ZADY: Sustainable Chic at its Best!

Sustainability is the new Black.  As a fashionista, who attended college at Berkeley, the idea of a sustainability was  always part of my culture ‘back in the day’.  But,  anything sustainable was not very appealing to my Paris sensibilities.  I try to discover ways that a fashion-obsessed person can become one with the planet;  but…

Crowd Sourced Design: The Green Frontier in Fashion

It started for me when I found out I could silkscreen my designs onto a t-shirt.  I was hooked like  many other artists when we discovered their designs could be put onto a mass market canvas.  Well, alot has happened since then and now you can be part of a collective of people worldwide to…

The celebration of sustainable beauty all month long has highlighted green, eco or natural products and we provide you with a list of them here that we think are worth a look:

Happy Eco Month: Celebrate with Recycled Luxury

The world of Green Luxury just got better:  Designs by Thierry Barbier  of Lyons, takes vintage French frames and covers them by hand in Decopage, then he searches for the most unique fabrics in luxe combinations that take French furnishings to a whole new level.  Monsieur Barbier, who has been featured in Marie Claire Magazine, has…

The Green Car: Go Luxe or Go Home

The high-end car makers are already on the trail towards green friendly cars, with BMW, VOLVO, and others in the category already providing this unique technology to improve the planet.  At the Los Angeles Car Show, we checked out the green cars at BMW, and were surprised to learn that there was some unique technologies…

Gucci Bags: The Green Carpet Challenge

Gucci and Livia Firth, co-founder of the Green Carpet Challenge, held a joint news conference at the Brazilian embassy to announce that the luxury handbag had finally made a difference.  Many people don’t realize it, but that leather handbag made in Europe comes from leather that is ranched and raised in places where there are…

Glorious and Green: The Paris Garden

Our new series on the Flower shops of Paris and the joy of a Paris Garden, kicks off the summer issue re-design.  Our love of green luxury lends itself to one of Paris’s great luxuries, the garden.  While most Parisians may not have the space for a garden, that doesn’t stop them from enjoying the…

We’ll take the Mini, Please.

The  trend of “Upcycling” has made the concept of  Recycling  so…yesterday.    We often forget that re-using or “up-cycling”  products from one Luxury brand to create another is a way for the Luxury Industry to be eco-sensitive and to reinvent its resources.  We’re all for the idea of taking one brand’s luxury capital and creating…

Linda Loudermilk: Chic and Green

The new Collections in the world of Green Fashion remind us once again that green is chic.   With gorgeous materials, and workmanship, the Loudermilk line is pure luxury. We think you’ll discover that her work should get the “green light”. VERTE EDITORS

Re-Inventing the Chair: Are you Sitting down?

Ah, perfect.  A walk in the forest.  Trees. Sky.  Delightful quiet.  A Red Chair. Wait…what? How charming. This chair presented by the designers in Holland who explore such things, are reminding us that things are not what they seem.  Sustainable fabrics, textiles and unusual presentations bring things like chairs, to our attention. Why not stay…

Cozy Comforts: The Interior Sculpture of Claire-Ann O’Brien

Who can resist hugging a man wearing an Irish hand-knitted sweater?  We can’t, and so when we saw these chairs that are themselves, wearing their own “sweaters”, we were smitten.  First of all, the artist, has taken the idea of a chair cover and made it comfy, cozy, and sustainable.  Its a hug, its a…