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Macie Kreutzer grew up in South Carolina and is a Southern girl at heart; but after living in New York City upon college graduation and then moving to the west coast she has become a California girl, residing in San Diego now for nearly eight years. Macie has worked in fashion marketing and PR for such acclaimed brands as Valentino, JLo by Jennifer Lopez, Kangol, Charlotte Russe, House of Deréon and Julez Bryant. Her passion for fashion is more than just a career choice but a topic she loves to write about and discuss. She has written for 944 Magazine and taught courses at Fashion Careers College in San Diego. Macie’s other interests include pop culture, books, film, travel and entertaining. As a mother to her son, Kane, the topic closest to her heart is motherhood.

Eco-Friendly Fashion

Earth Day took place recently which was a great reminder for how important it is we care for our beautiful planet.  In addition to the everyday green living we can do such as water conservation, recycling, carpooling, etc; we can also care for our planet by selecting eco-friendly clothing and accessories.  “Green” fashion has come a long way and is no longer thought of as hippie threads.  Many designers and brands are showcasing trend-driven, affordable fashions with susatinable materials and ethical practices that are as good for the planet as they are our wardrobe!

 

Photography Credit: H&M.com

H&M has just launched its second Conscious Collection filled with spring-tastic casual and evening wear using organic cotton and fair-trade production practices.  The Swedish megastore has also joined the Fair Wage Network which monitors companies to ensure they are providing decent working conditions and wages.

Photography Credit: TOMS.com

TOMS is known for their “One For One” initiative in which they give a pair of shoes to a child in need for every pair of shoes they sell.  Make your feet and soul happy by picking up a pair of TOMS’ Earthwise Slate Classics that are vegan-friendly made with sustainable materials and no animal by-products.

Photography Credit: FutureStandard.com

Looking to shop for eco-friendly fashions all in one place?  Check out Future:Standard, an online boutique featuring only brands that use sustainable materials and/or fair trade manufacturing.  The site carries socially-conscious brands such as D’Arcy, Yana K and jewelry line Ija Designs that creates cool zodiac necklaces using recycled materials and even runs their studio on renewable energy! Now they are truly doing their part.  Fashionistas can too by supporting these earth-friendly brands and keeping in mind that every day is Earth Day.

Photography Credit: IjaDesigns.com

 

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