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Friday, January 30, 2015


Eco-Fashion Friday Finds – something old and something new

vintage herringbone coat

Being fashionably green takes many forms. For instance, you can buy something fabulously new, ethically made of sustainable fabric, via a zero-waste process – or you can go vintage and ramp up you style by wearing and reusing things that had a previous life like this lovely Jill Sander herringbone coat (above) that you can find at Archive Vintage for $325.

indigo blue crew tee organic cotton

(above) Something new – love the vibrant indigo blue color and Small Mountain pattern of this Lina Rennell crew tee. Made with 100% organic cotton. Styled with a 3/4-length sleeve. $110 @

mandate of heaven vintage

(above) Old is new – if you want a little original style and exotica in your vintage vibe you may enjoy the creations of Mandate of Heaven who create their funky clothing from vintage fabrics and materials.


(above) Something new – from Prairie Underground’s spring 2015 line comes the Tarpaulin Jacket featuring: a jaunty angled zipper, double-layered funnel neck, and edgy slash pockets. Made with Spandex, hemp and organic cotton. Starts shipping in March @

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Friday, January 23, 2015

Eco-Fashion Friday Finds: style and substance

amour vert organic cotton jacket

It’s on sale! The Amour Vert Riley Jacket (above) features an sleek modern silhouette, an off-center zipper and a herringbone pattern. The jacket is made of organic cotton in the USA. On sale for $128, marked-down from $184 @ kaightshop

grandaddy t recycled stuff

This Grandaddy Vee shirt by Groceries (above) is made of unbleached, natural hemp and comes in white or grey. Groceries produces fair trade products in California using 100% organic or recycled materials. This classic v-neck tee has a dipping front and back hem that will give you a little protection fore and aft. The t is featured on Good Goods, a web store that features products that support a minimal and modern aesthetic and meet high standards for animal rights, human rights and sustainability. Check them out. BTW – the shirt goes for $62 @

hemp and organic cotton scarf

Everyone needs a go-to scarf. Pretty Birdie hand-dyed this organic cotton and hemp classic in it-will-go-with-anything grey, using low-impact, eco-friendly dye. $45 from Stephanie Trippe and Pretty Birdie.

latitude and longitude wedding rings

If you’re planning a wedding you’re probably shopping for rings … these Latitude and Longitude wedding bands can help you remember exactly where you were married without checking your GPS. Handmade and hand-stamped (you can add any text you like) in 100% recycled sterling silver. $127 from the cheekily named – Monkeys Always Look.

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Friday, January 16, 2015

Eco-Fashion Friday Finds: keeping it organic

In a world obsessed with profit margins and mass production it falls to the hearty consumer to determine which products and raw materials flourish. With that in mind, we strenuously endorse the use and proliferation of all things organic, including fashions created with organic and sustainable fibers.

organic cotton hemp cowlneck tunic

This super casual chunky kaftan tunic (above) is made of a combo of organic fibers – organic cotton and hemp. The tunic can be worn as a mini-dress or a hooded cape. Super versatile, hand-dyed, warm and cozy. $125 from Gaia Conceptions

organic cotton octopus sweatshirt

Here’s an organic cotton “Octopus” sweatshirt for all you multi-tasking ladies out there who feel like they are always doing eight things at once. $55 from Revival Ink who specialize in the design and creation of “artistic eco apparel”.

eileen fsher organic cotton knit jacket

The sleek Moto Jacket (above) from Eileen Fisher is made of a 90% organic cotton and 10% lycra mix. $198 @

organic cotton girls sasha dress

Something for the burgeoning green fashionista – the Sasha Heart skirt in organic cotton sateen is a great little skirt for the young girl headed for an important birthday party, sleep-over or school function. The dress features a lovely heart design and an elastic waist. $40 from Jessica Braum and HepiPrints

And one more thing… pesticides, fertilizer run-off / pollution as well ans GMO’s and vast fields of mono-plantings are causing all manner of harm to us and the planet. Time to buy smart and organic.

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Friday, January 9, 2015

Eco-Fashion Friday Finds – stay toasty my friends

nau outre down trench

Stay warm in sophisticated, eco-friendly style. The Nau Outre Trench coat (above) is water-resistant, fully insulated and constructed of recycled polyester ripstop and 650-fill down for maximum warmth. Diamond quilting and an offset zip offer subtle draping and clean lines, while a high collar and dolman sleeves create a distinctive urban silhouette. $219 @ (marked down from $365)

Foxy Roxy chunky wool scarf

Nothing fights a cold north wind like a chunky, funky scarf. The Wool and the Gang “Foxy Roxy” scarf certainly fits the bill. $99 (marked down from $165) from our friends at

fingerless merino wool poppy gloves

For those days when the temps rise slightly above freezing, fingerless gloves may be the order of the day. These hand-felted fingerless gloves feature vibrant poppies on either an oatmeal beige, light grey, or milky white background. The gloves are made of 100% natural undyed extra fine Australian merino wool and are (more…)

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Friday, January 2, 2015

eco-fashion friday finds – it’s the little things

red cork bag

(above) The eye-catching Ferrat bag from Dicork is made entirely of renewable cork. The large yet lightweight bag features an interior clutch that is completely removable. $189.90

antique brass laurel leaf cuff recycled sterling

(above) Old but new … This elegant cuff features antique brass laurel leaves that have been hand soldered to a bracelet made of recycled, ethical sterling silver. The leaves have been oxidized and sanded to bring out all the details in the vintage leaf design. Handmade by Bijoutiful. $140.60 @ artfire

handmade bamboo sunglasses(above) Seeing green … These handsome sunglasses are handmade from renewable, eco-friendly recycled bamboo. The designer and craftsmen at ACD/WSH create their distinctive shades in variety of finishes. Each custom made pair features FDA approved, shatterproof, polarizing lenses. The pair pictured above go for $63.82


recycled silver spoon Alaska ring

(above) Ring in the new year … If you’re a fan of upcycled jewelry, Alaska, or the great outdoors, this ring made out of an upcycled sterling silver spoon might appeal to you. The ring features depictions of a polar bear, a dogsled team and walrus. $67 from Spoonier who specializes in rings created from spoons.

And that’s a wrap for today’s curated collection of eco fashion faves. Remember to pass along your pre-loved items so they don’t wind up in the landfill. Cheers to a nice long weekend.

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