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Trade-up Your Old Bridesmaid Dress for a New Little Black Dress

May 10, 2011 | posted by ecomodish | 0 Comments

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Little Black Dress

I wanted to share with you a new site that launched today, NEWLYMAID.com. They offer a unique way to trade up a bridesmaid dress after a wedding for a new little black dress that can be worn for any occasion. NEWLYMAID is the first service of its kind to offer women a way to enjoy savings, reduce their carbon footprint, help others in need, and get a fabulous dress they can wear for any occasion.

NEWLYMAID accepts bridesmaid dresses and special occasion dresses from ANY designer brand. In return, you get a special 30 - 50% credit value towards a new 'any occasion' black dress. The little black dresses can be styled to work for many occasions from a sophisticated office look to flirty looks fit for a night on the town.

The gently worn bridesmaid and special occasion dresses will either be donated to charity or recycled. Dresses which are suitable for reuse will be donated to Clothes4Souls. Clothes4Souls brings shoes and apparel to people in need around the world. NEWLYMAID will also work with UNIFI to recycle qualifying dresses that are 100% polyester. And, future NEWLYMAID styles offered will include REPREVE (R)- recycled fibers made by Unifi.

If you have an old bridesmaid or special occasion dresses just hanging around in your closet, visit NEWLYMAID and send in your old dress for credit towards a new little black dress perfect for work, brunch, or girl's night out.



Inspired Style: Vintage Wedding Dresses & Accessories

March 21, 2011 | posted by ecomodish | 2 Comments

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While browsing Etsy for some handcrafted goodies I decided to try out creating a Treasury List for you all, and opted for a theme of Vintage Inspired Weddings because there are just so many amazing vintage and handmade wedding dresses and accessories to choose from. Enjoy!

Twigs & Honey

Twigs & Honey - Handcrafted wedding hair accessories, veils, tiaras and garters.


Chloe AND Maddie

Chloe & Maddie - Vintage inspired wedding hair accessories, shoe clips and other wedding accessories.


Isadora Clothing

Isadora Clothing - Convertible dresses, for brides and bridesmaids, available in Eco Jersey (organic cotton and bamboo blends).


Primitive Pin Cushion

Primitive Pin Cushion - Antique jewelry and vintage inspired jewelry created with vintage beads and findings.

View all these vintage and vintage inspired wedding dresses and accessories on Etsy.



Eco-Chic Wood Bangles from Mango Tree

February 21, 2011 | posted by ecomodish | 0 Comments

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Mango Tree Eco Chic Bangles

Mango Tree offers hand-carved, hand-painted, wood bangle bracelets made from organic Grade A mango trees that are only timbered for use when the tree can no longer yield fruit. Mango Tree believes that every little bit helps, which is why they recycle and use natural materials for their eco-friendly, handmade jewelry. Mango Tree also donates a portion of their proceeds to various charities. Each month a different organization is chosen to donate to - February 2011 is The American Heart Association.

Each Mango Tree bangle bracelet is designed and painted using special techniques and colors. Colors and patterns vary from bangle to bangle, making every bangle bracelet unique. Mango Tree offers their eco-chic bangles in 3 styles, 50 colors and 4 sizes. The multitude of colors guarantees a perfect compliment to any outfit.

Mango Tree Bangle Bracelet Combinations

Check out Mango Tree's hot color combinations. Or try out their Mix & Match section, designed to allow you to play with endless color and style combinations. They even have an option to select skintone, so you can see what colors will look best on you.



Daily Deals from Socially & Eco Conscious Companies

Pure Citizen - Daily Deals on Eco-Conscious Products

It seems that sites offering daily deals are smokin' hot these days and Pure Citizen has added a cool twist. They feature daily deals on clothing, jewelry, handbags, makeup, home accessories and even stationery from companies that are making the world a better place. At Pure Citizen you'll find green products at up to 90% off that are organic, fair trade, vegan, sustainable, recycled, natural and handcrafted. Each sale only lasts for 72 hours with limited quantities from eco brands including Nicole Bridger, Good Society, Priti NY, Hovey Lee and more. Each sale can also benefit a non-profit organization of the featured brand's choice, so you can opt to donate a percentage of your savings to that day's non-profit.

You have to join Pure Citizen to access the deals, but such huge savings with the opportunity to give back are more than worth it.



Fair-trade jewelry made from reclaimed paper by 31 BITS

January 03, 2011 | posted by ecomodish | 1 Comment

 Categories: Fashion, Green Gift Ideas    Tags: , ,

Ecomodish reader, Brittney, suggested that I take a look at the sustainable, fair-trade jewelry from 31 BITS and I'm so glad she did - their jewelry is contemporary and colorful and their mission is inspiring.

