January 28, 2011
Green & Gorgeous
You’re about as green as it gets – with all the recycling, locally-grown food and eco-friendly home products. There’s only one thing you’re missing: clothes made for the professional woman and her earth-friendly lifestyle. You need a wardrobe to reflect not only your professionalism, but your fashionable sustainability. Ready to save the Earth, one outfit at a time?
Here are some ways to get started: Skirts and sheath dresses made from organic materials will make you feel great while you’re doing the planet some good.
Beyond Skin, a vegan shoe line, designs women’s shoes that are made of 70 percent post-consumer materials, with fun colors and all leather-free styles.
Need a handbag that’s environmentally friendly and fashionable? Joe Hynek, a Mechanical Engineering student from Iowa State University, designed a handbag covered in solar panels, so you can instantly re-charge your mobile phone or MP3 no matter where you are.
While Makeup lines like Stila and Bare Escentuals offer refillable cosmetic casings, M·A·C accepts returns of its packaging through the Back to M·A·C Program. When you return six of your empty M.A.C bottles, tubes or compacts to a M.A.C counter or maccosmetics.com, you’ll receive a free M.A.C lipstick of your choice.
Bonus PINK Link: Now that you’re green from head-to-toe, check out how to make your business eco-friendly.
By Artesia Peluso
"Fashion is not something that exists only in dresses. Fashion is in the sky, in the street; fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live.” Coco Chanel