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Happy Holidays! We know it’s December 25th so it’s a little late to have something on our wishlist, but this lovely necklace features layers of delicate, beaded strands, cinched to the side with an antique-inspired silver tube. Designed in partnership with Tiffany Kunz, these gold and silver strands will add elegance to any outfit.
The best part?
The necklace is handmade from melted bullet casings and recycled metals (brass, silver, copper) by HIV-positive women in Ethiopia. In addition to providing sustainable economic opportunities, Raven + Lily returns proceeds to fund healthcare and literacy programs for women and children in this community. For example, Amleset, one of the designers, and her husband were able to move off Entoto Mountain and into the city in early 2011, thankful to be back in the city and not feel ashamed or discriminated against because of their disease. The purchase from the Entoto jewelry collection has brought them a better life that would have otherwise been impossible.
So we think these gifts are great for a belated Christmas gift or for the New Year!
Tiffany Kunz: Antique Tube Collection Necklace
We’re huge fans of the upcycled and recycled eco-friendly goods on the Uncommon Goods website so we had to share. What’s more? The TerraCycle upcycled tent dopp kit, tote bag, and lunch sack are all handmade in the U.S.
Instead of using new material and resources for products, the items are made from tent material that would have otherwise gone to waste. This means that not only is the material durable, it’s also stain-resistant, water-resistant, and light.
The perfect travel items for dirty little eco jetsetters like you! They also have a variety of other goods and accessories (jewelry, office goods, wallets, and bags) so check it out and see if anything tickles your feel good fancy.
Dopp kit: $38.00
Tote bag: $46.00
Lunch sack: $38.00
We love NALLY & MILLIE! We’ll be honest, when we were first sent their linesheets we couldn’t get a handle on the quality of their line. Sometimes, it’s just too hard to tell how an article of clothing is made from looking at linesheets.
Then, when we were sent their goods… Mama Mia… soft as butter, so well made, and excellent fit. Want to know why?
Made in the USA, baby!
Knits for just about any occasion – think cozy-at-home, office, plane ride, or a night out (yes, they’re that versatile), the all-new Fall 2011 collection delivers deep colors and prints for a season dominated by its knits and easy-to-wear fits-everyone manteaux. These pieces make a great start off point to your look and offer a wide variety of ways to go from casual to chic with a bit of accessorizing. The excellent draping creates a relaxed yet fashionable effect with the flexibility to remain loose or be cinched with a wide belt. That’s what I love most, particularly when this Eco-Adventurer is flying around Europe or Asia and needs to get fancy in a jiffy. Plus, they have looks for every age demo. I prefer the neutral colors or the bold single colors, but they also have more flashy prints for those who still want a little Miami or Boca in their diet. Showcasing sweater and layered pieces, burnouts, lace, jacquards and novelty fabrics for slimming tops, tunics, cardigans, dresses and skirts, the cross-over contemporary brand provides flattering options in deep shades of heather grey, biscotti, French roast, redwood, corn flower, primrose and basil. Original hand rendered and digital prints focus on bold graphics as well as animal patterns for versatile day-to-evening styles that work well with denim and leggings or dressier jackets and heels.
Conceived by award-winning designer Nally Park and James Park, NALLY & MILLIE is manufactured entirely in the United States using the softest natural fabrics and most technically advanced synthetics and blends for consistent quality, durability, memory and a flawlessly supple hand. So, although not every piece is organic, they are sustainable when it comes to keeping jobs in the USA and they make a very strong effort to source responsibly. For over a decade, the brand has been delivering high quality pieces with accessible price points at retail from $44.00 to $96.00 for tops and skirts, from $96.00 to $129.00 for dresses in over a thousand specialty boutiques and department stores nationwide including Nordstrom, Bloomingdales and Von Maur.