Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Eco-Friendly Fashions!

We've all heard the term, "go green" a million times in the past few years. Although eco-friendly products have become somewhat of a trend, the truth is that purchasing products that are environmentally-safe is a smart choice that ultimately affects us all.

A few nights ago, I had the pleasure of attending a "Be EcoChic" runway fashion show at the American Museum of Natural History. The goal of the event was to educate consumers about the wide variety of fashions that are both stylish and good for the earth. We can all make a conscious effort to help preserve our world, even fashionistas!

Do you buy eco-friendly fashions? If not, would you consider it?

Here are a few pics from the show:

Celebrity walkers celebrate after the show in the Milstein Hall of Oceans at the American Museum of Natural History.


Alek Wek was a crowd favorite in Chado Ralph Rucci and an eco-bag from her own line, Alek 1933.


Actress Tamara Tunie in a B. Michael recycled and reconstructed quilted cotton ball gown with yarn-embroidered garden motif.

Above photos courtesy of www.beecochic.com. **Thanks so much Laura & the Aveeno team!

Here are some fabulous eco-chic finds for fall:


Ecoganik Criss-Cross Neck Dress in Plum made with 100% organic supima cotton available at www.couturecandy.com for $119


Larsen Gray File Jacket in Black made with 100% organic cotton available at www.revolveclothing.com for $303. For those of you who follow Project Runway, former Season 1 contestant Nora Caliguri is the co-designer of this line.


Stewart & Brown Long-Sleeve Lengthened Shirt made with 100% organic cotton available at www.tobi.com for $73


Levi's Capital E Eco Swank Jean made with 99% organic cotton available at www.barneys.com for $68 (was $198)


Mock Neck Top by Sworn Virgins made with eco-friendly bamboo knit available at www.spiegel.com for $69


Mac & Jac Wrap Cardigan made with an eco-friendly blend that includes ultrasoft viscose rayon from bamboo available at www.nordstrom.com for $109


Jelica Hoodie Dress in Denim is made with 100% organic supima cotton available at www.couturecandy.com for $114

21 comments:

Ananda said...

thanks for this one. the go green bap in me loves it.

Soul said...

Yea, I will consider it. I think you picked a well rounded selection of eco-friendly fashions that I could get some ideas from. Thanks!

Calming Corners said...

All of these selections are great! I will I would for sure purchasce eco-friendly fashions! Speaking of.... I have a t-shirt contest supporting eating local foods check it out!

xo,
CC

Ashley-Nicole said...

i don't think i buy eco-friendly products, it they're in my price range i would consider it,....the criss cross plum dress looks nice

Dominican Enigma said...

That Larson Gray Jacket has my name on it.

PCD (Pretty Circle Drawer) said...

i LOVE nora's jacket...cuteness indeed!

Anonymous said...

Eco fashion has come a long way, I loved every single piece! Thanks for showing us that you could still look good and look out for the planet!

K-Bear said...

BGG, I'm all for saving the planet but I don't think I'd actually go looking for eco-friendly items. If they happen to be at the mall and affordable, I'd definitely make the purchase. It's just amazing how they can recycle various items and turn them into high fashion!

Wes said...

I like almost ALL of those styles... They've got my name written all over 'em, lol

antithesis said...

wow, it's kinda expensive to be nice to the environment. this is all above my pay grade. cant wait 'til im really employed...

kitty vodka said...

cute picks! if i see them in the store and they fit nice i will buy em!

Torrance Stephens - All-Mi-T said...

so are they bio degradable?

Product Junkie Diva said...

I have not purchased eco friendly clothing, at least not knowingly but I am not opposed to the idea.
Alek looks great.
PJD

Just K said...

I'd buy eco-friendly items if they were cute and not so doggon expensive but just between you and me, how do we really know they are any friendlier than the stuff we already own and wear? I'm sorry but this election has me all upset and suspicious!

B said...

That Michael B. piece is divine! I want one! I've gone green in a lot of areas but definitely not in the fashion area but you got me thinkin' twice.

MeMe said...

I am in the process of making the switch to all things green from what I eat to what I put on my body (lotion, soaps, makeup,etc.). I like the idea of buying earth friendly clothes, and I am certainly willing to purchase them if they become readily available and affordable.

Kwana said...

I'm all for eco chic all long as it fits the chic bill. Great post!

that guy said...

nice post

SolShine7 said...

I wish I could buy more eco-friendly stuff but most are just so expensive.

-::brown sugar::- said...

that gown is gorgeous!!!!

Go green ^_^

Brown Girl Gumbo said...

I agree, it would be great if eco-friendly fashions were more affordable!!