POPSUGAR Fashion

9 High-Impact Pieces That Are Low Impact on the Environment

Apr 22 2014 - 6:00am

With big brands like H&M focusing on being eco-conscious [1], you know that the movement is hardly just something we think about on Earth Day. Whether pieces use environmentally friendly dyes, organic cotton, recycled materials, or ethically harvested wood, there are a range of options for women who value style as highly as doing the right thing for the Earth. We've rounded up a few of our favorites that could all mix and match with each other for a little eco-conscious capsule wardrobe.

Raven + Lily Ferdoz Large Wood Leather Bangle

Made out of locally sourced wood in a small village in India, these Raven + Lily Ferdoz Large Wood Leather Bangle [2] ($22 for set of two) are crafted by female artisans.

Mina & Olya Wideleg Overall Jumpsuit

The Mina & Olya Wideleg Overall Jumpsuit [3] ($895) utilizes sustainable denim grown in the USA, which is then dyed at environmentally friendly mills.

Eileen Fisher Organic Cotton Boyfriend Jeans

This season, Eileen Fisher [4] doubled the amount of organic fiber in its collection, including this Boyfriend Jeans in Organic Cotton Stretch Denim [5] ($178).

Coclico Frey Sandal

Coclico [6] seeks to source materials as close to its eco-reliable production facility in Mallorca, Spain to make items like the Frey sandal in off white [7] ($375).

Derek Lam Fringed Belt

For his Spring 2014 collection, Derek Lam [8] created an accessories capsule collection, including this Derek Lam eco-friendly silk fringed belt [9] ($485), that uses all hand-painted silk with no chemical dyes.

Litke Embroidered Varsity Jacket

The Litke Embroidered Varsity Jacket [10] ($460) has a global approach, hand-loomed in a nonelectric environment in India by women artisans and then hand-embroidered in NYC.

Melissa Joy Manning Druzy Earrings

Melissa Joy Manning [11] is noted for her commitment to sustainability with her materials, using recycled gold when possible and otherwise working only with vendors who share her beliefs. We are particular fans of these 14-Karat Gold and Silver Mist Druzy Post Earrings [12] ($375).

H&M Conscious Collection Shirt Jacket

One of the most work-friendly pieces in the much-anticipated H&M [13] Conscious Collection, this Lyocell Shirt Jacket [14] ($50) can be styled equally well over jeans or a pencil skirt.

Freedom of Animals Coletta Backpack

Stars like Anne Hathaway [15] and Sarah Jessica Parker [16] have been spotted wearing pieces from Freedom of Animals. The Coletta Backpack [17] ($500) hits a few major Summer trends while using postconsumer, cruelty-free, eco-faux leather.


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