27 April 2011
20 April 2011
The brand designs fashionable organic sportswear made out of animal-friendly ultra-suede with integrated solar power panels that have the capability to charge personal mobile devices.
So much for the excuse, “my phone died and I didn’t have anywhere to charge it.” All you need now is a pocket and the sun, who would have ever thought?
Their most recent design is a pair of cargo pants with a pair of built-in photovoltaic panels on two easy-access side pockets. The pants, along with most of the brand, are pretty pricey costing at $920, however, the light weight, stain resistant low-slung drawstring trouser is well before its time so the price tag isn’t as shocking as it may seem.
a target audience that I am unsure as to whether or not had a concrete outlet to turn to in the past.
I am constantly amazed at how fashion is evolving and the minds that are creating them as well. It really makes me want to sit back and wait to see what they come up with next, and what crazy thing will they do that time…
13 April 2011
09 April 2011
One of the newest shopping crazes is the phenomenon of the pop up shop.
Often designers bring one of a kind samples to these short but so sweet events lasting from a couple of hours to sometimes (if we are lucky) as long as a week.
If you are in New York City, be sure to stop by this Thursday, April 14th for an evening of ethically driven flash in Manhattan.
There will be many, many delightful eco fashion and accessories items available for immediate sale for mindful men and women.
Cocktails will be served to attendees and there will even be an eco make up station sponsored by Kroma all natural botanical makeup. If you can't make it, be sure to visit Global Fashion Brand and check out Eco Pop Up Shop Designs online, retailing only the best in eco/ethical fashions.
The event will be held at the Nexus Townhouse (39 West 56th Street, 4th Floor) from 6pm – 9pm. Several eco brands will be on display and for sale including: Ailin, Chak Chel, Moonlight, Vella Mode, Boutique Ethique, Tammam, Elena Garcia, Tompkins Point and Jonano.
Also joining the sustainable roster will be two non-profit collections that are ethical in more ways than one: Care For Kenya and Project Migration. In short, Care For Kenya has partnered with Show Me Your Mumu with proceeds giving back to an impoverished women’s group in Kenya, and Project Migration’s collection will go towards providing clean water and medical supplies in East Africa.
Spearheading this focus on eco, CEO Kerry Bannigan says, “Earth Month is a great time to highlight ethical fashion... to celebrate the brands that practice fair trade but also to remind consumers of the trends and wearable products within sustainable fashion.”
The virtual pop-up store will launch on April 1st at: www.globalfashionbrands.com/earthmonth. The online pop-up store will feature independent ethical brands ranging from ready-to-wear men’s and womenswear to handbags and accessories. Keeping the earth in mind, 10% of all proceeds will go to the Red Cross, giving back to the relief efforts in Japan.
To RSVP for this event: GFB@amp3pr.com
and I will see you there!
06 April 2011
I love the simplicity of life wave-side and the rhythm of the surf, but best of all, I really love to people watch folks that also enjoy my favorite spots. They always are wearing a friendly smile and often some cool eco fashion, too.
Dutch designer Jane Stroink is one such eco designer whose craft can be found at the hippest beaches. Jane makes beach ready recycled blankets for her company, LADAK. I have always wanted to trek through the Ladak region of India and this blanket would make the perfect sleeping mat for that journey on my own bucket list.
LADAK blankets are each unique as they are crafted of recycled sweaters, blankets, jeans and parts of mattresses. They are then ornately decorated with ribbons and rich fabrics.