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Fresh Picks: Earth Week Eco-Friendly Products

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With Earth Day being tomorrow and this entire week devoted to Earth Week, we think it’s important to remember that although there’s a specific week, day, and even hour dedicated to Mother Earth, we really ought to be celebrating our planet on a daily basis.

In honor of Earth Week, we thought we’d shine the spotlight (an eco-friendly compact fluorescent lightbulb spotlight, of course!) on some of our favorite earth-friendly products. They not only look good, they make you feel good about doing your part in supporting more eco-friendly manufacturing practices and materials.  

1.       Matt & Nat Stardust Elm tote

2.       Patagonia Men’s Live Simply™ Guitar T-Shirt

3.       Keen Coronado sneakers

4.       Simple Flipee Eco-Friendly Certified Nubuck

5.       Marmot Women’s Mandala Tee

6.       Horny Toad Cliff Shorts

7.       Simple Carport- Elastic sneakers

8.       NVEY Eco Cosmetics Advanced Care Lip Color

What little things do you do regularly to be kinder to the planet? Got any earth-friendly tips? Leave a comment below!

To check out even more eco-friendly clothes, shoes, beauty and accessories, go to the Zappos Eco-Friendly page.

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Surf, Sand And Patagonia

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Every surf and beach enthusiast knows the value of quality swimwear. Patagonia, a company that’s passionate about both the great outdoors and innovative technology, has certainly reflected that in their line of men’s and women’s swimwear.

Patagonia was started by a band of climbers and surfers who share the passion of doing what they love most, spending as much one-on-one time with Mother Nature as possible. They’ve channeled that same passion towards their design approach for their clothing, gear and swimwear. The result is a brand that’s synonymous with quality, top performance and sincere reverence for the environment.

Patagonia swimwear consists of men’s board shorts and women’s bikini separates and one-piece swimsuits. From basic solids to bright prints, each Patagonia swimwear piece is constructed with durable fabrics that can withstand the more active beachgoer.

Check out this great swimwear collection for yourself this summer, and of course, don’t forget the sunscreen!

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Bask In Comfort With Patagonia Bandha Tie Boots From Patagonia

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Finding the ideal transitional boot for Spring is easy when you turn to Patagonia. The Patagonia Bandha Tie boot is super comfy and cozy due to its comfortable lining made of ½-inch faux shearling. The latex footbed with glove-like pigskin lining and Italian leather outsole make the Bandha the ideal boot for the transition. Patagonia's design approach to every product, from technical shells for snow and ice, to moisture-wicking underclothes, to everyday clothes, demonstrates a functional bias toward simplicity and utility. Quality is impeccable, and the guarantee lifelong.

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Patagonia Keeps The Kids Playing Rain, Snow Or Shine

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Remember going outside as a child after it snowed and the fun you would have making snowmen, building snow forts and throwing snowballs? The creative minds at Patagonia have changed playing in the snow forever with clothing that keeps your kids so warm, they won’t need to warm up with hot chocolate afterwards.

Perfect for the slopes and beyond, the Patagonia Kids Girl’s Sidewall Jacket is a durable 2-layer shell with H2No® waterproof and breathable barrier and Deluge® DWR (durable water repellent). The lightweight and compressible insulation is water and wind resistant, while the removable hood is drawstring adjustable to help keep the snow out. The articulated arms improve mobility and feature "grow-fit" sleeves, adding two inches in length.

Fight the cold bug with the Patagonia Kids Kids' Woolly Hat. This super cute beanie will keep your little one’s head and ears warm this season with style. The soft wool inside and out and fun pom pom on top make the Woolly Hat a must-have accessory for playing outside this Winter. Don’t forget the gloves. The Patagonia Kids Synch Gloves are 100% polyester double-faced fleece that is very soft with tons of grip – great for throwing snowballs at big brothers.

Patagonia’s knowledge of the outdoors is unmatched. Send your kids outside with the confidence of Patagonia’s protection from the elements. Snow doesn’t have to keep you inside. Go play and have fun with the family.

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Patagonia Addie Series Combines Technical and Fashionable

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If you are going to turn to boots this year, why not turn to a company that is known for leading the industry in outdoor technology? Patagonia’s Addie line will keep you looking modern and give you peace of mind because Patagonia leads the way with their innovative fabrics and technologies. Quality and performance are top priority with Patagonia. With every garment made by them comes reassurance that it will not only be long lasting, but strong as well.

