February 13th, 2020 | Shopping
While we enjoy hunting for stunning outfits and bargains, taking into account the environmental impact of our choices is more important than ever. If you want to look great and do your part in caring for the planet, shop for sustainable fashion in these New York stores.
Is Sustainable Fashion Expensive?
The idea that being eco-friendly and ethical is expensive is a myth. Yes, there are plenty of sustainable brands out there with high price tag, but many mainstream brands have taken steps to offer affordable alternatives.
Sustainable Fashion in Times Square
Our top picks for eco-friendly clothing that you can find steps from The Manhattan at Times Square are GAP and H&M. Read more about these and other Times Square stores on our blog.
In 2016, GAP launched the GAP for Good line to reduce the environmental impact of denim manufacturing. They are working to find ways to save water and reduce pollution. One of their steps is using plant-based fabric softeners. H&M Conscious is another great effort to marry fashion and environmental awareness. H&M is focusing on sourcing most of their materials from recycled or sustainable materials. Look for the labels and make your next purchase a green one!
Shopping Outside of Times Square
Would you like to venture outside Midtown in search of eco-friendly outfits? You won’t be disappointed! Check out these New York boutiques selling ethical and sustainable clothes and shoes.
Location: 265 Canal Street, New York, NY 10013
Location: 392 Bleecker Street, New York, NY 10014
Location: 275 Mott Street New York, NY 10012
Factory located in New York, but you can shop online!
Sustainable Fashion Tips
One of the most crucial aspects of sustainable fashion is the idea of “less is more.” Eco-friendly brands are trying to encourage consumers to buy fewer pieces and exploit the mix-and-match possibilities. And don’t forget to bring your reusable shopping bags!