by Ida Hsiang
With all the efforts of change and awareness being made these days, many of us understand that doing your part to help Mother Earth is more imperative than ever. Foundations and fund raising for everything from saving the whales to helping our fellow men have been popping up in every form, including fashion! Introducing: EDUN, a line of contemporary and fashion forward pieces that are comfortable, versatile and stylish and made of organic materials like silks and cotton. The simple and clean lines of this industrial-chic label skim the body with sumptuous knits and fabrics and are presented in a classically neutral color palette of blacks, whites, greys and creams. The best thing about EDUN is that not only do they offer a variety of beautiful dresses, tops, tees and outerwear, they use their publicity and proceeds to bring more awareness to the current plight and hardships that many African countries are facing, as well as educating us on how rich a land Africa truly is. While EDUN garments definitely have an air of earthiness like many ethical fashion lines, it is a brand that has a truly contemporary design aesthetic and believes that the popularity of high fashion and giving something good back to our world are two things that easily go hand-in-hand. Check out some of EDUN's organic pieces and see how you can help make the world a better place, one stylish garment at a time. Just clock on the slideshow to see some favorites!
Here at Karmaloop we believe in living with environmental responsibility and maintaining a green lifestyle. We also believe that you can do this and still maintain a chic, fashion-forward wardrobe, so we've compiled a collection of stylishly eco-friendly items, all available in organic cotton (cotton grown without the use of any synthetic agricultural chemicals, such as pesticides or fertilizers.) For an easy throw-on-with-anything top, The Original Scoop Neck Top by Alternative Apparel is perfect for a casual day look or layering! Melissa Shoes has also incorporated a great way to help the environment while still setting trends with MELFLEX, a trademarked plastic which offers improved elasticity, impermeability, and resistance to water. And what better to carry those water bottles to the recycling bin than a sweet tote bag? The Awake The Iron Tote by Obey not only has a sweet graphic on the front, but also is completely made of organic cotton! Take a look at the slideshow for the full batch of green faves, then make sure to check back at Karmaloop.com for the latest on green fashion and all the freshest looks!