Eco Style West Vol. 11

Sustainable style news from EcoSalon’s West Coast fashion correspondent.

Chill-Cation – For those San Francisco style seekers planning to stay put for the Memorial Day weekend, pen in partying hard at Chillin’ Productions 13th year Anniversary party on Saturday night. Held at the historic and high-vaulted two-story warehouse, SOMA’s Mezzanine, the lineup includes work from 200 artists and 80 fashion designers set to an eclectic blend of music by seven DJ’s and live music. Homegrown art and shopping, soaring vistas and local watching. Saturday, May 28, 8:00 pm –  2:00 am. Tickets $10.

Platform Power! – What do you get when you cross an LA-based cult shoe designer with Berkeley’s most innovative sustainable fashion store? A to-die-for collaboration of platform, flats and saddle shoes that are perfect for your 70’s inspired summer style. The result of a long-standing friendship between the designer, Jeffrey Campbell and Convert owner, Randy, the five designs are made leather free using dead stock materials and non-animal based glues. If you’re lucky enough to grab one of these super hot numbers , you’ll be voting with your dollar to affect change in true Berkley counter-revolutionary style. Based on this line’s reception, Campbell will consider including more sustainable styles in his future regular collections.

Barely There – Memorial Day got you thinking about lazy days by the pool? Then it’s time to add buying a bathing suit to your list of things to do. Things have changed from years of suits with fussy details and out of season color ways. One of Southern California’s hottest local swimwear lines, Cali Dreaming, has the suit that is as perfect as you are (yes, you are). Their focus is on comfortable fabrics, a signature nude color palette, and astonishingly flattering cuts. All suits are made in Los Angeles from fabrics sourced locally. Getting ready to bare was never this easy.




Rowena Ritchie

Rowena is EcoSalon’s West Coast Fashion Editor and currently resides in San Francisco, CA.