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Fair trade clothing brands

This post is generously sponsored by SOL Organics, a bed and bath brand that holds several ethical and sustainable certifications, including Fairtrade International, GOTS, and OEKO-TEX. As always, EcoCult only works with brands who we trust are making the world a better place.

We often hear the question of whether there is a label like USDA organic, but for fashion and home products. With sustainable fashion becoming more mainstream, we are beginning to see a lot more greenwashing throughout almost every industry, which is why third-party audits and verifications for the products we buy (and the materials and ingredients they’re composed of) is now more important and useful than ever.

Unfortunately, there’s not one all-encompassing label. Instead, there are a lot of different certifications out there that represent different parts of ethical, sustainable, and transparent fashion and decor manufacturing. That’s because making fashion has many more layers of complexity than simply growing food. In fact, an input to a piece of clothing can be USDA Organic, but then that doesn’t guarantee it was dyed with nontoxic dye, or sewed in a fair trade factory. See what we mean?

With over 30 certification systems and counting, how are consumers and brands supposed to keep them all straight? What’s the difference between Fair Trade USA and Fairtrade International? How is something that’s certified by Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) different from something certified by the Organic Cotton Standard (OCS)?

As of right now, there is no mandate for any company to certify their products; everything is completely voluntary and brands can choose which labels to get based on things like their industry, budget, and how much they want to show off how ethical and their operations are.

Sol Organics sheets in EcoCult founder Alden’s bedroom

For example, SOL Organics, which makes bedding and bath towels out of GOTS, OEKO-TEX, and Fair Trade International Certified cotton — three of the most well respected third-party certifications out there. With a background in sustainable fibers, the founders knew how saturated the market was with inequality, abuse, and dirty cotton. They knew they could provide something better—for the planet, employees, and customers too (their sheets are significantly more affordable than brands like Boll & Branch and Coyuchi).

Hopefully, the more consumers demand accountability and companies continue to prove the market value of getting verified, third-party certifications will become the norm for all companies, thus creating a much more ethical and sustainable economy altogether.

Some of the labels below are true certifications, whereas others are structured more like networks. Some use third-party auditors, while others are based on self-reporting. Some certify raw materials or end products, whereas others certify entire factories or brands.

Bookmark this page and come back to it next time you’re shopping so you know exactly what the labels on your products actually mean!

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Environmental Certifications

Although many certifications audit a variety of different aspects of production, the following certifications are primarily focused on environmental impact.

Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS)

GOTS is one of the most trustworthy and wholistic certifications. It covers the processing, manufacturing, packaging, labeling, trading, and distribution of all textiles made from at least 70% certified organic natural fibers. The textiles must meet a certain set of environmental standards (toxicity, wastewater, etc.) as well as social criteria in accordance with the International Labor Organization. There are a number of different certifying bodies that can actually award certification, but all of them use the same standards.

What gets certified? Any textiles (clothing, bedding, towels, and raw fabrics and fibers). You can search their public database by category here.

Where will you find this label? Internationally: GOTS is an international standard that works in collaboration with organizations around the world.

OEKO-TEX

OEKO-TEX is another trustworthy label that focuses on chemicals. It actually has a number of different certifications they offer, but the Standard 100 is the most common one you’re most likely to come across as a consumer. This certification tests for substances like toxic chemicals that are harmful to humans. Other certifications include the LEATHER STANDARD (for toxic substances in leather), MADE IN GREEN (which goes beyond toxic substances to ensure safe, responsible, and environmentally-friendly production processes), STeP (which is focused on the supply chain), ECO PASSPORT (which also looks at substances, but incorporates more environmental factors), and DETOX TO ZERO (which considers water waste and sludge).

What gets certified? OEKO-TEX certifies raw materials, fabrics, and textiles as well as ready-made goods like apparel, accessories, and home goods. Check out their certified products directory here.

Where will you find this label? Internationally: OEKO-TEX is based in Switzerland and you can find their certifications all over the world.

Better Cotton Initiative (BCI)

BCI is a non-profit organization that’s encouraging a more sustainable way to source cotton through a defined set of standards. If you see the BCI logo on a product, it means the cotton used comes from a committed BCI Member who pays into the program and who is sourcing at least 5% of their cotton as Better Cotton to start, with a plan to be sourcing at least 50% of their cotton as Better Cotton within five years. It’s a halfway step to organic that is especially useful for farmers who can’t afford to go organic, which can take significant investment and three years to do.

What gets certified? Anything made of cotton.

