Anthropologie Does a Little Green

Anthropologie is one of my favorites stores, but one I haven’t been shopping at as much lately, now that so many green fashion designers have such gorgeous stuff out there. Gone are the days when ecofashion meant organic cotton yoga pants with a stripe down the side. (While I love yoga pants, I don’t believe in wearing workout clothes unless you’re actually working out. But that’s just me!)


But now, Anthropologie is actually selling some stuff I wouldn’t feel too guilty buying. While I would rather spend my money at online or brick-and-mortar boutiques, and support the women who run them, sometimes you want to try stuff on, especially skinny Loomstate jeans, which I finally got a pair of (above).

talla bag

I also found this cute Talla bag (above) at Anthropologie, on sale! Talla is run by Talla Wesley, who designs her prints, then has Samiti and Tharangini Designs print them for her. Samiti employs and trains underprivliged Indian women to hand-print patterns using traditional techniques. They also use vegetable and other eco-friendly dyes to print with.

Congrats to mainstream stores like Anthropologie for carrying eco-friendly stuff, so that people will start thinking of it as an easy choice to make.

About Starre Vartan
Starre Vartan is editor-in-chief of and the author of the Eco-Chick Guide to Life.

One Comment

  1. Hello Starre (& eco-chick),
    It’s so awesome of you to want to support the “brick and motar” women’s boutiques! I just opened an ECO-HIP, micro virual store ( and would love for you to check it out and e-m me your comments.

    I use eco-friendly processes & materials wherever possible (like shirts supplied by Hemptown and either eco-conscious or green screenprinters), PLUS for every shirt sold $1 is donated to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children!

    Taking Flight With a Cause,

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