Terra Trendz Sea Glass Jewelry – and Discount Code!

Sea Glass brings back wonderful childhood memories for me.  I grew up near the ocean in northern California and we spent a lot of time at the beach where I would collect all kinds of treasures including pieces of smooth, gem-like sea glass which I would horde like a little pirate.  Over the years I’ve lost all the sweet souvenirs I collected as a child, but not my love of the colorful pieces of glass that get washed up on the shore after being massaged into shape by the…

Ecouterre

Check out the latest addition to the blogosphere–Ecouterre.com: Despite the fact that most fashionistas are loath to talk about the environment, and most environmentalists are loath to talk about fashion, the environmental ramifications of clothing design impact each and every one of us on a daily basis. The cotton industry releases roughly 16 percent of global pesticides—more than any other agricultural crop—each year. The World Health Organization estimates that at least 3 million people are poisoned by pesticides every year, resulting in 220,000 deaths worldwide annually. “I got tired of having…

Fall/Winter 2009 – Eco Fashion Review

As NYFW draws to a close, I’ve been reflecting on just how huge the fashion industry is.  There are literally hundreds of designers creating thousands of new pieces each year.  A small percentage of those are ‘green’ designers, but they are absolutely making a dent in the industry by demanding the highest standards of fabrics, construction and manufacturing–growing their lines with grassroots marketing. I’d like to show off the Fall/Winter 2009 lines of some of my favorite green designers.  These collections may seem to have very little in common when…

M641: Fall 2009 Preview and Interview

Last year I introduced you to a brand new label called M641. Woman-owned, ethical and conscious, M641 has garnered a loyal following among women who demand more from their wardrobe than just a stylish outfit or two. The co-owners and designers Ina and Subu have graciously given me a preview of their Fall/Winter 2009 line and spent some time answering a few questions about their budding young company: 1.  Describe your style aesthetic using three words. City. Polished.  Free. 2.  Where do you draw your inspiration for your designs? Love, motherhood, friendship, commitment,…

Five Finds: July 28, 2009

1.  BoBelle’s Artemis Eel Skin Clutch Bag in Mustard Yellow Carefully designed and hand crafted under fair trade conditions, this clutch is made from eel skin, a by-product of the South Korean food industry.  Eel skin is buttery soft and lasts for decades.  $139 2. Lara Miller Donna Multi Dress in Cobalt Lara Miller is known for creating pieces that can be worn multiple ways.  You can tie the straps around your waist, wrap them around the dress, or wrap and tie them around your neck to create a halter dress.  A truly versatile…

Rosel

  Twitter is awesome.  I’ve met so many cool people using that service.  Who would have thought that 140 characters at a time could be so powerful? This month I was able to make the acquaintance of designer Juliane Camposano.  Her new line is Rosel and is currently based out of New York.  She graciously agreed to let me interview her about her line and the inspiration behind it: Thanks for agreeing to let me feature you and your line on Fashion, Evolved.  I really like the style of your designs and I think…

Weekly Five: June 9, 2009

I’m starting a new feature where I post about five products that have caught my eye this week.  I’m always on the lookout for something new and exciting, so drop me a line at the_q (at) inbox (dot) com if you have any suggestions! 1.  EyeQuatic by Tarte This amazing set of summer cosmetics by Tarte includes a funky mod headscarf, waterproof mascara, and 3 mermaid-inspired lock & roll creaseless cream & powder shadow duos in turquoise, citrine, and tanzanite.   The best part?  The whole thing is only $35! 2.  Mophop High Walnut Infinity…

10 Reasons to Choose Eco Fashion

Photo by Ferran Jorda I spend a lot of time reading and writing about eco fashion and beauty; and I’m absolutely convinced of the value of going green when it comes to personal style.  But at least once a week someone asks me what the “point” of eco fashion is.  So I’ve come up with a list of ten reasons why eco fashion is an infinitely better choice over traditional clothing, shoes, accessories and cosmetics.  Ready?  Ok! 1.  Planet Earth is a Nice Place to Live. Here’s the thing:  there is no other…

Under the Canopy Sale!

Looking for some basic organic cotton pieces at awesome prices?  Check out the Under the Canopy site where you’ll find tees, tops, yoga pants, hoodies and lounge wear ranging from $13.99-$25.99.  Lots of sizes and colors available,…

Mountains of the Moon

Eco Chic is a fairly new movement in the big world of fashion.  While it is true that an industry-wide greening is underway, it certainly is taking its sweet time.  Yet, there are some pioneers that have been paving the way for the evolution of fashion for years.  To wit: Melissa Baswell. Baswell has been creating eco-conscious clothing for almost ten years, originally making them by hand herself and selling them in local boutiques at at festivals. She established her company Mountains of the Moon with $200 and a vision– learning how…