Just in time for Earth Day, H&M is putting out a collection of eco-friendly sustainable evening wear called the Conscious Collection. Made from hemp, organic cotton and recycled polyester, the capsule collection has already been spotted on celebs like Michelle Williams and Amanda Seyfreid, and consists of wearable — but fancy! — dresses and short suits. Check ‘em out and get ready for the inevitable fight over these gorgeous items.
Even though geek-chic has been a colossal trend the past few years, we’re completely over thick plastic frames. We’re moving on to hipper wood frames by Sire’s Crown, which uses eco-friendly woods and plastics to make their eyeglasses and sunglasses.
It’s simple logic that eyeglasses should enhance, not detract, from your features, especially since you wear them all day, everyday. And Sire’s Crown has a frame to fit every face and lifestyle. We’re quite smitten with the Moorea frames, which are available in nine different woods and remind us of glasses Hyde would have worn on “That ’70s Show.” The Dylan Thomas frames are also available in a variety of woods and were inspired by the Welsh poet. These frames have a classic wayfarer vibe, so they’ll look chic on many faces. Sire’s Crown also produces glasses with eco-friendly plastic fronts for those that enjoy a bit of mixed media. Keep reading »
UN Goodwill Ambassador, mom, and model Gisele Bunchen is now also a cartoon environmental crime fighter. She is the star of a new web series for AOL Kids called “Gisele & The Green Team.” In it, she basically plays a girl version of Captain Planet, guiding the teens she works with at a clothing store to stop eco-disasters. Keep reading »
If we want our cars to be eco-friendly, why shouldn’t we be able to get our engines revving with some green sex toys? That’s what Justine Roddick, owner of NYC erotica shop Coco de Mer, was wondering as she opened the first eco-friendly store. “Pretty much everything is fair trade. These are all made in the fair-trade community. The tassels on those pasties and the silk blindfolds are all embroidered by a project in India. These feather ticklers are made in Bali of reclaimed wood and c**k feathers. Spanking paddles are made from fair-trade sustainable wood,” says Roddick. Good news! Sustainable wood paddles and biodegradable vibrators just feel better … right? [Vanity Fair] Keep reading »
OK, so I know my taste is a little, er, eclectic, but I love these crazy suitcase chairs by Katie Thompson. Working with recycled materials — or, as she calls it, “junk” — the South African designer has created a wacky series of modern-meets-vintage pieces. The white Samsonite piece you see here is made out of found luggage, white linen, and whitewashed timber. She’s also got a desk lamp made out of a Remington typewriter and a clock made out of a scale. Environmentally friendly and chic. Now that’s a steal. [Apartment Therapy] Keep reading »
As of today, there’s no excuse for wearing those holey, chewed-up underoos we all own. Not only are they not cute, they are slowly and silently killing the planet. (Well, kinda.) Pact, a brand new line of eco-friendly underthings by famed industrial designer Yves Behar, is upping the, er, (p)ante on Victoria and her secrets. Not only do 10 percent of Pact’s sales support three different nonprofits—826 National, ForestEthics and Oceana—but the company has taken major pains to ensure that the process of producing their underwear is a green one. All of the designs are made in Turkey — 100 miles from where the cotton is grown and cultivated — which eliminates unnecessary shipping waste. To lessen the environmental impact even more, Behar et al use reusable cloth packaging and compost-able shipping bags. For the ladyfolk out there, the underwear comes in thong, bikini and boyshort styles—and you can opt for or against patterns. [Pact]
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We love it when girls steal their boyfriends’ clothes (or shop in the men’s department), because there’s something subtly sexy about taking masculine clothes and putting them on a woman. This cozy organic cotton V-neck achieves that look with its screen-printed nod to a bow-tie that’s come undone. And you can feel good about buying one — a portion of the sales from Quiksilver’s eco-friendly apparel goes to E.P.I.C., an organization that helps bring clean water to villages in Tanzania.
We’re giving away five small Quiksilver Eco-Friendly V-Neck Tees, but you have to work if you want a shirt. The five best commenters for this coming week — from today, Friday, Nov. 21 through Thursday, Nov. 27 — will be awarded with one. So, be as clever, smart, and original as you can! Click HERE to read the official rules. Keep reading »
Ninety-percent of the reason I want to own a house someday is so I can wallpaper every room in a different pattern. WalnutWallpaper.com sells wallpaper that is made from non-toxic materials such as water-based ink and untreated papers (no chemical waterproofing of any kind), not to mention wallpaper with some of the coolest and hard to find patterns I have ever seen. Designers include Allegra Hicks, Geoff McFetridge, and Neisha Crosland. After the jump are squares of a few of my faves. [WalnutWallpaper.com via EcoSalon.com] Keep reading »