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Eco-Fashion | The Green Beagle

Eco-Loverly Fall Fashion Finds

The Fall is upon us and while summer and warm weather may be coming to an end there is plenty about the Fall to be excited about.   Fall does happen to be one of my favorite times of year.  I love when the weather is not too hot but not too cold so you can still enjoy being outside with out being afraid of sweating.  I will miss the beach days but there is always next Spring and Summer.   Since the change in weather is here I figured I would find you some great fall eco-fashion finds that I love and I hope you will love just the same! Enjoy!

Pursue Navajo Tank

Pursue Navajo Tank

 

 

 

 

Pursue Navajo Tank is perfect for fall! The colors and pattern are right on track for the season. I know you might be thinking HEY! That is totally a summer tank but no I disagree! Layered with the right cardigan, scarf and knit hat! It is just what you need for your faux suede and fringe boots!  The highlights of this beyond cute tank are that it is made in the USA, GMO free and organic!!! The graphic is also printed with water based inks. The price is a little steep for a tank $52 but to have good quality ethical clothing I have to give in sometimes.

Pursue Fairisle Drape

Pursue Fairisle Drape

 

 

 

The Fairisle Drape is exactly perfect for fall! No heavy coat necessary and drapes are so easy to move in and coordinate accessories around. I have long been a fan of drapes! This is another item from Puruse and has many of the same highlights as the Navajo Tank in that it is GMO free, made in the USA, and organic but this one also boasts recycled packaging! Which is always a plus to see when you open your box! The price is $56 which isn’t bad for a “coat” of sorts.

Stardust VI Earrings

Stardust VI Earrings

 

 

 

 

The Stardust VI Earrings are probably some of the most beautiful earrings I have ever seen and I would like to have a pair right this very second.  I can’t even explain to you how beautiful I think these earrings are!  The Stardust Earrings are made from reclaimed brass which makes them kind of really cool besides amazingly beautiful. The earrings are also made and developed by a Woman Owned business which is always something I support! I really actually want a pair and will most definitely have it on my Christmas list this year! The price is $88 which for reclaimed/recycled jewelry is actually not bad for this amazingly fab set!

 

 

SPROUT BAMBOO BIRD TREE WATCH

SPROUT BAMBOO BIRD TREE WATCH

 

 

 

The Sprout Bamboo Bird Tree Watch is super cute. Sprout is a pretty popular company and you can totally see why! Their products are gorgeous! The Bamboo Bird Tree Watch is totally my style! I know birds and branches are all over the place right now but none as cool as this watch. Once you are finished with this watch and if you can’t give it to someone you can recycle it! It is compostable, recyclable, biodegradable! It comes in recycled packaging, made from post consumer products as well as plant based plastics! There are many amazing reasons why you should choose Sprout besides their designs! It is only $60 for all of that awesomeness!!!

Eco-Fashion Faves For This Summer

I have been looking high and low for some great ethical accessories and outfits for the soon to be super fabulous summer and I have really found some amazing items!!! You don’t want to miss out! These great green finds are perfect for you or as a gift! Don’t miss out on some superb eco-fashion faves!!  All of these eco-chic finds are from Clean Spirited or Pure Citizen. Two great places to find eco-unique awesomeness.

Greenola Sao Paolo Pleplum Shirt

Greenola Sao Paolo Pleplum Shirt

 

Greenola Sao Paolo Pleplum Shirt is amazing! The colors are beautiful as well as the pattern. You can wear this shirt with either a pencil skirt, leggings or even some denim shorts! Perfectly paired with a blazer for cooler nights and BOOM! A dollar from every purchase at Clean Spirited is donated to environmental causes. Description: Sleeveless back zip peplum, great with a pencil skirt or leggings.GREENOLA Made by women entrepreneurs in Cochabamba, Bolivia. Empowering Women progressing towards a greater purpose: to create positive impact on the world, while encouraging revolutionary thinking. – Made by Greenola, 100% Cotton Kitenge, Made in Kampala, Uganda, by women entrepreneurs, Back Zipper, Machine wash cold, hang dry.

