Thursday, April 30, 2009

2 Big Name Brands Surprisingly Going Organic

These fashion giants will never be totally green, but if you happen to shop at Target or Wal-Mart, why not stroll over to the racks where they now offer AFFORDABLE, sustainable clothes…

Here's a breakdown of a few of my recommended fashion picks!

Target - Icon by Marika: Organic Side Slit Bermuda Short Black

Priced @ $19.99

If you're a bit more conservative, or at an age where you probably shouldn't be wearing mini shorts anyway, I suggest picking up these Bermuda shorts. They create a classy, hip look because they offer more coverage. The best thing about Bermuda's is that they can be worn at any age!

Product Description
  • Spandex
  • Elastic Waist Closure
  • Straight Hem
  • Roll Over Waist
  • Athletic Fit
  • Pull-On Bermuda Shorts
  • Slit-Leg, Straight Leg
  • Knit
  • Made of 95% Organic Cotton 5% S
  • Double Stitched for Added Detail and Durability
Target - Icon by Marika: Crisscross Cami Organic - Blue

Priced @ $24.99

Want a tank that's considered "athletic," but can be worn casually on a hot summer day? Then here's another Icon by Marika look to consider. When it's boiling hot outside, I dread getting dressed in my nice clothes. I hate feeling like I'm sweating in "work" clothes. That's why I'm a fan of the crisscross organic cami because it's meant to be worn during sweating activities such as going to the gym. In that case, I don't mind sweating in it as I'm schlepping across the city running errands.

Here's an Insider Tip that'll help you save some loot ($$$) too! The price of the cami on Marika’s website is $38, but if buy it at Target, you can scoop it up for a third less!

Product Description
  • Basic Athletic Cami
  • Knit
  • Made of 95% Organic Cotton 5% Spandex
  • Cross-Back Shoulder Strap
  • Straight Hem
  • Drawstring Waist
  • Regular Fit
  • Lightweight Construction for an Airy Feel
And finally...drum roll please...I've saved the best news for last. Loomstate, one of the leading eco-fashion brands on the market, has now teamed up with Target to offer a men's & women's organic collection exclusively at Target!! I can't describe my glee when I heard the announcement.

Loomstate For Target® Cotton Silk Dress - Ebony

Priced @ $39.99

I love wearing adorable little dresses in the summer so I'm excited that I'll be able to slip into this one for less than 2 double deuces ($40)!

Product Description
  • A-Line Dress
  • Junior Fit
  • Sleeveless Cut, V-Neck
  • Pretty Key Hole Back, Tie Back, Side Zipper Closure
  • Made of 100% Organic Cotton

Loomstate® for Target® Woven Men's Shirt - Rock

As you can see, Loomstate didn't forget about all the men who want to be sexy & sustainable too!

Product Description
  • Made of 100% Certified Organic Cotton
  • Plaid Pattern

Planning a trip to Wal-Mart instead? Let's face it, we all used to laugh at Wal-Mart's clothes when we were younger, and we didn't want to be caught dead in them, but in all honesty, they've really stepped up their fashion game. Wal-Mart is now offering organic clothing options @ bottom of the barrel prices. I don't think I know anyone who's going to say no to buying a Seed Supply Co. $4 organic ribbed cotton tank, especially during this awesome recession! $4?! That's less than two slices of pizza here in the city. Shoppers all agree that the organic tank's fabric is super soft and comfortable. It's perfect to wear while exercising or to pair with casual shorts or a skirt. Don't be shy. Go ahead and grab the tank in a variety of colors. These tanks are the cheapest way for you to brighten up your summer wardrobe. Also, you might want to try buying one size up to get the best fit.

Product Description
  • Organic cotton rib knit
  • Scoop neck
  • Sleeveless

Tell me, what do you think about these brands' efforts to go greener?


  1. Is the tank by Marika that much cheaper at Target? Thanks for that info.

  2. Yes, I did my homework and compared prices. :-)