by Rita Templeton
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Sustainability and eco-friendliness are trending everywhere right now — from kids’ toys to cosmetics and skincare to the fashion industry — and that’s one hot trend we hope will stick around. After all, we only get one planet! While there’s still plenty of “fast fashion” out there, lots of clothing brands are beginning a much-needed shift toward more earth-conscious production. And if you’re looking for eco-friendly clothes for teens (who are notoriously picky!), we’ve discovered a brand that not only uses sustainable materials and practices for their clothing, but has given over $2.5 million to fund vital projects in national parks around the United States since its founding in 2014. It’s called Parks Project, and its unique line of apparel will appeal to your eco-conscious teenager, because of both the style and the company’s mission statement: “Leave it better than you found it.”
From cozy fleece pullovers and joggers to vintage-inspired hoodies and tees, Parks Project has a wide variety of eco-friendly clothes for teens — and a lot of accessories like beanies, hats, and socks to complete the look. You’ll want to check out the entire collection, but here are a few favorites (approved by actual teenagers!).
Vintage fashion is the epitome of cool, and you can’t get any cooler than the Joshua Tree Puff Print Hoodie: a soft and cozy tribute to Joshua Tree National Park. Order a size up for that roomy fit that teens love!
One reviewer raved that the Parks Wonderland Trail High Pile Fleece “is like one big hug” — and another review proclaimed that its design is “sick”. With accolades phrased like that, you just know this one is teen-approved.
One of Parks Project’s bestselling tees, the slightly-oversized Death Valley Hypno Sun Tee is piece-dyed for a faded, vintage feel. And it not only starts out soft — it gets softer with age. Reviewers say they get compliments on it all the time and praise its high-quality fabric.
Much like the beloved hoodie-and-shorts combo, teenagers will wear beanies practically year-round, regardless of the weather conditions. So give them a beanie that gives back (and looks cute to boot) with the fun and quirky Power to the Parks Shrooms design!
The one-of-a-kind Big Sur Ombre long sleeve tee is dip-dyed, so each one is unique — like your teen! Parks Project advises sizing up if you’re looking for a roomier fit.
Eco-friendly clothes for teens can be hard to find; combining style and sustainability is tricky, especially when it comes to teenagers, who are extra finicky about fashion.
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