From Vegan Sandals to Recycled Clothing

 - Jun 8, 2009   Updated: Apr 14 2011
Eco-chic is the way to go with the latest fashions. As the world becomes more environmentally friendly, so too are wardrobes.

Designers are finding continuously innovative ways to go green. Check out the slide show, which features everything from eco-friendly jewelry, to chemical-free cosmetics, and biodegradable footwear.

Implications - The rise of environmentalism has inspired fashion consumers to look for items that contain organic, sustainable or recycled materials. Vegan or biodegradable shoes and dresses made of recycled T-shirts are just some of the manifestations of this phenomenon. Companies can take advantage of this opportunity by embracing environmentally safe manufacturing processes and using sustainable or renewable materials such as cork and bamboo.