Monday, November 29, 2010

Cyber Monday Eco Fashion Scores

It's "Cyber Monday"!! Take 20% off your order of $50 or more with code CYBER20 through Tuesday November 30, 2010.

That means you can get hand-dyed cashmere and party dresses for under $100 each! Shop now at FASHION ETHIC and don't forget the code "CYBER20" at checkout.

And...Check out Edun's online shop for your first pick at their pre-Fall looks for 50% off. The 'Poem' scarf is only $30! Other best bets include:

The organic cotton drapey cardigan, $149

The double-layer organic cotton jersey dress for only $79:

The 'Pete' Bracelet, only $69 (definitely on our wishlist!!)

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

3rd Annual EcoLavish Fashion Show in Seattle

Veterans Day, November 11, 2010 marks the third annual EcoLavish Fashion Show, showcasing local Seattle designers with an eye toward sustainability. This year, the show will feature looks from Cameron Levin, Vian Hunter, Twice Blushed, and Revival Ink. Tickets are available for presale or at the door. Come out and support eco fashion in Seattle!

WHERE: Herban Feast Sodo Park 3200 1st Ave S.

WHEN: Thursday Nov 11, Doors at 7p Show at 8p

TICKETS: 21 and over. Click HERE.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Kenneth Cole Supporting Gulf Clean Up Efforts

Fashion's godfather of consciousness, Kenneth Cole, has opened a T-shirt shop on Facebook with 100% of net profits going to oil clean up efforts in the Gulf of Mexico.

The shirts feature witty messages reminiscent of Kenneth Cole's famous slogan-oriented advertising, known as "Kennethisms". These phrases include a few Gulf-related comments, such as "I Clean Up Well," as well as well-known Kennethisms like "Today Is Not a Dress Rehearsal". For $35, you choose the color of T (everything from basic black to bright purple), graphic, and slogan. Proceeds go to WEARABLE, The Kenneth Cole Foundation to support the Gulf clean up through July of this year.

What's more "Fashionably Responsible" than designers who put their money where their mouth is?

SHOP for your T-shirt HERE


Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Fashionably Responsible Design: the 111 Navy Chair

Design Within Reach, arbiter of modern style for the home, is now offering the 111 Navy Chair, designed by Emeco in partnership with Coca-Cola. Made from 111 recycled plastic Coke bottles, the 111 Navy Chair is a plastic version of the classic aluminum 1006 Navy® Chair.

Expected to keep 3 million bottles out of landfills each year, the 111 Navy Chair is made in the USA and is available in red, orange, green, white and 2 shades of grey. We'd LOVE to see these in a coffee shop or cafe and hope that more companies will partner to keep raw materials in the loop and out of landfills...especially when they can come up with such stylish solutions.

SHOP for it at Design Within Reach HERE

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

InSpa Creates a 'Fashionably Responsible' Pedicure

Last week, I was lucky enough to test out a new water-efficient pedicure that will soon be offered at InSpa, a chain of day spas in Washington and California.

Today, about 8 gallons of water are used for the service and sanitation of each traditional 'tub-soak' pedicure. InSpa figures that this adds up to about 2,200 gallons of water a day across their eleven stores, not to mention the fact that chemicals must be used to sanitize tubs after each service. Can you imagine how much water all the spas in America are using each day?

InSpa prides themselves on being innovative and eco-minded, so while looking to reduce their ecological footprint, they started working on a new pedicure that not only eliminates a large consumption of water, but also reduces the risks associated with water-borne bacteria.

So how do they do it? Gone is the huge tub of water for soaking. The new treatment uses steamed towels to wrap your feet and soften the skin. The result is something akin to the hot towel on a first-class flight or a nice blanket straight from the dryer, except your feet are the ones bundled and kept nice and warm, while the steam does it's job. The foot rub and massage are relaxing and indulgent, and the polish at the end is the icing on the cake. I really did prefer the towel method to the traditional foot soak - it seems much cleaner and actually more comfortable since you aren't getting wet.

Kudos to InSpa for this "Fashionably Responsible" update to a traditional service. We hope other spas and nail salons will follow your example and help save one of earth's most precious resources...while still providing a stylish fix.

