Denver is known as one of the most green cities in America, and being green no longer just means recycling and driving a hybrid. Companies are popping up everywhere that sell sustainable, earth-friendly clothes and accessories.
In this week’s Fashion Finds, we rounded up five local, eco-friendly companies in Colorado that help you shop without guilt because after all, green is the new black.
- 7405 Grandview Avenue, Arvada
Lovely Boutique’s Los Angeles-inspired shop opened in Arvada in 2008. It specializes in women’s clothing and accessories that are both on-trend and earth-friendly. The boutique features clothing brands that are made from fabrics produced with little environmental impact and organic materials. Lovely Boutique carries familiar brands such as Billabong, Synergy and LAmade.
- 3360 Walnut Street, Denver
Omerica Organic opened in 2004. This 6,000 square foot jewelry shop in Denver is housed under the same roof from which its made. Each piece is custom-made using unique and innovative styles while also executing eco-conscious processes. The company plants trees to offset their wood consumption and uses wind energy to run their workshop, and a portion of a certain selection of their proceeds go to charities.
- 261 Linden Street, Fort Collins
Green Logic is a Denver boutique that opened in 2006 and sells everything from kids toys to apparel. This shop hopes to inspire responsible consumerism in the local community as well as the surrounding communities by providing eco-friendly and organic alternatives to everyday products. Green Logic caters to parents, students and everyone in between.
- 1147 Pearl Street, Boulder / 105 Fillmore Street, Denver
Though this company started 22 years ago in California, it has made its way to Colorado with both Boulder and Denver locations. This company sells day-to-day apparel, outerwear, accessories and yoga clothing for both men and women. Not only are the clothes made with organic fibers, natural fibers and recycled materials, but they are made with minimal toxins and chemicals as well.
Ten Thousand Villages
- 2626 E. Third Avenue, Denver / 113 Linden Street,Fort Collins
Founded in 1946, Ten Thousand Villages is a non-profit, charitable organization that sells handmade decor and accessories that represent cultures across the world. Product sales go toward food, education, housing and healthcare for artisans in order to improve their quality of life. This company encourages the use of sustainable, environmentally friendly processes to make their products.