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The Making of a Sustainable Swimsuit with Sage Larock

“Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.” -Rumi Taryn Larock is the founder of Sustainable Luxury Swimwear by Sage Larock. Their ethos is not sacrificing sustainability for style. Sage Larock is committed to offering ethically made and sustainably sourced sustainable swimwear for women— “We want to dress women who want to change the world” (Sage Larock). Their sustainable luxury swimwear is made from sustainable, recycled or organic materials (non-toxic and plant based dyes) — and ethically made in Los Angles, California. Sustainable fabrics used in the making of their swimwear is made from upcycled swimwear fabric, which is made of recycled fishing nets and plastic debris recovered from the ocean. They also use ECONYL®, regenerated nylon made from waste, to make their swimsuits. Sage Larock is dedicated to using sustainable fashion as a platform to raise ocean awareness, focusing on plastic ocean pollution and abandoned drift nets. Their swimwear is inspired by the love of the ocean and respect for the environment and commitment to ethical fashion. Sage Larock takes pride …

Sage Larock: Making Waves With Sustainable Fashion

Taryn Sage Larock is making waves in the fashion industry.  As a former model and now fashion designer, her passion for fashion and dedication to ocean advocacy reflects in her modern sustainable luxury collection of swimwear and apparel.  Her collection is “clothing that is naturally beautiful both inside and out” it is entirely sustainable, ethically made, animal cruelty free and made with the ocean in mind.  Sage Larock offers limited edition pieces that have a timeless and classic appeal.  At the heart of her clothing line is staying authentic to her love for the ocean by ensuring all of her pieces are made in both a sustainable and ethical manner.  A key component to her swimsuit collection and apparel is that they are made from “sustainable fabrics such as organic OEKO-TEX® certified cotton, Italian recycled poly fabric, which is made of recycled fishing nets and plastic debris recovered from the ocean, and extra soft hemp jersey, which is grown and produced without any chemicals” highlighting eco-friendly options that transcend and create sustainable luxury fashion. Sustainability …

Bee Line Designs: Buzzing About Holiday Gems

Gale Tibbetts, is a Caymanian artist and founder of Bee Line Designs.  Gale handcrafts an exquisite collection of island chic jewelry.  Her collection comprises of unique pieces made from Swarovski crystals, semi-precious gem stones, pearls and a selection of metals.  The heart of her jewelry is capturing the essence of island life.  She draws inspiration from the natural beauty of our island, the ocean and nautical themed pieces specific to the Cayman Islands.  Gale has been designing and making handmade jewelry for the past 35 years.  In addition to her collections, Gale is always happy to create custom designs and pieces. The Holiday Collection   ’Tis the season to sparkle and look glamorous.  Gale’s signature holiday collection dazzles with Swarovski crystals.  This limited edition designed just for the holidays features iconic holiday classics such as: Christmas Trees and Snowmen. Her craftsmanship reflects elegance and simplicity.  These holiday gems are the perfect accessory to wear for your upcoming holiday party. Holiday Earrings: CI$25 Islands Vibes   Gale’s island inspired collection is a nautical theme specific to the Cayman …

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 …

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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 …

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 …