BuyGreen: Women's Jeans

[Ed. note: This is the second in our series of green Buying Guides, TreeHugger's helping hand for a quick, easy, hip way to shift your life in a greener direction today. Check out the Men's Jeans guide and stay tuned for more.]

TreeHugger loves denim for its versatility: dress up your jeans with a blazer and heels for an impressive first impression; dress 'em down with a t-shirt and sneakers for running errands; or sex 'em up with a blouse or button-down for a night on the town. With so many choices out there (and more being added every day), it can be hard to find the right combination of fit, cut, wash, style and materials, which is why we've chosen a wide variety of looks to flatter any pair of legs and fit any budget.

Ladies, you'll find jeans blended with lycra for a little extra stretch, 100% organic cotton for a wearable, versatile fit, along with straight legs, bootcuts and more to help you match your style with your ethics. Hit the jump to see the list and find your perfect pair.
What: Del Forte Dahlia Jean
Where: Del Forte stockists and thegreenloop.com
Why: 100% organic cotton
How much: $190
Nice touch: Made in the USA means less shipping
More: in TreeHugger and at delforte.com

What: Fair Indigo Organic Denim Authentic Fit Jeans
Where: fairindigo.com
Why: 100% organic cotton
How much: $69
Nice touch: Stitched with Fair-Trade labor in San Jose, Costa Rica
More: in TreeHugger and at fairindigo.com

What: Mavi Mona jean
Where: mavi.com and Mavi boutiques and stockists
Why: 100% organic cotton
How much: normally $120; on sale now for $40
Nice touch: sold in over 50 countries; means almost everyone can get organic cotton goodness
More: in TreeHugger and at mavi.com

What: Anna Cohen Denim Pants
Where: Anna Cohen stockists and thegreenloop.com
Why: 99% organic cotton
How much: $174
Nice touch: raw denim is blended with 1% lycra for suave stretchability
More: in TreeHugger and at annacohen.com

What: Edun Monarch Bootcut Jeans
Where: Edun stockists and nordstrom.com
Why: Made with Fair-Trade labor practices helping develop the economies of developing countries and create sustainable communities
How much: $150
Nice touch: Taping on denim bears the slogan "we carry the story of the people who make our clothes around with us".
More: in TreeHugger and at edunonline.com and edun.ie

Honorable mentions in this category go to Loomstate, Linda Loudermilk, Nudie Jeans and Levi's.

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.

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