Green Movement in Clothing: Green Tee

There are many companies out there taking advantage of the green movement in clothing. One of these companies is the Green Tee Clothing Company. This company creates t-shirts from organic cotton and bamboo materials. The idea is to produce stylish t-shirts that are also environmentally friendly and help raise awareness for environmental causes.

Organic Clothing From Green Tee

Green Tee creates shirts from 100 percent organic cotton, bamboo and recycled material. It is important to note that not actually producing clothing is the most helpful thing for the environment, but people want new clothes. Organic cotton t-shirts are becoming more popular, and Green Tee saw an opportunity in that. The company strives to do the next best thing for the environment by producing clothes that are fairly green.

In addition to using organic and recycled materials in the fabric itself, Green Tee uses water-based inks, rather than dyes that use synthetic chemicals and can be harmful. The company also takes steps to make its operations as green as possible, joining the movement of some companies striving to reduce their carbon footprints. Green Tee is also a member of 1 Percent for the Planet, an organization that helps companies donate a portion of their earnings to environmental and conservation causes.

Another goal of Green Tee is to make green clothing more accessible in terms of price. The company tries to make its clothes stylish and attractive (so people will want to wear them), as well as reasonably priced (so people can afford them).

Jumping on the green movement in clothing bandwagon is common, especially for those who want to capitalize on a trend. However, few companies that make environmentally friendly clothing really try to make a difference through contributions of their earnings and putting into practice other principles. Green Tee is a company that is trying to make the green clothing more than fad; the goal is to make environmentally friendly clothing part of a lifestyle.

Shoe Encyclopedia: Lifts, Molding and Cordovan

By now you’d think the shoe encyclopedia would be running out of words and phrases. Worry not, my shoe-savvy friends. There are still plenty more shoe terms to fill up your shoe-thirsty mind. In the last lesson, you learned about static dissipating footwear, a moisture-control compound called Dri-Lex, vegetarian shoes and Jodhpur boots that were made for equestrian activities. This lesson will teach you about the lift you get when wearing your favorite skimmers. It will also teach you about a special process in creating shoe soles, a type of leather derived from horses and a thin lining created for warmth.


When creating a heel for lifting a shoe, there are several layers of leather or leather-board used. A lift is one of those various layers. A lift can be used in many types of shoes, including skimmers, wedge boots, cowboy boots, and many more styles and types. A lift can be contained in both men’s and women’s shoe styles.

Injection Molded Construction

This term sounds like it may have something to do with building a house. However, the facts are quite the contrary. This type of construction is instead related to shoes. Injection molded construction is one process for making shoe soles. In this process, melted PVC (or another similar compound) is injected into the sole mold. This method is most often used during mass shoe production.


No, this is not some new type of gas-saving van everyone will soon be taking over the roads with. Although, inventing one of those may not be such a bad idea. Back to the shoes, cordovan is actually leather derived from the rear side of horses. When this type of leather goes through tannage, it turns into a black cherry color. Cordovan is used both to describe this type of leather, as well as to describe the color.


Minktex is a type of lining. The lining is lightweight, but allows for
comfort and warmth, due to an open cell foam rubber that it backs.
Minktex can be featured in boots or other footwear and can be part of a removable lining.Minktex is a type of lining. The lining is lightweight, but allows for comfort and warmth, due to an open cell foam rubber that it backs. Minktex can be featured in boots or other footwear and can be part of a removable lining.

Best Surfing in the World: Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara, California has long been known for having the best surfing in the world. This fact remains so today. Surfing is as much a part of the Santa Barbara culture today as it has been for years with the only differences in today’s surfers being an edgier generation.

Rincon Point is known as one of the best surfing spots in the area. Located just 15 minutes from Santa Barbara, Rincon Point is not only one of the top places to surf in the world, but also one of the most famous. During the fall, the surfers excited about the first swells head towards Santa Barbara ready to take on the waves. For those surfers new to Rincon Point that are headed that way for fall surfing, Rincon Point is located right off Highway 101 at Bates Road. Parking is decent and locals are friendly.

California water is not typically warm, yet at Rincon Point surfers can expect water temperatures of approximately 65 degrees. The waves are great for riding and offer a pretty decent ride as the weather moves from summer to autumn in the Santa Barbara region with the changing temperatures of the north Pacific Ocean. Though winter is the best time to surf in Santa Barbara, fall is the next best option. Surfers can expect an average water swell height of anywhere from 6 to 7 feet with a good wave, depending on the surf location. The average air temperature in the Santa Barbara coastal area is generally around 67 degrees.

There is a wide array of surf shops should surfers forget some of their gear including; basic surf apparel, boards, wet suits, wet dry bags, shoes and even rental equipment. Santa Barbara surf shops are also cordial and freely give advice as to alternate spots to surf.

Santa Barbara is also a great place for surf school with one of the top schools being Santa Barbara Seals Surfing School. Accredited by Surfing USA, the Santa Barbara Seals Surfing School offers surf camp and after school programs, in addition to offering structured surf lessons.



