Monday, May 01, 2006

Trendy Eco-Friendly Wears

In regards to the recent celebration of Earth Day, a environmentally conscious Fashionista should be well-informed of eco-friendly clothing and accessories that promote the three R's: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. Wearing eco-conscious clothing doesn't mean you have to munch granola while burning incense. Contemporary lines of organic and recycled clothing and accessories are both trendy and of high quality.

The creative possibilities for items of clothing and accessories are endless when using recycled materials. In addition to the staple materials such as hemp, flax, recycled polyester and organic denim, cotton and wool, other eco-friendly textiles are surfacing including banana fiber, bamboo and the corn-based fabric, Ingeo.

EDUN, a line of clothing created by Bono, is inspired by organic fabrics. As an added bonus, EDUN promotes social consciousness, enabling the developing world to create a self-sustaining and self-sufficient business model.

Terra Plana fashions an entire line of shoes in the interest of sustainable products. The shoes are structrually strong and crafted exceptionally well to provide maximum usage. It doesn't hurt that these shoes are really cute!

Eco-inspired accessories are unique and can be a lot of fun. All types of jewelry, from necklaces to earrings, are made from recycled or natural materials. Many are constructed from sea glass, colorful bottles or recycled aluminum and tin, like this one from Uncommon Goods. Handbags and totes of all shapes and sizes are trendy and colorful, and boast to the world your eco-consious lifestyle. This large tote from Ecoist is perfect for a beach bag. Recycled and organic materials are also present in many home furnishings and accessories as well. Eco-Artware has a wide range of goods, like this 100% recycled paper, handmade vase.

It truly is easy and fashionable to help save our earth!