by Maureen O'Connor @ 1:48 pm post a comment »
(above) Sustainable earrings can be so sexy … these Chimes earrings are made from reclaimed wood; you can take your pick of bamboo, walnut or wenge – with either a sterling silver or gold chain. Handmade by Vancouver-based eco designer Nicole. $118 via cargoh.com
(above) Designer Alexis Russel uses fine recycled and upcycled metals and conflict-free gemstones and diamonds in each of her pieces. Loving her hand-crafted, earth-friendly rings (priced from $44 to $2500). Find your fave via LexLuxe shop on etsy.
(above) Hand-forged and made of recycled sterling silver, this Nested pendant and necklace can be worn 2 ways – love that. Made to order, ($55) via supermarkethq.com. Note – Brisbane, Australia-based designer Epheriell will not be able to deliver this item by Christmas.
(above) Ever wanted a piece of Mercedes-Benz? Now you can don upcycled dangle red white and blue circle earrings made from “crashed” Mercedes vehicles by Minabea … ($56/pair) via Nimli.com
Don’t miss Nimli’s daily specials – get up to 70% jewelry today via Nimli’s Deal Shop. (above, Soul Mates ring by Silvana K was $120, now $66)
That wraps up today’s little curated collection of personal eco chic favorite finds. Join us every Friday for our eco fashion roundups. Remember to love what you already have and be sure to pass along your pre-loveds for someone else to enjoy. Here’s to a beautiful weekend.
related: more eco fashion finds on AlternativeConsumer.com
Friday, December 6, 2013
by Ross Dulmaine @ 9:57 am post a comment »
Now this is a conference table that could inspire some creativity and authentic brainstorming. Sarah Reiss of Texas-based, R and R Designworks creates these tables out of a variety of reclaimed, hand-selected woods. The aged woods are arranged to accentuate each chunk of wood’s character and aged patina. The table is waxed to create a warm deep sheen and sits atop a handcrafted wood or steel base (buyer’s choice). You can order the table in custom sizes; 6 ft = $2900. Meeting adjourned.
Related: we posted about a great reclaimed wood wall from R and R Designworks a while back.
Thursday, December 5, 2013
by Samantha Javier @ 10:46 am 1 comment »
If you’re like me and about to do your Christmas shopping, let me give you a head start with this list of neat little green gadgets that you can get for your significant other or a friend. There are so many gnice options for eco-gifts this Christmas, but I’ll list just a few to help you on your search or help you get started on your own ideas.
First, have you ever checked out water powered clocks and gadgets? At ThinkGeek.com they have a sweet $12 water powered clock. Just fill the clock’s liquid reservoirs in the back with any liquid of your choice and it will display the time and date clearly for you to read on your desk. It works by extracting the electrons from the liquid molecules to provide the electric current. (more…)
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
by Ross Dulmaine @ 10:09 am post a comment »
(above) These fuzzy little wool owl ornaments are made entirely out of recycled materials. A word to the wise – you can only buy them as a wholesale set of 15 from from the folks @ Woolcrazy – $120.
(above) These handmade, screen-printed ornaments will add the perfect alternative spin to your holiday celebration. The retro designs are hand-drawn and then screen printed onto ecospun felt – felt that’s made from 100% post-consumer recycled plastic bottles – and applied using earth friendly inks. Available in sets of 10 of the same color (5 colors available), 2 of each design. $10 per set from Beckamade.
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
by Katherine Shi @ 1:37 pm post a comment »
It’s the Holiday Season … have you given back?
This year instead of buying unnecessary new clothes, gadgets, or goodies for yourself or your significant other, try to give back by giving to or participating in a charity or program. If you’re looking for a little direction, here are a few non-profits on my list of worthy causes:
Toys for Tots is a U.S. Marine Corps Reserve program which has the mission of collecting new, unwrapped toys October-December and then delivering the presents to the less fortunate children. Or, if you don’t have time to drop off a toy, the charity also accepts monetary donations. The program assists children up to the age of 12-16 (depending on the community you’ve donated to), and has no specific requirements for what types of toys are donated, but will not accept any weapons or food. To find the drop off location nearest to you, you can visit: www.toysfortots.org. (more…)
by Samantha Javier @ 9:26 am 1 comment »
Gardens are one of the best ways to take a step towards being sustainable and green. Nature’s Path promotes the belief that “everyone has the right to fresh, organic, and chemical-free food“.
In order to encourage organic gardening further, Nature’s Path has its Gardens for Good Grant competition, which has recently ended and the winners have been announced! The winners are: the Michigan Urban Farming Initiative, Tri-Isle Resource Conservation & Development Council, Inc., and rare Charitable Research Reserve!
Each of the winners will do their part by providing organic food for the communities that really need it. And of course Nature’s Path is happy to partner with Organic Gardening magazine to contribute a $15,000 grant to each of the winners to improve and continue their programs. The winners worked their way to the top of 153 entries and 9 finalists through online votes as well as their inspirational ways they described their project, the feasibility to establish and maintain the garden, and those that demonstrated community need.
- The Michigan Urban Farming Initiative will transform vacant land plots and buildings into “agriculture-based resources from education programing to large-scale community gardens.” With their newly won grant they can now get the buildings going and start making immense progress!
- The Tri-Isle Resource Conservation & Development Council, Inc. is working in Maui to build a self-sufficient community in regards to food through educating locals and maintaining a garden. Their Goodwill Garden grows produce for weekly donations to organizations that feed the hungry!
- Finally, the rare Charitable Research Reserve is a 900+ acre nature reserve in southern Ontario. They have community gardens allowing people of all ages to participate and grow their own food, a great sustainable initiative.