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Today’s little collection of eco-fashion faves …
(above) The Track Handbag features exterior pattern made from recycled plastic and interior a nice soft cotton; from socially conscious fiveaccessories.com ($58)
(above) A blend of innovative eco threads, the lightweight Cardamon Cardigan short, choice of 3 cool colors from hornytoad.com ($99)
(above) Made in Italy, the Raglan sweater is ecofashioned from (more…)
Friday, November 14, 2014
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Kicking off today’s little collection of eco fashion faves … (above) Organic sock company, Zkano, based in Fort Payne, Alabama makes adorable, top quality goods that will make you happy and warm your toes. Rose Over the Knee comes in solid black or grey. ($20) at family-owned abesmarket.com
(above) Cool beanies … Hats and beanies are a must in frigid temps, but it’s hard to find really cute ones. The Snowflake Eternity beanie is a no brainer … has coordinating scarf and fingerless gloves, snagged separately. Fabric is a blend of 93% Recycled Polyester and 7% Spandex for stretchability. Use your head and live sustainably, ($20) @ threadsforthought.com
(above) Love the name, love the look: Zombie Belt by Truth. Vegan, choice of 2 colors ($60) @ veganchic.com (more…)
Friday, November 7, 2014
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Keeping things warm… This gray ombre wrap is made from extrafine merino wool yarns woven with a wood handloom. The dip dye shawl is hand-dyed with in an ombre grey color. Each scarf is hand dyed with low impact, eco-friendly dyes using well water. $130 from Texturable
Keep your busy digits toasty all winter with a pair of Norwegian Selbu fingerless gloves – these pack a bunch of old world Scandinavian charm. They’re lovingly hand knitted by a knitter with decades of experience. Norwegian woolens with a Selbu rose originate from the small municipality of Selbu in Norway. A Selbu rose is a knitted rose pattern in the shape of a regular octogram. It is a traditional pattern used for winter clothing. Made from 100% Merino wool $59.99 from annawoolmagic
The Uptown Down Blazer from nau is made with soft, resilient, recycled poly dobby weave with recycled poly taffeta lining. The button sleeve (more…)
Friday, October 31, 2014
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The Moto Jacket in organic cotton by blue canoe, zip up and take off. Perfect for running around town or catching a flight. Available in navy, black or crimson ($129.95)
An easy piece to transition from day to night, the Christel Tube Skirt ($160) @ NYC-based, withandwessel.com, bonus point for hand or machine (cold water) washable. fabric: 100 percent merino wool lightweight jersey
A nifty clutch for your ipad plus on-the-go essentials like wallet, keys, and such. The Tartan Gemini is made in New York and ecofashioned from ethically sourced materials, natch. ($225) @ eco-boutique KaightShop.
Had to include … my search for a mini me birthday present uncovered this cute little organic number for the wee eco-minded one, ($24.95) at Target.com – (Burt’s Bees Toddler Girls Organic Hooded Shirt Dress)
Handmade in Latvia, something evocative to help ward off the media-hyped ebola virus scare – the plague doctor, paper mache mask.
May your day and night be filled with wicked trick or tweeting.
related: more eco fashion finds on alternativeconsumer.com
Friday, October 24, 2014
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(above) A little something for your HallowGreen monster … Created by a renowned professional photographer and eco activist, Tom Arma – Tom’s kiddie (infant, toddler and child sizes) costumes can be found exclusively at Halloween Express. Too cute, right? … They feature endangered species and are manufactured in a facility that offsets all its power usage.
(above) Heading out for a fun, fall excursion? Grab this chic, longer-length hoodie to kill the chills. Loving the 2-way zipper, cool collar and deep pockets. Handmade in LA with soft 100 percent organic cotton, you can choose from 5 fab colors, all created with low impact dyes. (Velocity Jacket, $194) @ be the change elements, the California-based online eco-boutique btcelements.com
(above) From nau, another fashion force for change … a super versatile, comfy and transitional piece to wear almost anywhere, anytime … a fine Merino wool knit with eco-friendly and ultra soft Tencel … layer with a jacket or long sweater, add booties and legwear … cowl neck doubles a hood, choice of 4 colors. (more…)
Friday, October 17, 2014
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Fashionista alert … Add a heap of pizzazz to your fall wardrobe with this dramatic, chunky Roccoco knit shawl in ultra-warm and renewable Merino wool. This striking, pumpkin-colored shawl is a must-have fall and winter accessory. Meticulously hand-knitted in luxurious and very soft 100% Merino wool, the shawl is generously sized and allows for many styling variations. The intricate geometric pattern is augmented by soft ruffles all around. Created with chunky weight yarn and intended to make a statement. $380 from Elena Roseberg
The tie dyed Down Pour tee (above) features a hand-dyed rain pattern that just screams Halloween! Designed with a low hip length and a round neck, the tee has extra long, slim sleeves with raw hem cuffs you can custom cut to your desired length. The tee’s super soft 100% organic cotton is treated with a stunning tie dye technique which mirrors heavy rain on a train window. Handmade with low impact dyes in Los Angeles by Raw Earth & Wild Sky – a sustainable style company founded by Karen Kananen and Samantha Robinson. On sale for $111.16 @ btc elements
Style is timeless and these vintage pumpkin go-go boots are loaded with it. Knee length, orange suede – the height of 19080′s urban chic. Hipster, boho, hippie, orange, retro – these boots (more…)
Friday, October 10, 2014
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Want to keep your costume simple, classic and eco-friendly? Loving this Little Red Riding Hood hooded cloak made of organic cotton and soy spandex. The cape/cloak will cost you $85 and answer all those “Who are you dressed as?” gazes. Just avoid encounters with any big bad wolves. From Nancy Campbell and Soul Role.
What does a Halloween costume say about a person? If you have a bun in the oven, or just want to start the rumor that you do, this t-shirt will get the job done. This X-Ray Pregnancy shirt (above) featuring a little x-ray baby is screen printed by hand and made of bamboo and organic cotton. $24.99 from Bump Covers Maternity Wear
If you’re looking to accessorize for a Halloween event or just give off a goth, spooky vibe, you may consider a nicely designed, handmade skull necklace in recycled sterling silver (above). This necklace smiles in the face of mortality. $190 from Me&Ro
If you’re in need of a last minute costume solution for the kids – or you want costume solutions that will (more…)
Friday, October 3, 2014
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Looking to keep your tootsies warm and your style quotient up? Full disclosure – I love boots!
We started looking for eco-friendly / vegan boots and shoes for this week’s roundup and found a bunch of great selections offered at Amazon … so we figured we’d just concentrate on these cool selections (btw, they also link to our Amazon ad account).
These Olsen Haus Camp vegan booties (above) are made with 100% vegan ultra suede upper and a composite rubber sole. The ankle can be worn folded up or down for two different looks. Olsen Haus produces all shoes & accessories with standards of fair trade & ethical business practices. $225 @ amazon.com
Need something for the wet-and-wild winter weather to come? These “Faux-Suede” waterproof riding boots from Melissa Shoes are 100% vegan. With uppers made from “flocked” recyclable plastic – they feature small fiber particles that create a textured look closely resembling suede. They’re also hypoallergenic. Made in a green factory in Brazil. $228 @ amazon.com (more…)