Hi ladies! Chances are, you’ve been hearing more and more about sustainable brands. The fashion industry is getting onboard with sustainability and I couldn’t be happier about it! In order to be more informed about my shopping choices, I did some research on some of my favorite sustainable brands and of course, I’m sharing some of my favorite styles!
A Breakdown of My Favorite Sustainable Brands
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1. Amour Vert
Amour Vert is a clothing line that works to be sustainable in all aspects of their business. The company produces 97% of their clothing in California which helps to reduce their carbon footprint in transportation. Another great benefit of having local factories is that the company ensures their workers are receiving fair wages and treatment during the work process. Amour Vert is also a partner with the American Forest and with every tee purchased the brand plants a tree. To this day they have planted over 290,000 trees across the United States!! Finally, the line has partnered directly with mills that are producing sustainable fabrics and fibers that are made without chemicals and pesticides.
2. Christy Dawn
Christy Dawn is a clothing company created to honor mother Earth and this is very apparent on their website. They are working on becoming a farm-to-closet company and they actually have journals providing their efforts and strides toward becoming more sustainable. Christy Dawn has selected a plot of land in Southern India to work on re-cultivating back to health through proper and sustainable farming practices. Through the creation of Christy dawn textiles, “The cotton will be ginned, woven, vegetable dyed and block printed using centuries old methods that don’t require chemicals but, rather, work in harmony with nature”. This is definitely a brand worth checking out!
Reformation is investing in making sustainable efforts in creating green infrastructure and working on decreasing energy, water and waste. Something that is really neat about this company is that they openly share their yearly sustainability reports on their website! These reports track the amount of waste they generate, the gallons of water they use and how much carbon dioxide they emit. They have also partnered with the Brazilian Rosewood Amazon Conservation Project and are currently protecting 1,000 acres of the Amazon Rainforest from deforestation. They definitely are making a big impact in the fashion industry and are leading in example for many other designers! Btw, I’m loving this top I picked up from Reformation recently!
Able is a fashion company working to be completely transparent with their customers and taking accountability for their actions. The company is currently manufacturing in Nashville and Ethiopia and publishes all their wages to protect their workers. These wages are also provided on their website so you can see for yourself that their workers are making fair wages. Able also has an ethical fashion blog where customers can follow along their sustainable journey, plus if you sign up for their newsletter you get a $15 credit!!
Cuyana was a company started on the basis of creating high quality clothing pieces to stand the test of time. They also created the Lean Closet Program to help customers recycle pieces and give them a second life. Cuyana also works to decrease their carbon footprint by keeping their manufacturing and sources in close proximity. Currently, close to 80% of their clothing is made from 100% naturally derived sources, they even use a newly created recycled cashmere blend! Their monogrammed makeup bags have been on my wishlist for ages!
What sustainable brands do you like to shop? I’m definitely looking to expand my sustainable wardrobe!
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