Simple Is Best 2016 Issue: Eco Chic

Savvy Shades

Savvy Shades

Make a sustainable fashion statement in these handcrafted sunnies by Hemp Eyewear. Each pair of these unisex glasses are crafted using eco-friendly polarized lenses, sustainably farmed hemp, and eco-friendly resin, making their design the perfect blend of quality materials and modern aesthetics. ($220, hempeyewear.com)

It's In the Bag

It’s in the Bag

Outfitted with a smartphone slot, three separate interior pockets and a hidden magnetic closure, Matt and Nat’s Elle model takes the purse game to a whole new level. Made with a 100 per cent recycled nylon lining, this vegan handbag is both classically chic and eco-friendly. ($130, mattandnat.com)

Play With Purpose

Play With Purpose

Stimulate your child’s imagination—without the use of screens—with Vai Kai’s Avaikai Family dolls. Crafted with wood from responsibly managed forests, these simple toys are equipped with Bluetooth and sensor technology, giving new meaning to the notion of “active” play. ($200, vaikai.com)

Bold Bangle

Bold Bangle

Unleash your inner goddess with this adjustable Athena cuff by Mata Traders. Handcrafted at a fair-trade artisan cooperative in India, this accessory makes a bold impact on both your personal style and global poverty. Talk about a feel-good find! ($35, matatraders.com)

Hello Heels

Hello, Heels!

Timeless style and eco-friendly elegance meet in this handcrafted heel. Made in Peru from sustainably sourced Nubuck leather, these stunning shoes are an excellent addition to any outfit, whether you’re rocking sleek jeans or a sweet party dress. ($310, nisolo.com)

A Fresh Coat

A Fresh Coat

As part of H&M’s new Conscious collection, this shawl-collared sleeveless coat is ethical, climate-smart and socially responsible. Constructed from organic wool, this chic piece will add a trendy touch to your summer look. ($162, hm.com)

Time Out

Time Out

Update your home with this simplistic and sustainable mango wood clock. Its sleek aluminum hands mark the time without the use of numerals, making it an understated and modern accessory for any room. ($39.95, crateandbarrel.com)

Dressed to Impress

Dressed to Impress

Amp up your favourite night-out look in the Road To Paradise Bodycon Dress by Komana. With its playful all-over print, this handmade, organic cotton piece makes a standout statement at any cocktail party, dinner or festival. ($194.35, madefair.co)

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Put a Ring on it

Support Cambodian artisans with this gorgeous Dove of Peace ring. Made from the brass casings of bombs, bullets and landmines that litter Cambodia’s farmlands, this recycled piece contains a true message of hope, resilience and healing. ($39, tenthousandvillages.ca)