Five Finds: October 28, 2009

1.  Ninfea Lace Bra and Panty by Love Nature – $30/$16 Everything women have been looking for in a bra in a healthy, chemical free alternative.  Comes packaged in a reusable drawstring gift bag embroidered with a flower heart and the Love Nature logo.  100% Organic Cotton with cotton voile lace and partial elastic straps. ICEA certified. 2.  Gold Multi-Chained Bracelet by Ornamental Things – $128 Made with chains and clasp that are recycled from old and vintage jewelry. 7 and 3/4 inches. 3.  Serpent by Beyond Skin – $260 This stunning lace-up is perfect for work or play! Handmade…

Bottled Up Designs

They say you can tell everything about a man by looking at his shoes. I say you can tell everything about a woman by looking at her jewelry. What a woman uses to adorn herself, even while in her plainest of clothing tells everything about her relationship with money, society, her self image, and her priorities. Bottled Up Designs makes jewelry for women who value quality, personal expression and innovation. Made by reclaim artist Laura Bergman, each piece is hand-crafted from vintage glass and porcelain which she lovingly collects from bottle…

Hyde Yoga Wear

Hyde isn’t a flashy company.  They make functional, well-constructed yoga clothing out of organic cotton.  They have a simple, zen-like online store.  They don’t make haute couture.  But what they do, they do well. Hyde makes the kind of yoga wear can make you feel like you belong on the cover of Yoga Magazine even if you are just a beginner.  Unlike some of the yoga clothing on the market, Hyde is designed by a yoga practitioner who understands that you don’t want your top to ride up during your downward dog, and that…

Five Finds: October 16, 2009

1.  Sol Tunic Dress by Jonano -$108 Created by hand in a cooperative of over 800 artisans, Imported. Hand Wash Colorgrown Organic Cotton.  The star of this babydoll style dress is certainly the hand tied colorgrown lace trim that accents the vee bodice and hemline. This renaissance crochet technique is so rare that we travelled to Brazil to find artisans who still practice this craft. Hits at the knee and is great layered over jeans. 2.  Asymetrical Zip Cardigan by Indigenous Designs – $145 Warm chili colored organic cotton/merion wool blend sweater with sleek European styling…

3 Clothing Co. – Do Good, Look Good

Josie Wilder and his friends could have done anything after leaving the Marines.  But what they decided to do is take their artistic talent and put it to good use for themselves, and the planet.  3 Clothing Co. is a small but mighty company that creates artistic, ethical, organic shirts and clothing for men and women. Even though October 15 sees the launch of several new products on the retail site, Wilder gave me a few minutes of his time to talk about the company and their plans for the future. 1.…

Eco Chic Weekly: October 11, 2009

Green Girls Global wants to know:  “How Green is YOUR Wardrobe?” Vivienne Westwood adDRESSES climate change.  See it on Ecco*Eco. Sexay Sexay!  Intimates Go Eco!  Read  all about it on Eco Fashion World. Find out how to get a dramatic fall look with ethical cosmetics on Eco-Chick. Eco Diva tells you how to keep your fashionable (and ethical) feet warm and cozy this season. Designer John Patrick tells Ecouterre What the Biggest Challenge Facing Sustainable Fashion Today really is. Ethical Style “weighs in” on the Ralph Lauren Photoshop scandal. Gorgeous old school glam goes eco on Feelgood Style. What’s in Alicia Silverstone’s cosmetics bag?  The Girlie Girl…

Edelbio: Pure and Simple Skincare

I have tried so many skincare products it isn’t even funny.  (I’m amazed my skin is in as good condition as it is with all the experimenting I’ve done on it.)  But at 35, I’ve finally started getting serious about my face.  While I’m no supermodel, I do want to look my best for as long as I can.  That means I can no longer afford to go to sleep with makeup on, wash with whatever happens to be lying around, and moisturize with drugstore lotion. The problem I have…

Think Pink at Tarte

During October Tarte is donating 10% of the proceeds of their Think Pink Collection to the Young Survival Coalition.  These thirteen products includes the popular multiplEYE natural lash enhancer and the enbrightenmint BriteSmile whitener and lip gloss duo. Go ahead, ladies.  Get pretty in pink and help out an amazing organization while you’re at…

Flora & Fauna

Flora & Fauna is a ready to wear line by designer Pauline Siu based in Vancouver. Taking inspiration from the lush nature world around her, Siu designs clothing that is captures the beauty, charm and delicacy of plants and animals.  The line features clean lines, rich colors and a pan-seasonal style that makes them both conscious and easy to integrate into your existing wardrobe. In addition to using eco-friendly materials and business practices, Flora & Fauna also supports animal welfare and nature conservation organizations.  For the FW09 season, they are giving $2 from…