Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Sparkle and Shine with these Ethical Designs

A few months ago the most romantic night of my life was sprung upon me when my partner of five years proposed! Part of this AMAZING night included gazing through an enormous telescope at the star that my wonderful man has had named after me!!!! I wanted to celebrate this happy time with you by seeing what star-spangled ethical fashion goodies I could find :-)

Falling Stars Maxi Dress by EleventyFive - This elegant yet supremely comfy looking dress has been handmade from a special blend of organic cotton, recycled polyester, and naturally occurring rayon
Star Charm Earrings from People Tree - These earrings are so sweet and I love the splash of colour from the ceramic bead! Handcrafted in the Bomboloulu Workshops in Kenya by artisans under fair trade conditions
Silver Star Necklace from People Tree - If, like me, you don't have pierced ears then the same amazing group of Kenyan artisans have also created this beautiful necklace! According to People Tree, the Bomboloulu Workshops supports people with disabilities to become self-reliant and fully integrated members of their communities
Star Ornaments from Ethical Ocean - Amazingly these pretty star ornaments are made from elephant poo paper! The poo is collected from shrines in Rajasthan, India, then the plant fibers are removed and turned into paper :D Portions of the proceeds go to an Elephant Welfare Project in Jaipur

Engage Green Star Yoga Bag from Nancy's Gone Green - Love yoga? Well this bags lets you love the planet as well! Made from 100% recycled post-consumer plastic bottles and decorated using animal-free dyes
Shining Life Necklace from Ten Thousand Villages - Adorn your neck with this sparkling starlight necklace crafted by Guatemalan artisans from Creaciones Chonita - a family-run business employing around 100 widows and young women
Star Racer Back Top by Hyperclash - Shimmer up a storm without being too blingy with this street-wise combination of Swarovski crystals and eco-fabric made from 50% recycled polyester, 38% organic cotton and 12% rayon
Blue Star Stud Earrings by Starlight Woods - These delightful earrings are made from the branches of trees that have fallen to the ground during storms!
Last Star Tee from The Global Thread - The captivating original design by Ammy Dawne looks fantastic on this organic cotton men's tee
Star Tie Charm Bracelet by Daisy Knights - This modern twist to the old friendship charm bracelet is super cute! The lovely star has been handcrafted from recycled sterling silver
Star Cushion Cover by BeInspire - This striking statement star cushion has been handmade using natural linen and jute
Crimson Galaxy Skirt by Shadowplay NYC - I ADORE this skirt! This innovative label has taken an astounding real image taken by NASA's Hubble Telescope of the Crimson Galaxy Starcluster and placed it onto a handmade organic cotton skirt...phenomenal! :D

Star and Moth Necklace by Oria - I really like the whimsical and contemplative motif, which has been made in London using sterling silver ethically sourced from artisanal miners in Bolivia
Kid's Tribe Leggings from Dream Nation - I think kid's should have clothes as funky and fun as their vibrant imaginations! The intriguing design by artist Robert Kuta gives these 100% organic cotton leggings tons of personality
Star Print Skater Dress by Etrican - Speaking of kids, this organic cotton dress reminds me of the kind of cute and comfortable dress from childhood that was always the FAVOURITE! Do you remember your favourite childhood outfit?

Silver Star Necklace by Studio Jewel -Eclectic and ethical this accessory is a shining beacon of how fashion can be used for good. Not only is it made from recycled materials but proceeds from each purchase go toward the Make A Wish Foundation "to further their quest to grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy"
Star Print Drapey Tee by Zakee Shariff - This flattering star-sprinkled tee has been made from 100% organic and Fairtrade cotton by women in South India under ethical working conditions
My fiancé and I recently at the Eco Wedding Fair - stay tuned for the inside scoop on what's hot in the world of green wedding fashion and design! :D


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    1. Thanks so much Martha! :D It really was magical - words can't describe :D x

  2. Congratulations! Sounds seriously incredible and romantic! Can't wait to read about green wedding fashion!

    1. Aw thank you Miche! :D I can't wait to publish the Eco Wedding Fair post :D

  3. Those kids leggings are just adorable

    1. Hiya Erica! Oh my yes they're so cute! :D x

  4. Congratulations K! What amazing news:)

    I have bookmarked this post because there are simply so many star designs I want to get my mittens on. Will keep this as an inspiration page.

    Good luck planning the wedding x

    1. Awww thanks so much Ingrid!!! :D

      I'm thrilled too that you've been inspired by these ecochic star designs :)

      I'm definitely on the hunt now for ethical/green wedding goodies especially THE DRESS :D x