Below, you’ll find a few who are reducing their carbon footprint with locally sourced materials, those who are making an effort to reduce waste and excess water with sustainably sound manufacturing processes, some who pride themselves on upcycling denim made of plastic from the ocean, and others that spearhead eco-friendly initiatives. So the next time you’re drafting your shopping list, consider these brands that we love.
Edun helping the growth of Africa’s economy by encouraging trade and sourcing production from the continent, and also committed to building opportunities for ecological-minded practices. Founded by power couple Ali Hewsonand Bono.
Reformation is made in-house at its Los Angeles-based sustainable sewing factory where complete transparency and eco-friendly practices can be instated every step of the way. Each piece of Reformation is listed with RefScale that measures exactly how much water and carbon dioxide was saved in the making of each garment.
3. STELLA MCCARTNEY
STELLA MCCARTNEY brand has always been upfront about its animal-free products and its goal to be more sustainable.
4. United by Blue
United by Blue’s mission is to clean up water pollution. For every product sold, they will remove one pound of trash from oceans and waterways through company organized and hosted cleanups. And another great thing about it is that each piece of it is made from recycled goods.
5. Amour Vert
Amour Vert boasts a zero-waste design philosophy, which includes local, made-in-the-USA manufacturing, non-toxic dyes, and sustainable fibers. And plus, for every tee purchased, Amour Vert will plant a tree.
6. H&M CONSCIOUS
H&M is one of the few fashion brands that’s making an effort to be competitive in the environmentally friendly fashion realm.
7. WHERE MOUNTAINS MEET
The designers of WHERE MOUNTAINS MEET are bringing their socially and environmentally conscious vision to life with a range of on-trend pieces that hit all the style notes we’ve been feeling for the season (and next season), with easy slip dresses, slinky camis layered over turtlenecks, and culotte jumpsuits.
8. Study NY
This brand is a study in zero-waste pattern-making methods. ‘Making fashion without making waste’.
9. ZERO + MARIA CORNEJO
Zero + Maria Cornejo had zeroed in on the goal to create timeless pieces from ecological and sustainable fabrics.
This brand consciously sources quality materials such as organic silk that is free of chemical pesticides.