Sometimes you don't DIY
Check out this press release from H&M. They're doing all kinds of "green" stuff, including their organic cotton tees they've had for a while, but they also have some SUPER cute stuff that I at first thought of copying until I realized, wait... Only $18 for a tee that I could make myself that's made of recycled materials? Uh, ok!
"This spring will see a women’s collection of floral and feminine fashion in sustainable materials. 'We are extremely proud of our Garden Collection for women, which has organic and recycled materials in every single garment,' says Ann-Sofie Johansson, Head of Design at H&M. 'The mix of floral prints and khaki classics works brilliantly for day to evening wear. I particularly like the sheer floral ruffle dress, the drawstring khaki jacket and the beautiful red rose bustier dress.'"Here's a page from Glamour last month including a super cute rose-colored tank top. $18, made of organic cotton and recycled linen and polyester. I think JCrew has one that looks similar but is way more expensive, and not sort of eco-friendly!! The super-cute shorts are H&M, too, for about the price of Old Navy shorts that are probably pretty horrible for the planet.
- Wash all your clothes in cold water (I've heard 90% of the energy used in washing clothes comes from heating the water)
- Eat more vegetarian food, choose chicken over beef, and eat organic
- Buy in bulk (I love how much money I can save this way, too!)
- Look for organic cotton tees (lots of brands have them now)
Have you found any great eco-friendly shopping tips or places?