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Top Fashion & Beauty brands from Newsweek’s Green Rankings 2010

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We love our indie brands, but oftentimes shopping at chains can be unavoidable. Last month Newsweek released its Green Rankings 2010, ranking hundreds of the world’s most environmentally sound companies, and I went through and grabbed just the Fashion & Beauty companies from their Top 500 US Companies list — so that when we do find ourselves at the mall, we don’t have to check our conscientious-shopping-selves at the door.

Note that these rankings are based solely on environmental factors, not social – though a lot of environmentally responsible brands tend to get the social side right as well.

As ranked according to the Top 500 list:

10. Nike

40. Kohl’s

51. Wal-Mart

52. Avon Products

53. Estee Lauder (incl. Aveda, Origins, Clinique, M-A-C, Bobbi Brown, Bumble & bumble)

61. Target

63. J.C. Penney

71. Gap

91. Hanesbrands (incl. Champion, Playtex, Wonderbra)

100. Limited Brands (incl. Victoria’s Secret, Bath & Body Works, Henri Bendel)

108. Tiffany

113. Macy’s

118. Nordstrom

120. TJX (incl. T.J. Maxx, Marshalls)

232. Abercrombie & Fitch

245. Polo Ralph Lauren

316. Urban Outfitters

412. VF Corp (incl. Lee Jeans, VANS, Wrangler, Nautica, Jansport, The Northface, Reef, 7 For All Mankind)

436. Coach


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