Jun 30, 2016
In 1868, an American man by the name of Florentine Ariosto Jones created a company that would quickly garner a reputation as one of the premier luxury watch manufacturers in the world. Almost 150 years later, IWC Schaffhausen has maintained that reputation and is now as committed to reducing their carbon footprint as they are about creating masterful watches. As a member of the International Climate Group, IWC has taken great strides toward lowering greenhouse gas emissions as…
Mar 22, 2015
When you find yourself looking for new clothes, it can be difficult to find stylish, high quality clothes that come from an environmentally and socially conscious company. Buying clothing that doesn’t have a negative impact on the environment or on the people who produce it is an important thing to consider.
Jonäno is the kind of company that cares about style, simplicity, and minimizing the impact that producing their clothes has on the environment and communities. Jonäno was…
Dec 23, 2014
If you are looking for stunning, natural jewelry designed by one of the world’s leading jewelry designers, consider looking at MONIQUE PÉAN. Their jewelry is not only visually stunning, but is the forerunner of environmentally friendly and ethically produced jewelry.
Created in 2006, MONIQUE PÉAN is known for unique, one-of-a-kind pieces. Many pieces contain fossilized walrus ivory or fossilized dinosaur bone. These materials are also ethically obtained as MONIQUE PÉAN ensures that all diamonds and fossils are gathered,…
Apr 20, 2014
It’s that time of year again . . . the weather is slowly warming up, and thoughts turn to summer. Putting away the winter clothes and bringing out your warm weather wear might remind you that your old bathing suit probably won’t cut it for another season. If you dread that age-old problem of finding a new suit that fits, flatters, and feels good, let’s offer another solution: a suit that does all that and is good for…
Jan 25, 2014
Po Campo Bags
Be prepared for your friends and acquaintances to ask that question when you carry one of Po Campo’s bike, yoga, or travel bags with you. These fun and functional carry-alls are both stylish and practical, and look as at home strapped with the exclusive CONNECT system to your bike as they do accessorizing your favorite new outfit!
Po Campo was the brainchild of Maria Boustead, a Chicago-area industrial designer who was searching for an appropriate bag to accompany her on…
Sep 22, 2013
Gucci is Green
Gucci is known the world over for high-end Italian fashion. The Gucci logo, two capital "G's" intertwined, has become the symbol for luxury and craftsmanship in handbags, shoes and clothing. Although the brand has been offering glamorous fashions since 1921, the fashion house has recently taken steps to meld their iconic focus on luxury with a new focus on modern fashion design's responsibility to sustainable practices. The result of this green focus is several new initiatives that maintain…
Apr 28, 2013
It takes a creative mind and a talented eye to turn the architectural and cultural influence of Chicago into an eco-friendly fashion line, but that's exactly what designer Lara Miller does. Not only do her distinctive clothing designs reflect a love of geometrical shapes and a modern aesthetic, but the careful selection of Earth-friendly fabric, commitment to sustainable design, and use of hand looming and knitting show a rare attention to environmental impact that many fashion labels don't…
Feb 24, 2013
You've finally found the perfect pair of shoes to go with that outfit . . . they fit just right, are the right color, and have the flair you are looking for. The only problem? They are made with animal-based materials and are not eco-friendly. Do you compromise your values for fashion, or stick to your convictions and pass up those gotta-have shoes? Now, that's a choice you don't have to make, thanks to Rebecca Mink's fashionable vegan…
Dec 3, 2012
It is possible to have a love of luxury designer handbags and totes, without compromising your eco-conscious, cruelty-free philosophy. Gunas bags are designed and manufactured to be high-fashion enough for celebrities and eco-friendly enough for even the greenest fashionista. And just in case you think luxury bags are only for women, taking a look at Gunas' collection of travel bags, laptop bags and messenger bags for men will change your mind. With a focus on creating completely vegan…
Oct 7, 2012
Eileen Fisher Clothing
Beautiful, simple, sustainable clothing. Back when Eileen Fisher was working as an interior and graphic designer in 1984, one thing became frustratingly clear. The clothes she wanted to wear didn't exist. So, with some ideas in her head and a longing for simple shapes and beautiful fabrics, Eileen set about creating the clothes she wished she could wear. She found an overwhelmingly positive response to the sample styles she created for one show in New York City and soon…
Aug 5, 2012
If you want to be dressed in eco-conscious style from head to toe, you may be interested in Neuaura's stylish cruelty-free fashions for your feet. Whether you love a cute wedge, soft and comfy ballet style slip-on, or a breezy sandal for summer, Neuaura has a shoe that won't compromise your eco-conscious beliefs.
