House of Hsueh Clutches: Great Accessories, Great Gifts

Cynthia Cheng One thing that many brides are thinking about is what to get their bridesmaids as a thank you gift.  For me, the choice was pretty easy.  The first thing I thought of were House of Hsueh bags.  Hand-made by Toronto-based designer, Benita Hsueh, they are very versatile and can be used as small purses […]

Green, Environmentally-Friendly Jewellery by Georgie Designs

Former teacher and mother, Robyn Klauer’s first memorable experience with art was when she painted faces on stones and selling them to neighbours.  When she was in sixth grade, she painted t-shirts with “puffy paint,” and sold it to her sister’s boyfriend for a $20.  

Meow with Envi for Dressed Up Cat

Dressed Up Cat is a line of handbags created by bag lover, Tracy Penwell.  Growing up with two older sisters, Tracy grew up with “recycled fashion” (read: hand-me-downs) and she also did not have issues with vintage.  In 2005, Tracy started to embellish her vintage bags, giving it a more unique look.  First, Tracy decorated […]

Poll Results: Reusuable Bags all the Way!!!

Last week, Prospere Magazine asked: Loblaws, a Canadian grocery chain has started to charge shoppers 5 cents per plastic bag. Do you bring your own bags to supermarkets? It turns out that most of you are environmentally conscious, with 55% bringing bags to the supermarket (so what kind of bags do you bring?  Store brand […]

Most people want bag charge at stores

Last Week, Prospere Magazine asked: To be more “green-aware,” stores in Toronto will start charging 5 cents per plastic bag in June.  Was this a good decision? The results were as follows: 65% said: Yes!  This will make people bring their own non-disposable bags when they shop. 4.3% said: I’m not sure.  What’s going to […]

Green Cars All The Way – June 16 to June 23 Survey Results

Last week, Prospere Magazine asked: A few years ago, it was the “in” thing to drive a gas guzzling SUV.  Today, more people are going green and looking for hybrids.  Ideally, what kind of vehicle would you drive? Here are your answers: 50% said: I’d get a hybrid/other “green” car

This Green Restaurant is Definitely Worth the Sequel

Cynthia Cheng Sequel Restaurant and Catering, located on Yonge, a few blocks north of Lawrence opened in 2004. The restaurant, owned by Lisa and Eric, recently “went green” by teaming up with Local Food Plus (LFP), a non-profit organization that promotes environmentally and socially responsible food production. Around the same time, they also switched from […]