NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — “Going green” is a lifestyle – and it includes dressing green.
That’s right. Both men and women can be fashionable and friendly to the environment at the same time. Even better, this isn’t a fad that will drain your wallet.
Amanda Libby is a style expert and the founder of WhereCanIFindThePerfect.com. She joined The Couch on Wednesday to share some earth-friendly looks that won’t break the bank.
You can also check out CBSNewYork.com’s picks for the best eco-friendly clothing stores and environmentally friendly boutiques and beauty salons.
Some of the fashion friendly picks for men & women from The Couch:
Gaiam Maxi Dress, $90, gaiam.com. Made with rayon from sustainable bamboo and eco-friendly methods, including a stringent water purification process.
Elroy Apparel Vegan Leather Belt, $15.68, shopelroy.com
Alex and Ani Chain Necklace, $48, alexandani.com. Made from recycled metals from local mills and refineries in Rhode Island.
Kora Design Bangles, $55, koradesigns.com. Made from locally sourced, recycled materials.
Melissa Shoes Star Sandals, $72, kaightshop.com. Made from a non toxic, recyclable type of plastic.
For the guys:
Button-down, $98, nau.com. Made from organic cotton grown without pesticides.
Loomstate Pocket Tee, $40, loomstate.org. Made from organic cotton.
Levi’s Waterless Jeans, $54, us.levi.com. The waterless denim line has helped the company save over 172 liters of water.
TOM’s Earthwise Shoes, $54, toms.com. Made with recycled and sustainable materials.
Palladium Boots (for men and women), $65, palladiumboots.com. Made with recycled corn fibers.
Zoya Nail Polish, $8, zoya.com. Non-toxic.
Baggu iPad Cases ($28), Laptop Case ($36), re-usable shopping bag ($9), baggubag.com. Made with recycled cotton canvas and recyclable nylon.
To see these looks – and more – check out the video below.