By: Elisa Leonard of Brown Eyed Ella
Eco-friendly fashion has never had particularly glamorous connotations. But living the sustainable life doesn’t have to be unfashionable. In fact, a new generation of designers is building brands with a more conscious approach to fashion at their core. They are finding ways to sustainably create products that are as chic (if not more) than their counterparts that are less friendly to the planet.
Here are 7 of my favorite sustainable brands that make you feel and look good…
While Everlane is certainly not new to the sustainability game, their latest spring collection is one of my favs.
photo by everlane.com
One of the most committed labels in sustainable fashion right now. The French footwear brand uses organic cotton and sustainable Amazonian rubber to make their shoes and refuses to work with any leather manufacturers from the Amazon, where cattle farming has been a major contributor to deforestation. On top of that, they use airtight stock management procedures to avoid overproduction and waste.
A simple collection of sustainable fashion basics for him and her in clean black and white color palettes, and their range of subscription packages means you even have the option of a getting a fresh delivery of clean-conscience undergarments that fits your schedule.
Reformation’s mission is to lead and inspire a sustainable way to be fashionable. They source sustainable fabrics and vintage garments while incorporating better practices throughout their supply chain to make beautiful styles at a fraction of the environmental impact of conventional fashion.
Stella McCartney’s commitment to sustainability is part of the brand’s ethos to being a responsible, honest, and modern company. Oh, and did we mention they’re cruelty-free?
This simple, comfortable brand uses non-toxic, low-impact dyes on all eco-fabrics and over 80% of garments are made with sustainable materials and processes.
When it comes to paving the way for sustainable fashion, UK-based label People Tree has been leading the pack for years. Since being founded over 25 years ago, People Tree has been producing ethical and eco fashion collections, putting Fair Trade producers, garment workers, artisans and farmers in the developing world at the front of the brand.
Written By: Elisa Leonard of Brown Eyed Ella