15 Fresh Finds for Spring
You no longer have to give up quality when it comes to buying green. Look fab with the coolest new eco items from elegant accessories to all-natural beauty products.
You can look good and do good by wearing these Blue Tangier Vegan Classics shoes ($54) by TOMS. They're constructed with recycled and sustainable materials, and every time you buy a pair of TOMS they give a pair to a child in need. Did we mention they're also vegan-friendly and contain no animal products? Visit toms.com to find your favorite pair.
Trash to Treasure
Teach kids they can do their part to preserve the coast with Green Toy’s Sand Play Set ($19.99). The 4-piece collection constructed from plastic milk jugs saves energy and encourages recycling. Visit greentoys.com for retailers.
Sleep extra peacefully thanks to Plover Organic’s commitment to both sustainable and fair-trade practices. The maker of pesticide-free, 100% organic cotton pillows, coverlets, and duvets offers fun and funky bedding so you can get a green night’s rest. Visit ploverorganic.com.
Keep skin looking radiant with In Fiore’s Soleil Fleur Before Sun Treatment ($115). Organically grown ingredients such as green tea and pomegranate extracts help protect antioxidants to prevent and heal skin damage. Visit beautyhabit.com.
Bag it in style―Seabags crafts coastal carryalls from recycled sails for an eco-nautical look. Designed with hand-spliced rope handles, each bag (from $29) has traveled the world before it leaves the shop. Visit seabags.com.
Save the Earth while soaking up the sun with Green Toy’s EcoSaucer ($6.95). Made entirely in the U.S.A., the recycled plastic disc flies high but keeps greenhouse gas emissions low. Visit greentoys.com for retailers.
Add texture to a room with Pottery Barn’s Chunky Wool Jute Rug (from $79). The all-natural material, made from unbleached wool, brings the soothing colors of the beach inside, near or far from the coast. Visit potterybarn.com.
Bring the fresh scent of the ocean indoors with Caldrea’s Sea Salt Neroli All-Purpose Cleanser ($12). The Earth-friendly product gently scrubs surfaces without harsh chemicals and provides an instant escape to the shore. Visit caldrea.com.
Toast your good taste with Artecnica’s TranSglass tumblers ($61 for a set of four) and lidded carafes ($57 each). They look more like works of art than all-purpose beverage containers. Fashioned from recycled wine bottles, each one-of-a-kind container comes in green, brown, or clear with a polished or satin finish. Visit artecnicainc.com.
Exfoliate with Jo Wood Organics’ Langa Salt Scrub ($52) before heading out into the sun. Dead sea salt and other natural ingredients gently cleanse and moisturize to provide an even surface for sunscreen and self-tanners. Visit beautyhabit.com.
Strengthen your tresses with Frédéric Fekkai’s Au Naturel Gentle Shampoo and Conditioner ($23 each) to protect against sun and sea by cleansing hair with a combination of plant-based surfactants. Bonus: Both come in bottles composed of 40% recycled material and have a fresh ocean-inspired scent. Visit fekkai.com.
Wear a beautiful hint of color with Origin’s Smileage Plus Liptints ($11), available in six different sea-worthy shades. With 95% organic ingredients, they give you every reason to smile. Visit origins.com.
New Wave Design
Prevent sun damage and shield against UVA/UVB rays without getting greasy. Packed with antioxidants, vitamins, and aloe vera, Bare Escentuals bareMinerals SPF 30 Natural Sunscreen ($28) glides on easily for reliable coverage. And the weightless power formula won’t clog pores like most sunscreens. Visit bareescentuals.com.
Fire up, then relax―Dayna Decker’s Chandel Flora candle ($62 for 6 oz.) features a natural blend of oils and organic EcoWood Wick, which burns clean. Egalatine’s fresh fragrance of hibiscus and tuberose evokes images of exotic locales. Visit daynadecker.com.