Jeans

4 ways to Green Your Jeans

Attention GY shoppers: those hip-hugging, boot-cut 501's probably aren't the most earth-friendly item in your wardrobe. But fear not, there are easy ways to turn those blue jeans green.

  1. Buy organic cotton jeans

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    Intensive water and chemical use make conventionally grown cotton among the most environmentally harmful crops.

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  2. Repair your jeans

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    Patching worn areas or holes will help you keep your jeans for longer, preventing textiles from clogging landfills and keeping the green in those jean pockets, too.

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  3. Buy hemp jeans

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    Crops like hemp require fewer inputs—water, fertilizer and pesticides—which make them better for the environment.

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  4. Recycle old clothing

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    Use your jeans for patches or give them to a Goodwill–they may not fit you anymore, but they may just fit someone else.

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Comments

05/26/2009
12:30pm
kassy911

well im insulted!!! gosh

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