Fresh from the Green Festival in San Francisco, I’ve got a healthy collection of great eco-fashion brands to tell you about. Described as “fresh fashion inspired by love”, Sweet Skins out of Oregon will be at the Chicago Green Festival in April of 2007 as well. Their collection is simple and understated, but full of fundamental and comfortable wardrobe pieces. All of their tops would look great with a pair of jeans and hemp shoes. Their eco-fleece hoodies, made from recycled plastic bottles, require no special care and make a perfect layer for the coming cold season. Their long pants, made of hemp knit, would enhance any gym or yoga workout. I personally find it tough to resist their pocket boy-cut panties, made from a hemp and cotton blend and available in adorable colors.
All of their wares are handmade in small batches using the latest in eco-friendly fabrics. Make sure to check out their items available in the “real walnut” hemp and organic cotton blend. They have gathered and crushed real black walnut hulls to create a dye that is creamy soft brown in color, and leaves an overall hand-dyed effect. With some of their best-selling items currently on sale, there is no better time than the present to put some of these sweet items against your skin.