Where will you find this label? Internationally: BCI’s Head Offices are based in Switzerland and the UK, and you can find BCI Members globally.

bluesign

Bluesign is a common certification given to textile manufacturers who are producing in a way that is safe for both humans and the environment. They take into consideration everything from water waste to dye toxicity to worker and consumer safety and more.

What gets certified? Anything made with textiles.

Where you will find this label? Internationally: Based in Switzerland, there are certified companies around the world.

Cradle to Cradle (C2C)

The Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Product Standard focuses on the circularity of products. It looks at a product through five categories: material health, material reutilization, renewable energy and carbon management, water stewardship, and social fairness. A product receives an achievement level (Basic, Bronze, Silver, Gold, or Platinum) in each category. Its overall product label is whichever category has the lowest level (for example, if a product has a platinum in the water stewardship category but a silver in social fairness, then the overall product level is silver).

Since it’s focused primarily on circularity rather than just the ethics of production on the front end, the Cradle to Cradle process and certification could have the potential to transform the way we think about and manufacture consumer goods. Ideally, we will get to a point where everything we make, buy, and own is circular.

What gets certified? Pretty much anything can be C2C certified! Apparel, home goods, toys, furniture, cleaning supplies, building materials, and more. Check out C2C’s product registry here. C2C also has a Fashion Positive Materials Collection, which is a digital resource for C2C Certified materials used in textiles like yarn, fabrics, dyes, etc.

Where will you find this label? Internationally: C2C is an international company based in California and Amsterdam.

Leather Working Group (LWG)

LWG approves and/or rates (Gold, Silver, or Bronze) leather tanneries and leather traders based on how their production processes affect the environment. Audits can be done by several third parties using the same set of standards. They take into account things like waste management, energy consumption, water usage, traceability, restricted substances, and more.

What gets certified? LWG has several different categories: Approved Traders, Rated Leather Manufacturers, and Members (which are the brands using LWG approved traders and manufacturers). Here is a full list.

Where will I find this label? Internationally: Based in the UK, you’ll find LWG members worldwide.

Organic Content Standard (OCS)

Originally developed for cotton but later expanded to other types of textiles, the OCS provides a strict chain of custody system from the organic raw material source to your finished product.T he OCS Certification was written by the Textile Exchange (originally named Organic Exchange), an international, member-supported, non-profit organization.

Textile Exchange also has several other certifications, including the Recycled Claim Standard (which is similar in that it provides a strict chain of custody from input to final product), the Global Recycled Standard (which goes beyond the RCS by also ensuring social and environmental practices throughout production), and the Responsible Down Standard (which verifies responsible animal welfare standards on farms in the down supply chain and tracks the feathers from input to final product).

What gets certified? Any non-food product.

Where will you find this label? Internationally: Headquartered in Texas, Textile Exchange works with companies and countries all over the world.

USDA Organic

USDA Organic products are certified by the US government if they meet strict standards in their growing and harvesting process. They cannot be treated with any pesticides, synthetics, fertilizers, hormones, or other types of additives.

What gets certified? We usually think of food products when it comes to USDA Organic, but they can also certify ingredients used in textiles, like cotton or wool.

Where will you find this label? The United States.

NSF International

Originally called the National Sanitation Foundation, NSF is a third-party certification that ensures human and environmental safety across several different industries.

What gets certified? Everything from drinking water and water filters, commercial foodservice equipment, nutritional supplements, private label goods, personal care items, home appliances, and clothing. Patagonia, for example, uses NSF’s Global Traceable Down Standard in their winter coats in order to ensure humane animal treatment. You can browse NSF’s directory of consumer resources here.

Where will you find this label? Internationally: Based in Michigan, NSF is a worldwide organization.

Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)

FSC is a global not-for-profit organization that ensures that companies using timber from an FSC-certified forest meet their standards along the entire supply chain. The FSC has three different labels: FSC 100% (completely from FSC-certified well-managed forests), FSC Recycled (everything comes from recycled material), and FSC Mix (the product is from FSC-certified forests, recycled material, or controlled wood).

What gets certified? Forests, supply chains, retailers, and wood or tree-based end products, but in the realm of fashion, we’re talking about packaging and cellulosic fibers made from trees, such as rayon, viscose, lyocell, modal, and Tencel. You can find the FSC’s list of certified entities here.

Where will you find this label? Internationally: Based in Germany, you will find FSC-certified products all over the world.

Regenerative Organic Certified (ROC)

Still a pretty new certification that is pilot testing, Regenerative Organic Certification goes beyond organic to be a holistic agriculture certification encompassing pasture-based animal welfare, fairness for farmers and workers, and robust requirements for soil health and land management.

