Eco-Friendly Accessories

Ditto's 3D Virtual Fitting Technology Lets You Try on Eyewear Online

Before now, buying frames online hasn’t been very popular, because trying them on in person is still the best way to find a perfect pair of glasses. New online retailer Ditto is…

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Baggu Teams Up With Pilgrim Surf + Supply to Create Surfboard Sling

Baggu wants you to catch the waves in style. The Brooklyn-based bag-maker has teamed up with its neighbors at Pilgrim Surf + Supply to create a fuss-free surfboard sling from…

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Eqo Optics Recycles Unwanted Skateboards Into Off-the-Hook Sunglasses

Eqo Optics is a small, Colorado-based outfit that transforms battered and broken skateboards into off-the-hook sunglasses. Handmade and finished in the company’s Colorado Springs…

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Chilean Eco-Fashion Designers Invade the New York International Gift Fair

VERONICA SILVA ORFEBRE Veronica Silva Orfebre is a goldsmith who incorporates a variety of natural, noble materials into her enchanting designs. The jeweler uses rare materials such as…

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Julia Vasic Upcycles Discarded T-Shirts Into Luxurious Jewelry

TO A TEE Vasic, who’s designed for brands such as Michael Kors, Libertine, Victoria’s Secret, and Cynthia Rowley, launched her line as a direct response to fast fashion.…

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Customize a Silk Scarf With Textile Arts Center's Plant-Based Solar-Dye Kit

Natural dyeing might feel confusing. From mordants, pH levels, and various fibers—there’s a lot of information to absorb. But it doesn’t have to be intimidating. Enter the…

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Is This $290 Jil Sander Paper Bag the Most Overpriced Lunch Sack Ever?

The latest It bag for the 1 percent? Jil Sander’s “Vasari,” a “long rectangular silhouette” made from 100 percent coated paper. Translation: It’s a…

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Eleanor Salazar Makes Arresting Jewelry From Recycled Billiard Balls

No, you’re not being snookered. Maine designer Eleanor Salazar makes her jewelry from discarded billiard balls. Some wear their varnished numbers like a medal of valor; others,…

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7 Eco-Friendly Accessory Designers at the New York International Gift Fair

ARIA HANDMADE North Carolina-based Nestor Pineda insists on using recycled and natural raw materials. “Being eco-friendly and environmentally conscious is the core of my…

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Global Goods Partners' "Bracelets for Change" Fund Specific Social Causes

Global Goods Partners’ “Bracelets for Change” are more than pretty arm candy. Besides providing income for women in rural Guatemala, each ethically crafted wristband…

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"H+Bag" is a Shopping Carrier That Converts Into a Clothes Hanger

Left your reusable tote at home? Here’s a solution that’s good for more than lining your recycling bin. Spotted by our colleagues at Yanko Design, the “H+Bag” is…

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Woolzies' Wool Dryer Balls Reduces Drying Time, Softens Laundry Naturally

Trouble weaning yourself off toxic dryer sheets or chemical-laced laundry softeners? Give Woolzies’ handmade dryer balls a shot, instead. Made from 100 percent all-natural New…

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Bona Drag Offers Gothic Romance for the Conscious Bride-to-Be

FINE ROMANCE Among the gems are Mara Hoffman’s first-ever ready-to-wear bridal dresses, including a hand-beaded, Grecian goddess-inspired gown that Wojner says “should be…

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14 Eco-Friendly Backpacks That Deserve an A+ in Style

SEEING SPOTS Tote around a bag that’s sharper than a No. 2 pencil. Made of 100 percent recycled cotton duck, Baggu’s Navy Dot backpack features a snap-and-buckle outer flap,…

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UV-Monitoring Bracelet Warns You When You've Had Enough Sun

Photo by Shutterstock No need to wait for your skin to blister before you realize it’s time to retreat into the shade. Scientists from the University of Strathclyde have invented…

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Artists Enlist Caddisfly Larvae to "Build" Jewelry From Gold, Gemstones

Humans aren’t the only animals with yen for self-decoration. Caddisfly larvae protect themselves by constructing elaborate armors from gravel, sand, twigs, and other debris, which…

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Would You Use a Comb Made from Human Hair?

Now here’s a thought that will get your mind into a tangle: Would you comb your hair with another person’s mane? That’s the question Italian designer Giorgia Zanellato…

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Agilite's Rescue Harness Lets You Carry an Injured Friend Like a Backpack

The military may live by the expression “no man left behind,” but extracting injured troops from war zones is often easier said than done. An Israeli-U.S. company known as…

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