Thursday, January 31, 2008

Bamboo Arm Warmers Going FAST!

Don't say we didn't warn you! We are down to our last few pairs of bamboo jersey arm warmers - the hit of the season. The manufacturer has been sold out for over a month, so if you've been longing for a little wrist warmth and sleek, simple style, grab a pair now.

They just so happen to be on SALE right now. Available in bark/burgundy, burnt orange, and one last remaining pair of leaf green. Don't forget the matching scarf. :)

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Spring 08 from Ryann - On The Way!

Here you have it - your first look at Spring 08 styles from Ryann.

The top and dress are made of bamboo and will be available at Fashion Ethic in black and cream. They should be arriving next week, so keep an eye out!

And if you're wondering about those fabulous trousers at left - they'll arrive in another month or so, just in time for Spring get togethers!

Monday, January 28, 2008

Get Your Cozy On

Even though Spring arrivals start next week, we're reminded that in most parts of the country it is still mid-winter. In fact, it snowed here today and the biting-cold January weather makes us want to cozy up in this adorable coat from Peligrosa Knits or the organic wool sweater from naturevsfuture.

The gorgeous blue coat from Peligrosa is tailored, yet the boiled wool stretches with you, so you feel like you're wearing a sweater...even though you look like a million bucks. And isn't that exactly what you need when you're trying to look cool but keep warm?

This naturevsfuture contrast sweater is one of our best sellers at Fashion Ethic. Everyone who tries it on LOVES it! Speaking of looking like a million bucks, this little miracle worker is sleek and instantly slimming, thanks to the genius styling of designer Nina Valenti. The sleeves are cut extra long, with a 'thumbhole' for keeping your wrists warm, and the collar can be worn up or down, depending on the wind chill factor.
Did we mention they both happen to be marked-down as part of Fashion Ethic's In Season Sale? Non? Well, what are you waiting for?! Quantites and sizes are limited!

Friday, January 25, 2008

Sneak Peek at Lizzie Parker for Spring

Spring deliveries commence next week and we are excited to be offering our customers the online exclusive on Lizzie Parker's Spring 08 line. The citrusy colors are just what you need to get through the grey days before Spring offically arrives. And the stretch bamboo fleece is the perfect transitional fabric as the weather slowly gets warmer.

At left, the racer sweatshirt (shown in "juiced") and the trenchy coat (shown in "aquadisiac") debut at Fashion Ethic next week!

3.2008 Update: Shop for Racer and Trenchy Now!

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Happy "Fashionably Responsible" Birthday!

Today is the 7th birthday of the youngest Fashion Ethic fan...Candice's daughter Emerson. To celebrate, we decided to highlight the best in ethical kids' wear and treats today.

First let us say that it is extremely difficult to locate eco-friendly and socially-conscious lines in KID sizes (6 and up). Likewise with toys for school-age kids. We know because we've been looking for the best to carry here at Fashion Ethic. Here are some that stretch their sizes/appeal to at least age 8 and we hope will extend size to big kids - because really, at what age does it become okay to have pesticides on your clothes?

Kate Quinn Organics is a line out of Seattle with tremendous style and liberal use of organic cottons. Shapes are simple, but somehow different and the colors reach beyond the typical organic pallette of beige, grey, and off-white - you'll find peacock, pomegranate, and sunshine too! Sizes from 0-3m to 8y in a few styles.

The selection from Fig Kids runs to more basics with cute animal silhouette prints. Emerson adores the teal hoodie with sparrows. Fig is from the designers who brought you Twice Shy and made of certified organic cotton. Sizes from newborn to 8y. (Tip - on this website, try clicking twice if things aren't opening for you.)

Sweets and kids go hand in hand. We've got the organic lollipops and candies from Yummy Earth on our scouting list for products to bring to Fashion Ethic soon. With no artifical flavors, chemical colors, or high fructose corn syrup and awesome flavors like grapefruit and blood orange, how can you say no to these sweet treats? And here's a new one - the company was founded by two dads. Does that make 'dadpreneur' the new 'mompreneur'?

A great toy shop near us, Planet Happy Toys, also has a website offering toys that meet a "higher standard," of sustainability, similar to what we do for apparel here at Fashion Ethic. You can shop by age, find out where toys are made, and shop with confidence, knowing that the toys are safe.

Another fantastic online toy shop is Magellans Toy Shop, bringing you "Learning and Fun from Around the World". Raising socially-conscious kids means introducing them to other cultures and languages, which is simple to do at Magellan's, with their selection of toys, books, and games in languages from Spanish and French to Greek and Russian. At Fashion Ethic, we're sort of partial to the "What the World Wears" placemat. Emerson also approves.

We are looking forward to seeing the Bindi International kidswear line from Bindi Irwin next month when we go "buying". Until then, if you have favorite organic, recycled, or otherwise sustainable and Fashionably Responsible KIDS' clothing lines, send them our way! And Happy 7th Emerson!

Monday, January 7, 2008

Resolved to Go Green?

If you decided to make 2008 a little greener by living (and buying) more consciously, we'd be delighted to help you out.

That's why we've made in-season markdowns on fabulous fashion from designers who use fair labor and sustainable materials AND we're offering an extra discount...just use code GREENIN08 to get 20% off your order, including sale stuff!