It’s always a good idea to think of ways that we can be more eco-friendly to help save the planet. You might not realise it, but the choices you make when it comes to the clothes you wear can have a huge impact on the environment. That’s why I’ve put together a list of eco-friendly clothing brands you simply have to know about. It’s never too late to start making smart choices!
Sustainable clothing extends way beyond jeans and t-shirts, trainers are also a big culprit when it comes to harming the environment. Allbirds are a sustainable footwear brand who have already sold over 1 million trainers in the US! So, it’s fair to say they’re a pretty big deal. They make their ridiculously stylish trainers from sugarcane, eucalyptus trees and naturally-made merino wall.
Bethany Williams is certainly one to watch after winning the Queen Elizabeth II Prize for Design earlier in 2019. She works with food banks and women’s rehab centres to create stunning streetwear that has a strong message behind it. Her ethical values have made her a firm favourite with many exclusive stockists such as The Library and 50m in London, as well as Odd 92 in New York and Rare Market in Seoul.
This company is very transparent about their business practices, as they’re proud to put sustainability at the heart of everything they do. They create beautiful clothing for women from ethically sourced fabrics such as old stock material and repurposed vintage clothing. What’s more, they invest in programs that really make a difference to the environment such as the Brazilian Rosewood Amazon Conservation Project and the Bonneville Environmental Foundation.
Misha Nonoo started her brand with her bestselling ‘Easy-8’ collection. This innovative range consists of 8 different pieces that can be worn to create 22 different looks! Ideal for when you’re looking for some new staple pieces for your wardrobe. She even has two cashmere designs that can be personalised upon request. Her clothes are long-lasting, and she does everything she can to avoid unnecessary waste by only working with one factory for ethical practices.
BITE, which is an acronym for By Independent Thinkers for Environmental Progress, was founded in Stockholm. The fairly minimalist brands use organic fabrics to create 20 fixed styles that are updated each season. This promotes the idea of making clothing to last, far away from fast-fashion where clothes are so readily thrown away.