Friday, June 15, 2012

Looking into Sustainable Clothing

   This whole idea of sustainable clothing and social responsibility has been on my mind a little this week. Honestly it’s not something I’ve really given a lot of thought to. It just seemed like a trendy way for people to sound like their doing good when really they just stuck a green sticker on the label and said their helping the environment. Plus this style of clothing brought to mind crude wool and helm weaved skirts, people living in the woods, eating organic granola bars, and swearing off the outside world. 

   It wasn’t until I looked in my own closet and realized I own a lot of junky cloths that I started to think about how much money I spend on replacing my cheap cloths, only to toss them out again or donate the possible wearable garments to a thrift store. I’m not going to lie, I’m often lured in to stores like Forever 21, H&M and mall shops that produce cloths at such high volumes over seas so they can drive prices down and increase their own profits resulting in tones of waist. 

   As I look into this idea of sustainable clothing I’m finding there’s a whole huge world of people, innovators, companies and shops that are designing clothing with careful consideration of our social responsibility. They desire to create cloths not based on trends but social, moral business pratices and creating as little waist and environmental impact as possible, right down to the farmer that grows the flax for that linen dress. 

   For now I wanted to just share with you guys a few of my exciting finds, companies that are taking socially responsible garments to the market place. Click on their "About Us" links and read up about some of the cool things their doing to produce their beautiful pieces.


The Braided Bandit said...

I love this post idea! I love fashion (well more, I love shopping), but my degree is in Environmental Policy, so I am always torn! I really like finding out about sustainable companies I can't wait to check out the links!
Happy Friday!
x Hannah

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad you've addressed this! It's such a huge and important matter and something that also means quite a lot to me. Thank you for bringing attention to it and sharing some great brands with your readers!


Emme said...

Thought provoking. I like it.

Unknown said...

I'd honestly never even heard of sustainable clothing before reading this! Those shops are awesome!

Also, thanks for commenting on my blog! So glad I found yours! :)

Kasey said...

More stores to browse? Yes! Thanks for finding these. I think being responsible/fashionable can be as easy as wearing clothing from thrift stores and consignment shops.

But yes. Those low price tags are hard to ignore!

Eatlovemerry said...

1I love the second photo!

Julia said...

I'm certainly gulity of buying things without thinking about where they've come from...

Thanks for this post

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