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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 | 0 Comments

 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.



Organic skin care, perfume and handcrafted jewelry

Organic Apoteke & TSI-LA

I thought it might be useful to post periodically, introducing the newest additions to ecomodish's listings of natural and green companies. Some companies that we add are well-known, but we also make it a priority to promote small independent businesses - many of which are ecomodish readers just like you - who have contacted us to introduce themselves.

This week's new additions are listed below. Please take a minute to check out them out and if you're familiar their products, leave a review and tell others about them!

Organic Apoteke offers 100% natural skin care products made from organically-sourced vitamins and herbal nutrients that help prevent and reverse the signs of premature aging.

Tsi~La offers natural and organic fragrances made from the world's finest essential oils and plant botanicals. Their fragrances are free of phthalates, parabens, sulfates, petrochemicals, and other harmful ingredients commonly found in traditional perfumery.

Also don't forget - if you join ecomodish to write a review, we will plant a tree in the Atlantic Forest of Brazil, AND you'll also earn ecoPoints that count towards planting more trees for every review you write!



Handcrafted felt, resin & sterling silver jewelry

May 26, 2010 | posted by ecomodish | 2 Comments

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Etsy Favs: I've spent time browsing Etsy, the last few days, and I wanted to share one of my latest favs - close your eyes hold out your hand. I love the contrast of the fuzzy wool felt against the smooth silver in their one-of-a-kind, handcrafted necklaces and earrings...

Felt and Sterling Silver Jewelry

"close your eyes hold out your hand is about beautiful, wearable items combining the ideas and materials I love: simplicity, contrast, synergy, colour and texture." says Marsha Oza, designer & owner.

Felt and Sterling Silver Jewelry

Check out their clean, colorful collection of handcrafted jewelry on etsy or, if you are in the UK, Folksy.



Environmentally and socially conscious jewelry

April 08, 2010 | posted by ecomodish | 0 Comments

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The Andean Collection's core principles of social and environmental responsibility are a refreshing addition to the fashion industry which largely relies on inexpensive factory labor and synthetic materials. Each jewelry design is handcrafted by Andean Collection artisans using beautiful, natural beads made from seeds that have been sustainably harvested from rainforests and lowlands in South America. The Andean Collection jewelry not only helps support the indigenous communities but also the preservation of their forests.

Andean Collection Acai Necklace

The Andean Collection's jewelry is comprised of funky and bold designs inspired by the indigenous jewelery of Ecuador. With pieces designed for layering, the wearer can creatively fashion a unique style all their own. The rich colors and natural seeds and nuts, make striking one-of-a-kind pieces of wearable art. Some of my favorite pieces from their new Spring 2010 collection are the Layered Chain Necklace and the Tagua Bibb Necklace, shown below.

Andean Collection Layered Chain Necklace Andean Collection Tagua Bibb Necklace

The Andean Collection was founded by Amanda Judge while she was in Ecuador researching her masters' thesis – with a topic of "rural women's survival strategies in the face of extreme poverty" and a focus on ideas for how outside agencies could help. Instead of just writing about it, she decided it would be more beneficial to become an outlet for helping the community improve their standard of living. Following fair trade principles is only part of The Andean Collection's dedication to providing their artisans a better life, they also share the profits as partial owners. The video below provides a moving and uplifting look into the lives of The Andean Collection's artisans and their community.

For inspiring stories and news about the artisans, the materials and the design process visit The Andean Collection blog.

UPDATE: The Andean Collection is now called Faire Collection.



Modern, reclaimed wooden gem jewelry

March 24, 2010 | posted by ecomodish | 0 Comments

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Wooden Gem Rings

Etsy Favs: "simple gestures of affection inspire us. from a small trinket to an ad in a magazine...our love for simple techniques like woodworking and printmaking combined with our obsession for mid century design creates our general aesthetic." - say Shauna and Stephen, creators of something's hiding in here in their featured Etsy seller interview.

Wooden Gem Necklaces

Whatever the inspiration, I'm loving the chunky design and organic texture of these handcrafted, reclaimed wood rings and necklaces.

You can find them on Etsy - and - they're now even available at christophe lemaire in Paris!



Eco Friendly Etsy Favs

Seeing its been a while since my last post, I thought I'd get back into it by sharing some of my new Etsy Favs...


Vintage Fabric Coasters

rikrak offers upcycled vintage fabric creations, including coasters, wallets, clutches and fun shaped patches.


Recycled Silver Jewelry

favorJewelry offers a sustainable collection of simple, timeless jewelry made from recycled silver. Each earring, bracelet, necklace and ring is handcrafted and unique.


Eco Letterpress Cards

sweetbeets offers eco-friendly letterpress cards, invitations and calendars with colorful, whimsical designs.




Sustainable, handcrafted wood rings

April 09, 2009 | posted by ecomodish | 1 Comment

 Categories: Fashion, Green Weddings    Tags: ,

If you are looking for a unique and eco-friendly wedding ring, check out Wood Rings. They offer a distinct selection of sustainable wood rings accented with white gold or silver. Wood Rings incorporates environmental preservation into their practices and products by using sustainably harvested wood and partnering with American Forests to plant a tree for every purchase.



Brilliantly green diamond rings

April 01, 2009 | posted by ecomodish | 1 Comment

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socially conscious diamond engagement rings

Brilliant Earth offers a dazzling selection of diamond rings made from conflict free diamonds and recycled gold or platinum. And you don't have to settle for a simple solitaire - you can create your own ring by choosing from dozens of Brilliant Earth designed settings or design your own custom ring. Their environmental and social commitments are very inspiring.