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Eco-Friendly Accessories

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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Ad:Acta Upcycles Discarded Ring Binders Into Into One-of-a-Kind Bags

Pity the ring binder. Once a mainstay of offices everywhere, the archival tool is quickly headed the way of the Rolodex. Ad:Acta wants to press them into service again. The German…

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Gucci's "GG Flag" Collection Benefits UNICEF Education Programs

FLAGS FOR THE FUTURE Designed by Frida Giannini, Gucci’s creative director, the lineup features a stylized version of the label’s interlocking GG logo in the colors of…

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Show Your Olympic Spirit With Global Goods' Recycled Wire Earrings

Ring in the Olympics with Global Goods’ two-tone wire-wrapped earrings. Fairly handmade by women Zulu artisans in South Africa from recycled wire, each pair comes in your choice…

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N-Product Turns Discarded Shipping Boxes Into Durable Cardboard Jewelry

Dominic Coballe of N-Product wanted to do more with the shipping boxes that dropped into his office every week. Instead of consigning them to the recycling bin, the Canadian designer…

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Leslie Oschmann Recycles Vintage Oil Paintings Into One-of-a-Kind Bags

MOVING GALLERY Each one-of-a-kind carryall, Oschmann says, tells a story with its distinctive patterns of age and wear. “I suppose there is an argument for critics who think I am…

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Modular "Pack" System Disassembles, Reassembles Into Myriad Carryalls

PACK IT IN Pack’s modularity, according to Verspoor, challenges the finite lifespan of textile products. “Each of the Pack components is made of one material and has one…

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Jacqueline Rousseau's NYC-Made Printed Chambray Tie is a Cool Operator

Combat record-setting temperatures by swapping your corporate noose for one of Jacqueline Rousseau’s lightweight chambray neckties. Handmade in her studio in New York City, each…

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Compostable Jewelry Offers Sustainable Solution for Fickle Fashionistas

With the planet’s landfills groaning under the weight of our unchecked consumption, the ability to leave no trace behind has become a design selling point. Young Ju Do, a fashion…

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Lauren Conrad Debuts "XO(Eco)," A Bag Line Made With Recycled Fibers

BAG LADY The XO(Eco) range uses the former The HIlls fixture’s signature “XO” mark, which represents her commitment to a “lovable style for a liveable…

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Studio Swine's Portable Dyer's Workshop is Brim-Full of Seasonal Plants

Studio Swine’s bamboo-derived “seed socks” aren’t just comfy foot coverings, they’re also a gateway product into the world of do-it-yourself natural dyes.…

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FEED, DKNY Collaborate on "Survival" Collection to Fight Global Hunger

FEED THE WORLD A blend of FEED’s utilitarian aesthetic and DKNY’s urban-chic edge, the lineup features washed canvases, nylon, grommets, and more black than you can shake a…

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Dare To Go There: 6 Eco-Friendly Ways to Mix Neons With Prints

We saw it all over the runways at last season’s Fashion Week: neon colors and prints; but what if you dared to pair these two trends together? Have no fear, it can totally be done.…

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