Banana Republic Green Collection
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Banana Republic Green Collection

Banana Republic Green Collection
Banana Republic is taking a step toward environmental responsibilty. Its Green Collection, which launches April 8, is made with sustainable materials such as organic cotton, soy silk and bamboo — and Spandex. And a knit top has fabric that’s just 5% soy silk. “A year ago, when we started this, we were trying to be super pure about it — have everything be completely organic,” says Alessandra Brunialti, Banana Republic’s vice president of design for women. “And it was becoming too much to do at once. Then our mantra became ‘One step at a time.’ ”

Pictured, elephant T-shirt, $29.50. (Banana Republic)
Banana Republic Green collection
Short trench, $150, and bamboo-printed scarf, $68. (Banana Republic)
Banana Republic Green collection
Green scarf, $68. (Banana Republic)
Banana Republic Green Collection
Embroidered tunic, $98. (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)
Banana Republic Green collection
Denim jacket, $98. (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)
Banana Republic Green Collection
Puff-sleeve dress, $130. (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)
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