Fuchsia Taylor Vegan Ballet Flat

Fuchsia Taylor Vegan Ballet Flat

 

Taylor Vegan Ballet Flat comes in 5 super cute colors that you can make use out of hear round. I wear ballet flats all of the time because they are comfy and really look cute with almost any outfit. Description: The non-absorbent material has anti-microbial properties that resists the growth of bacteria, odor, and mildew.  The shoes are machine washable and easy to sanitize. The  factory and design team are located just north of Atlanta in Buford, Georgia. The Taylor Vegan Ballet Flat is recyclable! When it’s time to retire your well loved shoes, you can take them to any recycling facility that accepts items labeled as #3 under the International Universal Recycling Code. Alternatively, OKA b.’s can be sent back to our factory where we will happily recycle them into new pairs.

Recycled Skateboard Bangle

Recycled Skateboard Bangle

 

Recycled Skateboard Bangle is beyond cute! Wood accessories are perfect for summer! I really love that each piece is different from the next so no two can be exactly alike!! Description:  MapleXO’s jewelry is hand produced from recycled skateboards in many color variations from subtle and sweet to loud and crazy. Since almost all skateboards are made from 7-ply Maple Wood these bangles are super strong and durable, but delicate enough to rest sweetly around a wrist.  Each item is one of a kind and slightly varies from one another. The shape and size are the same as the photo, but shades and patterns will vary.

 

KindLabel Keep Calm Wide Neck Tee

KindLabel Keep Calm Wide Neck Tee

Kind Label Keep Calm Wide Neck Tee is a great purchase seeing as rescuing animals is a cause that is near and dear to my heart. Every time you make a purchase of a Kind Label product a portion of the proceeds go to The Humane Society. Description: Luxurious Pima Cotton & Modal fabrics blended together to make a super soft and sexy wide neck drapey tee.. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this shirt is donated to The Humane Society of the United States (hsus.org).  The shirt is made from  50% Supima Cotton and 50% MicroModal the world’s softest eco-friendly fabric.  Hand-printed with eco-friendly inks in USA. 

Antique Tube Collection Bracelet

Antique Tube Collection Bracelet

Antique Tube Collection Bracelet

This bracelet is georgous! Yet another not so normal “green” product. The Antique Tube Collection Bracelet is perfect for that person you know who always gives you a hard time about green purchases or thinks fashion isn’t involved in ethical apparel. I think everyone should love this bracelet.
Description: A cluster of gold and silver strands elegantly clasp around the wrist to create this Tiffany Kunz bracelet design. Handmade from melted bullet casings and recycled metals (brass, silver, copper) by HIV-positive women in Ethiopia. In addition to providing sustainable economic opportunities, Raven + Lily returns proceeds to fund healthcare and literacy programs for women and children in this community. Due to its unique nature, this piece will antique over time.
Measurements: 7.25″
Read more about the designer here.

Here is a little bit about how the beads are made:
In the mountains of Northern Ethiopia, farmers supply bead makers with artillery shells (from former war conflicts) that are found on their lands. Through traditional techniques passed down for generations, the village artisans melt these shells down to produce handmade, delicate beads. The beads go through several stages to achieve the final polished look, and then they are sent to the women at Entoto Mountain. The Entoto Mountain is a place where those suffering with HIV/AIDS (ostracized by their family + society) come because they believe there is “holy water” that might cure them of their disease. Most women are uneducated about their disease and resort to begging in order to survive. Our partnership helps employ women from this area and also provides HIV care and educational opportunities for their whole family. These women skillfully create our exclusive jewelry designs in a loving, community environment. What was once intended for harm now brings hope and life.

FROCK LA Vivien Long Sleeve Dress with Train

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FROCK LA Vivien Long Sleeve Dress with Train

I am loving FROCK LA Vivien dress! This is a beautiful dress, I can’t even explain it. Usually ethical dresses are a little less than red carpet. Frock LA is beautifully! The dress is very simple yet elegant. I think that ethical clothing is finally really starting to gain style and not look crunchy the way most people expect. This dress is complete proof.

