Friday, 29 June 2012

Love Green - Live Green - Wear Green

Green occupies more space in the spectrum visible to the human eye than most colours and it's the colour of the Heart Chakra, known as Anahata. Being Green is also how we describe living in an environmentally conscious way. A way of life that respects all species on Earth. I wanted to celebrate both the look and the act that is the colour Green!
Green is the New Black Tee by Rapanui - This cute tee doesn't just talk the talk it walks the walk! Made from a new brand of fibre derived from Eucalyptus in a Fair Wear Foundation audited factory
T-Strap Sandal in Green Embroidery and Batik by Siamese Dream Design - These unique sandals have been handmade using re-purposed Hmong textiles
The Green Polka Dot Jacket from VV Vintage - This vintage 80s jacket is for the stylish woman who has no intention of blending in with the background! So fresh!
Malachite Bangle by Jade Mellor - These individually unique bangles are made to order from marbled green resin
Kelly Green Goalie Flats by Soda Shoes - These shoes are super cute and 100% vegan
Green Bikini from Adidas by Stella McCartney - This is a simple chic bikini from this prodigious ethical designer
Manna Dress by IVANAHelsinki - Designed by Finnish artist Paola Ivana Suhonen this eye-catching dress has been made from 96% eco-friendly bamboo
Green Colourful Quotes Notebook from Ecojot - Made from 100% post-consumer waste this is a charming place to note down your whimsical notions
Beaded Necklace from Ethikl - Handmade under fair trade conditions in India
Bath Collection in Green by EcoGen™ - These funky bath items have been created from a special scientifically designed material that will biodegrade in six to nine months when composted
Elma Owl Vegan Tri-Fold by Lavishy - A gorgeous owl graces this pretty cruelty-free purse 
Sunflower Shorts in Duck Egg Green from Annie Greenabelle - These stylish shorts are 100% certified organic and Fairtrade cotton
Tapestry Wallpaper from Eco Chic - This vivid wallpaper has been created using Forest Stewardship Council certified pulp and recycled paper and all water used in the production process is filtered and returned to nature
Tropical Amazon Scarf by Choolips - This striking accessory was handmade in Ghana and a portion of the proceeds goes toward boosting business development in the local community
Owl Cushion Cover in Ivory and Avocado by Sweetnature Designs - A lovely original and fanciful owl design on this handmade cushion cover
Bird Greeting Card by Sri Toys - For every one of these delightful greeting cards you order, a tree will be planted for you to reforest degraded land around the Sinharaja rain forest in Sri Lanka, a UNESCO nature heritage site
Green Papier Mache Necklace by Mashaed Designs - This lovely organic-feeling necklace has been handmade from recycled newspaper
Claudia Print Skirt from People Tree - Feel pretty in mossy polka dots! This skirt was made in Bangladesh under fair trade conditions
Emerald Luxe Bracelet by Alex and Ani - Like wearing frozen droplets of pine tree resin this appealing bracelet has been crafted from recycled materials
Bunny Love Kid's Tee by Pini Piru - This super cute 100% organic cotton tee is just another example of how awesome Pini Piru is at producing out of the ordinary clothes for children
Jupiter Cardigan in Moss by Kowtow Clothing - Loving this uber chic and 100% certified fairtrade organic cotton cardigan. The draping is just exquisite!
Green Dice Cufflinks by Cherish Vintage Treasures - These cheeky cufflinks have been crafted from vintage dice
Supersuede Beachrider Womens Boardshorts by Hurley - Feel as zesty as a Margarita with extra lime at the beach in these 100% recycled polyester boardshorts
Torin Eco Messenger by Red Handed Bags - This super spacious vegan bag has all manner of storage room while remaining stylish and understated
Green Chili Salsa Mix by The Women's Bean Project - This all natural deliciousness was made possible by a project committed to providing women with opportunities to become economically independent by teaching basic job readiness and life skills

