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eco fashion friday finds – turn up the green


Today’s roundup of sustainably chic finds is devoted to accessorizing. It’s getting easier to look gorgeous and green today, regardless of your budget or personal style.

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(above) The woodlands are abuzz over this handmade hemp Songbird handbag…not your grandma’s hippie dippie duds but a fresh take on sustainable fashion; ($48 in charcoal).

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(above) The Phoenix necklace is created from vintage and reclaimed materials that have arisen from the scrap heap, aided of course by a hefty dose of human ingenuity and design chops; ($128).

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(above) New from The Andean Collection is a line of beautifully handmade belts. Each purchase of an indigenous Inspiration Belt helps support the livelihoods of poverty-level women artisans in the Andes – (single $69; double $98).

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(above) This new arm candy is designed to suit all sizes … small, medium, large and XL. Mango Tree Fitted Bangles are made from Grade A Organic Mango Trees that no longer yield any fruit. Eco-fashioned from sustainably sourced material, each pretty bangle is hand carved and hand painted. And due to variations in the wood itself, each one looks unique.

They come in an array of 50 colors and 3 different styles – Slim, Samba and Bold. (Slim & Samba styles retail for $16/solid style & $18/marbelized. Bold $20/solid and $22 marbelized.) Play on their website, mixing and matching styles and color combos.

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Friday, January 28, 2011

off-beat eco news


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recycled tennis racquet bottle opener


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If you’re a tennis fanatic one of these bottle openers handmade from a vintage tennis racquet may just put the finishing touch on your courtside bar. The opener is the brainchild of designer Ward Wallau.

For those of you not tennis obsessed the opener’s $65 price tag may prove more than a tad prohibitive. Find it @ uncommongoods.com

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eco deal of the day – Gaiam


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Tired of feeling disorganized as you travel to and from exercise class? Maybe it’s time to pick up a roomy Everything Fits Eco Gym Bag, on sale now $48 (was $60) at Gaiam. Designed with handy compartments inside & out, and straps underneath to carry your yoga mat. Hit the streets in sustainable style; made of 100% recycled polyester with polyester mesh interior.

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