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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!!!

Woodchuckcase.com Cute Accessories Made in Minneapolis

Woodchuck USA 180x150 http://www.woodchuckcase.com/

 

Woodchuck Case makes sustainable cases and covers, made in the USA.  Woodchuck uses locally sourced wood to produce phone, tablet, laptop, headphone cases and key chains. I appreciate that the pricing of Woodchuck products.  This is something I really value when trying to find ethical brands and products.  It is very important that we make ethical, domestic products affordable as much as it is that they are good quality.
I am totally digging that at Woodchuckcase.com you can customize your cases. Obviously this will effect the price but being that the prices are so reasonable you can modify your case to reflect your originality with out having to spend a fortune on it. Now not only are two cases ever alike but if you customize it there is definitely no way anyone will be seen with the same accessory as you!
The customization steps are clear/concise with a turn around time of only 8-10 days! If you think about it this is probably only possible because the products are manufactured in Minneapolis. It also looks like the additional cost for customization is only between $20 & $30 depending on product and size! I do see however that you cannot customize the headphones or key chains but I am assuming that would be much too difficult.
You should check out Woodchuckcase.com too see what all the awesomeness is about!

The product details are as follows:
Designed and Manufactured in USA
100% Real Locally-Sourced Wood
Made to Outlast Your Electronics
Uses 3M™ Brand (Non-Residue) Adhesive
Unique as the Trees They Are Made From

Their Story: A couple of years ago an idea took leaf. Ben and Kevin envisioned a little more Mother Nature and a lot less Big Brother in their lives and in their electronics. They created 100% real wood covers for their iPhones, iPads, Beats by Dre headphones and more. Secret Project Name: Woodchuck. Woodchuck is not another product designed by a committee of suits, nor is it manufactured in China. Woodchuck is designed, manufactured, printed, and assembled in beautiful Minneapolis USA. This is entrepreneurship. This is the Great American Experiment. This is passion, baby! Find out more here!

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. 

Urbano Eco Trash Can

 

One of my favorite stores ever is UncommonGoods.com. I can always find some really fun and interesting stuff there. Recently I tried the Urbano Eco Trash Can  from the Eco-Friendly Products section of Uncommon Goods and I am in love! I have trash can issues in my apartment, as the one I have hanging over a cabinet door isn’t big enough and I have no real place for a large standing can in my kitchen. I do have pets so I have to be conscious where I put a can so they don’t get into it or knock it over.  This has been an ongoing issue plaguing me ever since I moved into my new place.  The Urbano has afforded me some great opportunities to de-clutter and reuse bags that would otherwise be sitting in a cabinet making a mess.  Although I bring bags with me when I go shopping I do appreciate a reason to use the plastic bags I do accumulate.
The Urbano is the perfect size to fit in my kitchen right against the wall between my oven and one of my cabinets. I can open both without the Urbano being at risk of getting knocked over. I can make use of the plastic bags have and eliminate clutter in one of my cabinets from saving them. The Urbano fits a large amount of stuff in it which I kind of wasn’t expecting.   It isn’t a huge trash can but magically it holds 2 liter soda bottles, cans, plastic containers of different shapes and sizes (yes, I was using it for my recyclables). I tried to cram it with as much stuff as I could and not 1 thing fell out or even made the Urbano sides bulge. That being said I am not trying to say the Urbano holds the same amount as a huge garbage can but a single woman who eats pretty regularly, has 2 pets, cleans more than regularly, and recycles makes some trash and the Urbano is more than capable of handling my mess.

About The Urbano Eco Trash Can at Uncommon Goods: Winner of the 2005 Pratt Product Design Competition, designer Kevin McElroy’s clever trash can allows you to store and reuse the plastic bags that you collect from shopping in a neat, organized way. Simply loop trash bags around the cut-out sides and push them all the way down, creating a visual of stacked handles all along the side. When you are ready to use one, just move it up to the handles and hook so that it won’t fall in on itself. Made in the USA.