Whimsical Caterpillar Tee by Bugged Out - The great news is these certified organic cotton tees come in both child AND adult sizes - woot! Bugs are beautiful :o)
Pobena-Opa Dress by Skunkfunk - This dainty 95% bamboo dress looks so fun yet comfortable at the same time!
Drop Tapa Green Recycled Glass Earrings by Stone Arrow - Loving these eco-earrings crafted from post-consumer wine bottles and adorned with the traditional Pacific Island Tapa flower pattern
MiniMass Bag by Patagonia - This durable yet stylish 100% recycled polyester bag even comes with its own little rain coat :D
Limited Edition Jubilee Statement Ring with Green Amethyst by Annabel Panes - This elegant and understated piece is part of a three piece collection designed to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II. Made from 100% recycled silver which is sourced and refined in the UK
Lil Surfer Shorts from Threads 4 Thought- These adorable beach shorts are made from 85% organic cotton and15% recycled polyester
African Print Sundress by Fair + True - What a delight to wear this on a hot summer's day! All of Fair + True's African print dresses have been fairly made by community projects either in Kenya or Malawi
Green Apple Blockprint Tote by The Organic Mamas - This 100% organic cotton shopping bag will help put you in the mood for fresh fruit and veg!
Green Upcycled Vinyl Clutch Wallet by Pinto Bags -  This funky clutch is made from print media waste (i.e. highway billboards, test prints, misprints)
Ceramic Bud Vase from Eco Chic - What a sublime design for a vase! It's a functional work of art created in a low-impact manner
3D Print Mini Dress by Nouio - This is a truly singular dress where nature and modern technology have been blended to produce fashion
Paper Beaded Cuff by Vinyl Living - This distinctive bracelet was made in Cambodia from recycled magazines, providing much needed income to local families
The Smock Dress by Little Bird, Little Bird - This certified organic cotton smock was made using solar powered energy. With the serious eco-credentials out of the way please feel free to go "awwwww cuuuute!"
(1) Arara Flats Designed by Edson Matsuo (2) Mesh Pumps Designed by
Jean Paul Gaultier (3) Skyscraper Heels Designed by Vivienne Westwood - Loving these options from the vegan friendly and always trendy Melissa Shoes
Lime Green and Grey Party Dress by Bliss Joy Bull - This exuberant dress was handmade using a variety of upcycled materials. Designer Ananda Joy Duszynski has a strict zero waste policy
Fish Feed Purse from Ethical Gifts -This fashionable purse has been lovingly crafted from recycled fish feed bags in Cambodia under ethical conditions
Low Cut Hippy from Vegan Friendly Sneakers - This great shoe ticks all the major eco boxes: FSC certified soles, Fairtrade cotton uppers and 100% vegan :D
Curved Hem Jersey Dress from Beaumont Organics - This versatile 100% organic cotton dress can easily be dressed up or down as needed
Free as a Bird Cuff by Melissa Forde - This fanciful accessory has been handmade using a roller print of a Blue Fig leaf
The William Green Crew by Hendrick Boards - I heart this so much and for so many reasons! (1) Super cute design (2) Printed using a special eco wash (3) $5 from each sale goes directly towards helping shelter animals just like real-life puppy William
Button Dollies by Button Design Arts - Made from recycled buttons this is certainly not your typical doll
Bounty Green Cosmetics Bag by Sheila Odessey - Part of the "Trashy to Trendy" line, this cosmetics bag has been made from Bounty paper towel wrappers that have been cut into strips and hand-woven. Who would've guessed the result would be so pretty?
Lime Green Cat Softies by Earthslings - These zany hand-crafted kitties are 100% vegan friendly and suitable for newborns (don't worry they're suitable for adults too!)
Pambil Necklace from The Andean Collection - This sensuous beaded necklace would look fantastic with both casual and evening wear! The Andean Collection was founded to bring sustainable change to impoverished communities in South America
Green Is The New Black Vegan Wallet by Tinymeat - Just in case you've missed the theme of this post, this cute little wallet brings us back on track ;o)
Eco Fabric Storage Basket in Desert Green by Stilelemente - This beautiful basket was printed by a carbon-neutral business on a hemp/organic cotton blend and features a lovely kangaroo paw floral print
Jade + Cream Roses Steel Boned Underbust Corset
Elephant Green Tea by Putu Oka Mahendra - This delightfully playful tea pot was made in Indonesia by a local artisan. Purchase of this pot helps to preserve 2,290 sq. ft. of land thanks to The Rainforest Site
Giant Sea Sedge Necklace by Casalinda Studio - The sterling silver stalks of this unusual necklace have been hand formed and interspersed with recycled glass beads
Fir Green Women's Circle Skirt by Soul Role - An organic cotton and soy blend skirt that is easily adjustable to go from long and flowing to short and sexy! 
I Love Veggies by Alternative Outfitters - Love your veggies? Then say it loud and proud with this comfy tee :D
