At the forefront of affordable fashion, H&M is rolling out sustainable threads for their kick-ass collection of eco-conscious duds for spring-summer. Deemed the Exclusive Conscious Collection, it will be available from April 12 in roughly 100 H&M shops worldwide, with some selected looks available online. So get your bod in store at the get-go for the best selection possible. The line will be ecofashioned (yes, I may very well be the first to use eco-fashion as a verb) from organic cotton, hemp and recycled polyester materials. more via this press release.
The Urge to Adorn creates its unique line of handmade, custom designer belt buckles from photos, retro-images and antique illustrations. The buckles are interchangeable if you purchase one of ‘Urge’s’ belts. They offer eco-friendly belts made from recycled agricultural tires.
Are you drawn to European, indie fashions? How about a snazzy, one-of-a-kind, hand-crocheted dress to kick off spring. This dress is a sea of colorful circles — they can also make a custom version in your very own color scheme if you so desire.
Around $300 @ the subrosa123 Etsy shop
(ships from Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Now for something even further out of the mainstream … For all you fans of comic books and general geekery — Sasha at RedwingedBlackbirds creates handmade jewelry from upcycled vintage comic books. This vintage “Superman” cuff features the Man of Steel in all his glory. The cuff has a base of lightweight aluminum that is super comfy to wear and fits nearly any wrist size. To help protect it from water and from the elements, the designer decoupage-sealed the entire piece with several coats of non-toxic, earth-friendly sealant.
related: more eco fashion finds from The Alternative Consumer