Textiles produce pollutants and dangerous emissions into our atmosphere. The modern textile industry is one of the main sources of greenhouse gases due to the processes and products that go into the production of an item of clothing. Thanks to companies that make going green a priority, we can get our shop on, ladies and gents!
Located in the diverse Mission District on 14th and Valencia is Skunkfunk Clothing, established 10 years ago. The line began very small and showed at music festivals and international trade fairs. The fabrics that are used to make their clothing are bamboo bark, recycled polyester, organic cotton and hemp, and soybean proteins. All dyes are water-free and soybean-based. When people noticed that Skunkfunk had a philosophy to be environmentally aware and allow their clients imagination to create their style, it took off. The prices are moderate with a range of $40 to $200, although they usually have a $25 rack or 50 percent-off rack. Once a year they also have a fashion show, which is really amazing and unique for the community to be a part of. The models are San Francisco locals and really emphasize to the audience how the clothes can be worn.
Skunkfunk offers a great experience, product and promotions. The merchandising techniques are also up to par, using an array of color and composition, where the store really takes you in. The employees are very friendly and knowledgeable of the product and company. Almost any question you have, they will find a way to answer if they don’t already know it themselves. I highly recommend, from personal experience, taking a peek into Skunkfunk. I can almost guarantee if you don’t fall in love completely, you will want to go back again, and that’s for green shoppers and all others.