Sustainability is catching on in fashion, and it’s not a trend for the season. The fashion industry is one of the world’s biggest polluters, contributing to the climate emergency that we have found ourselves in as of late. Sure, your shirt from last season is cute, but did you know that its production probably ruined a waterway? Nowadays there is a way to save the Earth while looking cute — enter the sustainable brand. We’ve rounded up a few of our favorite shops that produce products with the environment in mind. Whether they donate to organizations fighting climate change or source quality materials in a sustainable fashion, these brands are doing the most when it comes to preserving the environment. You might think that one purchase won’t save the Earth, but these efforts are crucial to saving the environment. Get shopping, save a whale.
Organic cotton herringbone jumper
Jersey Gathered Hem Cami Dress
Ninety Percent encourages customers to dress better with their sustainable basics. The brand gives 90% of its profits to the community of people who make the garments and other organizations around the world. At Ninety Percent, the planet comes first which is why they only source sustainable fabrics for each of their pieces.
Get sweaty for the planet with the Girlfriend Collective. Each activewear set is made out of recycled water bottles—twenty-five recycled bottles makes one pair of leggings! They urge customers to wash Girlfriend Collective sets (and all types of clothes) in a microfiber filter wash bag to prevent the pollution of waterways. With a dozen colors to choose from, everyone can find the perfect workout set and feel good about their purchase, too.
Low waste design and manufacturing processes are very important to the people behind LACAUSA. The Los Angeles brand makes sustainable fashion and gives back to the communities that manufacture their goods, both overseas and in LA. They aim to deliver the California dream in each of their collections.
The fun prints and silhouettes at Paloma Wool keep customers coming back to purchase more sustainable pieces. Each piece is made locally in Barcelona and the materials are sourced not too far from the brand’s home base.
ABLE is an ethical fashion brand that supports small local artisans in Ethiopia, Mexico, Brazil, India and Nashville, Tennessee. In addition to their work to help save the environment, they only work with women fighting poverty. All workers—in every stage of production—earn a living in hopes of breaking out of the poverty cycle.
Written By: Claudia Langella