Time for some eclectic summer finds…
This stunning cape (above) with eye-grabbing tribal print is made of sustainable organic cotton and bamboo blend jersey and hand printed with water based inks by UK-based komana. The gorgeous piece just screams take me out dancing…. but also works very well dressed down with simple leggings or your favorite jeans. $242.64 from komana and designer Livia Henne. Note: komana plants a tree in Nigeria for each garment sold.
This handmade necklace (above) is made of glowing, natural Baltic amber (ancient tree resin) and a simple piece of cord – created in Gdańsk, Poland. $60 from Dreams Factory
Planning a summer wedding – why not go green? Designer Kendal Leonard creates lovely organic cotton wedding and bridesmaid’s dresses from eco-friendly materials like organic cotton sateen, organic cotton cording and organic cotton thread. Most of Kendal’s handmade wedding gowns range in price from $750 to $1,100. Made to order – shipped worldwide from Charleston, South Carolina.
Inexpensive, upcycled trinkets and accessories can make any everyday summer outfit pop. These cool little bracelets (above) are handmade from upcycled safety pins and beads. Pretty nice… and only $25 @ Creole Sha
Need a hot summer deal? Head over to Juno and Jove for their end of season sale – I know it seems like summer just started – get 30% to 50 off a wide selection of great fashion items – many of them eco-friendly – like those pictured above.
related: more eco fashion finds from The Alternative Consumer