jessica alba
by Ali Berman
Categories: Environment, Fashion, Healthy Living
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If you’re a Jessica Alba fan, and love her line of toxin free products, you might be interested in her new book, “The Honest Life: Living Naturally and True to You”.

The actress talked to Elle about her inspiration behind her company, what you’ll find in the book, why it’s important to offer healthy products at an affordable price, and some of her favorite ways to stay fashionable while not wreaking havoc on the planet.

We especially loved her fashion tips from the interview. She said, “I can’t call the book The Honest Life and not show my closet! Fashion is such a huge part of my life, and I think you can love clothes and love shopping and still be true to your ideas about eco-friendly living.”

When Elle asked the actress how one would go about marrying fashion and staying green, she said, “By taking care of your clothes so they last longer. By picking things you actually like instead of what’s trendy, so that every month you’re not chasing some new look and throwing out your old one. And I’m a big fan of swapping clothes with your friends, because when you’re sick of something, it can still feel like new to someone else. The trick is to find friends who have your sense of style.”

As for the book, the blurb says it, “recounts Alba’s personal journey of discovery and reveals her tips for making healthy living fun, real, and stylish, while offering a candid look inside her home and daily life. She shares strategies for maintaining a clean diet (with favorite family-friendly recipes) and embraces nontoxic choices at home and provides eco-friendly decor tips to fit any budget. Alba also discusses cultivating a daily eco beauty routine, finding one’s personal style without resorting to yoga pants, and engaging in fun, hands-on activities with kids. Her solutions are easy, chic, and down-to-earth: they’re honest. And discovering everyday ways to live naturally and authentically—true to you—could be honestly life-changing.”

About Ali Berman

Ali Berman is the author of Choosing a Good Life: Lessons from People Who Have Found Their Place in the World (Hazelden) and Misdirected (Seven Stories Press). She works as a humane educator for HEART teaching kids about issues affecting people, animals and the environment. Her published work can be found on her website at In early 2012 Ali co-founded flipmeover, a production company with the mission to use media to raise awareness of social issues.

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