Some Great Stuff For Your Home Made in The US of A

It has been a while since I have posted in one of the most important sections of this entire blog! I am always on the look out for great stuff you can find that has been made right here in our little own country! It has been more difficult as the years go on to find anything that is made in the America and when you do the price is so much higher and let’s be honest not always of the best quality either.  I am happy to see the pace of this Made in the USA trend pick up.  That is the exact reason why I feel like it is important to search out what ever Made In The USA products and businesses I can find!

Flip Flop Nesting Boxes

Flip Flop Nesting Boxes

 

Flip Flop Nesting Boxes $120

I think these are super cute and love almost anything made from recycled flip flops.  I know I get good use out of mine every summer.  It is exciting to know that when I recycle them they do go to good use.  Spring is right around the corner and I cannot wait to break out my flip flops, now especially after seeing these.  The  only thing I don’t necessarily love is the price however it is hand made and I can only imagine how long that takes so I can let it go.

Product Description: Please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery.

Bring the flip flop love into your home with these upcycled nesting boxes. Flip flop flotsam from flip flop factories (say that three times fast!) is wasted more than you might expect, but you can make a difference in the fate of such fun material by gracing your home with these nesting baskets. Each upcycled basket is comprised of patiently wired together pieces of flip flop, resulting in a colorful pattern.
Use indoors or out, these boxes are fit for anything from toys to towels.

 

 

Vinyl Record Jigsaw Puzzle

Vinyl Record Jigsaw Puzzle

 

 

Vinyl Jigsaw Puzzle $35

I don’t know many people who are willing to part with their vinyl but I can say I have recently seen some of the most creative uses ever come out of recycling them.  I think the jigsaw puzzle is an excellent way to upcycle them.  You can still use and almost honor the record.  This is a perfect gift for the hipster you know that you know.

Product Description:
This 31-piece puzzle is lots of fun and a great conversation piece. Looking for a way to delight puzzle junkies or vinyl lovers? We gotcha covered.
Made from Classic Rock LPs that celebrate the best of the 60s & 70s. Let us pick out a good one for you.
Comes packaged in a sturdy, clear round box.

 

 

Concrete Hexi-Bowl

Concrete Hexi-Bowl

 

Concrete Hexi Bowl $95

I think this bowl is super cool.  The design is very modern/minimalist but the coolest part is that 40-70% of the bowl is made from reclaimed stone! Besides the fact that it is hand molded which just sounds like a ton of fun to have that job!  I know this is a little pricey for a bowl but hand made upcycled items are becoming more fashionable so sooner or later the price of conscious products will go down.

Product Description: Molded by hand, this is one unique serving bowl! Comprised of an advanced concrete mix that has been fine tuned over years of experimentation, it contains anywhere from 40 to 70 percent of reclaimed stone dust obtained from tile and counter top manufacturers. A great conversation piece and an easy way to display in-season fruit or your favorite holiday bulbs!
Because cement essentially cures continuously over time, these actually increase in durability over the years.
Each hexi bowl develops a unique patina as it ages.
Sealed to resist stains with carnauba wax.
Available in your choice of gray or white

 

Shades Bud Vase

Shades Bud Vase

 

Shades Bud Vase $55

This I have to say is probably one of the simplest resolutions to recycling glass bottles that I really never thought about before.  I would like to announce I would appreciate a little more decoration on the bud vases but over all this is a great idea! It is so simple and obvious I am ashamed I haven’t even thought of this before.  I really, really love this idea!

Product Description: Flower arrangements can be lovely, but why shell out fifty bucks when you can use this bud vase over and over again? These vases provide just as much of an impact on a room’s freshness with just four flower buds as an entire arrangement! Made of four upcycled glass bottle tops mounted on a glass pane, these glass vases are sealed to prevent leakage. Need a table centerpiece? These are the perfect size to hold taper candles- and the curved nature of the bottle easily catches any candle drippings!

