COLOR PUNCH!

by Rona Berg

RECLAIM (Shoes) In France and Spain, a new pair of espadrilles is a ritual of summer: they’re pretty, stylish, and, above all, comfortable. Made of nubuck from northern Spain, these El Naturalista espadrilles are hand-stitched and feature 100 percent natural jute and recycled rubber, along with a tanning process that is vegetable and mineral based. $155; zappos.com 

 

RECYCLE (Beads) Jewelry designer Victoria Bekerman was born in Argentina, but now makes her delicate bracelets, mixed-metal chains and “refined bohemian” necklaces by hand in Brooklyn. These colorful strands are made from recycled vintage Japanese glass, wood and brass beads on a 14-karat gold-filled chain. $125; victoriabekerman.com 

 

REUSE (Jeans) These neon-bright skinny jeans, above, are made from 80 percent recycled textiles. The company’s goal is to reduce its carbon footprint and conserve water through recycling. According to REUSE CEO George Powell, “we save 1,300 gallons of water for each pair of jeans.” $95; reusejeans.com

 

ORGANIC If you love soft, cozy socks in hot colors, zkano is your go-to. Zkano, an eco-friendly family business tucked into the Appalachian foothills of Alabama, stays true to its green values. Socks are made with certified organic cotton, free of heavy-metal dyes, and all waste is recycled. (They will even recycle your old socks!) $12.50; zkano.com 

 

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