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You may be able to guess from the title of my blog that I love retro things. I enjoy the fashion, decor, and TV shows from the late 40’s-early 60’s. It also shouldn’t come as a surprise that I love Mad Men. With Mad Men being so popular, vintage or vintage inspired items are becoming very popular again. This is one trend that is pretty easy to green. I thought I would share some of my favorite Mad Men inspired, eco-friendly items.
This beautiful dress is sold by Mod Cloth and is made by People Tree. People Tree is a fair trade and eco-friendly company in the UK. This dress is 100% organic cotton and reasonably priced for this style and for it’s ethical and eco-friendly qualities. There are several other great dresses by People Tree on Mod Cloth as well.
This beautiful ice bucket is made of stainless steel making it a safe option. It’s from Crate & Barrel and is currently on clearance (as of 3/24/15).
Decanters are also becoming more popular. You do want to make sure you look for a lead-free decanter, like the one above. Be careful with vintage decanters and they are likely to contain lead.
Mad Men wouldn’t be complete with out an Old Fashion. These made in the USA glasses are perfect for your Mad Men cocktails. And don’t forget to use natural, dye-free maraschino cherries, which you can order from Thrive Market or from Amazon.
Etsy is a great place to look for handmade and vintage items. You can find all kinds of great Mad Men inspired items on the site.
And of course looking at thrift stores is a great eco-friendly way to find Mad Men inspired items. Try and stick to cotton, linen, un-treated wood, stainless steel, and clear (non-crystal) glass without any painting on it. Many vintage items can contain a lot of lead so know what you are looking for and be sure to stay away from painted vintage items unless you know how to properly refinish them without exposing yourself to lead.
If you have any good Mad Men inspired, eco-friendly finds, share in the comments.
Post Updated on 5/24/15