Do dinner and a movie with the eco-friendly and stylish Addie boot by Patagonia. The full-grain suede/nubuck leather boot has a 100% recycled welt for added durability and comfort. The 70% recycled polyurethane footbed with pigskin lining provides support and comfort. Fashionable and functional, the Addie ruffle by Patagonia is the durable western-style leather boot you have been looked for. This bootie has Patagonia air cushion technology in the heel for comfort with a 70% natural hevea latex outsole and heel cover to add cushioning and durability. If boots aren’t your bag and you are looking for ideal clogs, it’s time to fall in love with the whimsical styling of the Addie Clog.  Enjoy the glove-like glove-like pigskin lining for added comfort and durability. Patagonia knows the outdoors. Put your feet into footwear from the Addie line of Patagonia products this cold season. You won’t want to take them off.

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Jeremy Collins Brings Footwear to Life

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Jeremy Collins has traveled the world as an artist and an avid climber. It’s no wonder he has been commissioned by Evolv to design their 2011 campaign. Collins brought each shoe to life with hybrid insects that feature Evolv products as the body of beetles and butterflies. If you want to learn more about Jeremy Collings, check out his new book INTUIT1ON that shares ten years of his climbing inspired art– via his studio, maps, magazine illustration, and climbing themed cartoons with essays from John Long, Christian Beckwith, Duane Raleigh, Matt Samet, Jonny Copp, Alison Osius, Dean Potter, Steph Davis, Marshall Mckinney and Tim Keel. You can view most of his work and stay up to date with his travels at His most recent film (sponsored by Patagonia) Border Country is a true work of art that demonstrates Collins’ affinity for friendship and passion for nature. For your viewing pleasure, we present Border Country by Jeremy Collins:

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Patagonia is a Runner’s Best Friend

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Traveling the globe in search of the best materials for their clothing and gear, Patagonia leads the way with their innovative fabrics and technologies. Quality and performance are top priority with Patagonia. With every garment made by them comes reassurance that it will not only be long lasting, but strong as well.

Patagonia will keep you dry from head-to-toe through any run. The running man in your life will love the Patagonia Men’s R1 Pullover, a lightweight and breathable pullover with Regulator® R1 grid fleece insulation that wicks away moisture, and dries quickly. Pair the R1 with a pair of Patagonia Release trail running shoes, a breathable, dynamic shoe that can withstand the toughest terrains. The Injection Molded TPU InStep support arms secure the heel in place while the vibram outsole keeps feet dry.

For the ladies, the lightweight and versatile Capilene® 3 provides insulation you can count on without the bulk. The Polartec® Power Dry fabric wicks away moisture and dries quickly while the Gladiodor® odor control keeps funky smells from settling into the fabric. The Patagonia Release GORE-TEX® is constructed with a breathable GORE-TEX® Extended Comfort Fabric lining, making it the perfect waterproof trail runner.

Patagonia's love of wild and beautiful places demands participation in the fight to save them and to help reverse the steep decline in the overall environmental health of the planet. They use organic cotton; most polyester is recycled. They give moral support - and 1% of sales, $25 million to date - to hundreds of grassroots environmental groups in the U.S., Europe and Japan. Outfit your next run with Patagonia from our running shop on

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Protect Yourself With UPF Technology

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Before you embark on your next hike, make sure you are protecting yourself from the sun with Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) clothing. Of course wearing any garment will shield your body from the sun, but UV rays can still effect people who spend time at high elevations or fair-skinned people. Luckily, the world’s leading outdoor brands such as Patagonia, Columbia and The North Face are using UPF materials to disrupt UV radiation in style.

The Patagonia Sun Shelter Shirt is a lovely lightweight garment that features 40+ UPF protection using 57% all-recycled polyester. From belted sleeves to a mandarin collar, the Sun Shelter is the perfect way to stay safe and look stylish during the sunny months. If you prefer short sleeves, the Sol Patrol Shirt offers 30+ UPF protection with durable ripstop fabric and adorable princess seams to complement your summer look.

Perhaps you like to get out and run while the weather is perfect. The Columbia Silver Ridge Short-Sleeve Crew utilizes Omni-Shade UPF 30 sun protection along with their patented Omni-Dry and Omni-Freeze technologies to keep you cool and dry. Pair it together with the North Face Men's Paramount Peak Convertible Pant and you’ll be able to tackle any situation with ultimate protection from the sun. These pants can be converted to shirts with the ease of a zipper. The midweight abrasion-resistant nylon fabric with a DWR finish and a UPF 30 while granting full range of motion for all outdoor activities. is proud to offer a wide selection of UPF clothing so you can still be your active self, even in the summer months.