Eco-friendly fashion is a term that we are hearing a lot lately. It is an ideal of creating fashion in a way that will protect the environment and our bodies from harmful processes and chemicals. I think this is one trend that is creating a new genre for fashion and accessories. The buzz words associated with these earth conscious efforts are organic, recycled, and ecological footprint. The definitions are below (taken from http://naturalhealthcare.ca):
- Produced with the use of feed or fertilizer of plant or animal origin without employment of chemically formulated fertilizers, growth stimulants, antibiotics, or pesticides.
- Textiles that have been discarded by consumers, retailers or charitable organizations, which have undergone a discriminating process of sorting, grading and separation into waste-free products suitable for reuse.
- ecological footprint
- The calculation of the amount of natural resources required by an individual or group of individuals (plants, animals, nations) to sustain itself.
Our ECO List:
Tom's Shoes-each pair sold equals a pair donated to a child in need. available at planetshoes.com, endless.com (see ads)
BTC Elements.com-skater Lindsay Jo Holmes makes earring out of old skateboards
clothing, also available at couturecandy.com (see ad)
Loyale.com-clothing and accessories for men, women, and children
PlanetShoes.com (see ad)