KM: Some of my favorites include:
Study by Tara St. James (pictured, right)
MBG: What are some of the most important staples of a wardrobe to buy green and/or organic? Why?
KM: Intimates and basics are most important because they are against your skin and it is well-documented that pesticides never come out of conventional cotton, despite how many washes. As a general rule, it's important to buy well-made, classic pieces that can stand the test of time and be carried over from season to season.
MBG: If someone is trying to make more eco-friendly purchasing decisions, what are some important things to look for in the clothing and understand about company?
KM: Shoppers should look at the textiles used as well as the where clothing is made. For instance, there are many companies that use traditional textiles in a socially responsible way, which is also important.
MBG: How do you balance being eco-friendly and fashion, an industry that involves constant newness, trend and change?
KM: It's definitely a challenge. My own personal style is fairly classic, with a few special pieces blended in here and there. I think that is definitely reflected at Kaight, where I try to keep our inventory trans-seasonal and current.