Sunday, December 18, 2016

Cozy Up With An Eco-Friendly Nordic Style Alpaca Tunic Sweater

What's not to love about a traditional Nordic motif tunic sweater? Especially when it is made of eco-friendly alpaca. Going green is easy! Knit of tweeded alpaca yarns, this sweater is 30 in. in length and exceptionally soft and snuggly, with drop shoulders, ribbed trim and pockets. Whether you're skiing, skating or just hiking a trail and lounging by a fire, you'll have the look and feel of a relaxed holiday. Available for $199 from the Peruvian Connection. Wear it with leggings or maxi skirts. Denim or glen plaid and district checks. It suits the ski lodge, cabin or country manor casual lifestyle!. Sizes xs to xl.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Eco-Chic For the Holidays? A Dress That Is Both Red and Green

Need the perfect eco-friendly LRD [little red dress]? Look no more. This flirty, eco-chic, knee length dress is both red and green. It is made from a ponte knit featuring a unique blend of organic cotton and wood pulp resulting in a cotton/modal/spandex fabric that is comfortable, flattering and easy-care. Add a jacket or cardigan and it goes to work by concealing the keyhole cut-out in back that takes it out to dinner right after work. Made in USA. Just $158 from Amour Vert.

Friday, November 25, 2016

Eco Chic Velvet Fashion for the Holidays

Time to get Holiday Ready and this eco friendly dress by Reclaimed Vintage is the one! Designed in a mid-weight soft velvet this mini dress features cut-out "cold-shoulder" styling and oversized bows. Easy to wear shift styling is perfect for the holidays [who wants a tight waistline this time of year]. If you're not ready to jump on the new mini trend, why not layer it over lacy leggings? Find it online at Asos for only $67.65. Shop eco-friendly and sustainable and get some of the hottest fashion looks of the season. This company also features Tall and Petite sizes in other styles.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Eco Fashion Gifted: 100% Cotton Tee Tops Under the Tree

Looking for new layering pieces for your eco wardrobe or an eco gift for a friend? This long sleeve 100% cotton eco-knit pullover tee top by Free People has extra fashion sizzle. It features long raglan sleeves, oversized cowl neckline and a high-low hemline. Plus, it has an incredible softness that makes it cozy. Find it now online at Zappos for just $68. Available in Terracotta [shown] and Charcoal.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Eco Chic Says Pour On The Wine With Your Fall/Winter 2016 Fashions

Every season brings forth a new twist on a basic design and for eco-fashionistas this modal/spandex long sleeve tee shirt is just that kind of wardrobe staple! Its front tie waist is a perfect partner for retro high waist jeans. Its also a great way to bring the color of the season with a top that adds a little vibrancy to all of your wardrobe neutrals such as camel, black and gray. Find it online by shopping Amour Vert.Price is just $68 for a top you'll love.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Eco Fashion Chic Tip: Go Long, Go Sleeveless and Go Green for Your Next Coat

Sleeveless coats are IN and they work for fall/winter 2016-2017 they work for many occasions even in areas with very cold weather. This eco-friendly black 100% cashmere sleeveless maxi coat positively exudes international sophistication, yet it is one more green eco item that you can add to your wardrobe. It's wide collar and cascading asymmetrical cut add to the glamour. It can be worn with casual pants and skirts as well as elegant evening wear. You'll find it online from EUGFashion an Etsy store for only $119.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Eco Chic: A Sophisticated Eco-Friendly Black Tunic Named Tessa

So you're going green and need that perfect weekend tunic; here it is. Simple. Sophisticated and surprisingly affordable. Visit Elegant Tees online and for only $46, this wardrobe solution is yours. Featuring long sleeves and a slight flare to its lines, this Tessa tee is made of 95% cotton and 5% spandex. And, made in Nepal with the purpose of providing meaningful employment and creating a brighter future for women rescued from sex trafficking.

Monday, October 24, 2016

The Little Black Dress Goes Eco Chic and Fair Trade for Fall 2016

Cocktails anyone? Everything about this Little Black Dress says eco chic! The Kai Dress is made of eco-friendly organic Lenzing modal-spandex this LBD is the hot, new midi length featuring an eye-catching twisted back feature and front scoop neckline. Dress it up or down with classic or statement jewelry, wraps and velvet jackets. Moreover, it is made with Fair Trade Practices and the price is only $60. Available online from Ash and Rose.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Eco Fashion Chic Suggests Eco Cashmere

For now or as a holiday gift suggestion, what could be cozier than an eco cashmere with a flutter of silk lace at the hem. It's both feminine and sporty. Note the raglan sleeves and ribbed trim. Eco-Cashmere is made from the natural white, beige, and brown fibers. Undyed and unbleached, they are processed with even less water and zero chemicals. From start to finish, every step in the manufacturing process takes place under the glass roof of a world-class, eco-conscious production facility. Available in several beautiful colors from Garnet Hill for $178.

