You could be forgiven for automatically associating the phrase “eco fashion” with either “high prices”‘ or “drab style”: green couture has been guilty of both. The beauty of the concept, though, is that any clothing can be green(er): pieces that last for a long time, for instance, certainly have a lighter footprint than “throwaway fashion,” and our choices about caring for our clothes can certainly decrease their impact.
That’s the idea between Ecover’s Green Closet campaign: the clothes we choose to buy do make a difference, but the environmental impact of those clothes doesn’t stop at the checkout counter. So, through a wide variety of social media channels – the company’s US blog, it’s Facebook page, Pinterest, Twitter – the cleaning products manufacturer is digging into the details of building and maintaining a (you guessed it) green closet of clothing.
Among many features published or upcoming at Green Closet:
- Profiles of eco-minded designers Tara St. James and Auralis;
- Tips for caring for your clothes… whatever they’re made of;
- Insights from famous greenies such as Penelope Cruz and fashion model Angela Lindvall;
- Contests that give you the opportunity to win some of the latest green fashion.
Of course, Ecover makes eco-friendly laundry products, so they’ve got plenty of incentive to push all of the angles on keeping your wardrobe green. But there’s much more than marketing going on here: plenty of useful information for the green fashionista, regardless of what detergent you use.
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