Episode 412: Eco Fashion

Original Airdate: 
Monday, April 15, 2013 - Sunday, April 21, 2013
Next Airdate: 
Monday, August 5, 2013 - Sunday, August 11, 2013

Green and fashion...those words haven't always gone together. The manufacture and distribution of new clothing takes a lot of resources and a lot of energy. But there are ways to be in style while saving money and protecting the planet. Jalena takes us to one place and finds some great bargains. Then Jordan meets two young fashionistas with a passion for the planet. They have the right formula when it comes to recycling and setting a fashion trend!

Re-purpose and retro are great ways to be green when it comes to fashion, but what are the latest trends in new eco-friendly fashions? What is available, what makes them green and simply what to look for? Jordan goes to The Green Festival in San Francisco to see what she can find...and to get some answers.

Over 95% of the clothing sold in the U.S. is made overseas. But Eco Company found one woman who would like to change that. Jalena and some other teens visited Rebecca Burgess on a plot of land she farms. But they weren't picking veggies! They helped pick and separate the flowers and leaves from plants that will become natural dyes...some for blue jeans! It's all an effort to buy local...even for your clothes!