Category archives: Accessories

To Have And To Ware

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London-based designer Emma Ware has intrigued us. As a Wimbledon School of Arts graduate, with a background in fine art, film, and TV, Emma utilizes reclaimed materials by creating them into intricate pieces of artwork. Combining textures for an elegant contrast, she uses hand-sculpted recycled rubber and chains in her accessories. Emma emphasizes susta[...]

Katcha’s Transformations

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Katcha Bilek has always had a passion for transforming things rather than throwing them away. In her 20's she travelled all over Europe and learned several languages, giving a multi-cultural outlook to her art. In 1999 while living and traveling in a converted fire truck, she began making bags that utilized the leather techniques she had learned du[...]

Here Kitty, Kitty…

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Article by Andrea Krystine Once upon a time... there was a Kitty who believed that eco-styled footwear could be beautiful. Footwear designer, Kitty Cooper, gained her fashionable background by earning a first-class degree at Cordwainers' Institute, part of London College of Fashion, and working for a time designing China-made shoes for a numbe[...]

A Union of Compassion and Creativity

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Article by Camilla Doig Lorentzen In 1991, Co-owner and Creative Director, Inder Bedi, was challenged by a mahatma to go vegetarian for thirty days. It was during this time that Inder devised the business plan for an eco/vegan fashion house. First written as a university project in 1995, and eventually launched as MATT & NAT, Inder focused on cutti[...]

Must Have Fall Accessories

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Article by Andrea Krystine For those who like to plan ahead or who are interested in turning a new leaf and embracing green fashion these coming months, we offer some fashionable eco accessories choices for you to keep your eye out for! Sustainable a. Claudia Schulz Luca Hat ($220) Hand blocked hat w/ Mother-of-pearl buttons www.claudiaschultz.c[...]

Samantha loves Ecoist

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Article by Andrea Krystine Unless you are an alien to this planet, you must know that once a product "goes Hollywood", sales skyrocket! Kudos to Ecoist, an awesome handmade bag brand, that is now the latest 'buzz' due to some prime product placement. Refreshing, because it's really about time that some green products get their debuts on the big scre[...]

Bardot Collabs for Eco Bags

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Brigitte Bardot has partnered up with Lancel, a Parisian leather bag company, to create a collection of eco-friendly/green bags made of 100% natural fibers called the Bardot, and Brigitte. This french film icon, and former sex symbol, is an animal rights activist with her own foundation-- Brigitte Bardot Foundation for the Welfare and Protection of Anima[...]

In Lust With a Purse

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Ok.. so I rarely get all infatuated with clothing, accessories, and material things. Who am I kidding?! I am a twenty-something gen-y lady who has been trained since birth to become an ideal consumer. Although I have mended my ways and have consolidated my life to be more green/eco-friendly, the temptation to buy is there at times--especially now tha[...]

Stylishly Slow Scarfs

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Produced in Guatemala, Lento minigauze biodegradable scarfs are organically hand-dyed with items such as leaves, barks, roots and flowers. Each scarf is unique and modestly reflects Lento's [which in spanish means "slow"] dedication to the time and patience they put into their hand-craftsmanship and natural dye systems. Each scarf is one-of-a-kind and uniqu[...]

Modern Nouveau

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27 yr old designer, Lisa Salzer, has a knack for turning old, unwanted jewelry, lost keys, and other bits of the past into magnificent vintage-inspired works of art. Her line-- Lulu Frost-- has become a great success since its conception in 2004, gaining much popularity from her "numbers" necklace in 2006. Lisa's SS10 displays an arrangement of mod-n[...]