BuyGreen: Men's Jeans

TreeHugger knows that we can't buy our way to global sustainability. While there are lots of things you can do to help save the planet that don't involve rushing out to grab the latest green products, we all still need to buy things. Sure, reusing, recycling and repurposing are all better eco-options than buying brand-new, but there comes a moment when your favorite shoes are finally worn beyond repair, or you need to upgrade your living room furniture, and we want to help. What you'll find here is a carefully-selected, curated list of five of the best eco-options available to you that combine TreeHugger's sleek, modern, non-hippie aesthetic with low-impact, earth-friendly designs and materials. They offer a quick, easy, hip way to shift your life in a greener direction today. Dig in!

Ah, blue jeans: the backbone to many a dude's casual wardrobe. While we all may use them for something slightly different -- for work, at play, lounging at home or out for a night on the town -- a good pair wears like iron and looks as good after 100 washes as it did right off the rack. Remember, many of these are made with organic cotton and earth-friendly dyes, so they may require a bit more special care than just chucking them in the wash with your socks and undies; many also have several washes and a variety of takes on the color "blue", so look around if you like the style but not the color. Whatever you wear them for, you can find a pair that fits your style and budget in the list below...read on.
What: Mission Jean by Loomstate
Where: theGreenLoop.com and Loomstate stockists
Why: 100% organic cotton
How much: $159
Nice: "Nature Calls" printed on the back of the fly
More: in TreeHugger and at loomstate.org

What: eco Vintage Straight 539 by Levi's
Where: Levisstores.com and Levi's brick 'n mortar stores
Why: 100% organic cotton
How much: $68
Nice: Green-colored "levi" tab on back pocket; green-colored button in the front
More: in TreeHugger (and again) and
levisstore.com

What: Hunter by Mavi
Where: mavi.com and Mavi boutiques and stockists
Why: 100% organic cotton
How much: $80
Nice: Mavi means "blue" in Turkish...get it?
More: in TreeHugger and
mavi.com

What: Sphinx Bootcut by Edun
Where: Edun stockists
Why: Stitched with fair trade labor in developing countries
How much: $175
Nice: Rilke poem printed on pocket bags
More: in TreeHugger
edun.ie and edunonline.com

What: Ashton by Planet Earth Green Label
Where: stockists at planetearthgreenlabel.com
Why: 55% ramie, 45% cotton denim
How much: $70
Nice: baggy enough to skate in means supreme comfort and range of motion
More: in TreeHugger and planetearthgreenlabel.com

For more tips on keeping your clothes' footprint light, check out TreeHugger's How to Green Your Wardrobe guide. Stay tuned for more green Buying Guides for men & women's apparel, your home & interiors and much more.

Tags: Denim

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