Though organic cotton has garnered the most attention, it isn't the only option in ecofriendly clothing. Keep an eye out for more duds made with fabrics created from sustainable -- and in some cases unexpected -- materials.

The Source: Soy

The Story: A byproduct of soybean oil production, soy proteins are woven into a light jerseylike material that drapes softly over your body and has a bit of stretch.

Find It In: Ellen Cami from 108 by Under the Canopy, $118,


The Source: Bamboo

The Story: Manufactured using the pulp of this fast-growing plant, soft bamboo fabric has natural antibacterial properties and wicks sweat away from the body.

Find It In: Bamboo Journey cropped pants from Dreamsacks, $50,


The Source: Wood Pulp

The Story: Cellulose, the stuff that forms plant cell walls, is extracted from sustainably harvested wood pulp and then spun into a lightweight and wrinkle-resistant fabric called Tencel or Lyocell.

Find It In: Tencel lightweight sweater empire dress from Ecoganik, $42,


The Source: Corn

The Story: Corn sugars are fermented into polymers, then woven into a fiber known as Ingeo. The result is durable and biodegradable. It's showing up in everything from T-shirts to carpets.

Find It In: Ligase Tee from Moral Fervor, $83,



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