Hello beauties! Did you happen to see my beauty round-up featuring eco-friendly products that I posted on the site earlier? Well, today is Earth Day and in addition to profiling some fantastic beauty companies that use organic or natural ingredients, I also wanted to highlight some earth-friendly fashion & accessories that have become personal standouts! More and more each year, fashion brands are using sustainable, recycled or up-cycled materials when creating their merchandise. I’ve gathered some of my favourites to share with you today.
H&M Conscious Collection
On April 10, 2014, retailer H&M came out with a jaw dropping collection of sustainable fashion. The Spring collection, that has already been spotted on Jennifer Lopez and Jessica Alba, includes exclusive and everyday pieces made with organic cotton, recycled polyester and Tencel. Take a look at the amazing lace dress below. Isn’t she just beautiful?
|H&M Conscious Collection Lace Dress – $249 CAD|
Alex and Ani Jewelry
Alex and Ani is a “positive energy” jewelry and lifestyle brand. It’s Founder & Creative Director Carolyn Rafaelian is committed to creating a greener future and reuses & recycles materials when creating her trendy and captivating jewelry pieces. The Earth Sultry collection is pictured below and includes a variety of stackable bangles with a bumblebee, dragonfly, pineapple and other earthly charms. They also offer free ground shipping on all orders over $100.
|Alex and Ani Bracelets – Earth Sultry Collection – $28 CAD each|
Pelcor (The Genuine Cork Skin) Handbags
A stylish Portuguese brand known for re-purposing cork has everyone buzzing about their gorgeous new handbag from the Spring/Summer 2014 Flora Collection. “The Lady Bag” from Pelcor features a cylindrical shape, two interior pockets and is definitely original. I’ve never seen anything like it. Online orders of $200 or more also come with free shipping.
|Pelcor “The Lady Bag” – S/S 2014 Flora Collection – $225 CAD|
Looptworks Designer Tee’s
Looptworks is an American company that “turns waste into something beautiful”. The brand up-cycles and re-purposes abandoned, pre-consumer materials to make functional products including men’s and women’s apparel, cases and bags….all of which are eco-friendly. I love the Women’s Designer Tee in Magenta pictured below!
|Looptworks Women’s Designer T-Shirt – $28 CAD|
Roots Essential Leggings
Not everything at Roots is made from eco-friendly materials but the company is certainly becoming more and more eco-conscious every day. They have increased the use of organic cotton, recycled cotton, recycled polyesters and natural sustainable fabrics such as wool, bamboo, hemp and soy in their collections of womenswear, menswear, baby wear and accessories. Their cozy leggings made from a soft blend of organic cotton and spandex jersey retail for only $22 CAD and are a fan favourite!
|Roots Essential Leggings – $22 CAD|
What do you think of my fashion picks for Earth Day?