Sustainable fashion brands are leading the fashion world by storm due to their efforts to aide a better future for our planet. Such efforts include using an ethical and sustainable manufacturing process to create clothing as well as participating in textile recycling as well as advocating and informing consumers about how they can do their part. This following list of 8 sustainable fashion brands proves that clothing can be made sustainably without limiting creative design.
A unique sustainable brand based out of Boulder, Colorado, Pact is a brand that believes in crafting clothing that is kind for our bodies. This brand uses certified organic cotton to create the softest long-staple cotton for each and every garment. Their mission is to spread a collective power of conscious consuming and making consumers more aware of the impact their shopping decisions make towards themselves and the planet.
KOTN is a remarkable brand that focuses on improving manufacturing practices in the textile industry. Their manufacturing process begins in Egypt, where authentic Egyptian cotton is grown and harvested in its rawest form. KOTN works directing with cotton farming families in Alexandria, Egypt to ensure premiere quality and support a farm to garment chain. In addition, this brand has made a particular effort to stop the cycle of child labor by partnering with pro-literacy organizations in the Nile Delta. These organizations are responsible for building and funding local schools. Overall, this brand desire is to create essential garments of good quality that don’t cost a fortune.
3. Girlfriend Collective
This sustainable brand takes extra lengths to improve environmental issues that go beyond the fashion industry. They practice ethical manufacturing by using an outsourced company that provides living wages and fair working conditions for their employees. In addition, they promote recycling all textile materials in order to diminish overall landfill waste. But the Girlfriend Collective doesn’t stop there! This brand has partnered with the ECONYL to clear our oceans of plastic waste and turn the plastic into LITE, a dynamic recycled fabric that is lightweight and stretchy. In fact, each pair of their compressive leggings is made of this material; on average 25 bottles go into each pair. Girlfriend Collective is here to make a change!
4. Threads 4 Thought
Beginning their journey in 2006, Threads 4 Thought has stapled itself as an ethical brand that supports and promotes sustainability in order to make a positive impact worldwide. This brand has partnered with the International Rescue Committee to improve the quality of life within refugee communities. This exemplifies their desire for making continuous impacts beyond the world of fashion manufacturing. Threads 4 Thought uses organic cotton, recycled polyester and Lenzing modal to create their essential garments, which are super cute. Check out this company for quality clothing that should make you feel good with every purchase.
5. Back-Beat Rags
This trendy, up and coming lifestyle brand takes cues from old school California surf ‘n’ skate culture and combines it with modern street styles. Their goal is to create garments with effortless cool-girl vibes that are also sustainable. This brand uses only low-impact materials to manufacture their clothes. In addition, they use post-consumer recycled mailers and clothing bags for their shipping methods. Back-Beat Rags also prides itself on creating a local business in California by using all family-owned business for their manufacturing. This brand clothes will make you feel good and look good too.
Everlane begins their manufacturing processes by taking the time to find places that source only the finest materials derived from ethical practices. Every single one of their garments is designed to last, forgoing the trends and developing garments that are timeless. Everlane prides itself of their transparency by providing customers with the true cost it takes to make clothes. Check out Everlane and you’ll find clothing with exceptional quality that you will own for a long, long time.
The name that everyone knows and loves is also super sustainable. Always evolving since its beginning in 1853, The Levis brand has consistently upheld a conscious for ethical practices. Levis now practices in a manufacturing process that uses minimal amounts of water. This act helps to reduce the overall pollution of water through harsh fabric dyes. In addition, Levis has helped to develop campaigns that promote equality and individuality. Will Levis ever cease to amaze us?
8. Rag & Bone
This sustainable brand is a huge player in the recycled denim movement. Their denim recycling project turns denim waste into denim insulation. Check out their Rag & Bone’s limited edition Pride shirts inspired by individuality and togetherness (pictured below).