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Eco-Friendly Fashion: Urban Renewal

We're big fans of the concept behind Urban Outfitters' Urban Renewal line of fashion: the Philly-based clothing line takes vintage, deadstock and surplus materials—all sourced from rag mills around the world—and turns them into unique, limited edition garments.

A vintage bed sheet gains new life as a tie shoulder bib trapeze dress while a vintage men's polo is resurrected as a sequin trimmed halter. Constructed entirely by hand, no two pieces are ever alike. The reasonably priced Urban Renewal line has been available at Urban Outfitters stores for over 20 years, and now you can find them online at, too.

Breathe easy, Mother Nature.