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Eco-chic: how to look and feel fabulous: the ROM museum store offers a number of eco-options.

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Keira Knightly, Gwyneth Paltrow, Madonna, and George Clooney George Timothy Clooney (May 6, 1961) is an American actor, director, producer and screenwriter who gained fame as the lead doctor in the long-running television drama, ER  have been spotted wearing them. Natalie Portman Natalie Portman (Hebrew: נטלי פורטמן‎; born June 9, 1981) is a Golden Globe-winning, Academy Award-nominated Israeli-American actress.  and Pamela Anderson

For other people named Pamela Anderson, see Pamela Anderson (disambiguation).


Pamela Denise Anderson (born July 1, 1967) is a Canadian-born actress, sex symbol, glamour model, producer, TV personality, and author.
 have plans to produce them. Environmentally friendly Environmentally friendly, also referred to as nature friendly, is a term used to refer to goods and services considered to inflict minimal harm on the environment.[1]  fashions have come a long way since the stereotypical back-to-the-land burlap number. Eco-fashion has become, well, fashionable. Both LA and New York New York, state, United States
New York, Middle Atlantic state of the United States. It is bordered by Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and the Atlantic Ocean (E), New Jersey and Pennsylvania (S), Lakes Erie and Ontario and the Canadian province of
 have produced special green shows during their prestigious Fashion Weeks, with eco-creations by such top designers as Halston and Oscar de la Renta Oscar de la Renta (born July 22, 1932) is a leading fashion designer. Early years
De la Renta (born Oscar Aristides Renta Fiallo) was born in the Dominican Republic to a Dominican mother and a Puerto Rican father.
.

When shopping for environmentally friendly fashions--or any household products--consider the following:

Fibre content. Choose textiles that are grown organically--cotton, wool, linen, hemp hemp, common name for a tall annual herb (Cannabis sativa) of the family Cannabinaceae, native to Asia but now widespread because of its formerly large-scale cultivation for the bast fiber (also called hemp) and for the drugs it yields. . Fibres that can be composted are also smart options: think "naturally derived manmade fibres" like wood pulp wood pulp: see paper. , bamboo, soy, and corn.

Longevity. How long will the item last. If you throw it out after one season, it may not be as eco-friendly as you thought.

Laundering. This is one of the greatest burdens our clothing puts on the environment. Best choice: items that can be washed in cold water and line dried.

Locally made. Items that are produced locally reduce the green house emissions produced by shipping and support local economies. Now you can look chic and still be responsible to the earth and the garment makers.

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1. KNOW

The KNOW line, which stands for Knowingly Nurture Our World, offers fashionable eco-friendly shirts. At the ROM, you'll find Know Happiness, a faux long-sleeve tee with lettuce-edge short sleeves, and Know Earth, a classic-fit long-sleeve tee promoting the importance of knowledge. $69.99. These tees are incredibly soft.

Why we love it! Made from a bamboo/ organic cotton blend with eco-friendly dyes and embellishments.

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2. NIGHT OWL PAPER GOODS This unique eco-friendly line offers handmade stationery like flat birch wood cards with envelopes. $6.99 each.

Why we love it! Made from sustainably harvested birch wood and 100% recycled paper. The manufacturing process requires little power and no water.

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3. BAMBOO

This handcrafted hand·craft  
n.
Variant of handicraft.

tr.v. hand·craft·ed, hand·craft·ing, hand·crafts
To fashion or make by hand.



hand·craft
 collection of bamboo food-safe serving pieces features various earth-toned stains and finishes. Pictured bowl: $16.99.

Why we love it! Bamboo, one of the greenest materials around, is an incredibly fast-growing and versatile grass, not a tree.

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4. RISING TIDE

This line of one-of-a-kind bags and coin purses features eye-catching textures, bold and rich colours, and unique designs. $9.99 to $49.99

Why we love it! Made from 100% sheep's wool using an ancient hand-art technique of felting that produces a seamless and long-lasting product. All Rising Tide products are made with recycled and cruelty-free textiles and ensure a fair wage and people-friendly production process.

Store hours: 10 am to 6:30 pm, except Friday 10 am to 9:30 pm. Kids Store: Monday to Thursday 10 am to 4 pm, Saturday and Sunday 10 am to 5:30 pm.
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