Author: ecochiccayman

Love The Ocean: Ambassador for Sage Larock

I am excited to announce, I am proud to be an ambassador for Sage Larock. It was an absolute honor to be asked to join Sage Larock in their mission to help create ocean awareness through sustainable fashion.  Growing up surrounded by the ocean has instilled in me a great love and respect for our oceans.  I am proud to use my voice to help create ocean awareness and encourage others to stay passionate about their dreams, because they can make a difference and help create a positive impact.  I fully support Sage Larock in creating sustainable fashion that is ethically made.  I believe in their mission to utilize sustainable practices to help keep plastic out of our oceans, and transform recycled plastic and recycled fishing nets into new material to create upcycled clothing.  Through collaborating with Sage Larock, I have come to learn so much about the fashion industry.  Sustainable fashion is the way forward.  Redefining and redesigning fashion to be sustainably and ethically made for the betterment of our environment is creating a …

Sage Larock: Redefining Fashion Upcycling Plastic Into Swimwear

Behind all of the glitz and glamour of the fashion world is an ugly side.  There is an incredible amount of textile waste and pollution produced by the fashion industry.  “It is the second highest global polluter of clean water because of its use of toxic heavy metals, formaldehyde, and other toxic compounds” (Sage Larock).  In an era of conscious consumers, and a growing movement to pass on plastic consumers are evaluating their consumption habits.  Some are becoming more interested in how clothing is made.  As a result, they are seeking out sustainably and ethically made clothing.  Sustainable fashion is a game changer, it is redefining fashion and redesigning the way clothing is made.  In particular,  Sage Larock  is founded upon being a sustainable luxury line of swimwear and apparel made in Los Angeles, California.  The ethos of their sustainable clothing is making beautiful swimwear that is inspired by the sea and designed to be ocean friendly.  At the heart of their environmentally responsible approach is reclaiming ocean plastic debris and transforming it into fabric.  …

Environmental Career Opportunity: The Department of Environment, Cayman Islands

For those of you who are passionate about protecting the environment and have a background in communications and/or marketing there is a fantastic job opportunity with the Cayman Islands Department of Environment (DOE) available.  This job opportunity allows you to merge your dedication for conservation and raising awareness about environmental issues with your creative talents to help create a positive impact in the Cayman Islands community. About the DOE: “The DoE works to facilitate responsible management and sustainable use of the natural environment and resources of the Cayman Islands through various environmental protection and conservation programmes and strategies.” –DOE The Department of Environment invites applications for the position of Public Education and Outreach Officer.  CLOSING DATE: Friday February 23rd 2018, click this link to view further details on job description and application  http://www.gov.ky/portal/page/portal/cighome/government/jobs/vacancies?p_id=9999294&p_pagegroupid=1142.   Photo Credit: Johanna Kohler

Le Visage: Give With Love, Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

It’s that time of year, when love is in the air.  Valentine’s Day is on the way.  We bet you have your hot date night already planned.  If you need some fabulous gift ideas for this Valentine’s Day, Le Visage has got you covered with the perfect gift guide.  Their collection of gifts for the lady and the gentleman are eco-friendly, ethically made and animal cruelty free. Gifts For The Lady  1. The Original MakeUp Eraser, CI$24  This makeup eraser is a fabulous eco-friendly utensil as it is reusable.  All you need to do is add a little warm water and this ultraist cloth will remove you makeup in a clean swipe. 2. Elemis Body Beautiful Set, CI$52 Indulge in this sweet smelling gift set filled with notes of Frangipani Monoi in the Shower Cream & Body Oil.  This duo of exotic scented skincare products will leave your skin feeling silky smooth and nourished. 3. Sara Happ Perfect Pout in a Box Set, CI$59 A fabulous box set packed with beauty essentials: lip scrub, lip sip …

5 Reasons to ditch that plastic straw

Spoiler alert, plastic straws are no longer in vogue.  It is the end of the era of the plastic straw.  Many of us have had the last straw (both literally and metaphorically) when it comes to single-use plastic.  Single-use plastics have a significant environmental impact and are polluting our oceans in a major way.  There is a massive amount of plastic floating around our oceans, it is estimated that the Great Pacific Garbage Patch is 700,000 square miles, equivalent to the size of Texas!  Plastic waste is starting to take over our oceans.  Divers, surfers, and regular beach goers are constantly finding and removing plastic off the beach and from the oceans.  Our lifestyle of convenience wrapped in plastic needs to be reevaluated, we know that single-use plastic is harmful to marine life, birds and our environment.  By 2050 oceans will contain more plastic than fish.  Plastic is harmful to marine life and coral reefs.  That being said, we need to unite in an effort to change our consumer habits, by switching over to sustainable …

Le Visage: How to have a simple day and night beauty routine

Many of us aren’t morning people.  Some find the mornings a mad rush between waking up and walking out the door ready to take on the day.  Finding easy ways to simplify your morning routine can make all the difference.  Whether, it is waking up an hour earlier to fit in a morning workout, meditate and practice yoga or enjoy a cup of coffee with a good book before the day really begins, you will find it helps you to accomplish your morning goals.  When it comes to your beauty routine, less is more. A simple day and night beauty routine is obtainable and easy to follow everyday.  Finding that perfect balance of the right products to use to keep your skin nourished and radiant is the first step.  Sometimes all you really need is just a few quality products that provide a variety of benefits.  Simplifying your beauty routine will save you a lot of time in the morning and allow you to have a relaxing night.  All a beauty routine really is, just …