The art of sustainable and organic clothing has just picked up a notch.
Honestby is a brand that aims to provide clothes that are made with the Earth’s well-being in mind. 100% transparency is what they want to achieve, making their organic clothes fully appreciated by an audience that want an honest-to-goodness approach when it comes to fashion and design, and this is what makes them stand out against other organic clothing brands.
Honestby is a brand that offers trendy and chic menswear and womenswear, and their repertoire in the market has no direction but up. Sweaters, jackets, an elegant dress, and the like are some of Honestby’s bestsellers, and the way the brand market their fashionable clothes are truly inspiring.
The brand’s clothes are mostly in Earth colors, assymetrical, and definitely hip. What makes the brand “transparent” is the way they inform the people on how they create their clothes with only care for the Earth in mind–by providing detailed information. Their choice of thread, method of sewing, background of fabric, and other material information are listed on its tags. Then comes the manufacturing process– the number of hours dedicated to create the design, the minutes spent cutting the pattern, and assembly time. Honestby’s clothing isn’t cheap, like the rest of its fellow organic clothing counterparts, but Honestby truly provides a detailed outline how the price came to be. Besides contributing 20% of the profits to charities that help save the Earth, the tags also list the cost of the materials: buttons, fabric, sewing thread, accessories, and the like. Lastly, Honestby also lists how much energy is consumed and saved with each clothing they create.
We love how Honestby creates clothing that truly lets the people be aware of the clothing they buy, as well as how it contributes to our environment’s betterment. Honestby truly is a transparent brand that aims to inform as well as to make everyone look fashionable and trendy while they’re at it.
As the world keeps evolving, so are the notion of shoes. Shoes have moved from the mere element of functionality, to that of functionality, comfort and identity. At Sergio Zelcer, these three attributes are merged with precision to bring about products that match with what women are looking for.
Sergio Zelcer also spells out diversity to the customer. There are a range of tastefully designed shoes in this store that does not leave the customer disappointed upon walking in. The variety of design cascades from color and texture, to print and shape of the shoes. Sergio Zelcer contains closed, low ankle boots made of leather but with the texture such as the crocodile skin, which come in different colors from the conventional black and blue, to the more bold red, silver and gold. It also contains elegant open wedges suited for a casual occasion, to sleek and distinguished office shoes that make you stand out and give the right impression. There are also open, flat and strappy shoes that come in delightful colors and designs that will lift your mood just by looking at them. Delicately designed heels; from those that have a flower design at the head to those that are of bold animal print are also available to fashionably represent whatever identity you choose to go with.
Shoes speak; people listen. Sergio Zelcer understands this and offers a shoe paradise that leaves you spoilt for choice, in a tasteful sense.
Miami, which is located in Southeastern Florida, is a lively city that has sprawling urban, media, shopping and beach scenes. Recently ranked “America’s Cleanest City,” there’s a lot to see and enjoy in this city. Whether you find yourself in Miami in the summer or winter, you can always have fun and make merry. Due to the fact that there is so much fun to have in Miami, many people end up staying longer than they envisaged or planned which means shopping is needed. Amongst the many boutiques in Miami, Rebel boutique has been noted to be one of the best.
With the best of dresses, blouses, jackets & coats, bags & handbags, shirts, jeans, sweaters and pants; you can never be left without options whether you want to go to a party or just go swimming or strolling in the city. For some of the best brands like Jay Godfrey, Indah, Keepsake, Nikki Poulos, Parker, Anamaria Couture, Ark & Co., Betsy Moss, Blank, Gold Hawk, Rebel, Monrow, Olive & Oak, Mink Pink, and many more; quality is assured.
Visiting their online store at saintrebelstreet.multiply.com/ will make you feel like the royalty that you truly are because; Rebel boutique makes sure you are treated with so much dedication and also to ensure that; all your needs are met without stress. Visiting their online store will also give you introduce you to some of the beautiful designs they have and also their reasonability with regards to prices of their products to ensure that everyone looks good.
