TREND on: EARTH DAY fashion
fdmLOVES: in the spirit of EARTH DAY 2012 coming up soon, we’ve found some jewels from around the world that share the ECO-friendly message. not your ordinary tree-hugging style, we’ve selected a batch of useful and trendy CHIC accessories celebrating the sustainable MODERN style. EARTH-day friendly selects by brigitte segura featuring SLANE, John Hardy, EA Burns’, Lamia Benalycherif, GreenSmart, BROOKLYN industries, and A LOT to SAY on FashionDailyMag in LUXchic.
SLANE Fine Jewelry : sterling silver column cuff with pave diamonds and BASKET WEAVE ring with green amethyst. Transforming 100% recycled sterling silver into their signature sculptural pieces has been the foundation of SLANE’s fine jewelry collection since the sisters started in 1995. Hand-assembled, hand-set, and hand-finished – consideration is given in all aspects of the business to the use of environmentally friendly materials. Additionally, all printing and packing supplies are partially or fully recycled and recyclable. Cleaning products are free of perfumes and dyes and are non-toxic.
John Hardy cluster cuff and TOI moi ring. the Bamboo Collection has come to represent strong design, traditional jewelry-making and a dedication to sustainable living. With bamboo a central element in the Balinese way of life, used in food, building and decoration, this versatile tree-like grass, often called “nature’s gift to mankind”, is a natural source of inspiration for this core collection. With every piece purchased from the Bamboo Collection, John Hardy will plant bamboo seedlings to help enhance and give back to our environment. Each piece has a specified number of seedlings which will be planted and this number can be found on the lower left hand side of each product description JOHN HARDY website, follow updates at FB: /johnhardyjewelry
A LOT TO SAY: LOVE GREEN Undies, tote bag, SLICK Golf Size Umbrella: items are 100% made from Post Consumer Plastic Bottles using a No Water Dye Process. toxin-free and totally sustainable with no harmful dyes. A generous portion of proceeds also goes back to several charities including Stand Up to Cancer, Heal the Bay, Global Green, Animal Rescue Foundation and The International Green Energy Council. available at Fred Segal Santa Monica
EA Burns’ jewelry, UK: leather pendants + breast plate: made from all recycled genuine leather. The label is not only ethical but affordable and unique, which designer Lizzie explains is her main objective in ICU’s latest Designer Profile Video. With a background styling some of Hollywood’s hottest musicians, her Recycled Leather Breast Plate has recently been worn by, Pretty Little Liars starlet, Lucy Hale. available at ICUinParis.com
Lamia Benalycherif PARIS recycled objects in jewelry: Inspired from her travels in Brazil, Morocco, Tunisia, and Senegal, Paris-based jewelry designer Lamia Benalycherif collects uncommon objects to cast and mold in order to reproduce them in her seasonal collections. Her concept offers a story which is unique to each piece, capturing a memory through materials found along a personal journey only to share with the world through design. at ICUinPARIS.com
GREENSMART eco-friendly bags with a message: lap top sleeves + lap top shoulder bag: USING up to 30 plastic bottles which are given a second life in creating these bags that protect our precious computers.
BROOKLYN industries JAVA TOTE limited edition bag: From a coffee bean sack to a fashionable tote, Brooklyn Industries JAVA TOTE created from a variety of coffee sacks coming from: Bali, Brazil, Mexico, Ethiopia and Peru. With the launch of this bag, Brooklyn Industries partnered with an organization that supports farmers within those very areas. The brand joined forces with the Kiva organization due to their mission to bring about change within the farming industry by directing the economic cycle back to farmers. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the Java Tote will go to Kiva.
OUTDOORS: photos courtesy of our friends at TheWorldISone.org