Fresh Finds: Fashion Statement
By Kim Wallace
This versatile bamboo fiber cowlneck top from Sameunderneath is available in coffee (shown), ecru, teal and black. Men’s five-pocket, organic cotton pants, available in coffee or black, are a staple. Bamboo cowl neck: $95. Organic cotton pants: $162. (503) 223-3592; www.Sameunderneath.com
Gypsy and Loïc’s Polartec fleece jackets, vests, beanies, pants, mittens and scarves are made from 85 percent post-industrial recycled PET plastic. Women’s zipper slide: $86. Available at select Whole Foods Markets in California, Oregon, Washington, New England, Santa Fe and Denver. www.GypsyAndLoic.com
Artisans from around the world are paid a fair wage to hand-knit Indigenous Designs’ free-range alpaca wool mittens and beanies. Women’s accessories from $26. Celestial mittens: $40. Beanie La Femme: $27. (707) 571-7811; www.IndigenousDesigns.com
Del Forte Denim’s “Hazel” organic cotton pleated-front trousers use nickel-free hardware. Organic cotton “Hazel” jeans: $210. (866) 350-7829; www.DelForte.com
Habitude’s sassy V-neck minidress combines hemp and silk for an eco-chic outfit. V-neck tie mini-dress: $188. (214) 295-4185; www.Habitude.org
Constructed of organic cotton lining and twill, the Ladd vest from Truly Organic Apparel completes a layered look. Ladd vest: $38. (206) 930-6713; www.Truly-Organic.com
Soy and organic cotton combine to make HTnaturals’ buttery long-sleeve V-neck shirt perfect for cool fall nights. Available in jet grey, putty, winter sky, black and dark plum. Coquihalla V-Neck: $46. (866) 436-7869; www.HTNaturals.com
Homegrown and manufactured in California, Naked Cotton’s organic cotton tees are dyed with water-based inks and adhesives. Women’s t-shirt: $45. www.NakedCotton.com
PurePlay clothing is crafted from soft Eco-Logic fabric, which contains 70 percent recycled cotton scraps. Women’s ReVine shirt: $42. Men’s Re-Word shirt: $45. www.PurePlayClothing.com
Made in the United States, Toggery’s organic supima cotton clothing line includes knits, dresses, jackets, leggings and other items. The Carrie tank comes in hunter, merlot, mink, eel,
fox, royal, black and white. Tank: $30. www.ToggeryCollection.com
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