there are plenty of places with fantastically delicious vegetarian options that will satiate your appetite and keep you going through your no-meat mission. Might you go meatless in June? After you try these dishes, we think so.
Lani Trock / Writer
Favorite menu items: Eggplant Lover with Veggie Chicken or Tofu and Busaba Pumpkin.
Find them in Silver Lake and West Hollywood.
Oren Aks / Photo Editor
Favorite menu item: Shredded Tofu Sub.
Find them in Reseda.
Christi Thompson / Writer
Favorite menu items: Thai Green Curry, Padthai andRead More »from The Best Vegetarian Eats In L.A.
Your Daily Thread helps you go Meatless in May.
Image Courtesy of Your Daily Thread Photographer Alexa Wan
As part of Your Daily Thread's Meatless in May campaign, this post will be the first in a series for the month on how to add 30 new vegetables to your diet, make vegetables the centerpiece instead of the garnish on your plate and discover the tools to make veggie cooking desirable, simple and possible. Why is adding more vegetable based dishes to our meal routine such a challenge? Is it because when we think of vegetables, we think of the mushy canned peas we had as a kid? Or the boiled, colorless green beans that were religiously served Tuesday nights in the college cafeteria? Whatever the frightful veggie flashback, you can overcome them with a few solid, tastebud-approved Your Daily Thread tips.
- Expand your mind. Does your veggie repertoire revolve around peas, corn, broccoli, cauliflower and salad? Variety is the mother of good eating. Every night, for the month of May, add one new veggie to your plate.
- The method is
Four local lines we love-and you will too!
Having taken part in Unique LA's Spring 2011 Show, this past weekend, Your Daily Thread was privy to two days full of gifts, treats, clothing and accessories! Our writers and editors took their turns perusing the vendors and share their faves with you here.Sarah McClure, Writer:
"As I have done in the last three years at Unique LA, I visited accessories designer Fahimna, As is always the case, I was welcomed by the beaming and uber-affectionate Bangladeshi model-turned-eco-designer. Fahmina is famous for her Fanny Clutch (a hip version of a fanny pack) and Leather Feather earrings, but since her start, she has produced an ensemble of accessories including belts, headbands, bracelet and necklaces-which she craftily upcycles from leftover leather scraps from local factories."
Alissa Pittenger, Creative Director:
"My favorite vendor by far was Relight! Relight candles are made of 100% soy wax and are hand poured into uniquely sourced Read More »from Your Daily Thread Does Unique LA
Our picks for seasonal flowers to buy.Read More »from April Showers Bring May Flowers...
Late spring has blossomed, so why not bring it indoors and give your home a fresh burst of bright color? Even though Mother's Day is over, you can still surround yourself and your loved ones with natural beauty and intoxicating aromas in every room with this list of our seasonal favorites. For the best organic picks, stop to smell the flowers at your local farmers' market.
Living Room. Casa Blanca Lilies are large and stunning; perfect for your living room. An oriental hybrid, this ravishing variety features large clusters of white petals that lend a professional look and enchanting fragrance.
Kitchen. Sunflowers bring a burst of cheer to your kitchen with their large daisy-like blooms of orange, yellow, and bronze. Plus, they don't have an overwhelming fragrance so there's no distraction from your culinary creations.
Bathroom. With its fresh, clean aroma, lavender adds a petite and delicate accent to your bathroom. Since bathrooms tend to be
A weekend spent among the Yucca.Read More »from Your Desert Oasis Awaits You
It's almost summer. So, grab the gang, throw on some tunes and hop in your car for a drive east down the I-10 to Joshua Tree National Park. Once home to Native Americans, cattlemen and miners, this seemingly secluded but oh-so lively Mojave Desert hot spot is rich in history and culture. Whether you're an artist, outdoor enthusiast or searching for the very next archaeological discovery, Joshua Tree is your very own desert oasis. And there's reason to celebrate-2011 marks J-Tree's 75 th Anniversary! Your Daily Thread's got just the scoop to get there soon to take part.
Pitch a Tent. If you plan to stay inside Joshua Tree National Park, your only accommodations are the campgrounds. Maximize your sunrise and sunset views by claiming a spot at Jumbo Rocks. But it's first-come-first serve so get there early, especially if you travel throughout the busy spring and fall seasons. If it's a group trip you're in for, Park Services takes reservations
Four gorgeous recipes to show mom your love this year!Read More »from A Celebration For Mom
Looking to show mom you care in a homemade and unique way? Impress her with your earth savvy this year and prepare her a gorgeous picnic full of seasonal, healthy ingredients. Not only will she love the care and thought, but the time spent outdoors will surely be enjoyed by all. So pack a blanket, grab your basket and whip up these delicious recipes for the one who showed you how to cook-mom!
Wild Mushroom Quiche with Pecorino and Lemon Zest
Mom deserves the best so kick the picnic off right with earthy wild mushrooms from the farmers' market. Serve with a light salad of baby greens and wait for the sighs of contentment that will surely follow.
Also seasonal from Not Eating Out in NY: Blanched Asparagus with Almonds and Shallots.
Green Pea Pesto With Walnuts
This beautifully vibrant pasta salad makes a perfect main for a breezy spring picnic! Try adding some blanched organic sweet pea shoots for an extra dose of seasonal
Do it yourself with these tips from a fashion-forward fashionista.Read More »from P.S. Erica Domesek Made That
P.S. I made this...
If you're anything like DIY guru, Erica Domesek (creator of cutting edge website, P.S. - I Made This...), you've probably found yourself walking around a store, or searching an online site thinking, 'I wish I could make that!' Well, Domesek is proof that with a little creativity, the right materials and a trusty pair of gold-plated scissors (plating optional, of course), you can!
While creating a Prada-inspired striped iPad case out of tape and Velcro may seem like no easy feat to accomplish, Domesek tells Your Daily Thread that crafting is something everyone can do. "Everyone has a different style and a different taste…" but all you really need is "a great pair of sharp scissors…a great glue gun…" and sharpies, which are "...just good to have on hand for everything…."
Domesek has created fashion-forward items like these boho chic headpieces and this embellished top using safety pins and an old tank. Not one to shy
The best places in Los Angeles for Mother's Day tea.Mother's Day to enjoy the oh-so-proper tradition of putting on your spring best and going out for afternoon tea? With teapots being brewed all over the city this Sunday, you're sure to find that perfect place to celebrate your dear mom. Here are our favorites:
Treat your mom to tea, finger sandwiches, and traditional English scones at Santa Monica's Tudor House for their Mother's Day Champagne Tea.
Join Just Jenn (and her grandmother) to launch her comic book, O.G. *Original Grandma, and to celebrate your own mother or grandmother with the Mother's Day High Tea Set featuring milk tea-infused cupcakes and brioche French toast at the quirky Royal/T Café in Culver City.
For a colorful sugar fix and an afternoon of shopping, take your mom for tea and macaroons in the garden of Jin Patisserie followed by perusing the shops on Abbott Kinney.
For the foodie mom, make Read More »from Tea For Two