Where to Find Eco-Friendly Clothing in San Francisco
It’s officially Earth Day today, but shouldn’t everyday be an earth day? Where your wardrobe is concerned, it’s easy to make that happen at these top eco-friendly San Francisco shops and boutiques:
Eco Citizen: Fair trade, eco-conscious fashions from such designers as EDUN, Loomstate, Linda Loudermilk and Del Forte Denim are on display at this Russian Hill boutique.
EcoLogiQue: Low impact production methods and sustainable materials are behind the clothing and organic products for men, women and children found at this Hayes Valley destination for eco-friendly labels such as Sweetgrass, Naked Cotton and Under the Canopy.
Ladita: This Bernal Heights go-to for sweatshop-free, fair trade clothing, handmade jewelry and organic beauty products from the likes of Stewart + Brown and Del Forte Denim also offers a consignment section for gently worn designer items.
Clary Sage Organics: Yoga and lounge apparel made of organic cotton are among the earth-friendly women’s wearables at this Pacific Heights destination for health and wellness products and women’s clothing.
Culture Skate: Eco-friendly apparel at this Mission skate shop extends beyond the board-obsessed, with yoga pants of bamboo fibers and stylish hoodies made out of hemp.
Arara: Almost everything housed in this Mission boutique and workspace for its in-house designers is one-of-a-kind and made from eco-friendly and fair trade materials. Locally-made, reconstructed apparel and handmade jewelry using materials sourced from Brazil dominate.
Global Exchange: The Noe Valley retail store from this international human rights organization and fair trade pioneer has been offering socially-responsible goods since 1989. Goods produced by artisans around the globe range from sweatshop-free sneakers to handwoven silk ties.
A Happy Planet: While best known as an eco-friendly bath and bedding store, those-in-the-know head to this Outer Richmond showroom for the organic cotton basics (think pajamas, bathrobes, socks and t-shirts) on offer here for adults and children.