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Earth Day 2016: Shop 10 Eco-Friendly Fashions


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Today, April 22 marks the 46th anniversary of Earth Day and while people will celebrate the environmental holiday by cleaning up garbage on the side of the road or planting trees in their neighborhood park, you can do your part simply by shopping.

Eco-friendly fashion has become increasingly popular throughout the years, and now it's easier than ever to get your hands on clothing and accessories that are not only good for the environment but also super stylish.

Keep reading to see some of our 10 favorite eco-friendly picks and find out where you can shop them now.

Play Your Smart Dress, Mata Traders $99.99

Made from 100% cottom at a fair trade women's cooperative in Nepal to make an impact on global poverty.

Dulce Princess Pearl Ring, Kris Nations $20

All Kris Nations Jewelry is handmade by local artists in Half Moon Bay, Calif. using recycled metals, purchased from eco-friendly refiners and manufacturers. They use artisanal techniques to create jewelry using methods that are non-toxic and require low energy.

Alicia Off-The-Shoulder Sweater Grey, BELOFORTE  $140

BELOFORTE is devoted to manufacturing clothing that does not contribute to the industrial pollution damaging the atmosphere.

Authentics Open-Weave Six-Inch Boot, Timberland $109.99

The boots are made with a unique ReCanvas fabric, which incorporates 100% recycled PET, the material used to make plastic water bottles.

Linda Dress, Stella McCartney $885

The stretch-denim dress is made from organic cotton, part of the label's ongoing commitment to eco-friendly practices.

SmileSolar Mini Series Watch, Q&Q $40

SmileSolar watches which are solar-powered and made from eco-friendly material.s

Punker Rocker Tank and Punker Voltage Pant, Elektrix Love $40 and $72

Thw women's activewear line is made from quality stretch recycled fabrics and plastic bottles, which allows them to dry quick while working out.

Continental Clutch Wallet Diamond Small, Stewart/Stand $144

Stewart/Stand wallets are made with 85%+ post-consumer-recycled stainless steel. Each wallet is also 100% recyclable.

Testudo Low-Slung Boyfriend Jeans, Tortoise Jeans $325

Tortoise is the forerunner of a water saving method called the Wiser Wash which is a multi-pronged, eco-friendly initiative concentrated on revolutionizing the most environmentally harmful, but essential, step in the process of making jeans, the wash. Tortoise uses 80% less water compared to traditional methods by eliminating certain traditional processes. In addition to this, they have come up with a way to create Nue Water for future washes. Tortoise describes their regenerative H2O system as recycling the water used in jean production, creating Nue Water, which can then be used for washes in the future. By using this innovative and unique process no water is wasted!

Sunglasses, awear CHARMANT $199

All frames are made with sustainable materials (bio-based plastic) that are recyclable. The material features high chemical resistance, eliminating the need for typical spray coating, which reduces water usage in production. The temples are hand assembled decreasing energy consumption and the lenses are biodegradable made from polylactic acid, a carbon neutral material.


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Reporter's Photo Apr 22, 2016 06:50 AM EDT