This was definitely NOT eco-friendly!
Nader Sherif claims Mel Gibson told him to invest his life savings into an green company, Green Rubber.
Green Rubber recycles tires so it seems like a good idea, right?
He was promised his money would be returned at anytime and that Mel himself would write the check if the company didn't return his loot.
You know where this is going…
Sherif sued and Melly-Mel has relented and settled with the investor.
How much Mel paid Sherif is unknown but we hope it's a lot of green!
Tags: business, eco-friendly, lawsuit, mel gibson, recycling, tires
Scarlett Johansson is again using her name for charity.
The gorgeous actress has teamed up with lifestyle brand Neff to create beanies for City of Hope.
I helped create this Neff Beanie with the hope that every purchase might make a cancer patient feel a bit more comfortable during his/her treatments and look cool and be cozy all the while. The beanies are eco friendly too, so they're as nice to the earth as they are to the person wearing them.”
Profits from the eco-friendly, limited edition beanies will go to benefit City of Hope, a leading cancer research, treatment and education center, to help support the fight against cancer.
For every purchase, Neff will donate one beanie to a City of Hope patient or survivor. After 5,000 beanies have been donated, they will donate 10% of each sale giving up to $20,000.
The Neff Hope beanies are being sold on Zappos.com and retail for $25.00 each.
Tags: charity, donate, eco-friendly, limited edition, research, retail, scarlett johansson, style
Livia Firth aka the lucky lady married to actor Colin Firth has created a line of sustainable party dresses.
The strapless 1950s-inspired dresses are made from fabric remnants as well as a blend of materials like silk and wool. The Reclaim to Wear line is also manufactured in Italy by Cooperativa Rinascere, a non-profit that helps disadvantaged people improve their work skills.
While Livia's dresses might be green, you're going to have to spend a lot of green to get one because they retail for $832.
Kermit says it best, it's not easy being green.
[Image via Fame Pictures.]
Tags: colin firth, cooperativa rinascere, eco-friendly, eco-friendly party dresses, livia firth, reclaim to weat by livia firth, yoox
Animal and earth lover Stella McCartney is following in Gucci's footsteps and coming out with a collection of eco-friendly sunglasses.
The five style collection includes three acetate plastic pairs and two bio-injected plastic. Both plastics are made of 54% natural and renewable materials like castor oil seeds and natural plasticizers.
The prices haven't been revealed yet, but you can expect to find these sunnies in stores this spring.
Tags: acetate, eco-friendly, eco-friendly sunglasses, gucci, luxottica, stella mccartney, sunglasses
As if designer shoes weren’t expensive enough, now flip-flops have joined the high-end line. Sort of.
Chipkos has just released a one-of-a-kind pair of sandals said to be worth
The flip-flops were hand-painted by El Lay artist David Palmer and are being sold to help raise money to protect 100,000 square feet of endangered rain forest land.
At the same time, Chipkos is introducing their newest line of eco-friendly sandals which will reportedly protect one hundred square feet of the rain forest for each one sold.
Chipkos' Chief Nature Ambassador, Priya Jaggia, reveals:
"We believe that people are ready for a wearable badge to express their support for nature conservation.”
Fashion and charity? Nice.
Tags: designer, eco-friendly, expensive, sandals, shoes
Vivienne Westwood has introduced a new handbag collection that's both eco-friendly and bettering the lives of some of the poorest people in Nairobi.
For her Ethical Fashion Africa collection the British designer provided jobs for over 7,000 people living in Kenya who handcrafted the bags out of recycled materials like electrical wiring, tent canvas, aluminum and plastic bags.
Dame Vivienne said of the project: "'This is not charity, it is work."
Westwood's bags are available on her website and Yoox.com and range in price from $49 for a keyring to $339 for a white crochet bowling bag or fabric bag.
Tags: eco-friendly, ethical fashion africa, kenya, nairobi
The Boy Scouts of America are going green with their uniforms.
The organization will soon offer jerseys made from recycled materials similar to those used in Topshop's eco-friendly denim line.
The three jerseys, "Americana" "Varsity Performance" and "Hiker", use REPREVE, a 100 percent recycled yarn fiber created from polyethylene terephthalate water bottles and pre- and post-consumer waste from manufacturing processes.
The Americana jersey is already available online with the others debuting this fall.
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