Dressing more “sustainably” sounds great in theory, but it’s hard to know where to even begin. There is so much information floating around and endless options to consider (Should I buy regular cotton or organic? Is silk fabric really okay?), that the well-intended idea can quickly become an all too daunting task. But that doesn’t mean you should give up. With Earth Day just around the corner, here’s your no-stress guide to simple (and sustainable) style hacks.
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The Little Market Bohemian Market Basket in Black ($64)
Melissa Joy Manning 14-Karat Gold Diamond Earrings ($250)
Breathable cotton is always a great option for the warmer months. Look for pieces made with organic cotton, which means it was farmed without the usual chemicals.
Small Trades Classic Striped ¾ Sleeve Shirt ($70)
Not only does hemp provide warmth, but the textile is so versatile that it can be used across a variety of products from shoes to pants.
Eisleen Fisher Hemp & Organic Cotton Wide Leg Ankle Pants in Black ($148)
A more luxurious choice, silk is of course made au naturale by the silkworm, plus it’s also credited to having some antimicrobial properties. If you’re looking for a cruelty-free option that doesn’t kill silkworms in the process, consider brands that use what’s called Peace Silk, a process that allows the animals to live a full life cycle.
Amour Vert Benita Dress in Bubble Print ($220)
Household Essentials Folding Wood Clothes Drying Rack ($20)