Online Eco Sourcebook: Party Clothes

Our favorite earth-friendly labels, all available on the Web.

Eco Sourcebook Sworn Virgins

Once they started learning about the harmful effects of the pesticides and chemicals used in harvesting cotton, Alex Amini and Roshanne Aghevli vowed to exclusively use healthy manufacturing processes and fibers in their now three-year-old line. The results are great: They blend bamboo with spandex to get a super-soft fabric that drapes beautifully, creating their signature flowy—and often quite sexy—silhouettes.

Available online at:
blissworld.com
earthgirlsboutique.com
ravinstyle.com

Eco Source Book: Beau Soleil

Soon after designer Anne Salvatore Epstein learned she was pregnant, she decided to reevaluate what she calls her "overly excessive New York City lifestyle." So she launched Beau Soleil, a line that focuses on sustainability, organic raw materials, and fair trade and labor. Epstein, who previously designed for Marc Jacobs and Iisli, has a knack for subtle, beautiful flourishes, whether they're the stud details on her tank dresses or the pretty pleats on an A-line cocktail frock.

Available online at:
greenwithglamour.com
saksfifthavenue.com
shopbeausoleil.com

Eco Source Book: EcoSkin

Brand-new for spring, this label from designer Sandy Skinner is filled with formal-event-worthy pieces that mix earth-friendliness with flat-out glamour. Her dramatic floor-length off-the-shoulder gowns and flirty, knee-length spaghetti-strap dresses are crafted from bamboo and toxin-free tencel, a fiber extracted from wood pulp—which has a rich, tactile feel.

Available online at:
ecoskincollections.com
nimli.com

Eco Source Book: Linda Loudermilk

Linda Loudermilk, who studied costume design at Oxford University in England and made a living as a sculptor before launching her ready-to-wear collection five years ago, was one of the first designers to truly excel in the world of eco-conscious luxury dressing. She's garnered a loyal following devoted to her polished, tailored suits and sleek dresses with gorgeous patterns and high-end details.

Available online at:
beklina.com
kaightshop.com