LA Times - Eco-friendly AND stylish fashions

Los Angeles Times - April 2009

Trove, Leroy & Perry, Banana Republic, Dragon Alliance, Salvatore Ferragamo, Hey Lola, Alex Woo, Stella McCartney, LNA, Eugenia Kim and Levi's prove that green fashion can look good, too. The cliche about "green clothing" is that it's one step removed from a burlap sack with armholes and a felt appliqué of a peace sign or a tree. There is a lot of that genre out there -- especially T-shirts that make their "green" statement by literally being green or brown and splashing a "recycle" icon across the front. But every day there are more stylish and subtle approaches. We've rounded up a sampling of apparel and accessory lines that not only aspire to give back to the Earth or community, but also actually look good while doing it. -- Melissa Magsaysay The chain store Alex Woo Sweni Collection: Inspired by the landscape of Africa, Alex Woo has created a small collection of pendants, earrings and bracelets that have a swirling, horn-like design. Ten percent of profits from the line go to the African Wildlife Foundation. SILVERY SMOOTH [Photo]: Banana Republic Heritage runway pleat dress; Alex Woo Sweni chunky horn bangle in sterling silver and large horn pendant in sterling silver. (Spencer Weiner / Los Angeles Times)

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