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I often discover wonderful green things that I love and love to share. Here’s what I’m obsessed with this month:
reco Skinny Jeans
I bought these babies for sale, but I would pay full price!
Not only do reco jeans fit like a designer dream, the fabric is recycled in an exclusive process that’s so innovative, universities have been studying it. The zippers, buttons and rivets are non-toxic, the packaging is made from recycled materials and the tags are printed on either recycled paper or plantable seeded paper–no leather.
Oh, and they are designed in New York. You know I love that. I would fully support your switching to exclusively wearing these jeans.
Go on, do it. Your sexy butt and the environment will thank you.
You can try them on in person at Kaight on the LES.
Farmers Market Tulips
You’ve probably scene the masses of beautiful tulips gathered at bodegas. Well, pass them by and continue on to the farmer’s market to grab a bunch from a local farm. I bought a bouquet on Monday, and as of Wednesday night they looked just as fresh and beautiful! I’m so obsessed I bought a bunch for my apartment as well as my office.
Happiness is tulips on your table.
Hot tip: Get flowers that are closed tight and put them in ice water for maximum bloom time.
I love TOMS. It isn’t a walk to the yoga studio or a weekend stroll around the flea market without them.
But now I have a pair that won’t embarrass me at work: the wedges. They’re massively comfortable, fairly affordable and–you probably already know this–TOMS donates a pair to someone in a developing country for every pair you buy.
It’s a win-win.
Hot tip: Get them a half size up from your normal size.
The purest form of eco, vintage clothing offers not only a glimpse into fashion’s past, but wonderfully well-made garments, many of which coincide with the trends-du-jour, including longer hemlines, bohemian prints and highrise denim.
You’ll find it starting this Saturday, the 15th of January.
This post is loooong overdue. But, you know, life happens. And I wanted a picture of myself in at least one of my new items! Anyway, a couple months ago I decided to really dive into the sustainable fashion scene in NYC. Well, shopping is tiring, and I only got to a few stores. At most of them I found typical uber-hippie stuff: fragile woven afghans in oatmeal and wacky shapes, vintage stuff that was nice in theory but I wouldn’t be caught dead in, and cheap looking vegan shoes that seem to miss the point. Kaight stood out as a store that actually offers stuff a normal person would go for – AND it’s all either organic or sourced from vintage finds.
The racks were packed with gorgeous sweaters, finely-tailored pants, flattering dresses, and a lot more. There were even classic boots and edgy oxfords. I put the sales girl to work running back and forth to the dressing room with armfuls of clothing. Among the practical and elegant finds I picked up: black jeans (a staple this season) a organic brown wool skirt, an up-cycled, elegant blue day dress (perfect for work) and a yummy organic sweater. (See picture above!)
I think I’ve said before, though – we can’t shop our way out of environmental problems. I have to remember that sustainable products are for when I have a specific item in mind that will serve a particular role. I can’t just go crazy shopping for organic cotton clothing, because it still takes resources to ship it to NYC, for one. I thought carefully about everything I was buying:
- Is it useful in more than one setting?
- Is it flattering?
- Am I excited to wear it?
- Will it stay in fashion for more than one season?
- Will it fit into a lot of different ensembles?
These questions I asked myself kept me down to a reasonable amount of clothing, and in the end I was happy with everything I bought! Well, maybe except for the jeans. They are actually rubbing dark blue ink all over my legs and hands every time I wear them. At least it’s not toxic ink…?
Kaight is located at 83 Orchard St. near the Bowery and Grand St metro stops.