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Make this upcoming Father’s Day orGLAMic with one of our eco-friendly suggestions for the perfect gift.  All week long we’ll be featuring items for every kind of dad in your life, starting off with this uber-chic yet rugged Surf Bag by Heather Heron.  We have loved Heather Heron for years here at orGLAMic (see our 8/26/08 post) and this bag makes us wish our dad was a surfer just so we could buy it!  Available in either recycled japanese denim or made of reclaimed, vintage, canvas military tents (shown above) details include hemp rope and recycled leather.  Simply click here to purchase this orGLAMic Father’s Day gift.

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Add a little oomph to any room in your home with a delightfully orGLAMic accessory from Stray Dog Designs.  I love the light yet powerful design of the Sea Rod, pictured above, and could envision a white pair of these going in my modern, stark bedroom or even in my bathroom for an unexpected touch of chic!  Handmade of paper mache from recycled materials by Hatian artisans, this item comes in sixteen low-VOC paint colors including Pumpkin Blush, Kingsport Grey and Chartreuse.  Click here to purchase a pair of these orGLAMic pieces for your home or to give as a great hostess gift!

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Eco-conscious jewelery designer Meghan Connolly Haupt captures the essence of orGLAMic beautifully with her latest collection of sustainable fine jewelry.  All the pieces in the collection are truly luxurious, while still adhering to the principles of conscious consumerism by always using the best ethically sourced diamonds, gems and reclaimed metals available.  Made of Melee diamonds and 100% reclaimed 18k gold, I am dreaming about owning the ID bracelet shown above.  It’s refined elegance would go with everything in my closet, and gold and diamond combos get me every time!  Click here to purchase this ID bracelet and here to browse the entire orGLAMic collection.

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Whether you plan on spending your summer journaling in exotic locals or still tackling your office to-do list, a book from ecosystem will make the experience all the more orGLAMic.  The company offers four varieties of equally useful books, depending on your needs: artist (blank pages), author (lined), advisor (calendar) and architect (grid).  And in addition to onyx (my fave, surprise, surprise), the sleek and modern books are available in a variety of punchy colors such as kiwi, clementine, lagoon and watermelon.  Made from 100% post-consumer recycled paper and in the US under fair-trade standards, you really can’t go wrong with any combination.  Click here to purchase your own from the orGLAMic collection.

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Stay urban-rugged and eco-conscious with a Manly Monday-worthy item by Passchal.  While the also offer colorful items made of recycled billboards, my color-phobic self gravitates towards the items made of recycled tractor inner tubes and eco-conscious leather (meaning all of  the leather used is vegetable-dyed by-product.)  Inner tubes are cleaned in an eco-friendly manner and, to date, the company has recycled over 26 tons of them.  Click here to purchase the Messenger, pictured above, or here to browse the entire orGLAMic collection including wallets and women’s accessories.

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Paired with slouchy boyfriend jeans and an equally slouchy T, these orGLAMic flats by Naya are perfect for a springtime jaunt about town.  The Stoneham gladiator-inspired t-strap sandals are eco-consciously made of chrome-free leather, nickel-free buckles, biodegradable foam cushioning, a bamboo heel and an outsole made of recycled cork.  The company’s entire collection is made with eco-friendly products whenever possible, and this design is my favorite.  Naya makes it easy to purchase a pair of these orGLAMic shoes, with items available both online and in stores nationwide.  Click here to buy online and here to find a store near you.

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Start them off young with these orGLAMic bloomers by Seven Smooches. These individually hand-crafted bloomers are all unique, one-of-kind pieces made of reclaimed oxford shirts, flour and feed sacks to preciously cover up your small one’s diapers.  But just because they are precious doesn’t mean that they aren’t practical as well – these bloomers can easily be thrown straight into the washing machine with all your other laundry.  Click here to buy a pair (or two!) just in time for your child’s summertime romps, and here to peruse the various hand-made collections, including adorable stuffed animals and baby blankets.

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This Manly Monday post features preppy-chic kicks from The People’s Shoe.  Hand-crafted in Eastern China under strictly regulated conditions, these orGLAMic sneakers come packaged in a 90% post-consumer waste reusable tote made of plastic bags collected off the streets of Bali.  In 2010 The People’s Shoe is also donating 1% of gross revenue to 1% For The Planet, and looking ahead, the company’s next line is set to incorporate elements such as organic canvas and laces, non-toxic glues, natural dyes and nickel-free eyelets.  I think the white and navy shoe pictured above are great for a laid-back, orGLAMic, summertime look, but there are several different choices available by clicking here to purchase.

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Simple has been a pioneer in mainstream footwear brands going eco.  While I’m not much of a sneakers-kind-of-gal, these baby booties are an orGLAMic treat for feet.  The Simple Weebit Booties are made of certified organic cotton, with soft, flexible soles made of washable eco-suede.  The elastics are made of recycled PET (made from recycled plastic bottles) and latex, and all glue is water-based.  Even the shoebox is made of post-consumer recycled paper, soy based printing ink, natural latex and starch based glue.  Click here for one of the most orGLAMic options for your eco-baby, and a great deal at only $24!

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Spruce up your dwellings with this modern pillow from fantastically designed Inhabit.  This multi-functional throw pillow, Seedling in Scarlet, adds a great pop of color whether it resides in your living room, bedroom or den.  It is made from 100% sustainable recycled polyester, and is again recyclable at the end of it’s life-cycle.  Handprinted and handmade in the USA with eco-friendly inks, this is just one fine example of Inhabit’s broad array of environmentally-friendly products.  Click here to purchase this orGLAMic throw pillow, and here to check out the endless modern, eco-friendly items ranging from bed linens to wall art.

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