In an effort to provide the means for women to rise above poverty, 31 BITS works with 63 women from Uganda from whom they purchase jewelry on a monthly basis. The fair-trade jewelry is handcrafted into fashion-forward designs from 100% reclaimed paper and local materials. In addition to offering a steady income to these women, 31 BITS also provides English lessons, finance training, business mentoring and health education.

Thanks, Brittney! And thanks to 31 BITS for offering such lovely, sustainable jewelry and helping to lift their talented designers out of poverty and provide them a better life.



Green Wedding Gift Registry and Vendor Directory

Green Bride Guide Wedding Registry and Vendor Directory

Are you interested in planning a green wedding? If so, The Green Bride Guide is a great resource for finding green wedding vendors and creating a green wedding gift registry.

Their green wedding directory allows you to search your area for green wedding venues, bakeries, florists, photographers and more. And their online shop offers hundreds of green gifts that you can easily save to your gift registry including green goodies for your kitchen, garden, dining, decorating and even your pets. And if you already have everything you need, you can even register for carbon offsets.

Also, if you're in need of some green wedding inspiration check out the real green weddings at the green Bride Guide. And browse their eco chic style blog.



Ecoist's Pink Hope Collection & Breast Cancer Awareness

October 01, 2010 | posted by ecomodish | 0 Comments

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Ecoist Pink Hope Collection

Ecoist's most popular styles now come in shades of pink to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month. And for the month of October, Ecoist will donate 10 percent of sales of the Pink Hope Collection to support Breast Cancer Causes. View the entire collection.



Modern Eco Nursery Furniture: Cribs

August 18, 2010 | posted by ecomodish | 1 Comment

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Oeuf Sparrow Crib - Eco-friendly Convertible Crib

The Oeuf Sparrow Collection, in gray, is one of my favorite modern, eco-friendly baby crib furniture collections. The warm gray is soothing and neutral, perfect for a baby boy or girl, and it compliments the light birch panels on the coordinating dresser and wardrobe. The Oeuf Sparrow is a convertible crib and can transform into a toddler bed simply by changing out one panel. It is a great choice for an eco crib being made from solid sustainable birch wood and a non-toxic lacquer finish. And it can be used as a changing table crib with their optional changing station. Available from: BabyEarth, Oompa & Giggle.

Muu Sam Crib - Eco-friendly Convertible Crib

The Muu Sam crib is another modern, eco-friendly convertible crib with simple lines and made from sustainable solid maple wood and non-toxic lacquer finish. I love the decorative art panel that comes in your choice of design - from flowers and vines to helicopters and scooters to elephants, whales and butterflies. Available from: Oompa & Giggle.

If space is an issue, there are some cute eco cribs available...

Eco-friendly Convertible Cribs

The Alma Mini crib is just what it sounds like, a mini crib. It's a good solution for parents who have limited space or need an extra crib for the grandparent's house. The Alma Mini crib is made from solid sustainable birch wood and easily folds down for storage, when not in use. It comes in an assortment of low VOC colors including a bold gala green (shown above), as well as the standard neutrals. User reviews advise that its best used for newborns until 10-12 months, not 24 months as it is marketed, but they love the quality and ease of use. Available from: Giggle.

The STOKKE Sleepi crib is a compact convertible crib that transitions from newborn up to age 3 with no additional parts and can then be converted to a junior bed for use through age 7, with additional parts. It also can even be configured as two chairs with no additional parts. The STOKKE Sleepi crib is an eco crib option that grows alongside your child and is made from solid sustainable beech wood. Available from: BabyEarth & Giggle.



Orglamix: Mineral Makeup with zero synthetics

August 06, 2010 | posted by ecomodish | 0 Comments

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Oglamix Mineral Makeup

I am in love with all the vibrant colors available for mineral eye shadow from Orglamix. Their 100% pure mineral pigments promise to deliver smudge-proof, crease-free and water-resistant color in every hue of the rainbow. I wish I were adventurous enough to try a bold hue like Iris, Vert or Bermuda - they are so fun!

Good news - you can try new colors, new formulas, and new products risk-free. Orglamix guarantees you will love their products, or you get your money back. So you can try a shade you've never worn before...I think I just might!

Orglamix products are formulated without nano particles, bismuth oxychloride, synthetic dyes, petrochemicals or parabens - which is refreshing. Check out their store on Etsy and get the 411 on their upcoming giveaways, specials, free samples & more on Facebook.



2010 Fall Fashion: fair trade & organic clothing

August 05, 2010 | posted by ecomodish | 1 Comment

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Hessnatur 2010 Fall Fashion Collection - Eco Clothing

Hessnatur recently launched their Fall 2010 collection and I love all the soothing shades of purple and gray. They have a great selection of staple pieces like cardigans, tees, skirts and leggings. Their fair trade, organic eco clothing line offers comfy styles and cozy textures made from organic cotton, alpaca, silk and wool. Check out Hessnatur's fair trade and organic clothing collection for some fall fashion inspiration.