Monday, July 19, 2010

ETHIK Boutique - A Montreal Eco Fashion Collective

ETHIK Boutique is a project of FEM International - a non-profit organization that encourages women to reach their potential through socially and ecologically responsible enterprising. This Montreal fashion incubator is home to 60 plus international designers, all run with social and ecologically responsible values in mind.

{ecocessories bracelets feature hand forged signature "S" hook clasps}

ecocessories designer jewelry is now for sale at ETHIK! With every single sale of ecocessories jewelry, women around the globe are supported with business training to realize their dreams.

{ecocessories earrings make a perfect gift! Feathers are fun for summer.}

This month ETHIK is celebrating its one year anniversary with special discounts and gifts with purchase. If you live in, or are visiting Montreal, take the time to visit 6050 St. Hubert Street to experience a collective passionate about eco-fashion.

{Choose from a selection of necklace styles at ETHIK Boutique in Montreal.}

Visit ecocessories™ to shop for recycled bead & sterling silver one-of-a-kind designs.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Me To We Style Launches Less Is More

Less is more. For me, this is a statement that reflects a lifestyle of sustainable choices, simple living, and recognizing potential in what already exists. It is also the name of Toronto based Me To We Style's latest campaign to bring about awareness of eco fashion. New to Me To We Style's collection of sustainable clothing is the Organic Cotton Madura T-shirt Dress. This charitable fashion organization (50% of profits are donated to Free The Children) wants us to recognize the unlimited potential available in one piece of clothing. Partnering with other sustainable designers, Me To We Style organized a photo shoot showcasing 12 different looks with one dress. Regardless if you are hitting the beach or heading out for a night of cocktails this summer, the Madura T-Shirt Dress can carry your style.

{Visit the Less Is More campaign to see ecocessories jewelry featured in today's look!}

This concept particularly resounds with me as an eco-fashionista. I strongly believe in working with materials that already exist to create fashion that is new, exciting, and stylish. In terms of your wardrobe, this can mean investing in high quality accessories that can be intermixed with pieces you have to keep your look fresh everyday. ecocessories' high quality eco-friendly designer jewelry had the opportunity to be featured in Me To We Style's shoot this summer demonstrating how you can pull of an eco-fashion outfit with a few simple elements.

Head over to the Less Is More campaign to see all 12 looks being revealed every Tuesday and Friday until August 6th, and to order your Madura T-shirt Dress. Me To We Style teaches us that buying a t-shirt really can help save the planet!

Visit ecocessories™ to shop for recycled bead & sterling silver one-of-a-kind designs.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

I Heart Wine (especially when it supports a great cause!)

I was excited to help out when a fellow Laurier grad contacted ecocessories to support an upcoming fundraiser for the Heart & Stroke Foundation. Now a student at George Brown College, Lauren and her group members are hosting "I Heart Wine" - a wine tasting event where participants will be educated on the finer details of enjoying this flavourful drink.

{Glowing Hearts Necklace & Bracelet - attend "I Heart Wine" for your chance to win this one-of-a-kind set!}

The night promises to be fun and entertaining with live music and prizes to compliment the tasting. If you are in Toronto tomorrow night, Thursday, July 8th - support this wonderful cause being held at the Ontario Heritage Center and have a chance to win my eco-friendly jewelry designs!

Visit ecocessories to shop for recycled bead & sterling silver one-of-a-kind designs.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Embracing Change

Sometimes life calls for a change, something I first embraced 3 years ago by flying West from my hometown of Sarnia, Ontario. I had just completed a business degree, but my heart was calling to get back in touch with my artistic roots. Vancouver was the perfect source for inspiration and it wasn't long before I started to develop the idea for ecocessories - an eco-friendly jewelry design company.

{Green Short Swirl Necklace, $104, Available Online}

Now 3 years later, things have come full circle as I've returned to Ontario where I will be celebrating my wedding this upcoming August. My fiancé and I decided to come home to be close to friends and family as we prepare for our future together.

Despite our move, ecocessories will continue to have a strong presence in Vancouver. Two locations are now accepting recycled jewelry, in addition to selling new ecocessories jewelry! Drop off your old, broken, unwanted jewelry in Yaletown at Fine Finds, or on West 4th Avenue at Poppy Hair Boutique. As a thank you, you'll receive a 10% coupon off in store ecocessories jewelry designs!

{Sailboat Long Charm Necklace, $114, Available Online}

My new Ontario studio location will also allow me to expand nationally, making my unique sterling silver & recycled bead jewelry designs more accessible to you. The online shop also continues to offer free shipping in Canada, so have a peek and see what's new for summer!

Thanks to my loyal customers and followers that motivate and inspire me every day. I look forward to growing ecocessories with your continued support!

ecocessories™ to shop for recycled bead & sterling silver one-of-a-kind designs.