Organic, sustainable clothing has come a long way in terms of comfort, and no longer requires wearers to coax live sheep to drape themselves across their torso in the wintertime. Enjoy the warm wool minus the painful hoof indentations with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of eco-friendly apparel, accessories, and trinkets at Perpetua in downtown Ann Arbor.
Perpetua owners promote a local culture of sustainability with a chic-yet-comfy selection of garb for men and women, with materials derived organically as well as from recycled materials. In between admiring the art adorning the lime-green walls of the boutique's cozy domestic interior, shoppers can marvel at chic, comfy clothing ($17–$375) constructed from bamboo and organic cotton. For design-conscious dryads, a selection of jewelry ($12–$170) features pieces made from recycled metals and even dried acai berries, alongside curious accessories ($20–$200) such as belts made out of actual conveyor belts that no longer convey anything but a tasteful sense of fashion. Check out a slideshow sampling some of Perpetua's sundry sustainable attire here.
Though Perpetua owners Catheryn and John Snyder are masters of compromise when it comes to their differences in taste, there’s one thing they won’t arbitrate over: the wellness of the planet. That’s why the duo’s clothing boutique houses an environmentally friendly stock of organic and vegan clothing for both men and women, with garments and accessories from high-end brands such as Reveal and Eco Skin. Within the space’s mint-green walls, clients may peruse a rotating stock of shoes, apparel, jewelry, and wallets made from hemp and organic cotton, as well as repurposed materials such as bicycle tubes, billboards, and the red carpets of fashion shows past.