Green Clothes


Approximately 92 million tons of clothes end up in the landfill each year.

Not only that, but creating new clothing uses a lot of water. 20,000 liters of water is used to create one t-shirt and one pair of pants. To put into perspective, it would take about 15 years to drink that amount of water.

Water and Clothes

With that in mind, consider doing a clothes swap with friends, purchasing gently used clothes on websites and apps, and supporting local by hitting up thrift stores or consignment shops close by. 

Kid's Clothing: 

Youth's Closet in Eagle Vail

Women's Clothing:

Holy Toledo in Minturn

Remix in Edwards

Men & Women's Clothing:

Thrifty Shop in Edwards & Eagle

Katie's Consignment in Glenwood

Clothing APPs & Websites:

ThredUp- Women/Maternity/Kids

Poshmark- Women/Men/Kids

Mercari- Women/Men/Kids

  • Cotton farming accounts for 16% of global insecticide use
  • 1/3 of a lb. of chemicals is used to make 1 t-shirt
  • Buy organic, not dyed (or naturally dyed), unbleached fabrics
  • "Wildcrafted" silk is produced without chemicals and pesticides and without killing the larvae as in traditional silk production
  • Use hemp fabric when possible
  • Hemp is naturally pest resistant and with better quality fibers than cotton
  • EcoSpun is fabric made of recycled plastic
  • Avoid synthetic fabrics because their production is harmful for the planet
  • Fabrics with permanent press, stain resistant, gore tex, etc. have numerous harmful chemicals
  • Minimize dry-cleaning because perchloroethylene is highly polluting to groundwater and is carcinogenic
  • Leather production uses chromium, which is considered hazardous by the EPA
  • Check Clean Clothes Campaign, Behind the Label, and the Fair Trade Federation to see which companies employ best and worst labor practices.
  • Buy high quality shoes to not have to replace them often
  • Buy recycled or used jewelry
  • Get a Certificate of Origin for diamonds and make sure that the supplier is not providing conflict diamonds. Also ask for the KPCS certificate for the same reasons.