When it comes to eco accessories, finding products that do good and look good can be tough. (Anyone remember bottle-cap earrings?) Lucky for us, these three brands--all repurposed from industrial materials--prove you don't have to sacrifice taste to go green:
British eco-outfitters Elvis & Kresse give new meaning to the phrase "keep calm and carry on" by transforming decommissioned fire-brigade hoses into remarkable bags and belts. This vibrant diamond-patterned clutch ($250) and posh cummerbund ($60) put out flames in a previous life but make for red-hot accessories in this one.
Sailor-turned-handbag designer Ella Vickers takes the spirit of the high seas inland with her ocean-durable totes, duffels and cosmetic bags--all of which are constructed from reclaimed sails. Equally lovely is her nautical home decor, including these numbered placemats ($20 each) and deck pillows ($98).
After searching in vain for jewelry with a masculine edge, architect Ron Radziner decided to make his own. His industrial-fragment cuffs and rings are crafted in the same office where he designs prefab Los Angeles homes. We adore the women's standard bronze bracelet ($220) and know a few good men worthy of this elemental ring ($120).