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Fair Trade Fair Isle Knit Goes to New Lengths for Fall/Winter 2016 Fashion

Thinking about eco knits for a cosy Fall and Winter 2016? Well, this long eco-friendly knit sweater tunic is the choice that can work for you 9 to 5 and do double time on the weekends. Fair Isle patterns have long been popular for cold weather crew neck sweaters and short cardigans. Here it goes to new lengths and uses the pattern all over rather than as and accent to a solid color knit. The design has sophisticated lines and two streamlined pockets. Wear it with statement jewelry and tailored pencil skirts and pants for a great career look. For casual days, simply pair it with jeans and a tee shirt.
The cost is £69.00 [about $89 US] from the online shop Monsoon that has a sound history in Fair Trade, green and ethical standards for all of its clothing and accessories.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Out of Africa: Eco Friendly Wool Pants for Fall and Winter 2016

Need a new basic eco fashion idea for Fall 2016? These eco-friendly, stylish wide-leg pants create a unique and sophisticated look to pair with solid color neutrals for career and maybe a wild print bohemian top on the weekend. They are made out of wool in Africa's only carbon neutral, fair trade factory located on a game preserve in Kenya, and exists to conserve the natural environment and reduce deforestation while empowering impoverished women in Kenya. Sizes XS,S,M,L. Price $146. Available online from Raven and Lily.

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Eco Fashion Chic: Fall Festival Ready Fringed Knit

This is eco fashion chic for Fall 2016. Shades of brown have cropped up on runways for fall and this heather brown eco knit sweater dress [55% ramie 45% cotton]is a perfect way to capitalize on comfort and stylish fringe. Some say the devil is in the details, but in this dress the details are angelic. Dress features a round ribbed neckline, long sleeves and fringed trim. Buy it online at Threadsence now on sale for just $46.00.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Add Layers of Eco Chic to Your Fall 2016 Wardrobe; Start With a 100% Cotton Tunic

Fall is right around the corner and it is time to start adding to your collection of three-quarter and long sleeve eco-friendly fashions. This 100% organic cotton tunic features a flattering V-neckline, three-quarter length sleeves, and side slits with button trim. It's the ultimate in sustainable fashion and casual luxury. Made in Peru and Fair trade certified. Available from
VivaTerra for $119. Consider it an investment in eco chic and in year-round fashion.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Eco Chic: Fall 2016 Looks Beautiful. See for Yourself.

Indian Summer into Fall 2016 is a great time to add more eco fashions to your wardrobe. This fine guage knit 100% Pima Cotton dress is a standout idea. Its fitted torso features a flattering v-neckline and 3/4 length sleeves. The torso flows into a swirl of pleats. Dress is available in sizes xsmall through xlarge from Peruvian Connection, a fashion company devoted to beautiful eco fashions.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Eco Travel? Pack These Basic White Eco Jeans of Organic Cotton With a Little Stretch

Want to add more eco-friendly pants to your wardrobe? These classic five-pocket style white jeans by Eileen Fisher are slim-fitting organic cotton with just enough stretch to make them extra comfortable to wear. They are part of her travel collection focused upon effortless style and simplicity. Find them for $178 at Garnet Hill online.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Eco Fashion Chic: Try An Eco Bikini Made in NYC

Hmm. Halfway through Summer 2016 and time to add a new swimsuit. Try adding a new eco bikini made of eco-friendly 78% Recycled Nylon and 22% Elastane. Wrap top is not only flattering, it is also easily adjustable. Bottom is ruched in back. Top is $88 and bottom is $72. For these and other eco swimwear choices shop Vaute, an eco brand made in the USA/ cut and sewn in NYC's garment district. The brand has also been hailed as the first vegan fashion label.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Mid-Summer Dreaming? Wake up to an Eco Fashion Chic Romper

As we pass the halfway mark this summer what better than an eco-friendly, season spanning romper by Ace & Jig to add to your growing eco closet. Designed using one of the company's eco Artisanal fabrics that are woven on an ancient hand loom in India, this one is a classic windowpane plaid. The romper features a sleeveless, button-up front with elasticized waistband and tapered leg.

The weavers employed by Ace & Jig's textile factory receive free childcare. The textiles are washed twice to make the fabrics extra soft and shrink-proof, but the water used in the process is recycled for use in the communal employee garden to grow organic produce. Available online at Ethica; now reduced to $198.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Dive In: Eco Fashion Swimwear is The New, New Thing!

