Five Finds: August 11, 2010

Factory Pant by Bahar Shahpar – $214 Rock your summer in these great linen pants. The oversized coconut button allows for wearing the pants rouched up on the side or you can go classic and leave the tab unbuttoned and the button is still visible.  Available in charcoal grey. 100% Linen, pockets lined with 100% Organic Cotton. Made in NY, USA of imported fabric. Mali Amaryllis top by Ideo – $54 Summer top with beaded straps crossed on back. Banded waist for a blousy effect. 100% organic jersey cotton. Beads embroidered around neck and…

Big Sale! 50% Off Ethical Jewelry at Jaszy’s!

Last month I featured the ethical line of jewelry created by Jaszy McAllister in a blog post.  This month I am thrilled to welcome Jaszy as my newest sponsor–and to promote her fantastic clearance sale! If you’ve been waiting to add a piece of ethical jewelry to your personal collection, now is the time.  Check out her commitment to environmentally friendly practices: Jaszy Fair Trade Promise Jaszy designs jewelry with conscience. All Jaszy’s Jewelry vendors must submit to detailed questions about their business practices and each must work within the strict confines of Fair Trade…

Eco Chic Weekly- August 29, 2009

Learn how to make ethical fashion choices and upcycle your existing wardrobe this week on Green Girls Global. Check out the Eco Fashion World interview with Maroussia Rebecq, founder of the Andrea Crews Collective. Eco-Chick has rounded up some Eco Fashion News from around the web! The Eco Diva goes local with Etsy.com! Learn about Bangladesh Garment Factories Going Fair Trade at Ethical Style! Check out Curatorial’s Limited Edition Collection featured on Feelgood Style. Green Grechen discusses the impacts of milk silk. Want to see some of the best organic fashion on sale today?  Green Lashes and Fashion has a round up! 8 Ways to Get the…

Weekly Five!

1.  Blue Canoe Bamboo Wrap Dress ($98) Fresh and lovely…and easy to wear!  This bamboo/organic cotton blend wrap dress is a perfect chameleon piece for the summer.  Wear it with a statement necklace and strappy sandals for an afternoon affair; or pull your hair into a ponytail and cruise around town in casual elegance. 2.  Tony Pomeroy “Orchid” Gold Earrings (*inquire) Tony Pomeroy creates beautiful jewelry out of reclaimed gold.  These environmentally sound Orchid earrings are chic, sexy and luxurious. 3.  Form & Fauna Reunited Creme Grass Flat Sweet, fresh, and adorable–it’s so hard to find sustainable shoes this…

Clothes On The Line

In 2004, Julie Acevedo-Lopez traveled to Guatemala on her honeymoon and had a life-changing experience.  While exploring the lush landscape and visiting the small villages in this Central American country, she had the chance to meet and talk to some of the indigenous people who create beautifully crafted clothing and accessories. Initially, these people were selling their wares to European tourists.  When Acevedo-Lopez visited, however, they approached to to see if she would be able to act as a liaison to help them sell in the U.S.  Even though she works…