Colorado Inspirations

Hello, my name is Brooke, and I’m a Polyvore addict.  It’s true.  I find myself clipping numerous items and finding ideas for inspiration everywhere.  At first, finding sustainable and eco-fashion companies seemed to be incredibly difficult, but now I’ve discovered lots of opportunities and I’m excited to share them with my readers.  As I continue bringing these companies to the conscience of consumers, I began to realize that just walking outside my front door brought me ideas.  Fall in Colorado brings new colors, new images, and new ideas to mind.  To see what I’ve discovered here in Denver and nearby, take a look below:

Hanging Lake Inspiration

 


Crop top
maiyet.com

Maiyet is luxury fashion brand that partners with local artisans to maintain ancient crafting techniques and promote prosperity and stability within the artisan’s community.  Maiyet has also partnered with Nest, a non-profit organization, to help train and develop artisan businesses and entrepreneurship.

High rise jeans
maiyet.com

High rise jeans
maiyet.com

Beyond skin shoes
$110 – beyondskin.co.uk

A vegan footwear line, this Brighton-based company has it’s shoes made in Alicante, Spain and has styles from sandals to heels to boots.

Engraved jewelry
noondaycollection.com

Noonday Collection assists in developing countries to provide employment, fair wages, no-interest loans, scholarship programs, emergency assistance, and long-term trade to their artisans.  Noonday Collection also hires Ambassadors to host trunk shows to sell to friends and family.

Brown earrings
shopfaire.com
Founded in 2008, Faire Collection assists artisans in Ecuador, Swaziland, and Vietnam by providing them access to international markets, no-interest loans, scholarship opportunities, and education and training programs.  CEO Amanda Judge was just awarded The Story Exchange’s “2014 Young Women to Watch” for her innovative entrepreneurship.

Chihuly Style Inspiration

 


Beyond Skin shoes
$120 – beyondskin.co.uk

Convertible purse
$320 – fashioncompassion.co.uk

Fashion ComPassion features luxury brands who have eco-friendly designs that are ethically and sustainably produced.  Interested in learning about their partnership with the United Nations World Food Program and social impact?  CLICK HERE.

Cuff bangle
noondaycollection.com

Cubed Studs, Gold
noondaycollection.com

Drape sleeve dress
deployworkshop.com
This London-based company focuses on high-end sustainable fashion with attention to tailoring and feminine styles.  Deploy Workshop was featured in BBC’s 2009 television program, “It’s Not Easy Being Green.”

Glass Maze
passportcouture.com

Faire Collection
shopfaire.com
Colorado Fall Colors

 


Dress
maiyet.com

Green dress
maiyet.com

Beyond Skin special occasion shoes
$72 – beyondskin.co.uk

Ethica, an online retailer, features companies and designers with a commitment to ethical production methods, fair wages for their employees, and responsibility to the environment.  The company’s packaging is eco-friendly and is a LEED-certified green building in New York City.

Cuff bracelet
shopfaire.com

Earrings
fifibijoux.com
Fifi Bijoux is a luxury ethical jewelry company in England and uses Fair Trade certified Gold and Eco Gold.  Visit their site to see beautiful jewelry for evening wear and engagement rings.

The Changing Aspens
passportcouture.com

Hennumi HB058 Lucy
deployworkshop.com
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