Forget about hemp necklaces and dreadlocks, because eco-friendly fashion has come a long way, baby.
When it comes to wearing green clothing, the fear of looking too “granola” is nothing to worry about these days. Thanks to stores like Barneys and H&M getting in on the organic action, you can be environmentally minded and fashion-forward at the same time when you hit the Earth Day benefit concert at Double Door.
ON HER Nicole Bridger organic cotton shirt, $168 at Pivot Boutique (1101 W Fulton Mkt, 312-243-4754, pivotboutique.com); Loomstate white out flux organic cotton denim, $150 at Barneys (25 E Oak St, 312-587-1700, barneys.com); multicolored, recycled potato-chip bag by Five Accessories, $25 at fiveaccessories.com; handmade Maxima reused button ring by Manic Trout, $25 at , manictrout.com; low-heel Mohop sandals with soles made from recycled car tires, $185 at Niche/City Soles (2001 W North Ave, 773-489-2001).
ON HIM Lightbeam shirt made from recycled plastic bottles, $110 at Nau (2118 N Halsted St, 773-281-1363, nau.com); organic cotton graphic T-shirt, $13 at H&M (locations around the city, hm.com); organic cotton jeans, $138 at Nau; chemical- free Cydwoq leather shoes, $270 at Niche/City Soles.
Rock and Ride Earth Day benefit concert The Chicagoland Bicycle Federation partners up with Sophic Records for this Earth Day concert. Sophic artists Brian Mazzaferri, Breaker’s Broken, the Johns and Packy Lundholm will be jamming for Mother Earth as all proceeds for this concert benefit the CBF. Double Door, 1572 N Milwaukee Ave at Damen Ave (773-489-3160). El: Blue to Damen. Bus: 50, 56, 72. Sun 20 at 7pm. $10.