Beyond the LBD, it’s Eco Fashion With an Attitude: On Trend


ColumnBlack is brilliant. Its neat and easy sophistication is timeless, it goes with anything, and yet, always somehow reflects a hint of rebellious attitude. Black is just plain cool. Here are five eco fashion pieces that take black to a new frontier full of personality.


Robe Droite by Kami Organic

This sexy dress by Kami Organic is a great timeless piece with a hint of sexy sheer. Started in 2008 by avid sailor and entrepreneur Didier Willard, Kami Organic always feels great on your skin for their uses of all GOTS certified materials. “KAMI Organic Collection, is a very stylish proposal for the women of the 21 st century, a sense of details for an authentic and sustainable luxury.”

Place des Tendances, on sale for 95 euros  


Accelerator Booties by Mandy Coon

These boots would totally kick some ass in a great, and of course, stylish fashion. Extremely well made in NYC by legendary Mandy Coon, I’d rock these bad girls any day.

Helpsy, $360.50


Galaxy Star Clutch by The Sway

The Sway shows up a lot in On Trend, but their designs and ethics are so on point, it’s impossible to resist. Featured in top fashion press like Vogue, Mercedes Benz Fashion Week and Amber Valletta for, their sustainable practices are paving the way to prove edgy style doesn’t have to be sacrificed for an eco-lifestyle.

The Sway, $364


Fruit Pigment Mascara by 100 Percent Pure

Colored with black tea and berry pigment, this light weight mascara is great for sensitive eyes or contact wearers. Entirely natural and vegetarian, this mascara performs great too, promising smudge and water resistance.

100 Percent Pure, $21


Pendant in Obsidian by Efants Perdus Encircled

This badass obsidian piece is entirely hand carved into the stone. Enfants Perdus started in 2006 by a group of silversmiths in their Brooklyn-based studio, they source all materials through ecologically and ethically friendly practices, including recycled refining, conflict-free trading, and responsible mining.

Helpsy, $210

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images from the brands, top collage by Juliette Donatelli

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Juliette Donatelli

Working in the field of sustainability for over seven years, Juliette is passionate about its intersection within the fashion industry. Juliette began studying ecological conservation, and led consumer awareness campaigns around the world from water usage in southern California, riparian restoration in South Africa, food distribution in Paris and bison habitat in the Great Plains. She has launched her passion--consumerism and sustainability--into a place where it hits home--fashion. Juliette is the founder and editor-in-chief of, Director of Sustainability at Manufacture NY, and loves to read, dance, swim and enjoy the occasional glass of champagne.