Natural And Organic Clothing Shops In Charlotte
Many clothes are made with synthetic materials that use harmful chemicals when manufacturing and distributing. While the EPA does regulates thousands of chemicals, so much is unknown about chemical side effects. Wearing and purchasing natural and organic clothing reflects a environmentally friendly consumer and helps support the natural fabric and clothing industry. Once the renown textile state, these Charlotte stores feature the most environmentally friendly clothes and accessories.
1916 Commonwealth Ave.
Charlotte, NC 28205
Launched in 2011, Ecolicious sells cruelty-free and environmentally friendly products in the Plaza Midwood Neighborhood. Mostly featuring home décor items, the store also sells accessories, including repurposed scarves and wallets. Vegans and environmentally conscious consumers will find their visit Ecolicious most enjoyable.
Yogo Company, LLC
PO Box 470061
Charlotte, NC 28247
Featuring eco-friendly yoga bags that are made from rejected T-shirts scraps. The Yogo Company reuses materials destined for the landfill to make a profit in an environmentally conscious way. No extra dyes are used when making these bags and even the stores business cards are printed on recycled material.
Residing in Charlotte and committed to eco-design, Alice Andrews uses natural materials, such as silk, cotton and wool, when designing her couture lines. She often uses natural dyes from plants, machine rust and teas and accessorizes with vintage pieces.
Great Outdoor Provision Co.
4341 Park Road
Charlotte, NC 28209
The Great Outdoor Provision Co. is a great store for all of your camping, fishing, hiking and even clothing needs. Situated in the Park Road Shopping Center, the store features many different brands that are dedicated to environmental leadership. It also sells brands that feature organic and green fabrics. In particular, the Horny Toad line features apparel crafted with ecofabrics for men and women as well as various organic cotton options for women.
Partnered with Cotton of the Carolinas and other companies, TS Designs, headquartered in Burlington, sells environmentally friendly t-shirts that can be specialized for specific companies and events. Customers can track their t-shirts’ lifestyle cycle with the “dirt-to-shirt” process highlighted on the Cotton of the Carolinas website. TS Designs features the environmentally friendly mechanisms each company uses so customers can choose the right t-shirt for them. Cottons of the Carolinas makes t-shirts that are grown and made in North Carolina from 100 percent certified organic cotton. TS Designs embraces the concept of triple bottom line by creating a company that profits while benefiting the planet and people. In addition, it uses water-based inks that are more eco-friendly than commonly used plastisol dye.
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Isabel Sepkowitz is a freelance writer. She is an environmentalist who values sustainability, education, and innovation for the emerging green economy. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.