Eco Beauty & Fashion

Mommy Greenest 2014 Eco Fashion Holiday Gift Guide

clothes and accessories on white backgroundFrom vegan to organic, fair trade to upcycled, here are just a few eco fashion goodies that are on my list this holiday season.

From vegan to organic, fair trade to upcycled, here are just a few eco fashion goodies that are on my list this holiday season. According to the EPA, gold mining generates more toxic waste than any other industry in America. Want to give jewelry that’s better for the earth? Take a look at Alkemie, which uses 100% recycled metals. (from $100)

Eileen Fisher offers certified organic, alternative fabric, low-impact dyed, upcycled and fair trade made garments—as well as a “Green Eileen” recycling program that incentivizes shoppers to bring back old clothes for credit. Give the gift of warmth with her 70% recycled nylon puffer jacket. ($398)

Vegan designer Nicora Johns kickstarted her debut collection last year. Utilizing natural fibers and biodegradable polyurethanes, vegan and non-vegans alike are obsessed with Nicora’s modern interpretations of classic styles. ($199)

If you’re looking for a holiday party LBD, Kristinit’s upcycled velvet Nina—with its 1960s inspired neckline, tapered waist and flattering draped skirt—is simply gorgeous. ($350)

At Whole Foods Markets, check out PACT certified organic, low-impact dyed, fair trade made leggings—perfect for yoga and life. (from $29.99)

The brainchild of Emily and Betsy Nunez, Sword & Plow employs veterans to upcycle military gear into accessories like their Signature Messenger Bag—large enough for an overnight but small enough to take to work, in Coast Guard Blue or Army Green. ($269)

The ethnic jewelry trend isn’t going away any time soon, but it seems a little weird to be buying it made in China. With a certified fair trade project that micro-finances small designers, Parcel & Journey offers authentically beautiful, handcrafted accessories—like on trend stackable bracelets. (from $15)

Featuring veggie-tanned leather, one of Calleen Cordero’s gorgeous hand-woven multicolor belts (from $150) might just be the only accessory you need this season. You can find Calleen’s shoes and accessories at boutiques nationwide, and at her concept store in Santa Monica, CA.

A portion of this guide originally appeared as part of the 2014 Non-Toxic Holiday Shopping Guide from Women’s Voices for the Earth, an amazing non-profit, which envisions a healthy future that’s toxin-free.


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