February 23, 2012

Clothes That Inspire

Eco-Friendly Looks For Spring From Gaiam

By Whitney Casser

New mom, trendy and eco-friendly may seem like an impossible
combination. Not so, according to the
Boulder, Colorado-based Gaiam. The lifestyle company has figured
out a way to create eco-conscious clothing that is also on-trend and
comfortable. —

Focusing on ready-to-wear separates, Gaiam incorporates social awareness by using a fair trade
program–employing people in Cambodia, India and Vietnam–to manufacture their pieces. The company also started the world’s first
carbon-neutral shipping program and uses recycled waste and soy-based ink for
their catalogs. How’s that for eco-minded commerce?

And as maxi skirts and flowy dresses beg to be let out of our almost-springtime closets, Gaiam offers its own beautiful Basic
Tank and Maxi Skirt
combo that we adore. Available in three different earth tones, this top flatters most body types with the perfect blend of rayon and
spandex. The skirt comes in an easy-to-match brown, and has a
wrap-around seam that makes any woman appear taller.

Another great look is the Handkerchief-Hem
Tank & Ankle Legging
combination (pictured). The lagoon or lapis, whichever you choose, tank is a bright and fun alternative to basic
black or white tops. And perhaps the best, and most unexpected, part of this piece is the cinched zipper detail on the back. Adding
basic black leggings to this edgy tank create a versatile look for running errands, hitting the park, yoga class or a casual night walking the city streets.

All separates under $100, gaiam.com

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