Not Just Pretty : Sustainable Style

May 28, 2008

Great Green Blogs!

Filed under: eco-friendly, ethical clothing, fashion, organic, sustainable — Tags: , , , , , , — notjustpretty @ 7:48 am

Some great “Green Blogs” I’ve found…. I’d love to read more!

Eco-chick : “Because Mother Earth is a Woman” … Lots of GREAT articles and photos.

Happy Frog FrogBlog : Blog for BC’s Green Directory and Sustainability Community – live green, have fun!

Fancy Green Blog An excellent site with reviews of sustainable fashion designer clothing. “Dress Better, Look Better, Feel Better : Nobody should have to sacrifice fashion to live a greener life–especially when there are so many fancy green clothes out there.”

Green Thinking Blog : Smart and entertaining! : (The Blog Formerly Known As TreeHuggerMum) has green directories, job postings, articles, a forum, books for sale and more…

Go Green Ego : forward ideas for green people

The Accidental Eco-maniac : A super-pretty site with lots of articles about all things eco!

Consciousconsuming : “Conscious Consuming seeks to increase awareness of the impact of buying decisions on our health, happiness, and environment.”

Greengirlsglobal : “an international weblog about people from various different places with various different experiences, skills and interests talking about how they and people where they live are trying to live a life in a way that is positive for the environment, people and animals.”

Hautenature :
“Ecologically based creative ideas, art & green products for your children, home and lifestyle…… eco guide blending high style with sustainability”

Hippyshopper : Green news and more!

Sustainablog: “regularly features environmental leaders, experts in alternative energy and green technology, and real people trying to lighten their environmental footprints”

Thedailygreen : The consumer’s guide to the green revolution.”

Also not really a blog but TreeHugger is the leading media outlet dedicated to driving sustainability mainstream. TreeHugger’s blog is Hugg

Environmentalfriendlies – “kind-to-nature online alternatives” is a super-pretty site with excellent articles on sustainable issues.

La Marguerite – An “environment blog”, with excellent articles and discussion, focused on behavioral solutions to global warming.

** Let me know of any I haven’t found or forgot to list! **

April 25, 2008

Are you 50% sustainable? Ethical style from 50RX3

Filed under: fashion, fashion blog — Tags: , , , , , , , , — notjustpretty @ 5:30 am

50RX3 is a fantastic photo-documentary that chronicles the outfits of Jill Danyelle every day for a year (!) and tallies the sustainability of the total –

fiftyRX3 was a 365-day project documenting Jill’s goal to average fifty percent sustainability in the clothing she wore in 2006. Jill took daily photos of what she wore and classified them based on the environmental mantra, “reuse, reduce, recycle”.”


WOW – these ebaybes are gorgeous! They all seem to have a cute smirk that says “hey! buy this from my auction…”

eBaybes became a regular feature on the site. I found the pictures interesting for several reasons. The whole phenomenon of selling second-hand and vintage clothing on eBay seemed to begin circumventing traditional fashion media and advertising when the sellers became quite good at editorializing their wares. …However, the fact that most sellers are not professional models, but more likely the girl next store, lends an interesting self-portrait quality to the photos and provides a realness beyond most editorial spreads.

More ebaybes

Jill Danyelle also started a great group on flickr for photos of sustainable style – there are over 2000 photos posted!

Makes a great slide show!