Alexa Chung models for Oxfam

July 31, 2008 by greenmystyle · Leave a Comment 

Beautiful. sexy and green

I just had to show you this gorgeous photo of Alexa Chung, wearing items from Oxfam’s Reinvented range, available at Oxfam’s new eco-boutiques.

Reinvented features fashion and accessories made from unsold Oxfam stock, saved from landfill. These are unique pieces restyled from donated goods by young designers and rising stars from the London College of Fashion.

Reinvented is just one of the ranges available. You could also choose from ‘Loved for Longer’, a range of donated designer pieces, or Fair Trade, a range including items from the likes of People Tree and Kazuri. Fair Trade is available to buy online from Oxfam and there’s a sale on right now.

Seriously impressive.

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See more photos of Alexa in Reinvented Photographed by Kai Z Feng

Oxfam launches eco-fashion boutiques

July 31, 2008 by greenmystyle · Leave a Comment 

Oxfam eco-boutique

Oxfam eco-boutique

This is really exciting news! On Treehugger.com right now: ‘Oxfam has redesigned itself and become a fashion statement. Three stores in London have become eco-fashion headquarters, with designer clothes and new outfits by green labels such as People Tree. Read more

American Apparel Sale bargain – organic cotton dress

July 31, 2008 by greenmystyle · 1 Comment 

American Apparel 100% organic cotton dress

American Apparel 100% organic cotton dress

American Apparel is fast becoming a staple label in the wardrobes of trendy young urbanites who clamour for its brightly coloured leggings and pseudo-porn bikinis in an Eighties vibe that they’d avoid like plastic bags had they been there the first time around.

Being neither particularly trendy and definitely not young, what I like best about American Apparel is its green credentials. Ok, the company is far from perfect, but for starters, the manufacturing process is infamously sweatshop free with all items made in its LA factory. Workers are paid twice the minimum wage and get a range of perks, from onsite massage to subsidised lunches. Read more about this here.

The kindest items in American Apparel are possibly the organic ranges, if you want to ratchet up your green purchasing a notch or two, which is always a good idea. I scanned its website today and spotted this 100% organic brushed cotton babyrib dress, from the Sustainable Edition, which is on sale exclusively online at a Sale price of £14, down from £18.

Okay, the model in this image looks about 12-years-old, but don’t let that put you off. American Apparel’s organic range of knickers and vests is sexier than the average eco lingerie, and also well worth a look.

See this dress on americanapparel.co.uk

American Apparel organic knickers

Don’t let British Gas price hikes ruin your home style

July 31, 2008 by greenmystyle · 1 Comment 

OWL Wireless Energy Monitor

OWL Wireless Energy Monitor

Are you one of the millions of British Gas customers waking up depressed  this morning? Are you wondering how you’re going to manage when your gas bills go up 35% and electricity bills up 9% as reported yesterday.

One positive step to take is to get an energy monitor for your home. Greenmystyle likes this OWL Wireless Energy Monitor by 2Save Energy. The OWL monitor will tell you how much electricity you’re using as well as how much harmful CO2 your electricity usage is contributing to the environment – take it from me, you’ll probably never switch those GHD hair straighteners on again! The absence of wires and fuss keeps it neat, tidy and relatively stylish.

It’s currently discounted at ethicalsuperstore.com, priced £34.95 down from £49.95. Check out the reviews too – apparently, it’s really easy to set up, always a bonus.

Find out more about OWL here
British Gas raises energy bills, BBC News

Don’t let British Gas price hikes ruin your home style

July 31, 2008 by greenmystyle · Leave a Comment 

OWL Wireless Energy Monitor

OWL Wireless Energy Monitor

Are you one of the millions of British Gas customers waking up depressed  this morning? Are you wondering how you’re going to manage when your gas bills go up 35% and electricity bills up 9% as reported yesterday.

One positive step to take is to get an energy monitor for your home. Greenmystyle likes this OWL Wireless Energy Monitor by 2Save Energy. The OWL monitor will tell you how much electricity you’re using as well as how much harmful CO2 your electricity usage is contributing to the environment – take it from me, you’ll probably never switch those GHD hair straighteners on again! The absence of wires and fuss keeps it neat, tidy and relatively stylish.

