All posts tagged: eco fashion

A Breath of Wild Air

The winds are changing, spring is gone and summer is here. For many, with a change in seasons, comes a change in fashion and accessories. Now is the time to breathe in “Wild Air.” Eco chic is a fashion trend on the rise. Who wouldn’t love owning jewelry that is not only a handcrafted work of art, made with love by artisans, but also incorporates sustainability and the raw beauty of nature? If that fits your lifestyle and fashion sense, and you would love to add more eco chic jewelry to your personal collection, then check out Wild Air & Co. Meet The Fabulous Designers Behind Wild Air & Co. Brooklyn and Casey, this creative duo, are the ladies behind handcrafted jewelry with a sustainable element.  Two friends sharing their love for design, fashion and the environment with the world. This creative duo, are bonafide artisans, creating handcrafted jewelry in the good old USA. Their collection of unique jewelry is a beautiful mix of vintage, glamour and southern charm. Each piece is created with an environmental sustainability …

Get The Skinny on Jeans… Their environmental impact.

    I love jeans, and must admit I own quite a few pairs.  A while back I was at a Green Living Expo and discovered that Levi’s is working towards making more eco friendly jeans.  It’s pretty cool what they are doing, using garbage, in particular plastic bottles, which are incorporated into manufacturing their jeans.  Here is a link which explains in more detail along with a short video about the process http://explore.levi.com/news/sustainability/introducing-levis-wasteless-8-bottles-1-jean/ How to be Eco Chic with your jeans 1. Depending on where your jeans rip or tear, its possible you can do a little work and turn them into a stylish pair of distressed jeans without having to pay the expensive retail price. 2. Turn your long jeans into jean shorts- great for summer time. 3. Use the material from a few pairs of jeans you no longer wear or want and create reusable napkins. 4. Donate your jeans to a local thrift shop like the Cayman Islands Humane Society or NCVO.   When you go to purchase your next pair …

Rainy Days + Traveling Books

I just love summer rainy days and nights.  My favorite things to do when there is a downpour outside is to light my candles, read a good book, listen to music or watch black and white movies.  Sometimes I think I was born in the wrong era because I love the classics and most things vintage.  Plus, I am absolutely fascinated by the Roaring 20’s.  –The Great Gatsby by F.Scott Fitzgerald is one of my all time favorite novels, it’s hard not to love Fitzgerald, and I admit I read it again before watching the movie this summer-. Traveling Books Yesterday, I came across two novels I am excited to read, at the Cayman Islands Humane Society Book Loft.  Bonus, I also found this lovely eco friendly bag which is made from repurposed newspaper!!  Remember, if you have books that you no longer read donate them to the Book Loft the proceeds will help benefit the animals.  If you haven’t been there then I recommend that you check it out, a small book loft filled …

Eco Fashion: Para De Sol Cayman Islands

It is always lovely to hear about eco friendly products here in the Cayman Islands.  Back in April I had the pleasure of meeting Helene Anziska, the creative mind, along with her international design team, behind these lovely parasols.  Para De Sol creates beautiful and unique parasols that are eco friendly.  These lovely parasols are all ” handmade from beautiful rice paper, bamboo and cotton string. They are 100% environmentally friendly and completely biodegradable.” (Para De Sol). When you get a chance visit their store and check out their eco chic and eco friendly parasols.  Set an eco fashion trend with your handmade parasol.  Support local and support sustainability.  These unique parasols are versatile they can be used for the beach, decorative, a gift or wedding accessory. Support Para De Sol visit their website http://www.paradesol.com and support Para De Sol on Facebook. Be sure to get your eco friendly parasol this summer for those long beach days. From one eco fashion lover to another xo