In honor of Earth Day (which was yesterday), I wanted to look at some apparel companies who are doing their part to help the Earth’s future while keeping us fabulous.
H&M recently went eco-friendly with their conscious collection made of entirely sustainable materials. The collection is the retailer’s first attempt at red carpet looks and elegant evening gowns. Celebrities like Michelle Williams and Viola Davis have been seen in some of these pieces. The clothing is made out of recycled polyester and cotton hemp. The collection ranges from $19.99-$299.
On to another eco-friendly company; Toms! Now, most of us already know the story behind these giving shoes, but here’s a recap. With every pair of Toms you buy they will donate a pair to a needy child in one of 20 countries throughout the world. Toms are a sustainable shoe and some are 100% Vegan helping to keep our world smiling. Not only do they give back to the people they give back to the place they live.
Last, but definitely not least is Vaute Couture (pronounced like vote) a vegan company with a store located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The name is play on Haute Couture, but the H is replaced with a V for vegan. The company believes animals are our friends and we can still dress great and feel great without involving them in the process. The clothing is 100% recyclable material and cruelty free. The company specializes in beautiful coats, but has branched out a little. This is my ploy to shop locally; another way to do our part. http://www.vautecouture.com/index.htm
This is our world and we have to live in it and our children have to live in it and so on. You love fashion? So, shop for at least one eco-friendly item and look fashionable while taking care of our planet. Even you can make the slightest difference. All it takes is one person to do one little thing. Happy Earth Day!