The designer-owners of Mod Green Pod have made the leap from home decor to fashion. Owner Nancy Mims posted these beauties on her Facebook page recently: a sassy set of VANs Shoes made with Mod Green Pod’s 100% certified organic cotton prints.
According to Nancy, Vans came a-calling after seeing Mod Green Pod’s modernized Baroque prints in a random magazine clip somewhere:
They just spotted us in a mag or online when searching for organic cotton, which they knew they wanted to source for the collection. We made sure that our contract included sample shoes in our sizes (yes, those are my fuchsia legs!)
You’ll find these sneaks as part of the VANs Vault Line this spring.
THE FAB FACTOR
Mod Green Pod founders Nancy and Lisa Mims have been designing and offering certified organic cotton textiles for home since 2005. Their collection is home-grown in the U.S.: the cotton is grown, woven and printed here. Only the non-toxic, pesticide-free dyes hail from abroad (Germany to be exact, where they are held to Global Organic Textile Standard aka GOTS). In 2006 they added a vinyl-free, PVC-free wallpaper line (see our previous post).
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Under the Canopy is having a 50% off everything Holiday Sale. Lots of beautiful organic bedding, pillows and linens to be had. Shopping Code: givegreen
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A quickie sale alert from the Fab Green inbox: a Jacket and Coat sale at BTC Elements, my friend Summer Bowen’s online eco-chic boutique. Now’s your chance to save 20% on an in-season trench, hoodie, or captain’s coat. BTC Elements offers exclusively on eco-conscious, sustainable brands for women and men. It is a member of 1% for the Planet. Think good karma, great style.
View the entire coat collection at BTC. Sale code is COAT08.
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Can we judge the candidates by the clothing they wear? Sarah Palin’s suit on debate night was definitely an Armani glam slam, but if Googling the candidates’ names with “organic” or “sweatshop-free” clothing is any indication of where the candidates stand on the environment, Barack Obama would leap over McCain in a single bound. Companies like Clothing of the American Mind (COTAM), among hundreds of others are offering election-minded, pro-Obama fashion that is either organic, sweatshop-free, or both. From now until election day (November 4th folks!), all COTAM tees are 20% off in their online store, with free shipping and a free Obama love sticker for your car.
COTAM has been linking social responsibility with fashion since 2004 and has been seen on and modeled by celebrities like Amber Valleta (top), Natalie Portman (below), Diane Lane, Jamie lee Curtis and others.
SWEATSHOP-FREE TEES FOR MCCAIN? YOU BETCHA!
Although harder to find there are sweatshop-free pro-McCain and Palin tees out there for right-leaning greenies too at CafePress (shown right) or Skreened (shown left), who also prints ethically on American Apparel tees. More organic “McCain Palin” tees are available at JoinJohnMcCain. Nothing to speak of style-wise, but the environment doesn’t have to be a partisan issue.
CAN I WEAR MY OBAMA OR MCCAIN T-SHIRT TO THE POLLS ON ELECTION DAY?
According to the Root, most states will allow you to wear your “Barack, Paper, Scissors” or “Citizen McCain” t-shirt — but it does depend on where you live:
An ominous e-mail has been causing quite a bit of confusion for voters recently. With an urgent warning to recipients, the e-mail claimsthat election officials have the right to turn away any voters wearing campaign paraphernalia to the polls. So what’s up? Can you rock that “Obama Mama” T-shirt to cast your vote on Nov. 4?
In most states, you’re in the clear. Wearing campaign paraphernalia—a button, a sticker and, of course, a T-shirt—in support of any candidate is seen as passive electioneering. Some states are more lenient. In Kentucky, Marylandand Florida, election officials most often make no fuss about voter attire. The only thing banned there is the display of excessive campaign garb (i.e. head-to-toe Obama gear) or outright solicitation. Wearing campaign paraphernalia and lingering in the polling station is also a no-no in those states.
Other states, such as Pennsylvania and New York, maintain laws on passive electioneering while remaining lax in enforcement. In New York, for example, refusing to comply with the request of election officials to remove an item is considered a misdemeanor, but arrests have rarely—if ever—been made.
Not everyone is as laid-back about the issue. In the District of Columbia, strict rules apply. Prior to entering a polling station in the District, everyone is required to remove or cover up any exposed campaign paraphernalia. No exceptions.”
Bottom line: Contact your State Board of Elections to be 100% sure. Or be fashion savvy and dress in layers.
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Some of the best high style, low budget decorating ideas come from design students whose apartments serve as blank canvasses for expressing their creative ideas. The New York Times Home & Garden editors recently visited the interior worlds of several future design stars and uncovered 19 ideas worth a steal. Many projects feature quickfire re-design ideas that will inspire your inner weekend warrior.
ODE TO FOAM
A constellation of styrofoam veggie trays make a personal, modernist statement. Mounted with push pins, you can create your own art in minutes. Read the New York Times article on the design by Pratt Institute student-design Michelle Nicholls
An Ikea hack by illustration student Young Nam Heller reminds us of the newspaper wallpaper idea we shared a few months back. Here Ikea Lack shelves are covered with used Japanese comics and lacquered with Minwax (we recommend using a non-toxic, greener alternative offered by OSMO or AFM Safecoat). Or forego the lacquer altogether.
Idea No. 11 | Castoff dresser drawers (found lying on an obliging Manhattan sidewalk) are primed, painted and transformed into wall-mounted, floating shelves and planter. Clever design by Cooper Union architecture student Kayt Brumder.
For more chic-n-cheap makeover ideas see the complete New York Times slideshow.
Photos by Phil Mansfield, New York Times
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A sprinkling of sales from the Fabulously Green inbox: a bunch of deals under $50 and $100. A perfect way to bring some “green” into your fall wardrobe.
Nimli: 20% off purchases. Promo Code: FALL08.
Fashion Ethic: Additional 40% off final sale items! Promo Code: FINAL40. Good until Saturday, October 4.
Ecoist: 10% off any purchase. Handbags made from recycled candy wrappers, jewelry from recycled glass bottles. Promo Code: FABGREEN10. Good until October 20.
20% off your purchase at Nimli. Graphic organic tees, sneakers, organic skincare. Promo Code: FALL08.
Ecoist: 10% off any purchase. Laptop bags and wallets made from recycled movie billboards, coasters from New York subway maps. Promo Code: FABGREEN10. Good until October 20.
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Tags: eco fashion, Fair Trade, men's fashion, organic clothing, recycled bags, womens fashion
How exciting to be selected among this year’s contenders for Top 10 Most Influential Design Bloggers Award! Especially given that Fabulously Green was one of a handful of blogs chosen that exclusively covers green design. Thanks to Home Renovation and Wallpaper* Magazine for the nod!
Voting is taking place right now through October 15th. If you love Fabulously Green, please vote for us!
HOW TO VOTE (some people say it’s been tough to figure out)
- Go to the Home Renovation nomination page. Scroll down to the third paragraph and click the link to be sent to the voting site.
- Register your name and e-mail.
- Type in the names of your favorite blogs (like Fabulously Green). The full list is in the post you linked to at the bottom. You can choose up to five.
You’ll be entered into a drawing to win a free one-year subscription to Wallpaper* Magazine. How cool is that?
Since 2006 I’ve been blogging about my dual obsessions for great design and the planet. It’s been a labor of love that has sometimes been tough to sustain amidst a packed work schedule. Over the last two years, I’ve met an incredible group of fellow designers, eco boutique owners and companies who are pioneers in the modern green design movement. Thanks to all of them for delivering style that serves the planet, and to you, Fabulously Green fans for reading and shopping green. Keep coming back!
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