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Item of the Day: Bakari Weimar Bag

In Item of the Day, What's New by Ann Loynd

The summer look of Au Naturale is sliding into fall with an upsurge in natural materials like wood, cork and straw. The motif’s popularity is perhaps a reflection of increasing consumer demand for eco-friendly products and clothing. In line with that ethos is Bakari, a Spanish cult-favorite sustainable accessory brand. …

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Item of the Day: Tesler Mendelovitch

In Item of the Day, What's New by Lauren Parker

Knock wood, this trend is really taking off! Capturing the sensibility for serene, natural materials, wood is having a revival in accessories and this cool clutch from Tesler Mendelovitch epitomizes this. These architectural looking, artisanal wood clutches are constructed from 100% natural wood. “While the geometric surface design provides necessary …

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Item of the Day: Shwood

In Item of the Day, What's New by Accessories Staff

There’s been a trend in home furnishing back to natural materials, especially woods. The natural beauty of wood can mimic stripes, animal, marble etc. Eyewear is another area where wood is being used as a chief material. Shwood, a Portland-based workshop, has the distinction of being the original users of …

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Item of the Day: WeWood

In Item of the Day, What's New by Jeff Prine

“I think that I shall never see. A poem lovely as a tree.” The lead sentence from that famous poem resonates now more than ever. What with wide swaths of natural forest being ripped up for farming and other purposes, trees, which supply oxygen, are even on the endangered list …

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In Item of the Day, What's New by Accessories Staff

If you’re pondering something special for Mom this Mother’s Day, take a look at Green Tree Jewelry, a San Diego-based company that makes all its affordable yet fun jewelry in the good ole US of A. Made from renewable and recyclable wood that has been stained with water-based dyes in …

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Item of the Day

In Item of the Day, What's New by Jeff Prine

When you think about materials commonly used in wristwatches, you tend to think of stainless steel, plastics, silicone or rubber. But husband and team David Gandy and MarQuerite Hamden want you to think about natural materials, minimal waste and recycling in their watch collection, Ecowrist. They only use natural materials—primarily …

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Item of the Day

In Item of the Day, What's New by Lauren Parker, Accessories Magazine

We’re always proud to promote artisans from around the world, particularly those in Fair Trade situations. These colorful wooden bangles, marking the debut of Jan Lewis Designs, utilize Indian artisans to create eye-popping, lightweight bangles. While Lewis designed the patterns herself while on the road with her musician husband Ramsey …

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In Item of the Day, What's New by Accessories Staff

Just looking at these leather Alviero Martini 1A Classe sunglasses with Geo Map Motif have the effect of putting on Virtual Reality goggles. Suddenly, we can feel ourselves zipping along Italy’s Amalfi Coast in a red Alfa Romeo convertible, silk scarf holding down our billowing hair and a gorgeous Italian …

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Trend Finder: Wood & Metal Jewelry

In Trend Finder, What's New by Accessories Staff

Keep your eye out for the juxtaposition of man-made and natural materials in jewelry. Especially pertinent right now are wood &  metal jewelry pieces. The wood and metal play off each other in tone and texture and create the perfect balance for any type of jewelry. Where to Find Wood & Metal Jewelry (Sponsored):   …

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In Item of the Day, What's New by Accessories Staff

We’re crazy about these blinged out wood rings from the Objets d’Envy line. Incase you are curious about the fancy name behind the design, it derives from a French phrase objets d’art…an art history term for a “small work of decorative art, often rare and beautiful”–and that these rings are. They are …

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Item of the Day

In Item of the Day, What's New by Accessories Staff

We’re accessories fanatics, so are you–and you know what they say…birds of a feather flock together. That’s exactly why we are certain that you’ll be in agreement when it comes to saying this bird clutch by Ricki Designs is undoubtedly on our covet list for this summer. Between the sweet …