Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Spring Greening

Lei ChicCheesy globe-print tees. Potato sack dresses. Eye-numbing shades of beige, nude, and tan. 

Whoever said it’s easy being green, was obviously no fashionista. It's no wonder poor Kermit never wore any pants.  
For sustainable fashion with a little, no a lot more sass, hit up the Big Island's brand new Green With Envi boutique, stocked full of vibrant, unbelievably cute eco-chic clothing and accessories, for its grand opening tomorrow, Earth Day, April 22.

Lei ChicA recent high school grad, it was a stint at the Muumuu Heaven boutique that showed owner Tahiti Huetter the, ahem, green light, and convinced her to put her college credits on hold to help save the planet.

She's filled her shelves with stylish, everyday pieces from local and Mainland favorites like Posh Pua, REUSE Denim, Alternative Apparel, and Hamakua Home Grown—comfy tops, knit dresses, cardis and jeans made entirely from sustainable materials like bamboo, beach wood, and organic cotton.

And her accessory bins are equally brimming with covetable goodies, like Lala B. koa wood earrings shaped from discarded ukulele scraps, pretty Megan Leone rosette-topped headbands made with faulty zippers salvaged from factory floors, and ReFind Originals totes and clutches born from vintage leather jackets.

Huetter carefully scrutinizes each and every brand, making sure that they're manufactured using fair trade and earth-friendly methods. She even donates five cents to charity each time you bring your own shopping bag.

So hop on over. 
It's just what you needed to change your tune.

Green With Envi, Malama Pono Building, 64-1040 Mamalahoa Hwy, Suite 102, Kamuela, 808.887.6426. For more info, visit www.greenwithenvihawaii.comBring in your own shopping bag on opening day for a sweet 10 percent discount.


Posted on Wednesday, April 21, 2010 in Permalink

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Lei Chic is a daily email and shopping blog that plugs you into Hawaii's newest and hottest boutiques, designers, trends, spas and salons, and more. You'll also discover all the cool events, dinners and sales happening around town in our Weekend Picks every Thursday. With Lei Chic, you'll get the inside scoop on what everyone will be talking about tomorrow – in your inbox today.

Lei Chic associate editor Natalie Schack has been a cultural anthropology student,museum worker bee and dabbler in graphic design. When she isn't scouting new fashion, compiling to-do lists or crafting puns, Natalie spends her free time dreaming up elaborate picnic ideas; "researching" via YouTube tutorials, blogs and Instagram; and dusting off her pith helmet for the next adventure life throws her way.

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