Earth Day isn’t just one day of the year – it’s an ongoing campaign to raise awareness about the damages we do to the planet and how we can change our bad habits and help clean up the environement. In an effort to help YOU help spread the message, we at U Chic have compiled some of our favorite eco-friendly fashions and products across the net.
Shirts: Ok, so you recycle, reuse your plastic bags, and brake for trash in your dorm. If you want to LOOK the part of a stylish environmentalist without blowing your bank, hit Fibers.com where you can create your own organic t-shirt from a variety of colors and styles. We love their “Trees are for Hugging” raglan for just $17.99.
Jewelry: Etsy.com is always our go-to site for cool handmade products like clothing, artwork, and beauty products – and yes, kickass one-of-kind jewelry! Check out MintyFreshFusions entire line of recycled glass, copper, and brass rings, necklaces, and bracelets.
Shoes: In the market for a new pair of sneakers? Buy Nike! Their Reuse a Shoe Program allows you to donate ANY brand of athletic shoe directly to their recycling plant where materials are stripped and reused.
Bags: This one gets our vote for the most creative use of trash. Hit GoGreenItems.com and you too can pick up a bright and funky messenger bag ($45.99) made entirely out of juice boxes. Bonus: All products are made by a women’s cooperative and proceeds go to support them and their families.
Beauty: Love Kiehl’s? So do stars like Julianne Moore and N.E.R.D.S. singer Pharrell Williams. They’ve joined up with a bunch of celebrities to create limited edition labels for the brand’s toning mist line ($26.00). Proceeds from all sales benefit thee Rainforest Alliance.
DO GOOD DEED OF THE (EARTH) DAY: Have a bunch of clothing you want to get rid of? Today only, Whole Foods will be accepting your fashionable cast-offs as part of a it’s annual recycling clothing drive. Check the grocery chain’s website for info on which stores in your area are participating.