Hi all! As you all know, April is really the month where eco-fashion is celebrated due to Earth Day, but there are also a ton of eco-fashion events happening over the summer! Read below...
July 27 - NYC: Elle, Aveeno and Kaight have partnered up to bring you Summer Nights Style where you can get a style consultation from the Aveeno Hair Care eco-friendly celebrity stylist and shop the season's latest at Kaight.
July 29 - NYC: Sustainable Fashion and Textiles Workshop at the Pratt Institute, designed to give you an in-depth review of current practices and innovations, clarity on the various sustainability claims made by companies, an understanding of new business opportunities, and professional development.
August 4-7 - Montreal: The Montreal Fashion & Design Festival is sure to be exciting with fashion shows followed by live performances from well-known artists, parties, and a Shopping Rally in downtown's trendiest boutiques.
Now - Sept 22nd - Online: The Green By Design Summer Light Challenge is for all you eco-lovers! The challenge is to select only 10 pieces of clothing to wear for the entire summer and to share your mix-and-match pieces with the rest of the eco-fashion community. Can you do it?
Sept 28-30 - Vancouver: Eco Fashion Week Vancouver 2010! Need I say more?
The Eco Index - Consumers have always had a difficult time really understanding what makes one product "green" and another one not. So 100 well-known apparel brands and retailers have developed a software tool to help them measure the environmental impact of their apparel and footwear, from raw material to garbage dump. The companies are hoping to standardize "eco-value" across brands, just like the Energy Star rating on appliances.
Give + Take boutique in the LA area is now offering a unique eco-friendly AND recession-friendly way for women to shop! For just $25 a month (yup, $ per month and not $ per item!) , you can trade in your lightly-used clothing to get something you love in the process, without losing money in the process. This could be the start of a new kind of boutique huh?
ok that's it from me this week! Have a great weekend everyone =)
Happy Monday everyone! As I glance through my closet for the perfect outfit to start the work week, I find myself picking up the newest addition to the c. marchuska collection, the erin dress. If you didn't know, I name every piece of our line after a fashion icon in my personal life. Thus, the erin dress is named after one of my closest high school friends and fellow cheerleading buddy, Erin Vestal.
Erin always had a unique sense of style with a flair for anything bright and eye-catching. She still loves anything red and continues to represent style and sophistication as a lawyer in upstate New York. I named the dress after her because it is the perfect piece to wear to work whether your office is in suburbia or the chicest of cities. It also can be totally glammed up for a night out on the town or at Brasserie, my new fav midtown east powerbar in NYC. Miss NY USA, Davina Reeves, recently sported the erin dress in black with a white jacket for her PIX 11 Interview
The erin dress is made of a sustainable blend of bamboo viscose which is super sexy soft, and machine washable which every girl on the go wants Like all c. marchuska pieces, the erin dress is manufactured in NYC's Garment District. Buy yours online here: erin dress Or pick one up at Kaight (New York, NY), A Stone's Throw (Madison, WI), A Green Wardrobe (Sausalito, CA) or Branch Out (New Orleans, LA). Happy Shopping and have a great week!