Natural Train Letters – made in USA

How fun is this!!!??? You can get the train personalized! Growing up nothing ever had my name on it and I was always disappointed after searching endlessly and my name would never be there. I am not sure why personalized gifts are always so exciting but I feel like it adds a little something to the purchase.
You can show your support for the planet with an ethical and safe toy for your child or if you are giving it as a gift. You can never go wrong with that! The Name Train is also made in the USA which as you know is becoming more and more important by the day. Support our country and products made in it. The more we purchase the more opportunity we have to bring manufacturing back to our nation.  You can also recycle the train when you are finished with it.
You can use up to 8 letters which is pretty awesome if you ask me. Get a personalized Name Train. Engine, caboose, and 3 letters of your choice (add more letters for $4.75 each)
Ages 3+, made from hard maple with non-toxic finish.
Made in USA

You can find this an other great items at Our Green House.

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.

Hopscotch Kids Nail Polish Review &Give Away Again

Hopscotch Nail Pollish

Hopscotch Nail Polish

 

 

I love nail polish! I change mine all of the time and I really love making it my own. What I don’t like is the smell and chemicals that go into making nail polish. Even my pooches cringe when I am applying. This made me think about a few things, one being what about children? I know mom’s love making their little ones look extra cute by painting their finger and toe nails but are they considering what is actually in the polish might be harmful? I never really did until I went on a mission to find some non-toxic nailpolish brands.  I found Hopscotch Kids Nail polish at Nature’s Basin. Hopscotch Kids Nail Polish comes in 16 incredibly vibrant colors that are super fun!

I tried a bottle of the color Peter Peter Pumpkin Eater to see how it worked. I won’t lie I kind of thought the colors would need many coats to look as thick and vibrant as they do in the bottle but that wasn’t’ the case at all. The polish went on smoothly, the color was gorgeous. It was also easy to remove and didn’t stain my nails. I was glad I tried it. This is a brand we can all feel comfortable using. Hopscotch Kids Nail Polish is also made in the USA!! That is something you know I can get behind! To find Hopscotch and other great products visit Nature’s Basin. Free shipping on orders over $49 and free samples!

Product Description: This natural nail polish is the premier non-toxic, kid-friendly alternative to solvent-based nail polish. The water-based formula is free of the harsh, smelly chemicals that most nail polishes contain, helping condition your little one’s nails with long-lasting, salon quality vibrant color. Hopscotch Kids is free of toluene, dibutyl phthalate, formaldehyde, nitrocellulose, butyl and ethyl acetates, acetone, FD&C, coal tar and lake colors.

If you want to try your very own bottle of Hopscotch Kids Nail Polish click to enter here and read the contest rules! The contest ends on July 2nd so enter ASAP before it is gone.

Made by Me Box Set

Made By Me Box Set

Made By Me Box Set

 

 

Less assembly than model cars but way more fun!! A child can learn how to create, build and have fun. The Made By Me Box Set allows children the chance to make relatively simple vehicles and then decorate them anyway they like. Better than a preassembled toy in my book. The Made By Me Boxed Set is also one parents don’t really need to help with. I like toys that show children how learning and creating is fun and exciting. Who know’s this might be the spark your child needs to figure out what he or she will want to be when they grow up.

Product Description: The Made By Me Set Details:
Get 4 original vehicle kits in one box. Includes the blank bodies for a train, tugboat, tractor, and truck plus wheels and axles for each. The Made By Me series allows children 3 and up to have a good creative and constructive time! The assembly instructions are enclosed. All you need is some glue, a hammer, and paints, crayons, stickers or anything you want use for designing your vehicles.

Made in the USA.

Bike Chain Picture Frame

Bike Chain Picture Frame

Bike Chain Picture Frame

 

 

 

I’m not generally a fan of recycled bike chain merchandise like jewelry, bags, chains, but this frame caught my eye. I like the shape and pattern of the chains in this frame. It’s simple but interesting.  You can even decorate it up if you like with odds and ends you have around the house.   The idea for these frames came about when someones bike chain broke on their way to work. There are plenty of uses one could have for a bike chains which is good but this picture frame sort of makes sure it won’t end up in a landfill somewhere. People generally keep picture frames for long periods of tome or at the least give them away. It’s not easy to break a bike chain and as long as it is constructed sturdily the frame could last forever! Another special perk to the bike chain picture frame is that it is made in the USA. That’s just one more reason why you should be buying these for yourself, friends, family, even strangers! You can find this frame and other super cute items at Hipcycle!