Look Forward, Give Back Luxe Bag by Bag The Habit - Sleek and stylish bags with a sweet sentiment. Made from 100% recycled polyester
Ecolux Lace Boy Shorts in Chartreuse Green by Jonäno - This pretty and ecochic nightwear looks super comfy!
Vegan Lily Bag by Nica - This bag's vintage detailing sends me straight back to childhood and the bags I used to love back in day :o)
Stashie Key Ring by Edward & Lilly - Sick of constantly hunting about for your lip balm in the blackhole that is the inside of your bag? This ingenious little key ring means that you can have easy access to moisturised lips!
Apple Green Knitted Necklace by Tricotaria - Perfect for those looking for an out of the ordinary necklace without the flash and bling
Dachshund Boy Cushion Cover and Insert by Palmo Le Sage Fabrics - As if the gorgeous refreshing colour and puppy design wasn't enough,  the fibre used in the cushion insert is derived from 100% recycled post consumer PET water bottles!
Tangram Necklace in Forest Greens by A Bird of Play - I really love the distinctive look of this limited edition necklace based on the tangram puzzle, a great blend of old ideas and modern jewellery
Bees and Waxflower Stationery Set by Earth Greetings - This pretty countrified stationery was printed carbon neutrally in Australia with vegetable based ink on 100% recycled paper. The set is packaged in a 100% post-consumer recycled box. Fab gift to encourage your friends to send you some good old fashioned letters in the post :o)
Moss Green Chevron Earrings by Starlight Woods - These earring are so enchanting and the story of their creation only adds to their charm. Designer Lisa DiSciascio strolls through the woods looking for beautiful fallen branches which she can turn into tiny works of wearable art!
Aqua Green Organic Hemp Wrist Band byLeander D'Ambrosia  - The vibrant design has been painted onto a 100% organic hemp fabric. Just looking at it makes me feel bright and cheerful! I feel that if I ever get to wear one I'll be giving lots of high 5s ;o)
Pikolet Party Hand Printed Cushion Cover by Monkeyface - This cushion was designed specifically to "elicit happiness and comfort", sounds good to me! :o)
Something Borrowed Satin Dove Organic Cotton Tee by Greater Good - Amazingly the peace dove on this 100% organic cotton tee was created using reclaimed material from a wedding dress that had been languishing at the back of a wardrobe! Each purchase of this wedding dress to wings creation helps to protect 2,290 sq. ft. of rainforest
Vintage 'Polly: A New Fashioned Girl' Book Clutch by Rókki Handbags - Rókki's signature bags help you show off a page on your personality! First editions or rare books are never used and pages are rebound or recycled
Eden Outdoor Rug from Eco Chic - This remarkable rug was made under fair trade conditions in India out of 100% recycled polypropylene plastic bags...astounding!
Low-Slung Small Bag by Carry A Bag - This bag's vintage c.1940s Sanderson linen makes this an extremely classy option for carting about your iPad or latest good read
Lit Des Fleurs Filigree Hair Pins by Japonicas - A gorgeous green bouquet of handmade goodness to sweeten any hairstyle
Green Shield Stamp Cufflinks by Skip Sisters - These extremely cool cufflinks are made using upcycled vintage stamps...correspondent-chic!
'Piety' Murano Glass Ring by Pasionae - This exceptional Italian hand-crafted ring was inspired by 'the irrational compassion of the soul'
Signature Green Sneakers by Remyxx - These super trendy kicks are a hot commodity! Made from 100% lab certified recyclable materials these babies are currently the world's first and only completely landfill-free sneakers :D
Grass Print Upcycled Clutch by Groovy Garbage - This striking print comes from upcycled vinyl signage. Now you can carry a slice of the outdoors with you when you venture into the concrete jungle
Beatrice Dress by Doucette Duvall - This eco-fabulous design was made using 60s vintage linen fabric rescued from New York's fashion district


  1. Seems Kermit can no longer lament on how it's not easy being green... Thank you for including my kangaroo paw basket! There's so many wonderful green things here but my favs are the T-strap sandals by Siamese Dreams Designs; the ecojot journal; the beaded necklace from Ethikl; the bud vase; the 'free as bird' cuff and the apple green knitted necklace...

  2. I'm so happy to be included here with my eco knitted necklace. Thanks for this great post!

  3. Gaby + Andreia - It's my absolute pleasure to showcase your gorgeous green items! Love 'em :D

  4. Thank you for featuring my book purse on your blog (love the title). The uniqueness and variety of items you've chosen is outstanding.

  5. You're so welcome Linda! Thank YOU for your lovely feedback :D x

  6. Love this post. So many stylish and sustainable products. I particularly love the 3D Print Mini Dress by Nouio!

    1. Hi Ceri! Thanks so much - it's amazing how many designers out there are creating chic sustainable pieces :D I love the Nouio print dress as well! It's so distinctive :D