Eco-Friendly Accessories

"Two Guys" Craft Bow Ties From Reclaimed Wood, Fabric

SNAP ONE ONE Two Guys began when, well, two guys named Adam Teague and Tim Paslay came up short in their quest for the perfect bow tie. Turning to wood was a “natural…

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Bloon's Picnic Basket Multitasks as Bicycle Pannier, Dining Table

TRIPLE THREAT The Springtime is brainchild of Bloon founder Jeriël Bobbe, a Dutch designer whose passion for “pure and honest materials and the magic of simplicity”…

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The Harbinger Co. Crafts Intricate Bamboo Jewelry in San Francisco

We are already familiar with bamboo as a building material, clothing textile, and food. Versatile and attractive, the grain and texture of the plant makes for beautiful jewelry with a…

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Buy a Pair of Charles Mark & Sons Socks, Donate a Pair to the Homeless

Not everyone is disappointed by socks on Christmas. For homeless people living on the streets, a fresh pair of socks can mean all the difference between healthy feet and infections,…

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Scrubba's Pocket-Size Laundry Bag is World's Smallest Washing Machine

Whether you are traveling with dirty clothes or living in an area without access to electricity, laundry can go from being a chore to a monumental task. Perfect for small loads, the…

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Upcycle Broken Christmas Lights into Sparkly Holiday Accessories

MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES Old Christmas lights Pliers French hooks Necklace chain Jump rings Thumbtack Wire and beads (optional) TO MAKE EARRINGS 1. Remove lights from Christmas…

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Could Vuzix's Smart "Eyepatch" Give Google Glass a Run for Its Money?

Google isn’t the only one trying to make smart glasses the next hot device trend. New York-based Vuzix has just unveiled a hands-free smart device that comes with an integrated…

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Sprout Watches: Cool Watches for a Cool Planet

Because your passion for eco-friendly products shouldn’t stop at fashion, Sprout Watches gives you an eco-timepiece to add to your green wardrobe. After 50 years of making…

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Asha Headscarves Promise Therapeutic Relief for Chemotherapy Patients

A Scottish textile company has developed a range of luxury headscarves designed to help cancer patients cope with the debilitating effects of chemotherapy. More than a way to conceal…

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Saught Upcycles Cambodian Landmines Into Hauntingly Beautiful Jewelry

It is an incredible paradox of human nature that the same hands capable of creating weapons are also able to craft them into symbols of peace and healing.  Jewelry company Saught works…

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Activated-Charcoal Hangers Keep Clothes Fresh Without Laundering

Buying your clothes from ethical and planet-friendly sources is only the beginning. Most life-cycle assessments agree that a garment’s greatest environmental impact comes not from…

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TerraCycle Upcycles Old U.S. Postal Service Bags Into Chic Accessories

TerraCycle has made a name for itself by turning landfill-bound objects into one-of-a-kind accessories, and its newest line of bags is no different. Stitched together from…

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L.L. Bean, Woolrich Collaborate on Made-in-Maine Footwear, Bag Collection

As far as homegrown retailers go, few have cultivated that aura of all-American authenticity more fervently than L.L. Bean, which began in 1912 as a mail-order business in Greenwood,…

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Nina Khazani Recycles Human Hair Into Curiously Glamorous Accessories

HAIRY SITUATION Human hair isn’t the easiest material to work with. Then again, Khazani is an old hand at bending it to her will. She first started experimenting with shorn human…

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U.K. Scientists Change the Color of Gold Without Chemical Treatments

Photo by Shutterstock Sure, we have rose gold, white gold, and well, gold gold, but what if you could have red, blue, green, or even purple gold without chemically altering the precious…

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Never Lose a Sock Again With Blacksocks' RFID-Chipped "Smarter Socks"

If you’re fed up of finding socks without their mates, a new high-tech system promises to track—and match—rogue items across multiple piles of laundry. For $189,…

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Quirky's Conductive Push Pins Make Any Glove Touchscreen-Compatible

Sure, you could splash out a wad of cash on touchscreen-compatible “texting gloves.” Or you could spend less than 10 bucks to convert a pair of mitts you already own. A…

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Would You Pay $120 for a Temporary Tattoo Made From 24K Gold?

Dior has a limited-edition collection of temporary tattoos that’s definitely not for the kiddies. Derived from 24-karat gold leafing, the the jewelry-like “Grand Bal”…

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