(via washingtonpost.com) Green fashion used to mean itchy hemp sweaters, saggy tie-dyed tunics and a palette of cream, beige, gray and . . . gray. Earth friendly? Sure. Stylish?
Do you even need to ask?
“It had more to do with tree huggers,” says Claire Brooks, president of brand consulting company Model People. “People wearing sandals, stuff like that.”
But environmentally friendly clothing has done a dumpy-to-dazzling about-face, with runway accolades, media attention and celeb fans serving to all but cement its high-style status. There’s nothing fashion people love like a good makeover, and green, it seems, is this year’s Cinderella.
(via nytimes.com) For a glimpse of what cosmetics marketing used to look like, flip through the recent book â€œHello Gorgeous!â€? a collection of beauty-product advertising images from the 1940s, 50s, and 60s. â€œGlamour for You!â€? squeals one such ad for something called Stadium Girl Cake Makeup, featuring an apple-cheeked young woman and a promise to make the userâ€™s complexion â€œmore romantic than ever.â€? Elsewhere, a presumably satisfied cosmetics customer in a bridal gown is literally hauled off by a handsome man.
“The exceptionally high standard of the a.d. schwarz label is uniquely blended with sophisticated, timeless elegance and environmental responsibility. From deep in the heart of the Miombo Forests of Mozambique, each high quality design is handcrafted from beautiful, sustainably harvested African hardwoods. All products are limited, exclusive and of the highest quality craftmanship.” Gorgeous bracelets are not the only thing this company has going for them; a “for the home” collection will be released soon as well.
Everyone needs more than one bag to cover all their lifestyle needs, right? Well, I found this amazingly large 70% bamboo, 26% cotton, 4% Spandex stylish bag which is designed for all your yoga needs. That is what they are selling it as, a yoga bag, but really it could be used any time you just need a supersized bag. The G part, of course, is the simple clean design, the fact that it only costs $40 and the 70% bamboo fabric they used.
(via freep.com) My next project may be called ‘Who Resurrected the Electric Car?’ ” Chris Paine — director of “Who Killed the Electric Car?” — joked moments after GM unveiled the intriguing Chevrolet Volt concept car Sunday at the North American International Auto Show preview at Cobo Center.
He might have to hurry if he wants his film in theaters before the car is in his driveway.
In one of most important debuts of the day, General Motors Corp. unveiled the Volt, a hybrid that could get as much as 150 miles per gallon of gasoline. From the hints GM has dropped, the Volt could be on the road in three or four years.
how close are we? So close we can hardly stand it. The full line of Nau products will be available on nau.com at the end of this month [January 2007], and here in Portland weâ€™re cranking to get everything ready for launch. In the meantime, weâ€™d like to extend a sincere thank you to everyone who has taken the time to visit, offer support and ask questions. Questions like â€œWhen can I see some clothes already?â€? Well, in this issue weâ€™ll answer that question, starting with a special pre-release view of the product images going live in just a few weeks.
As one of San Francisco’s top fashion destinations, Azalea Boutique and Beauty Bar has been running a successful city and online store for years. In true Bay Area style, they have carried a few well-known eco-brands, such as Loomstate and Edun, for those looking to be chic and G. As of yesterday, they have officially launched an entire section of their online store dedicated to green goods, called Eco-Azalea.
Though the selection is still somewhat small, you’ll find great G items here for both men and women, along with the beauty section. Also noteworthy is their “coming soon” section, featuring a preview of the eco-brands they will soon carry (currently Bread Denim, Josh Podoll, Mission Playground, and Pangea Organics).
Don’t let the simplicity fool you; a lot is going on behind the seams of these bags. Not just for the ladies, matt & nat makes bags and accessories for stylish folks, all made from G / friendly materials.
Inder Bedi created her company Via Vegan in 1997 as a cornerstone of the developing cruelty-free, environmentally friendly market that is growing rapidly to this day. The idea came to her while at college studying marketing and corporate law. Who better to start a company? Her Indian heritage and exposure to traditional Hindu and Siku philosophies have helped her to shape the ideals of the brand, as well as how to follow her own path.