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copperwillowNo matter what the occasion, Copper Willow has orGLAMic stationary to get the job done.  The company prints beautiful “eco-luxe” letterpress with soy-based inks and uses only earth-friendly solvents or chemicals.  Copper Willow papers are purchased from eco-friendly mills (some of which use hydroelectricity or wind power) and all the paper they use is either 30%-100% recycled or tree-free, chlorine-free and FSC or Green Seal approved.  In addition to all the varieties available on the site, Copper Willow also offers custom letterpress and event accessories.  Click here to browse the orGLAMic collection and find out more about the Culver City, California-based company.

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Ekobo

Picture 2Green your kitchen in style with sleek products by international design company Ekobo.  With 22 different items available, the company designs all of it’s orGLAMic wares out of eco-friendly, fast-growing, renewable bamboo.  Most items are available in 12 colors ranging from tomato to smoke in a glossy finish that I am in love with.  The Plato, pictured above, is a favorite of mine as it can be used to serve food or act as indoor decor displaying trinkets or books on a coffee table.  Click here to visit the wide array of orGLAMic items offered by Ekobo.

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melissaJelly shoes meets gladiator sandals meets recyclable plastic?  I’m sold!  Made of recyclable plastic (not recycled plastic as InStyle recently reported!) Brazilian line Melissa offers 39 eco-friendly styles of footwear.  The Mistery III gladiator sandal pictured above is my orGLAMic favorite, and is available in black, gold, pewter, red and plum.  In addition to creating cruelty-free, vegan footwear, Melissa recycles 99% of it’s factory water and waste as well as it’s season-to-season overstock.  Click here to purchase your very own pair of beach-friendly, orGLAMic gladiators.

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Here in Los Angeles, tomorrow is Bike To Work day, and there is no better way to haul the usual suspects (lunch, loose papers, a change of clothes, that book you are going to read during your lunch break someday…) than in an orGLAMic bag from Timbuk2‘s eco-friendly line.  On the company’s comprehensive website, shoppers can build their own bag choosing from a variety of colors and eco-friendly fabrics such as recycled polyester and hemp.  While I was drawn to the simple beige bag offered on the site, I couldn’t resist having a little fun and playing around to create my own masterpiece.  The bag pictured above is my own orGLAMic, Missoni-inspired creation!  Click here to create and order your own orGLAMic messenger bag from Timbuk2.

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Picture 1Because the Shoji lanterns on orGLAMic were such a hit (thanks for your feedback, readers!) I bring you a similar take for your summertime outdoor gatherings.  The modern, less-expensive offshoot of Crate & Barrel, CB2, offers these Recycled Lanterns for a classic, simple way to light outdoor spaces without using electricity.  Made out of recycled iron sheet packaging, filling these lanterns with candles (soy-based, of course!) is a great way to keep the party going outdoors long after the sun has set.  On sale for $19.95 right now, this orGLAMic deal can’t be beat.  Be sure to browse the other orGLAMic products available by CB2 when you click here to purchase.

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organicchoc1Make this Mother’s Day even sweeter with a box of Life Is Sweet organic chocolates from Organic Style. With flavors ranging from Lemon Caramel to Masala, each orGLAMic bite is sure to please.  USDA Organic and Fair Trade Certified, these handmade chocolates are available in 12- or 15-piece recyclable and biodegradable boxes.  In addition, a portion of every sale goes directly to the Wishing Well Project so you are doing good while making mom happy.  Click here to order a box in time for an orGLAMic Mother’s Day.

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totePerfect for a trip to the beach or farmer’s market these eco-totes made by Srey Mean Chey are orGLAMic and truly make a difference.  Available online through the Cambodian Children’s Fund, these orGLAMic totes are handmade of repurposed rice bags lined with contrasting cotton interior lining and sturdy canvas handles making hauling wares a stylish breeze.  Most importantly the young Cambodian women that create these bags receive paid training in cutting, sewing and design, as well as general education courses in English and computers, all in hopes of beating the poverty and hardships they face daily.  Click here to buy this orGLAMic tote and support the Cambodian Children’s Fund.

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