You can support the environment too by buying your jewelry from companies that practice eco-friendly mining. I know that Waves of Gratitude Inspired Jewelry, the pieces they have made excluusively for them is manufacatured at a company that does this.
Don't forget that buying second hand clothing from thrift shops and consignment stores helps the environment, too. They may not be made out of organic or eco friendly fabrics but it is reusing that which already exists.
For those that think eco-friendly clothing is too expensive, try to remember that needing less and wearing clothing until it falls apart is also important. Think hard about whether you need ten pairs of athletic pants or perhaps just a few high quality organic ones. Much of the issue is that of our society pushing uber-consumerism. Furthermore, considering organic clothing to be expensive is to externalize the cost of pesticides and other petro-chemicals on human health and environmental health. By eating and wearing organic, and extending yourself to have a non-toxic home, you'll reduce the likelihood of developing cancer and other diseases in your family. You can't put a price on that.
I agree totally with the other comments. However I do want to point out there are stores that try to support organic & eco friendly clothing without breaking the bank. One store is Organic Style in Asbury Park, NJ. They also offer fair-trade goods, all at very very reasonable prices. (nicely fitted whisper thin longsleeve shirts for $20)
Padma in Palm Coast
As a dedicated yogini and yoga teacher I would love to wear nothing but eco friendly clothing and also teach my children and grandchildren to do the same. Unfortunately it is not always affordable for those us us who are not affluent. What is available is extremely limited or lacking in style and comfort.
Perhaps designers like Eileen Fisher and the fashion industry as a whole will recognize that we too want to have a positive impact on the earth but can't afford the "luxury" of eco-friendly clothing.
Hopefully I 'll be able to buy eco friendly clothes which they are not expensive , look good and fit nice .
this clothing is great! but it only works if I can find it & afford it .........
organic naturally coloured (brown) cotton fabric is available .can be sourced from india. firstname.lastname@example.org
what are the brands that carry products or clothing like this?
I think it is absolutely wonderful that fashion
is getting environmentally friendly. However, is it all as expensive as $350 - $1700 for a dress? I don't see it making enough of a difference if 'regular' people can't afford it.