Friday, April 24, 2009

Shop Fashion Ethic at the Designer Boutique Warehouse SALE

What if all your favorite Seattle and online boutiques came together on the Eastside for one day? Now imagine all their items are marked down 50-90% off. AND a special secondhand area sold gently used clothing from the shops' stylin' salespeople. Well, if you're like us, you would be there before you even knew where and when to be.

Join us as we take massive markdowns on old and new organic cottons, recycled fibers, and other Fashionably Responsible pieces from our favorite designers like EDUN, Naturevsfuture, Peligrosa Knits, SPUN, and others.

When: Sunday, May 3, 2009 10a-5p
Where: Meydenbauer Center, Bellevue
Cost: $10 admission at the door

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Lizzie Parker Opens New Eco Atelier

We were so delighted to hear that one of our favorite eco designers, Lizzie Parker, was bringing eco fashion to the Seattle's Eastside in her new Eco-Atelier opening this week in Issaquah's Gilman Village. We were first in line to interview Lizzie as she opened the shop this week.

Combining her design studio with an open, airy shop allows Lizzie to make your fashion dreams happen almost immediately. We witnessed this first hand when a discussion with some customers about a 'better legging' turned into on-the-spot inspiration earlier this week. Visit this weekend and you will find those brand new, hot-off-the-sewing machine leggings, as requested. They'll be displayed alongside Lizzie's flowing tops, sleek tees, and convertible dresses in a certified bamboo jersey that will take you through the Spring, Summer and beyond. Also featured: Olsen Haus vegan footwear and handbags from Clutch.

This weekend, April 24-26 marks the store's official opening, with an unbelievable deal on Lizzie's trademark long sleeve bamboo tees - just 2/$40. Stop by between 10-6 Fri/Sat or 12-5 on Sunday and welcome Lizzie to the neighborhood!

SHOP the Eco-Atelier at 317 NW Gilman Blvd, #41 Issaquah, WA

WATCH our "Off the Cuff" interview with Lizzie

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Come Leap for Green with Us on Mercer Island this Saturday!

Fashion Ethic will be at the 2nd Annual Leap for Green Earth Day Celebration on Mercer Island this Saturday from 10am to 2pm. Please stop by this fun and free event to shop some new Spring organic and ethical fashion, and pick up some new BAGGU reusable bags and SIGG reusable water bottles. We'll be joined by EcoKind Design's Amy Woidtke, eco interior designer and resident green living expert at the Seattle Examiner and Gwen Wilson, owner of Viridian Cleaning, a green cleaning company and representing the miraculous and VERY green ENJO cleaning products.

The event is family friendly, so bring the kids! In addition to Fashion Ethic, you'll find representatives and goodies from Full Circle Farm, Veraci Pizza, Whidbey Ice Cream, The Reptile Man, Puget Sound Energy, and more for 'an exciting day of hula-hooping, music, art projects, movies and inspiring ways to be kinder to the environment'. Come join the celebration!

Date: Saturday, April 18
Time: 10am to 2pm
Location: Community Center at Mercer View (click for Directions)

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Cupcakes meet Fashion - and Eco-friendly too!

Check out the newly launched Bella Cupcake Couture, brainchild of the darling Carrie Middlemiss. She's created a line of charming cupcake wrappers that are inspired by textiles, but printed with soy-based inks on recycled papers, all so you can "Have your cupcake and adore it too".
Carrie is yet another example of a designer who is making "Fashionably Responsible" decisions in running her business and creating her products. Using recycled paper and soy based inks makes these lovelies completely eco-guilt-free and gorgeous!

So dress up your cupcakes at your next birthday, shower, or party. You'll find a pattern and color scheme to fit any celebration. And if you need an excuse (as if you needed an excuse to enjoy a beautiful cupcake), we recommend the chartruese patterns for this week's Earth Day!