Conscious Culture and Fashion
October 19, 2014
Column Fall jewelry trends this year are all about statement pieces and bold and beautiful embellishment. Check out our top 6 picks from our favorite brands.
1. Tarsis Necklace by Akola Project Tribal necklaces are big this season, and Akola Project’s Tarsis necklace (pictured above) from the Horn Collection is made from naturally shed ankle horn and hand-cast metal beads from Ethiopia. All of Akola Project’s pieces are carefully hand-crafted by dignified Akola women in Uganda, helping to create sustainable livelihoods for members of underprivileged communities. …
Can you really toss your old jeans into your compost pile?
Technically, yes you can. However, there is a lot to understand about the constitution of different fibers, how fast they can break down and possible complications when it comes to compostable clothing. Many companies and designers, such as PUMA, Freitag and Linda Loudermilk, have been working with creating fully biodegradable textiles, and are making headway with increasing the speed at which fibers can break down and add beneficial elements to a compost pile.
The exploitation of Cambodian garment factory workers has escalated to the point of absolute abomination.
Although one of Asia’s poorest countries, approximately 400,000 Cambodians work in the garment sector, which accounts for $5 billion of the country’s exports. Since 2010 the low cost of manufacturing and labor in Cambodia has attracted large fashion name brands to the Asian nation in the name of fast fashion. The working conditions of garment factory workers were never acceptable in the first place, and it was only a matter of time before a reaction …
There are very few people that I’ve ever met that don’t like avocados. They’re delectably cream, not to sweet, incredibly flavorful and completely satisfying – what’s not to love? Not only are avocados delicious, they are also full of Vitamins A, E and K, and are considered one of the most nutrient dense foods packed full of essential minerals, B Vitamins and dietary fiber. So try them in our top 10 avocado recipes and fall in love with them all over again!
ColumnOur first Fall 2014 edition of On Trend offers up a selection of comfortable, super soft and easy to layer basics for the office, weekend outings or just lounging around at home. Get cozy this season and let your skin breathe easy in our favorite organic cotton basics for fall!
Basic Sweat by Baserange This simple and classic sweatshirt (pictured above) from Danish label Baserange is made from 100 percent certified organic cotton that is so soft to the touch. Made in Portugal under fair labor conditions, you can rest assured that …
Rock the color blocking trend this fall with easy to wear, natural tones.
Aloha prints may have worked well for summer, but vibrant color block takes the place of prints this fall in a major way. Check out our top picks for eco chic fashion and accessories with color block in gorgeous, natural tones. Wear them with bold eye make up and a stylized ponytail for one of the sleekest looks of the season!