Eco Style West Vol. 31

Sustainable style news from EcoSalon’s West Coast Fashion Editor.

Africa Outlook – Shop San Francisco-based Wildlife Works’ Kukhanga collection, the recent relaunch features extracted elements from the vibrant prints found on the traditional Khangas worn on East African Women. The easy-to-wear line of tops, jackets and accessories are certified organic, handmade and hand screen printed by local women at their carbon neutral EcoFactory built next to the wildlife sanctuary Wildlife Works started. Thought that was impressive? The conscious company also offsets their carbon emissions throughout the entire manufacturing process through REDD (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation), which aids local wildlife preservation.

Hot Childe In the City – There’s a reason why we can’t stop loving on Feral Childe, they’re talented, original and prepared to put their money where their mouths are. Meet delectable designers Moriah Carlson and Alice Wu at their fall trunk show at SALA Boutique in Berkeley on Saturday, October 15th. My advice? Snap up one of their flattering silk georgette dresses in the orchestra print, sure to be the sustainable must-have of the season.

LA Stories – There’s just something about California (and its not the cheese). A new exhibition “Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A., 1945-1980″ at L.A.’s Getty Museum explores the eternal appeal of the Golden State, which influenced celebrated artists like David Hockney and Ed Ruscha. But wait, there’s more… the exhibit kicks off 60 further shows all over Southern California over the next six months, including a massive public sculpture and performance art event that will take place during an 11-day festival in January.


Rowena Ritchie

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