You don’t have to be Irish to partake in all the St. Patrick’s Day celebrations. It is, if anything, a great opportunity to don one of spring’s must-have colors from head to toe!
Although traditional Kelly Green is often the shade of choice during this holiday, don’t be afraid to wear other variations of green like pastel green or neon green. Either way, this color is quintessentially spring and brimming with freshness.
Who knows, green just might be your lucky color! Check out some of our picks below:
This day in age, it seems like everywhere you turn, tons of companies are churning out eco-friendly products. Sprout Watches is a different kind of company. Their simple mission is to create the most eco-friendlywatches possible. Sprout doesn’t claim to be the “greenest” company out there, however, they do combine their over 50 years of technical expertise with environmental awareness. Sprout is a company that is truly passionate about always seeking to be kinder to the environment.
Sprout watches utilize corn resin as a biodegradable, renewable alternative to plastic. They also use organic cotton in their woven fabric straps. Rather than synthetic plexiglass, Sprout uses mineral crystal on the face of each watch. The technology behind each Sprout Watch is also more eco-friendly by way of mercury-free batteries. Even the packaging is made from at least 80% recycled fibers, which is also recyclable.
Giving you an eco-friendly choice when it comes to watches is a mission that Sprout has whole-heartedly embraced. It’s a watch brand you can feel good about with its fun, colorful styles, eco-friendly materials and easy-going personality.
With shovels in hand, Pierre-André Senizergues (CEO and owner of etnies), Alfredo Acosta Blanco of the Maleku, Roberta Ward Smiley (co-founder of La Reserva) and etnies' pro riders Ryan Sheckler, Kyle Leeper, Chris Del Moro, CJ Kanuha and Benji Weatherly, planted these first trees in what will become the etnies Rainforest on the Maleku reserve.
"The name “etnies” comes from the word tribe. For etnies to have the opportunity to unite with the passionate people of the Maleku tribe and La Reserva on this very important reforestation project is one of my proudest moments in etnies' 25 year history," said Pierre-AndréSenizergues.
With all the ongoing support behind the Buy a Shoe, Plant a Tree Project, etnies is on track to planting over 35,000 trees beyond this first tree-planting ceremony. You can still do your part by purchasing a pair (or a few!) of the eco-friendly etnies Jameson 2 sneakers. Remember, for every pair sold, etnies will plant one tree, that’s one more tree to help towards rebuilding the ravaged rainforest community of the Maleku tribe of Costa Rica. Now, that’s what we call a win-win situation!
With deep roots in rock climbing and yoga, prAna designs performance and lifestyle apparel and accessories for men and women. prAna is truly unique in its ability to blend purposeful fabrics and features with contemporary style, creating a genuine versatility that has forever been the signature of prAna design.
At prAna, fit and performance are of utmost importance. Their designs are not only easy-to-wear, but built to fit real people. The Amaya Top is an active top that will keep up with you, no matter how far you go. Guided by nature since the very beginning, prAna is able to draw from nature’s endless amounts of inspiration to make clothing that may be well worn and lived in. Available in three colors, the Amaya Top channels the elements with vibrant hues and earthy tones.
Always looking for new ways to incorporate sustainable materials and practices into their product lines, prAna continues to work on reducing their impact on soils, water supplies and other natural resources. As part of the Organic Trade Association, prAna continues to increase their use of organic cotton, in addition to using other natural fibers and innovative recycled/upcycled materials.
One may seem like a small lonely number, but when one brand (etnies), teams up with one tribe (the Maleku), and one foundation (La Reserva) in Costa Rica, a country committed to sustainability, the results can be incredible! To celebrate etnies’ 25 year anniversary, etnies owner and CEO, Pierre-Andre Senizergues has decided to look toward the future. There’s no better way to celebrate the future than by planting a rainforest in Costa Rica through etnies’ new Buy a Shoe, Plant a Tree project. For every pair of Jameson 2 Eco shoes sold, etnies will plant one tree in what will become the new rainforest.
etnies is on track to plant at least 35,000 trees on the Maleku reserve in northern Costa Rica this year. The Maleku are an indigenous tribe with a way of life that revolves around the forest, and they are rightfully known as the guardians of the forest. For more than 150 years, the Maleku have had to fight for their trees that were depleted due to cattle farming and a horrible rubber-tree war, which led to a massacre, and nearly wiped out their tribe. The United Nations has sanctioned their land as a biological corridor to be restored and the international organization has officially marked 2011 as the “Year of the Forest” globally. The Maleku just need help obtaining the trees to reach their goal of reforesting the lands they live off of.
That’s where your help comes in – anyone who buys a pair of etniesJameson 2 Eco shoes will help reforest Costa Rica one tree at a time. Together with La Reserva Forest Foundation and etnies’ “Buy a Shoe, Plant a Tree” program, the Maleku are helping to replenish the reserve with the trees that once maintained this community. La Reserva Forest Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to the recovery and preservation of indigenous tropical rainforests in Costa Rica. This will also help Costa Rica in reaching its goal of becoming the first carbon neutral country by 2021, a pledge paralleled by Pierre-Andre Senizergues who set the goal several years ago for etnies to be carbon neutral by 2020.
Check out this video to learn more about the etnies Buy a Shoe, Plant a Tree project:
Matt & Nat products made a choice to never use animal by-products and are true leaders in the environmental movement. This brand not only has a passion for fashion, but they show true compassion for our environment. roughly 21 plastic bottles to recycle in order to make inner linings.
Protect your laptop in a totally animal-friendly laptop case from Matt & Nat. The Matt & Nat LCD Nappa is stylish, fun and furry-friend-friendly. Made of synthetic leather and a touch of vintage appeal, this studded case is 14 3/4" wide x 1 1/4" deep x 11 1/2" high. Another ideal option is the Matt & Nat Mantra. The Mantra is made with beautiful vegan leather and is available in grey and blue for all tastes. Roughly 21 plastic bottles are recycled in order to make Matt & Nat’s inner linings and you’ll love how soft the lining is.
Matt & Nat is continuously working with a fabulous team towards their goal of fashionable, beautiful, and eco-friendly products. They have designed and introduced additional collections not just for women, but also for men. These styles are perfect for any season and also introduce new vegan leather materials. There's nothing more beautiful than being eco-friendly, and Matt & Nat is more than just vegan.
Jetboil cooking systems are manufactured in the shadow of New Hampshire’s White Mountains, home of the most extreme weather in the world. Jetboil is proud of their work and is dedicated to simplifying and personalizing the field of mobile cooking. It started with a simple but powerful idea. Frustrated with heavy vacuum bottles and clunky stoves, Jetboil founders Dwight Aspinwall and Perry Dowst set out to make outdoor cooking easier and more efficient.
The Jetboil Flash™ CrunchIt is changing the mobile cooking game for the greener. Enjoy butane canister convenience without creating landfill waste, thanks to Jetboil's CrunchIt™ Butane Canister Recycling Tool. Safe, fool-proof, and compliant with recycling standards, CrunchIt™ punctures Jetboil Jetpower (and certain other) butane fuel canisters, rendering them recycling bin ready and headed for re-melt and reformation. Check out the video below on how it works and make sure you stop by the Outdoor Shop on Zappos.com before your next excursion: