Posted on August 10 2018
Sustainability and Portland go hand and hand right? We like to think so. We love practicing environmentally friendly and sustainable habits in shop and love being surrounded by other shops that do the same!
Today we are sharing a couple of our favorite Portland based shops that are committed to sustainability.
The fashion industry is the third most polluting industry in the world. Our friends at EcoVibe Apparel are working to fill a void in the fashion industry by providing affordable and stylish apparel that is produced and crafted with sustainable practices.
EcoVibe Apparel is also a a proud member of 1% For The Planet, this means that 1% of EcoVibe's annual sales go towards non profit organizations around the world that are working to help our environment. In addition to donating 1% of their annual sales to the environment, EcoVibe is also Green-e Energy Certified, which means that they are run off of 100% renewable energy. EcoVibe also uses 100% recycled and fully recyclable materials to package and mail out all of their online orders. Be sure to check out this post to read an exclusive interview with co founder of EcoVibe Apparel, Dre!
Next up are our neighbors here in the Pearl, Made Here PDX
Made Here PDX supports the local community by carrying goods made by Portland based artists and makers - many of which practice sustainability while crafting their goods. One example is Portland based jeweler VK Designs. VK Designs uses recycled metal for most of their jewelry and stones such as conflict free diamonds and fair trade gemstones.
Another sustainable local business that we love is T Project!
T Project was founded by Portlander Teri Gelber. Teri hand blends organic herbal teas with only the finest ingredients.
Being aware of the harm our planet endures due to our county's manufacturing sector, Teri was determined to source tins and bags for her tea locally. T-Project's tins are custom-made from 80% post consumer recycled paper and the cello bags the tea comes in are plant based and compostable. The Kraft bags that Teri uses in shop are also biodegradable and can be recycled.
Lastly, another sustainable fashion pioneer in Portland is Women and Children's consignment store Button.
Button encourages the community to recycle and reuse clothing in Portland. This practice keeps hundreds of clothing articles out of landfills.
What are your favorite Sustainable Shopping spots in Portland?