Don’t have a special someone to shower with gifts today? Why not show yourself and the planet a little love by treating yourself to an eco-friendly gift? Uncovet has curated a lovely collection of heart-felt gifts at heart stopping prices. So, go ahead and indulge. You (and the planet) deserve it!
We at ecopeek are big fans of pre-owned merchandise…especially designer handbags. Why pay top dollar for a new handbag you will only use for a season (or two)? So, when we find a great event on gently used luxury handbags, we take notice! ebay has a fabulous auction event for the next 4 days offering must-have designer bags that have already taken a tip around the block, making them the most eco-friendly handbags available. Balenciaga, Bottega Veneta, and Prada are just a few of the designers you can nab. Hurry…the event ends Monday, January 28, 8AM PT!
Have a holiday bash to attend or want to look your prettiest for someone special on New Year’s Eve? Here is a selection of all natural beauty picks that will give you that long lasting, natural glow to take you through the holiday festivities and beyond. Organic and non-toxic ingredients won’t irritate, but leave you feeling fresh, revived and healthy. You don’t have to expose yourself to toxic ingredients in the name of beauty!
1. Rich Hippie Perfume – Fragrances from extracts of organic and wildcrafted plants and flowers, preservative free and phthalate free, in the most luscious fragrances imaginable. Our pick…Foxy Lady!
2. Au Naturale Lipstick – Lustrous conditioning lipsticks are rich in pure mineral pigment with a nourishing formula that is free of lead, bismuth oxychloride, carmine and nano-particles. Our pick…Primrose.
3. Silky Nail Polish- 5-free, non-toxic, hypo-allergenic, pregnancy-safe, and cruelty free in a range of colors for every occasion or mood. And, if that isn’t enough, bottles and kits are completely recyclable and everything is made in the USA. Our pick…J’aime Jacquard.
4. Mineralogie Socialite Eye Kit – Pressed mineral eye shadow delivers long-lasting color for a sinfully sexy look. Each provides minerals like zinc and vitamin E that nourishes your skin and SPF 26 that protects it. Our pick…Eyeshadow Quad in Metallic, Black Velvet, Glam and Mime.
5. Soapwhip All-Purpose Skin Scrubs – This rejuvenating skin cleanser buffs away dead and dry skin with a creamy cascade of volcanic ash and raw plant butters, leaving your skin with a gorgeous after-glow. For both face and body, there are no parabens, phthalates, detergents or preservatives. Our pick…Lemongrass.
6. ENHANCEMENTS Mineral Peptides – Achieve healthy, clear, foundation-free skin with light deflecting minerals that evens skin tone and reduces redness while protecting you from the sun. Peptides offer both immediate and long-term skin-enhancing benefits. Our pick…Medium Shade.
7. Whitening Lightning Teeth Whitener – An all natural botanical solution to teeth whitening. Sensitive teeth? No worries! Most importantly, all of their products are cruelty free and are never tested on animals. Our pick…ZERO White Whitening Pen.
The weather is becoming more brisk as we head into December. Wrapping yourself in a cozy blanket to ward off the nip, with a warm drink in hand, is pure bliss this time of year. Natural fibers that feel luxurious against your skin is a must! Don’t have the perfect throw to get that ‘oh so’ comfy feeling that is so nicely depicted in the photo below? Let ecopeek come to the rescue! Consider these eco-friendly options, in soothing earth tones made with sustainable materials, to bundle up with for yourself, or for that special someone on your shopping list.
From Left to Right:
Damask Motif in Seafoam and Chocolate – 100% Merino wool
Geometric Woven Pattern – 100% natural Alpaca fiber, no dyes
Eco Vine – Recycled cotton blend, sweatshop free
Box Weave - 100% viscose from bamboo
Striped – Wool blankets made from sheep sourced and woven in Canada
Greek Key Pattern – 80% recycled cotton
Tea Leaf Pattern – 74% recycled cotton, made in the USA
‘Own What’s Good’ is their slogan, and we must say that Ethical Ocean’s roundup of eco-conscious sellers for their Black Friday through Cyber Monday sale event is better than good, offering up to 60% off. You’re bound to find a meaningful gift that gives back, at a great price. The deals are effective today through Monday, November 26, so shop to your hearts content!
We wanted to share this additional deal we discovered from JPSelects.com, up to 80% off! Their team has curated a selection of sustainable jewelry, fashion and beauty products, along with some earth-friendly gadgets, and slashed prices, so you can shop guilt free this weekend. All sale prices are good through Monday November 26 at midnight. Enjoy and Happy Thanksgiving!
