Even the most green people I know are often at a loss for buying affordable, eco-friendly clothing. Most conventional clothing retailers just haven't jumped on the eco-bandwagon yet. I see the occasional organic cotton t-shirt around but other than that, I have to seek out sustainable duds in specialty stores or online.
So I figured you would want to know about this new-to-me brand of people and earth friendly apparel from a company called Repair the World. Their clothing line is made from a specially manufactured fabric called Reparel that is a blend of recycled polyester and recycled cotton. They sell a lot of basics like t-shirts (including kid sizes) but also some really stylish tops and dresses like this lovely pullover...
- Polyester comes from post-consumer (a fancy word for used) plastic bottles.
- Cotton is recycled from cutting room scraps and textile waste.
- Since the cotton scraps are pre-colored, no other dyes are needed.
- Company partners with Friendship Bridge to support women-owned businesses in Guatemala.