With Earth Day right around the bend, it should come as no surprise that we’re seeing green this week. Below, five local labels with eco-minded missions.
Based in Potrero Hill, Fleece-A-Nista designer Jeanne Feldkamp turns leftover fabric scraps from her fashionable fleece tops into cozy, patterned throw pillows.
Instead of using new fabrics for its yoga wear and casual apparel, Foat Designs turns textiles cast-off by other companies into new garments.
Along with using innovative eco-friendly fabrics such as milk fiber, San Francisco-based line Mr. Larkin offers another special perk: clothing tags you can plant.
Mill Valley-based Form and Fauna relies on earth-friendly synthetic materials, second-generation wood scraps for heels and water-based glues in the creation of its footwear.
With one eye on the earth and another on social responsibility, Bay Area-based PACT makes undies that do more than look good underneath it all. Through April 25, for example, the company is donating 100 percent of the proceeds from its Green Belt print underwear to help plant a forest in Africa. For every pair you buy, 20 trees will be planted.
Photos (from top): Fleece-a-nista, Series of Tubes pullover; Foat Design, fringe top; Mr. Larkin, bow dress; Form and Fauna, Fern pump; PACT, Green Belt print boyshorts.