This Micro-Dot necklace is made from the remains of a repurposed skateboard deck. One side of the dots shows the graphics from the skateboard deck and the other side shows the inner layers of the skateboard (skateboards are made of several layers). You can flip one dot, three dots or all the dots, creating a variety of combinations and looks. The one-of-a-kind necklace is sealed with a non-toxic clear gloss. See more eco-friendly items at ecoetsy.com.
$28 @ 2revert’s etsy shop
Swedish style-meisters, Nudie Jeans, are sponsoring a little competition. If you think your pair of Nudie’s are ‘worn’ to perfection then enter the company’s “Wear and Tear” competition by registering on their site and uploading photos that show the break in progress of your dry worn jeans.
The winner receives a €500 gift certificate to use at the Nudie Jeans web shop. The competition launched on July 1st ends on February 28th, 2010. A winner with the most beautifully worn pair of Nudie Jeans is chosen in each country where you can find a Nudie Jeans retailer. Nudie Jeans are made of the finest, eco-friendly organic cotton and feature natural indigo – Nudie suggests you wait 6 months before you give your jeans their first washing.
Note: 500 euros = around $700
A mere mile from Grand Teton National Park and an hour south of Yellowstone resides a lodge that’s earning quite the eco reputation among the sustainable, yet savvy crowd: Hotel Terra Jackson Hole.
This month, the burgeoning boutique expands its accommodations to include 60 additional guestrooms and suites, complete with an infinity plunge pool set atop a rooftop terrace.
LEED-certified, the hotel boasts a bevy of eco-friendly efforts, such as the organic beauty products peddled at Chill Spa and natural fare at Terra Café. As if that weren’t draw enough, through September 30th, you can book the “Eco Adventure Package,” which couples accommodations with a hearty daily breakfast, complimentary Flip Ultra video cam and biologist-led eco wildlife tour. (Double occupancy package pricing ranges from $350 to $860 per night.)
Tempted? Visit www.HotelTerraJacksonHole.com or call 1-800-631-6281 to reserve a room or click here to get a taste of the area’s summer activities.