The long Thanksgiving weekend kicks off the beginning of the holiday shopping frenzy with Black Friday, and the frenzy continues until we have carefully considered everyone on our holiday shopping list. The best deals are often available the days immediately following Thanksgiving, so we are highlighting some eco-conscious retailers that are not only offering spectacular deals during Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but make finding that perfect eco-gift for even your pickiest ‘econista’ a breeze. Sit back and relax by simply clicking on the retailer logo below to take advantage of these deals, all from the comfort of your own home (no long lines, no carbon emissions from your car, no expensive gas, etc.) so that you can feel especially good about your purchases this season.
Up to 40% off on select jewelry, clothing and accessories now through November 26th.
Save 25% on vegan shoes with coupon code BFCM2012 November 23rd through November 26th.
Enjoy complimentary shipping with coupon code AHAJOY on chic and sustainable high-design objects now through November 26th.
50% off 25 daily featured gifts for 25 days, all with green living in mind.
Green Beauty Gift Guide, all at great prices for your most glamorous friends.
ebay Green has low prices everyday, and offers an abundance of one-of-a-kind, sustainable gift ideas you may not have previously considered.
Receive 50% off EcoTools Black Friday Recovery Kit by entering BLACKFRIDAY at checkout. Hopefully, you won’t need this yourself!
Plum, magenta or violet, they are all wonderful shades of what we commonly call ‘purple’. This deep, rich color is making its way into our wardrobe this Fall and we can’t think of a better way to showcase your fashion-forwardness than with a great pair of shoes. What a statement they will make paired with a silver-grey or soft taupe outfit. With so many styles to choose from, our featured purple picks make up some of the best eco-chic brands in the shoe market today, with comfort, quality craftsmanship and environmental support as their hallmarks.
Left to right:
<Patagonia Ballet Flats> <Fluevog Pumps>
<Naya Jada Mary Janes> <Dansko Clogs>
<ECCO Ankle Boots> <El Naturalista Boots>
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Today is the big day…finally! As we are busy tallying votes and keeping tabs on those important swing states, it’s clear that it is a tight race and the outcome is hard to predict. The bottom line…some of us will be celebrating this evening and some of us won’t! For those in the celebratory mood that would like to display their patriotic side, we’ve selected some fun, American flag inspired picks from Etsy. Despite the outcome, what’s important to remember is these custom printed, handmade and up-cycled creations from artisan shops on Etsy are what America is best known for and unites us all – thriving entrepreneurship.
Left to right:
<scarf> <t-shirt> <bracelet>
<hair bows> <shorts> <iPhone case>
<scrabble tile necklace> <coasters> <converse sneakers>
Hurricane Sandy has got us thinking about disaster preparedness. Obviously, food and water are at the top of the list. Depending on the severity of the disaster, you may be required to stay home for several days. More than likely, you will be tapping into the canned goods that have been collecting dust on your pantry shelves, so make sure you have a manual can opener, not an electric one! A clean and safe way to store large quantities of drinking water is crucial. And when it comes to a power source, we often think of alkaline batteries as the go-to when we are without electricity, but there are plenty of great solar options that last longer than batteries and only require a little day light to keep going. Our eco-friendly disaster preparedness picks are clearly not an exhaustive list, but will certainly make your days without access to all the conveniences we are used to much more pleasant.
From left to right:
d.light Solar LED Lantern – Solar Lantern with high-efficiency integrated polycrystalline solar panel with Smart LED indicator for solar charge intensity.
Ambient Weather Emergency Solar Digital Radio – Not only is this a solar powered weather radio, but a flashlight and cell phone charger! This all-in-one gizmo will meet many of your needs during an emergency.
Beeswax Candles -Long lasting, environmentally friendly beeswax candles, each lasting up to 15 hours, release a wonderful honey aroma and offer much needed light.
Solar iPhone Case – This solar case charges your phone whenever you’re in direct sunlight and ensures you always have optimal battery life for those important tweets.
Solar Powered Speaker – Sound Mobile’s water resistant, solar powered speaker lets you listen to the much needed blissful sound of music anywhere, even in the dark.
Can Opener – When your fridge is warm, you will need this recycled stainless steel and bamboo can opener to eat! It is a safe and handsome alternative to non-energy efficient electric and plastic can openers.
Collapsible Water Storage – Make sure this PBA free collapsible container that stores 5 gallons of water safely and securely is filled when you need it.