Initially you might think eco-friendly clothing is more expensive, but LearnVest shares how this might not be the case — you might just be looking in the wrong place.
When we first heard that buying eco-friendly and ethical clothing could save us money, we were dubious.
It's not that we don't want to buy conscious clothing. (In fact, we made a whole chart to help you find guilt-free fashion.)
We know it's important, as the fashion industry is responsible for some serious pollution around the world* (in fact, we've listed a few recent incidents below). But despite our good intentions, eco-friendly clothing just sounds more expensive than "regular" clothes, at best, and out of the reach of anyone on a budget, at worst.
After all, organic cotton is pricier than conventional. Fair trade by definition means you're paying higher wages to workers. And ethics are great, but as far as we're concerned, a $220 butterfly shirt isn't gonna fly, even if it does benefit monarchs in Mexico.
Well, when we came to the conclusion that eco-friendly fashion has to be pricier, it seems we may have been looking in the wrong places — sort of like complaining about the high price of wedge sneakers after wandering out of Marc Jacobs.