X
X

Enter to win a free product from Dr.Brandt

*By entering to win, you agree to receive future emails from Dr.Brandt and SheFinds.

How Green Would You Go?: Drop Your Designer Jeans For A Pair Of Eco-Friendly Levi's

April 16, 2008 by katie
shefinds |

I still start to giggle when I think about those old Fruit of the Loom commercials with the dancing apples and grapes, so I was dismayed to find out recently that the process to make those 100% cotton underoos is more puce than green.

As it turns out, cotton is one of the most pesticide-dependent crops in use today, accounting for over 25% of the world’s pesticide pollution and contributing heavily to the contamination of ground water and soil. In other words, your “but-I-need-a-new-pair-of-jeans” habit may be encouraging the damage of local ecosystems across the world! Eeek.

The good news is that several designers are now producing denim lines made from 100% organic cotton. (Think washed dancing apple and grapes.) Like other organic products, this cotton is produced under strict processing regulations to ensure that it is free from any harmful toxins or chemicals. The result? All-natural jeans to satisfy your habit and help you treat the world a little more kindly.

Levi’s has led the pack in the organic denim movement, when in comes to established, big-name jeans brands. The company introduced their “Levi’s Eco” line a few years ago, which are not only made entirely from organic cotton, but boast recycled zippers, rivets, and buttons and colored with a special dye made from potato starch, mimosa flower, and Marseille soap. The eco-friendly Levi’s are available in several popular fits and finishes and are embroidered with a lowercase "e" either inside the front pocket or at the bottom of the right leg of each jean to signify their green-ness.

 

The Levis Eco mid-rise bootcut ($68) has a great, modern silhouette and comes in three washes: midnight sheen, wendy (indigo with a soft yellow tint), and Abby (bleached-out blue).

levispurple  

New for spring are the Eco Skinny Jeans ($59), which are perfect in purple or one of their other pastel washes.

loomstatejustice  

Boutique brand Loomstate also has a great selection of styles, fits and colors, ranging from skinny-leg pants to mini skirts. Loomstate’s Justice jean ($70), which has a bit of stretch and a classic bootcut leg, is best in the chic dirty dark wash.

Although I harbor a hippie streak, the idea of organic clothing initially gave me visions of scratchy hemp lounge pants in earth tones. This new wave is certain a welcome alternative and a move towards the positive. But all things considered, it seems to like there’s only one really effective way to go green: cut back on your clothing consumption! I propose you wear your jeans out and cut them into cute shorts when the knees rub bare. Now that’s an idea. Are you up for it? Let us know if you'd part with your favorite, but not so eco-friendly denim to go green.

 

Style

Psst! This SUPER Flattering Dress Is Back In Stock -& It's Less Than $24

April 19, 2018 by Brianna Peters
It already sold out once!

Celebrity

Who Is Kate Hudson's New Baby Daddy? Here's Everything We Know About Danny Fujikawa

April 19, 2018 by Lisa Fogarty
Meet Kate Hudson's new baby daddy!

Weddings

30 Things Brides Should Do 30 Days Before The Wedding

April 19, 2018 by Linda DiProperzio
Your ultimate to-do list.

beauty

7 Concealers Every Woman Over 30 Should Be Using

April 19, 2018 by Emily Belfiore
They're the best of the best!

Fashion

The Bizarre Bathing Suit Trend Kourtney Kardashian Swears By

April 19, 2018 by Jessica Harrington
We like it.

Health

5 Unexpected Cures For Anxiety, According To Doctors

April 19, 2018 by Lisa Fogarty
They work like magic!

Fashion

5 Life-Changing Outfit Tricks That Will Make You Look 10 Years Younger

April 19, 2018 by Emily Belfiore
Look as good as you feel!

Fashion

These Are The Best Nude Heels, According To Thousands Of Customer Reviews

April 19, 2018 by Jessica Harrington
These are essential.

Food

4 Carbs You Can Eat Non-Stop Without Gaining Weight, According To Experts

April 19, 2018 by Alonna Travin
They're important and healthy!

beauty

Lush Cosmetics Just Launched The Cutest New Mother's Day Collection

April 18, 2018 by Jessica Harrington
Mother's Day shopping complete.

Celebrity

OMG--Are Prince William & Kate Middleton Having A Boy?!

April 18, 2018 by Emily Belfiore
Congrats, Will & Kate!

Health

The Ultimate Guide To Essential Oils For Beginners

April 18, 2018 by Lisa Fogarty
We broke it down for you.

beauty

The $2 Product With Amazing Reviews & Reputations Everyone Should Own

April 18, 2018 by Emily Belfiore
It's a total lifesaver!

Fashion

The Super Comfortable Sneakers Everyone Will Be Wearing This Spring

April 18, 2018 by Jessica Harrington
We're never taking these off.

beauty

The Best Anti-Aging Moisturizers That Are Made With Natural Ingredients

April 18, 2018 by Emily Belfiore
They work better than those other ones

Weddings

30 Things Brides Should Do 30 Days Before The Wedding

The wedding day is fast approaching, and there is still ...

Weddings

8 Things You Should Never Do At Your Wedding Reception

Your wedding ceremony may be all about you and your ...

beauty

Stowaway Cosmetics Just Debuted The Most Amazing Color-Changing Lipstick Ever

Lipstick is hands down one of the beauty items I ...

LOAD MORE
+
LOAD MORE POSTS