Results for - Eco-Friendly Fashion
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1. Just as we've become more conscious of where our food comes from, we can approach the fashion industry the same way. More and more of us want to know where our food comes from, who grew it, how was it grown, and are the animals treated ethically. The same principles can be applied to fashion. We are unbelievably disconnected to where our clothing comes. Somewhere, someone made that item, it was transported around the world to get to you and the resources needed were depleted. And just like the food industry, it has to make us smarter, more informed and more eco-friendly consumers. Do you think about where an item comes from and all that happens before it hits the store shelves, when you buy an item of clothing?
All the time
I do not purchase new clothing, ever
2. According to The Good Trade, an online resource for sustainable and eco-friendly living, here are some of the most eco-friendly clothing companies from all over the world (many from the U.S. and Canada - good for us!). Have you ever bought anything from any of these lines?
Everlane is all about transparency. This California based company spends months finding the best factories around the world—the very same ones that produce our favorite designer labels—and then they build strong personal relationships with factory owners to ensure their factory's integrity and to maintain ethical production practices at every step of the process. They believe customers have the right to know what their products cost to make and where they were made. They reveal their true costs and share the factory and production stories behind each piece of clothing.
Reformation offers on-trend pieces that will still be stylish well after the season is over. This LA-based brand creates products only from sustainable and upcycled materials in a fair wage environment. Reformation's dedication to sustainable production is extensively explained on their website, plus each item comes with a description of its environmental footprint. We especially love that they've added extended sizing to their permanent collection!
From their farms to their factories, Canadian company Kotn creates all of their garments in a fair and safe environment, and are even helping their suppliers make the switch to organic within the next five years. Their team is also dedicated to quality manufacturing, so you know one of their cotton tees will last you thirty wears and beyond
Fair Trade Winds carries some of the best fair trade fashion brands committed to creating clothing in an ethical manner. Each piece of their collection represents the hard work of talented women working in cooperatives where they are becoming empowered and improving the livelihood of their families and communities. Fair Trade Winds is a family owned business with seven brick and mortar locations around the U.S. in addition to their online shop.
Toronto based Encircled is on a mission to help you do more with less. They create clothing that is versatile in design with fabrics that are as comfortable and travel-friendly as they are good for the earth. Encircled takes a mindful and slow approach to design, producing only what is needed. They incorporate sustainable practices into everything they do from the sourcing of eco-fabrics to up-cycling production cuttings, using recyclable shipping materials and printing on only 100% post-consumer recycled paper.
Started in Paris, France, Se?zane believes in sustainable production that benefits people and planet. The brand started entirely online as a way to cut out the middleman, focusing on production that's ethical and as close to zero waste as possible. In 2017, Se?zane created a philanthropic initiative, DEMAIN, to help disadvantaged children access education and equal opportunities, giving back with each purchase.
Thought Clothing, out of the U.K. is an all-natural clothing company with a simple philosophy: to design and make beautiful, timeless fashion while caring for our environment. The brand has developed long-lasting relationships with their factories and suppliers and the company works to ensure that every person who touches their clothing is treated respectfully with fair wages and working conditions.
3. How about these clothing lines?
Los Angeles Apparel wants to do things differently in the apparel industry: they're opting for $15 living wages, becoming employee-operated and owned, and using sustainable and practices wherever possible, from eco-friendly dyes to sourcing domestic yarn.
As a zero-waste fashion trailblazer, Tonlé is changing the way we look at how our garments are made. They use reclaimed fabric to create stunning handwoven clothing, and even use all tiny scraps to make handmade paper for their tags. The Tonlé team in Phnom Penh are paid fairly, go on team retreats, and work in a supportive environment where they are trained and have opportunity to rise into management positions. Plus they use natural dyes, which are safer for their team—and for those who wear their garments.
MATTER believes that every print and every garment has a story waiting to be told. Born out of Banyan Tree Gallery, an artisan retailer, MATTER works alongside artisans and designers to create vibrant, bold, and uniquely patterned apparel. Artisans across India and Indonesia work to infuse blockprinting, natural dyes, and handlooms with everyday tops, pants, and dresses for the casual closet.
Back Beat Rags is a one-of-a-kind brand that aims for the effortless Cali skater or surfer vibe. Using locally knitted fabric like recycled cotton, hemp, and tencel, they've crafted fashion basics that are a staple to any closet. Made out of Los Angeles, their apparel is made with small family-owned businesses while also keeping a low environmental footprint (plus, they use 100% recycled mailers and bags when shipping).
People Tree is recognized as a pioneer in the Fair Trade and environmentally sustainable fashion movement. People Tree has long been one of the favorite go-to shops for responsibly made fashion. For over twenty years, the brand has partnered with Fair Trade artisans and farmers in the developing world to produce a wide collection of ethical and eco wear
4. We can all do our part to create a more eco-friendly future for our children and their children, and sometimes a little thing can make a big difference. This product costs very little, but can make a big difference. Bee's Wrap Reusable Beeswax Food Wraps, are plastic-free food covers, as an alternative to Saran Wrap or Foil, which are both not good for the environment. These food wraps can be washed and reused - they are sustainable, zero waste, plastic-free alternatives for food storage. Do you use this product (or one similar) for food storage?
No, but I plan to get these
No, and I do not care about being eco-friendly
10/19/2019 Beauty & Fashion 2078 29 By: Harriet56