All posts filed under: Eco Fashion + Beauty

Eco-friendly Travel Must Haves

Happy Wanderlust Wednesday! If you are getting ready for your next travel adventure, and you are looking for some great eco-friendly products then this post is just for you.  Curious to find out what’s in my bag? I have 6 easy to travel with eco-friendly travel must haves. They are a selection of basic items. Truth, I am almost always overpack! I am still learning how to pack lighter.  It is safe to say, I could add more items to my bag (and this post). What’s in my bag? Eco-friendly Travel Must Haves The Bag- A reusable Paris themed bag A reusable bag is always a great investment. Plastic bags are a nightmare for the planet.  A reusable bag is wonderful to have when traveling, especially if you like to do some impromptu shopping at a local farmers market or great stores you find along the way.  I love my Paris themed bag, it is a perfect fit for traveling. H2O on the go What is lovely to see, is hydration stations in public venues …

Peripherals: Sights On Making A Difference

“We love being active, creative, inspiring others and being inspired by others. We are artists, surfers, stand up paddle boarders, kite boarders and more. The beach, having fun and being on the water is a big part of our lives. We live on a Caribbean island and appreciate every single day and hope to make an impact in a positive way.” -Douglas Cameron Compassion Is Always In Fashion Douglas “JR” Cameron is a co founder of Peripheral Life & Style’s Sunglasses, a company specializing in sunglasses that give back to the community, along with co founder Kristen Cousins.  Peripheral Sunglasses have a signature style, capturing the essence of island vibes, setting them apart from the crowd.  These hip shades with their vibrant color lenses can be customized with logos to support charities and causes both locally and internationally.  At the heart of Peripherals they take pride in being socially aware and giving back to the community.  Their mission is,“to empower individuals or groups to overcome social and financial boundaries to achieve their goals and dreams!” says, Douglas …

Stoak’d About Pop Art, Fashion & Supporting Local

Kevin Mounsor and Marc Laurenson are two cool dudes who have built a Pop Art inspired: art gallery, clothing line and design company known as Stoak’d Cayman.  Their combined talent has lead to the success of their business including trendy art pieces capturing pop culture in their own signature style as well as fashionable clothing.  The dream team is an inspiration for both aspiring and established artists, demonstrating the power of artistic collaboration and hard work.  Marc Laurenson originally came up with the idea of Stoak’d while living in Australia. Later, he moved to the Cayman Islands and after meeting up with Kevin Mounsor and talking about art and Stoak’d over a couple of drinks they decided to team up to and combine their talent and machines to build their pop art inspired design company.  Since then, they have made their mark on Cayman’s local art scene. Bamboo Skate Sunglasses Stoak’d Cayman has added to their fashion collection a line of cool shades that are eco-friendly.  They have combined their passion for fashion with an …

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Eco Chic Cayman T-Shirt Giveaway

Photo Credit: Lori Speirs I am delighted to announce Eco Chic Cayman’s first ever T-shirt giveaway! In honor of  Earth Hour, 25th March 2017, I am giving away an “Earth [Limited Edition]” t-shirt from my 2017 collection.  The t-shirt was designed by Eco Chic Cayman and printed by Stoak’d Cayman.  Huge thanks to the guys at Stoak’d Cayman! Stay tuned for an upcoming feature about the talented guys at Stoak’d Cayman. About Earth Hour Earth Hour is celebrating 10 years on 25th March 2017.  Countries from all over the world come together in solidarity, whereby participants of this global event switch off lights for 1 hour (8:30pm-9:30pm local time) to help raise awareness on climate change.  Many participating countries turn off lights of iconic buildings, landmarks and monuments.  To learn more about Earth Hour click here, To celebrate Earth Hour here in Cayman, The National Trust for the Cayman Islands will be hosting Earth Hour: Picnic in the Dark at 6:00pm at Dart Park, South Sound.  It is an awesome event!  Check out their Facebook page …

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Bella Noya

  Talya Meltem is the founder of Bella Noya, a collection of beautiful handcrafted jewelry. Talya pursued her dream of having a career in fashion by studying at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in San Fransisco (FIDM) to later start her own jewelry line.  Her collection is greatly inspired by the Caribbean.  Talya in her own right is an artist as she handcrafts jewelry into works of art.  She takes great care in selecting materials, composing and curating the pieces that will be used in her collection(s).  At 27, Talya is an accomplished jewelry designer,  creating signature pieces that reflect her inspirations and influences at a particular moment in time.  She looks forward to creating a new collection to debut later this year, capturing the essence of new inspirations she draws from.  For Talya, jewelry making is her form of art.  As she grows as an artist/jewelry designer and continues to find new sources of inspiration her collections and style will reflect that. Q&A with Talya Meltem 1. What is the meaning behind …

Cayman Scents: Eco-friendly Bath & Body Products

Cayman Scents has a premium line of handmade eco-friendly candles, bath and body products.  The collection consists of an array of luscious and delicious scents that embody island life.   Flavors include: Island Mango, Ocean Breeze and Cucumber Melon.  The heart of Cayman Scents is quality handcrafted products made locally with an eco-conscious mindset.  All products are environment friendly, not tested on animals (cruelty free) and made with fair trade ingredients.   Great care is taken in the process of making each item.  The collection of products were developed over several years to ensure a high quality product.  Plenty of time and dedication was put into mixing, smelling and testing the products as part of the manufacturing process and to create the unique scents and recipes. Rub-A-Dub-Scrub  Body Scrubs Handcrafted Soaps Body Lotion Let It Glow  Candles and home diffusers Support Local Cayman Scents have been handcrafting eco-friendly products since 1999.   By supporting local and sustainable products it helps both the environment and the economy. Visit Angela Wood, founder of Cayman Scents on Wednesday’s …