Women have different styles and tastes when it comes to clothes. Some women love wearing a Dress, some love button down Polo shirts, some wear a lot of Blouses and some love casual t shirts . Now, these shirts may look too casual if you do not wear it right. Some women have found ways to glam up these shirts and incorporate it into their daily wear. I will give you some idea on how you can do this and you will only need a few things.
I think the best way to glam up a simple shirt like this blue top from Peppe Peluso available at miinto.com is by color blocking. Since it is a big trend, I am very sure it will a very modern way of wearing a shirt. I paired it with a yellow blazer since blue and yellow are complimentary colors. As a color blocking rule, limit the colors to 2-3 so I just paired it with white skinny pants and a nude color wedge shoes. I did not forget to accessorize with a simple fedora hat, over sized sunglasses and a scarf for when it is cold. This look is perfect for day or for night.
Now, for a more casual look. I love polo shirts because it is very preppy and casual. I love the buttons and the collars because it can be a little bit formal that a regular shirt. For the preppy ones who usually hang out at the club on weekends, this look may appeal to you. I chose to pair the polo with white shorts, a sweater, a beautiful blue and gold bracelet and to add more color, a pink belt. The laced up ankle wedge boots just adds an edgy look.
Always remember to play with volume. If you have a loose top like this striped top from Elan available at www.miinto.com, pair it with skinny jeans to balance the look. If you pair it with loose pants, you will look very bulky and fat. A simple top with red pants is not enough because you have to add accessories. I chose a sapphire and gold bib necklace and a cuff bracelet to go with the gold ballerina flats.
Now, for the girly ones who love skirts. This is a simple white top with details on the sleeves. White is the easiest color to play with so I chose a pale pink skirt with a little details. I also chose a gold necklace, a sky blue belt and a nude shoes with bright pink straps just to compliment the skirt. Looks wonderful right? I love it.
Choosing to live in a healthy and organic way can be a little bit tricky. One does not have to be totally living in the organic way because there are lots of ways to it. You can choose to be an organic food eater, meaning, everything that you eat are organically grown in organic farms. You can be an organic beauty junkie. Everything that you use on your body from shampoo to body lotion, are all organic. Or you can choose to be an organic clothing junkie. Yes, there are a lot of clothing companies now that make clothes from organic fabrics like cotton, hemp, silk and other materials.
There are a lot of reasons why you should choose to buy and wear organic clothing and I can give you five reasons why.
First of all, organic clothing reduces the earth polluting toxins because there wont be pesticides and germicides that will be sprayed to the plant growing the fabric. It also reduces allergy causing allergens because some chemicals can be highly allergenic. Did you know that the estimated amount of herbicides and pesticides used in traditional farming is 25 percent of all global use?
Second reason is that it saves money. The clothes made of organic fabrics are very durable and a simple shirt can survive a lot of machine washes before it begins to break apart. Those made of bamboo or cotton can last up to 100 machine washes and those made of hemp, one of the most durable materials from nature, can last you decades. So it means you dont have to replace clothes as often as possible.
Third reason is that it supports the environment greatly. Anything man made is harmful to the environment so as much as possible, stay away from these.
Fourth, it sustains the agriculture practices. Organic fertilizers such as animal manure and compost improves the microbial activity of the soil. This also helps the health of the farmer because these organic fertilizers are safe for them.
Fifth and last reason is that it protects our earth for the future generations. Lester Brown has once said that “We have not inherited the Earth from our fathers. We are borrowing it from our children”. We have to change the way we treat the environment so that our future children will have a great planet.
