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finisterre – hi performance threads from eco friendly merino wool + surfing sheep video


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The folks at technical surf and outdoor apparel maker, Finisterre, do a bunch of innovative things with sustainable merino wool – including going surfing with one of their favorite employees (see below):

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Related: previously on altCon

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Friday, April 30, 2010

eco fashion friday finds – turn up the green


This week’s small, edited collection of finds is focused on eco stylish bags for the ladies.

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(above) – Here’s a cute organic cotton Weekender from Pansy Maiden, whether meandering at the beach or on higher ground. 100% vegan, natural and machine washable; available in several color combos, ($128).

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(above L to R) – Definitely not for the vegan set, but perfect for upcyclers – Uptown Redesigns pre-loved leather coats into eco stylish handbags, totes and clutches; loving the Gray leather exterior with upcycled silk scarf lining; ($90).  Also cool are their small bags & totes, as well as their Gone but not Forgotten styles that can be custom ordered.

stewart_Brown.jpg(at R) From online eco boutique BTC Elements, Stewart + Brown’s roomy Clover Purse in surplus cotton and hemp blend; made in California.  (On sale, $73.50)

BTW, 20-70% off sale going on at BTC Elements, for tops, skirts, pant,  dresses, jackets, trenches and a few hoodies…all created in an eco conscious manner.

That’s it for now, have a great weekend, and remember to keep that carbon footprint small.

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eco deal of the day – Green Home


Summer essentials typically include swimsuit, sunscreen, beach towel and reusable water bottle.  But here are a few useful items to keep you more eco conscious while on the go, year-round:

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Each item is available for only $15 thru May 5:

  • To-Go Ware Food Carrier in stainless steel
  • Bamboo Utensils – lightweight & reusable
  • Eco Travel Mug – compostable & durable
  • 100% organic cotton canvas totes

Find @ greenhome.com — tap into GreenHome.com‘s deal of the week by just signing up for their enewsletter.

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christopher paul’s upcycled decorative plates


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Artist Christopher Paul definitely has a talent for making old junk into new art.  He repaints upcycled old plates to create new decorative pieces.  A great way to repurpose lonely single plates into attractive home decorations.

Find these and more upcycled finds at Christopher’s cpstudios etsy shop where his repainted plates range in price from $7 to $14.

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