What’s hot in Fashion— Eco-Friendly and Fair Trade
Society is beginning to pay more attention to the preservation of our environment, this includes fashion! Sustainability, Fair Trade, and Eco-Friendly are trending mantra’s for new brands—go green in style!
Eco-activewear brand Cozy Orange’s mantra says it all, “Live Balanced, Live Eco, and Live Cozy.” Sustainability and efforts to preserve the earth is the foundation for the philosophy, products, and packaging. Cozy Orange proudly produces some of the most durable fabrics, in fact, the company created Revive Eco-Lux, the most advanced recycled polyester in the world! This fabric offers superior support, anti-sheer coverage, and pilling resistance – all made from recycled plastic bottles!
Cozy Orange’s summer collection (priced under $65) will help you get that bikini body in time for summer, while allowing you to be dressed in style and comfort. Contribute to environment by looking hot in your new gym outfit? Love it!
FIGI Jeans, an American-made denim brand inspired by contemporary art, creates their tee shirts using Cleaner Cotton. Cleaner Cotton is responsibly grown fiber produced by cotton farmers who are enrolled in the Sustainable Cotton Project, all grown without using the 13 most toxic chemicals found in conventional cotton. Their stylish designs featured in the current collection are inspired by artist John Rossi.
All teeshirts are available for purchase online at the FIGI Jeans website: http://www.figijeans.com. All items retail from $75 – $375.00.
Jambu Footwear is an outdoor inspired family footwear brand and wholly owned subsidiary of Vida Shoes International, Inc., New York. Jambu shoes and boots fuse creative comfort designs and color with the latest in footwear technology, with their outsoles being made with partially recycled and re-usable compressed rubber. Jambu Footwear has has planted over 77,900 trees through their partnership with American Forests, with the goal of aiding in the preservation and restoration of forests devastated by wildfires.
Jambu’s Fall/Winter2015 collection features new Eco-Designs with a “Farm to Fall” feel, keeping environmental preservation and sustainability on consumers minds, as well as on their feet.
Flex Traction™ boots with retractable spike tech to conquer snow and ice (Style: Flex Climber).
Other styles include: Oxford + Mary Jane Hybrid (Style: Sorbet) & Clogs with hues of multi-floral retro patterns and neutrals with sporty color piping & hidden Hyper Grip ™ (Styles: Miro, Dali and Frida). Check out their website for more information Jambu.com!
As a founding member of the WFTO – the World Fair Trade Organization, and one of the world’s oldest and largest fair trade organisations, Ten Thousand Villages has spent more than 60 years cultivating long-term buying relationships that directly benefit under- or unemployed artisans who seek to improve their livelihood. These artisans receive a fair price for their handcrafted work, while consumers are given access to unique gifts, accessories and home decor from around the world.
Ten Thousand Villages has all new stylish accessories to bring a splash of colors and patterns to your summertime look. And by purchasing one of these cute bracelets, hats, scarves, and more, you are helping someone in need. It’s a win-win situation!
Get nostalgic with a brightly colored, handcrafted friendship bracelet. Metal, toggle-style clasp makes for easy closure, and a decorative sun charm adds that perfect finishing touch to this fun and youthful accessory. Handmade in India.
A floppy sun hat is fun for when it’s bright outside. This hat from Bagdha Enterprises is woven from recycled saris which are spun into twine and find new life in hat-form. Handmade in Bangladesh.
Black and white beads strung in a geometric design create a clean, tribal look. A statement piece that’s lightweight and easy to wear with any outfit, this necklace from Tara Projects is a unique and timeless accessory. Handmade in India.
A simple wooden teardrop is decorated with colored thread wound around again and again. Looking almost like a spool, these earrings are a great gift for costume designers, or anyone who enjoys creating art and expresses it through a fun wardrobe. Handmade in India.
Stripes of blue cotton are bright and breezy, this large tote bag is perfect for lawn concerts or picnics. Artisan group MESH is a nonprofit organization that works with people with disabilities. The group’s name stands for “Maximizing Employment to Serve the Handicapped.” Handmade in India.