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.
Intensive water and chemical use make conventionally grown cotton among the most environmentally harmful crops.
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.
Crops like hemp require fewer inputs—water, fertilizer and pesticides—which make them better for the environment.
Use your jeans for patches or give them to a Goodwill–they may not fit you anymore, but they may just fit someone else.