FOLLOW InSpa on Twitter as @InSpaFriends

VISIT InSpa's Website or Facebook Page

Thanks to Kelly for inviting Fashion Ethic and providing additional information

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

The Earth Awards Seeks Sustainable Innovations

There are just a few more days to get your entry in for The Earth Awards 2010. With a selection committee made up of innovators like Richard Branson, Graydon Carter, Jane Goodall, Philippe Starck, and Diane von Furstenberg, The Earth Awards showcase innovative and SUSTAINABLE design in six categories: Fashion, Products, Systems, Built Environment, Future, and Social Justice.

Entries are judged based on their sustainability factor. They must be Ecological, Original, Measurable, Achievable, Useful, and Scalable. Last year, FAB.REcology by Neri Oxman took the grand prize. These organic forms adjust to their environment, as seen in this fantastic video.

Submissions are welcome through May 10, 2010 and the Awards gala is set for September 16th in London, along with a fabulous exhibition of sustainable design and a Sustainable Business Conference.

LEARN MORE about The Earth Awards at their website

SUBMIT your product or company online

Thursday, April 8, 2010

C&C California Brings on the Hemp

First they created a fabulous line of organic cotton tees. Now C&C California brings us a line of eco-friendly hemp tees and dresses.

Do we love the fact that the colors come in shades named "Peyote" "Roadie" and "Trip"? ...Well, no, not so much. It's a little hippie-dippie, frankly. But the styles do include timeless basics like the racerback tank, classic cardigan, and the shortsleeve tee dress, all in a hemp/cotton blend and made in the USA. And since there's no denying that every small step in making sustainable fabrics more mainstream and affordable has a huge impact, kudos to C&C for promoting hemp blends.

SHOP the C&C California Hemp Collection ONLINE

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Toms Encourages No Shoes Day April 8th

April 8th has been declared One Day Without Shoes by TOMS, the company that for every pair of shoes purchased, delivers another pair to kids in need.

Check out the website for ideas on no-shoes events near you or pledge your support and be entered in a drawing to win a spot on a TOMS shoe drop. Now that would be a pretty cool experience.

Here's a bit of a video for you to check out - straight from the site...

VISIT the "One Day Without Shoes" website HERE

Monday, March 29, 2010

Support "Stilettos and Spurs" as Fashion First Raises Funds for Rise N Shine

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010 marks the western-themed BIG BAIL OUT, benefiting Rise'N Shine. Fashion Ethic founder, Candice Caldwell, will be on board to raise money with the Fashion First team ("Stilettos and Spurs") in support of the mentors, support groups, and summer camps Rise 'N Shine provides to local children living and dealing with HIV/AIDS.

The Fashion First team will be behind bars this Weds night as they attempt to raise $1600 to send a child to camp this summer. You can help! Donate to this great cause, the beneficiary of Fashion First's 7th Annual event this September. It's simple:

Visit the Rise 'N Shine donation site
Choose your donation level: $25, $50, $100, $200, $500, or other
Enter your credit card and contact info
List Candice as your Outlaw, on the Fashion First team (or, “Stilettos and Spurs”)

THANK YOU for supporting a fantastic cause that is making a difference in the lives of children battling and dealing with this terrible disease.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Helping in Haiti - A message from Sustainable Kids

We received this message from one our favorite vendors, Sustainable Kids. They have an ongoing relationship with an orphanage in Haiti and have some great resources if you are looking to help the dire situation in this beautiful country. The email reads:

To our friends who want to be able to help in this time of need.

- our partner organization will be assisting monetarily through established relief organizations in the area during the first week or two when things are critical from a medical standpoint. 100% of any funds donated go directly to relief and rescue work.
You can make any financial donation, even as small as $25 directly through our partner organization:
Or you can send a check of any amount, to their address below.

SUPPLIES & DONATIONS - the needs for basic items are vast, and only worsened in wake of this disaster.
You can send items directly to Open Door Haiti US for immediate disbursement to those in need.
Most needed: Shoes, First Aid supplies, Personal care items, Vitamins and Clothing.
Send directly to: Open Door Haiti/U.S. 5070 Orange Blvd. Sanford, FL. 32771

Thank you for your support in this time of crisis.
- Sustainable Kids

about the poverty situation in Haiti well before the earthquake in our April 2008 blog post

SHOP Sustainable Kids at pick up a cute organic cotton top or pant for your child, and receive a postage-paid box to ship a toy, toiletry, or apparel directly to an orphanage in Haiti

Image Credit: Daily Mail (UK)