Shopping for overalls and a leather jacket to complete your Ghostbusters Dr. Jillian Holtzmann look at your local Goodwill store isn't only an eco-friendly option, but a charitable one.
Thread creates sustainable fabric that is made from PET bottles (plastic soda and water bottles) from Haiti and Honduras. The fabric is sold to clothing manufacturers like Timberland.
This is how you can change the way you shop and make sustainable choices when it comes to your clothing.
History in the dressmaking! The Designing Change short film below follows Suzy Amis Cameron's Red Carpet Green Dress campaign, from its inception at the Academy Awards in 2009 through the recent Oscar ceremony in 2016.
I only wear green to the Oscars. I'm not talking about gowns a fashion writer might describe as emerald, chartreuse or seafoam. No, my idea of a green dress is an ensemble that was created in a way that is as good for the planet as it is beautiful on the woman.
One of the best aspects of owning a local business, is feeling like you are contributing to life in your community, Small businesses are often the sponsors of local causes, sports teams and community centers. Certainly, big companies employ many people, and give back to communities, but small businesses uniquely give a community energy, personality and culture.
Being an eco-minimalist style maven means not only choosing materials that are fairly traded and sweatshop free, but also choosing well made apparel that needn't be replaced often, as well as retooling what you already own.