Fair Fashion

Edun’s Just-right Juxtaposing Jacket


If you’re only going to buy one new piece this autumn, might I suggest this deceptively simple black jacket from Edun? The bit of a puff in the shoulder means that the waist nips into an hourglass – even if you’re not one. I like the rough hewn edges of this piece, taking it down a level of formality, meaning it will still dress up denims, or dress down a black pencil skirt – or look completely perfect with the brightly colorful skinny jeans in shades like pumpkin, electric blue and tomato red that are so Fall, 2011. The ribbon-belt adds just a touch of feminine for some fashion juxtapositioning – the key to many a great ensemble.

Origami jacket from Edun, available at Juno&Jove, made fairly in China from organic cotton.

Starre Vartan is founder and editor-in-chief of Eco-Chick.com and the author of the Eco-Chick Guide to Life. She's also a freelance science and environment writer who has published in National Geographic, CNN, Scientific American, Mental Floss, Pacific Standard, the NRDC, and many more. She lives on an island in Puget Sound with her partner and black cat. She was a geologist in her first career, and still picks up rocks wherever she goes.