written by: Meg C.•edited by: Niki Fears•updated: 7/31/2009
Green clothing for plus sized women isn't as hard to find as you think. If you got the curves of a real woman, and are interested in eco-fashion, you have more options than you think.
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Types of Fabric Used in Eco-Fashion
Eco-fashion is all the rage these days. Stars such as Jennifer Garner have been seen out and about sporting great green clothing. From jeans made of recycled materials to clothing made of natural woven organic fibers, eco-fashion options are endless. The first step in selecting the green clothing for plus sized women of your dreams is to know what fabrics are used.
Organic cotton is a common fabric used in green clothing for plus sized women. Organic cotton is grown without using harmful chemicals, and is processed without using chemical-laden dyes and bleach. Any eco-fashion item you could possibly desire from shirts and blouses to underwear and socks can be made from organic cotton.
Fabric woven out of bamboo feels a lot like silk. Bamboo is more antibacterial than cotton, and wicks moisture away from the body.
Recycled clothing doesn't have to be secondhand clothing. Many items such as jeans are made out of recycled fabric. This is a great way to sport your favorite eco-fashion.
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Eco Fashion: Green Jeans for Plus Sized Women
Jeans for plus sized women are hard to find even if eco-fashion isn't a consideration. If you are concerned with living an eco-friendly lifestyle which includes wearing green clothing items, be prepared to search high and low for eco-friendly jeans for plus sized women. Don't get too discouraged. The eco-fashion jeans of your dreams could be as close as your nearest second hand store. Wearing secondhand clothing that is in good condition and is fashionable is a great way to reduce waste and also your carbon footprint. As time goes on, and eco-fashion gains even more popularity, more and more green jeans for plus sized women will be on the market.
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Eco-Fashion: Green Clothing made from Hemp
Rawganique makes a pretty decent line of green clothing for plus sized women. The eco-fashion items sold by Rawganique is made out of hemp. You may picture hippy-ish thick woven chunky fabric, but the clothing at Rawganique is surprisingly chic. There's plenty of eco-fashion options for casual attire and even some dress attire that is appropriate for most offices. They sell clothing in sizes up to women's 3X. If eco-fashion isn't your thing yet, but you still want to own some green products for your home Rawganique also sells various housewares, beauty products, and jewelry.
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Eco-Fashion: Green Clothing for Plus Sized From Diane Kennedy
Diane Kennedy is a Canadian fashion designer who has created a wonderful line of green clothing for women of all sizes. She uses both bamboo and tencel silk cotton for her designs. Both these fabrics are organic, and perfect for eco-fashion. The lines that are used in the shirts and pants sold by this great eco-savvy designer are very flattering to a full figure. Diane Kennedy collections can be found at a handful of Canadian and US retailers. Comprehensive information and photos of the various clothing options are available 24/7 on the web.
It is possible to be both fashionable and eco-friendly with the help of some amazing and innovative designers. Check out the latest fashions whether they're made of the softest organic cotton or from recycled plastic bags.