Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Sustainable Surf Chic

New for the Surf Set

Cruising Honolulu for surf, stopped by Local Motion in the Hawaii Kai Shopping Center. Asked if they had any organic cotton garments, and they pointed us to Quiksilver's certified organic logo shirts in earth brown, beyond-the-reef blue and other shades. "Feel real soft, eh?" the salesperson said admiringly. And they did, no doubt because they're also free of artificial dyes, as the label says.

Best part: Quiksilver's organic Ts, at $20, cost the same as their conventional cotton versions.

Check 'em out at or ask for 'em at your local surf shop or clothing store.

Sunday, May 6, 2007

We Want it Nau!

Green like a fox: Time to bare some shoulders and turn some heads. New this season from Nau the organic cotton/ spandex, sleeveless “Motion” dress has a strappy, not gappy bodice with shelf bra built in. The below-the-knee hem is lightened up by a diagonal cut reminiscent of a sail, and it comes in either sea blue or dark carbon. Modernist design and pesticide-free credentials for only $85.