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eco-fashion friday finds – winter 2012 urban chic


ethical dress

(above) Brooklyn-based Feral Childe is the work of dynamic duo, Wu & Carlson, who create unique, quality clothing and accessories – locally sourced and ethically produced. This Fog Husky print dress is a pullover with cute pleat detail in front bodice, scoop neckline and 3/4 sleeve. $145 @ NYC-based, beklina.com

suede platform pumps

vegan boots

(above top to bottom)

  • Cri de Coeur’s fabulous Precious Ankle pump with detachable straps are now on sale for $110 (was 150); in subtle red or grey snakeskin or solid black + cork heel – ooooh lala.
  • From the Fall 2012 Collection: designer Gina’s vegan friendly Tassel Platform Bootie in black ($165) and her take on the motorcycle boot, Rogue ($180).

tencel dressa coat sweater

(above top & bottom) From Stewart + Brown, two eco fab numbers:

  • Hepburn Dress in eco Tencel, made in the USA & machine washable; choice of 4 colorways ($122)
  • Stripey Coat Sweater in hand-knit alpaca ($344)

organic tee

(above, L to R) Are you familiar with eco luxe designer John Patrick? I fell in love with him and his brand when we met at an eco fashion event a few years ago.

  • This V Neck T-Shirt is semi sheer and lightweight, with a smartly finished neck, elbow sleeve and hem. Available in black or white @ $74 with free shipping.
  • Or slip on a pretty camisole, your favorite skirt and wrap yourself in a chic Shawl Cardigan (merino wool and cashmere). Comes in Forest or Off White, $465 with free shipping. find these & more @ organicbyjohnpatrick.com

eco leather cuff

(above) This red hot wrist strap is handmade from leftovers, Italian leather scrap … “cuff ‘em, Dan-O”; $20 from etsy shop, dECOnstruction Lab.

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Friday, December 14, 2012

non-toxic peva shower curtains


EVA shower curtain

That nasty smell emanating from your new vinyl shower curtain may be an indication of the many toxins it’s off-gasing into your home’s air. The EPA and Environmental Health and Justice have found that PVC shower curtains can be laden with 108 volatile organic compounds, poisonous chemicals that off-gas into the air and can persist for the first 28 days while the curtain hangs in your home.

A good alternative is a PVC-free, PEVA shower curtain like the Green Grass design (above) and Zen Garden PEVA curtain(below).

green grass peva shower curtain

Click here for a larger selection of peva shower curtains.

related: more PVC-free shower curtains

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