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Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Born in the USA!


So following through on my ban of things made in China/sweatshops I did a quick inventory of my own closet. I was doing pretty well I would say about 75/25. My shoes, tops, dresses and jeans helping me out. My bras (Victoria Secret), camis (Nordstrom) and work stuff (Banana Republic and Gap) were bringing me down. After evaluating it seemed like the typical Mall stuff Gap, Forever 21, Banana, Victoria's Secret were the ones made in China or other places. I will no longer be shopping at the places. I was disappointed in Free People, I thought that there items might have been made in the USA (I did have some things made by them made in USA but not all). I was also surprised that a Bebe top I had was made in the USA (the company originated in San Francisco)I don't shop there often but they came off to me as a typical mall store and was surprised that they were USA made. My quest for a green/local closet continues! More organic cottons, vegetable dyes, and bamboo here I come!

7 comments:

Mandi said...

This breaks my heart, lol. I do not want to support those stores either, but I love their clothes...ugh! Help me be strong Amber!

Amber said...

LOL I will set an example for you! You don't have to totally eliminate everything, just think before you buy. Like do you really need it whatever you are buying from those stores and not just buying because it's on sale or whatever. I am compiling a list of environmentally friendly companies and companies with consciouses I am going to post soon!

Mandi said...

Oh awesome! That will help!

Jessica said...

I love organic cotton shirts! So soft and breathable.

The Vergin's said...

Amber you should have a Q & A. I have lot of living green questions!

erynn said...

gypsy! woot!

Amber said...

I know Erynn!! Jen you are so sweet but I am no expert I am not qualified to give advice!