Note: You may buy up to 3 per customer. Savings become $105 worth of spend for $60, or 43%!
After a long history of failed, environmentally-hazardous experiments in the fashion industry, a few stellar eco-friendly designers have emerged. And there is no better selection of these environmentally responsible designers than at Chicago's own Pivot Boutique , where today only you can get a huge Groupon discount: $35 gift cards for just $20. Located at 1101 W Fulton Market (entrance on Aberdeen St), Pivot is Chicago's first eco-boutique and has been featured in Lucky magazine, USA Today, Daily Candy and Chicago Public Radio.
We're not talking about those infamous radium-laced headware that Vera Wang had to recall in 1992 after multiple cases where it caused profuse bleeding from the eyes....we're talking about 43% off on seriously stylin' tops, sweaters, dresses, coats, gifts & accessories from from Pivot's featured designers, all of whom use organic or sustainable materials and processes to create the chic-most stuff either side of the Mississippi. Ladies, use this Groupon to infuse your wardrobe with style, quality, personality and a conscience. Non cross-dressing guys, this one's not for you...but grab it for your girl to give on Valentine's Day (just 1 month away). Plus, you can buy up to 3 Groupons per person, as well as combine with Pivot's big in-store winter sale featuring a number of items discounted from 50-80% (see some sale items here). Browse the catalog and do the math, its a good deal. You can buy up to 3 Groupons & combine to get a $105 value for just $60, enabling you to go for some of those top-tier items for a bargain price. There are also many affordable items not featured on their site available in store including earrings made from the tagua nut for $18-24, organic cotton tanks in several colors for $38, and recycled newspaper bowls for $31.
You know, looking at some of the items in this wardrobe brings tears of joy to Mr. Groupon's eyes. Because I remember a day when sustainability seemed a distant dream for the fashion & textile industries. When Groupon was just a youngster, I recall the the Great Depression era-fad of hats made out of books, an affordable fashion solution by H. Millet & Sons Fancy Hats which led to the unfortunate deforestation of Brazil.
In the 60's we had the disaster of Yves Saint Laurent's line of wrist & headwear accessories made out of coal balloons. But after environmental scientists & public official declared at the 1968 Oslo Summit On Coal Balloons that coal balloon accessories were the world's biggest contributor to birth defects, the line had to be recalled. How many babies had to be born with snake tongues and black eyes for us to learn that lesson. Why could we not have been buying Pivot's nice eco-friendly charcoal Mayu Ruffle Scarfs instead. Tell me why God!
Indeed the fashion world has much to be ashamed of in its eco-unfriendly history. We had Twiggy's infamous head and shoulders wigs, responsible for the genocide of millions of ferrets. We had Paula Abdul sporting fancy eye lashes made from lobster lips, and now? Now? Lobsters with lips are totally extinct! Was it worth it you Paula - you drunk?
I'm sorry. I'm getting emotional. But it's been a rough ride. The early eco-friendly attempt by fashion designers were so aweful that the idea of sustainable style seemed hopeless. Early uses of hemp simply converted existing hemp baskets into basket hats and hemp rope into hemp rope pony crimp tails. Party foul!
But I have to hand it to Pivot. They've really turned the corner & made looking good jive with the world. I think we just might make it, provided everyone starts wearing Pivot clothes. And jest aside, there most certainly are wide-reaching negative effects of unsustainably produced clothing, which is probably what we're all wearing. So take leave your misguided penguin skin t-tops and your toxic pinwheel hats over at the Superfund site and get your Groupon.
Buy before midnight tonight (1/12/09). Use before it expires June 1, 2009. Redeemable in-store only. Maximum 3 Groupons per individual (you may combine up to three Groupons in one purchase).