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eco fashion friday finds – turn up the green


Surveying the environmentally conscious fashion landscape this lovely Autumn day, I discovered some fine and funky finds…enjoy!

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(above 3 photos)  Designer Nicole Deponte’s ultra hip Lillian Asterfield neckware made from recycled ties @ supermarkethq.com

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(above)  Save 10% on slinky Nixxi leggings and Wrap V-Neck made of an organic cotton stretch jersey blend (either bamboo or soy) @ environmentally conscious etailer, ecolissa.

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(above)  Love the cool lines and big pockets of this Breeze fleece jacket in organic hemp and organic cotton. Soft on the inside, smooth on the outside for warmth and true comfort.  By North Carolina-based, Gaia Conceptions, ($215) on their Esty shop.

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(above)  Add some perk and pretty eco style to your lingerie with the newly launched Sixties Collection by Peau-Ethique.  Smartly made of 100 percent organic and Fair-trade cotton, the kicky threads include: camisoles, briefs, underwire bras, thongs, nighties and panties in black, rouge and fushia.

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(above)  Pop Love Designs makes cool dresses from recycled material and tees from organic cotton.  This one of a kind Golden Dress is on sale now (was $129, now $69) @ theirEtsy shop.

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(above) Check out Nina Dolcetti’s chic shoe line made from scraps and upcycled leather, plus 6 other fab eco-finds from London Fashion Week that’ll rock your socks off @ ecouterre

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(L to R above)  I found these simply irresistible – sweet tiny tot sweaters handmade and upcycled from pre-loved sweaters felted felted Cashmere Sweater in pale green ; size 6-9 months ($50) and 100% pre-loved lambswool heather brown, coral, sage and loden green size 12-18 months ($45) @ Massachusetts-based StudioWorkshopDesign.

…and that, my friends, is a wrap for now.  Heading to the dunes, gotta catch some fish and fresh air.  Have a beautiful weekend, remember to keep it on the down low (low carbon impact).

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Friday, October 15, 2010

Google Car, No Driver Needed!


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Google has been caught secretly testing their futuristic prototype, a self-driven car!  If anyone in and around the San Francisco to Los Angeles area has seen a Toyota Prius with a funnel cylinder on its roof driving around, you’ve seen it.  Google has done it again in the field of technologic awesomeness by creating cars with artificial intelligence — cars able to drive themselves in streets with normal ongoing traffic.  These cars are able to make real life “human” decisions and sense anything that occurs near the car.  The Google prototype has even been able to drive down Lombard Street in San Francisco, one of the steepest and curviest streets in the nation.  In fact, the only accident that occurred was when a Google car was rear-ended while stopped at a red light. Hah! (more…)

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Keds Intros Organic Champions + Great Green Giveaways


keds.jpgUPDATE:  It’s Official – our 2 lucky winners are  Jessica T and Michelle H.  Thanks to everyone for participating.  Enter our latest giveaway for a chance to win an iPhone 4 Case made of recycled plastic.  (original post follows…)

Having grown up in Keds, I’m kind of excited about the introduction of the Organic Champions – Keds’ latest take on their classic sneaker, and newest addition to their green lineup.  Absent are pesticides, herbicides and bleach in the making of this eco sneak. It has uppers made of 100% organic cotton; stitched eyelets; tea-stained laces and 15% recycled rubber outsoles.

Outfitted in a complimentary pair of slip-ons, I’ve been bouncing around town in these cute and comfy kicks, feeling light and green every step of the way.  Enter our Great Green Giveaway and start channeling your best Marilyn or Jackie O…style icons who flitted about in the Champion back in the day.

2 lucky winners will be selected in our Random Drawing, and notified by email. Contest ends Monday, October 25, 2010 at 11:59p (EST). Winners have 24 hours to claim their prize, or that offer is null and void. Winners’ names will be included on this post.  Retail value:  $55 + free delivery to anywhere in the USA or Canada.  Winner will receive either lace-up or slip-on style, available in neutral, in their choice of ladies’ sizes 5-11, medium width.

To enter, simply:

  • Check out Keds’ new Organic Champions: the Organic Slip On and Organic Lace Up.
  • Then answer:  When purchasing footwear, aside from style — what’s more important to you – how the shoe is made & what it is made of … or simply, price?
  • Add the following address to your email address book: m at AlternativeConsumer.com.
  • Bonus Entry: sign up for our RSS feed; (if you’re already a subscriber, just comment by writing a complete sentence to let us know).
  • Additional ways to receive extra entries: (more…)
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