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Eco-Fashion | The Green Beagle - Part 2

Pure Citizen

Pure Citizen

 

 

I know I have told you all about LovingEco so here is another awesomely chic green flash sale site where not only are your purchases responsible but they go to a good cause. Pure Citizen sales this week are pretty good! Right now I am swooning over Omala!! Their workout clothes are awesome!! Especially their skeggings!! I am loving these new flash sale sites that have more than just over price crap for sale to make people feel special about spending too much on something they could get at Marshall’s for less than half the price. Pure Citizen offers great deals on a regular basis while featuring green/eco-friendly businesses you may otherwise have not heard of. I love being introduced to new companies. The more green businesses and products creates the less room there are for harmful and wasteful ones.
The way Pure Citizen donations work is it is built into the sale and if you would like to save a little less you can give a 20% donation to a non-profit and help them help our world. That has got to make anyone feel better when they go on a little splurge here and there right? If you haven’t checked out Pure Citizen you should! Signing up is free and you aren’t obligated to pay for or purchase anything unlike some of the other flash sale sites! So go there now and check it out. If you have tried Pure Citizen tell me about it! I would love to hear what you think!!!

The Lavender Necklace

Lavender Necklace

Lavender Necklace

 

 

 

 

Just so you don’t think I am too partial to Ecoist bags I decided to give you another eco-fashion that I am currently crushing on Hello Purtty!!! The Lavender Necklace by Lotus Jayne has style and originality written all over it. The colors are quite fall/winter and can go with a dressy out fit or you can dress it down.

About:Looking for a special gift, or perhaps just for you? Well, we think we’ve found it in this very unique necklace, so delicate it looks as though a forest spirit wove it. Crafted from cut glass crystal, glass pearls, and seed beads by Guatemalan women in a beading tradition passed down from mother to daughter for hundreds of years. Handmade in a fair trade workshop in Central America.

Ecoists Halloween Bag

Ecoist Halloween Bag

Ecoist Halloween Bag

 

 

I know you are probably getting tired of me constantly writing about Ecoist products but I really can’t help it. I know Halloween is over but I am in love with this bag like you cannot believe. Halloween is my favorite holiday and this bag is soo super cute!! I will keep it short and sweet I just wanted everyone else to fall in love with this bag like I did! The design stays true to the usual Ecoist form but the pattern is super cute and perfect for more than just Halloween, I think anyway. You should get one for yourself now before they are sold out.  You know next year Ecoist will come out with something newer and even cuter (if that is possible) for Halloween so grab yours now!

Ecoist Pink Hope Collection

Ecoist Pink Hope Collection

Ecoist Pink Hope Collection

 

 

 

 

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Ecoist in all of their awesomeness has made a collection just for it! Ecoist has committed to donating between 1 and 5 % of profits to the Breast Cancer Fund.
As a women and having two women in my family who have had breast cancer it is of constant importance to myself and others around me to be aware and to help support the cause as much as I can. Have you don’t your part this month? If not purchase yourself or someone you love one of the adorable bags from Ecoist’s Pink Hope Collection. You will look cute as well as feel good about your purchase. You can get your very own Pink Hope Bag by clicking here!

LovingEco

I am tired of all of the deals that everyone else gets with websites like Send The Trend, Beyond The Rack, Style Mint and the list goes on and on. When are the eco-conscious designers going to break out and give us a much less crunchy look! Our chance has finally arrived! LovingEco offers daily private sales that help you make smart and fashionable choices. We all know the greenest choice is not to purchase at all but if you have to why let our environment suffer in the process.
What I really like about LovingEco’s site isnt the sales at all but their team. You get to see their pictures and get a sense of who they are besides just forcing eco-fashionable sales on you. Not that that is what they do but many eco-businesses can write an excellent mission statement and provide you with that you want to hear to increase their sales but the LovingEco team gets personal. You can feel if you are unsatisfied you know exactly who you can hold accountable and that takes courage! Did I also mention that proceeds go to charity when you purchase their Style for a Change tank.  100% of the proceeds go to one of 6 charities they have listed but you get to choose which one you want to donate to.  That is a change I can definitely get behind.

