Sweater

6 ways to Green Your Sweater

Ecological (yet fashion conscious) guys and gals seeking this comfy clothing staple have an increasing number of green alternatives to choose from.

  1. Choose organic wool sweaters

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    Organic wool comes from "green" sheep that feast on organic feed and are parasiticide- and (synthetic) hormone-free.

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  2. Choose organic cotton sweaters

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    Wear your eco-conscientious heart on your tag, not your sleeve, with organic cotton sweaters, an alternative to sweaters made from cotton that's been doused with chemicals.

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  3. Choose eco-friendly fiber sweaters

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    Sweaters made from a variety of non-cotton materials such as hemp, bamboo, soy, cashmere, and alpaca fibers are both sustainable and stylish.

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  4. Choose secondhand sweaters

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    Whether you’re trying to resurrect stripy grunge-chic or going for something a little more au courant, buying secondhand sweaters is an act of eco-aware consumerism that helps the earth breathe a bit easier.

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  5. Recycle old clothing

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    Drop off the two-sizes-too-small argyle your aunt Mabel gave you on your birthday at a charitable organization, such as Goodwill, where it will be donated, resold, or recycled into new fabric.

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  6. Reuse old sweaters

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    You may be vexed that your favorite sweater is frayed beyond repair, but you needn't be. With needle, thread, and the remnants of an old sweater you can create items like blankets and, yes, new sweaters.

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