Monday, December 8, 2008

M.A. Belle's Eco-friendly Gift Guide

Photo: Patrick Cline for Rubie Green
Happy holidays everybody! Here's twenty of my favorite gift ideas, and proof that style and sustainability can coexist ;)


1. Banana Republic Faux Fur Muffler $98 (I'm obsessed with it, and it's so convincingly real-looking that I'm almost worried I'll get paint thrown at me!;) 2. Hanes Organic cotton tank $10, 3. eBay Vintage clip-on earrings ~$10 (currently my favorite accessory!), 4. eBay Vintage costume jewelry ~$10, 5. Foley + Corinna Recycled coffee bean sack tote (waiting for this puppy to be back in stock!), 6. Feral Childe Stripey Skirt $105 socially responsible and locally made (and amazingly beautiful!)
7. Dirty Librarian Media Bracelet $100 custom made from entirely vintage materials! 8. Paperdoll Triangulator jacket $180 socially responsible and locally made, 9. Branch Papier-Mâché Bird $46 made from recycled cement bags by fair wage artisans in Haiti, 10. Pottery Barn Organic Spa Robe $99, 11. 44 Knots Crab Tote $99 Made in the US of 100% recycled vintage sailcloth, 12. West Elm Organic Snow Leopard Towels $10-20 (hurry, they're on sale!)

13. Vidreco Recycled Glass Pedestal Bowl $61, 14. Rubie Green East Village fabric $90/yard, 15. Ortolan Organic Fishnet Pillow $110, 16. Virginia Johnson Elephants Shawl $210 made of eco-friendly silk screened wool, 17. Branch Embroidered Pillow $98 "The collective that manufactures these pillows works to preserve traditional Romanian handicrafts while providing jobs for women that allow them to stay home and raise their children." 18. Rubie Green Jackie fabric $90/yard, 19. Butter London 3 Free Lacquer $12 made free of Formaldehyde Toluene and DBP, 20. Pottery Barn Water Lily Tray $20 made in collaboration with SurEvolution.

16 comments:

Tina said...

what a fab collection, so hard to choose between them, could i buy it all?
(no! says my bank account)

Ivy Lane said...

Great ideas here! I must go check out the faux fur muffler at Banana Rep!

kelleyp said...

love the ideas. also where did you get that great navy greek key rug?? love it!

Anna Lindsey Sailer O'Reilly said...

the gift wrapping is beautiful

Jennifer Ramos said...

Thank for the INSPIRATION...love the gift guide lots!!


Jen Ramos
'100% Recycled DESIGNER Cards & More'
www.madebygirl.com
madebygirl.blogspot.com

Paul Pincus said...

michelle: caught your gorgeous gift wrapping @ style court! very, very beautiful. i love your gift guide! that said, my favourites: the papier-mâché bird, the vidreco recycled glass pedestal bowl and your timeless rubie green east village fabric. love it! -p.p.

Lauren said...

What a great group of gifts!!! I want that crab bag!!! too cute

Meg said...

The combination of sustainability and style shine through your all work; this gift guide is fantastic!

perfect bound said...

oh wow! too good to be true. I adore that little faux fur. and that dirty librarian bracelet, oh my. you would like my "ball and chain" gift guide as well.

Nicole said...

loving the Foley & Corinna bag. Any idea how much $$? (also super heart your blog)

Anderburf said...

Great gift ideas! In my quest to give only eco-friendly gifts this year I found some really unique jewelry at All Wired Up. They are a green business and hand make everything so it is one-of-a-kind. You can check them out at http://www.allwiredupjewelry.com. I have even added some of their stuff to my list!

Crave said...

I'm in love with that hooded black jacket! Must tell santa!

Laddie said...

Feral Childe has unique designs and uses beautiful fabrics. You can find the collection at Shoplarousse.com BTW - they are having a Lucky Breaks sale that's worth checking out right now. Enter DECLUCKYDEAL at check out to save 20% off everything.

perfect bound said...

i just heard the news that domino is ditching their eco-issue. looks like we have more than enough to pick from here! I never considered vintage as eco, but of course. brilliant!

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Tim Cray said...

Gorgeous blog !!!!!!!!
These are beautiful gifts , thanks for sharing it .I really like your post ..
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