Racked is no longer publishing. Thank you to everyone who read our work over the years. The archives will remain available here; for new stories, head over to Vox.com, where our staff is covering consumer culture for The Goods by Vox. You can also see what we’re up to by signing up here.
While I was panic Christmas shopping at the mall back in December, I came across a collapsing mountain of Champion sweatshirts at a department store that will remain nameless. I nearly cruised right by the unruly scene, but the word "eco" caught my eye. Yep, Champion has a line of reasonably-priced sweatshirts made out of recycled cotton and poly (though it doesn't have that poly feel).
I had been hunting for a vintage white sweatshirt with designs on copying the impossibly cool one that Isabel Marant wears in her H&M collab video. Turns out white and vintage are not the easiest combo to find (without stains, anyway). The Champion version, however, is doing the job quite nicely: it's inexpensive, environmentally friendly, casually chic, and I love the lack of pretension inherent in this old-school brand. Plus, if you spill red wine on it like I did? Buy another one—the men's version is only $15!
· All Kristen's Picks [Racked Boston]
· All Editor's Picks [Racked Boston]