by Maureen O'Connor @ 12:33 pm 2 comments »
Here’s our interpretation of Black Friday – a roundup of earth-friendly fashion in black…
I love the unique cowl neck on this handmade blouse. This casual top packs a lot of simple style. Made to order to your size and specs from super-soft organic cotton jersey – muy delicioso. $68 from thimble + acorn
Here’s a bag for the hardcore urbanite (or wanna be). The ‘Imma’ handbag – which has been created from recycled truck inner tubes and seatbelt material – will add add a little edge to any outfit. Tough, waterproof and loaded with attitude… Made in the UK – $107 from Katcha Bilek
This layered, black Lola dress is made from a blend of rayon bamboo (it’s renewable), cotton and a touch of Spandex for stretchability. Features an eye-catching spiral image on the bottom of the dress. $200 from the Funky Buddha Collection
This casual vegan bootie is the creation of Portugal’s Novacas – a brand dedicated to providing animal and environment-friendly footwear of the highest quality. The ankle-high ‘Janis’ boot is made of faux suede and is made for casual romping about. Find it @ vickerey.com
And that wraps up this week’s collection of favorite eco fashion finds – stop by every Friday for my little roundup of vegan and earth-friendly faves.
related: more eco fashion finds on AlternativeConsumer.com
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
by Jennifer Hui @ 4:51 pm post a comment »
December is almost here. Crazy, right? Although I am not complaining because with the holiday season comes holiday parties! The holidays are usually a crazy, sparkly, wonderful whirlwind and I firmly believe that we should all look fabulous throughout – the stress and joy – that encompasses December.
To ease some of your stress and prepare you for the impending festivities, below are some sustainable dresses and jewels that will leave you and the environment feeling good in this traditionally fun yet wasteful time of year.
Chic and weather appropriate, this Riyka Peggy dress ($321) from Helpsy ticks off all the boxes. The reclaimed leather panels on the dress keeps your look modern but the timeless structure enables you to wear this dress for years to come. Swipe on some red lipstick and you are ready to go! Prefer a little sparkle? Put on some jeweled earrings like these Amethyst Spirituality earrings ($48) from Alex and Ani. Classy and perfectly festive!
This Locket Dress ($198) from Reformation is bold, bright, and totally twirl-able. I would add some tights as this dress looks (more…)
Friday, November 22, 2013
by Maureen O'Connor @ 3:01 pm post a comment »
(above) Here’s a chic way to bundle up whether you’re running around town or heading to that fabulous holiday party – just grab Nau’s Down Stole and go. The recycled polyester shell contains 800-fill down and packs so small you can easily stash it in your travel bag and hit any slope-side destination. It comes in 3 colorways. I found it in 2 shops … depending on color and size will run $229-$279 @ moosejaw.com. Or $280 @ nau.com
(above) Look sharp … From NYC-based eco boutique, Kaight, I’m loving these Eco Dubai unisex shades by MODO … 95% recycled plastic … choose from Forest or Honey colored lenses. ($160)
(above) Got cold feet? Keep those footsies warm cuz winter’s coming! These sleek, modern-looking felt shoes double as slippers – they feature zippy red rubber soles and a warm yellow interior. Each pair is handmade to order $98 from ekohaus
(above) Keeping it real … ecofriendly … Fake out everyone with this black “python” clutch made of recycled leather. The Navasota is handcrafted in NYC and comes in 3 sizes beginning at $85. The medium ($110) can fit an iPad. These classy vegan clutches are available @ shopHelpsy.com (more…)
Friday, November 15, 2013
by Maureen O'Connor @ 9:01 am 4 comments »
We may lose sunlight hours these November days but there’s no need to lose our eco fashion sense … we can stay warm and still look quite spiffy … so let’s get on with our little curated collection of favorite fall/winter 2013 things to wear…
(above L to R) @ indigenous.com
- Walking Coat, 100% organic cotton fleece $190
- Winter Wrap, 100% free range baby alpaca (warmest wool around) $215
- Chunky Cowl, Hand knit and Fair Trade made in Peru $235 (more…)
Thursday, November 14, 2013
by Jennifer Hui @ 2:04 pm 1 comment »
November is flying by, and the holidays will be upon us in no time. Here are a few eco-friendly Etsy finds that may help ease the transition from a crisp autumn to an even crispier winter. And these goodies can offer you inspiration for gifting season or perhaps be a little treat for yourselves. After all, it’s been quite a year, hasn’t it? You’ve earned it.
(above) This is a slouchy unisex beanie that is made of soft acrylic/polyester and eco-friendly yarn from recycled plastic bottles. ($27) It’s sure to keep you warm for the chillier days to come!
(above) Handmade with organic, fair-trade, and kosher ingredients, this hot cocoa mix is both eco-friendly and vegan-friendly. These would make really cute gifts and be just plain delicious for those freezing days to come. Hot cocoa ($39.24 gift set)
(above) – The wooden hanger is hand-made with FSC certified material and the calendar is crafted with recycled paper. This biodegradable hanging calendar would make a really nice gift for a bird-enthusiast. Calendar ($30)
(above) – This infinity scarf is made from recycled cashmere and angora-wool blend recycled wool. I can literally see the softness from this picture, and it’s cute and neutral enough to go with everything – perfect for wrapping yourselves up before braving the cold. ($70)
(above) These hammered 14 karat gold rings are made of recycled 14k yellow gold, hand-forged into a 1mm band. They’re perfect for stacking and because they’re 14k gold, they’ll be less likely to tarnish. Delicate and classy, they’re a great way to step up your accessories game, and they’d suit any occasion. ($66/each)
These are just some possible gift ideas to consider or a few essentials to enliven those gloomy, winter days. It’s my absolute favorite time of the year so stay tuned for some more cool eco-friendly gift options as the holidays draw near!
related: more eco-friendly gifts
Monday, November 11, 2013
by Ross Dulmaine @ 9:24 am 1 comment »
Trash can indeed become treasure – designer Randi Tannenbaum creates these belt buckles by cutting geometric pieces from vintage license plates found in dusty attics, barns and at auctions. Each piece retains a little bit of the history and patina of the original license plates.
The Process: a silver belt buckle is inlaid with ’tiles’ of recycled chunks of old license plates. The metal pieces are measured, cut, hammered and filed to create each buckle’s unique, distressed look. (more…)