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(above) Head turning … Everyone needs some great-looking yoga leggings. These yoga pants are made with sustainable bamboo terry. The fit is slightly roomier than most thinner leggings so you may want to go a size down if you like a snugger fit. They feature a beautiful original henna style wing print to reflect your yoga spirit. The organic bamboo fabric is super soft and with the option to fold down the high waist and shorten the length at the ankle. Great for running around or a serious yoga experience. $47.81 from Sea of Wolves Design
(above) Make a statement … This handmade, off the shoulder Eco-fleece sweatshirt is hand silk-screened with a “Vegan” design on the front.
materials: Eco Fleece, water-based ink and a bunch of attitude. $37 from FTLA Apparel
Versatile and fun … This recycled cashmere OOAK wrap (above) is handcrafted in grey cashmere. One size fits all, handcrafted from 100 percent recycled cashmere sweaters. The wrap can be worn in a variety of ways by buttoning any one of the 3 vintage buttons. Great over a tank or a little dress. Can be had in a bunch of colors. Features: luscious cashmere, ruffled, hand dyed with vintage buttons. $78 from Beth Nielsen and Recycled Cashmere
(above) Wild and wooly … This lovely pair of grey fingerless gloves is hand-knitted with a soft merino wool-acrylic yarn in gray, with cable patterns. Stylish, warm and comfy. $39 from Rumina
With the holidays in full swing, here’s wishing you good times, good health and much happiness in the coming year. Remember to pass along your pre-loved items and keep it green.
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Friday, December 12, 2014
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Today’s collection of personal eco-fashion faves highlights gems and jewels to add a little sparkle all year, every year.
(above) Who doesn’t love a cool ring? Handcrafted in NYC, this Crescent Spine Ring is made of recycled sterling silver; ($198) find @ odetteny.com
(above) Ethically sourced, designed in NYC and artisan-made, owner Amanda Judge’s Faire Collection helps artisan communities in Ecuador and Vietnam reach a global market. Glam Drop Earrings ($28) @ fairecollection.com
(above) Based in Northboro, Massachusetts, you can customize baubles and accessories @ heartandstonejewelry.com. These personalized rings are made of 100 percent recycled sterling silver; ($95/each).
(above) If you choose to splurge … from recycled 14 karat gold and silver, a beautiful aquamarine necklace ($490) from designer MelissaJoyManning.com
(2 above) Alex and Ani – rings, bracelets, necklaces to suit your every mood. Hyacinth Stud Rings ($28) and Bangles (solar sky’s blessing wrap – $38)
(above) Ecofashioned from Mason Jar Glass, pretty drop earrings ($27) from Bottle Up Designs via amazon.com
Enjoy your holiday festivities … stay warm and green.
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Friday, December 5, 2014
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(above) There’s a new Hobbit film to be realeased soon …. why not dress for the opening with something evocative of Middle Earth? These lovely arm warmers are organic, vegan and fair trade – hand-knitted and embroidered – they feature organic hemp and recycled materials. $63.54 from designer Anja Pulleyn and Eco Elf
Do you want a leather jacket, but have major issues with wearing virgin leather? Olga Road’s leather jackets are upcycled from old, used leather trench coats that have oodles of character. The upcycled coats are sorted and examined to identify unique qualities. When a unique design feature of the original trench coat is identified, it is incorporated into the design of a new jacket. Most Olga Road jackets are priced from $197 to $229 @ olga road
(above) The Tree of Life Green Leaf in Resin pendant and matching earrings feature copper wire recycled and recovered from old TV sets. Each piece is handmade and designed by Celina Ortiz. $55 from Recycled Beautifully
(above) Nomads Hemp Wear doesn’t just make stylish clothes out of hemp, they incorporate a bunch of eco-friendly fabrics and raw materials in their designs. Nomads’ Trilluim LST top is made from 67% bamboo and 28% organic cotton. The peekaboo design falls off the shoulder with grommets on the collar and buttoned cuffs. $61 @ ella
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Friday, November 21, 2014
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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.
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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…)