Description: Get seriously smitten with this sustainable jersey gown. A surefire way to make an entrance (or exit) at your next formal event. Exude elegance without looking overdone. This dress will speak volumes with it’s classic lines, backless design, and subtle rounded train. Pair with a cocktail ring and clutch bag.
- Made by FROCK LA
- 95% Bamboo Viscose/5% Spandex
- Floor length with small rounded train
- Long Sleeve
- Backless
- Made in USA

$1 from every purchase is donated to environmental causes. Click here to see our charity of the month.

Silk Mirage Recycled Sari Sundress

Silk Mirage Recycled Sari Sundress

Silk Mirage Recycled Sari Sundress

 

 

Silk Mirage Recycled Sari Sundress is gorgeous! I love it and it is perfect for summer! You can ever wear it through out fall with some boots and cardigan! The Silk Mirage Recycled Sari Sundress is another fashionable green alternative to shopping in big stores to pay for over priced items that aren’t well made. Every purchase of the Silk Mirage Recycled Sari Sundress goes to helping Nepali girls get out of bonded servitude! I say it all of the time but you know how important it is to know where your money is going and to support businesses that help support our global communities. The Silk Mirage Recycled Sari Sundress is only $32.95 and with a portion of the sale going to help women it makes no sense not to invest and be able to look super cute at the same time!

Product Info:
This positively pretty take on recycling surrounds you in luminous color, silky-shiny ease, and a special kind of luxury. Make a dishy entrance every time in vintage textiles that flatter you in swishy panache. Just gorgeous!
Authentic recycled silk saris
Made in and fairly traded from Nepal
Due to their recycled nature, color and pattern will vary — please allow us to choose for you.
In addition to the good you do buying it here, a portion of your purchase goes to GlobalGiving.org, a group that rescues Nepali girls from bonded servitude. Each girl’s family is provided with a piglet or goat to reimburse the money paid for her servitude, and the girl is provided with six full years of education.

Organic Super Sash Skirt

Organic Super Sash Skirt

Organic Super Sash Skirt

 

 

Organic Super Sash Skirt is super cute if I do say so myself! Besides being cute it is versatile. You can wear it as a dress or skirt! The Organic Super Sash Skirt comes in 5 different colors. This means there is an option for everyone. You can buy multiple dresses and wear them everyday without anyone even knowing it is the same 1 piece.Talk about reduce and reuse right! Everytime you buy this beautiful skirt you are helping disadvantaged women in southern India improve their lives.

Product Description:
As seen on Treehugger.com!
It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s the Organic Super Sash Skirt that’s here to save your day! Wear the wide fold-over sash tied in the front, on the side, or in the back for three different looks with your skirt. Or, convert the skirt into two great dresses! Tie the sash in the back for a strapless dress or pull the sash behind your neck and knot it for a darling halter dress. Made from 96% organic cotton and 4% Lycra, this skirt has just enough stretch for you to stretch its uses in so many ways, all the while retaining its shape. So versatile you’ll want to wear it every day! Even better, this skirt helps enrich the lives of its seamstresses, a cooperative of economically-disadvantaged and disabled women in southern India.
Choose Black, Walnut, Denim, Olive, or Magenta.
Created to help women worldwide gain economic security for themselves and their families by earning fair wages for their handiwork, Global Girlfriend sources women-made, fair-trade imported, eco-friendly products. By supporting long-term partnerships with the artisans, it fosters equal employment opportunities, healthy and safe working conditions, technical assistance, and development strategies to help reduce poverty, one community at a time. Become a “Global Girlfriend” and help build a brighter future for girlfriends around the globe!

Lotus Teen Batik Skirt

Lotus Teen Batik Skirt

Lotus Teen Batik Skirt

 

I am swooning over the patterns of this skirt! Very much my style. Lotus Jayne never disappoints! The Batik Skirt can be worn almost all year round with either leggings or tights! It’s great!  The skirt is Fair Trade made and sewn in a workshop run by women! Another plus that can’t be ignored is it is only $20!! You can be styling and conscious at the same time.  Supporting women’s businesses globally is so important.  We need to keep this type of Fair Trade practice thriving. Companies like Lotus Jayne are extremely important to our green economy. Every purchase we make isn’t only an economic decision but a social one as well which most people refuse to think about. I understand the importance of looking good but it is of greater importance to support businesses that support our global good like Lotus Jayne.

