February 11, 2013
Fresh eco-friendly fashion finds
The fast approach of spring signals the perfect time to give yourself a fresh fashion makeover. Whether you are looking for new inspired clothing or want to add some flare with a new accessory, you’ll find eco-friendly options that will give you a new look just in time for the warmer weather. Check out some distinct fashion-forward products and tune into Daybreak on Thursday to learn more.
Peg and Awl
Peg and Awl describes their unique pieces as “treasures found and recovered from misfortune and neglect, relics of the unusual, the confused and the macabre, cut and pulled and built into wearable curiosities, inscribable keepsakes and useable, longlasting treasures.” Wow! We especially love their miniature book necklaces covered with upcycled materials such as leather from a well-worn jacket tied with mid-century deerskin. pegandawlbuilt.com
Donni Charm was born out of a beautiful and significant inspiration. When the founder, Alyssa, lost her father to an accident, she was driven to begin making scarves to help heal her pain. Each carefully made scarf features a good luck charm, known as a Donni Charm, to bring good fortune and honor her dad. Make sure to check out their eco-friendly linen scarves made from flax that come in a variety of bright, happy colors. www.donnicharm.com
prAna started in 1992 making clothing that worked well for climbing and yoga, but soon found out that the clothing worked well for lots of other passions, too. Thus, they decided to expand and offer a variety of products with “purpose” featuring world-inspired design. You’ll find standout items made from natural and organic materials for both men and women that are both fashionable and comfortable. Since items are made to last and fit well, they are sure to become your favorite “go-to” items for all your spring fun. Don’t forget to browse the jacket section for light-weight designs that work great on various body shapes. www.prana.com
Completely absent of artificial or toxic material, WeWood fashion watches are as natural and kind as the wrist that carries it. Each watch is carefully crafted out of wood ranging from more common maple to more exotic Guaiaco. You’ll find styles for men and women in various colors from blonde wood to dark timber. Best of all, for every watch you purchase, WeWood plants a tree! Talk about a great way to make your time count! www.we-wood.us
Perhaps the most eco-friendly (and inexpensive) way to acquire a new wardrobe for spring is to shop high-end secondhand stores, like Second Love in Denver. At your neighborhood thrift store, you can find gently worn items at a great discount. We especially love purchasing secondhand items for the kiddos because they grow out of their clothes so quickly. You’ll be happily surprised to find the top baby brands like Baby Gap and Gymboree at unbeatable prices. Also, most stores offer the option to trade in items to get a credit so you can continually save on your purchases down the road.