We love to buy handmade around here, so when the lovely Natalia from Econica contacted us about giving away two accessories to one lucky Feelgood Style reader, we were super excited!
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Nakate is a business dedicated to helping underprivileged women through bringing their eco-friendly handmade goods to the high fashion market. Surprisingly, we’ve found just what we’re looking for in jewelry made from the horns of an East African breed of cattle called the Ankole Watusi.
Timmery Turner says her 1981 jewelry line makes three statements: “I’m here. I’m fun. I’m bold.”
More than that, her pieces are made from items that aren’t usually recycled. Turner makes many of her pieces from toys, and other found objects.
Vintage fall gear is a stylish, and eco-friendly, way to stay bundled this season!
Why should you consider eco-friendly underwear? A lively show threaded through with the theme of eco-friendly underwear. We talked about organic cotton v. conventionally grown cotton and this gave us some great reasons to consider this type of earth friendly underwear and clothing in general.
Creative use of our lives and using what we have already can help offset the modern woes and ills of our material culture. Bringing balance to the overwhelming ‘stuff’ of our world is what some creative artists are presently doing.
In Manila, a suburban area of the Philippines, juice containers that once littered the country-side have become a valuable commodity, not only for local business, but for the international fashion market.
Appreciate Mother Nature, remember your connection to the Earth, and plant a tree in the Atlantic Forest when you support the Heart Your Mother movement.
Sourcing your fall gear ethically!
Don’t send your kicked pair of running shoes to the dumpster! Donate them instead to one of these organizations that takes old running shoes and gives them a brand new life.
In Ethiopia, the sick travel to Entoto mountain by the thousands. There, on the highest peak overlooking Addis Ababa, it is said that a pool of holy water can cure HIV/AIDS. For women that remain unhealed by the pool, ostracized by their families and without financial hope, design company Raven + Lily is providing a different kind of healing.
Could you make your own clothes and accessories for an entire year?
DIY hair accessories and techniques to keep your hair off your neck, out of your face, and staying fashionably cool this summer.
Vegan shoe shopping can be a little bit tricky, and the downside of vegan shoes is that companies also replace leather with vinyl, which is a petroleum product. That’s why I was super-excited to learn about Arcopédico, a company that makes vegan boots with a focus on the eco-friendly!
This week’s show ran the spectrum from a GD Correpondent report from Green Diva Marie Wilson in Palm Springs (normally LA) on Eco-Jewelry, a green pet segment and an awesome eco-art segment by guest GD co-host Barbara Taylor to a great conversation about Seed Bombs.
Sew, Good and Trendy’s owner and creator, Rachel Shelton, is on a mission to make sure women are fashionably eco-friendly while doing their part to save the planet.
William McDonough and Michael Braungart, authors of Cradle to Cradle, defined “upcycling” (a term coined by Swiss archtect Walter Stahel) as creating useful products from waste materials. Upcycling helps to lessen the use of new, raw materials when making original products and, in turn, reduces energy use, air and water pollution and greenhouse gas emissions.
This plastic-free February thing got me thinking . . . oh no . . . last week, I was contemplating how much plastic there is in my life, but also noted how much progress I have made in not only reducing new plastic intake, but in using products made from recycled plastic and rPET (polyester made from recycled plastic bottles).
Women who participate in The Nakate Project make necklaces out of recycled magazines that they sell to support themselves and their families and eventually launch businesses of their own.
If you like music and are looking for an eco-friendly AND socially active way to give, Wear Your Music has you covered.