The Alternative Consumer

This blog focuses on environmental issues, and healthy lifestyle choices -- new products and service options for your self, your friends, family and home. It's all about making smart choices, and living well!

Monday, April 10, 2006

The Angel Wears Organic

Do we need to care about Fair Trade labor practices and environmentally-friendly manufacturing when making our purchasing decisions? Of course. So in our quest to support those companies that help both people and our planet, here are a couple of SCR (socially conscious retailers) you might like to try.

For casual wear made from organic hemp (a fast-growing, ultra-sustainable fiber), organic pima cotton, and cashmere (from Mongolia with a fair-trade partnership),
Stewart + Brown...This husband-wife team of eco-textile developers are currently researching bamboo and soy for their future fashion mix.
Their current collections and retail locations can be found at
Stewart + Brown

For casual/yoga wear that's made partially from hemp, there's aptly named,

If you'd like to recommend companies (who use bamboo, soy, hemp, alternative fabric constructions and have Fair business practices), drop a line. Don't forget -- if you can't smoke it, you may as well wear it.


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