How I Wear Eco Fashion: Clothes Swapper Extraordinaire Rachel Avalon

Rachel Avalon at an Environmental Working Group Event in her swapped and ethical ensemble.

Rachel Avalon is a Certified Holistic Nutritionist & Eco Expert, which means that on any given day she’s busy seeing clients, attending evening parties and functions, and ferreting out the latest ways to live as healthfully as possible. All of this means she needs comfortable, versatile clothing that works for her home base of Los Angeles’ changeable weather and laid-back style.

Obviously from her choice of work, Rachel is dedicated to health, and our health and the planet’s is intertwined; she chooses to reuse whenever possible to cut down on resources used in clothing production. But she makes it fun by hosting Clothes Swap Soirees. “At least 80% of my wardrobe and accessories are from clothes swaps,” says Rachel, and she’s so into it, she’s even made a how-to swap video (below!):

Clothes Swap: Holistic Secrets with Rachel Avalon from Rachel Avalon on Vimeo.

Other items include a new organic knit sweater from Indigenous Designs, a repurposed, silver fork ring by McFlashpants, and a Dara Ettinger Geode Ring. Rachel also wears 100% natural make-up by Zuzu Luxe.

You can check out Holistic Living with Rachel Avalon on her site. And you can fan her on Facebook here.

Starre Vartan is founder and editor-in-chief of Eco-Chick.com and the author of the Eco-Chick Guide to Life. She's also a freelance science and environment writer who has published in National Geographic, CNN, Scientific American, Mental Floss, Pacific Standard, the NRDC, and many more. She lives on an island in Puget Sound with her partner and black cat. She was a geologist in her first career, and still picks up rocks wherever she goes.