Saturday, December 26, 2015
Idea for that Christmas cash: A Marsala wine color vegan handbag with handles and shoulder strap accented with fringe. It's the perfect bag to add fashion's top pop of color to your wardrobe. Find it now at Windward Trading Company by clicking our store link.
Tuesday, December 22, 2015
What a great way to begin the new year! Choose an eco friendly hat that turns into a scarf. Yes, you can have a hat by tying the cords together and letter the pom-poms hang down or loosen the cord and have an eco friendly cowl scarf. Subtle coloring and soft yarn make it extra special. The yarn is Mohair blended with Merino wool and dyed with natural Indigo and Toyon. Just $40 from Mokosh Yarns.
Tuesday, December 8, 2015
Whether you're looking for some interesting last minute eco fashionable Christmas gifts or need a pair of new eco-friendly gloves for yourself, these classic cable pattern hand knitted pair of soft 100% alpaca are a top choice. You get the warmth of wool and the alpaca yarn is waterproof. These eco gloves for $45 can be paired with a matching eco scarf or eco-friendly hat from the Etsy Shop Alpaca4US.
Sunday, December 6, 2015
Let it snow. Let it snow. You will be toasty in this ultra-warm eco friendly parka made from a special fabric blend of hemp and recycled fibers. This eco parka features a water-repellant shell, faux-fur trim, and ribbed cuffs to help keep the cold out, as well as, functional design details such as an inner multimedia pocket and earphone loop. Available in Heather Charcoal or Light Heather Shale colors. Price $325 from Aritzia.
Wednesday, December 2, 2015
What could be more eco luxurious than a long eco-friendly cashmere sweater that blends effortlessly with sparkling holiday party outfits or just as easily with casual ensembles? Eco-Cashmere is made from the natural white, beige, and brown fibers. that are dyed using only Oeko-Tex®-certified eco-friendly dyes, with fewer chemicals, less water, and less energy.
From start to finish, every step in the manufacturing process takes place in a world-class, eco-conscious production facility. Sweater coat is available from Garnet Hill for $198.
Monday, November 23, 2015
Cheers! Eco-cheers! The hottest color for Winter 2015-16 is Marsala and by association Merlot, Burgundy and most shades that fall under the general range of wine. A fashionable eco-friendly choice for the holidays and beyond is the Urban Tunic from Faeries Dance. Depending upon your local climate, this Urban Tunic really knows no seasonal limitations. Wear it alone on top or layer it over camis, tanks and thermal tops. It's made from sustainable super soft organic cotton fleece with large front pockets and wide cowl neck. Low impact dyed. This eco friendly top is made in Peru and meets all Fair Trade Federation guidelines. Available in S/M/L for $99. Gift wrap can be requested.
Friday, November 20, 2015
Looking to grow your collection of eco friendly sweaters during the Fall/Winter 2015-2016 season? Start here with an artistic tribal pattern extra long sweater that fits beautifully into your seasonal neutrals of black and gray. From its mock neck collar to its raglan sleeves and zip front, this sweater makes your fashion statement for you. Made by Fair Trade Artisans in Peru it is sustainably fashioned from organic cotton and Tencelfabric that has been dyed with low impact dyes. Find it now online at Indigenous.com. Price, $312.
Tuesday, November 3, 2015
Looking for the perfect eco friendly messenger bag to go with the boots that I previously posted? Here it is: A two-tone eco friendly faux leather vegan bag called "Freedom" from Urban Originals! This one has it all, i.e. the new saddle tan cross-body shape 6"H x 7"W is accented with a generous black fringe and oversized black tassels. The tassels are removable and even the adjustable shoulder strap is removable. It's lined in a leopard print. Available from Last Call for an unbelievable $35.
Thursday, October 22, 2015
One, two buckle my shoe...or in this case new boots. Looking for a Vegan boot that really kicks it for Fall 2015 fashion updates? Try these black and brown beauties from Olsenhaus! Nicknamed "Time" they are designed with black and brown materials that take that matchy, matchy problem completely away. They look just as good with an all black head-to-toe outfit as they would with any of your other Fall 2015 fave plaids stripes and retro prints. Now available on sale from Moo Shoes and you can add them to your vegan shoe collection for just $110, regularly $200.
