Wednesday, March 22, 2006

cruelty-free clothing???

So, I am still on the hunt for some new clothes (especially spring/summer clothes) after all of the weight I lost last year. I am having trouble finding cruelty-free clothing in my price range.

See . . . I struggle to find clothing that is produced in an environmentally-friendly manner, which also respects the workers that produce it. Does anyone have any ideas about companies I could try? (The other problem I have is budget -- I can't afford to spend an arm and a leg on clothes.) So far, I have researched both L.L. Bean and Land's End, and both have policies on their website concerning worker's rights and such. (L.L. Bean also has a policy concerning their commitment to environmental/sustainable practices, but it is mostly about their catalogues and stuff.) The trouble with both of these companies is, well, most of their clothes just aren't designed for someone my age.

Am I asking for too much? Ultimately, I'd like to find clothes that are cute and that fit, (!), that are affordable, that are produced in a sustainable way, and that are sold by a company that respects its workers. Does anyone have ideas for companies/brands/stores I could try?

3 comments:

Harmonia said...

Have you tried thevegetarianstore.com there are a few other places but I can't think of their urls...I will have to post about them within the next week! Hope all is well!

Anonymous said...

Try H & M. http://www.hm.com

Catherine said...

Hey anonymous, thanks for the advice. I was interested to read their policies on their website. I have had trouble finding clothes of theirs that fit me properly in the past, but I will keep searching! And H&M is definitely hip.