Green is the new black?

I was thinking about taking a little break on how schools are going green so instead I’m going to discuss how students are wearing green. I’ve noticed around campus lately that a lot of students are sporting t-shirts or bags that promote a greener life. And in the fashion industry with big-name designers, they are not only sponsoring many green groups, but are including the “green style” into their clothing lines.

Stella McCartney is among the many designers that have created a green clothing line. McCartney used organic fabrics to pull her collection together and because she is promoting a greener look, other designers including Tommy Hilfiger, Versace and Marc Jacobs have incorporated different green lines for their clothes.

In New York City’s fashion week, other designers showcased their green look showing how they have evolved in a more modern and eco-friendly sense.

On the more affordable side for students, other designers are showcased at department stores. Threads 4 Thought and Free People are the most popular among students being sold at Nordstrom and Urban Outfitters The clothes don’t have a burlap feel to them so instead they are more stylish and are definitely becoming a big trend in the fashion world. Organic cotton feels just like cotton and just because the clothing is “green” doesn’t mean that the clothes will be less in quality. All of the big name and smaller name designers are making an effort to promote a more environmentally friendly style and it works.

So maybe green is really becoming the new black and I think that’s a good trend to start.


3 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by courthammond on October 24, 2009 at 5:32 pm

    This is a great posting. I like how you’re starting to look at all aspects of the “Go Green” campaign. I like that you used a YouTube video as well. Although I wonder, are these clothes just a trend? Or do they actually encourage people to “Go Green?”


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  3. Posted by rhiannon86 on November 30, 2009 at 6:21 pm

    Great way to get young people into going green. We all love clothes and fashion so this is a great way to get us involved. I like how you embeded the video into your blog. It really brings the story to life. It’s interesting how the major high fashion designers are going green. I wonder how ‘green’ the price is lol. I definitely wouldn’t mind spending a little bit more to help the planet. Great idea with mixing up the post topic! Very relatable.


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