Monday, October 19, 2015
Looking for a comfy yet sophisticated eco cardigan sweater to mix with your fall favorites? This one in eco friendly bamboo jersey features a draped neckline created by twisting the long looped front either once or twice around at the neckline. Wear with your fave falling leaf colors as well as neutrals. Wear it over a simple sleeveless or 3/4 sleeve tee or over a long maxi dress. It easily switches gears from workplace to casual outing. Buy it now for just $47.36 on Tangente .
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Now that Fall 2015 is delivering on its promise of colorful leaves and crisp temperatures it is time to cozy up. And, this unique handknit eco-friendly scarf is a feel good accessory to add to your growing eco wardrobe.
Its soft merino wool and lambs wool reflect the vibrantly rich tones of the season from the newest Marsala [a brownish wine color] to mossy olives. Texture and its bias weave add extra interest. Use it to enliven the neckline of your sweaters, jackets and coats. Available online from Etsy UK shoppe WetheraldAndCross for $67.87.
Friday, September 25, 2015
When the leaves first begin to turn everyone is aware of the tentative nature of time, of seasons and of the need to protect our fragile environment here on earth. Consequently, there is no better time to begin changing your wardrobe into a more eco-conscious closet. While it is easy to start with basic pieces in neutral colors, why not capture that traditional feel of fall in a crisp plaid shirtdress that can be worn loose or belted and with dark tights or with leggings for a more casual look. From the office or classroom to casual time off activities this wine and navy plaid features miles of style and eco-sustainable fabric of 100% cotton. Just $64.00. Available in sizes xs, sm, med, and lg. Just $64 from ThreadSence.
Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Denim has never been more eco chic than it is for Fall 2015 Fashion! This eco friendly denim shirt is the perfect item to help you instantly achieve the mixed light dark denim look that is really the new twist on denim for Fall 2015 with indigo denim trimmed pockets, collar band and back yoke facing. Made from high quality, natural fiber textiles and sustainable eco-friendly fabrics including 45% Organic Cotton / 55% Hemp crosshatch denim, and 33% recycled PET dobby weave fabric. It's all handmade and has a feminine appeal! Available from Simones Rose Boutique on Etsy for $159.
Friday, August 21, 2015
You'll never be pressed for eco style ideas with this brilliantly designed bias cut sundress that can be worn 16 different ways. This sassy summer dress is made from an eco-friendly
machine washable viscose blend of organic bamboo and organic cotton with a bit of spandex for comfort. Wear as a sundress as shown or layer it with a tank or tee. You can also style it as a
top or skirt. Available from Jonano for just $88.00
Friday, July 31, 2015
Oh yeah, these are the ones to boost your eco-chic wardrobe! When you're ready for a jeans alternative, try these eco-friendly Bohemian-inspired wide leg trousers. Made from sustainable 100% rayon voile, they feature an easy silhouette and drawstring waistline that make them pajama comfortable and jet set ready. Available now for $86 from Green Dragon Clothing.
Thursday, July 30, 2015
What's not to love about a classic polo dress with a little extra flair! The easy shape of this eco-friendly silk Armour Vert dress features pristine white trimmed sleeves and a flounced back hemline. It's an eco fashion head-turner to add to your growing collection of eco investment dressing. With just a change of shoes and accessories you can get extra sustainable fashion mileage. It has a French fashion vibe, but it is made in the USA. Available now from Lucky Shops for $215.
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
One of the hottest shoe styles for Summer 2015 is the metal accented sandal. This eco friendly faux leather white sandal with
goldtone metal trim is the perfect pairing for all of your hot all-white fashion styles and everything else in your
closet. The sole is made of durable composite rubber. Sandals are made in Mexico and available from the sustainable fashionable shoe brand Olenhaus for $155.
Thursday, July 9, 2015
Navy and white stripes are a classic for a fashionable eco chic summer. That's why adding this navy and white stripe dress to your growing eco wardrobe is a good investment. Sleeveless dress features two sizes of stripes used to figure flattering advantage. Lined bodice has side inserts of narrow stripes to flatter waistline and skirt has a vertical border of stripes that circle the hemline. Fabric is a sustainable bamboo jersey (95% bamboo and 5% spandex)that is naturally antimicrobial, hypoallergenic, and thermal regulating. Order it now from the Tangente Etsy store.