So I have been blogging about the organic clothing but I have not really touched the topic of organic intimate wear have I? I mean, since I am informing you about the benefits of using organic and natural clothing, why not go for making you choose the same for underwear? I have stumbled upon an eco friendly intimates store called Couture Cottons. It has comfortable, feminine, high quality and organic lingerie. The lingerie are made of organic cotton, environment friendly bamboo and organic soy. Organic cotton is a breathable fabric, softer and safer and lasts ten times than regular cotton, bamboo is very soft and luxurious like silk but without the chemicals, and soy is a very sustainable fabric, softer than organic cotton and very soft like cashmere. Most of it are hand crafted because of its health benefits and the positive impact on the environment. Are you convinced yet? Well let me inform you again that organic and natural fabrics are better for the environment and for us because there are no harmful chemicals put in it. It is also durable that lasts longer than those that are made of synthetic fabrics.
This is from Couture Cotton’s Modi French cut collection. This brown underwear is made of soy and organic cotton blend with brown lace and pink embroidery. Cute right?
Still from the Modi French Cut collection, natural and 100% organic cotton with pink latex free elastic and pink embroidery. SO fun and cute and every woman should at least have pink underwear in their closet!
Now, this is from the Bikini collection of Couture Cotton. It is made of brown soy, organic cotton blend, pink latex free elastic with an embroidery.
Another pink underwear you might love! This time it is a bikini style! Made of organic cotton with pink lace and brown embroidery. Fun and playful right? Even if it is just for your eyes or for your significant other’s.
Pink bikini and cami lingerie set for you and your loved one! 67% bamboo, 30% organic cotton, 3% spandex. Feel sexy and still be able to help the environment!
This is from the Boy shorts collection and it is perfect when you are a bit conservative and would like more coverage when wearing a skirt or a dress. Made of dark brown soy bean, organic cotton, dark brown latex free elastic with a hot pink embroidery.
This is from the Cami and Panty Set. Beautiful white cami and boy shorts made of organic cotton, animal print latex free elastic and a small brown emroidery.
We are in that point of time where all of us need to be very conscious with the environment. A lot of natural disasters have been happening like typhoons, hurricanes, earthquakes and flash floods and this is like a sign from God and mother nature that we are not taking care of our environment. Luckily, a lot of clothing stores and designers have taken a conscious effort and started producing capsule collections or environment friendly clothes made of organic cotton, hemp, organic dye and silk. If you love online shopping for clothes, then you will see that there are not a lot of websites that sells organic clothing yet. It is mostly from brands that already popular and can be quite expensive. Now, if you do not trust some online websites, why don’t you get your ass off the house and instead of shopping online for clothes , do it the old fashioned way and shop at the mall just for these nice H&M Conscious collection.
H&M is one of these high street boutiques that have been designing very chic yet environment friendly clothes. Their philosophy is actually very nice because they take responsibility for how their actions affect people and the environment which is an essential prerequisite for their continued growth and profitability. They named their environment friendly collection Conscious because it describes their continuous work towards a more sustainable fashion future. They have just released their Fall 2011 Conscious collection and it looks very promising. Check it out!
The dresses and the skirts are made of organic hemp and silk while the tops are made of organic cotton and silk.
The blazer is made of recycled wool and the dresses are made of organic cotton.
Organic cotton and silk blouse, recycled wool trench coats and silk shoes. You can totally wear organic clothes from head to toe with these pretty clothes.
Lace is the most feminine type of fabric and this lace dress and skirt is made of organic cotton. The sweaters are made of recycled knit. Cool huh?
You can absolutely mix and match your organic clothes and wear all of it together. This sheer organic cotton and silk with the organic cotton lace skirt or shorts looks very chic!
My friend’s birthday is a day before Christmas which is another reason to dress up. As if I need a reason to! Lol. Kidding aside, I am looking for pretty clothes to wear on that day and for the rest of the holidays. I found great selections from this brand called Aryn K. It’s a sad thing that they do not offer organic clothes but I’m hoping that they will in the future. I’m no purist though and I do appreciate what these designers do. Okay, I shall admit that I love their clothes a lot although I’m still a big organic clothing fan.
