The sun is finally touching down in Northern California, and I am excited to pull out my warm weather wardrobe. Goodbye winter clothes, I’m ready to get my tan on! Listening to my Ska play list while sorting out my summer clothing, I can’t help but anticipate for all the fun in the sun. For summer, lots of bright vibrant colors with a mix of classics are on the trend. I’m heading out to a tropical place in the summer, so it’s a must that I start shopping now. With different activities planned every day, I need to shop for a wide variety of eco-friendly outfits. Here are some of the things I’m packing for my green vacation!
Upon anticipation of having my first interview with Australian Jessica Priemus, founder of Bhalo, an Eco-Fashion line that employs Bangladeshi women to manufacture its designs, I eagerly drove back home nervous with butterflies in my stomach. Although it was to be held via Skype, I knew that the she was someone important in the Eco-Fashion industry so who wouldn’t be nervous speaking with her! After logging onto Skype, and receiving the call, I heard a cheery Aussie accent greet me through the speakers. “Hello! How are you!” After the nerve-racking introduction, Jess’s down-to-earth personality quickly showed, and I was no longer nervous.
Self-proclaimed Eco-Fashionista Daisy Miclat comes from a big Filipino family, including a niece and sister who contribute to her eco-fashion blog, Unfshnable. As an eco-fashion journalist and stylist, Daisy works on photo shoots where she uses nothing but vintage clothing to showcase upcoming trends. She’s all about being eco-friendly at an affordable price. Here, Daisy continues her series on the greening of your wardrobe.
To begin your Eco-Fashion journey, you gotta start with the basics: your undies! Now more than ever, there are many labels within the industry promoting eco-conscious underwear and lounge wear. Before, it was a bland mix of neutral colors and hardly a selection. Now, Eco-Fashion has become popular and you can find all kinds of style within the lounge wear and intimates collections. Don’t know where to look? Here are my top three favorites to keeping it eco-friendly and stylish.
In a world full of change, it seems like nowadays everyone is finally doing their part to help one another. Among the trends, restoring Mother Nature to her former glory is one of the biggest sought after changes. I think Al Gore’s Global Warming speech scared us just a tad bit. Now we have canvas shopping bags, electronic cars and organic foods. Among the many influences, the fashion industry is one of the most influential in pushing eco-consciousness into the mainstream; it’s even created the subcategory of Eco-Fashion. (Check out the Eco Fashion Week video at the end of the post.) Eco-Fashion, in short, means earth-conscious fashion labels that use sustainable, recycled and organic materials. Many of these fashion labels not only create eco-friendly garments and shoes, but they also donate proceeds to various non-profit organizations.