Friday, June 26, 2015
Sugar and spice and everything nice, including sustainable fashions! Summer breezes signal the need for that special dress that feels like your best friend. This white maxi dress of eco-friendly 100% rayon features beautiful, blue contrast embroidery, ties and tassels for a classic bohemian vibe. Its flowing silhouette is fully lined and accented with thin double straps. Available for just $72 from ThreadSence.com...perfect eco chic!
Thursday, June 25, 2015
If you're just getting into the sustainable green fashion scene, you'll want to choose basics that can let you transition your closet from all that other stuff to eco-friendly fashion choices. Packing one dress for a summer trip? This one. Made of sustainable organic cotton by Fair Trade Artisans in Peru, this classic style is sizzled up with new draping to accent its flattering V-neck and side tie wrap design. Shop for this and other eco-friendly fashions from Indigenous.com for just $92.00.
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Okay,you're into adding more eco chic to your summer wardrobe and need that truly versatile go to item. You would be right in the eco zone with this 100% linen
dress that has an easy vibe in your fave chambray color and of course, the freshest stripe notes. It speaks new, new and traditional at the same time. And it also "speaks" Italian because it is made in Italy! Fnd it on Etsy in Marta Scarampi's shop.$196.10 USD
Summer at its freshest? Eco Fashion Chic says: "Choose white. Choose Linen? Choose a fab femme accent!" This handmade organic linen dress features easy lines and a soft shoulder bow. Dress it up or down with all white accessories or add a navy straw hat and red jewelry for July 4th parties. Dress is available on Etsy from Mooshop based in Latvia. Price $80...for fashion that is not going out of style anytime soon!
Monday, May 25, 2015
Don't you just love an eco fashion basic: that one sustainable fashion item that you wear and wear and get compliments every time? Here's another one!
This fashionable little romper made of eco friendly fabric is like a short sleeve light weight sweat shirt that grew into a romper. Is it perfect? Yes, in
every way. It's cute, functional and works for lounging around on vacation or around the house during your off hours. Somewhere, there's a beach
that this romper needs to take a stroll on. Made from an easy care, eco friendly mock twist knit of 50% cotton and 50% polyester this romper has
personality including a rope belt and a back zipper at neckline. Available online from Alternative Apparel for just $78.
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Summertime and you're looking for cool comfort and nothing provides that with more versatility than a short,sassy summer dress. This one is a retro style 1950s inspired silhouette with a fitted top and pleated skirt. The back has horizontal strappy details. Each dress is made from eco-friendly fabric consisting of 100% recycled hand dyed flour sacks that feature unique typography from the bags. These dresses are Fair Trade fashions made by Global Mamas in Ghana, a non-profit organization which envisions women in Africa to be economically independent. Available online from Liz Alig.
Thursday, April 30, 2015
Okay, so you've been adding new eco fashion to your closet and now it's time to add Summer 2015's most important item: an eco friendly swimsuit. This one by Zero + Maria Cornejo is perfect. It's a one-piece designer swimsuit that provides coverage and sex appeal with a stylish cutout front that has a retro high waist vibe. Suit is made of vida stretch fabric that is 78% recycled polyamide and 22% elastane. Check it out now at Zero + Maria Cornejo.
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
In a summer of multiple fashion trends, there is one sure bet: white! This is a fresh take on an A-line dress made of eco-friendly 100% cotton. The eyelet fabric brings texture into the picture so that even in a crowd of white fashions, this dress is a stand out. What's more practical that being eco-friendly and stylish at the same time. It will be come a go to fashion choice for many of your summer 2015 special moments. Add it to your bag at Svilu.
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Everyone needs that handy tote bag, so If you're in the market for a new one why not consider an eco friendly style? this one is handcrafted from recycled coffee sacks and features an anchor motif [starfish, light houses and others available]. Navy webbed handles and bright navy and white stripe lining add up to many fashionable outings. It costs just $22 and is available from the Etsy shoppe White Apple Designs. See link on right.
