Many people who decide to “go green” like to start with their wardrobes. Changing your outfits to all-natural, organic materials can be a lot easier than you think. And, believe it or not, the clothes can be quite stylish. One of the main problems people have when they make this decision is finding stores that offer these products. Sifting through search engines and message boards to find the best shops can be a hassle. Some people have tried to create websites that pool these sources together into one place. But, there is no central website that will show you all of your options. So, where can you go in the Baltimore area to get some “green” clothing? Read on to find out.
5809 Clarksville Square Drive
Clarksville, MD 21029
Nest sits right in the middle of Conscious Corner, a sort of “green” strip mall. There are five shops in all and the items range from clothing to food to gifts to items for your pets. Opened in 2003, Nest is a place that vets all of the products it considers selling and only when a product meets its values, does the store offer it for sale. Half of the store is dedicated to all-natural gifts and home décor and the other half is dedicated to women’s clothing. Nest prides itself on being “a boutique with consciousness, a shop offering beautiful, innovative items that will enrich a thoughtful lifestyle.” Nest was also winner the Best of Baltimore’s 2009 “Green Goods at an Economical Price.”
Boulder For Men
5805 Clarksville Square Drive
Clarksville, MD 21029
Boulder also resides in Conscious Corner in Clarksville. The store offers a full line of men’s clothing and accessories. It has all types of clothing including jeans, socks, shoes, belts, wallets, watches, hats, glasses, bags and more. None of the products have been derived from animals and each article uses all-natural materials. Guys, if you want to “feel good about how you look and feel good about where your clothes came from,” stop in at Boulder today.
Sweet Pepita made this list even though it doesn’t have a brick and mortar store for you to visit. These clothes are hand sewn and made in the Baltimore area. This is a really cool concept. Sweet Pepita takes recycled adult tee shirts and clothes, launders them thoroughly, deconstructs them and then combines them with USA-grown organic cotton and makes super cute clothes for babies and children that are totally unique. The website likes to brag, “Not all eco-friendly clothing companies are sweatshop-free, and not all fair wage companies are eco-friendly. With Sweet Pepita you get both!” Your kids will look amazing in these one-of-a-kind “green” outfits.
There are option for everyone out there to get a “green” wardrobe started. It can be as simple as a few mouse clicks to get your first outfit. Or, stop in Nest and Boulder and ask some of the people shopping where else to find these items. “Greenies” like to stick together. They will be happy to point you in the right direction.
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Tom Clocker is a freelance writer covering all things Baltimore. His work can be found on Examiner.com.