Making environmentally conscious choices used to be difficult for the fashionista. Glam or green? Lucky for us, designers around the world have now begun to create green fashion that is truly fashionable, and not simply eco-friendly.
In fact, options for the style conscious girl are so plentiful, that it seems downright irresponsible not to make an Earth-friendly choice when adding to your wardrobe. And, when I stumbled on Ecoutrement, I knew I had to look no further!
The site focuses solely on accessories (hooray!). All handbags, jewelry, and other accessories sold by Ecoutrement are 100% environmentally responsible — whether the products are fair trade, organic, made from recycled or reclaimed materials, or produced using environmentally ethical standards.
Since I have a handbag fetish (just ask my husband, who will probably roll his eyes) my shopping began in the handbag section. There I found a slew of bags for everyday — from cute clutches, to hobos, to small duffels. They even have bags for evening, messengers, briefcases, and totes. Handbags are crafted from a variety of eco-friendly materials like sustainable hemp, organic cotton and bamboo, and even recycled tractor inner tubes. Plus, prices start at just $26!
Leading my long list of must-haves for fall is the flower clutch by ReFind Originals, pictured. One large dark red flower embellishes a soft brown clutch made from deliciously soft, re-purposed leather. The clutch also has a wonderful re-purposed cotton lining. This bag is very feminine and would be perfect with weekend wear or office wear. It is also large enough to hold all your essentials for a fun night out! Retail: $75.00
In addition to great handbags, Ecoutrement also carries a huge selection of necklaces, bracelets, earrings, wallets, scarves and more. Ecoutrement’s online boutique truly offers a one-stop shop for fabulous eco-accessories!
While you’re here, don’t forget to enter some of our great giveaways:
$25 gift card to use on a fabulous selection of scarves, wraps and even ponchos at AffordableScarves.com. Retail value $25. ENDS 11-29
Stunning Chloe earrings and crystal beads by WHIMSY Worldwide. Retail Value $197.50. ENDS 11-30
Photo courtesy of Ecoutrement.