When Arti Upadhyay left her job designing shoes for a small footwear company to start her own shoe design business, the lifelong vegetarian knew the style and…
May 13, 2012
Finding new clothing brands that use eco-friendly materials is easy now that the market for eco-fashions is growing, right? But what about companies that offer eco-friendly, organic clothing, plus make fair trade labor for native artisans a top priority? There may be only one eco-fashion line that does this: Indigenous Designs. A partnership with skilled artisans and the use of high quality organic fibers make this company stand out from the eco-fashion pack. Indigenous was one of just a…
Mar 4, 2012
It's always a great feeling when someone compliments you on a new item of clothing or accessory. Wouldn't it also be great if you could smile, say "thank you," and inform them that your new item also saved 100 square feet of endangered rainforest? If the item in question is a Chipkos sandal, you can do just that and possibly inspire the other person to save another 100 square feet themselves. It's all made possible by Chipkos Footwear, a…
Jan 28, 2012
Edun’s Spring/Summer 2012 Clothing Collection
With the introduction of a bolder ethnic print on many of the pieces in the newest women's line, the Spring/Summer 2012 collection at Edun brings the design of the clothing closer to the fashion line’s core mission: developing trade with Africa. The newest collection, coordinated by the company’s creative director, Sharon Wauchob, and presented on the runway at New York’s Mercedes-Benz Fashion week, is offered for purchase through the Edun website and select stores. It is an eclectic mix…
Jan 12, 2012
Being eco-conscious doesn't mean sacrificing a fabulous sense of style, thanks to the Vegan Queen's line of handbags, totes and clutches that look just as comfortable on the runway as any Fendi or Louis Vuitton. The big difference between The Vegan Queen's line of luxury items and other big-name lines is not the price or the luxe look. It's the utmost care for the quality, eco-friendly materials and sustainability of each item. Finally, those that have long been frustrated…
Nov 28, 2011
Stewart + Brown
Making sustainable, eco-friendly fashion that looks like it just came from the runway is no easy task. But it is the passion of Karen Stewart and Howard Brown, who since 2002 have been using their combined design and graphic art skills to produce clothing collections that are unique, cutting edge and, above all, environmentally ethical. It is their belief that high design can be done using the Earth's resources responsibly and that giving back is just part of doing…
Jul 8, 2011
RIGHT AS RAIN
In case you haven’t heard, RIGHT AS RAIN is a new design label that offers one-of-a-kind, high quality organic silk shirts. These unique shirts highlight the difference between the concept of natural beauty and the man made ideal. The men behind the concept are 31 year-old Italian designer, Francesco Mugnaini, who had worked as a fashion designer in Milan and 41-year-old Sebastian Runde, a Scottish organic farmer. The two met and decided to combine their…
Oct 22, 2010
Nike Considered Eco-Design
If you want top performance matched with an eco-design focus then have a good look at the Nike Considered range of athletic shoes and outerwear.
The Thinking Behind Sustainable Shoes
In the 1990’s Nike developed the Reuse-A-Shoe program where consumers would drop off old athletic shoes and Nike would then grind up the material, mix it with manufacturing scrap and reuse the matter to manufacture new sports surfaces. To current day, they have since recycled more than 21 million pairs of…
Sep 30, 2010
Vintage jewelry evokes images of beautiful and ageless pieces handed down through generations. With this in mind, jewelry designer Mark Edge has crafted a sustainable jewelry line with an eco-vintage theme. His pieces are stunning and stylish and at the same time tread lightly on the Earth. “Vintage jewelry lines have the potential to look old and worn out, but I melded the old and new to create a fresh look,” explains Mark, “being timeless and elegant.”
Jul 27, 2010
With a blend of earth-friendly materials and the rebirth of certain fabrics, Deborah Lindquist takes eco-couture to new heights. The cutting edge style of her clothing encourages the boldest of organic fashion forward consumers to explore the beauty of eco-friendly fashion. Based in Los Angeles, Lindquist launched her company in 2004 and has since made quite a bit of noise in the green clothing community.
Rocker Girl Meets the Gypsy
Lindquist has combined recycled vintage cashmere,…
Jun 3, 2010
Life is Good
Fun loving designs and comfortably relaxed styles make the organic fashions from Life is Good a must-have part of any casual wardrobe. Whether you’re lounging at home, backpacking in the mountains, or enjoying some time on the green, you’ll find an organic tee that will fit the moment perfectly.
