Monday, September 22, 2008

My continued green quest

In checking out old Green as a Thistle posts, I came upon a few finds for clothes:

Better World Shopper has a list of the most environmentally and socially responsible large companies (not just for clothes, either!):


It's based on "Data...collected over the past 20 years from a wide range of nonprofit sources on the social and environmental responsibility of more than 1000 companies", according to the site. I'll have to peruse the site more thoroughly when I have time. I'd never heard of some of these companies, but I just got a long sleeved t-shirt from Maggie's Organics, on sale. They don't have a ton of choices, but it saved me from going to Old Navy, where I'd planned to get said shirt. I'd like to buy more locally made clothing, too, and we have some great secondhand places around here that I'll have to check out. American Apparel has some good things, too. Will I give up my Ann Taylor Loft? Probably not yet, if I'm being honest, but I'll try to make more conscious purchases. Baby steps.

p.s. Sam's Club may be hard to avoid, too....

3 comments:

Julie said...

FYI - Sam's Club is owned by Walmart. That should be enough reason not to buy in bulk there...(and you can purchase Maggie's Organics at Wegmans)

die Frau said...

Thanks for the tips! I do try to avoid Walmart at all costs--pun not intended.

feather nester said...

When more companies start carrying tall sizes, especially tops, I'll be able to vote with my dollar more efficiently. For now, I'm happy to see that ON/Gap/BR are in the C range...could be worse. Unfortunately, many of the Husband's fave brands are in the D range. We'll have to try to work on that.

God, I hate Wal-Mart. I get panic attacks going in there. But they really are significantly cheaper, so I understand the draw for people on tight budgets. Money sucks.