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Faux Fur

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Faux fur today is wonderfully soft, luxurious and warm. Beautiful color combinations and style that rivals real fur without all the ugly baggage that comes with real fur. How can you beat that, looking good and feeling good without the guilt. When I was little my grandmother had a fur coat, a real fur coat. I remember snuggling up against it and how warm and soft it felt. She really loved that coat. It was her only luxury and I'm sure it made her feel glamorous, far removed from her day to day life. I never did know how she managed to afford it. I think for her it was so much more than a coat, it was a feeling. Wearing it made her feel special and I think that is the feeling many women get when they wear fur but with all the improvements that have been made in faux fur you don't h...

Bamboo Clothing : A New Choice in Eco Fashion

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Looking to have a greener wardrobe? Check out bamboo clothing. Inside that tough, hard bamboo cane are plant fibers that can be processed to make fabric. The bamboo cane has been used by many cultures throughout the years for housing, flooring, fencing, furniture and more, while the fibrous inside has been used to make paper and now clothing. The idea for bamboo fabric is a new process developed at the Beijing University in 2001. The process which has been improved upon in the last few years has created an interest in bamboo clothing in particular by those interested in finding more sustainable fabrics. Bamboo Facts from Bamboo Central.org:   Bamboo is considered the fastest growing plant on earth.   It is mainly grown in China but other countries such as...

Eco Friendly Clothing More Than Green It Is Fashionable

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What do you think? Is buying eco friendly clothing important to you? Not that long ago there was no such thing as eco friendly clothing and while it is still far from main stream it is at least something most of us are aware of if not wearing just yet. There is nothing strange about the fabrics being used for eco fashions. Fabrics like organic cotton, bamboo, hemp and soy are very beautiful, often soft, can be very easy to care for and are available in designs that don't shout hippie fashion anymore but are being designed in styles we all can love. The biggest advantage though to eco friendly fabrics is the environmentally friendly way these crops are grown and the fibers processed and now it often involves more than just the fabrics themselves. More and more it includes...

Eco Friendly Shoes Be Green With Style

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If someone said they bought eco friendly shoes would your first thought be I'll bet they're cute or stylish? I'm guessing probably not. It always seemed to me that environmentally friendly shoes had a certain style of their own which I usually found to be a little clunky. I'm happy to say things are changing. Some of the styles I am seeing are cute and fun. I want green but I want style too. So, if you are looking for eco friendly shoes what can you expect? Well, just about any kind of shoe from sandals, dress, casual, atletic or work shoe and as high style or functional as any conventional shoes. What Makes A Shoe Eco Friendly? It used to be when you said something was eco friendly it would mean that it was made with sustainable or recycled materials and possibly manufactured in...