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Amy Smart, animal saviour + wearable eco-friendly art

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Amy Smart Animal PSA

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Amy Smart Leads Animal-Testing Support Group in New PSA
Finding cruelty-free and ethical cosmetics and household items is even easier now, thanks to Leaping Bunny’s new mobile app and extensive website relaunch.

Kicked off with a PSA by actress Amy Smart, Leaping Bunny’s new app features free tools that gives consumers access to 650 cruelty-free companies. Now it is even easier to shop for cruelty-free cosmetics, household and personal care items, with information right at your fingertips.

Get the scoop over on Ecouterre now…

Tree Chopping

Humans have cut down 3 trillion trees… eek.
When scientists calculated that there were 3 trillion trees on Earth, the higher-than-expected number prompted the UN to significantly up its ambitions in terms of a tree planting campaign from a billion to a trillion.

Now Laura Kehoe, an Irish PhD student of wildlife conservation is hoping to achieve similar things in prompting each of us to take up our part of putting those trees back.

Read the full story on Treehugger now…

Kin Tsugi GoodsKin-Tsugi Goods Upcycles Vintage Garments Into Wearable Art
For stylist-turned-designer Mai-Lei Pecorari, “make do and mend” isn’t just an exhortation, it’s a way of life.

Her clothing line, Kin-tsugi Goods, revels in reinvention. Inspired—and named after—an ancient Japanese art form that that mends broken pieces of pottery with seams of lacquer and gold, creating something even more valuable than its original form, Kin-tsugi uses gold paint and thread to rework vintage and gently worn clothing into wearable works of art.

Find out more on Ecouterre now…

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