Neutrals and blues go so well together, it would be a shame not to mix them. Good stuff that we are craving right now includes a belted trench, classic in shape but with unexpected detailing, a tin candle made from a very unexpected recycled substance, sustainable house slippers made with upcycled salmon leather, a timelessly elegant iPhone wallet, a bag that helps clean our oceans, stylish earrings made from factory waste, and thank-you cards that do good.
Edun Belted Trench Coat With Quilted Sleeves
Trench coats just never go out of style. This one is classic enough to be good for many years yet features edgy details that make it unique. By Edun, a fashion line started by Ali Hewson, wife of U2 frontman Bono, with a mission to develop sustainable trade with factories in developing countries such as Africa and China.
on sale for $299, Edun
Further Tin Candle
From the first time I smelled this signature fragrance made from the oils of bergamot, olive and exotic grasses, I was kind of obsessed. If you care about where the things you buy comes from and what they are made of, you will be amused by the fact that Further candles are made from purified waste grease from Mario Batali’s MOZZA restaurant. Thankfully they smell nothing like cooking oil.
Sustainable House Shoes
Maybe it’s because the floors in my house are still freezing, but I’ve been obsessed with slippers lately. These elfin-like ones are 100% handmade in Chile with natural free-range Patagonian wool and upcycled and repurposed Salmon Leather. Each pair comes in a recycled cardboard tube and has a QR code that gives you information about the artisans that made them and where they were made.
$59.99, Kellygreen Home
Ribandhull Bridle Wallet / iPhone Case
This gorgeous bridle wallet not only stashes your cash and cards, it also works double duty as an iPhone case. Handmade from premium Italian vegetable tanned bridle leather it will only grow more beautiful with age. If only the same was true for my phone.
United by Blue Signature Organic Bag
Made from 100% organic cotton canvas with an adjustable strap and brass hardware, this versatile bag will go anywhere with you. By organizing cleanups United by Blue removes one pound of trash from the oceans for every product you buy. Every little bit helps.
$53.00, United by Blue
Muan Earrings by DLC Brooklyn
These stunning brass beads earrings by DLC Brooklyn (previously Dirty Librarian Chains) are upcycled from deadstock pieces that were rescued from shuttered jewelry factories in the North East United States. Like all of DLC jewelry’s, it is made by hand in their Brooklyn studio.
$85, DLC Brooklyn
Raven + Lily Uzma Notecard Set
These beautiful notecards are made with 100% recycled cotton paper and unique eco-friendly designs with handmade envelopes by marginalized Muslim women in Northern India. Perfect for all those thank-you cards you probably still have to write after the holidays. Proceeds from the collection go to fund literacy programs for the women artisans and children in the community.
On sale for $9, Raven & Lily
This article is a collaboration between Goodlifer & Coco Eco Magazine