Eco-Friendly Style is Easier Than Ever

One of our sponsors asked us for our favorite tips for eco-friendly style. We’ve come a long way since Kermit first sang, “It’s not easy being green,” but people don’t always equate “stylish” with “sustainable.” Turns out, it’s actually easier than ever to be both. Here’s how:
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One of our sponsors asked us for our favorite tips for eco-friendly style. We’ve come a long way since Kermit first sang, “It’s not easy being green,” but people don’t always equate “stylish” with “sustainable.” Turns out, it’s actually easier than ever to be both. Here’s how:
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Photo: iStock

One of our sponsors asked us for our favorite tips for eco-friendly style. We’ve come a long way since Kermit first sang, “It’s not easy being green,” but people don’t always equate “stylish” with “sustainable.” Turns out, it’s actually easier than ever to be both. Here’s how:

1. Avoid clothing with synthetic materials as they’re produced using chemicals. Bamboo, hemp, linen, silk, and organic cotton and wool are all good choices.

2. Try to avoid clothes that need to be dry cleaned. It’s best to wash in cold and line-dry. The laundry phase of a cotton t-shirt’s life actually uses 50% more energy than all other phases combined, including material, production, transportation, etc.

3. The easiest thing you can do might actually be the most obvious: Shop at second-hand stores. Not only will you be helping save the environment, you might also find some great vintage pieces.

How do you keep your wardrobe both eco-friendly and stylish?