Eco Products We Love

Shopping eco-friendly doesn't have to be a stretch. We've rounded up our favorite products for Earth Day that look great and prove green looks good.

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Organically Plush

This spring, we can't get enough of boldly printed accessories. Made of 100% organic cotton and linen with non-toxic water-based inks, these pillows are a feel-good way to incorporate the trend at home as well.

 

Hammocks & High Tea Sumba pillow, $90; hammocksandhightea.com

Photo courtesy of Hammocks & High Tea

A Votre Sante

Aluminum water bottles have been on the scene for awhile now. If you still haven't kicked the (plastic) bottle, do it now.

 

SIGG 34oz water bottle, $25; mysigg.com

Photo courtesy of SIGG

Doodle Away

Entertaining young ones? Avoid paper-guilt by keeping some re-useable placemats ready to be colored on again and again and again...

 

Modern-Twist DwellStudio placemat, $20; modern-twist.com

Photo courtesy of Modern-Twist

Good Gold

Get gold that's all glitz, no guilt. These baubles' earth-friendly refining process results in less waste and purifies water and air used in the process before being re-released into the environment.

 

Herndon Heald 18k gold and blue sapphire earrings, $361; herndonheald.com

Photo courtesy of Herndon Heald

Blue Skies Forever

A bright, menswear-inspired watch adds fun to any summer wardrobe. This chunky pick is good for the earth, too—it's made of 87% recycled materials, including biodegradable corn resin. If that doesn't sound glam enough, not to fret: tiny diamonds line the face.

 

Sprout watch, $52; amazon.com

Photo courtesy of Sprout

Guilt-Free Leather

If living a synthetic life makes you shudder, rejoice: we've found eco-friendly leather! Ellington's ECO bags come from an award-winning tannery that uses less water and energy than traditional methods.

 

Ellington Joni purse, $104; ellingtonhandbags.com

Photo courtesy of Ellington

Helping Hair

Inside and out, the newest hair helpers from Garnier are designed with Mother Nature in mind. Biodegradable ingredients mean less is being left on the planet (and on your hair!) The green bottle isn't just for show; it containts 50% recycled post-consumer plastics. Brava!

 

Garnier Fructis Pure Clean shampoo, $3; target.com and conditioner, $3; target.com

Photo courtesy of Garnier

Foreign Accents

The material used in this showstopping piece will get your heart racing and trees growing...sort-of. It's teak, sourced from renewable Brazilian forests.

 

NADA necklace, $499; 416-204-9982 or info@nadadesigns.com to order

Photo courtesy of NADA

Gardening Togs

All shoes are not created equal. These Naya heels are made with vegetable-tanned leather, bamboo and cork and come with a mission to replenish what they take. For every pair purchased at Nordstrom (or its dotcom) between April 15 and May 3, a tree will be planted.

 

Naya Alpine heel, $125; nordstrom.com

Photo courtesy of Naya

Light Laundry

Lighten your laundry footprint with a natural, chlorine-free bleach. Made of plant-based products and filtered water, it'll get the whitest results without harming the planet.

 

vaska Oxygenbleach, $7; vaskahome.com

Photo courtesy of vaska

Master Class

This strong style has an equally impressive backstory. Master Colombian wood workers use tropical wood that would ordinarily be discarded to fashion jewelry instead.

 

Sur Evolution Mossi bracelet, $140; surevolution.com

Photo courtesy of Sur Evolution

All-In-One Appeal

This handy little hamper quadruples as a garment bag, duffel bag and over-the-day hamper, for convenient laundering (or toting to the dry cleaner's.) Perfect for the college dorm or teeny, tiny apartment that forces your kid to have way too much dirty laundry, all the time.

 

The Green Garmento, $10; thegreengarmento.com

Photo courtesy of The Green Garmento

Water World

For the fashionable and sustainable lifestyle, look for vegan accessories. With the purchase of one of these limited-edition ikat print bags before Earth Day (April 22), $21 will be donated to charity:water to bring fresh drinking water to developing nations.

 

Matt & Nat Zocalo bag, $175; mattandnat.com

 

Get ready for more spring shopping! Update last year's wardrobe with bright accessories.

 

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Photo courtesy of Matt & Nat
First Published April 14, 2011

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Love these great eco finds! We love all things Green and Eco Friendly at Laura James Jewelry!

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