When it comes to fashion, less is more in terms of sustainability. The fashion & retail industry produces 10% of all carbon emissions, and an excessive amount of unwanted clothing winds up in landfills every year. While we’re excited for all the new warm-weather clothes and bright patterns, we can’t ignore the impact fast fashion is having on our planet. We all have a responsibility to make conscious, informed choices about the brands that we support, and we’re excited to share our list of those that are striving to make sustainable fashion accessible to everyone—and that we proudly support ourselves.
Here we’ve rounded up our favorite eco-friendly & ethical brands with spring styles for everything, from athletic to evening wear. And if you don’t see what you want here, check out our global Sustainable Marketplace and bookmark and shop sustainably from fashion to food to furniture!
Everybody & Everyone features sustainable essentials for the busy woman – plus, they’re organic, biodegradable, eco-innovative, and recycled. Their extensive size range means that everyone can find something they like.
2. Cork Element
The products by Cork Element are a renewable, eco-friendly, vegan alternative to leather, water resistant and beautifully designed for the fashion-conscious individual.
Eco-Stylist is convenient, ethical, and tailored to men. Eco-Stylist compiles sustainable clothing from 50+ brands all in one easy-to-use marketplace. They also use badges that signify items as eco-friendly, fair for people, or vegan, so you can shop your values. DISCOUNT: Use code ‘LIVECREATIVE‘ to get 20% off a “Total Closet Overhaul” and get this $500 service for $400. Simply select “The Gift of Personal Style” option for $500 from this page.
GOEX uses a simple tee to connect the customer and the maker. Customers sustain fair wage jobs that liberate workers from poverty and empower them in their families and communities. When you wear a GOEX tee, you’ll not only feel good because it’s soft & comfy, you’ll feel great knowing there’s good woven into every fiber.
Allegorie’s revolutionary approach to fashion starts with transforming “unwanted fruit into wardrobe essentials”, Their collections are made of fruit, such as apples, mangoes, sugarcane, and cactus, and many other bio-based and eco-friendly materials. They collect fruits and plants discarded by farms and grocery stores to create truly sustainable, unique bags.
Reformation wants to celebrate the feminine figure, and they do so with sustainable and lovely fabrics. They’re working toward 75 percent of their products being made with plant-based, renewable, or almost all natural fibers.
The loungewear at Ettitude is 100 percent organic bamboo lyocell, a resource-efficient plant. Their sustainable process uses a non-toxic, closed-loop system that reuses water up to 200 times and recycles 98 percent of it.
prAna is a sustainable clothing brand that specializes in activewear for everything, from yoga to climbing. The quality of prAna’s fabric & fit matches the dedication that they give to ensuring each step in their production process is sustainable, ethical, and good for both planet and people.
Marissa Heyl founded Symbology after researching the relationship between fair trade and craftswomen in India. Symbology partners with women across India and other developing countries and features their handcrafted, traditional products.
At Knickey, you’ll find cotton underwear that’s breathable and comfortable. The cotton they use is from certified organic environments and is free of toxins, carcinogens, and other harmful chemicals. They also provide basics in different skin colors, shapes, and sizes.
We hope this post has inspired you to shop consciously this spring! You can head to our Sustainable Marketplace to browse many more ethical & sustainable brands form A-Z: No more searching, just bookmark the Sustainable Marketplace and shop your values for anything you need, anytime, every time.
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