More Eco-Friendly Goodies To Cure Your Earth Day Fever
The green gods are smiling right now thanks to the bevvy of sexy, desirable eco-friendly products hitting the market. You don't even have to be an avid tree hugger type to appreciate these beautiful accessories, shoes, skincare goodies and jewelry pieces.
Those of you who have been resisting jumping on the eco-friendly bandwagon, stop your nonsense. Yes, the movement has become "trendy" but that doesn't take away from its merit or from the impact that has already been made by these eco warriors. Join the battle.
Alex Woo Sweni Collection: Diamond and Yellow Gold Sweni Earrings, $9330 (also available in solid 14k white, yellow, or rose gold for $2,578, and in sterling silver for $398); Diamond and Yellow Gold Small Sweni Pendant with Yellow Gold Chain, $1198 (also available in solid 14k white, yellow or rose gold for $1198, and in sterling silver for $198). Visit AlexWoo.com
Named after the Sweni River, designer Alex Woo's new Sweni Collection celebrates the rich, vibrant colors and fascinating, undulating shapes you'd spot when marveling at the abundant wildlife and flora in Africa. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of these pieces will benefit the African Wildlife Foundation — and what can be more helpful to our planet than working to ensure the survival of so many endangered animal species?
Alabama Chanin for HBO Limited Edition T-Shirts, $65-$85. Available at the HBO Shop in New York City (1100 Sixth Avenue at 42nd Street; 212.512.SHOP) and at HBO.com/store
Right in time for Earth Day, the HBO Shop in NYC is unveiling this new collection of limited-edition tees, by Natalie Chanin, the designer and founder of clothing label Alabama Chanin. Each one-of-a-kind design was fashioned from recycled tees bearing logos and motifs pertaining to hit HBO series like Flight of the Conchords, Sex and the City, The Sopranos, Entourage and True Blood. All the tees are handmade and feature Chanin's signature hand-stitching, appliqué and embroidery details.
I personally love the Sopranos tank pictured above — from the way the exposed, red contrast stitching pops against the crisp white tank to the embroidery detail along the collar and sleeves, there's something both quaint and baddass about this design.
Aveda "Light the Way 2009 Earth Month Candle 30th Anniversary Edition" in Lavender, $10. Available at Aveda.com
This limited-edition, soy wax-based candle, which was made using 100% certified organic ingredients such as lavender, lavandin and clary sage, all sourced from the south of France. The main note, of course, is the soothing lavender scent (when it comes to relieving stress and calming aching muscles, lavender is one of the best natural remedies). Released for Earth Month, the candle is encased in 90% post-consumer recycled glass and packaged in a 55% PCR carton box with soy ink. Proceeds from the sale of the candle will benefit global clean water projects.
Honeydrop Teas in "Bee Good," "Bee Strong," "Bee Alive," and "Bee Calm." For more info, visit honeydrop.com
You thought Honest Tea was dope? Then check out this new line of organic, honey-infused teas, which includes flavors like Bee Calm (Chamomile), Bee Alive (Blood Orange), Bee Good (Apple), and Bee Strong (Blueberry). My absolute favorite is the Bee Strong (Blueberry) flavor — I could drink it like it was water! All the flavors are delicious and you can definitely detect the honey in the formula but, rather than overpower the remaining flavors, the honey simply adds the right dose of sweetness. And since honey is a natural antibiotic, expect to feel stronger and more energetic after a few honeydrop beverages.
Echo Oversized Bamboo Wrap in Turquoise, $78. Visit EchoDesign.com
Made of bamboo fiber, this cozy wrap is the perfect accent to any spring outfit (and it will keep you warm in the evenings, when temperatures start to drop again). The eco-friendly wrap is available in a rainbow of hues, from kelly green to red apple, turquoise (pictured here), khaki, magenta, pale melon, orange, and more.
Forever 21 Keen On Green Owl Tote, $1.50 each. Visit Forever21.com
Though it's not made of eco-friendly materials (it's made of 100% polypropelene), this sturdy, 13" x 12.25" tote is designed to be reused constantly, eliminating the need for plastic bags during grocery runs. And hey, the owl reminds me of the character from the ol' school "how many licks" Tootsie Pop commercials, so these totes get extra points from me!
Rocket Dog Flowergal Jute Tribal Sandal in Natural, $49. Visit RocketDog.com
Made of all-natural fibers, this criss-cross sandal boasts a laid-back hippie vibe that's perfect for all you chic Bohemians. Three buckle details allow you to tailor the fit according to your foot's width and add a slightly tougher edge. Just think about how great these will look with a pretty peasant skirt or casual, beach-ready maxi dress.
Prismera Design Heart Postcard, $3 each or 6 cards for $15. Visit PrismeraDesign.com
This sturdy postcard by Prismera Design, made of 100% recycled paper, features an intriguing black and silver ink design — it almost looks like there are little leaves fluttering on the paper to form the fanciful heart shape.