Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Lights Out on 2008 with Our Holiday Clearance Sale

Get it while the getting's good: 50%, 60%, even 75% off on practically the entire shop at Fashion Ethic.

NOW is the time to green up your ethical and stylish wardrobe for 2009 while keeping some green in your gorgeous wallet. From hand-dyed cashmere to organic coats and sustainable dresses, you'll find it all from brands like EDUN, Kelly B, Sublet, SPUN, and more, all on sale at Fashion Ethic this week.

Quantities and sizes are limited, so shop early and shop often for the best deals!

SHOP the Clearance Sale at Fashion Ethic NOW

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Send a Fashion Ethic Gift Certificate!

Snowed in? (we are!) Forget someone on your list? Or maybe you've experienced that not-so-pleasant moment of receiving a generous gift from someone you hadn't considered a "gift friend" (ouch). Don't fret! Fashion Ethic Gift Certificates can be emailed near and far in but a moment.

Then your loved ones (or new besties) can experience picking out something stylish and substantive whenever they desire and will think of you when their fabulous delivery arrives. After all, it's the thought that counts...so think Fashionably Responsble!

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(Snowy Trees Image by André La Pierre)

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Holiday Spotlight: Gifts with Double Giving

It's lovely when you know you're giving a gift that won't just sit in a closet or worse, be passed along in the next donation drive. Gifts that have meaning ordinarily also have function.

Then there are the gifts that not only are beautiful, meaningful, and functional, but also give back to causes you and your loved ones believe in. At Fashion Ethic, we strive to stock the shop with several choices of gifts and garb you can really feel good about. Here are just a few:

SPUN Organics A line of affordable and accessible 100% Certified Organic clothing for women. Each piece is a basic wardrobe necessity, but done with a little panache. The Wrap Dress and Cowl Neck Dress both feature 3/4 sleeves and skim the body. The Deep V-Tee, Scoop Neck, Rib Tank, and Boat Neck Top are layering essentials, while the Cowl Neck Top and Cardigan from SPUN both have flattering, long silhouettes. Not only is this line designed and manufactured with US fair labor, but the company also gives back through 1% For the Planet.

Sustainable Kids This is a fantastic line not only devoted to keeping the earth green and safe from pesticides, but also attempting to making that very world a better place. Sustainable Kids clothing is made with organic or sustainable fabrics and uses low-impact dyes, but the story doesn't end there. The company has partnered with the Hands and Feet Project, with $1.50 of each purchase supporting orphanges in Haiti. Not only that, but each item sold comes with a small postage-paid box so that the child receiving the garment can send a small toy, book, or toiletry item to the kids in need at the orphanages. Teaching the children of tomorrow to value their planet and fellow people - how cool is that?

Kee-Ka Organics We've been talking a lot about Kee-Ka as of late. This company makes adorable baby and toddler clothes and accessories using organic cotton and low-impact dyes AND gives product and other donations to St. Jude's and other Children's Hopitals in the process.

SIGG Everyone on your list deserves safe drinking water. SIGG is the leading PBA-free water bottle on the market and has become a hot commodity ever since Julia Roberts proclaimed "Everyone needs a SIGG" Oprah's 'Favorite Green Things' show. Fashion Ethic stocks the adult-sized sport bottles, kids' sized bottles, and accessories. SIGG is another member of 1% For the Planet, giving 1% of sales back to this organization that funds environmental causes.

SHOP the SPUN line of Organic Clothing HERE


SHOP for SIGG and accessories HERE

LEARN more about 1% For the Planet HERE

LEARN more about the Hands and Feet Project HERE

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Holiday Spotlight: Gift Wrap with Reusable BAGGU Bags

We've said it before, we'll say it again: we adore BAGGU bags for all their countless uses. Here is a quick video on how to get that perfectly wrapped BAGGU gift, as seen in our last post about BAGGUs for the Holidays.

Ready to buy? BAGGUs are just $8, with additional savings on orders of 3 or more. And they come in bright bold colors, stripes, and black for everyone on your list - male or female!


Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Holiday Spotlight: It's the Little Things that Count

Give stocking stuffers and Hannukah gifts that really make a difference. At Fashion Ethic we've filled our shop with items that will be used and appreciated by everyone on your list for many years to come. These are gifts that combine style and substance to show how much you truly care.

