By Rona Berg / August 3, 2012

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; 


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; 


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;


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; 


Rona Berg

Rona Berg

Editor-In-Chief at Organic Spa Magazine
Editor-in-chief of Organic Spa Media, longtime journalist and best-selling author of Beauty: The New Basics and Fast Beauty: 1000 Quick Fixes (Workman Publishing), Rona Berg is the former Editorial Director of ELLE and Deputy Style Editor for the New York Times Magazine. She has been cited as an industry expert by Huffington Post, Fox News and New York Magazine and contributed to and been quoted in dozens of publications. Berg co-chairs the Personal Care Committee of the non-profit Green Spa Network, is a Charter Advisory Board Member of the Nutritional Aesthetics Alliance, and is a frequent speaker at conferences around the globe.
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