As concern for the environment continues to gain momentum, fashionistas everywhere are looking for eco-friendly options to supplement their wardrobes and their lifestyles. Slowly but surely, designers are turning to sustainable materials. Even trends like faux fur and faux leather, which are big hits as of late, prove you can be stylish without supporting animal cruelty. Sacramento is home to a few stores that offer environmentally-friendly fashion. Here is a guide so you can check out lines that help prolong our planet and enhance your personal style.
Eco-Friendly Clothing: Habitude
Hours: Mon to Sat – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sun – 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Habitude is a line that uses natural resources as a base for most of its clothing. Employing materials such as bamboo and soy, Habitude is able to create organic, beautiful pieces for earth-conscious customers. Browse through stunning dresses and blouses at Madam Butterfly, a clothing boutique that sells Habitude along with many other brands.
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Hours: Mon – 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tues to Sat – 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sun – 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Toms is a great company that began the “One for One™” idea of selling one pair of shoes with the promise to send another pair to a child in need. The idea took off and the company, as of September 2010, gave away more than a million pairs of shoes to children around the world. Since then, the basic canvas flat has spurred the arrival of wedges, ballet flats and even vegan options for men and women alike. Purchase a pair of the comfortable footwear at Krazy Mary’s Boutique.
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Children’s Clothing: Kicky Pants
Hours: Tues to Sat – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Kicky Pants is a line that features children’s wear and maternity clothing. Made up of “bamboo basics,” the soft and stretchy pieces are absorbent, naturally antibacterial and comfortable; bamboo is also known to regulate body temperature. Koukla Kids is a cute children’s store that offers organic lines which promote healthy growth and development, not to mention outstanding style. The colorful mix of unique designers helps mold an eclectic vibe for those budding trendsetters.
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Handbags: Matt & Nat
Matt & Nat is a handbag designer for men and women. The company lines all bags and wallets with 100 percent recycled plastic bottles, and all products are guaranteed to be vegan. The brand emphasizes minimalism and protection of the environment. The brand is sold in Bay Area boutiques in Berkeley and San Francisco, but for a shorter commute, visit the company website where you can browse and purchase all available products.
Caitlin Gaustad is a freelance writer and a fourth year student pursuing a Managerial Economics major and Spanish minor at the University of California, Davis. You can usually find her with the latest copy of a fashion magazine, which she reads cover-to-cover, admiring the styling and design of each layout. Caitlin is excited to bring you coverage of Davis fashion and trends. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.