10 July 2008

clothing retailers waking up to their impact?

In line with today's theme of responsible apparel comes news that some of the big retailers are planning to meet to discuss their role in the environment. Over 3 days in Shanghai, China, representatives from the companies -- JC Penney, Levi Strauss, Marks and Spencer (UK), and Polo Ralph Lauren -- are pow-wowing in regards to the impact of dyeing in textile manufacturing.

More about the meeting here.

Read about how China is holding manufacturers accountable for their polluting ways here.

[Image: Manufacturing #7: Textile Mill. Edward Burtynsky, The China Series]

eco happy feet

And what about shoes? Here's a roundup of some cute shoes that won't hurt your purse or the earth.

Shore Thing by Patagonia
$59 at PlanetShoes.com
(other colors available)
Patagonia Shore Thing Sandals - Taupe - Women

Ikebana by El Naturalista
$130 at PlanetShoes.com
(other colors available)
El Naturalista Ikebana N126 Sandals - Brown - Women

Dobamo by Terra Plana
$110 at Kaight
(also in red, more views here)

Gizeh by Birkenstock

$69 at PlanetShoes.com
(other colors available)
Birkenstock Gizeh Birko-Flor Sandals - Black Patent, Brown, Silver, Red Patent - Women

Penny Wedge by Form & Fauna

Was $285/Now $213.75 at Kaight

Aphrodite by Earth

Now $54 at PlanetShoes.com
Earth Aphrodite Sandals - Key Lime, Pewter - Women

Doll by Terra Plana

Now $77.50 at Shoes.com
(also in black)
Womens Doll

Toepaz by Simple

$74.99 at Shoes.com
(other colors available)
Womens Toepaz

Elara by Earth

$88 at PlanetShoes.com

Earth Elara - NEW for SPRING Sandals - Almond, Black, Rosso, White - Women

Grass by Terra Plana
$140 at Terra Plana
(other colors available)

on sale: eco-fashion

I'm usually willing to pay a little more for fashion that claims to be sustainable. But for those of us on a budget, buying fashionable eco-friendly clothes is not always an option. So ladies, here's your chance to get some good deals on quality eco-duds. I've done a round-up of some of the sales going on at eco-fashion web shops.

Tops ($70 and under)
Piped tunic by Sustainable Collective
(bamboo/organic cotton/spandex)
Was $94/Now $50

[Fashion Ethic]

Cassidy Camisole by Edun
Was $125/Now $65
[The Green Loop]

Crisp blouse by Kelly B
(organic cotton/spandex)
Sale price $70
[BTC Elements]

Half-sleeve hoodie by Stewart+Brown
(organic cotton)
Sale price $42
[BTC Elements]

($95 and under)

Hemp trouser pant by Ryann
Was $128/Now $95
[Fashion Ethic]

Beach shorts by Loomstate
(organic cotton)
Was $129/Now $64
[The Green Loop]

Tutor skirt by Loomstate
(organic cotton denim)
Was $129/Now $65
[The Green Loop]

Wide leg pant by Habitude
(organic cotton twill)
Was $176/Now $90
[The Green Loop]

(under $170)
Sexy soy halter dress by Anna Cohen
Originally $281/Now $168.60
[Green with Glamour]

"Alison" pleated dress by Sublet
(30% organic cotton, 67% bamboo, 3% spandex)
Originally $242/Now $130
[Fashion Ethic]

Tularosa dress by Loyale
(bamboo/cotton jersey blend)
Originally $160/Now $145

Pinstripe jumper by Bahar Shapar
(organic cotton)
Was $270/Now $135

Aurora dress by Perfectly Imperfect
(organic cotton)
Not on sale, but reasonably priced at $130
[Green with Glamour]

Leigh dress by Kelly B
Not on sale, but reasonably priced at $113
[Green with Glamour]