More and more these days, people are making the decision to be earth-conscious. But that’s no reason not to be fashion-conscious, as well. As the focus seems to grow on being environmentally friendly, there are quite a few clothing companies that are stepping up to the bat with clothes that are produced in an eco-friendly way. Here’s a guide to some of the more earth-friendly clothing manufacturers, so that you can go green with your fashion choices as well.
As well as using a good deal of organic materials in making their clothing, American Apparel also recycles over a million pounds of fabric a year and cuts down on usage of electricity by having solar panels on their headquarters’ roof. However, American Apparel goes even further by having a wonderful track record of business practices. All of the clothes produced by American Apparel are- you guessed it- American made- and sweatshop free. Employees of the company are paid almost double minimum wage, and as well, they give their workers health insurance and English lessons.
American Apparel offers a great variety of inexpensive clothing. They have clothes for men, women, and children, as well as a fine collection of accessories-all at a relatively inexpensive price. What a way to get a bang for your buck and support the earth at the same time!
This women’s fashion giant offers clothes made from organic cotton, bamboo, and hemp. The dyes they use in their products is natural with a small impact on the environment, and the materials they use to ship and package their items is all recycled. As an added bonus, they operate under Fair Labor practices.
While dealing in immensely stylish- and relatively cheap- jeans, Levi is also a very green clothing company when it comes down to it. The cotton they use in their clothing is all organic, the zippers and buttons they use on their clothing is recycled, and they use natural indigo dye on their fabrics.
Offering a large selection of clothes for both men and women, Rawganique also deals in other accessories like sheets, bags, and jewelry. All of their stuff is made from hemp and organic cotton as well. They have an extremely large selection of comfortable-fitting clothes that’s relatively inexpensive for the quality.
While not exactly a clothing manufacturer on their own, Goodwill and other shops like it are a wonderful place to purchase clothing. After all, what better way is there to cut down on environmental impact on making clothing than recycling someone else’s old clothes instead of having them be thrown away?