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Swimsuit Staple: The One Piece

It is officially summer and swimsuit season is upon us! Have no fear if you didn’t make it to the gym quite as often as you would have liked to this spring, because this summer it is all about the one piece. Form flattering shapes with cut-out detailing that add […]

5 Fashion Trends To Thrift Right Now

Easy-to-find vintage trends are everywhere, you just have to know where to look. Thrifting for new wardrobe looks often comes down to going with a gut reaction. Perhaps more so than in mainstream stores and boutiques where marketing and merchandising is working its magic on your decision making abilities. In […]

20 (More) Great Quotes on Style

On simplicity, little black dresses, perceived beauty and how to have it all: 20 quotes about style. Perhaps it’s time for another little style pick-me-up so here are 20 more of the best style and fashion quotes of all time. We can all probably agree with fashion greats like Karl Lagerfeld, […]

Ready for Rio

Get ready for Rio+20 by dressing in these picks from some of Brazil’s top eco-designers. As Rio+20 – the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development – kicks off this week, thousands of game changers in the sustainability world will flock to Brazil. We do hope that good things come out […]

10 Eco-Friendly Denim Lines We Love

10 denim designers prove that organic denim has a place in your wardrobe. When it doubt, turn to your denim. Jeans have been hanging in our closets since the 1800s, donning the likes of painters, farmers, artists, lumberjacks, gardeners, and everyday people. Above all, each pair represents the All-American classic […]

Source4Style Workshop: Eco-Integration 1-0-1

The much anticipated Source 4 Style website went live earlier this fall and now founders Summer Rayne Oakes and Benita Singh are bringing the depths of their eco-fashion expertise in atelier style workshops to a city near you. The first one in NYC kicked off last Wednesday and attendees had […]

B. Poetic’s Lovely Hand-Made Hair Accessories

Once upon a weekend dressing, you found your options quite depressing, had but only lame and boring options for your hair. While you searched, nearly quitting, suddenly saw something sitting, that looked perfect and quite fitting, fitting for up there. “‘Tis B. Poetic,” you said aloud, “hitting the bull’s eye […]

EcoSalon Editor’s Picks: Johanna Björk

EcoSalon’s fashion columnist and recent West Coast transplant Johanna Björk shows us how she plans to accessorize her favorite washed-out gray denim and white tank this summer. Ever wondered how our editors channel this season’s trends to complement the favorite pieces in their own wardrobes? Well, look no further. Today […]

Celebrity Knockoff: Charlize Theron’s Effortless Elegance

How to knock off Charlize Theron’s effortlessly elegant outfit, in true eco-fashion.  Charlize Theron is one of those girls we all want to be or be friends with. She chooses her roles well, often portraying strong women who blaze their own paths through life. Through the Charlize Theron Africa Outreach […]

The Coat War

Fall is by far my favorite time of year. Having just a touch of coolness in the air as you walk around on a sunny day lends to layering and that is where my joy stems from. Only, I find there is a predicament as we move into cooler temperatures […]

Is Lonesome George Slow Fashion’s New Mascot?

Will the plight of Lonesome George inspire you to be an Agent of Change? The concept of slow food is worldwide and growing, but is the concept of slow fashion equally on the radars of today’s consumers?  There certainly seems to be a disconnect from ever growing fast fashion collections […]

The EcoChic Design Award: Challenging Fashion Designers to Cut Waste

Hong Kong-based fashion non-profit Redress launched a sustainable fashion design competition to inspire emerging designers from East to West to reduce waste in the fashion industry. As you may have heard, fashion is one of the world’s most polluting and resource-intense industries, and our accelerating consumption and taste for fast […]

Océé – Riding the Slow Fashion Wave

The recently launched eco-conscious fashion line Océé is inspired by oceanic imagery. Each piece is made to order and 2% of the proceeds benefit Surfrider Foundation Europe. Océane Buret connected with the ocean at an early age, while spending summers sailing with her family across France and Europe. Since then, […]

H&M Spring Collection: Fresh, Floral and Sustainable

It might be gray and raining outside, but a few days into 2010 and I’m already looking forward to spring designs. This might be because as far as fashion goes, more and more designers and big names in the industry are opting for sustainable materials. Today’s spotlight is on fashion-giant […]

Buffalo Horns, Snake Skin and Cadmium?

Last week the Gap, in collaboration with the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund, launched their newest collections at their Fifth Avenue concept store. The collection features sustainable jewelry designs from Monique Péan, menswear from Patrik Ervell and luxe women’s wear by designer Sophie Théallet. The trio was titled by the CFDA in […]

5 Fashion Trends To Thrift Right Now

Easy-to-find vintage trends are everywhere, you just have to know where to look. Thrifting for new wardrobe looks often comes down to going with a gut reaction. Perhaps more so than in mainstream stores and boutiques where marketing and merchandising is working its magic on your decision making abilities. In […]

On Trend: 7 Sustainable (Not Sneaky) Sneakers

ColumnSeven sustainable sneakers to live in this summer. Sneakers are super trendy right now — something we should all be very excited about. Looking fashionable while speedwalking down the street? Oh yes. High fashion labels like Lanvin, Celine, Chanel and Balenciaga have all made versions of the humble sneaker. However, […]

One Step Summer Dressing: Take It Easy In a Onesie Jumpsuit

As the air turns warmer and daylight hours grow longer, it’s time to reassess our sartorial options. For an easy, breezy choice that will keep you as cool as you look, consider trying this season’s most pervasive trend, the jumpsuit. Not the first item to pop into your mind, I’m […]

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You Might Be Able to Start A Clothing Line in Your Bathtub

Along Brooklyn’s west-side waterfront, not far from the Bay Ridge neighborhood where many of our immigrant grandparents grew up, there is a woman working to start a clothing line in a biotech lab. It all started when Suzanne Lee, a British-born fashion designer, was writing “Fashioning the Future: Tomorrow’s Wardrobe,” a […]

Eco Oscar Fashion: What You May Have Missed

Did you tune into the Oscars this year? The annual Academy Awards show hit the air this past Sunday night and it dazzled as usual. But where was the eco Oscar fashion coverage? Dior, Chanel, Givency…all of the top designers made an appearance on the red carpet of the 87th […]

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Eco Oscar Fashion: What You May Have Missed

Did you tune into the Oscars this year? The annual Academy Awards show hit the air this past Sunday night and it dazzled as usual. But where was the eco Oscar fashion coverage? Dior, Chanel, Givency…all of the top designers made an appearance on the red carpet of the 87th […]

You Might Be Able to Start A Clothing Line in Your Bathtub

Along Brooklyn’s west-side waterfront, not far from the Bay Ridge neighborhood where many of our immigrant grandparents grew up, there is a woman working to start a clothing line in a biotech lab. It all started when Suzanne Lee, a British-born fashion designer, was writing “Fashioning the Future: Tomorrow’s Wardrobe,” a […]