Mother Earth Living

Solar Chic: Eco-friendly, Solar-Powered Fashion Accessories

A new collection of accessories blends solar power with vintage design.
By Dani Hurst
February 2009 Web
Add to My MSN

Elena Corchero's Solar Vintage line allows you to accessorize during the day and decorate your home in the evening.
Photo Courtesy of www.elenacorchero.com
Slideshow


Content Tools

Related Content

New American Solar Energy Society Director Promises to Get Aggressive

Former Boulder, Colorado, mayor Shaun McGrath, the new head of the American Solar Energy Society, ha...

Going Solar at Home with Solar Leasing

My home is going nearly 100 percent solar thanks to a local solar leasing program.

Make it Green: Use Vintage Tins as Creative Storage Containers

Vintage tins add decorative accents to your home while also providing storage.

Scientists Develop Underground Solar Panels

Researchers at Georgia Tech have developed a solar-powered system using concealed panels that genera...

Staying fashionable yet eco-friendly is tricky. Every eco-fashionista must consider so many things before she makes a purchase: Are those diamonds conflict-free? Are these clothes made with organic cotton? Will it ever end?

Elena Corchero to the rescue! Thanks to her line of decorative accessories, Solar Vintage, you can feel good about your fashion choices. Solar Vintage marries vintage design with solar technology, making accessories that are both beautiful and eco-friendly. The collection includes fans, parasols, hair accessories and necklaces, so it shouldn’t be difficult to find something that speaks to you.

According to Distance Lab , a website which features Elena’s work, all the accessories contain “electronic components like solar cells, resistors, and LEDs…(that are) wired together into working circuits using conductive thread.” After these charge, the item illuminates, allowing you to accessorize during the day and then display it as eco-friendly, solar-powered home décor at night.

Corchero even uses eco-friendly materials to make each item. For example, Distance Lab says, “the threads and support structures are cellulose-based (viscose and thin wood), and the electronic components are free of harmful materials.”

Going green is a beautiful thing. Helping the planet is reward enough, but it helps when the eco-conscious decisions we make bring a little light into our lives.

The Solar Vintage collection will soon be available online at Elena’s online boutique, Lost Values.

Visit Elena Corchero’s website to learn more about Solar Vintage and her other projects.

More about solar power

• This gorgeous New Mexico home supplies renewable solar power to its neighbors.

• Find out how one band is creating sustainable sound with a solar-powered recording studio in Colorado.

• Get away to a solar-powered resort in Mexico.








Post a comment below.

 

macbooster
6/10/2014 9:31:55 PM
The idea of upcycling old clothing came to Chanin through necessity. http://net19216801.blogspot.com

macbooster
6/10/2014 9:20:46 PM
You hear either an E-toned chime bar or a B-tone, the same sounds used by musical therapists. http://net19216801.blogspot.com

arthurmarek
5/13/2014 11:33:26 AM
I absolutely love the Solar Vintage collection, it`s design is so http://susik.md.








Subscribe today and save 58%

First Name: *
Last Name: *
Address: *
City: *
State/Province: *
Zip/Postal Code:*
Country:
Email:*
(* indicates a required item)
Canadian subs: 1 year, (includes postage & GST). Foreign subs: 1 year, . U.S. funds.
Canadian Subscribers - Click Here
Non US and Canadian Subscribers - Click Here

Subscribe to Mother Earth Living!

Welcome to Mother Earth Living, the authority on green lifestyle and design. Each issue of Mother Earth Living features advice to create naturally healthy and nontoxic homes for yourself and your loved ones. With Mother Earth Living by your side, you’ll discover all the best and latest information you want on choosing natural remedies and practicing preventive medicine; cooking with a nutritious and whole-food focus; creating a nontoxic home; and gardening for food, wellness and enjoyment. Subscribe to Mother Earth Living today to get inspired on the art of living wisely and living well.

Save Money & a Few Trees!

Pay now with a credit card and take advantage of our earth-friendly automatic renewal savings plan. You’ll save an additional $5 and get six issues of Mother Earth Living for just $14.95! (Offer valid only in the U.S.)

Or, choose Bill Me and pay just $19.95.