Q&A: Eco-Conscious Fashion

By Erin Donnelly

Edun Twilight High Waist Organic Stretch Cotton JeansQ: Everyone’s talking about how great eco-conscious clothing is, but a lot of the stuff I’ve seen seems either too basic or bohemian for my tastes. Can you recommend some organic styles that look a bit more modern and dressier?

A: Of course I can! You’ll be happy to know that sustainable fashion has come a long way from Birkenstocks and ugly hemp skirts. And while a lot of what you may see is somewhat basic-looking casual wear (organic cotton and bamboo are great for tees and yoga pants), there are plenty of garments out there that are as stylish and fashion-forward as they are green-minded. Hey, tree-huggers can be trendy too!

Go green and glam in these chic sustainable styles:

Edun Twilight High Waist Organic Stretch Cotton Jeans (shown): Yep, even your baby blues can go green. The high rise and wide legs of these organic cotton jeans are right on the money trend-wise, while the embroidered leaf details on the back pocket send a little shout-out to Mother Nature.

Song Organic Ruffle-Trim Dress: Float like a butterfly and sting like a bee in this beautifully wispy dress made from organic ramie. Available in black or white.

Beau Soleil Beau Wrap: This black bamboo dress sports a lower scoop-neck and a detachable recycled leather belt for a hip, confident look.

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