Nu 20 Beauty Health, Beauty Tricks & Fashion Tips Wed, 24 Aug 2016 11:01:49 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Brands That Make Ethical Casual Shoes and Sneakers Wed, 24 Aug 2016 11:01:49 +0000 In a discussion of ethical fashion, shoes are the items that are mostly forgotten. Most of the ethical brand-making companies make fancy sandals, wedges, heels or peep-toes which are unsuitable for daily use such as shopping for groceries, running after the kids or going to the gym. Functional ethical shoes for comfort are difficult to come by.

So for all those who are at sea while looking for online footwear ethical casual shoes or sneakers will be surprised that there are companies which produce high quality ethical footwear.  For some it is all about vegan and organic materials while for others it is all about up-cycling waste products. Here are some companies which maintain high standards for the ethical production of comfortable daily-wear footwear.

  1. Veja

The company, based in France, produces running shoes for men and women driven by the ethics of zero waste and organic material use. Veja buys the organic and eco-friendly materials such as organic cotton from poverty-stricken fair-trade family farms in Brazil while rubber needed for the products finds its source from trees in Amazon. It uses packaging made from recycled and recyclable cardboard. The company has zero advertising policy and controls production producing only orders that have been placed six months in advance.

  1. El Naturalista

El Naturalista is a company in Mutilva Alta, Spain committed to using products which are recycled and have recently added chrome-free vegan footwear to their line of products which prevents allergic-reactions to chromium. This further leads to reduced emissions and also reduced consumption of water, energy, gas and electricity. Its lively product range includes sandals, casuals and ankle boots for men, women and children. Their factories in Spain and Morocco empower economically communities with meticulous craftsmen and that have hand making shoes as staple of their culture.

  1. Indosole

Indosole manufactures casual footwear and sneakers for men and women and is based in San Francisco, CA. Indosole’s ethics includes intercepting tires before they are dumped in landfills and repurposes these old wasted tires into casual durable soles for new shoes. The upper part of this footwear is made from natural materials such as banana leaves, grass and organic canvas. They ensure that their factories in Indonesia are safe, healthy and professional for the employees. All the materials used for their products are 100% vegan. Their products are shipped world-wide which is free to US.

  1. Keep Company

The footwear, especially casuals and high-tops made for men, women and children are cruelty-free and made in ethical working conditions monitored by international third-party non-profits who also audit the factories. They are focussed on the 3 C’s – Consciousness, Community and Craft. This company, which is based in Los Angeles, CA produces unique children’s shoes with a variety of textiles and patterns which have their origins in various regions of the world including Japanese indigo prints, Mayan textiles, hand pieced quilt patchwork and perfect herringbones.

  1. Native

Native was founded in 2009 in Vancouver, BC Canada and produces environment-friendly shoes for men, women and children. Their innovative, lightweight and future-forward products are a combination of casual silhouette-style shoes with the evolving technology. No animal by-products are used in their shoes and they have an environment-friendly low-emission process. The soles of the shoes are made of ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) which is free from formaldehydes, BPA and phthalates, and the packaging is done with recyclable materials.

As consumers, we have the power to make a positive difference for the people who make our shoes and also have vocalized power in favour of going vegan and also protecting the environment. These companies need all our support in their ventures in producing ethical brands.

A Guide to Help you When Buying Tank Tops for Women Mon, 08 Aug 2016 14:36:39 +0000 Tank tops are sleeveless T-shirts often cut for a loose, baggy fit. There are also closer-fitting tank tops available. Often, pullover-style tank tops are worn over collared blouses while the T-shirty style can be worn on their own or layered.  Tank tops these days usually come with rounded necklines which can be lower or high cut and some a range of designs at the back. While they can be great wardrobe staple in the summer, a lot of women find it difficult to wear them without showing the straps of their bra or flash through the cut armholes.

To Find the right fit, it is important to consider measurements. While a number of women show off their bra straps a lot choose to keep their bras under wraps. The following are some useful ideas to think about.

Wearing a Bra with a Tank Top Shirt

Because of the armhole cut and the sleeves’ design contemporary tank tops can turn the most modest women into exhibitionists. Keeping an eye on the cut of the top and picking smaller armholes as well as broader sleeves before purchasing tank tops online can solve the issue. Alternatively, women can prefer to layer tops under jackets or over tight fitting T-shirts or vests. Those who wish to purchase a top that is generously cut should select the perfect bra to wear the top with.

Tank Tops Styling, Designs and Color Options

Tank tops can be bought in a range of designs and colors as well as a variety of fabrics. In order to achieve a more casual look, a cotton tank top branded with a favorite logo of an organisation or sports team or bears a slogan should be picked. Similarly, graphic designs provide the tops a casual yet trendy look. Those available in neutral or solid colors must be layered under clothing.

Cotton tank tops are quite comfortably, particularly in the summer as the wearer must be kept cool. Also, tanks are made in fabrics such as polycotton, viscose and polyester. While synthetic fabrics aren’t as cool as natural fibers, they typically drape well and can be bought in designs in more feminine designs.  Fabrics like lace can be used for adding texture to any outfit and slinky or silk materials can be dressed up with trousers or more formal skirts and heels. To dress up tank tops, think about adding a short or long scarf made in a light, summery fabric. This should come with a belt for accenting the waist and adding a color to a plain tank top.