Copright 2015 Dot Anderson.
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Copyright 2015 Dot Anderson
Copyright 2015 Dot Anderson
Monday, March 16, 2015
Hello sunshine! Relax into Spring 2015 with the dress that every Eco fashionista needs! It's a 100% cotton neo prep look that can amp up Preppy with a retro madras belt or a rep tie belt. Wear it as shown or over leggings or jeggings for a totally cool look that is a background for a world of accessories. This shirt dress from People Tree [see links on the right] is comfy redefined for Spring 2015 eco fashion. You have to love the 2-tone blue shades to which you can add navy or royal blue shoes and handbag. Ready to switch to eco-friendly fashion? This dress is a timely and classic place to start.
Copyright 2015 Dot Anderson.
Monday, March 9, 2015
Eco linen separates span the seasons and these two from the Anny Schoo store on Etsy are absolutely perfect for the seasons ahead. The hi-lo tunic top has that total look of comfort that you literally feel like living in. The pants have a fabulous textured construction that place them a cut above a pair of plain wide leg pants. Together they are a base for an almost endless variety of accessories. Apart, pair the top with other pants and maxi skirts or wear the pants with a variety of basic eco-friendly tanks and tees. This outfit is handmade to order by Anny in sizes petite to plus. See her store link on the left.
Copyright 2015 Dot Anderson.
Friday, March 6, 2015
Everyone into eco chic fashion needs a basic lightweight sweater that can go virtually anywhere now into Summer 2015. This ecofashion beauty of 100% homespun pima cotton can be layered over a variety of tanks or camis in a range of colors from neutrals to brights. Its chevron pattern contiues to be one of the most stylish fashion statements to make, while the ecru color is timeless and seasonless. Available from the Peruvian Connection.
Friday, February 27, 2015
Ponchos and capes continue to be a top transitional style to take you into Spring 2015. So, if you're seeking a way to make an eco fashion statement, what better way than to add the warmth of a handmade poncho made of soft lambs wool. This fashionable outerwear is accented with a bold posy to signal the arrival of a season of blossoms and blooms. It is an ideal way to add another layer over your favorite handknit sweater or to change the outlook of a basic dress or maxi skirt. Help support the many talented Etsy designers. Shop BlumenKinderSeattle on Etsy for this item listed for $84. See list at right for link.
Saturday, February 21, 2015
Navy is always a classic for Spring but this season Navy will be even bigger and eco-fashion will claim a bigger name for itself in the fashion world. this elegantly draped maxi skirt is a head-turner. It's made of eco friendly 100% organic cotton jersey, beautifully dyed with low impact dyes and stitched byFair Trade Artisans in Peru. Obviously, this eco fashion skirt is a wardrobe staple. Wear it now as shown with a black top and later with white, stripes, pale colors or brights. Sized sm, med, lg and xlg. Available from Indigenous.com.
Thursday, February 12, 2015
Why not purchase a unique designer artisan fashion item for Valentine's day that you can enjoy throughout much of the year. The Etsy Shop Malowanelnem has a wide range of eco-fashion tops and tunics that have a unique, artistic vibe. For instance, this knitted tunic in a beautiful pearl gray features asymmetrical lines with unique rose shaded fiber art flower appliques made of merino wool and silk thread. Add this green eco fashion to your wardrobe for only $128.00.
Friday, February 6, 2015
This jacket by Tangente with deep pockets and cuffed sleeves provides
cozy warmth while evoking a simple, sophisticated style. Its long
collar also ties to become a chic scarf. The thick fleece is made
of recycled polyester and hemp. You can find this jacket by clicking
the brand in my list to the right.
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
I apologize for the lag in blog posts here, but I plan to catch up just in time for 2015 Valentine's Day gifts. For instance, Jonano has the perfect eco-friendly gift, a tee featuring an adorable cherub “love graphic”. Featherweight viscose from bamboo has a soft touch thanks to a machine washable viscose Organic Bamboo Spandex blend, low impact PVC and Phalate free water-based printing. Just $60 in a range of sizes. Find a link to the Jonano online store.