 

Product Description: The Batik Skirt is Jayne’s original design, sewn in medium-weight cotton, a fabric with lots of body that won’t go limp after one washing. The cloth was made in small Indonesian Batik workshops and is authentic.

This skirt is free-sized with an elastic waistband which can be worn on waist or hips and can accommodate many body types, so please check measurements before ordering.

All fair trade, sewn in a workshop run by women with HIV/AIDS
Elastic 1 3/4″ wide waistband fits 21 to 30 inch waist
Skirt is 17 3/4 inches long from top of waistband
Bottom of skirt measures 40″ around
100% cotton. Wash in cold water, dry on medium to light cycle
fair trade

Vandana Eco Shoes

Vandana Eco Shoes

Vandana Eco Shoes

 

 

Holy Cuteness Batman! These flats are perfect for the summer! I have an affinity for anything coconut shell so I may be biases but I love these. I know they are a bit pricey at $76.00 but you can wear these almost year round so personally I think it’s worth it. The Vandana shoes come in 3 colors: bark, rose, & slate. I really like the Vandana and think I need at least one pair for my unflip flop days! You can get a pair of your own here!

Product Description: Colourful Grass Shoe designs and create eco-friendly shoes that are accessible to all. It has done so by setting a standard for sustainable product development in regards to environmental and humanitarian leadership. The Colourful Grass standards are the highest in the industry and will always be improved for the betterment of the planet as a whole.
Our shoes are fashionable, durable and comfortable. Colourful Grass combine the best eco-friendly and recycled materials with cutting edge style to produce a highly sought after product line.
OUR MATERIALS – We use only eco-friendly and recyclable and/or recycled materials. We are currently utilizing the best materials available to us and will always strive to create the best in sustainable shoes with continuous improvements!
Here are our materials: Organic Hemp Canvas, Organic Cotton, Recycled Rubber, PU and Coconut Shell Buttons.

Synergy Peacock Skirt

Synergy Peacock Skirt

Synergy Peacock Skirt

 

 

I love peacocks! Their colors are beautiful and every time I see them I want to go right up and squeeze them. When ever I see something with either a peacock design or feathers I fall in love. Which is basically what happened right here with the Syngergy Peacock Skirt! I love love love it!! Perfect for spring and summer and since the colors are muted you can carry it right into fall if you want. The Synergy Peacock Skirt is handmade with organic cotton by artisans in Nepal using Fair Trade practices as well as using minimal carbon foot print practices ie using low impact dyes for the skirt. The only set back is the skirt does run a little small in sizing so please make sure to go up in size when ordering. If you want your very own Synergy Peacock Skirt from Element EcoWear click right here!!!

Gunas Handbags

Rockstar Handbag
Rockstar Handbag

 

Hello awesome eco-handbag alert!!! I just learned about Gunas Handbags from a sale that Pure Citizenis currently having. Gunas designs are soo my style! They are eco-friendly and use all faux leather materials as well as using hardware that is lead and nickle free! The Rockstar bag in particular is making me drool! I really love it when I can find super hot designs that are eco-friendly.
Now that all being said, WHY IS THIS BAG $325?!?!?! Really this is the impression we are giving to people who already don’t understand the importance of eco-friendliness! This makes me soo mad! People already have the misconception that organic/eco-friendly/sustainable is more expensive and generally not what it says it is. Companies like this give other green businesses a bad name. We are just scaring potentials off. I thought green businesses are supposed to be changing the minds of the masses about making responsible purchases? Luxury items are so expensive because people are stupid to pay for it not because the items are actually worth that much. You pay for a logo people. I am soo disappointed in Gunas and Pure Citizen. We cannot change peoples minds about being green by trying to fit in with the mass luxury market. We are above the high prices and snooty noses. We don’t need our hand bags to cost $325 dollars because it is unnecessary to spend that kind of money on an accessory. Don’t get me wrong I love fashion and I want to look just as cute as the next greenie but there must be a limit.