What gets certified? Farms, food, beauty products, apparel, and other goods.

Where will you find this label? Mostly the U.S.: ROC and most of the companies participating in its pilot program are based in the US.

Climate Beneficial

Developed by the non-profit Fibershed, Climate Beneficial wool comes from animals that were raised in such a way that more carbon was sequestered than emitted! Right now, the project is focused on wool, but in the future they may expand to other materials.

What gets certified? Apparel, accessories, and home goods made with wool. You can shop the Fibershed marketplace here.

Where will you find this label? The U.S.: Right now, Fibershed and its collective of farmers, ranchers, weavers, and mill owners are located in California.

ECOCERT

ECOCERT is an independent inspection and certification company that specializes in organic agriculture products. For textiles, the ECOCERT label means the fabric is either GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard), OCS (Organic Content Standard), and/or Ecological & Recycled Textiles (Ecocert Standard) certified.

What gets certified? Food products, cosmetics, raw materials, detergents, and textiles.

Where will I find this label? Internationally: ECOCERT has accreditation bodies in Europe, the United States, and Japan.

PETA

The PETA-Approved Vegan label signifies that the brand or product has signed PETA’s statement of assurance verifying that their product is vegan. This is based only on self-reporting and brands are not audited to confirm what they state is true. Also, you should know that just because something is vegan doesn’t mean it’s good for the environment. In fact, it’s often the opposite; many vegan leather alternatives such as PU are toxic to humans and the earth. Read more about vegan leather alternatives here.

PETA also has a Cruelty-Free bunny logo, which signifies that no animals were harmed in personal care and beauty products. This certification is also based solely on self-reporting.

What gets certified? Any vegan consumer products like apparel, accessories, home goods, and cosmetics. You can see all PETA-approved vegan brands here and get their Cruelty Free Shopping Guide here.

Where will you find this label? Internationally.

Fair Labor Certifications

Although many of the following certifications do include an environmental piece to their requirements, they are primarily focused on fair and safe labor standards for workers.

SA8000

Established by Social Accountability International (SAI), SA8000 is a social certification standard for factories and organizations across the globe. Standards are in line with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and International Labour Organization (ILO) conventions and include things like child labor, forced labor, health and safety, discrimination, working hours, and more.

What gets certified? The factories and organizations that make your goods (not the goods themselves).

Where will you find this label? Internationally: SAI is based in New York and certifies organizations in 62 countries over 57 industries around the globe.

Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production (WRAP)

WRAP is a social compliance certification that works with facilities primarily in apparel, footwear, and sewn goods . Factories are audited in categories such as forced labor, benefits, and discrimination, and then given a platinum, gold, or silver certification.

What gets certified? The factories where goods are made.

Where will you find this label? Internationally: WRAP is based in Virginia and has certified facilities around the world.

Nest

While there are several great certifications that audit labor standards in factories (see above), there wasn’t one that ensured ethical working standards for all of the labor that’s done within homes (where some estimates say as much as 60% of production takes place, according to Nest). In fact, home-based artisan production is the second largest employer of women in developing economies, and this population has not been protected… until Nest came along.

Measuring compliance across a matrix of 130 Standards, Nest’s training-first program is tailored to address the wide degree of variation in decentralized supply chains, which may result from factors such as multiple layers of subcontracting, migrant labor forces, and broad geographic dispersal. The Nest Standards and Seal stand apart for their dedication to cultural sensitivity and handworker ownership in decision-making.

What gets certified? Artisan-made goods like apparel, accessories, furniture, and home goods.

Where will you find this label? Internationally: Nest is based in New York and works in over 90 countries, with over 500 artisan businesses and over 180,000 handworkers.

Fairtrade International

Fairtrade International works with small farmers, producers, and traders around the globe who meet strict standards. Though the specifics of these standards vary by industry, they include factors like fair wages, safe working conditions, and supply chain transparency, all audited by FLOCERT.

What gets certified? Mostly consumables, Fairtrade International certifies both products and ingredients.

Where will you find this certification? Internationally: Fair Trade International Certified products come from around the globe.

FLOCERT

FLOCERT is the B2B certifying body that audits for Fair Trade International. They also have a couple other programs: EDGE (Economic Dividends for Gender Equality) and SMETA (Sedex Members Ethical Trade Audit) Social Audits for supply chains.

What gets certified? Mostly consumable products and ingredients.

