Ethical Fashion Academy NYC Eco Tour – Eco Living

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Ethical Fashion Academy NYC Eco Tour – Eco Living

 

I’m introducing stores with Sustainable design concept in NYC as a Personal Style Consultant (only Japanese page available at this moment), but this time, I joined Ethical Fashion Academy NYC Eco Tour as a guest!

Ethical Fashion Academy‘s founder and NYC Eco Tour guide Francisca is a creative director of BHAVA, vegan and eco friendly shoes brand. After I got a ticket for this tour, I met Nathalia at Slow Fashion book event in NYC . I was surprised when I found out that she’s an assistant guide of this tour!  Nathalia is writing about ecological and sustainable living on her blog Maria Loves Green.

 

EILEEN FISHER

We first went to EILEEN FISHER SoHo store. It’s still fresh in our mind that EILEEN FISHER had a Pop-up store of limited edition “Remade in the USA” .

 

Eileen Fisher Soho store photo by EFA

Photo by EFA

Eileen Fisher Soho store Hand dyed scarf photo by EFA

Photo by EFA

 

Each garment has a tag with details about how it’s made. I saw few products made with Japanese traditional dying technique Shibori. It was so nice to find Japanese hand dye here in New York!

 

Eileen Fisher Soho store Shibori Scarf

Eileen Fisher Soho store Made in USA

 

I found some quotes about truths of fashion all around the store. It was nice to know the story behind the clothing I like while I’m shopping at the store.

 

Eileen Fisher Soho store Quote

 

COCO-MAT

Next, we visited COCO-MAT, SoHo store.

 

coco-mat store photo by EFA

photo by EFA

 

COCO-MAT’s beds and mattresses are made by 100% Natural Fibers from Greek and Europe, where the main office is.

They are using unique natural fibers such as Coconut fiber, Seaweed, Cactus, and more!

 

coco-mat guest talk photo by EFA

photo by EFA

Ethical Fashion Academy NYC Eco Tour coco-mat photo by EFA

photo by EFA

coco-mat material photo by EFA

photo by EFA

 

We were able to touch and feel the materials at the COCO-MAT SoHo store!

 

coco-mat soho material

coco-mat soho material close look

coco-mat soho bed

 

I’m introducing mostly sustainable design clothing and accessories, so this was something new for me.

Secret of beauty is a good sleep. If you sleep on a thoughtfully made bed, I believe you can have a better beauty sleep!

 

Alternative Apparel

After we left, we visited Alternative Apparel.

Alternative Apparel has everyday basics made with organic & recycled fabric for men & women. On their website, you can find out more about their story.

Alternative soho accessories

At the SoHo store, Kenyan made Accessories also caught my eyes.

 

Eco Tour by Ethical Fashion Academy continues to the next blog. Next part will be about Green Beauty!