Since we know how important environmentalism has become, SheFinds tries hard to bring our readers the best of eco-chic design. We can't think of anything better than looking great while knowing you're doing good. So when this month's Travel + Leisure magazine chose the city of Portland's eco-fashion scene as the reason to visit Oregon this year ("50 Reasons to Love the U.S.A. Now"), we figured we should follow suit and check out what green design looks like out in the Northwest.
Here are some of the new names that their reporters sniffed out (and since not all of you live within driving distance of Portland, we've also done some sleuthing–to make sure you can get all this gorgeous stuff online):
Anna Cohen. With their "Italian street couture" look and environmental grounding (you won't believe the brilliant and cotton-soft materials she uses, including hemp and bamboo), Cohen's dresses have been wowing this year. We love the Soy halter dress (was $281, now $84), a fresh take (and fabric) on the classic little black dress.
Suzi Johnson. Her cashmere sweaters, dresses, and even bikinis are hand-loomed from organic Tanzana cotton. This off-the-shoulder tunic ($446) is comfortable enough to wear while you lounge around the house–and hot enough to show-off on a night out with the girls.
Julia Barbee. For the Frocky Jack Morgan collection, Barbee bedazzles vintage finds, adding sparkle and flair–and recyled material–to her wares. This Green Leaves necklace ($73) combines vintage charms and found objects to create a unique, whimsical accessory that will get lots of attention at the office. In fact, it'd go great with the above off-the-shoulder tunic!