Ah, the pump/stiletto, like a fine wine from an exceptional vintage, is a must-have accessory for every well-dressed woman’s wardrobe. We here at couture rank it up high amongst the LBD (little black dress), the Chanel quilted handbag, the pencil skirt and the Hermes scarf. Our picks are: Michael Kors Azurette , Kate Spade Kelley , Charles by Charles David Agatha and Miss Sixty Rachel .

Kids' Content Team and Mr. T

At the end of last week everyone on the Kids Content Team left the office like normal, but Monday when we arrived we had a most interesting surprise waiting for us… Mr. T!

Well, not the real one, but cleverly drawn pictures of him. They were everywhere! They were taped to desks and hanging off name tags… it was madness! All of the pictures depicted Mr. T doing things across the country, like eating Maine lobster or visiting his oil derrick in Texas. I don’t know how all these Mr. T’s got here, but I don’t know how we ever lived without him now. So, I’ll leave you with the words of my personal hero: “I pity the fool who don’t love these amber waves of grain and purple mountain majesties!”

Way to go Mr. T, I couldn’t have said it better myself.

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My Mythology - Scott J: Fashion Buyer

My Mythology – Creating our own living legacy at Zappos.

One of the joys about working at Zappos is the freedom to be ourselves through our own personal style. Style shouts! Individuals identify themselves through their personal style. Taking the chaos out of the closet and using clothing as a celebration to create personal mythology or legend is something I have been fascinated by.

What is someone trying to say through their style?

Join me in the discovery. Each week I will take an employee from Zappos and find out their personal psychology through their favorite outfits.

Today we study the mythology of Scott Julian, Fashion Buyer at
Scott is sporting super cool Gucci sneakers and a wide variety of silver jewelry that includes stylish brand names like “ King Baby “!

How would you define your look?
That’s tough? I’d say casual with accessory excess!

What inspires your style?

Punk and Hip Hop …European Youth.

Who is your favorite designer?

Neil Barrett.

What fashion item would you never leave the house without?

A good pair of flashy socks!

Who are your fashion/style icons?

+ George Esquivel and Alexander Mcqueen .+

What are your favorite labels?

+ Diesel , Neil Barrett, and Gucci.+

How would you define your mythology that you portray through your style?

+Good shoes, nice jeans, and a crisp shirt + 5 lbs of man jewelry and I’m out the door+

What is your favorite decade for style?


What is your favorite fabric?

I don’t have one…

Chrome Hearts or King Baby?

+ King Baby !+

What is your favorite color?

Black and white.

What item do you allow yourself to splurge on?

Sneakers and jewelry.

Vivienne Westwood or Alexander McQueen ?

+ Alexander McQueen .+

Silver or Gold?

Black tie, bow tie, skinny tie or bolo tie?

Bow tie for sure

Which bag?

+ Hugo Boss +


Dior Homme

Skateboarding or rollerblading?

Dang!..Was hoping this wouldn’t come up… I can’t lie, I’m a rollerblader!

What are your fashion rules?

Your outfit should be conversational.

Man bags or man jewelry?


Would set foot in a thrift store?

No …Not patient enough.

What is the most you’ve ever spent on fashion and for what item?

500+ for a pair of Alejandro Ingelmo sneaks.

Amazing Lunch!

If you’ve never seen free, delicious food, this is what it looks like.

Celebrity Gossip: Tattoos, Sweet Sixteen, And of Course Paris

This really shouldn’t be that big of a surprise for anyone. Angelina Jolie has added two more tattoos to her body. She has added the longitude and latitude of where here twins, Knox and Vivienne were born in Nice, France. Angelina already has the coordinates of her other children, and where they were born, on her arm. She has just added the next two down the list on her arm. At the rate she is going, by the time she is done having or adopting children, her whole arm is going to be inked with locations.

Miley Cyrus shut down Disneyland this past weekend to celebrate her sweet 16. This included more than 5,000 guests, many of them paid $250, to celebrate her 16th birthday with her. Although, her birthday is not until November 23, she decided to celebrate it a little early. Some of the guest included, her boyfriend Justin Gaston, Demi Lovato, Jennie Garth, Steve Carrel, Tyra Banks, Cindy Crawford and Jennifer Love Hewitt. Cyrus performed 4 songs, while her father, Billy Ray Cyrus sung his hit “Achy Breaky Heart.” Now, how is she going to top this party when she gets married?

You can’t get more ironic than this: Paris Hilton told “People” magazine that she wanted children, while sipping a cocktail at Pure Nightclub in Las Vegas. Does she realize that once she gets pregnant and has children, there will be no more cocktails at clubs? Paris stated that she wanted children in “maybe a year or two.” I have a feeling that Paris just wants children because it is the trendy thing in Hollywood right now, and her friend, Nicole Richie, has a baby. What she probably doesn’t realize is how much a responsibility a baby is. Of course, I’m sure she will have plenty of nannies watching the kids while she goes out and parties. That’s all we need in this world, more people like Paris Hilton.