LovingEco’s Mission:Our mission is to create a healthier planet. We are passionate about inspiring change, giving back, having fun and making eco stylish. LovingEco helps give people the opportunity to make better choices about the products they purchase so that we together can create a more environmentally and socially conscious planet. By choosing to shop here you will create conscious positive choices from organic, recycled, eco-friendly and ethically produced items. And with each purchase a portion of sales goes back to charitable causes. Now start shopping differently…small changes can make a big difference.

Have you ever tried LovingEco? If so what was your experience? I admit I haven’t purchased from them yet but I do plan on doing so! Keep in mind the holiday’s are coming and this is a great idea to get good deals on some great eco-conscious items.

Spiral Peace Bronze Necklace

Spiral Peace Bronze Necklace

Spiral Peace Bronze Necklace

 

 

I have written about From War to Peace before and will continue to write about them until everyone has at least one item of theirs in their possession! Besides their exceptional customer service and their unique designs, I have the utmost respect for what they do.
I have a few of their pieces already and everytime I wear them I get compliments which prompts me to tell them the From War to Peace story in hopes of inspiring them to support such a eco-fabulous business. If don’t know their story here it is (excerpt from From War to Peace’s website):
Founders Paul and Sandee Ogren shared a dream of a world without war. They dreamt of a world where bombs are turned into beauty, hate into love, and war into peace. From War to Peace is their attempt to help make that dream a reality.
We recycle copper from disarmed nuclear missile systems to create Peace Bronze, the most precious metal in our world. We use it to make glorious art and jewelry for those who share our commitment to a world without war.
From War to Peace is a green company. We recycle everything, making the old newly useful. Our silver- and gold-plated pieces are created entirely from recycled metals. Our printed paper is all recycled. All plastics we use are biodegradable. Our Peace Bronze itself is recycled from missile system cabling. Even the server hosting our website uses solar technology to power its computers.
From War to Peace is a uniquely American company. The copper we use was originally mined in Montana, then used in the Midwest as wiring in nuclear missile systems before being disarmed. After recovering the copper, the Peace Bronze is made for us at a California foundry. We use casting foundries in New Mexico & CA for our casting. Local artisans turn it into jewelry and art objects here in the U.S.A.
From War To Peace dedicates 20 percent of all FWTP profit to deserving peace and social justice organizations in the U.S.A. and around the world.

Since I have such a crush on From War to Peace and I want you to have one too I have I am holding a contest to give away The Spiral Peace Bronze Necklace so you can be just as in love as I am! Click here to enter my From War to Peace Contest!

Product Info:
The spiral is perhaps the most ancient of all artistic symbols, originating before the Bronze Age. In Incan, Celtic, Aboriginal and other historic cultures the spiral represents continuation, a sense of the infinite.
An original design by Jack Biesek.
Each pendant is 1 3/8″ in diameter and weighs 6 grams.

recycled jewelry

Matt & Nat Laroux Cross Body

Matt & Nat Laroux Clutch

I have been drooling over Matt & Natbags for years! I love their style and design! I refuse to wear or purchase leather or any article of clothing or accessory made from an animal but that being said I also love fashion! I went to college for it!  While most of my friends were wearing Chloe, Marc Jacobs, Chanel and so on I was quite limited to bags that I liked that didn’t look “hippish” but that didn’t look cheap either. It sometimes was a grueling process to find shoes, bags wallets or even sometimes coats. Now with businesses like Matt & Nat those of us who choose not to participate in torturing animals have the opportunity to show the rest of the fashion world you don’t need leather or snake skin to be fashionable!
For my birthday this year some of my fave friends got together and purchased me my first Matt & Nat bag! I am in love! I had been dying to get my own for a while but was trying to be conservative. I can’t get enough of it. I have been wearing it everyday and every time someone asks me about the bag I give them the story of Matt & Nat.

About Matt & Nat:In the summer of 1992, I was challenged by a Mahatma to go vegetarian for 30 days. At the time I had no idea that this choice would have such an impact in my life as well as that of others.
Three years later, I was completing a degree in marketing and corporate law when one of my courses required me to develop a business plan and go out to attain funding from banks. I came up with the idea of MATT & NAT, got a B on the paper and got zero ‘pretend funding’ from 2 banks. Nevertheless, feeling that this would be my life’s calling, I decided to forego the idea of attending law school and start a brand shaped by duality, the idea of creating beautiful things that have a positive impact. The characters in the acronym M&N represent this journey.
Over Fifteen years later, our team is continuously working towards this goal, developing beautiful (we hope) products for people who appreciate a smart, unpretentious, socially conscious brand characterized by minimalist design and utility.