Good Karma: Organic Fashion by Life is Good
Made from 100% organic cotton, the Good Karma fashion line offers the fun and comfort expected from Life is…
Jun 1, 2010
When you watch the models strutting down the runway in Linda Loudermilk’s luxury eco-fashions, the very last words that will come to mind are boring, plain, or frumpy. What you will notice is that her breathtaking designs are edgy, stunning, beautiful, and sexy. The greatest thing about her high-end clothing designs is that the pieces are made from eco-friendly materials like bamboo, sea cell, sasawashi, and soya.
Looking Fabulous and Feeling Even Better
When Linda Loudermilk hit…
May 24, 2010
With mesmerizing colors dancing around your neck, tied across your forehead, or draped over your shoulders, GreenSewn provides luxurious fashion accessories with their stylish, eco-friendly wraps and scarves. Recycling vintage saris from India, GreenSewn supports green business practices by transforming the already vibrant material into one-of-a-kind masterpieces – full of color and character.
The GreenSewn Process – At a Glance
Usually measuring 15 feet or longer, the sari is a traditional garment worn by women in India.…
Feb 24, 2010
When most of us walk through a sun-speckled forest or sink our toes into the sandy shore, we’re relaxed and full of peace. For Tiffany Kunz, these activities might be the inspiration for a brand new piece of eco-jewelry, or even a whole collection! In fact, finding geodes as a child had such a lasting effect that it prompted her to create her most recent collection, Concord – a combination of sparkling rough stones set in recycled, hammered metal. …
Dec 7, 2009
Men's Eco-Accessories from Guffly
Many companies and individuals creating eco-friendly accessories focus on women. From high heels to hair clips, it’s not difficult to find great eco-friendly stuff for the girls, but what about the guys? Below, you’ll find 5 whimsical eco-friendly men’s accessories from Guffly that are perfect gifts or ‘just because.’
Shirt off Your Back Recycled Wallet
This cute wallet is made from recycled clothing, and features four card inserts and a money slot. It’s a great idea…
Apr 16, 2009
The Growing Trend of Green Wedding Couture
In a more than 50 billion dollar per year industry, millions of couples take the plunge into matrimonial bliss without even realizing that their walk down the aisle packs a significant environmental punch. Alongside travel plans and decorations, traditional wedding attire greatly impacts the planet. However, a growing trend is on the rise, thanks to eco-conscious couples who choose to embrace conflict-free diamonds, soy inked invitations, and ‘green’ bridal wear.
From dresses fashioned with sustainable fibers to recycled vintage creations,…
Jan 23, 2009
Fashion — meet your Ecoconscience
“Remembering you’re alive is key, health is wealth!” – Stella McCartney
Say goodbye to the traditional concepts of athletic gear, as the Adidas by Stella McCartney Spring/Summer ‘09 collection brings a welcomed sense of style to everyday active pursuits. Appealing to golfers, gymnasts, runners, and tennis pros – McCartney delivers fashionable, lightweight performance fabrics and other sustainable features saturated with a passionate regard for ecological responsibility. The Adidas by Stella McCartney collection does not use leather or fur; and organic…
Dec 2, 2008
On one of John Hardy’s new bamboo-inspired cuffs, a simple set of squares ring the band for all the world to see on the recycled silver, couture bracelet. Inside, however, on the back grill, the jewelry boasts a secret story worn next to the skin:
26 bamboo trees will be planted on the island of Nusa Penida when you buy this sterling silver Bamboo Wide Kick cuff. The text weaves among a scene of Nusa Penida, the Balinese island near…
Nov 2, 2008
An Active Outdoor Company that’s Keen on the Environment
When Portland, Oregon-based Keen Inc. decided to rethink how socks were made, the company figured if there were right shoes and left shoes, then why not a right sock and a left sock.
So Keen set about making socks that fit each foot perfectly – no extra fabric meant no extra bunching. But it wasn’t just about the fit; it was also about crafting more sustainable socks. Keen uses natural, renewable materials like Merino wool and organic cotton…
Nov 1, 2008
No More Dirty Gold: Your “Green” Gold Options
Gold is a timeless luxury that has been valued throughout civilization, but how many consumers know where the gold we wear comes from? Unlike most manufactured products that are at least marked with the country where it was made, it is incredibly difficult to know what path your gold has traveled to end up in a ring or a watch.
Unfortunately, almost all of the gold produced in the world is “dirty gold” – gold that is stripped from…
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