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While on my flight to Cali this past May, I read a magazine article about a company called Amour Vert (“Green Love” en francais). Amour Vert is committed to making great clothing with a design philosophy that promotes zero waste. Think non-toxic dyes, efficient use of fabric and carpooling fabrics with local businesses. On top of this, they pledge to plant a tree in North America for every Amour Vert T-shirt purchased. How impressive is that? After reading the article, I started thinking. What kind of carbon footprint am I leaving behind due to my fashion whims?

After doing a little bit of research, I was pleasantly surprised at the number of brands that carry eco-friendly lines: asos the green room, Freedom of Animals, kowtow, Claire V., and H&M, just to name a few. So on my latest trip to H&M, I sought out the conscious line and picked up this fab bomber jacket. How luxe is this piece? One thing’s for sure. One can be conscious without compromising style.

Do you have an eco-friendly line that you love? Please share! I’d love to learn more.

Outfit Details:

Tee: Gap (favorite crew tee), $10.

Necklace: very old. Purchased from a small boutique in Woodstock, VT a number of years ago.

Jacquard-weave Jacket: H&M Conscious, $59.95. I consider myself lucky for finding this number on the sale rack for $20. I think it must’ve been mis-tagged!

Petite Albion Ring with Prasiolite & Diamonds: David Yurman. Gift from hubs during our dating years!

Jeans: Paige Denim via Marshalls (old).

Tea Rose Pump: Banana Republic (Ninah), $119.99 (sale). I also waited this one out and managed to get it at 40% AND paid with rewards. Score! Today, you can save 25% with code BRTODAY.

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Going ga-ga over office jeans day!

This post also appears on Women’s iLab to inspire the next generation of female leaders.

8 Comments on Conscious

  1. Jaime
    August 5, 2015 at 11:51 am (2 years ago)

    Love this post, especially knowing that one of my favorite stores is green! I love H&M! Would love to know more green stores. I like consignment and feel green about that! Also I LOVE the jacket!

    • Linda
      August 10, 2015 at 8:55 pm (2 years ago)

      I’m a big consignment fan too!

    • Linda
      August 10, 2015 at 8:31 pm (2 years ago)

      Thanks Lady!

    • Linda
      August 10, 2015 at 8:30 pm (2 years ago)

      it’s literally the most exiting thing at work!

  2. Sam
    August 9, 2015 at 10:14 pm (2 years ago)

    Love that jacket! And hearing about new brands. Fab as always!


    • Linda
      August 10, 2015 at 8:30 pm (2 years ago)

      Thanks Sam!!!