Words like “eco-friendly” and “sustainable” have been a hot topic over the past year, but what does that really mean? And do we need to adopt this lifestyle?
For the purpose of this post, we’re going to focus on sustainable fashion. Basically, instead of using harsh chemicals on an H&M shirt, a material like bamboo or soy would be used to produce the item–it’s these materials that reduce the environment’s carbon footprint.
Shailene Woodley recently revealed in an interview that she uses clay as toothpaste. Now, I wouldn’t go as far as using the stuff I made coil pots in 4th grade on my pearly whites, but if that’s your style, more power to you.
Many fashion and beauty brands are taking note of the impact of the ecological industry, which can make shopping for said lifestyle difficult. And with Earth Day tomorrow, we’ve given you a head start with these 5 brands and picks under $100:
Kamik “Flora” Rain Boots, $62.99, Zappos.com
April showers are still here, and these boots are made of 100% recyclable materials AND waterproof–definitely worth it.
Matt and Nat “GIL” crossbody, $98, Mattandnat.com
Vegan leather and a 100% recycled nylon interior, and comes in five colors.
H&M Knit Sweater, $34.95, Lyocell Top, $17.95, Organic Cotton Skirt, $49.95, Hm.com
All part of the H&M Conscious Collection.
Threads 4 Thought “Paula” Dress, $48, and “Hudson” Dress, $66 Begoodclothes.com
Dresses made with 60% organic cotton and 40% modal.
ASOS Green Room People Tree Love Heart Bracelet, $16.93, and Crescent Statement Necklace, $42.33, Asos.com
Jewelry made from 100% brass, the brand supports locally made designs and organic cotton farming practices.