Style on the Slope
April 1, 2011
A lot more green is around the corner as we wait impatiently for the snow to melt for good. “Green” fashion is already out there. An environmentally conscious wardrobe is easy to compile. When it comes to saving resources, nothing can compete with second-hand clothing. From high-end vintage stores to the Salvation Army, used clothing is available in ranges of styles, qualities, and conditions. The Commons is home to a Salvation Army store as well as a vintage shop called Petrune. On 125 State Street, Petrune hosts a great selection of styles at a reasonable range of prices. Ebay and Etsy are also great places to find used clothing online. Many vintage stores have items for sale on Etsy.
If used clothing is a little too uncertain for you, there are lots of environmentally friendly fabrics and clothing manufacturers to choose from. Eco Fashion World.com provides a directory of environmentally friendly designers and online retailers. Lots of designers make clothing and accessories out of recycled materials, ranging from tires to tablecloths. Even shoes can be eco friendly.