For the Kids: Every kid wants to find a sweet surprise with their holiday treats. Yummy Earth Candy Drops and Lollipops are perfect because they were developed by two dads who wanted to find a good alternative to the artifically flavored-corn-syrup-heavy options. Yummy Earth is organic, uses only natural ingredients, and is kosher as well as being essentially allergy-free. The Moonjar Bank comes folded up, so it's easy to wrap or slip in a stocking. When assembled, it has 3 sections for "deposits" - Save, Share, and Spend. The lessons of sharing and of saving are more important now than ever.

For the Baby: Organics aren't just for food! Since your skin is the largest organ you have, it's just as important to care for what you put ON your body as you do IN it. Kee-Ka Organics makes tyke-size onesies, tees, and bibs in holiday motifs. Check out Kee-Ka and their Snowflake, Little Elf, and Shalom designs today!

For Her: Whether it's your mom, your sister, your grandma or your girlfriend, all the women in your life deserve safe cosmetics. Ko Denmark Organic Lotion uses natural ingredients and is paraben-free with a subtle jasmine and neroli scent. Tsi-La Organic Perfume Set contains four mini rollerball scents for mixing and matching - but it does NOT contain any synthetic ingredients! And what woman doesn't want one-of-a-kind jewelry to match her one-of-a-kind personality? The "upcycled" pieces we carry at Fashion Ethic are not only eco-friendly, but handmade and completely unique.

For Him...Well, For Everyone Really!: Reusable isn't just good for the planet - it's good for YOU too. The SIGG bottle is PBA-free, so you don't have to worry about chemicals leaching into water. SIGG's hard-to-find sport bottle is now available at Fashion Ethic as well as kid sizes. And going "reusable" can be good to your pocketbook too! As more stores begin to charge for disposable bags, or give credits for using reusable bags, a BAGGU Bag will pay for itself in just a few trips to the grocery store. It comes in it's own 5" x 5" pouch and makes an excellent gift for teachers, co-workers, friends and family (and yes, it just might be the only reusable bag we've seen that a man would want to carry!)

SHOP for these and other ethical gifts NOW

Monday, December 15, 2008

Holiday Spotlight: It's Party Time

Our absolute favorite part of the holidays is dressing up! All the different parties and get togethers between now and New Year's mean we need a few different looks to get us through the end of the year.

If your closet could use a few new additions - items that will last past the party and serve you well into 2009 - Fashion Ethic has the best in ethical dresses with a conscience. All are fair labor/sweatshop-free and designed using eco-friendly fabrics and flattering silhouettes.

Pictured here, left to right:
(1) Sublet's organic cotton/bamboo blend "Beth" twist-front dress in Teal, a Sage BAGGU Bag, and jewelry from Entangles for Fashion Ethic SHOP it.
(2) naturevsfuture's Red Ingeo Tiered Dress and our Silk Chiffon wrap in Wine (the Red Ingeo dress was recently featured on White Apricot's List of Affordable Eco Chic Party Dresses!) SHOP it.
(3) SPUN Clothing's organic cotton "Diane" wrap dress in Midnight with a one-of-a-kind "upcycled" bag. SHOP it.

Zoya Nail Polish: Get Our New Favorite for FREE

Lately we've been testing out the new professional nail lacquers that happen to be free of some of the nastiest chemicals around (toulene, formaldehyde, and DBP). We've found that Zoya polish simply can't be beat for color selection, value, ease of application, and staying power. This line has it all.

So imagine our delight when we went to their site at Zoya.com and saw that they are giving away FREE bottles! Simply enter the code ZOYA at checkout and receive a free bottle of polish worth $6.00.

There's no telling how long this offer will last, so hurry on over and check them out today. With over 300 shades to choose from, it can take some time to choose the right color! We recommend Coco, a classic medium shade, or any of the deep berry lacquers in the Pulse collection (pictured above). They make the perfect complement to all the Berry Shades at Fashion Ethic!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Still Time for FREE Shipping Before Dec 24th

It's not too late to get your Fashion Ethic order shipped before December 24th! We use USPS Priority Shipping every day, which takes advantage of already-scheduled flights and postal routes and gets your order to you faster than other ground shipping services.