Positive impact, every little bit counts!
As has been the case since our humble beginnings, our line is cruelty-free, using no animal products. Veganism has been proven to be one of the most effective ways to fight global warming.
As an example of the spirit and commitment of MATT & NAT, all linings of our bags and wallets are made of 100% recycled plastic bottles. In fact, on average we recycle 21 water bottles to make the lining of each bag.
In 2011 we introduced cork labeling inside all of our bags, an innovative material in the fashion industry that is sustainable to the environment. Cork extraction is one of the most environmentally friendly harvesting processes in the world.
Every now and then we also donate bags to women’s shelters around Montreal, feed the homeless people of this city a vegetarian meal and throw product out of our office windows to loyal fans.

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Literally Orange Earrings

Literally Orange Earrings
Literally Orange Earrings

I have a thing for lemons, limes and oranges. I used to photograph them all of the time and slice them up in different arrangements, put lights on them and snap away. I have always had a liking for all 3 fruits less for eating and more for their vibrant colors and shapes. I am not sure why but I think they are beautiful to look at now I can wear them! I love it. The Literally Orange Earrings are actual orange slices coated in a resin for preservation that you can wear and they won’t go bad! How awesome is that! Talk about using natural resources right? When you purchase the Literally Orange Earringsyou are helping Chilean artisans create an income for their families and communities. Your small purchase can go a long way. Gifts With Humanity is an incredible organization that focuses on helping communities capitalize on their art or craft where the locals otherwise couldn’t. Always remember to think about the impact your purchasing power really has!

About Literally Orange Earrings:
These thin slices of orange are coated in resin to preserve their color and shape. They even have a citrus scent! Pueblos del Sur artisans in Chile created these orange earrings by hand as an income generating project. The earrings measures about 2 1/2 inches in diameter and hangs from a silver nickel hook.

Gifts With Humanity - You Shop We Donate

Bamboo Hoodie Dress

Bamboo Hoodie Dress

Bamboo Hoodie Dress

How amazingly cute is this dress from Bamboo Styles! I absolutely love it! It is only $28 and guess what….MADE OUT OF BAMBOO!! Super cool right?! I love hoods I have no idea why but I do and the 3/4 sleeve and stitching make me need this Bamboo Hoodie Dress, like yesterday. Usually, most of bamboo or even organic cotton clothing is very plain and crunchy looking. The pieces that have a little attitude to them are usually crazy expensive. I really do appreciate finding stylish clothes that are priced right and sustainable for our environment. I am glad to see a company such as Bamboo Styles appreciates this as well. Bamboo Stylesdoesn’t offer a huge selection of men’s or women’s clothing but the items they do offer I happen to think have a little flare to them which makes all the difference to me.

Product Info:
•Biza brand
•Form fitting on top and through sleeves – comfortable loose fit in the skirt
•Bottom hem hits at mid-thigh
•3/4 sleeves
•Empire waist band detail
•Scar stitching on shoulder seam and waistband
•70% bamboo 25% cotton 5% spandex
•Made in Mexico
The bamboo clothing you purchase from us is guaranteed to be:
•Extremely soft
•Moisture wicking
•Made from bamboo grown without the use of pesticides or fertilizers

Bamboo Styles

Ecoist’s Scarf-Necklace

Yes, Yes I know another Ecoist item but what can I say, they have been wowing me more than ever lately. How cute is this scarf-necklace really!

Scarf Necklace

Scarf Necklace

Yesterday’s News = Today’s Fashion

These absolutely fabulous scarf-necklaces are made from upcycled t-shirts and factory remnants and are handmade by local women. Ecoist offers a variety of prints but I personally can never say no to animal prints in general.Ecoist’sScarf-Necklace is moderately priced but that isn’t to say the necklace isn’t worth the purchase! I am completely swooning over these!