5 Eco Friendly Denim Brands Pushing Fashion and Sustainability

What makes denim eco-friendly? Since the definition can be very broad, we want to be as transparent with our choices as possible. This is how we determine how eco-friendly and sustainable: Materials Cotton can be very intensive to produce, and …

Waste from Shoes and Shoes from Waste

shoes knitted from ocean plastic

It’s estimated that 20 billion pairs of shoes are produced annually, with roughly 300 million pairs ending up in landfills after they have been worn. The Ethylene Vinyl Acetate, which usually makes up the midsole of most running shoes, can …

tonlé – Waste Free Ethical Fashion

You may not realize it, but a lot of clothes these days are made in Cambodia. Take a look at your clothing tags, and I’m sure you will find quite a few naming this South East Asian country. With all …

DaDa and Quarterly Underwear Club

DaDa is a men’s underwear brand based in Scotland using sustainable materials to develop comfortable underwear. Fabrics such as organic cotton, bamboo rayon, seaweed, coconut shells and even coffee grinds have been developed and combined with stylish patterns and fits. …

Eco Friendly Bamboo Clothing and Fabrics, or is it?

Bamboo is one of the most sustainable materials available today, but does that sustainability and eco-friendly label extend to bamboo clothes? The sad truth is, mostly no. The process to transform bamboo into clothing involves quite a bit of energy …

Tomi Otee – Organic Golf Clothes

Thomas over at Tomi Otee was kind enough to send me some new organic polo shirts for my golfing. I found them to be not only comfortable, but also really like their modern cut and sturdy feel. The tee holders …

Fair Trade Designs – Jewelry

I am a big fan of Fair Trade products, and Stephanie over at Fair Trade Designs was kind enough to send me some of their products to review. One thing I really like is the stories about each of the …

The Story Behind Ethical Diamonds

Even today, many people still don’t know about the contentious issues that surround diamond production. Most people’s first experience of buying a diamond is when they plan to get married, and when caught up in all the excitement that brings, …

The Green GTL (Gym Tan Laundry) Bag by ‘The Situation’

Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino, made famous on MTV’s Jersey Shore reality television show, is now jumping into greener endeavors. Pairing up with Green Garmento to offer his own official limited edition version of the eco-friendly all-in-one reusable drycleaning and laundry …

Future Standard Eco Shopping

A newcomer to the Eco shopping world, Future:Standard is all about ethical style. With well established and even some newcomer eco friendly designers such as Alex and Ani, and everything from recycled handbags to eco underwear. “Future:Standard came about because …

Peace Keeper Cause-Metics

If you’re like me, you love when you can contribute to a great cause just by buying things you would normally. That being said, I cannot stand buying things simply because they donate 10% of a way overpriced item to …

What is eco-silk?

Peace Silk vs. Eco-Silk I have been trying and trying to find an eco-friendly wedding dress for my September wedding, and it was much much harder than I anticipated. There are a variety of organic companies that sell dresses, and …

Eco Friendly Clothes Shopping – Verdessence

A topic covered often here on The Chic Ecologist are brands and stores which carry eco friendly clothing. Based in Chicago, Verdessence is an on-line retailer opened by Lauren McGinty and Michael McCarthy out of a desire to promote positive …

YoGen: A Green Alternative to Emergency Energy

I generally type at about 65 WPM, and I like to think that this is a quite a bit faster than a typical computer user especially considering that I’ve never actually taken any typing classes. I amassed this WPM on …