For FREE* USPS Priority Mail delivery by December 24th, order by the day required for your geographical location, below.

East Coast and MidWest deliveries: Order before Noon EST Saturday December 20th

West Coast deliveries: Order before 9am PST Monday December 22nd
If you're looking to play it extra safe, consider a Fashion Ethic gift certificate, delivered via email. They are available in $50, $100, $250 or $500 amounts and make a Fashionably Responsible statement for the ones you care about.

*USPS Priority Shipping is always FREE on orders of $75 or more; a $5 flat charge applies to orders under $75.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Visit Fashion Ethic at CRAVEshow Tomorrow!

A special shout-out to all of you here in the Pacific Northwest - Fashion Ethic will be at the CRAVEshow Holiday Shopping party at Seattle's McCaw Hall, tomorrow, December 10th from 5-9pm.

Stop by our booth for deep discounts on winter coats and holiday wear, Fashionably Responsible gifts under $30, and sustainable stocking stuffers under $10. You'll also be able to meet designer Sara Seumae from SPUN, jewelry designer Julia Jacques from Entangles and Fashion Ethic founder Candice Caldwell.

Learn a little bit about our new styling and shopping services and be sure to catch us on the Fashion Stage as we present a live demo of day-to-night dressing using pieces from the Fashion Ethic shop.

For a preview of what's in store, check out Candice in the video below from the CRAVEshow blog!

Tickets are $15 online or $20 at the door. Ample parking is available in the garage directly across Mercer St. And please be sure to support the Go Red For Women Campaign and buy a raffle ticket - you may win our red SIGG bottle and red BAGGU!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Holiday Spotlight: Kee-Ka Organics for the Munchkin in Your Life

Kee-Ka creates organic cotton apparel and accessories for the littlest ones among us. From adorable infant onesies to useful 'bib and burp' sets and durable toddler tees, Kee-Ka has it all and Fashion Ethic has their holiday line with designs like "Snowflake," "Shalom," and "Little Elf".

Not only are these pieces made from certified organic cotton, free from pesticides, but the company also uses low-impact dyes, recycled/recyclable packaging, and gives proceeds back to worthy causes like St. Jude's Children's Hospital.

Cute designs, safer choices for baby, and all from a Fashionably Responsible company? It's a win-win-win all around!

P.S. Each piece comes in an adorable ready-to-mail box, to make gift giving from afar all the more easy.

SHOP the Kee-Ka Organics Collection at Fashion Ethic HERE

Friday, December 5, 2008

Holiday Spotlight: The BAGGU Bag

One of our very best sellers at Fashion Ethic is the amazing BAGGU reusable shopping bag. Not only is one of the most affordable reusable shopping bags on the market, it also embodies our motto, "Fashionably Responsible" since it is eco-functional and stylish at the same time.

Each BAGGU holds 2-3 disposable plastic bags worth of product, but is small enough to fold into its own 5" x 5" pouch. They make fantastic stocking stuffers and gifts for everyone on your list (yes, even guys need bags!). We dare you to find another gift under $10 that will be used for years to come!

Countless Uses! Use them at the grocery store to reduce the use of plastic or paper bags, sure. But how about carrying an extra BAGGU in your glovebox, handbag, or even your suitcase for those times when you find yourself with a lot to carry. Or use them for laundry or dirty shoes at the gym. And as you can see above, they make excellent reusable gift wrap as you green up your gift giving throughout the year.

Eco-Friendly. Made of durable and lightweight ripstop nylon, the BAGGU was designed by a mother-daughter team with the environment in mind. The BAGGU pattern reduces material waste, as the pouch is made from scrap fabric. Because Baggu is so lightweight, its carbon footprint in traveling to you is small. In the end it is you who makes Baggu green, every time you use it instead of paper or plastic.

So Stylish. BAGGUs are available in several vibrant colors, as well as stripes and basic black, and they won't compete with your style. So forget about those unattractive prints or crazy patterns you see out there and go with the sleek and chic BAGGU.

SHOP the BAGGU Collection at Fashion Ethic HERE