I’ve been testing some Looptwork products, and they are amazing. Here’s why: the company makes all their products from 100% industrial “excess” materials. That means every zipper, button and thread used in their designs was about to be thrown out. For example, the Hoptu Laptop Sleeve shown above is made with 100% upcycled nylon neoprene which was recovered from a wetsuit factory.Read more
Nothing makes you want to save the earth for future generations more than creating your own future generation. As your belly grows, and your wardrobe along with it, purchasing organic maternity clothes is a giant step in the right direction when it comes to keeping pesticides and herbicides out of the environment.
What’s equally as important is that, by going organic during this important time, you keep pesticides and herbicides out of baby’s environment as well. Check out these great organic finds to accommodate that ever-expanding bump.
From a lazy Sunday to a night out on the town, nothing is more versatile than your favorite jeans. Accordingly, they are probably the most-worn item in your wardrobe. If they’re going to spend that much time hugging your thighs in all the right spots, shouldn’t you make sure that hug doesn’t involve a chemical cloud?
These days, green is the thing and jean makers — even the premium designers! — are starting to catch on to the idea that we think our planet is worth saving. And so are our bodies. Check out these stylish finds that prove that making smart decisions doesn’t have to be a sacrifice.
Chances are, when you hit the gym, the yoga studio or the pavement, you’re trying to do something good for yourself. Why not do something good for the planet at the same time? By simply buying organic the next time you restock your workout drawer, you can reduce the amount of toxins absorbed by your body and the amount of pesticides and chemicals used to grow or make the clothes now drenched in your sweat.
The safe and sustainable practices used to grow organic fibers keep the soil from depleting and aren’t poisonous to birds and other wildlife. Some even claim that clothing made from organic cotton lasts longer. And, what’s better, the new organic cotton women’s athletic clothing offers the same performance and style of traditional work-out duds. Check out these great finds.
Efficient jeans are still hard to find. Conventionally grown cotton requires more pesticides to grow than any other crop. The more efficient method is to grow organic cotton or hemp. The surf company Reef makes some good organic cotton jeans, like their Heritage Jeans (shown above), their Philosopher Jeans and Heritage Cords. The outdoor clothing company Patagonia offers organic cotton jeans. Hemp is the most optimal material with which to make jeans, but few hemp jeans are available. You can find some at Hempest.
What’s the perfect T-Shrit? Is it this one? Better Thinking, a product think-tank in the UK, has set a challenge to create a garment with world’s lowest eco-footprint, taking everything into consideration to create “‘The Perfect T-Shirt“. They’ve set up a forum to share ideas, knowledge and opinions. They also have a blog which tracks their progress.