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CHILDRENSWEAR THAT SPEAKS WITH A CONSCIENCE

A consciously colorful kidswear collection derived from ocean plastics

Quirky, sustainable, durable, and laced with imagination, Joseph & Alexander is fashion with a conscious. Specializing in childrenswear, specifically, shorts, Joseph & Alexander’s environmentally conscious pieces are designed to inspire the imagination and provoke curiosity. With each piece designed to spark an “educational conversation”, critical world issues and championing environmental action are at the heart of the brand. Operating consciously using recycled fabric from ocean plastics, eco-friendly ink, and reusable packaging, each collection depicts awareness-raising narratives of minimizing our environmental footprint and having fun whilst doing so.

Simon Cowell and Lauren Silverman’s son, Eric, is already doing his bit to save the planet.  He was recently spotted on the beach in Barbados sporting stylish JOSEPH AND ALEXANDER swimming shorts.

Joseph & Alexander Founder, Alana Sorokin, said she felt compelled to launch a brand which made a “true difference” after learning of the devastating effect of ocean plastics and subsequently chose to work with recycled fabric created from plastics found floating in the world’s oceans as the foundation of her playful collections.

“It is predicted that by 2050 there will be more pieces of plastic in the ocean than fish1. The world has been aware of the detrimental impact of plastic in the ocean for decades, but not until recent years have communities begun to mobilize for the great collective fight to stop plastic waste from finding its way into the sea and waterways. Creating children’s clothing that really has something to say was part of our strategy to incite raised levels of awareness. Every Joseph & Alexander piece also tells a story, encouraging an educational conversation between adult and child around important world topics,” she said.

The Joseph & Alexander collections of shorts, polo shirts and loafers are designed for practicality to take children through from day to night, perfect for little ones who love to keep active. The combination of design and quality is developed uniquely from paper to print, and Joseph & Alexander works with a range of underground designers to create its eclectic mix of modern styles to suit all tastes.

For children fascinated with the sea and marine life, the Trapped shorts inspire depths of conversation. In bold blue, the shorts feature animal drawings combined with a net-like background to tease out discussions surrounding the effect of human activity and plastic pollution on the oceans. For budding conservationists, the Sea Activist shorts make a bold environmental statement with their design. The short collections, including MonacoSuperyachts, and Planting A Seed, tell stories of environmental awareness while remaining fashionable in their vibrant color ways and detailed drawings that kids will feel great in. Jacob (Joseph) and Alexander also host easy slip-on loafers Bleu Marine andNoir, alongside polo shirts in the finest Pima cotton.

 

The limited edition “father and son” shorts are designed with a nod to that special bond between father and son. The collection encourages discussion around meaningful stories that children can be part of, with the pieces designed to ignite their imagination or spark curiosity and investigation. With each piece “transitional”, father and son can sport their shorts from beach to restaurant and are available in designs Yeti & StarfishPortofino DreamingMonaco, and Planting a Seed.

Available from www.josephandalexander.com  Prices start at £45.59

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Earth Day with Green Toys Puzzles

Fun and learning fit together with the Green Toys™ Puzzles! The colorful Dump Truck, Garden, and Tea Time puzzles are just right for toddlers developing fine motor skills and eye-hand coordination.

These durable, 4-piece sets perfect starter-puzzles, with easy-to-hold 3D pieces that encourage imagination and pretend play. Children can easily identify the shapes of the pieces, building cooperative play and communication skills as they ask for a wheel, cupcake, or flower to complete their masterpiece.

With 2 nephews and a brand new niece, I know there are plenty of occasions in need of new toys. Toys that the kids can learn from and benefit the earth is a major bonus! I can’t wait to have my niece try out the new Green Toys Puzzles. I think she will need a break from her brothers’ lightsabres and robots and love her Garden Puzzle.

Screen Shot 2016-04-22 at 1.56.41 PMManufactured in the USA Made from 100% recycled plastic No BPA, phthalates or PVC Meets FDA food contact standards Easy to clean and dishwasher safe Packaged with recycled and recyclable materials and printed with soy inks – See more at: http://www.greentoys.com/green-toys-garden-puzzle#sthash.Q4ZcgB6m.dpuf

Made in the USA from 100% recycled plastic with no BPA, phthalates, or PVC. Dishwasher safe. Meets FDA food contact standards.  Packaged with recycled and recyclable materials printed with soy inks. Color combinations may vary.

Available Spring 2016. MSRP $12.99 per puzzle.

Green Toys has launched its #PledgeToPlay program where they are asking for families to disconnect from technology for one hour per day and play “unplugged.”

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We are all at the age when we have kids in our lives whether they are our own or our dear friend’s. So consider Green Toys for your next gift for the little ones!

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Green time with @Sproutwatches

Sprout Watches is doing something no watch company has ever done!  They have created fun and fashionable accessories that are made of 80% bio degradable materials including: corn resin case & buckle, organic cotton strap, bamboo dial, mineral crystal lens and mercury free battery!  They are based in NYC and have a huge range of eco-friendly watches that range from sporty, fun, cute to work friendly. They are for both green loving men and women.
 
Our friends at Sprout recently sent me the ST/5504GMGN watch below and I was blown away by the materials used to make it without sacrificing any fashionable style component! The conflict free diamonds add a bit of glitz to the organic cotton band. The corn resin watch and buckle are easy to close and sturdy. The mother of pearl face makes it oh-so-pretty!

  • Large scale green mother-of-pearl face with silver-colored Arabic numerals and indexes; 8 have conflict-free diamond accents
  • Silver-colored hands with sweep second hand
  • Light green organic cotton strap with matching top-stitching
  • Light green corn resin case, buckle and caseback; matching bezel
  • Silver logo
  • Mineral crystal lens
  • Mercury-free battery
  • Approx. band length: 240 mm
  • Approx. band width: 20 mm
  • Approx. case diameter: 44 mm
  • Quartz movement

I love it and will be wearing it all week for Fashion Week to make sure I am on time 🙂

This watch retails for $60 and you can get it on http://www.sproutwatches.com

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