Brands are becoming increasingly mindful of how their clothes are produced. Over the last few years, emerging and established designers have made a commitment to sustainability with renewed fervor. By using organic fabrics, ethical manufacturing, and zero waste, companies are putting their brands at the forefront of sustainable change.
Ahead, see 5 eco-friendly brands that prove sustainable shopping can be stylish.
Della is a Los Angeles-based fashion line that is changing the way people shop. It is a socially responsible fashion line working directly with a community in Ghana, West Africa. Every product is carefully handcrafted using authentic textiles sourced in the Volta Region. The passionate, talented women and men who create the pieces are given an opportunity to build a foundation for a better life through jobs, education and skills training.
MATT & NAT
From the start, the brand is being committed to not using leather or any other animal-based materials in their designs. Each season, it continues to explore new innovative ways to remain sustainable and eco-friendly. Over the years, Matt & Nar has been experimenting with different recycled materials such as recycled nylons, cardboard, rubber and cork. Since 2007, the brand has been committed to using linings only made out of 100% recycled plastic bottles. It has also recently introduced recycled bicycle tires to our collections.
NOAH offers fashionable, high-quality vegan shoes produced in limited numbers in Italy by small companies that guarantee fair working conditions. The brand’s idea was to create exclusive Italian handcrafted footwear combining quality and style while respecting the environment, the animals and the human health. The novelty is represented by the materials used: breathable, resistant to scratch and wear, non-toxic, partly recycled and recyclable.
Vaute is the world’s first vegan fashion brand, founded with a mission of taking animals out of the fashion equation, by creating something better, using innovative, high-tech, sustainable textiles, cut and sewn. The brand works with the best high-tech mills around the world using organic and recycled fibers to create textiles that are innovative and brilliant. It combines them to create shockingly warm coats, beautiful gowns, comfiest sweaters, and sweet swimsuits.
All Bourgeois Boheme shoes are made without any animal-derived materials such as fur, leather, wool, silk and animal-based glues. Instead, the brand dedicates its time and effort to finding progressive material innovations as leather alternatives, such as non-PVC polyurethane microfibre. All the shoes are designed with the planet, people, and animals in mind.