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“Going Green” Never Looked So Good

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DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) - Earth Day is meant to remind us we all need to do things that are eco-friendly, but is this possible when it comes to your wardrobe? It is, according to stylist Holly Quartaro, who says you can get great environmentally friendly items that look fantastic.

Our first stop was H & M to see their new conscious collection where everything is eco-friendly.  Holly showed us a casual look with a jacket made from wood pulp fibers.  “This material is super durable, you can wash and dry it.  It’s also light weight and soft, it feels like silk and it absorbs moisture better than cotton.”

H & M Conscious collection has everything from clothes for the office to a formal gown for an elegant evening made from organic cotton and recycled polyester.  But what about the prices, do you pay more for eco-friendly?  “At H & M, you will find these are on trend with their price points.”

Other stores and designers are getting on the “Green Chic” trend like Apricot Lane, which carries the popular AG Jeans.  They have an ozone process that uses over 50 percent less water than most jean manufacturers.  Plus they use fewer chemicals and less energy to make the jeans.  “They are everything you want in a great pair of jeans.  They fit really well and they come in a variety of cuts and colors.”

Even local designers are getting in on recycling.  G Wear T-Shirts were created in McKinney and use recycled t-shirts for their appliques.  Local jewelry designer Farah B uses salvaged materials to make one of a kind jewelry.

With designers and stores like these it’s easy to be green and chic.

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