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Men’s Eco-Fashion Shopping Guide: Part 1

These brands are doing a lot of good and providing some beautiful fashion for men.

By Chrislande Dorcilus - Source: http://eco-chick.com

Courtesy of Eco Salon

Courtesy of Eco Salon


We’ve heard your request for a comprehensive Men’s Eco-Fashion retailer’s list: And here it is! (It’s not just the ladies who care about where their clothes are made and who makes them, yay!)

Below are some of the coolest eco-friendly brands that cater to an array of masculine styles, from trendy and formal to cool and casual. (And this is just Part 1—we’ll have another five later this week.)

Of course, even if you’re not a dude, you might be into this list—if you’re like me, even though I have a feminine personal style, I enjoy wearing men’s clothes. An oversized button-down from the guy’s section can be the perfect casual statement piece, right?

Photo © Patagonia

Photo © Patagonia

PATAGONIA

Patagonia has been in the eco-friendly retail business since 1996. They boast a variety of outdoorsy items such as jackets, shorts, and shoes. It’s easy to shop their site by activity (useful!) and they support an eco-friendly supply chain by paying their employees, at all levels of the production process, a fair wage. Patagonia believes that “a healthy planet is necessary for a healthy business” and this belief can be seen in their Common Threads garment-recycling program.

Though Patagonia is famous for its winter outerwear, I am a fan the adorable t-shirts and trucker hats. They are made of soft 100% organic cotton and accompanied with funny graphics. Check out this Dirtbag Monkey T-Shirt. Pair your Patagonia tee with some shorts and head over the beach for the salty air, and blue wave action.

Photo © Huit

Photo © Huit


HUIT

This company’s history is one of the most inspiring stories EVER. Hiut Denim is a company based on a town’s history of crafting denim from the best materials. The story goes like this: The town of Cardigan, located in Wales, has about 4,000 residents, and 400 of them worked at for a denim manufacturing company for many years. The company moved, and decided to take its factory along, but the denim craftspeople stayed behind. Hiut Denim is dedicated to making sure that the townspeople, and their skills, survive in a global economy that values profit over people.

Photo © Huit

Photo © Huit


The company’s work environment does that via loads of coffee and music in a small, but open, factory floor. The Hiut jeans are made of organic cotton denim and crafted specifically for longevity (so, NO WASHING.) The brand produces its jeans in small quantities—about 100 pairs of jeans a week. (Want to take a factory tour? Go ahead and check out this factory cam.)

Hiut makes jeans in the relaxed, and the ultra trendy skinny and straight-legged cuts. Pair them with any of the awesome vegan shoes that appear later on this list.

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