Where will you find this certification? Internationally: Technically, brands don’t have to include the FLOCERT logo on their products, since it’s simply the certifying body for Fairtrade International. However, you will see this logo on products and company websites, so it’s good to know what it is. For more detail on the relationships between the different Fairtrade-related organizations, check out their FAQ. FLOCERT works with companies around the world.

Fair Trade USA

It’s a bit confusing because Fairtrade International and Fair Trade USA used to be the same entity; however, they separated when Fair Trade USA wanted to give large farms the opportunity to be certified as well. Fair Trade USA uses many of the same labor standards as Fair Trade International, while also including certain environmental standards like the prohibition of GMOs and toxic chemicals. This is the body that certified certain Madewell and J.Crew denim styles as Fair Trade, in fact.

What gets certified? Ingredients and end products in clothing, food, beauty products, flowers, supplements, shoes, and home goods. Their shopping guide is very user-friendly.

Where will you find this certification? Internationally: Obviously, Fair Trade USA is based in the United States, but sources from countries around the world.

Ethical Clothing Australia (ECA)

ECA is an accreditation body that works with local textile, clothing, and footwear businesses to ensure their Australian supply chains are legally compliant. That means workers are being paid appropriately, receiving all their legal minimum entitlements, and working in safe conditions throughout the entire supply chain.

What gets certified? Textiles, apparel, and shoes.

Where will I find this label? Australia: Brands that are based in Australia can carry ECA’s logo. Here is a list of ECA accredited brands and manufacturers.

Holistic Brand Certifications

The certifications below take a holistic approach to address the ethical and sustainable aspects of an entire company.

B Corp

B Corp Certification is the only certification that measures a company’s entire social and environmental performance, from supply chain and input materials to employee benefit and more. Each company gets a B Impact score, indicating how much room there is for improvement. B Corp’s long term goal is not just to certify companies, but to usher in a new economy where companies are legally required to balance purpose and profit.

What gets certified? For-profit businesses (not individual products) in pretty much any industry. Check out the B Corp Directory here.

Where will you find this label? Internationally: B Corp is based in the US and have certified businesses all over the world.

Eco-Age

Eco-Age is a consultancy that awards their brandmark to brands that have been validated by Eco-Age and meet the Eco-Age Principles for Sustainable Excellence. These principles include a wide range of areas, including fair work, community, diversity and inclusion, environmental management, leadership, animal welfare, and more.

What gets certified? Fashion brands who show a commitment to ethical, social and environmental behavior.

Where will I find this label? Internationally: Based on London,

Membership Networks, Rating Systems, and Other Resources

The following organizations are not true certifications (although you will see their labels on products), but rather a membership networks, rating systems, or other types of resources for businesses, brands, and/or consumers. This distinction is important because most certifications (unless otherwise noted, as with PETA’s certifications) require some sort of regular (usually annual) third party verification in order to ensure strict accountability.

Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI)

ETI is a network. In order to be a member, companies must adhere to ETI’s Base Code, which ensures that works have freely chosen their employment, are being paid fairly, are working in safe conditions, and more. Companies are required to submit annual reports to prove compliance. ETI also works to play a key role in lobbying governments to set and enforce fair labor laws.

Who can be a member? ETI members include global companies, international trade union bodies, specialized labor rights organizations, and charities.

Where will I find this label? Internationally: You can see a list of ETI’s members here.

Canopy

Canopy is an international nonprofit organization that works with over 750 companies to protect ancient and endangered forests. When it comes to clothing, modal, which is a rayon/viscose fabric, is often used as a ‘sustainable’ alternative to synthetics and more resource-intense natural fibers like cotton. However, Canopy states that using these materials is leading to deforestation, so it’s important to make sure the ‘eco-friendly’ fabrics in your clothing are actually being sourced sustainably. For more on this, read here and here.

Who can be a partner? Brands using materials from forests, like paper or fabrics, who are committed to working toward more sustainable solutions. Check out Canopy’s list of fashion brands they work with here.

Where will you find this label? There isn’t a Canopy label as of right now, but they recommend looking for the FSC certification label (see above).

The Higg Index

Developed by the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC), the Higg Index is a suite of tools that enables brands, retailers, and facilities of all sizes — at every stage in their sustainability journey — to accurately measure and score a company or product’s sustainability performance. The Higg Index delivers a holistic overview that empowers businesses to make meaningful improvements that protect the well-being of factory workers, local communities, and the environment. The SAC is currently working on developing validation programs to increase transparency and accountability.

Who uses the tools? With several different sets of tools, everyone from brands and retailers to manufacturers to governments and NGOs can use The Higg Index. As of right now, The Higg Index is primarily for B2B use, although they have been saying for years that they are going to develop a consumer-facing version.

