Earth-Friendly Accessories

on April 17, 2012

Chavela Bag

Chavela Bag by Carmen Artigas; $35 This non-toxic and durable bag is perfect for a trip to the grocery store, the beach, or anywhere else the day takes you. The Chavela Bag reuses polyethylene, the most commonly used plastic, and is made by talented craftspeople in Mexico. Environmentally and socially conscious!

The Original Eco Yoga Mat

The Original Eco Yoga Mat; $85 Barefoot Yoga’s Original Eco Yoga Mat is made of all-natural rubbers with no chemical additives. The jute fibers provide a slightly rough texture to provide a natural “grippy” surface and prevent slippage. The mat comes in two lengths: 72-inch and 84-inch, as well as a variety of colors.

WeWOOD Watch

WeWOOD Watch; $120 Make timing your training an eco-friendly effort with a WeWood watch. Each WeWood timepiece is made of 100-percent natural wood, and is hypo-allergenic and completely free of toxic chemicals. Watches are light and great for on-the-go. Plus, for every watch purchased, WeWOOD plants a tree.

Peacekeeper Cause-Metics

Peacekeeper nail polish is good for you AND the world. All profits made from the purchase of the vegan-friendly line of polishes are distributed to women’s health advocacy and human rights groups. Plus, as a non-profit company, Peacekeeper pledges to provide fair wages to workers, continues to build a slave labor-free company, and refuses to product test on animals. And just to underscore their Earth-friendliness, the line’s natural nail polish was named the safest paint-based natural nail polish by the Environmental Working Group and comes in a variety of fun colors.

Project 7 Bottled Spring Water

Project 7 Bottled Spring Water; prices vary Refresh after your workout with a bottle of spring water that gives back. Project 7 sells socially responsible, everyday items like coffee, gum, mints, and water. Each water bottle purchase gives back to one of seven aptly named areas for good around the world: Feed the Hungry, Heal the Sick, Hope for Peace, House the Homeless, Quench the Thirsty, Teach them Well, and Save the Earth. Find where to buy Project 7 products here.

Pantai “Beach” Shoe

IndoSole takes trash from Indonesian landfills and gives them “new life” with these Pantai “Beach” Shoes. The shoe’s refurbished tire sole makes them perfect for year-round wear, and its simple-yet-functional style is perfect for outdoor hikes, beach vacations or running errands around town.

Dember Scarf

The FashionABLE mission is “to create sustainable business in Africa so that the women are not dependent upon charity, but instead are a vital part of a developing economy.” Dember, a young Ethiopian woman, battled depression until she was 17 and “found a way out through the light” of FashionABLE. Every FashionABLE product is handmade made in Ethiopia and is named after the woman who created it. The Dember Scarf is a plum and teal base scarf with blue and white accent stripes. It is made of 100 percent natural and “ridiculously soft” cotton, perfect for spring and summer.