By Paige Wolf, author of the book + blog: Spit That Out: The Overly Informed Parent’s Guide to Raising Children in the Age of Environmental Guilt
In the past few years, designers have proved that co-conscience fashion is not all about shapeless frocks made from hemp yarn. Linda Loudermilk and Stella McCartney took chic sustainability to fashion week. Unfortunately, most of us can barely afford a pair of organic cotton socks donning those labels.
But there are still plenty of ways to green your wardrobe and debunk the myth that eco-friendly fashion has to cost a fortune.
Of course, the greenest and cheapest way to shop is secondhand. Anything you purchase at a resale or consignment shop keeps once-worn apparel out of the landfill, and can assuage any guilt over coveted designer labels. But for brand new threads, there are a few places to shop for new ethical fashion on a budget.
1. Threads 4 Thought
Threads 4 Thought organic and sustainably sourced pieces are very well priced, with basics like tees and tanks regularly priced around $10.
Don’t miss the sales from already reasonably priced SAVA, a sustainable fashion brand and manufacturer right in my city of Philadelphia.
While you may not love conventional mass brands practices, when they do make green strides, they reach a broad audience and become game changers in the market. H&M became one of the world’s biggest users of organic cotton with its super cute H&M Conscious Collection. Just try to snatch the collections up before they sell out!
4. Pure Citizen and JP Selects
5. Arcadia Boutique, Nimli, Beklina, and Ecolissa
Find a full list of sustainable fashion brands at Eco Fashion World.
Image via Threads 4 Thought