Mmmmmm....this pic of Haven by Hotel Collection's organic sheets makes me wanna get my nap on.
Okay, I love a big, boho bag as much as the next girl, but sometimes, particularly when the sun is shining and I'm wearing a brand spankin' new dress, I kinda want to rock a bag that's a little more ladylike. A bag in which my cell phone and keys and Burt's Bees lip balm can really get to know each other, up close and personal. Know what I'm talking about? No? Didn't you read the title of the post?
Geez. I'm talkin' clutches. Here are a few of my new faves for Spring--made with recycled materials, vintage fabric, vegan leather, the works.
Above, Polka Dot Clutch on Etsy.
Above, Audrey Bubble Clutch available at BTC Elements.
Helen E Riegle 'Iris' Bag available at Greenloop.
Available at Modify.
So, at this point everyone is probably very aware of my love of all things dual-purpose. Show me something that fills a nifty two-for-one purpose, and I'm bound to show you the love. The super cute cork table lamp above is no exception. Made from sustainable cork, the lamp is a perfect way to display photos in a living room, love notes on a bedside table, or any number of to-do lists in a desk. Plus, it's straightforward shape and natural palate will fit in with just about any decor! Eco-Friendly Cork Lamp, available at Shades of Light for $145.
Wanna walk on the wild side with animal print shoes that don't contain actual animal parts? Bourgeois Boheme to the rescue with their just-launched line of vegan shoes! I need both of the pairs in this post in my closet pronto. J'adore la vie bohème!
(But I don't speak French, so merci beaucoup and au revoir if that doesn't makes sense.)
Posted by Style Saves the World at Monday, March 24, 2008
Did you know that a 2006 study by the United Nations found that raising animals for food generates more greenhouse gas emissions than all the cars and trucks of the world combined? So be like Paul (and me!) and veg out this weekend.
My fashion manifesto! I want to wear clothes that are:
1. Hip without being overtly trendy. (A faint but discernible line exists between the two, no?)
2. Flattering without being constricting.
3. Made by up-and-coming, eco-chic designers.
4. Modern...but not so serious they lose their easy-peasy appeal (a technical fashion term).
Popomomo checks off in all 4 areas detailed above! Designer Lizz Wasserman makes cool, architectural clothes that still manage to exude that all-important "Oh, this? Just threw it on" vibe. Plus, the line is made with organic or sustainable fabrics, sustainable vegetable dyes and washes, and is produced ethically in downtown LA!
I know what you're thinking. Ethical? LA? Who knew they could appear in the same sentence!
(Or do I?)
Pretty cute pic, dontcha think? Spot On Square has a small line of modern, eco-friendly tot furniture made with bamboo and non-toxic paints. Bonus: they also sell the sweet bamboo animal artwork seen in the above image! What's not to love?
Spring is just around the corner and I'm itching to revamp my bedroom with a fresh and sunny vibe befitting warmer weather. You feeling that too?
Here's a pop quiz: Wanna buy two new duvet covers for the price of one? Can't decide whether you'd rather sleep below floral or geometric bedding? Wanna rest your head on organic linens? If the answer is yes to any or all of these questions, it's time for you to check out the newly launched Plover Organic bedding line. Not only are the duvet covers 100% organic and reversible (hence, 2-for-1), they're also available in an array of super cute prints (think Dwell meets Shabby Chic)! Duvets available at VivaTerra for $249.
Wanna read about some of the top green fashion designers? Or find out where to get this super cute, reversible (!) Sworn Virgins tunic? Check out my latest post over at Style Hive!
Did you know a recent TripAdvisor survey found that 26% of respondents will be making eco-conscious travel decisions in 2008? Wanna know what you can do to travel green? Check out my StyleHive post on green travel for tips and a slideshow of eco resorts (like Morgan's Rock Hacienda & Ecolodge in Nicaragua, above, and the Lapa Rios Rainforest Ecolodge in Costa Rica, below)!
- black sheep heap's plastic blows bag (above) made with organic cotton.
- a little hut's limited edition hand-cut paper illustrations (below) also made with paper that comes from a hydroelectric mill.
- rifferaffe wrapping paper (below) made from 100% recycled paper made in a mill that runs on hydroelectric power.
I don't know about you, but when I think about umbrellas my mind immediately turns to those super dinky ones sold at corner markets. You know, the kind you buy and three days later find yourself stuffing, mid-downpour, into a trash can because it has turned inside-out or won't open or one of the pieces has snapped. Mostly when that happens I think, "Poor me!" (OK, yeah, and a whole string of words I won't share here on this family-friendly site.) But now I'm starting to realize the real loser in that situation is the planet. Just think of all those broken umbrellas filling up landfills! And who knows how much energy it took to make them in the first place--only to have them used once, twice, three times if your lucky (and not battling city wind tunnels).
Imagine my delight when I noticed the Brelli umbrella on Inhabitat! Not only is its design super chic and parasol-like, it's 100% biodegradable, made from sustainable bamboo, and supposedly super durable! Bring it on, April showers. Brelli, on sale March 18, available here for $28.
I meant to post about Noon Solar bags ages ago, and was only reminded of them recently when my cell ran out of juice mid-call and I was nowhere near an outlet, let alone my phone charger (sorry, JWV!). The truth is, I love the design of Noon Solar bags so much I'd buy one even if it didn't have a solar panel...but the idea of charging an iPod or cell phone any time I please is definitely sweet icing on the cake!
Wouldn't this be the perfect travel bag for those international trips when you don't feel like lugging an outlet converter?
Stella McCartney has teamed up with LeSportsac to make a line of 100% recycled eco polyester luggage and handbags for stylin' globetrotters! Whuddya think?
How cute is this organic pup tee from Muttropolis? Our doggers aren't really the tee-wearing types (as you'll see below, they much prefer lounging around in the their bday suits), but if they were I'd be all over this. For 10 more ways to green your furry BFF, check out my post at StyleHive!
How sweet are these Pop Ink Decor-a-Boards? Made with recycled wood scraps and unused portions of lumbered trees, they look like pages from a kid's picture book circa the 1960s. Not into the cutesy woodland creatures? Go for the Little Red Samurai and her dripping-blood sword. Or, at $28, buy both!
Omg, there are so many Pancake and Franks cards I love, I hardly know where to begin. I guess I should start by confessing that I love--and I mean, LOVE in a big, bold, italicized way--letterpress stationary. So, yeah, when I found out Pancake and Franks not only has a scrumptious name, but they make their quirky and delightful letterpress designs on 100% recycled paper, I sprinted on over here to tell you about them.
I couldn't possibly pick just one design to share, so buckle your seat belts for a whole slew of samples below. And, don't worry, they're not all pretty animals. For all of you who have been searching for the perfect macaroni, tea bag, or house with chaparro card, boy are you going to be excited about what you see below.