Look for H&M;’s green labels or flower symbol to spot the garments made from eco fabrics.
Dec
20

Holiday Gift List: H&M Organic Collection

Greenista Girl Neha

This holiday, give the gift of fashion that also has an eco conscience (like us). We’ve been in love with H&M’s organic collection since it launched in 2004, that’s nothing new. But did you know they have a goal of increasing the amount of organic cotton used by 50% each year until 2013! See how eco they are today …

H&M uses more than just organic cotton. You’ll spot these eco fabrics too: organic wool, linen, and cotton denim, recycled cotton, polyester, polyamide, wool, and an eco silk-like fabric called Tencel.

H&M adheres to the European Eco-Label which is stricter than in the US.

H&M just launched a line of waterproof duds free of fluorocarbons, a chemical that doesn’t biodegrade very easily. Instead they are using Bionic Finish Eco.

H&M tries to be as sustainable as possible when it comes to recycling and reduction of waste, cleaner fabric production, more efficient and cleaner transportation, and fair work wages and human rights.

H&M teamed up with UNICEF’s water project to donate $150,000 and also has been working with WaterAid since 2002.

Written by Greenista Girl Neha
Photo by H&M

Organic cotton is cultivated without the use of chemical pesticides and fertilizers, which means it is better for the environment and for the farm workers.
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Hang your clothes outside to dry. Get a clothesline or drying rack and let the summer breeze do the work for you.
Aug
22

Spin Cycle: Spun Clothing

Greenista Girl Neha

Wanna take your wardrobe full circle? Rotate in Spun, an eco clothing line that fits the three F’s … it fits, it flatters, and it’s fashionable. Pick comfy yet chic tees, dresses, tops, tanks, skirts, and shorts from four collections: Black/Blue, Classics, Fanciful & Frilly, and Basics. Each style is totally multipurpose and can be dressed up or down. The line is proudly made in the United States using high quality 100% certified organic cotton which is dyed using an environmentally safe low–impact fiber reactive dyeing processes. The Greenista Girls love the Corsage Tank ($34) with an asymmetrical ruffle strap and the breezy, drop waist Tank Dress ($86). And did we mention the to-die-for accessories? Flower “pom pom” rings and headbands. Too cute!

Written by Greenista Girl Neha

Photos by Spun

Organic agriculture protects the health of people and the planet by reducing the overall exposure to toxic chemicals from synthetic pesticides that can end up in the ground, air, water and food supply, and that are associated with health consequences, from asthma to cancer.
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14 Responses to “Spin Cycle: Spun Clothing”

  1. Dale Lips says:

    Beautiful styles! I love organic cotton, but it still requires a lot of water to grow. Bamboo is sustainable as it grows with very little water, no pesticides and no fertilizer. You can find organic bamboo and cotton shirts at Amazing Tee’s.

  2. Sara says:

    Thanks for the love ladies! I really appreciate the support and the super sweet write-up on SPUN! <3

    Dale Lips: Bamboo is sustainable in the way that it is grown but processing them into fabric for clothing requires LOTS of water and resources. I researched bamboo as well as other options but organic cotton is currently the best option all around.

  3. amanda waltman says:

    I own 7 or 8 Spun pieces & love them all! They’re super cute, comfy & I get complimented all the time on how great they look. Plus Sara, the owner & designer, is awesome & really sweet.

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Aug
19

Grownup LBD Uniform with Greenista Guest Sasha

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Schoolgirl uniforms may come with the requisite itchy pleated skirts and unsightly red ties, but Sheena Matheiken’s The Uniform Project is out to reinterpret the concept for us grown-up girls. Wearing the same little black dress every day for a year, Sheena made it fun and fresh by using recycled, donated, or borrowed accessories to spice up her style. From bright purple tights to crazy layering, she proved that wearing the same basic piece for 365 days straight is anything but boring – and extremely eco-friendly!

The Uniform Project, launched in May 2009, started out as a year-long fundraising platform for the Akanksha Foundation, which to date has provided funding for educational expenses (uniforms, books, etc) for 287 children living in India’s slums.  Though “Year 1″ has passed, there are rumors that Sheena has a new uniform project up her upcycled sleeves. In the meantime, donations are still welcome and limited editions of her little black dress (made from sustainable materials) will be available online soon. So in honor of Sheena’s mission, challenge yourself to a personal uniform project and either select an existing item from your closet or snag one of the limited LBD … and commit to wearing it at least three times a week. If you’re feeling creative and want to further lessen your style footprint, order the Uniform Project pattern and sew up your own dress. Pick out cherry red fabric or stitch on some wacky buttons to make it uniquely yours. For inspiration, check out Sheena’s picture book or sites such as the blog New Dress A Day or sewing site Threadbanger, which make eco-chic style easy and fun for us Greenista Girls.  Doing good has never looked so good!

Written by Greenista Guest Sasha

Photo by The Uniform Project and Limite Magazine

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Aug
10

Tibi Fashion Show: Backstage Access

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Photo by Brianne DiSylvester

Who’s in and who’s out this fashion week? We strutted our eco hot stuff into the backstage of the Tibi fashion show to find out. Set to grace the runway: light, fresh makeup from Bobbi Brown, nails in a grayish taupe from Dashing Diva, and for the hair - girlish ringlets. So it got us thinking about our fave eco beauty products. We say Auf Wiedersehen to chems with these green lines:

Physicians Formula: We swear by this stuff…especially the Tinted Moisturizer and the “are-you-wearing-fake-lashes?” mascara. It’s free of synthetic preservatives and fragrances, parabens, genetically modified organisms, and not tested on animals.

Priti Nails: Eco nail polish doesn’t have to mean boring, muted colors. Priti has almost every shade under the sun included pastels, neons, reds, pink, and even dark Goth colors. They are all free of harsh chemicals like toluene, formaldehyde, and dibutyl phalates. They even have eco nail polish remover.

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