Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Feel Good Fashion: Going Green

The fashion industry's job is to tell you what to wear. Fortunately, a steady drumbeat of fashion companies and designers are turning the world onto eco-fashion by making styles that are chic and sexy. And why not, it's better for the earth, better for us and it is certainly better for the animals. We are living in a society where we scrutinize what foods we put into our bodies and where in the world they come from, doesn't it make sense to you to want to know something about what you are putting on your body?

Case in point, T. Luxe, an eco-friendly lingerie company, is proving "beauty is sustainable." The Brooklyn-made line creates innovative designs using sustainable practices with the lowest impact on the environment. All of T-Luxe designs feature luxurious sustainable fabrics like helm and organic silks which are colored through a low-impact natural dye process. All of the energy used to produce T-Luxe designs is off-set through carbon off-set programs.

What is most remarkable to me about T-Luxe is that it's making earth-friendly fashion that breaks the mold. Eco-friendly fashion is just that. Fashion. It doesn't have to be akin to the potato sack - dowdy and beige to be fabulous. Rather, this line is all about being frilly, flirty and feminine. Think sweet but with an edge of spice.

You can purchase T-Luxe at Nimli Pop-up Store on Great Jones Street in NYC or Pretty Thing in Beverly Hills or by clicking here.


Wouldn't you love breakfast in bed. Why not in this adorable blouse made of organic silk.


In another example of beauty saving the world, check out Above Magazine, a new quarterly magazine distributed by Comag, a division of Conde Nast. The magazine's goal is to education us through beautiful photography and great journalism about the challenging times we face today protecting our planet's endangered natural resources. In this issue, the cover story, model Elettra Weidemann, daughter of Isabella Rossellini, talks of her commitment to the environment. There is also an amazing story about the Florida Everglades.


Above Magazine's Spring 2010 premier issue.


Michael and I visited the Everglades in April. We did a boat tour and actually got to see an alligator up close. It was really thrilling. The alligator came right up to the boat and we got these amazing photos.

Just your friendly alligator I found in the Everglades.


So tell me, what do you do to be more green in your life? Do you eat locally? Do you wear eco-friendly clothing? Do your beauty products have pure, safe ingredients? Let me know in the comments.

5 comments:

  1. Wow, is it possible that Isabella's daughter is even more beautiful than she is? Stunning. I've seen alligators up close @ my parents in FL. I was in a kayak... a little too close for comfort. I am trying to be more "green" in my eating habits and starting to pay more attention to my beauty products. I'm not crazy about the eco-friendly fabrics because I don't think they compare in terms of hand or quality. There are a few that are nice. Also, just because a fabric is "green" doesn't mean that the factory in which it is manufactured is technically green. In fact, most aren't. But, I think we are moving slowly toward that day... which will be nice!

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