Time for that new swimsusit? Why not select an eco friendly style? Leave a strong footprint in the sand, but a light environmental footprint with an eco-friendly swimsuit by Vitamin A. This So Ho chevron malliot Riviera style is made from
EcoLuxTM, the brand's exclusive superfine matte jersey swim fabric produced locally in California, using recycled nylon fiber to conserve resources and LYCRA XTRA LIFE® fiber to extend the life of each swimsuit far beyond that of traditional spandex products. Vitamin A also donates a percentage of profits to environmental organizations. Shop now; it's $225 at

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Eco Fashion Gypsy Caftan

Ready for beach-side sunsets or deck-side strolls, this beautiful, vibrant print caftan is designed using 100% viscose and all eco-friendly materials and processes. It features a timeless silhouette with new hi-lo hemline and hand beaded detail. It is available from Gypsy05, a company that ethically sources the finest found goods, footwear, jewelry, luxurious silks and leathers through their Global Village initiative. The Global Village not only provides fair wages to workers in communities who are the experts in these textiles but it adds authenticity and quality to the assortment of goods that Gypsy05 offers.

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Eco-Fashion Chic Tip: Relaxed Denim Organic Cotton Skimmer

Want to update your eco wardrobe in one purchase? Consider this eco-friendly, organic cotton dress that has all of these fashion trends going for it: Soft knit, relaxed skimmer fit; Midi length; and Denim Color. It features scoop neckline in front and interesting button details on side seams. Moreover it is ethically made by Fair Trade Artisans and uses low-impact dyes. Available from Indigenous.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Eco Fashion Chic Says Swing Dresses Are IN!

Looking for a stylish eco-friendly dress that will become your "go-to" look for Summer 2016. This swing dress style is the perfect choice for your save the date events from special concerts and friends' parties to long weekends. The terracotta rose color is flattering and goes well with turquoise accents. The modal eco-friendly knit is comfortable to wear and easy to pack. [Modal is a type of rayon, a semi-synthetic cellulose fiber made by spinning reconstituted cellulose.] Buy it now online at Windward Trading Company.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Eco Fashion Chic: Off Shoulder Cotton Blouse with Sleeve Ties

It's THE blouse of the season in its most basic form. Made with eco-friendly light weight cotton poplin, this off-shoulder blouse is a non-stop fashion dynamo that works day or night. It features and easy fit and pretty three-quarter sleeves that tie. Available in black or'll probably want both colors, because what won't this go with? Purchase online at Aritzia. Price $85.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Eco Chic Fashion: A 100% Cotton Denim Skimmer Dress That Is Hot Fashion

Looking for the perfect eco friendly denim dress for Spring/Summer 2016? Bibico has it! This eco 100% denim skimmer features the new relaxed fit skimmer lines that are not only figure flattering, but also cool and comfortable. Top stitching and the two front pockets really serve up some great sustainable fashion moments. Zips in back. With the right where could you not go in this? So, lots of fashion mileage. This is a Fair Trade item made in India. Price? Less than $90. Shop online at Bibico.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Eco Chic: New Off Shoulder Midi Dress

Looking for that one must have eco dress to start the spring 2016 season? This SAGELAROCK eco friendly fashion in hemp jersey is unquestionably the one. Off shoulder styling, midi length, side slit and full lining are details that add up to a basic that is loaded with new style. Accessorize it or show it off its minimalist beauty. Your eco dress will be made to order and shipped within 5 to 7 days. Also available in white. Price $190.00 from SageLaRock.

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Eco Chic Turquoise Jewlery for Graduation and Mother's Day gifts

Graduation and Mother's Day are on the horizon and it is your opportunity to add to or start someone on an eco fashion quest. This eco-friendly natural turquoise pendant is designed for display from two sides. The main stone is the finest quality, natural American mined turquoise combined with a raw quartz crystal Herkimer Diamond and designed in a contemporary silver setting. See more details at Tahoe Jewelry and Art.

Eco Chic Made Easy With This Custom Tassel Trimmed Drawstring Handbag

Looking for a custom made eco-friendly handbag with global appeal for Spring 2016? Elroy Apparel now stocks a fashionable collection of bags from a small Balinese community. They are made of traditional textiles called Heritage RangRang fabric combined with leather trim including shoulder strap and cool tassels. Priced just $120 from Elroy Apparel.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Eco Fashion Chic: A Classic Spring Maxi Dress At An Unbelievable Early Spring Bargain Price

Wow! Sometimes buying eco-friendly is really, really affordable! This striped maxi dress from Liz Alig is made from 100% fair trade and GOTS certified organic cotton that was grown in India. Then it is sewn by one of the very first fair trade factories in Southern India. It is the perfect early spring dress and the perfect travel companion. Accessorize it with striped, plaid or floral scarves in contrasting or matching shades of light gray and black or add a bright bohemian fringed scarf for extra panache. Sizes from xs to xlg. Now just $25.

