Color Blocking - Vegan Style

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Color Blocking is back and stronger than ever! Originally introduced in the 1960’s and later 1980’s, this trend has once again been revisited by many designers in the Spring 2012 collections. Color blocking is a technique where blocks of various fabrics are sewn together to create products consisting of several different solid colors. If you want to partake in this trend without compromising your eco principles, check out the fabulous vegan color block shoe options below:  [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="199" caption="Stella McCartney Acrylic-Heel Colorblock Sandal"][/caption] [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="199" caption="Madden Girl Naughtyy Red Multi Color Block Platform Heels"][/caption] [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="198" caption="Qupid Adel 14...

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Oscars 2012 - Red Carpet Green Dress

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 Oscars Red Carpet was lit up by Missi Pyle (a co-star in the best picture nominee “The Artist”) wearing a stunning turquoise dress that could set a new eco-friendly trend. The gown is the winner of the third annual Red Carpet Green Dress design contest, a competition created by Suzy Amis Cameron (the wife of "Avatar" and "Titanic" director James Cameron), and an ardent environmentalist. The flowing blue gown was made with “cruelty-free silk,” meaning the worms that spun the material were not killed in the process of harvesting their silk.  A natural mineral dye was used to tint the...

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New York Fashion Week: Eco-Fashion Fall 2012

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The Green Shows during the New York Fashion week proved that Fall 2012 will be anything but dull. Despite the limitations of using organic fabrics, natural dyes, vintage hardware and local manufacturing, eco designers created  collections vibrant in color, print and design. Eco-fashion can no longer be separated from the tech that is making it possible: the featured designers used zero-waste seamless knitting technology and nonpolluting Air Dye technology among numerous others. Fabrics shown on the runway included Alpaca, organic cotton, silk, linen and hemp, recycled leather and bamboo.  The resulting aesthetic ranged from urban chic to safari punk, creating...

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Eco Shopping – New York – Lower East Side

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One of the undeniable advantages to living in New York is the virtually unlimited access to things, events and people. I decided to test whether this theory holds up for green shopping and began an online search for stores carrying eco-conscious fashion located in NY. Eager to go forth and conquer, I decided to visit the 4 shops on the list located in the Lower East Side which specialize in eco-fashion. Sadly, 2 out of 4 were no longer located at the listed addresses. However, the remaining 2 turned out to be a hit. Kaight Source: via Yana on...

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Jeans get an eco-face lift!

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Jeans get an eco-facelift! Facts: One pair of jeans requires almost 920 gallons of water, 400 mega joules of energy and expels 32 kilograms of carbon dioxide. This is equivalent to running a garden hose for 106 minutes, driving 78 miles and powering a computer for 556 hours. 450 million pairs of jeans are sold in USA alone each year. The majority have been colored with toxic dyes, acid bathed, sandblasted and chemically doused to create the aged, worn in look, while destroying the plant and animal life surrounding the factory. Eco- Jeans:                   Nine in the Morning jeans...

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