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What can you do?

  • Buy fewer clothes.
  • Avoid clothing brands that have been known to use sweatshops.
  • Have a clothing swap with your friends.
  • Purchase at least some items from up-and-coming fair trade brands and makers of organic cotton and natural fiber clothing.
  • Bring old clothing and fabrics to textile recycling bins on the Medford/Somerville Campus.

When buying clothes, look for items that are:

  • Made in the U.S.A
  • With recycled content
  • Made from 100% organic cotton, bamboo fabrics (100% biodegradable and grown without pesticides or chemicals), or hemp (grown with pesticides)

Websites that sell Green Clothing

For a full list of green clothing sources, visit

Local Thrift and Consignment Stores


  • The Garment District (200 Broadway, Cambridge)
  • Raspberry Beret (1704 Mass Ave)
  • Oona‘s (1210 Mass Ave)
  • Boutique Fabulous (1309 Cambridge St)
  • Goodwill (520 Mass Ave)
  • Buckaroo‘s Mercantile (5 Brookline St, Central Square)
  • Poor Little Rich Girl (121 Hampshire St)
  • The Salvation Army (402 Mass Ave)


  • Second Time Around (176 Newbury St)
  • The Closet (175 Newbury St)
  • Rescue (297 Newbury St)
  • Karma Designer Consignment Boutique (26 Prince St)
  • Bobby from Boston (19 Thayer St)


  • Goodwill (Davis Square)
  • Buffalo Exchange (Davis Square)
  • La Chic Boutique (Davis Square)
  • Found (Davis Square)
  • Artifaktori (Davis Square
  • The Salvation Army (483 Broadway)


  • Eddigan’s (416 Salem St)


  • The Grafton Thrift Shop (71 Main St, South Grafton)
  • Treasures Thrift Store (82 Worcester St)