Definition of eco-chic in English:



  • 1Concern with environmental issues, viewed as a fashion or fad.

    ‘eco-chic is all the rage!’
    • ‘Not just for tree huggers and hippies, eco chic is becoming a bigger part of our consumption culture.’
    • ‘This eco-chic exhibit focuses on the work of 38 international designers who were cherry-picked for marrying modern aesthetics with sustainability.’
    • ‘Carbon consciousness is catching on, and eco-chic is all the rage!’
    • ‘Environmentalists today are emerging as entrepreneurs, visionary policy makers, and the high priests of hope and eco-chic.’
    • ‘Despite his background, he is not a New Labour champagne socialist, nor an aristocrat dabbling in eco-chic, but a real radical.’
    • ‘Conscious Style Home is his manifesto, a simple but zealous attempt to convince the masses not just to adopt a stance against furriers but to embrace an entire eco-chic worldview, starting with your own abode.’
    • ‘John Kerry looks to be the ultimate embodiment of Beltway eco-chic.’
    • ‘The two eco-chic stars have been joined on the green podium by other international jet-setting celebrities.’
    • ‘When you're shopping for the holidays in this year of eco-chic, remember: ‘tis the season to be green.’
    1. 1.1Design or clothing that reflects a concern with environmental issues.
      ‘almost overnight, the front lobby went from art deco to eco-chic’
      [as modifier] ‘an eco-chic hemp drawstring bag’
      • ‘Some 40 guests have been staying at the eco-chic desert camp, where tents cost £600 a night.’
      • ‘Designer Rogan Gregory recycles a crocheted tunic into an eco-chic shopping tote.’
      • ‘While eco-chic accessories are gaining prominence in the mainstream, each of these designers faces challenges in educating his or her clientele.’
      • ‘Five eco-chic dome-shaped tent pods on raised wooden platforms around a traditional Alpine chalet.’
      • ‘An ‘eco-chic’ café, half underground and with a roof made of grass, is to be built in the heart of St James's Park, London.’
      • ‘Hemp threads and hybrid cars aren't the only harbingers of eco-chic design.’
      • ‘When buying homeware products, look for ones made from sustainable or re-used materials. Eco-chic is the next big thing!’