Horny Toad's spring 2014 collection stays casual and cool

sustainable fashion
© Horny Toad

In case you've been wondering where to get the perfect plaid button down, the answer is Horny Toad. The California-based company has been a long-time producer of causal garments made from sustainable fabrics, and this year's spring offerings don't disappoint.

The style inspiration comes from the energy of the late 50s, like the two effortless shirts shown above. The line is made from fabrics that are designed to keep you cool, while you're out in the sun or letting you turn the A.C. off at home. Many of the items are made from 100 percent organic cotton, like the tee shown below, with a few garments made from fabric blends that include Tencel or Spandex. We prefer the all-natural fibers, but the synthetics do add an elasticity that's hard to achieve otherwise.

© Horny Toad

The women's collection includes a number of versatile dresses that can take you from day to night, like the Neko dress below.

© Horny Toad

When it comes to eco-fashion, there are always trade-offs. For Horny Toad, one down side is that it's hard to tell where your clothing is being made. They manufacture in Turkey, India, China, Thailand and El Salvador.

However, Horny Toad does a lot when it comes to social responsibility, by working with a number of cool non-profits. They're part of 1% For the Planet, donating 1 percent of annual sales to their Planet Access Company. They work with Search Development Center to provide training and employment to developmentally disabled adults.

The spring collection will be available online starting February 1.

If you're looking for something that's a little more office appropriate, check the spring collection from Nau.

Tags: Clothing | Sustainable Fabrics

WHAT'S HOT ON FACEBOOK