With Earth Day coming up this Sunday, you may find yourself focused on the environmental impact of your fashion habit. Behind whatever’s hanging in our closets, there are fields of pesticide-laden cotton, river-draining amounts of water and tons of buckets of dyes and bleaches involved in producing so much of today’s apparel. So how can a stylish Bay Area-ite satisfy her fashion cravings? Here are seven ways:
Our very-visual, (almost) chatter-free snap judgment of the day: the pleasantly minimalist, but seriously more-than-meets-the-eye Sugi sandal, $320, by Martha Davis and available at The Workshop Residence. Rotate the reclaimed wood heel and lock into place to transform this shoe’s heel height from two inches to three inches.
Look good, do good. That’s the motto fueling San Francisco’s Retrofit Republic, a private shopping destination for recycled and vintage apparel and accessories. Fans of Julia and Jenny’s styling prowess that we are, we’re looking forward to viewing the Fall ’11 Lookbook: Community Heroes Edition when it launches Saturday. You can be among the first to see it, too.
If you’ve been looking for an excuse to visit the eco-conscious Berkeley boutique Convert, we’ve got one for you: during the entire month of July, purchase any RVCA item from the store, and you’ll receive two tickets to a private acoustic concert at month’s end featuring professional skateboarder-turned-singer-songwriter, Matt Costa.
With its recently-launched 2011 line of handbags and accessories, Escama Studio takes recycled pop-tops to a new level of sophistication with updated shapes such as the oversized Luci tote shown here and details that include chrome hardware and detachable wrist straps.