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Bobbie's Buzz: Eco-friendly fashion for Earth Week

April 26, 2013 at 10:18 AM ET

Celebrate Earth Week in a chic, fashion-forward way! TODAY style editor and author Bobbie Thomas dishes on haute, earth-friendly finds.

Ruffledblog.com
Ruffledblog.com
Get great wedding ideas at RuffledBlog.com.

Recycled receptions
With my own wedding in mind, I've been in search of savvy ideas, and I found many at RuffledBlog.com. The concept is simple: Allow couples to connect and re-sell items from their weddings. From gowns to glass vases, centerpieces to chandeliers, the site helps eliminate excess while allowing brides, both past and present, to save money. It's also a great resource for anyone looking to plan a party without breaking the bank!

thegivingkeys.com
thegivingkeys.com
Giving Keys can be passed down to friends and family members.

Upcycled, uplifting gifts
With Mother's Day and graduation season around the corner, consider a green gift that gives so much more! Giving Keys transform old, discarded keys from trash into treasure; each comes engraved with a word like “love” “hope” or “strength," and is meant to be passed forward, giving each new wearer the same positive message ($35, thegivingkeys.com).

uptownsoap.com
uptownsoap.com
Uptown Soap makes vegan lotions, bubble bath and more.

Planet-friendly pampering
Last but not least, when it comes to your beauty bag, why not make a few eco-friendly updates? Uptown Soap Co. offers handmade, 100 percent vegan lotions, bubble bath, perfume and more housed in beautiful recycled glass bottles and canisters ($16-28, uptownsoap.com).

You can also scoop up biodegradable face wipes from the 'Yes To' brand in fun fragrances like blueberry, grapefruit and cucumber. The company gives a percent of profits to its 'Yes to Seed' fund, which educates children about the environment and promotes the growth of gardens worldwide ($2.99-$8.49, yestocarrots.com).

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