Fresh Finds: Fashion Statement

Eco-warriors, dress the part!
September/October 2008
Carrie tank ($30)

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;

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.

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;

Del Forte Denim’s “Hazel” organic cotton pleated-front trousers use nickel-free hardware. Organic cotton “Hazel” jeans: $210. (866) 350-7829;

Habitude’s sassy V-neck minidress combines hemp and silk for an eco-chic outfit. V-neck tie mini-dress: $188. (214) 295-4185; 

Constructed of organic cotton lining and twill, the Ladd vest from Truly Organic Apparel completes a layered look. Ladd vest: $38. (206) 930-6713;

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;

Homegrown and manufactured in California, Naked Cotton’s organic cotton tees are dyed with water-based inks and adhesives. Women’s t-shirt: $45.

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.

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. 

Kim Wallace