Fashion reboot: an eco-friendly wardrobe makeover
Personal stylist Meg Gallagher of the Madison to Melrose blog helps Susan Carpenter fashion a new wardrobe with recycled and upcycled clothing items.
A lot has been made of organic cotton and other eco-friendly fabrics made from Tencel, hemp and bamboo as fashion rides the mega-trend of environmentalism. But recycled clothes purchased at thrift and consignment stores, as well as upcycled items reworked from out-of-date castoffs, may be an even greener choice. Almost half of the climate impact of clothing occurs before it reaches consumers.
It was this idea I embraced when I hired a wardrobe consultant for a desperately needed eco fashion makeover.