Naya was born from the belief that shoes should be beautiful on your feet, soft on your step and gentle on the environment.
Author: Delia Montgomery
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Does the name Naia Rico sound familiar? If you follow green designers, this International stylist is one to watch!
Homestead Weaving Studio’s divert waste from the landfill to create affordable art.
No doubt about it, the best mold prevention anywhere on anything is air flow and sunshine. Actually yurts have fewer mold issues than most conventional buildings.
Sandhi Shimmel creates beautiful portraits from upcycled paper that might otherwise go to waste, each made from thousands of unrelated images and text. Assembled like a mosaic, an entirely new portrait, landscape or fantasy image is created from Sandhi’s imagination. She has a natural affinity for color.
Attention yoga instructors! … and students. Founder Tanja Bochnig of April Aromatics has been very busy with progressive changes in her life. In the past two years she expanded her AromaYoga offerings, refined products and re-designed her packaging. There are so many wonderful products, that I could write a book. Today, however, the focus is […]
Bless you Envirosax®! This is from an international company headquartered in Australia with a re-use message and philosophy. Their recent blog post, titled 100% Recycled RPET: The Facts, is extremely informative to conscious consumers.
Although I’ve been an admirer of designer Deborah Lindquist since she launched her first eco-conscious clothing collection in 2004, I shied from writing since so many others were on it. She’s deservedly featured on most every eco fashion blog every season. And oh boy, the creation of her Green Bride collection was the ultimate for […]
Naya is into the combo of beauty and comfort, ‒ all while respecting the well-being of our environment. This is a footwear company for women that softens footprints! The colors are rich and vibrant with unique and creative details. There are six collections on the Naya site now. The final picture is a glimpse of […]
Willian, a ready-to-wear women’s fashion business headquartered in New Jersey, utilizes a variety of natural and organic fabrics, often combined with vintage materials reworked into contemporary silhouettes. Designer Keia Bounds-Thompson, also proprietor, sought a a sustainable fabric consultant. With her sweatshop-free and eco-friendly vision, Keia and partner James Thompson embraced 100% certified organic with natural […]
Designer Leanne became an activist at a young age and how she integrated her passion into a business is amazing. It doesn’t hurt that she use to be a model in Asia. This year brings much media attention from VegNews Magazine to Ophra.com. Vaute Couture is a women’s apparel company specializing in outerwear designed by […]
Ecogear apparels are made from 100% recycled material. The company was founded early 2008 by Robert Hii, who is a 25-year fashion veteran with a passion to create clothing with only slight impacts on our planet. Robert says it took more than a year to complete their ecowear collections as the most eco-friendly clothing in […]
Solar power potential is active in many minds these days. It really makes sense for the yurt lifestyle, but creativity is required since you can’t rest solar panels on a fabric/vinyl yurt roof. Here stands John M. Brown on his yurt site in Glenville, West Virginia. He is so kind to share his knowledge on […]
Daniella and Ricardo Calmet manage their company Ecotintes in Lima, Peru. They provide unique natural dye services to benefit environmentally conscious designers and businesses. That includes dyes for finished garments and skeins of yarn. Additionally, silkscreen and shibori methods are offered. Shibori is a technique that blocks some areas of material to prevent it from […]
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!
What a great new earth-friendly and stylish product! Introducing FLOAA Dish-sposables made from sugarcane. Yet it’s not just the material that’s eco-inventive, but the design. The bowl’s cavity catches the excess incase you happen to pour too much food or water in it. Perfect to prevent messes, especially for travelers. They’re stack-able and reusable too.
In Folsom, California is a company that supplies tableware from plants. Leafware products are 100% biodegradable and compostable.
There are a number of reasons to have single or several walls in a yurt, ‒ whether it be residential, commercial, or otherwise. And if you’ve been following the Yurt Living series, you know those walls are more like partitions, not flush with the ceiling. Sounds restricting, but actually not so.
Cork production methods continuously change, yet harvesting practices remain. Such a fine example of merging cultural respect with new technologies is Corx. This is a company in Sonoma, California with production in Portugal. There they make a new material, cork fabric. The fabric is organic and renewable, with characteristics similar to leather.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) concluded this year that bamboo mills actually producing rayon or vicose were guilty of false advertising. The FTC action followed the Canadian Competition Bureau (CCB) in that the true rayon description be enforced.