Buying a cotton tee because it’s labeled “organic” is a good start, and the gasping cotton fields thank you (so does your immune system). But if you want to further reduce your carbon footprint, the next step (ahem) is to snag one of Anna Cohen’s flattering frocks.
After perfecting her chops in Florence for the likes of Max Mara and Patrizia Pepe, Cohen moved to Portland to create sustainable Italian-style street couture. All design, production, and business decisions are as environmentally and socially responsible as possible, and consider the entire life cycle of the garment – from materials to disposal. What that means: Cohen taps local resources and uses organic or recycled materials – all which help make her lines 75 percent sustainable and helps move the fashion industry toward greener pastures.
Since eco-minded designer duds aren’t always as cheap as the frugal-minded of us would prefer, we’ve taken the liberty of compiling the proverbial Internet Anna Cohen sale rack.
Anna Cohen’s Soy Halter Dress (pictured above) is a favorite. Silky soy drapes just the way you like it – close fit in places and forgiving in others (all the better to hide an evening’s over-indulgence in sake and edamame). On sale at Green Loop for $145 (down from $281), you can snag it here.
Bonus round: More Anna Cohen in her blessedly marked down state here.
Image courtesy of The Green Loop