I know there are so many different opinions about H&M and other similar stores. I’m well aware that they may be exploiting workers in third world countries to make inexpensive, low quality clothing only to end up in our ever growing landfills. That being said, I do appreciated their efforts in creating organic and sustainable lines. I also understand that they may be doing these small lines every now and them to make themselves look like a company who cares when maybe they don’t. That all aside, I was just checking out their new Conscious Collection and they have some adorable pieces! Not everyone can afford higher-end eco-conscious clothing. Offering it at a reasonable price, which makes it attainable by the general public, not only is an avenue for more people to wear sustainable clothing but its a way to continue to influence the consumer to make smarter purchases. H&M may be paving the way for high school and college aged girls to have a love for other eco-conscious fashion once they graduate and have money to spend on lines like Stewart & Brown, Vaute Couture, Popomomo, Eco-Skin, Bodkin and Stella McCartney.
I love how light and airy this collection is for summer. This dress is adorable, it could so easily be dressed up with fun jewelry and heels for a wedding or wear it on a summer afternoon with flat sandals and just one very simple accessory.
Recycled Fabric Dress $49.95
According to H&M, the materials they’re using in this line are…
Is cotton that has been grown without the use of hazardous chemicals.
Is linen that has been grown without the use of hazardous chemicals.
Is polyester made from PET bottles or textile waste.
Silky, renewable material produced with minimal environmental impact.
This is my other favorite piece – $44.95…
Check out the entire collection…H&M Conscious Collection
If you’re interested in learning more about H&M’s corporate responsibility – working conditions, wages, environment, etc., you can find it all here.