It’s currently discounted at ethicalsuperstore.com, priced £34.95 down from £49.95. Check out the reviews too – apparently, it’s really easy to set up, always a bonus.

Find out more about OWL here
British Gas raises energy bills, BBC News

Don’t let British Gas price hikes ruin your home style

July 31, 2008 by greenmystyle · Leave a Comment 

OWL Wireless Energy Monitor

OWL Wireless Energy Monitor

Here’s one expert tip for monitoring your energy use following this year’s astronimical energy price rises. Read more

Daily eBay – Karl Lagerfeld black party dress for Hennes H&M

July 31, 2008 by greenmystyle · Leave a Comment 

Daily eBay for greenmystyle.com

Daily eBay for greenmystyle.com

Want to buy more vintage and secondhand clothing and homewares from eBay, but don’t have the time to find the best pieces amidst the…ahem…drossy stuff? Don’t fear! Help is at hand. Every day, in the spirit of re-using and recycling, I’ll bring you one gorgeous item.

Today’s Daily eBay is this black party dress designed by Karl Lagerfeld for Hennes H&M.The dress is made of black silk, with a net petticoat underneath and a black sash around the waistline. It’s a size 10-12, and has never been worn.

Hennes has somehow snapped up an impressive number of designer names over the years, with Stella MacCartney, Roberto Cavalli and jeweller Solange Azagury-Partridge also doing ranges. Lagerfeld’s dates back to 2004/05, and his first collection sold out in hours.

I’m not sure which collection this dress is from. It’s not cheap, with a starting bid at £39.99, but it’s classic shape means it could be a long player in your wardrobe, and a fantastic party dress. Bidding ends August 2, at 14.31pm.

See this dress on eBay

Daily eBay – Jigsaw dress

July 30, 2008 by greenmystyle · Leave a Comment 

Daily eBay on greenmystyle.com

Daily eBay on greenmystyle.com

Want to buy more vintage and secondhand clothing and homewares from eBay, but don’t have the time to find the best pieces amidst the…ahem…drossy stuff? Don’t fear! Help is at hand. Every day, in the spirit of re-using and recycling, I’ll bring you one gorgeous item.

Today’s Daily eBay discovery is this cream silk Jigsaw dress, spotted by style coach Aimee Watkins. It’s a size 12 and as the seller says, with the right accessories it could be a great wedding outfit. Knee-length, the detailing on the panels looks really pretty. Check the close-up pics on eBay.

New bids would have to be £7.01 or more, and bidding ends at 17.25 July 31 (tomorrow).

See this item on eBay

Daily eBay – Robin Day polo chair

July 29, 2008 by greenmystyle · Leave a Comment 

Daily eBay on greenmystyle.com

Daily eBay on greenmystyle.com

Want to buy more vintage and secondhand clothing and homewares from eBay, but don’t have the time to find the best pieces amidst the…ahem…drossy stuff? Don’t fear! Help is at hand. Every day, in the spirit of re-using and recycling, I’ll bring you one gorgeous item.

I personally love today’s item. Really love it. It’s an emerald green polo chair designed by Robin Day in 1975 and manufactured by Hille. It’s a great Twentieth Century design piece and would look fab on its own or alongside a mix of other styles in your home.

The seller says that the chair is in excellent original condition with no damage and only minor domestic use to the seat surface. It would suit indoor and outdoor use.

You’ll have to get in quick as bidding ends at 18.29 today. The latest bid is £10.50. The seller is offering to deliver locally (Birmingham-based) though would prefer a pick-up. Postage woud be about £15, he says.

See this item on eBay.

Care by Stella McCartney

July 28, 2008 by greenmystyle · Leave a Comment 

Stella McCartney Care

For those of us who can’t afford to buy from Stella McCartney’s fashion collection, I’ve just discovered this range of beauty products.

Care by Stella McCartney is a range of cleansers, toners and moisturisers formulated with 100% organic active ingredients and no petro-chemicals, silicones, chemical preservatives or animal-derived ingredients. It’s officially ECOCERT-certified as organic and ecological. So, it’s a big thumbs up for it’s eco-credentials!

You can buy the range from Selfridges in London, as well as John Lewis in Cheadle, Cambridge and Liverpool. Prices are in the £20-£45 range.

Has anyone tried Care by Stella McCartney? Leave a comment here.

Visit stellamccartneycare.com

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