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Looking for sustainable styles to wear while you're pregnant? More designers and maternity shops are going green to supply fashion-forward maternity styles for green mamas. Several online stores carry a variety of organic and sustainable maternity fashions.
While the online marketplace offers a wide range of organic styles, don't forget another green choice: reusing maternity clothes from others or found at thrift stores. Search local thrift stores near you for maternity wear, or turn to the net to shop at sites featuring reused maternity clothes. See the resources below to find both new and reused eco-friendly maternity wear.
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How to Find Organic Maternity Fashions Online
Euphoria Maternity (euphoriamaternity.com) makes it easy to find sustainable maternity fashions and all-natural products for pregnancy and breastfeeding through the Shop Green link on their website. Euphoria carries organic cotton tops and yoga pants from designers such as Childish, Schone Maternity, and Japanese Weekend.
Designer Jessica Scott creates flattering maternity fashions from eco-friendly fabrics such as lyocell (aka Tencell, made from cellulose). Her most versatile design, the Strapless in Seattle, can be worn in several stylish ways: as a poncho, a strapless dress, or a low-slung skirt.
Jessica Scott maternity wear can be found through the Jessica Scott website (jessicascottltd.com) or at several online maternity boutiques.
MollyAnna's motto is "Bold. Sassy. Preggo." MollyAnna maternity tees are made of soft organic supima cotton and are a favorite of celebrities. With sayings such as "Birth Control is for Sissies," MollyAnna tees help you find your next unforgettable fashion statement. Available at many online maternity retailers.
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Shop Green with Reused Maternity Wear
Reduce your environmental impact by choosing to reuse maternity clothes found through friends, at thrift stores, or in online maternity second-hand stores. You can always find used maternity wear for sale at sites like eBay or Craigslist, but take a look at these online specialty shops for a wider slection.
eMommie claims to be the "#1 site for used maternity clothes" and is proud to offer customers an eco-friendly choice in maternity wear. eMommie's inventory is constantly changing depending on what's in stock, but you can always find a wide selection of used jeans, tops, skirts, jackets, and more.
Gently-Used.com sells used baby clothes, toys, baby gear, maternity wear and more. You'll often find maternity slections in very good condition from Motherhood, Liz Lange, and Old Navy. When you're done with your maternity wardrobe or if you have used baby items to get rid of, set up an account at Gently-Used.com to sell your stash and make a little extra money.
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