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Organic and Sustainable Fashion Finds

January 17, 2011 10:54 AM

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The Bay Area is at the forefront of the environmental movement. We’re recycled, sustainable, conscious and compostable. From our kitchens to our cars to our clothes, if it’s green, it’s great. Dressing for Mother Earth no longer means hemp gauchos and Greenpeace t-shirts. Designers deliver chic and sustainable, at every price point in every neighborhood. Hop on your bike and head to these eco-fabulous Bay Area boutiques. Green is always in season!

Eco Citizen

1478 Vallejo St
San Francisco, CA
(415) 614-0100
Eco Citizen

Shop fashion forward and classic clothing in this sleek boutique that supports fair trade practices, sweatshop-free merchandise, and organic fashion products. There’s even a bridal department for the blushing beauties looking for the perfect dress. Owner Joslin Van Arsdale works hard to curate the latest trends and keep prices down to Earth. There’s even a section for men and babies, so you can keep the whole clan covered in fair-trade fashion.

Clary Sage Organics

2241 Fillmore Street
San Francisco, CA
(415) 673-7300
Clary Sage Organics

Soft, supple and sustainable. That’s what you’ll find at this eco-palace of loungewear and yoga basics. But Clary Sage offers much more than comfy clothing. Organic lotions, potions and an array of wellness solutions are available in this funky Fillmore shop. Don’t be afraid to ask questions. The staff is fun and friendly, and word on the yoga mat is that the detox tea really, really works.

Trunk

544 Haight Street
San Francisco, CA
(415) 861-5310
Trunk

What’s more organic than supporting local designers working in recycled materials? While that’s not all that fills the racks of this funky Haight Street shop, you’re bound to find some fresh fashion that won’t break your bank. Even better, Trunk is a working designer’s studio, so you might get a chance to meet the maker of your new sustainable skirt.

Convert

1809B 4th Street
Berkeley, CA
(510) 649-9759
Convert

Chic and simple with a very New York vibe, this hip spot offers sustainable merchandise to style-conscious shoppers. Snag a fun tee, pop on a fedora and bring the boy. There’s loads for men and women at Convert, the only shop on Berkeley’s fashionable Fourth Street to carry menswear. Carefully selected clothing and accessories fill this sweet spot, with special attention paid to protecting your wallet.

Atomic Garden

5453 College Avenue
Oakland, CA
(510) 923-0543
Atomic Garden

You’ll find much more than clothes at this Oakland shop specializing in organic and sustainable products for you and your home. Atomic Garden has the vintage touch of Grandma’s farmhouse, with distressed wood cabinets and ironing boards used as display tables in an otherwise sleek, white space. This is the perfect spot for gift-shopping, with an array of thoughtful hostess gifts or special birthday splurge.

Embodies

1127 Magnolia Avenue
Larkspur, CA
(415) 461-6462
Embodies

Sustainable shopping in the shadow of Mount Tam, Embodies is the North Bay’s designer destination for the eco-conscious. Featuring major international labels like Habitude and Bahar Shahpar to chic local finds, you’ll discover a world of fresh fashion is this Larkspur boutique. On the road or out of town? No problem. Embodies offers online shopping as well.

-Beth Spotswood, CBS San Francisco

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