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Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Green Week Finale - Eco-Living

What a week! I've talked about anything and everything on eco-products. From cosmetics to shoes, we have learned about the importance of saving the planet using products that are made in a sustainable way. To wrap up Green Week I'll bring you Eco-Living. Eco-Living is more than the ever growing trend we have been seeing lately is a way of life, a philosophy, and it seems that more and more people are getting into it. Who doesn't know about the now infamous "I'M-NOT-A-PLASTIC-BAG" bag? It can be said, arguably, that that was the bag that started it all! Now accessories house Hayden-Harnett came up with an eco-bag to support politician turned environmentalist Al Gore. The bag was inspired by Gore's documentary on global warming "An Inconvenient Truth", and the proceeds go to help environmental causes. Even big companies, like uber-chic retail store Barneys, came up now with their own line of eco-clothing. Barneys Green, a line of eco-sportswear, will continue to develop the line with collaboration of guest designers. Hot Topics is stocking in Zoe Tees made with earth-friendly fabrics. Also kudos to jeweler John Hardy who's very much involved in a bamboo reforestation project, sustainable workshops and even a complex of green villas to be built at his property. How visionary is that?! So to help you jump in the green van wagon in style here's the latest you can find in green living, from clothing to home-decor. Have a happy earth, have a happy heart.


Barneys


Loomstate for Barneys Green Slave Mini Skirt $138.00. Available at www.barneys.com


This skirt is certified organic and benefit 1% for the planet.


Green With Glamour

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Green With Glamour " Perfectly Imperfect" Cami Dress $117.00. Available at www.greenwithglamour.com

This dress is made with 100% certified organic cotton.

pleated shirt
Anna Cohen Pleated Shirt $375.00. Available at www.greenwithglamour.com

100% organic natural colored cotton.

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GWG Barrel Bag Red $270.00. Available at www.greenwithglamour.com

This accessories company are redefining vintage! They reuse and re-purpose materials from other vintage designs.


espresso bean ginseng heel
Charmoné Espresso Been Ginseng Heel $315.00. Available at www.greenwothglamour.com

grass print ginseng heel
Charmoné Grass Print Ginseng Heel $315.00. Available at www.greenwithglamour.com

These shoes are made using a high quality Italian microfiber that feels just like leather so no cows were harmed during the making of these shoes. Vegan Power!


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iWood Eco Designs Tigerwood Aviators Sun Glasses $315.00. Available at www.greenwithglamour.com

These super chic sunglasses besides from being 100% UVA/UVB protection, are also made with eco-sustainable wood.

float like a butterfly pillow raspberry/cupcake
Deana Bracken Float Like A Butterfly Pillow $175.00. Available at www.greenwithglamour.com

This whimsical pillow is made with 100% organic sustainable cotton.


sunset scalloped mirror
Woodson and Romefield Sunset Scalloped Mirror $1890.00. Available at www.greenwithglamour.com

A beautiful touch for any room and it is finished with non-toxic paint.


the cocktails and lace chandelier

Michael and Nora The cocktails and Lace Chandelier Lamp $3250.00. Available at www.greenwithglamour.com

Beautiful!


gardenia soy candle
GWG Gardenia Soy Candle $23.00. Available at www.greenwithglamour.com

Deliciously scented, this clean burning candle will fill the room with gardenias, white flower and a hint of Jasmine.


the sustainable kitchen
The Sustainable Kitchen Cook Book $25.00. Available at www.greenwithglamour.com

Cooking responsibly never was so delicious. This book will teach you how to take advantage of locally grown products in your kitchen.


natural edge shallow cherry burl bowl
Hitoshi Tanaka Natural Edge Shallow Cherry Bowl $160.00. Available at www.greenwithglamour.com

This bowls are made with cherry tree wood from trees that had already fallen due to storms.


decanter & cups
Esque Decanter and Cups $598.00. Available at www.greenwithglamour.com

The company making these work in a wind powered studio designed to reduce waste and gas consumption. How great is that?!


recycled glass pedestal bowl large
Vidreco Recycled Glass Pedestal Bowl $65.00. Available at www.greenwithglamour.com

Made with 100% recycled glass and so pretty!


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Prius from Toyota Hybrid $22,175.00. For more information visit www.toyota.com

As everybody knows this baby is very planet friendly and gas efficient since it runs on an electric motor also for less gas usage and emissions.


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GE Energy Smart CFL Lightbulb 13 Watts (60 watts equivalent) 12 pk $19.76. Available at www.walmart.com

These bulbs use 2/3 less energy, generate 70% less heat and if every home in America replace just one bulb we will save enough energy to light more than 2.5 million homes for a whole year and prevent green house gases equivalent to 800,000 cars!

Now the light bulbs contain mercury which can be harmful but only if you break them. Although the bulbs are quite sturdy, just to play it safe, DON'T BREAK THEM!

Now there you have it everybody. This was Green Week a small effort to help create a conscience on the need to save the planet. I hope I'd touch someone. I hope I'd at least get someone curious about what's going on so they can dig and ask and find out by themselves and hopefully they will want to do something. It can be done, you don't have to do everything just whatever you can, that's all. Even if it's just changing ONE light bulb.

Have a happy earth, have a happy heart!

16 comments:

Carolina Lange said...

Great post! Love that Pleated Shirt and that red bag, so beautiful!

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