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Eco Fashion Chic Says Trek The Globe Stylishly and Sustainably

Start you spring travel ideas with an eco-friendly paisley pima cotton knit skirt with elegant fit and flare lines. The colors are globally on-trend and span across most seasons. It is shown paired with a cropped three-quarter sleeved Spring sweater made of thin eco-friendly pima cotton yarns with a wonderful tactile quality. Travel on; look for fashions made from eco friendly and sustainable fabrics. Have fun. Outfit shown is available from Peruvian Connection.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Start Now: Be EcoChic for Spring 2016

Spring is in the air in some parts of the South and months away in the North. However, sustainable, eco-friendly style is in no matter which area of the country you call home. Having a stylish neutral dress in your closet is a great go-to item for this time of year. This 100% organic certified cotton grey knit eco dress is flared, but without a fitted waist. It features new below knee length for added sophistication and roomy front pockets as a great detail. Make it the perfect backdrop for statement jewelry and scarves as well as a layering piece for all of your fave jackets and cardis. Available online from PeopleTree. Best yet, it is on sale for just $51.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Bright Idea For Valentine's Day: Eco-Friendly Recycled Silver Custom Bar Necklace

Get personal with a recycled bar necklace that is an eco-friendly to express just what you want to with your Valentine's Day gift. These made to order necklaces offer a choice of metal, chain length and inscription which can be a name, a thought or one of their artistic engravings. Choose gold fill, rose gold fill or solid sterling silver)priced from just $30 to $42. Keep these in mind for graduation and Mother's Day, too. Available through Emily Design on Etsy.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Eco Chic Gift Idea: Dainty Recycled Gold Ring with Ruby

Handcrafted and eco-friendly jewelry makes the perfect Valentine Day gift. If hearts aren't your thing, try a beautiful ruby ring with a recycled eco-friendly gold setting. The ruby is accented by a hammered gold stylized petal setting. Choose from recycled 14k or 18k gold. Price from $279. Available online from Lilian Ginebra on Etsy.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Eco Fashion Chic for Valentine's Date Night

Valentine's Day is coming up and maybe you want to add a new eco -friendly dress to your wardrobe. This one by Closet
is a fun and flirty style in the perfect shade of wine for a Valentine's evening out. Flattering V-neckline and panel design accent most figures. It can also make the office to after five transition because the fabric is an eco-friendly blend of 97% cotton and 3% Elastane. Just layer it under a cardi or a jacket and you'll be all set. Dress is available for less than $100 from ASOS online.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Eco Fashion Chic Idea: An Alpaca Sweater Coat That Pairs Perfectly with Denim

Looking for an eco-friendly, season-spanning knit coat that checks all the style boxes? This ethnic inspired sweater coat is handloomed of 100% Alpaca and has a color palette that picks up on now into resort top colors by top designers. Relaxed fit and hemline fringe make this the travel companion that adds an extra layer of style to all of your denim. Made in Bolivia under Fair Trade standards, it is now available for $350.00 [a $100 price reduction] from the Peruvian Connection.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Chase the Chill of Winter in an Eco-Friendly Recycled Yarn Sweater

What defines eco fashion chic? Choosing to wear eco friendly clothing and remain your stylish self. This hand knit eco-friendly sweater gives you a stylish edge. Its oversized chunky black and gray stripes are zinged with marsala wine stripes and features a boat neckline. Perfect for layering over a long white shirt,a black turtle or gray turtle neck [yes, they are back in style].

It is knit of recycled wool/acrylic yarn and is available from MaxMelody on Etsy for $95.00.

Saturday, January 2, 2016

What's Eco Chic? A New Year's Resolution to Be More Eco-Conscious

Okay, it's the New Year and you've made some resolutions about becoming more eco-conscious. What better way than replacing some of the basic items in your closet with eco versions? What better place to start than with a basic black eco-friendly dress?
This cozy, light weight fleece dress by Eileen Fisher is an ideal one to add. Its easy skimmer shape and knee length are perfect for layering over leggings for winter warmth.Details such as boat neckline and topstitching kick it up a notch in terms of style. Moreover it is made in the USA using Tencel,an eco-friendly fabric made from sustainably harvested trees. Price just $158.