Aryn K, by the way, is a young contemporary brand from the Los Angeles Fashion District. Their designs transcend all ages and are perfect for the modern contemporary lifestyle. You can find their pieces in numerous boutiques and specialty chains all over America, Canada, Japan, Europe and South America.
Enough of the talk. I know you want pictures. Here are some of the pieces that I fancied and they are perfect for the Christmas parties and/or my friend’s birthday party.
A collage of my Aryn K picks.
This dress is my favorite among the pieces I fancied. I can totally wear this polka dot strapless dress on New Year’s Eve. You know what they say on polka dots being lucky? This is perfect. Plus points for the sweetheart neckline because I’m a sucker for sweetheart necklines. I see it as very sweet and feminine.
This one is a close second to the polka dotted dress. Hurray for all things shining, shimmering and splendid (lol, that’s a song)! This sequined trapeze dress screams party. With all the shimmer, you can bet on your life that you will not blend with the party crowd hence, you will definitely stand out.
Now, who’s ready to party? I am!
We have seen skinnies to have dominated the fashion scene for quite some time. With Kate Moss popularizing the skinny trend, the world follow suit. Now, we have noticed a trend that is slowly returning. It is being shown by the designers on the runway and we can notice celebrities and fashion personalities sporting them and they are- the wide legged jeans.
If you can still remember, bell bottoms and wide legged jeans were the ones that were on trend prior to the skinny jeans revolution initially made by Kate Moss. It’s a good thing that I was able to save some of my favorite wide legged jeans so I can wear them out again and be on trend. If you don’t have yours, might as well buy one. I’ve found some great wide legged jeans and the best thing about them? Of course, they’re organic!
Del Forte Mid Blue Wide Leg Laurel Organic Jeans
This great mid-rise waist, wide leg ankle cut from fashion-conscience is a great denim all-rounder made up soft organic cotton. Wear this with basic white tees or pair it with a dressier blouse.
J Brand Monroe Organic Bell Bottom Jeans
This mid-rise bell bottom pants is made up of stretched organic cotton. It has a vintage-inspired silhouette which can be reminiscent of the 70’s. Better wear this with heels especially for the petite ladies so you’ll not be overwhelmed by the outfit.
Del Forte Willow White High Waist Organic Jeans
High Waist and wide-legged, get ready to go out with a retro vibe in this white high waist by Del Forte. Wear this with heels or your favorite wedges to get the desired look that you want to achieve. This high-waist wide legged pants can flatter almost anyone. Just be sure to get the right size for you. Get yours now from fashion-conscience.
I have always been a jeans and t-shirt girl. I know my look may appear somewhat boring so I usually look for interesting tees to pair with my favorite pair of skinny jeans. Ever since I started appreciating all things organic (including my skin care line), I also started to look for organic tees. That’s where I learned about Green Label Organic.
Green Label Organic is an organic t-shirt line from Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia. It is family owned. The owners, Rain and George, are a married couple who both want to contribute in saving the environment for sustainable development. According to their official website, after learning the severe environmental impact of conventionally growing cotton, the owners decide to educate the people by informing them the importance of supporting organic farming and responsible sustainable business practices.
To be what they are preaching, Green Label Organic has to be a model. Their great shirts are made up of 100% certified organic ring spun cotton. Their garment dyes are also super-soft and low impact and are made in the US. Each piece is well thought off so it meets the company’s high standards.
Rain and George urge everyone to “Respect labor, respect the planet, and respect yourself.” I will surely follow what Rain and George said. I guess, everyone should do to. Now, onto the good stuff – the shirts!
I like this design. Indeed, these two can definitely coexist. Less pollution, more fresh air.
This is another great print. Imagine a world with less air-polluting engines and more air friendly vehicles such as bicycles. Air is fresher and less traffic too!
I love this!! The print looks vintage-y but it’s pretty with a great message to boot. I already ordered mine. How about you?
These are just some of the amazing shirts on the site. To check out some more amazing prints and styles, do check out the official website of Green Label. Support organic, support Mother Earth!