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Eco-friendly Outfits? Au Naturale Organic Designers

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Who knew being environmentally conscious could be well… chic? Yeah, H&M, Zaras, and Forever21 have cool threads but the pollution from factories to produce our favorite outfits are taking a toll on our planet. Cotton is a very popular and abundant crop but it uses a lot of pesticides which effect the environment greatly. Alternative materials include organically grown bamboo because it can be harvested and used to create fabrics that are luxuriously soft with a texture akin to silken cashmere. The hemp plant is one of the most amazing eco-friendly plants known on the planet and replenishes soil it grows in therefore leaving richer nutrients than before it was planted. You will seriously also win some major cool points for thinking about the greater good while looking good! Here are some au naturale designers that are changing the world one shirt at a time.

Elroy

Vancouver based, Elroy’s creative director Leanne McElroy produces out of small, self-run cottage industry in Indonesia. Elroy is abundant of flirty, easy, wearable pieces and fosters responsible growth in Indonesia’s textile industry. Elroy has committed to a design and business model that is as environmentally conscious and which includes using a wide variety of textiles such as organic cotton, bamboo, tencel, linen, hemp, wild silk, pineapple, wool and upcycled fabrics.

Indigenous

Scott Leonard and Matt Reynolds with their California team, world-wide group of fashion representatives, passionate tribe of style ambassadors and fair trade artisan partners in Peru, have been working hard to change the fashion industry system for better. These designers strive to transform the often opaque fashion industry into one respected for producing beautiful and trendy clothes through transparent, ethical and eco-friendly methods. Supporting fair trade wages and artisan cooperatives, investing in natural and organic fibers and environmentally-friendly dyes, and spreading the beauty of handmade eco fashion.

Carry Parry

Carrie Parry won the Ethical Fashion Forum’s 2011 Innovation Award, for her feminine, timeless pieces designed with a commitment to responsible sources. Produced ethically and locally in the New York Garment District using materials that are environmentally-conscious, such as organic wool, recycled polyester and hand-woven wools, which help to support artisanal communities worldwide.

Organic by John Patrick

In the late Nineties, as the floaty, mass production of fast fashion increasingly set the tone for the global garment trade, John Patrick had to ask: Is sustainability still possible? 2004 came and John Patrick answered that question by launching Organic, his signature fashion label. Prioritizing organic materials, fair labor practices, and ecological awareness, Organic’s supply chain is a prototype that refines and renders those relationships.

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5 TV Episodes That Answered Big Questions

People often love to watch television shows for the continuous mystery. Some series have long-running questions and various episodes tease you with the answers. But the answer is finally revealed in an epic episode that fans will never forget, including these five television episodes that answered all of the questions. Warning, epic SPOILERS ahead. Buffy The Vampire Slayer The fifth...

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What Everyone On ‘Storage Wars’ Has Been Doing Since Season One

If you're looking for reality T.V. of a higher caliber, A&E's Storage Wars is worth checking out. It showcases the process, subculture, and wacky misadventures of auctioneers and bidders of storage lockers. These storage lockers are at least three months behind on rent and can be auctioned by the locker owner. This leads to some interesting finds and heated debates among bidders. If you've...

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Every Celebrity Romance You Don’t Remember, But Now Will Never Forget Again

If we’ve heard it once, we’ve heard it a hundred times in every celebrity interview, A-listers like to date each other because they say it makes it easier if their partner understands the demands of their job. We get it. But just because they were dating within “the biz” doesn’t guarantee that their love was built to last. They may have dated long ago, and a few couples might have even forgotten they were ever in a romance, but we just can’t. We think about that time Cher dated a certain action star at least once a week, and now you will too.

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