Environmentally conscious types will be able to see a little more clearly now thank to Awear, an upcoming line of eco-friendly eyeglasses from Charmant. Composed of recyclable bio-based plastic, plus biodegradable demo lenses, each ergonomically fitted frame boasts reduced carbon-dioxide emissions and water use compared with conventional eyewear. “Awear is different and exceptional from any other eyewear collection,” Michele Ziss, director of product and marketing at Charmant, said in a statement. “The materials and production processes have distinctive properties and a unique story because they are environmentally friendly.”
If you want to feel that you are investing in sustainability as you practice your sun salutations, you need to know about Süga. This California based company offers ultra durable yoga mats that are made from 100 percent recycled wetsuits. As an avid surfer, founder Brian Shields felt that the gear needed to pursue his love was not very sustainable. Wetsuits last only a few years before they head to the landfill, but Süga is changing that equation.
The Force is strong in these Star Wars shoes by Olsenhaus, a New York City-based footwear company that considers animal cruelty anathema to “true style.” Ethically made in Mexico from vegan-friendly composite rubber, faux suede, and cotton, the limited-edition collection features a ballet-style flat and two pumps in prints inspired by the movie franchise. Elizabeth Olsen (no relation to the actress) founded Olsenhaus in 2008 to show how easy it is to live a “compassionate lifestyle without sacrific[ing] luxury or style.” Her larger goal? To help move humanity toward a “higher state of consciousness.” Sounds pretty Jedi-like to us.
Napping has never been so easy, thanks to a new inflatable hoodie. Designed by Josh Woodle, and manufactured in the U.S. of A., the “Hypnos Hoodie’s” hood transforms into an ergonomic pillow with the flick of a switch. For just $49, on-the-go, well-supported naps could be yours, along with a comfortable, oversized hoodie.
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You can’t move forward without knowing where you’ve been. Peruse our end-of-year roundups below and vote for your favorite post—or least favorite, as the case may be.
What was your favorite eco-fashion story of 2015?
- 26 Votes Reality Show Sets Young Fashionistas to Work in Cambodian Sweatshop
- 11 Votes 87-Year-Old Woman Finishes Knitting 1,000th Sweater For Kids in Need
- 3 Votes A London Community Grows Flax to Turn Into Clothing
- 3 Votes Vibram’s Furoshiki-Inspired Shoe Wraps Around Your Foot Like Fabric
- 2 Votes Baubax's 15-in-1 Jacket Lets You Stow Everything
- 2 Votes Actor Will Smith’s Son Jaden Owns One Pair of Shoes, Five Shirts
- 2 Votes Ohhio’s Extremely Chunky Knits Are What Dreams Are Made of
Total Voters: 49
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