Green beauty and fashion products

December 2, 2009 4:42:16 PM PST
Green beauty and fashion products! Sustainable items that will make you look and feel good.

Products and companies featured in segment:

JADEtribe

Natural, handmade, recycled, sustainable,eco-friendly and fairly traded. Personal forms of Art and Expressionfor our new world. Each and every handbag is inspired and named after women met while traveling throughout India and Southeast Asia.

Also included in JADEtribe is naturally dyed hand woven scarves and blankets as well as hand crafted silver jewelry hammered by hand by the rural Hmong tribe.

Kimberly Hartman's is the founder. Her goal is to showcase traditional textile arts in a modern way in hopes that the global community of women will carry a piece of this beautiful tradition in their daily life.

Each and every handbag is inspired and named after women Kimberly met while traveling throughout India and Southeast Asia. Also included in JADEtribe is naturally dyed hand woven scarves and blankets as well as hand crafted silver jewelry hammered by hand by the rural Hmong tribe.

Retail prices for the collection range from $40-$1,400.

Website: www.jadetribe.com

Billy Kroft

He is a local Bay Areaa artist. Billy's jewelery boxes are made from reclaimed wood.

Great to put a special gift in! His crates are great for storage made from reclaimed wood. Great for storing toys, shoes, belts etc.

Jewelery boxes, $32- $72
Crates, $18 - $30
Website: www.billykroft.com

Prairie Underground

Two women designers started this business using organic cotton and all natural dyes. Everything is made in Seattle. Limited quantities and very sought after.

Coat is called Triple Layer, $285
Dress is called The Falcon, $86
Website: www.prairieunderground.com

Atomic Garden goods

Stainless Steel non-toxic Travel Mug $25
Ceramic insulated cup with no- spill lid $24
Atomic Garden Lunch bag $18
Atomic Garden Tote bag $24
Large Stainless Steel water bottle $23
Small Stainless Steel water bottle $20

Atomic Garden
5453 College Ave
Oakland CA 94618 Website: www.atomicgardenoakland.com

Yellow Owl Workshop

Stamp sets are adorable and made from recycled wood and natural rubber. The correspondance sets are printed on recycled paper. Yellow Owl is based here in San Francisco! Available at Atomic Garden.

By Nieves

All natural skincare by Nieves made locally. Website: www.bynieves.com

Cloud of Protection: sm $7.50, lrg $18

When there's sickness in the air it's nice to have a defense at your fingertips. Essential oils work very effectively on airborne pathogens.

The essential oil molecules are very small. They stay suspended in the air a long time, providing you with a shield from airborne bacteria and viruses. For this reason people who worked in perfumeries in the dark ages made it through the plague unscathed.

Because essential oils vibrate at a high frequency, they not only protect you physically they can lift your spirits as well.

Balm: $14
Use the balm as a body moisturizer. Great response for it's healing properties for chapped hands and even eczema.

"C" Perfect Skin: $35
Helps reduce the appearance of aging, sun damage, dark spots and scarring, while protecting against further damage. Your skin will look and feel beautifully smooth, soft, moisturized and healthy -- with youthful clarity restored.

Gift Bags:
Lrg Red Velvet Holiday bag with full sizes of products, $75
Sm Cloth Bag with sample sizes of products, $20

All items available at Atomic Garden

Pact Underwear

At the core of PACT are deep partnerships with nonprofit organization that work to create social and environmental change.Each underwear collection is aligned with a nonprofit.

Internationally recognized artist and designers create graphic visualization of each organization's mission and underwear is their canvas. Pact then gives 10% of each sale to support these organizations. Inaugural nonprofit partners are 826 National,ForestEthics and Oceana, with Yves Behar behind the first collection's expressive,playful print.
$18 - $22
Website: www.wearpact.com

Escama Studio:

Escama Studio is a collaborative design studio based in San Francisco and Brazil. Their flagship product is a line of sleek metallic handbags that are handmade with crochet and the recycled aluminum pull-tabs from discarded cans.

Each handbag uses anywhere from 250 to 1,600 pull tabs and requires hours to crochet by hand. The company provides employment to over 100 men and women in Brazil at a fair living wage.

'Cleo' necklace, $38
Pop Top Brooch, $32
Website: www.escamastudio.com

NOAH (NO Animal Harmed) Handbags:

NOAH is a San Francisco-based Handbag company featuring clean, modern designs made entirely from better non-leather materials.

It's based on the concept that there can be a high quality product without the use of leather. NOAH recognizes that the alternatives to leather are endless and is committed to utilizing these options in our designs.

And in addition to the obvious benefits to the environment, many of these leather alternatives share qualities that women look for in their handbags -- most important being that the handbags are light.

NOAH has been fortunate to be featured in the OPRAH magazine numerous times as well as has been recognized by celebrity stylist Rachel Zoe at Piperlime.com.

Prices Range from $100 - $250
Website: www.noahhandbags.com

The Joy of Soap:

Has recently joined the beauty world with their organic, natural and sustainable handmade soaps. All of the products offered begin with a base of certified organic and locally grown olive oil, plus certified organic coconut, palm and castor oils. Prices range from $2.50 - $7.50:

  • Feeling Frisky - mixture of grapefruit and orange with calendula flower petals
  • Elizabeth's Wild Hair Shaving Soap - Peppermint essential oil, medium ground pumice, willow bark powder
  • Ginger Snap - Ginger and sweet orange essential oils, ginger root powder
  • Lay Me Down Lavender - Lavender and Rose
  • Manly Man Soap - made for a man but gently enough for a women- Sweet Orange, and tea tree oils, and finely ground pumice
  • Peppermint Passion- Peppermint and Spearmint essential oils and spearmint leaves
  • Rosy Cheeks Rosemary - Spearmint and rosemary essential oils and spearmint leaves
  • Two in the Shower Tea Tree - Lavender and tea tree essential oils, rose fragrance oil and green tea powder
Website: www.thejoyofsoap.com

Kiehls:

Acai Damge Repairing Skincare -- This super antioxidant is shown to help neutralize oxidative stress and protect skin against signs of sun damage. In addition , it is known to reduce fine lines and wrinkles,even skin tone,increase luminosity and renew skin vitality.

The Acai is a palm tree that grows in the North of Brazil and is known by the people as ica - cai, which means fruit that cries. For hundreds of years Acai has been a traditional food of the native people of the Amazon and used for it's superior health benefits.

Acai is a powerful super berry. A Super Berry is a fruit considered to have exceptional high levels of nutrients, antioxidants, and potential health benefits when compared to other foods.

  • Acai Damage Minimizing Cleanser $24.50
  • Acai Damage Protecting Toning Mist $ 26.00
  • Acai Damage Repairing Serum $48.00
  • Acai Damage Correcting Moisturizer $ 44.00
Website: www.kiehls.com


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