Articles Posted in the Apparel & Accessories Category


Shains: Say It, Wear It, Mean It

Shains are recycled and recyclable accessories that allow you to use words and symbols that “encourage and empower people to make their own statements.” Even one simple word is effective in elevating your spirit and making you think. The idea of Shains came together as the owner Ewa was driving home in LA traffic. The simple inspiration of a power cord “bundler” which she was wrapping around her wrist became the means to an end. Years earlier she felt everyone should have a chance and voice to make their own statement and a “bracelet” could be an effective way. The name SHAINS began as an acronym “Sate How Action Is […]

Eco Emi

Eco Emi: The Best Source for What’s Good in Eco-Safe and Organic Products

Buying natural and organic products can sometimes be an overwhelming, expensive, and disappointing experience.  Now that you’ve decided to make the commitment to support and use only natural and organic products, where do you start?  I’ve spent hundreds of dollars exploring products that are free of harmful chemicals, dyes, hormones and preservatives. There are many products to sift through, and Eco-Emi, a company that is designed to be a fun and informative way to try new eco friendly products every month, realizes that this is no easy task! At its core, Eco-Emi is a thoughtful membership program. For only $15.00 a month (free shipping), they mail you five to ten […]

We Wood Watches

WeWood Watches: Buy a Watch, Plant a Tree

“Eco-luxury” can be both positive and negative, depending on the practice of the company and the quality of the product. Ethically, a company must justify its work as something much more than just fashion if it wants to claim the title of environmentally conscious. WeWood Watch, a company born in Florence, manages to do just that, promising a tree planted for every watch sold and an all natural product that is high-quality and all around an eco-safe choice. Using the Triple Bottom Line to Define WeWood The Triple Bottom Line can be best thought of as a criterion of values, as well as the priority of those values; specifically, the […]

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DogWood ID Tags – More than just a Dog Tag!

It seems we need to “tag” everything for identification purposes: our luggage, keys, lunchboxes, backpacks, and most importantly, our pets. DogWoodIDs has designed tags made from sustainable Birch wood, each a custom creation. Jeff Heister and Michael Martinez founded DogWoodIDs in 2009 with the goal to produce the most unique, eco-friendly line of pet tags as well as provide an alternative to the cold metal tag. Made from sustainable Birch wood, each tag is unique; all are cut, engraved, and finished to your creative specifications. To create a tag, begin by selecting a picture of a breed or design.  I went straight to the design section forgoing a picture of […]

Formalitees Shirts

Setting New Standards with Formalitees

Every couple of generations, something comes along that fundamentally challenges the way we look at the world. Blue jeans, for example, once were the staple of manual labor, but with the embrace of greasers, hippies, and then fashion aficionados, they’ve become a staple of every home, no longer defining class. That same type of revolution is underway today. Formalitees, a shirt company located in the Rockies, hopes to accomplish that same feat; however, rather than redefining an image, they are creating their own. The Shirt The Formalitee is much more than a simple shirt with an attached necktie. Instead, the company stitches every tee with 100 percent organic, American-grown cotton […]

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ReUsies: The reusable alternative to sandwich/snack bags

News came out of Seattle; April 2010 that a gray whale found dead had approximately 37 plastic bags amongst the contents of his stomach.  Plastic bags are threatening to our ecosystem. In California alone 400 bags are used per second and almost all of them enter our landfills or our marine ecosystem. In an effort to reduce the waste of plastic bags, two Seattle Moms have come out with ReUsies snack and sandwich bags.  When you replace your plastic bags used in lunchboxes with ReUsies you are potentially eliminating 10 plastic bags a day! “Every plastic bag we use will be around for centuries, long after our children outgrow their […]