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Cleobella Half Moon Clutch

02 August 2010, 10.38 | Posted in Accessories, FASHION WITH A CONSCIENCE, Fashion | 2 comments »

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Handmade in Indonesia, Cleobella bags are commited to craftmanship and beng socially reposnsible. Their aesthetic constantly reflects bohemian chic with an edge. The “Half Moon” clutch  in lime we find irresistible. Available here.

A Peace Treaty ‘Sozan Doz’ Collection: Now Available

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In this special collaboration with Afghan HandsA Peace Treaty assists women in need, as a result of conflict and economic desolation. The women participate in educational programs and training, as well as produced exquisitely hand-embroidered accessories.

Through the Afghan Hands project, 200 women and their children are enabled to gain security, independence, literacy, and livable wages throughout Kabul and Jalalabad. The pictures do not do justice to the amount of precision and detail these pieces exemplify. It’s like wearing art. The scarves bear the name of the women who made them. A closer  look at Sozan Doz  by  A Peace Treaty on the next page. Now available!

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Complexgeometries x Osei-Duro ‘Ultra’ Jacket

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Clayton Evans’ Complexgeometries partners with Ghana based Osei-Duro, ( a fair trade sustainable  women’s apparel co-op)  on the limited edition Ultra Jacket. It can be worn as a poncho, dress and even shorts. A closer look on the next page. Available here.

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Loomstate Nicolette Braided Dress

22 April 2010, 17.25 | Posted in FASHION WITH A CONSCIENCE, Fashion | No comments »

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In honor of   the 40th Anniverssary of Earth day take look at one of my picks  The Nicolette braided dress by Loomstate. The perfect throw on dress that can be as casual as a tee or dressed up with a belt, vest and killer heels. A closer look on the flip. Available  at Loomstate.

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PUMA Clever Little Bag

21 April 2010, 17.05 | Posted in FASHION WITH A CONSCIENCE, Fashion | 5 comments »


In the spirit of ecofriendliness and sustainability, PUMA has partnered with world-renowned designer Yves Béhar to create a new packaging system that truly rethinks the way shoes are sold. Béhar has designed a “Clever Little Bag,” replacing the cardboard shoebox with a re-usable shoe bag that eliminates the need for extra plastic carrier bags.

As a result of the 65% paper reduction through the “Clever Little Bag” concept, PUMA will reduce water, energy and diesel consumption on the manufacturing level by more than 60% per year. In other words: approximately 8,500 tons less paper will be consumed, 20 million Megajoules of electricity saved, 1 million litres less of fuel oil used and 1 million litres of water saved.  Fashion with a conscience. Gotta love that! On a next page a look at the apparel packaging reduction.

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Vogue Africa May 2010 Cover

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Actually this cover  by photogrpaher Mario Epanya’s is his  vision for what does not yet exist.  A Vogue Africa. All I have to say is why not ? If we can have Vogue Nippon, India, Australia. Africa with its rich diversity of countries  only makes sense. More of Epanya’s covers  on the next page. Conde Nast what is the deal? via dredcarlo.

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Rogan x Loomstate Celebrate Earth Day

15 April 2010, 21.25 | Posted in FASHION WITH A CONSCIENCE, Out on the town | No comments »
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Take a look at the Earth Day Celebration hosted by  Rogan Gregory  and Scott Mackinlay  Hahn of Loomstate at Good Units in the Hudson Hotel yesterday. The video above  highlights the ‘rain dance’ almost tribal  atmosphere created by a 40 drum ensemble led by Hisham Akira Bharoocha, it  literally took the attendants to another world. On the next page a few images  of the  party.

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A Peace Treaty ‘Siachen’ Scarf

 A Peace Treaty Siachen Scarf

 I just had to share  that all of A Peace Treaty’s  scarves are now reduced. The Siachen ( above)  is perfect to carry around for the cooler spring nights. Their handwoven cashmere  is so soft and lightweight you’ll  end up like me rocking yours  everyday . Available here.

Gloria Coelho Spring/Summer 2010

02 March 2010, 21.53 | Posted in Design, FASHION WITH A CONSCIENCE, Runway Show | No comments »


The show opens with these amazingly tailored little jackets and some shoes that had us pause in awe. Take a look at the very original Gloria Coelho Spring/Summer 2010. Enjoy!

Introducing: Oliberté Sneakers

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Using  natural rubber from Liberia and leather  from Ethiopia  Oliberté presents itself as the first sneaker brand from Africa. The silhouettes are sleek,  minimal with enough stiching detail to make them interesting. Grounded in providing fair wages and labor conditions Oliberté  exemplifies manufacturing  kicks with a conscience. A closer look at the styles on the next page. 

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