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Earth Month may be coming to an end, but that doesn’t mean you have to be less conscious and eco-friendly. From fish skin watches to shoes constructed from recycled tires and wool, there is something for everyone to stay stylish and environmentally responsible. Click through to see some of our favorites that will soon become yours too.
Simple Shoes – With all of the over-hyped products on the market, how can you find an eco brand to trust? Simple Shoes believes that HOW they make their shoes is just as important as WHY they make them, so you can believe they are finding more responsible ways of doing business all the time. And with recycled materials like carpet padding, leather, wool and tires, you know each shoe is going to be something ultra special. Above: Women’s Carnival Microperf.
Sprout Watches – Sprout doesn’t believe in lying to you – they would rather promise less and deliver more. But as a timepiece company with more than 50 years of experience in the business, they wanted to become more environmentally aware and make a greener watch. Starting this fall, Sprout will offer watches with fish skin bands from salmon and carp, handsome leather made from the food industry by-product of non-endangered species.
Allison Parris – Designer Allison Parris doesn’t think moral values and beautiful clothing need to be two separate ideas. Her feminine and sophisticated eco-friendly designs are made from organic silks and recycled materials like polyethylene in a Manhattan factory. Above: Strapless Party Dress
reco jeans – When using recycled materials isn’t enough, what else can a company do to contribute to the eco-friendly lifestyle? reco jeans uses recycled denim and packing; non-toxic rivets, zippers and buttons; and tags hung on belt loops to eliminate the use of plastic. And they believe in honesty too – each pair of jeans is made from 60 percent recycled fabric, and they won’t tell you differently.
We hope you found some of your favorite new eco-friendly products this month on FashionIndie. Which were your favorites?