Ellen Rubin

Ellen Rubin writes with flair, passion, and dedication, delving deeply into issues of sustainability, ecology, ethics, and the environment. A lifelong learner, who uses her law and library science degrees to cover topics that she feels strongly about, her interests also include gardening, crafting, and health.

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A Review of American Provenance Deodorant – All Natural & Effective

ByEllen RubinSeptember 20, 2021

American Provenance is a personal care company that makes clean, all natural products. Theoretically everyone would want bath and body…

The Guide to Sustainable Sheets: Bedding to Help You Get a Good Night’s Sleep

The Guide to Sustainable Sheets: Bedding to Help You Get a Good Night’s Sleep

September 18, 2021

Ellen’s guide to sustainable sheets explores the wider issues, including ethical and environmentally considerate bedding brands from around the world,…

Ethical & Size-Inclusive Fashion: A Guide to Sustainable Plus-sized Brands

Ethical & Size-Inclusive Fashion: A Guide to Sustainable Plus-sized Brands

July 13, 2021

Guide to Size Inclusive Fashion: Fashion should be for everyone, and yet today’s average woman, fitting into the category of…

Everything Blue Jeans: A Complete Guide to Sustainable Denim

Everything Blue Jeans: A Complete Guide to Sustainable Denim

July 7, 2021

Sustainable Denim Guide: It’s hard to believe that the fabric that originated in Europe half a millennium ago, and travelled…

Sustainable Clothing Brands: A Complete Guide to Ethical Fashion

Sustainable Clothing Brands: A Complete Guide to Ethical Fashion

January 3, 2021

A Directory of Ethical & Sustainable Clothing Brands: There are a growing number of sustainable fashion brands, many of which…

Kitchen Scraps that are Good for the Garden: Share Breakfast with Your Plants

Kitchen Scraps that are Good for the Garden: Share Breakfast with Your Plants

November 22, 2020

Kitchen scraps for the Garden: A good breakfast for us may be eggs, orange juice, a banana, and a hot…

Sustainable Fabric: A Complete Guide to Environmentally Friendly Fashion

Sustainable Fabric: A Complete Guide to Environmentally Friendly Fashion

August 9, 2020

Not all fabrics are created equal, especially as regards the costs of production (consumption of resources, risks to human health,…

Pineapple, Banana & Coconut: Sustainable Fabrics – Out of the Kitchen and Into the Closet

Pineapple, Banana & Coconut: Sustainable Fabrics – Out of the Kitchen and Into the Closet

June 17, 2020

When you think of banana, pineapple, and coconut, you may imagine a fruit salad or fancy cocktail – something sweet…

Taste, Cost & Safety: 3 Reasons NOT to Buy Bottled Water

Taste, Cost & Safety: 3 Reasons NOT to Buy Bottled Water

May 10, 2020

Bottled Water: Considered by many to be one of the most grievous crimes our species has committed against our planet…

The Benefits of Hemp: The Little Plant That Could

The Benefits of Hemp: The Little Plant That Could

February 11, 2020

The benefits of hemp: It’s hard to imagine that a single plant could fulfil most human needs. Hemp (or Industrial…