10 Must-Have Eco-Friendly Accessories

It’s easy to be eco-chic year-round (not just on Earth Day every April) with all of the fab environmentally-friendly accessories available these days. Whether you opt for a new recycled tote, jewelry made using reclaimed stones or a pretty organic cotton scarf, going green has never been so simple—or looked so lovely.  So go ahead and get your green on!

1Bag Lady

Need a great spring/summer tote to haul to work, the beach or brunch with friends? This goes-with-everything style is made using organic canvas and recycled materials. Totes cool, right?

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Alternative Apparel Dream Weaver tote, $158

2Read All About It

Can’t get enough of the glossies? You’ll want to snatch up a pair of these funky statement earrings made from recycled magazine paper beads. They’re handmade in the Philippines and hand-assembled in New York City. Subscriptions to your favorite periodicals, not included.

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Roberta Chiarella Pinwheel Earrings, $38

3Circle ’Round

Take a plain white T-shirt or tank from blah to BAM! with this beautiful necklace handmade in Peru using reclaimed gradient turquoise yarn.

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Gaiam Circles necklace, $54

4Carry On

It’s time to swap out your cold-weather bag for something lighter, if you haven’t already. Kinda preppy and very pretty, this tote is made using organic cotton and seersucker so you not only look stylish, but can take pride in being eco-friendly, as well. Don’t you love things that do double duty?

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Loomstate tote, $65

5Made in the Shades

A champion of environmentally-friendly fashion, Stella McCartney’s eco-chic sustainable sunglasses collection offers super-cool shades made with natural raw materials. Who knew going green could look this good?

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Stella McCartney ‘50s-style vintage frame sunglasses, $225

6Paper or Plastic?

We’ll definitely choose plastic if it looks anywhere nearly as cool as these eco-friendly rubber shoes. All materials are used during production (no waste!) and they can be disassembled and recycled with ease—not that you’d want to throw these strappy sandals away any time soon.

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Mel by Melissa ‘Apple II’ jelly sandal, $59.95, Nordstrom

7Hat Attack

Wanna dress green from head to toe? Start with this fab fedora crafted from renewable fabrics and organic materials and banish bad hat days all spring and summer long.

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Betmar South Beach fedora, $51, Hats.com

8Time After Time

We love, love, love the look of a men’s watch on a woman’s dainty wrist, so we pretty much flipped over this light wooden timepiece with an eco-friendly twist. Made using mostly scrap wood, WEwood plants a tree for every one of its watches sold. Timeless.

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WEwood men’s date wooden watch, $119, Amazon

9Wrap Star

A lightweight scarf is a spring staple. This pretty infinity design, featuring natural prints such as butterflies, feathers and flowers on 100-percent organic cotton, is soft, functional and oh-so-chic.

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Ash & Anchor Sovay Scarf, $59

10It’s All in the Wrist

Stock up—and stack up—on this cool set of three wooden bangles handcrafted from 100-percent salvaged/reclaimed wood furniture in Nicaragua by the fair trade group Via Nativa. Wear them separately, if you like, but we say pile ‘em all on.

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Via Nativa wooden bangle set, $42, Gaiam

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