The Andean Collection

How Can We Make Sure Our Clothes Weren't Produced in a Sweatshop?

Photo by A. M. Ahad for Associated Press The structural collapse of the Rana Plaza in Bangladesh, which has claimed the lives of over 300 people, is a horrific tragedy that raises…

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Go on a "Sourcing Safari" With Fashion Designers Without Borders

WORLD WITHOUT BORDERS What was your inspiration for launching Fashion Designers without Borders? Last year, I launched The Supply Change, which connects big brands with…

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Does Buying Socially Responsible Products Really Make a Difference?

Can you actually “do good” by shopping ethically? And what about the claim that we change the world with our purchasing power? If we can, it means great things for the future. One…

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14 Eco-Chic Gifts $25 and Under That Don’t Look Cheap

PUT A RING ON IT For a knuckle-buster with serious flair, pile on The Andean Collection’s “Mesa” ring, which features a geometric plateau derived from sustainably…

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Win a Fair-Trade Fedora From The Andean Collection (Worth $68!)

Sun-kissed glow? Hot. Blistering scalp? Not so much. Shield your noggin from that mass of incandescent gas with The Andean Collection’s new Lola hat, made by fair-trade artisans…

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3 Classic Wardrobe Essentials You Can Adapt For Every Season

Superstar shoppers know how to get the best bang for their buck by picking classic pieces that transition seamlessly from season to season. Ecouterre paid a visit to Nordstrom’s…

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Andean Collection Adds Felt Fedoras, Infinity Scarves; Unveils New Logo

COLOR ERUPTION Named after Ecuador’s fourth-highest volcano, Antisana heralds another seismic shift—a new look and logo for the nearly three-year-old company. Expect dressier…

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11 Must-Have Pieces for the Eco-Conscious Executive

Making an impression in the boardroom is important, which is why your business attire should always telegraph decisiveness, ethics, and moxie, as well as mold-busting creativity. We…

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14 Eco-Friendly Jewelry Gifts to Make Your Valentine’s Day Sparkle

BLING IT ON Love doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg. We’ve rounded up 14 recycled, handmade, and eco-friendly jewelry gifts that will set your sweetie a-swoon, while…

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The Andean Collection Adds Ecuadorian “Inspiration” Belts for Spring

Show Mother Nature who’s boss. Pierce through the wintry gloom with a serotonin-boosting belt, or faja, from The Andean Collection. Ethically handmade in Ecuador, where the…

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The Andean Collection's Fall 2010 Jewelry Line Is As Ethical As It Is Elegant

CIRCLE CHAIN NECKLACE Of the new line, one of our favorite pieces is the Circle Chain Necklace ($98), which pairs layers of metal chain with polished tagua loops for a modern…

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We Celebrate Ecouterre's Official Launch With an Eco-Fashion Bash!

The Ecouterre team a.k.a. “the Ecouterrorists” Last Thursday, we celebrated the launch of Ecouterre with an official kickoff party, and what a soirée it was! It seemed only…

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REMINDER: Ecouterre's Official Launch Party is Tomorrow!

HEY NEW YORK ECO-FASHION AFICIONADOS! We’re throwing a party to celebrate Ecouterre’s launch and you’re invited! With T-minus 24 hours left to a night of organic…

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The Andean Collection: Nature's Jewels Provide Better Life for Women in Ecuador

The Circle Cascade is a bold bib necklace made of carefully carved Tagua nuts If, as a child, you ever picked through shrubbery for the perfect berry to adorn your crown of wildflowers,…

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