It seems today everyone is "going green." Well, why not? After all Earth is ours and if we don't take care of it we will have to live with the consequences. With all our waste and emissions we have made for unclean air, overflowing landfills, and of course Global Warming. Not to mention a lot of the clothing that is made by popular brands is made in sweat shops! But have you ever been to a "green clothing store?" Those hippies sure don't know how to put an outfit together. I doubt that they've ever even glimpsed into a fashion magazine. Cue Green Collective: An eco-friendly clothing company with, dare I say, style! According to Green Collective their mission is to
"design, develop and produce premium contemporary clothing in an environmentally friendly matter. We strive to leave the earth in as good or better condition for future generations, by using organic and sustainable fabrics and by dying using low--impact dyes or vegetable dyes."
Fortunately Green Collective delivers on their promise and has managed to produce some truly unique and great looking designs. Check out our current Green Collective collection. And, as Green Collective has printed on all their clothing
"Be the change you wish to see in the world."
Here's a little guide to what they are talking about.
Organic Fabrics: Organic fabrics are made from cotton grown in soil free of pesticides, herbicides, and poisons. The cotton itself is made without the use of harsh chemicals which tend to effect cotton. This means organic fabrics are stronger, softer, and last longer.
Sustainable Fabrics: Sustainable Fabrics are all about reducing your environmental footprints. Sustainable Fabrics are made from recycling and reusing materials.
Low-Impact Dyes: According to organiclifestyle.ca "A low-impact dye is a dye that has been classified by the Oeko-Tex Standard 100 (an international certification process) as eco-friendly. Generally, low-impact dyes do not contain toxic chemicals or mordants (which fix the dye to the fabric), require less rinsing and have a high absorption rate in the fabric (70%). High absorption rates and a decreased use of rinse water create less waste water."
Vegetable Dyes: Well this one is a no-brainer. These dyes are made from plants! Again this avoids the use of chemicals and offers a natural solution which has less of an impact on the environment.
Here are a few links to some great Green websites. Check them out.