On Trend: Au Natural

EcoSalon: On Trend: Au Natural

Less serious than black, natural hues are great complements to bright colors and make for good investment pieces.

Everyone seems to be talking about the bright colors these days, but there were plenty of natural hues seen on the runway during the latest edition of fashion weeks. For those of us who like to invest in fashion that lasts for a long time, the good news is that shades of beige never go out of style. In eco-fashion, it’s always the new black. To combine some of the hottest trends this winter, mix these natural hues with some poppy bright reds, plaid or orange lips.

Organic by John Patrick Flare Pants
These flared pants are truly figure-flattering. Made from organic cotton linen they are durable, comfy and easily take you from the office to a fancy vegan restaurant as they literally go with anything.
on sale for $137.50, 11th Moon

The Cortes Blanket by Heather Heron
Made from organic hemp linen, organically dyed and hand-knotted, this gorgeous blanket becomes softer with use and with proper care (i.e. hand washing) will last you a lifetime. And there’s no reason to leave it on the sofa, make it work double-duty by wearing it as a poncho or scarf.
$395.00, Heather Heron

Dace Patience Dress
This simple, stylish silk shirt dress features a flattering shawl collar and front and back pleating detail. Made from 100% sand washed silk, it comes with a belt and looks as good worn alone or paired with a leather jacket for a bit more attitude.
$395, Dace

Saami Bracelet
Based on traditional techniques from Sweden’s native Sami people, this handcrafted leather bracelet features delicate tin-silver alloy braiding. If beige is not your thing, don’t worry, it comes in 23 colors and is available in reindeer leather or lambskin.
approx. $147, Saami Crafts

Kork iPad Case
Made from recycled and recyclable natural cork, this cool case will keep your trusty iPad safe. It has outputs for everything you need to plug in and is ergonomically shaped for a natural feel. Available for the iPad 1 and iPad 2.
$39.95 – 49.95, A Produkt

Desert Antilope/Duna Boots by El Naturalista
Spanish shoe brand El Naturalista is inspired by nature and people. The company requires that all suppliers, the factory and agents and sales people adhere to their eco policy. Walk the talk in these stylish yet comfy desert boots, which will only look better with time.
approx. $220, El Naturalista

Izzy Lane College Cardigan
British designer Izzy Lane combines ethical fashion, luxury and animal welfare by sourcing wool from her own flock of rescued sheep, who get to live out their lives in a sanctuary in North Yorkshire. This short Wensleydale wool cardigan features side pockets and recycled nickle buffalo buttons.
approx. $469, Izzy Lane

Johanna Björk

Johanna is a sustainable fashion writer currently based in Ojai, CA. Read her weekly On Trend column to learn what's new in eco fashion.