Eco-Chic Style

Tuesday, April 01, 2008
By Abbey Khan
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The Clothes

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Stay cool and dry in this 100% organic lightweight jersey cotton dress from Stewart + Brown. The double layered, gathered v-neck bodice is seamed into pleats that unfold throughout the body creating the perfect shape and flow. Gather pleat dress, StewartBrown.com, $136.

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The new Freedom of Choice Earthy Friendly Jean collection is made from hand-picked organic cotton and does not use chemicals in the wash process. It has quickly become a favorite of top celebrities that includes Eva Longoria, Jessica Biel and Nelly Furtado. ShopSpinOut.com, $148.

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Made of bamboo and spandex, this is no ordinary tank top. The long and lean cut and metal trim adds shape and glamour. The Battalion Charlotte top, Nimli.com, $56.

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Keds has teamed up with the non-profit charity, Artists for Humanity, to create eco-friendly sneakers that express concerns about the environmental impact of bottled water consumption. Each shoe is made of 100% Organic uppers, 25% Recycled uppers, 25% Recycled rubber outsole, and water based printing inks. Keds is giving back by donating $1 from each sale to Artists for Humanity. Keds Artists for Humanity Slip On, Keds.com, $50.

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Coining the term Eco-fashion, Under the Canopy uses organic fibers and blends such as organic denim, organic cotton angora and soy to create comfortable and stylish clothing. Madeline organic linen jacket, UnderTheCanopy.com, $158.

The Accessories

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No girl is fully dressed without a little bling! Conscience Collection by Gary Ptak only uses lab-grown stones and recycled metals to make necklaces, rings, earrings, and bracelets. Consciencecollection.com, Rings start at $2,200.

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Tote around in style with this eco-chic bag by designer CC Skye. It’s made of biodegradable canvas with hand-braided leather and 18k gold plated detail. Harper Eco Tote, Available at Kitson, 310.289.4975, $250.

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The Nozizwe Original Hat is not only cool but it gets extra points for using recycled rice bags and recycled silk lining. UpcycleChic.com, $60.

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Even rainy days seem sunny with the Brelli umbrella. It is made from certified bioplastic on a renewable bamboo frame and the patented design has a unique chemical composition that allows it to completely degrade in 1-2 years unlike conventional umbrellas which take hundreds of years to break down. Even better, the energy released during the degrading process can be used to generate electricity. TheBrelli.com, $28-$38.


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