anna brones

writer + artist + activist

Posts Tagged ‘eco-fashion

You Can’t Buy Happiness… But You Can Buy a Bicycle

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Truth.

Now, I hope everyone gets out and rides a bike today.

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June 3, 2014 at 10:58

New Designs: Upcycled Bike Tube Earrings

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Excited about these new bike tube earring designs – you can snag a pair as one of the Culinary Cyclist Kickstarter rewards (my new book)┬ábefore June 23, 2013!

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June 20, 2013 at 07:07

New Nau: Spring Line 2010 is Out

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Portland-based eco clothier Nau finally has their new Spring 2010 line out. As usual, the line incorporates sustainable materials like recycled polyester, merino wool and organic cotton.

And sticking with the Nau aesthetic, the Spring 2010 has the classic urban chic look to it; the pictures speak for themselves. Check out the full men’s and women’s lines here.

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February 18, 2010 at 09:29

Organic Jewelry Designs: Ceca Georgieva

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Amazing work by Bulgarian artist Ceca Georgieva. Using living materials, she creates pieces that are a beautiful combination of funky and natural. More can be found on her blog.

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October 29, 2009 at 15:00

Friday Photo: Eco Style

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In the past couple of years we’ve seen eco-style go from the stereotypical hempy, sack looking garments to the chicest forms in fashion. One of my favorite brands, Nau, is at the forefront of sustainable design. Not only have they developed over 300 sustainable fabrics that incorporate alternative materials like recycled polyester, but everything they make looks cool. And that’s what makes or breaks an eco-fashion line now isn’t it?

I took this picture at a recent event at Lizard Lounge in Portland, which also houses the Nau team.

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April 17, 2009 at 08:17

H&M Spring 2009 Line Gets More Sustainable

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The great thing about my job is that I get to do a lot of writing about sustainable design. But it’s mostly outdoor and travel related, which is why I maintain this site. Think about it: H&M and Wend don’t really mix. But the Swedish born company definitely deserves a mention for their incorporation of sustainable fabrics like organic cotton and recycled PET.

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H&M has been using organic cotton for a few years now. In fact last year they used about 3,000 tons of organic cotton and this year plan on 4,500. This is however the first that I have heard of the company using recycled PET (basically recycled plastic bottles broken down into small chips and then spun until polyester fiber) in their clothes. And not only that, but they’re bringing in textile remnants and recycled cotton.

Thanks to Inhabitat for tipping me off!

[Photos: Inhabitat]