Editor’s Note: Check out the 2016 Shop Drop Challenge!We’re nearly halfway through the Mommy Greenest Shop Drop Challenge, in which we stop buying any new clothes or accessories for 30 days. Last year, Mommy Greenest readers saved $30,000 and 3,000 pounds of landfill waste in just one month. Will you join us?
Editor’s Note: Check out the 2016 Shop Drop Challenge!Ladies, start counting! Today is the first of the Mommy Greenest Shop Drop Challenge, in which we pledge not to buy any new clothes or accessories for 30 days. Last year, Mommy Greenest readers saved $30,000 and 3,000 pounds of landfill waste in just one month. Will you join us?
From vegan to organic, fair trade to upcycled, here are just a few eco fashion goodies that are on my list this holiday season.
It’s the biggest online consignment store the world has ever seen, and now it’s giving all of us a gigantic holiday bonus. Now through New Year’s Eve, thredUP lets sellers keep 100% of every handbag sale, plus gives away a gorgeous designer handbag each and every week!
You’ve read about fast fashion, in which underpaid workers in third-world countries provide western consumers with cheap and disposable goods. You’re all clear on cotton, which uses 17% of the world’s insecticides and is 94% Genetically Modified. But with that in mind, sometimes you just have to shop—and many of those times take place during the holidays. Which is why it makes sense now to figure out what matters to you when it comes to the clothes that you buy. Here’s how I categorize eco fashion.
New collections from two Los Angeles designers prove that the hottest eco fashion trend this summer is upcycling. Unlike recycling, which turns a product into another product of equal value, or downcycling, in which the product degrades, upcycling takes something of lesser value and turns it into something that has a higher value. In this case, these designers are taking salvaged materials—waste from other manufacturers—and completely transforming them. Now through the end of the month, Mommy Greenest readers get up to 30% off on select summer styles!
Quick on the heels of the Shop Drop Challenge, in which more than 500 of you joined me to save 3,000 pounds of landfill waste and $30,000 by swapping or thrifting our style for the month of January, I started hearing rumors of a new H&M Conscious Collection that was blowing the socks off eco fashion. And since this is the one time of year that I don’t feel (too) guilty shopping new, I decided to head over to the mall to investigate. Now you know now much I rail against the mall, home of bottom-of-the-barrel fast fashion houses like Forever 21, which have outsourced our $3 trillion a year…
Thanks so much to MomsLA for co-hosting an amazing Swap Your Style Party to celebrate the culmination of January’s Shop Drop Challenge, in which 500 women saved more than $30,000 and 3,000 pounds of landfill waste, just by taking a 30-day retail shopping pause—and thrifting and swapping instead. We were joined by celebrity guests Christiane Siedel of “Boardwalk Empire,” LA stylist Alison Deyette—she scored Manolos! Plus, Alysia Reiner of “Orange is the New Black” and her husband, David Alan Basche of “The Exes”—our token male of the day—who promised that nothing any of us tried on “ever makes you look fat.” It’s true—check out the video.