This Earth Day Outfit is 100% Eco-Friendly---Plus, Each Piece Gives Back
This Earth Day, we're celebrating just how far eco-conscious fashion has come. Now, more and more, enviro-friendly brands are making give-back programs and ethical manufacturing methods a priority---without sacrificing style. We've selected pieces from a few of our favorite labels that just happen to help the world, and come up with a 100% eco outfit that you can rock tomorrow (or any day!). So go ahead, look good while doing good.
1. Raven + Lily wood and leather cuffs, $24 each; ravenandlily.comThese wooden bangles with gilt leather accents are crafted by at-risk women in the foothills of northern India. Their subsequent income has allowed the artisans "to change the cultural view on women as well as send their children to school," says Raven + Lily founder Kirsten Dickerson.
2. Woodzee pear wood sunglasses, $100; woodzee.com"We aim to not over harvest the woods we use, which in turn limits our impact on the producing regions," says Woodzee founder Luke Winter. For each pair of frames sold, the brand plants a tree.
3. Faherty organic cotton dress, $395; fahertybrand.com"The cotton is sourced in Northern India near the mill in which it's woven," says founder Mike Faherty. Powered by natural energy, the fabric mill also uses an eco-friendly filtration system that recirculates water.
4. Kiehl's Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado, $47; kiehls.comAll proceeds from Kiehl's limited-edition cream featuring artwork by Elizabeth Olsen and Maggie Q benefit Recycle Across America, making this the perfect clutch essential.
5. Soko brass necklace, $65; shopsoko.com"The brass spikes on the necklace are cast from reclaimed metal that has been left as scrap or salvaged from the engine block of an old car," says Soko co-founder Gwendolyn Floyd. The brand's sales support communities in Nairobi.
6. Kayu raffia pouch, $69; kayudesign.comThe brand makes this raffia clutch using traditional techniques to safeguard the arts legacy of the craftspeople who make it in Malaysia, the Philippines, and Thailand. "All of our bags are handmade from natural materials like straw, wood and shell," says Kayu founder Jamie Lim.