Clean Jeans: Green Fashion


Finding jeans that fit the budget and the hips isn’t a task for the weak of stomach. After blazing through racks and racks of skinny jeans with gasp-worthy price tags, it’s all too easy to flee to Cold Stone for a refreshing ice cream cone instead. Throw in a responsible desire for organic cotton, and the Dreaded Denim Hunt is enough to send a girl straight back to bed. But there are many flattering organic cotton options out there – and you don’t have to fork over hundreds of clams to get them.

Levi Strauss, the famed granddaddy of jeans, has jumped on the eco-friendly bandwagon. Pictured above is the super-cute Levi’s eco high-rise skirt, made from 98 percent organic cotton and tailored to look extra snazzy with boots or tights and maryjanes. On sale for $29.98. Or snag a pair of eco ultra low bootlet jeans, a lean version of the 5-pocket style, with the same organic blend and sale price.

Featuring denim made from 100 percent organic materials, Loomstate is a front-runner of the organic denim market. Though they loom (ahem) toward the high end of the price range, a pair of Loomstates doesn’t have to bust the pocket book if you do a bit of judicious sale hunting. (Or let us do it for you.) Grab a pair of Ethos straight leg jeans at Bluefly, on sale for $89.99, or a pair of maiden jeans in a wide leg trouser cut from Green Loop, on sale for $98.

See? Organic denim doesn’t have to make you cry, flop into bed, or shove your face into a gallon of rocky road. Happy to help.

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