Wednesday, March 25, 2009

The Mission Playground : Great sustainable clothes at low prices!

What started out as a graphic T-shirt shop with a message in southern California in 2003 as turned into a wonderful venture into promoting environmental and sustainable fashions and philosophies.

If you are like me, you've been trying to not only eat better and have better habits in your home, but you've been trying to include your developing green ethics into everything you do : Including how you dress! Well I have recently discovered an amazing California company that has original, fun, eco-friendly and fair-priced fashion.

They pride themselves into not only providing you clothing and accessories that are 100% made from organic and recycled materials like organic cottons, merino jersey wools and recycled nylon and spandex from pre and post consumer waste, but also into raising awareness through their slogans and messages and their own program called S.E.E.D, Sustainable Environment & Educational Development, a program which donates 1% of all sales to non-profit organizations that help the environment : Our playground.

If you are not an online shopper, know that they are distributed in the United States, Canada, Japan and Australia. One place I found in Quebec (and all of Canada) that sells their clothing is Mountain Equipment Co-op who has a large array of organic cotton and recycled material made clothing at very nice prices. I know that in the states, REI carries them but I'm also positive that those are only 2 stores out of many.

I know it can be frustrating to shop green, especially at first when you are not quite sure where to go, but I'll continue to do my best and bring you what I find and hope that it will help you on your way!



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