Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Affordable Eco: Fashion Finds Under $50

Hey everyone! It's been a little while so I apologize. I'm happy to report that I've survived Hurricane Irene (and an earthquake!). Lots of power outages and flooding in my area, but it looks like things are getting back to normal, including my blogging! So let's get started, shall we?

Like a lot of you out there, I'm a green girl on a budget. I'm always hunting for a good eco bargain. Finding sustainable fashion that's affordable is a bit challenging. But it's not impossible, I promise. So in order to prove this, I've put together some under $50 finds. I was going for a preppy surfer type vibe, check it out:

Bracelet: "Hemp Pebble Bracelet" by Design Spark - $27.99
Backback: by Baggu. Made of 100% recycled cotton - $32.00
Shoes: "Hemp Palisades Vulc" by Vans. Made with 100% sustainable hemp. Water based dyes and glues - $42.00
Sweater: "V Co. Logical Striped Sweater" by Volcom - $41.60
Scarf: "Develop a Crush Scarf" by Global Girlfriend. Handmade and fairly traded in India - $18.00

Let me know what you think! I want to try and turn this into a regular feature :)


  1. I'm a fan. :O) Could you maybe focus on one type of item per post? ex. shoes one time, shirts another? It would be really neat to see how many different stores out there are offering organic cotton, etc stuff. Do you know of any daily deal sites for green? I only know of which totally doesn't apply to the rest of us! :O)

  2. Thanks Cam :) I definitely want to try and focus on specific items in the future. I'm always searching the web for good eco buys. As for daily deal sites, I've joined Pure Citizen and Loving Eco. I'm relatively new to Loving Eco, but I've been a Pure Citizen member for a few months now and they have some great flash sales (everything from clothing, cosmetics, housewares, jewelry, water bottles, etc.) Plus, they're free to join! I'll let you know if I come across any others!

  3. Love the post Kristine... I want that whole outfit! Cam (& Kristine of course), if you're in search of eco, organic and vegan products, I'd love it if you check out Ethical Ocean ( - we have thousands of amazing products that do good fort the world!

    Brenna, Ethical Ocean

  4. I found an amazing shop in San Luis Obispo that has everything bamboo, the best selection of bamboo clothing anywhere. So cool! Really nice website too -

  5. I think this is such a great idea. I spend hours trying to find eco goods on the net! I would love some help!!

    cute choices!