Some of our favorite labels are joining the organic revolution.
by Samantha Marcus Yanks
CLOCKWISE FROM LEFT: Shaker stitch wrap by White + Warren ($360). Visit whiteandwarren.com. Look from Eco-Ganik. Mzimba amethyst necklace by Monique Péan ($17,150). Available at Kirna Zabête, 96 Greene Street, 212-941-9656. Look from Banana Republic's Heritage for Women. Organic cotton vests by Vince ($185 each). Vince, 833 Washington Street, 212-944-2600. Organic.
“My designs are green because I believe this is a global issue that will affect our future. We are all responsible for taking steps to collectively make a difference.” —Micheline Ip, design director, Vince
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“When I learned that 1.1 billion people in the world don’t have access to clean drinking water, I felt compelled to create an eco-friendly fi ne jewelry collection to help raise awareness of Charity: Water’s efforts to provide water to those in need.” —Monique Péan, designer
“I’m not an over-consumer. I only buy what I need and make a conscious effort to buy what will last.”—Susan White, cofounder, White + Warren
FROM LEFT: Salvatore Ferragamo; Bottega Veneta; Green Glam Gloss.
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HEART OF GREEN
Roger Vivier designer Bruno Frisoni enjoys Central Park so much that he’s made it the main focus of the company’s spring donations. Its support for the Central Park Conservancy helps many of its green initiatives, including recycling and tree care. Roger Vivier, 750 Madison Avenue, 212-861-5371.
Give your lips an earth-friendly pick-me-up with On10’s Green Glam Gloss ($9), made of natural ingredients and sold in all-natural packaging. Visit sephora.com.
This spring Salvatore Ferragamo introduces Eco Ferragamo, a collection of fi ve day bags ($1,890 each) created using an exclusive metal-free tanning technique. The result is ultrasoft and irresistible. Salvatore Ferragamo, 663 Fifth Avenue, 212-838-9470.
TO DYE FOR
Not only are Bottega Veneta’s handbags timelessly chic, they’re also all handmade and colored using vegetable dyes. Our pick is the delicious tea-colored Intrecciato bag ($4,280). Bottega Veneta, 699 Fifth Avenue, 212-371-5511.
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