How to Be an Eco-Friendly Fashionista

Just because you decide to handle your wardrobe in a more environmentally friendly way doesn't mean you have to give up being a fashionista. In fact, going green is the hottest trend around. You can be kinder to the Earth just by making a few thoughtful choices when shopping for, caring for or discarding clothing.

Holistic means whole or oneness. Whether you are looking at your health, your wardrobe, or your life in general, when you look at it as one big pie. When you see life as holistic, then all the magic pieces starting falling into place: work, love, play. I don't know about you, but when you're living the dream and doing it with major style, life becomes pretty kick-ass.

One of the hottest trends where custom tote bags are concerned is eco-friendly tote bags.There are many benefits to eco-friendly custom tote bags. The fact that they are re-usable is not only beneficial to individuals but also the environment. The amount of plastic bags produced annually is much more compared to the amount that is recycled. The production of plastic bags is already harmful to the environment as they emit toxic chemicals so the more is produced, the more pollution occurs.

A tradition practiced by Italian artisans dating back to the 19th century, vegetable tanning uses only natural vegetable extracts from chestnuts and Argentinean quebracho trees. This results in environmentally friendly handbags constructed with long-lasting leather.

Many celebrities and nouveau designers have embraced this 'green' movement and have started to roll out new fashion lines that use only organic materials and efficient manufacturing processes. Stella Mcartney has created a new line with the goal of making eco friendly clothing more fashionable and fun. Stella is a perfect example of this new trend in the fashion and beauty industries towards more environmentally friendly products.

When you do need to purchase a new item of clothing, choose something that will last for years- not just in terms of durability, but timelessness in style. A classic dress made with inorganic cotton that you keep for 20 years is a lot more eco-friendly than a trendy one made with organic hemp that you only wear for one season.