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Sustainable Fashion Brands To Try

Sustainable Fashion Brands To Try

Sustainable fashion brands to try

Sustainable fashion brands are becoming more important in today’s society. In April of 2013 0ver 1,100 garment workers were tragically killed in Bangladesh. From that point on a large number of consumers questioned the ethical practices of the clothing we seamlessly slip on our bodies every day. Shopping fair trade, ethical, and sustainable fashion brands has a mass amount of importance in many areas like the livelihoods of those who make the products all the way to how those materials are harming the world we live in.

1. Boden

Boden is a well-established sustainable fashion brand based in London. This brand houses men’s, women’s and children’s clothing. Boden has been designing and selling sustainable clothing for the last 30 years in the UK, but more recently expanded worldwide. Boden has an entire page on, their very cute website btw, that goes into depth on the policies they follow to ensure that the product they produce checks all the boxes. Each page from their employees, environmental impact, charities they support, to information on every factory they manufacture with, the company goes into extensive detail about the sustainability of their clothing. They not only educate women and support them in the workplace, but they also support and donate to a handful of charities like The Charlie Waller Memorial Trust and fundraising for The Hyde Park swim. The pieces are a bit expensive, but the peace of mind will be worth the bigger price tag.

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Sustainable Fashion Brands You Have To Check out

2. Autumn Adeigbo

Autumn Adeigbo created her namesake line after working for notable designers like Besty Johnson and celebrity stylist Andrea Lieberman. Abeigdo’s brand is all made to order created with ethically sourced materials from all over the world. Luxurious fabrics from India and beautiful beads from the west African coast come together harmoniously creating her bright and youthful looks. She ties in her Nigerian heritage to truly display her one of a kind style that is eye-catching but elevated at the same time. Adeigbo is a proud black female business owner who wants to continue to build up other women. She is devoted to creating a positive experience and impacting lives globally. She partners with female owned production facilities throughout the United States that utilizes global sustainability practices and provides jobs for artisans around the world.

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3. Patagonia 

Patagonia designs outdoor pieces for all of our adventurous activities. The powerful brand likes to make a political statement with their clothing and designs for your everyday mountain climbing activist. Recently placing a “Vote Him Out” tag in their clothes, Patagonia has been extremely vocal about the current presidential election and even ensures their employees political views align with the company morals throughout the hiring process. Patagonia has a self-implemented tax that fully goes to nonprofits that aid in environmental change. They have donated and supported over 1,000 groups and organizations within the last year. From climate change to biodiversity loss, Patagonia is in the business of saving the world, literally.

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Sustainable Fashion Brands You Have To Check out

4. Petite Studio

She’s small but she’s powerful. Petit Studio are designs for yup you guessed it, petite gals. The New York City based clothing company focuses on immaculately constructed designs made with high quality, sustainably sourced materials particularly for petite women. Petite Studio likes to focus on slow fashion principles like the elevated brand experience, strong construction, and sourcing premium high-quality materials to produce gorgeous capsule wardrobe staples. Petite Studio is passionate and committed to small batch production, so each piece is as perfect as the last. The factory is located in Jiangshan, China where creator Jenny Wang lived until her undergraduate education. The employees are paid fair wages, work 40-hour weeks, are required to take a 30-minute nap each shift, and receive both vacation time and healthcare. Each garment makes around 20 hours to produce because extending the life of the garment is so important to not just the consumer but also the company.

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Sustainable Fashion Brands You Have To Check out

5. Able

Able is one of our most size inclusive and affordable brands that we’re highlighting. The female owned brand is based in Tennessee but is devoted to aid women all around the world. Able aims to end generational poverty by creating opportunities for women to provide for themselves. Along with creating beautiful well-crafted pieces, Able is committed to investing in women and teaching them the skills they need to thrive and break the cycle of poverty. The company started in Ethiopia providing jobs for sex workers to create scarves. After selling over 4,000 in just a short two months, Able decided to expand clothing as well as accessories. Now being comprised of 95% women, the feminist brand works with factories in Brazil, Mexico, Ethiopia and India to provide women with better qualities of life around the world. They also publish their wages to show accountability and to hopefully hold other brands accountable for the impact they are making on their employee’s lives. Only 2% of workers in the fashion industry are paid livable wages, and Able plans on changing that.

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6. Chelsea Bravo 

Chelsea Bravo originally created her eponymous clothing brand 2013. She was creating made-to-order menswear, but later decided to create gender-neutral silhouettes that flatter both men and women. The Brooklyn based designer relies heavily on plant derived materials and fabrics to create her eye-catching designs. After graduating in 2010 she began to work for designers like Christopher Shannon and Martine Rose, but after years of interning decided to go a different way. Bravo began to design herself. Being a black designer, Bravo wants to highlight her culture in her contemporary designs. All of her pieces are made to order and can be sampled at her studio in Brooklyn.

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7. Kotn 

Kotn is our most inclusive and diverse brand that we’re showcasing. Designing for both men and women, the Toronto based brand has sizes from XS to XXL and is made to be monetarily accessible as possible. Sourcing their cotton from the Nile Delta, Kotn creates their pieces with safe and fair practices. Their mission is to create conscious creation and consumption. Kotn is reaching those goals by going organic, supporting and creating more educational opportunities for schools and children in Egypt, and supplying fair and equal wages for their employees. Not only is Kotn’s clothing cozy and well made, they highlight and go into detail about their practices, mission and employees.

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Sustainable Fashion Brands You Have To Check out

Shopping sustainable fashion brands doesn’t have to be a difficult task. Although some items may be pricier than Forever21 and H&M, you’ll have peace of mind knowing the company you purchase your clothing from not only pays fair wages for the labor and well-being of their employees but also sources materials that are environmentally friendly.