Fall Eco Fashion Accessories: Drama, Color & Recycled Metal


Studs, chains, simple boxy bags, booties and dramatic statement jewelry: all of these things are in for fall 2009, and there are seriously fabulous eco-friendly options for every single trend. Designers like Litter SF, Doloris Petunia and olsen Haus offer up some eye-popping accessories made from recycled, upcycled, organic and otherwise green materials.

Jewelry trends for fall 2009 bring in the drama with big, bold, shiny statement pieces. Doloris Petunia creates stunning custom statement necklaces (pictured above) made from pieces of old or broken jewelry – you can even send in your own, so dig through that junk drawer and put those sentimental bits of metal, beads and jewels to good use.


When it comes to handbags, studs and simple boxy shapes are in. Roccobarocco’s black studded hobo in polished eco-leather is perfect as an everyday bag, while TEICH clutches – which come in an array of eye-popping colors and are made of responsibly sourced leather – are the perfect complement to your favorite LBD.

More great trends after the jump!


Chains are big, and nobody does them better than Litter SF. Fierce eco chicks Mackenzie Burdick and Rachael Mann turn random bits of recycled metal into jaw-dropping accessories you’ll lust after at first glance. This custom antique brass reversible chainmail instantly turns an understated outfit into a head-turner.


When booties hit the Fall 2008 runways, many of us groaned – can we pull these off? It turns out, this shape is more wearable than it looks, especially with some cutouts and color that break up the silhouette. So, we’re more than happy to wear them for another season. Pictured: ‘Brazil’ 100% vegan faux suede open-toed bootie by olsen Haus, left, and the Rachel Comey Bookmark Tassel Boot.


Who doesn’t love cozy socks when the weather gets nippy – or better yet, chic cozy eco-friendly socks that come all the way up to your thighs? Sock Dreams is a sock fetishist’s dream come true, with a dazzling variety of socks made from organic and/or recycled materials that run the gamut between girlish and sexy. Check out the richly textured ‘O Chevrons’ and nubby ‘Slinky Knees’.

Stephanie Rogers is a fashion- and beauty-obsessed freelance writer with an abiding love for kale and organic wine, living in Asheville, North Carolina.