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2010 Article 23, Paris by Naia Rico

Naia Rico’s spring/summer eco collection for Article 23 is fabulous for both women and men. Herein features one amazing ladies’ item that can be worn as a dress, blouse or skirt!

This item is titled Dayz and is made of 100% organic cotton voil. The three-in-one pattern has a round neck with a covered buttoning placket. The sleeves are long with open slits along the side and re-closeable with elbow buttons. By a system of detachable buttons, wear as a double-layered skirt. The belt is removable with back pleats. Knee length and available in exclusive prints.

Pending black or white solid, coral or mauve print, the retail price is $158 – $175. See the photo showing Dayz as a blouse with Naia’s canvas organic cotton waistcoat/vest and pant.

For each collection, Naia personally trains seamstresses. She holds a special talent for marrying the modern and the eternal; ‒ a winning style of timeless designs. A BBC documentary on ethical fashion named designer Naia as one of the most promising young stylist in London.

Both femmes and hommes spring/summer collections are showing up in European stores now. Retailers everywhere, including USA, get ready for fall/winter ordering. Naia just keeps getting better!

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Written by Delia Montgomery

I am Delia, d/b/a Chic Eco on, and established myself as an eco fashion guru by learning "who makes what in the world of environmental fashion and design."

Enjoy reading some of my freelance writing about environmental design, fashion and art -- from both consumer and supplier perspectives. You may notice I focus most on individual eco designers, movers and shakers.

From sustainable fashion apparel to paint and flooring, discoveries are a rush. I get my kicks this way. I also offer sales representation of earth-friendly designed products for wholesale buyers. Retailers may take advantage of my services with factory-direct pricing. Spend less time sourcing and prevent green-washed purchases!

My other forte is connecting suppliers with business-to-business tools. Aspects of my business vary with consulting services while I'm proud to be the aide that embraces unique and innovative gigs.

I'm originally a Kentucky Blue Grass gal who relocated to Maui early 2006 and the tropical Puna District of Big Island, Hawaii late 2007. Walk the talk is my motto here.

Early 2009 I constructed a yurt home office in a semi-urban setting on a tiny lot. My water comes from the sky, contained in a catchment that's not likely to dry in this rain forest. The electric is designed for solar conversion. I grow about 30% of my food organically, compost, and recycle to the hilt. Permaculture with a full eco system is my gardening style.

In fact, gardening is my ultimate joy. I seek gigs like design, weeding and planting between other jobs. My love is Hawai'i which has more climate zones than any state. There are frequent earthquakes here, typically under a 3.0 magnitude, and I happen to dig the vibrations. It's a wonderful simple life in paradise. As I grow older and wiser, I become more and more grateful.

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