Where will I find it? Internationally: Based in California, membership is available for organizations around the world. Check out the list of members here.

World Fair Trade Organization (WTFO)

WTFO is an assurance mechanism with accountability and development tools for organizations. Entities must go through five major components which verify that they are mission-led, providing solutions to broader issues like overuse of natural resources, women’s empowerment, refugee livelihoods, human rights, inequality and sustainable farming. Although WTFO is not technically a true certification program, it functions very similarly to one.

What gets the label? The enterprises themselves (as opposed to the material or product). You can shop products from WTFO entities here.

Where will you find this label? Internationally: Based in the Netherlands, you can find WTFO Certified companies globally.

Fair Trade Federation (FTF)

Fair Trade Federation is also a network. In order for a company to be a member, they must meet strict ethical standards—like safe working conditions, living wages, and environmental stewardship—the way they would be a certification. Fair Trade Federation membership is based on self-reporting and is not audited by a third party.

What gets the label? The organization (not the product) in apparel, home goods, beauty products, musical instruments, food and drink, and more. You can shop from FTF businesses here.

Where will you find this label? FTF companies are based in the US and Canada and source from around the world.

Fair Labor Association (FLA)

When companies or suppliers sign on to become FLA compliant, they begin a two or three year implementation process during which they work toward bringing their supply chains into compliance with the FLA Workplace Code of Conduct, which ensures safety and health for workers. At the end of the implementation period, FLA evaluates whether the company can be considered for accreditation.

What gets certified? A company’s supply chain.

Where will I find this label? Worldwide. Here is a list of FLA compliant companies.

Fair Wear Foundation (FWF)

The Fair Wear Foundation is a membership that’s focused specifically on labor standards in the garment industry. The non-profit organization works with garment brands, factories, trade unions, NGOs, and governments to improve working conditions for garment workers to audit and educate based on a set of standards that ensure worker welfare.

What gets the label? Apparel brands.

Where will I find this label? Internationally: Based in the Netherlands, FWF works with 11 production countries across Asia, Europe and Africa.

1% For the Planet

1% For the Planet is a network that includes companies of any shape or size from any industry who are committed to giving back 1% of their gross sales to help the planet. 1% For the Planet provides advice and helps pair organizations with trusted nonprofits and certifies all donations annually to ensure compliance.

What gets the label? Any business or organization who has committed to donating 1% of gross sales to environmental non-profits each year. Individuals can now be members of 1% For the Planet as well, by giving 1% of their annual salary to environmental nonprofits through monetary and/or volunteer support.

Where will I find this label? Internationally.

Good On You

Good On You is a rating system. It helps you identify which fashion brands are the “least” and “most” ethical and sustainable based on things like transparency, fair working conditions, environmental production practices, and animal welfare. Each brand gets a rating from worst (“We Avoid”) to best (“Great”). In order for brands to display the “Good On You Rated” label, they must achieve a “Good” or “Great.”

What gets rated? Fashion brands.

Where will I find this label? Internationally: Based in Australia, Good On You rates brands from around the world and has U.S. and Australia-based apps. Check out their directory or download their app for Apple or Android.

Did we miss any important certifications? Comment below or email us at [email protected] and we will investigate and add to the list.

The latest fashion trend isn’t a seasonal color or a must-have style: it’s the concept of sustainable fashion and ethical clothing. The textiles industry is wreaking havoc on the environment between the processes to make clothing and the waste when it gets tossed, so brands and consumers alike have taken a much-needed interest in improving these issues.

And while there’s no such thing as “eco-friendly clothing” — i.e. all garments have at least some negative impact on the environment — there are brands working diligently to help make a difference. The Good Housekeeping Institute’s Textiles Lab worked with an environmental consultant and used our fabric expertise to break it down for you, finding top brands that are addressing environmental and social concerns. We’ve selected these picks based on style and sustainable features, but first, here’s what you need to know about sustainable fashion and ethical clothing.

What is ethical or sustainable fashion?

While “fast fashion” describes clothing that is cheaply made and intended for short-term use, “sustainable” (or “ethical”) fashion is the opposite. It takes into account the full lifecycle of the product — from the design, sourcing, and production processes — and looks at everyone and everything being affected by it, from the environment, to the workers and communities where it’s produced, to the consumers who purchase it. It’s a complex issue and there isn’t one brand that’s currently capable of tackling everything, but right now there are five main issues being addressed in the fashion industry:

1. Water usage: The demands for fresh water for drinking and agriculture is far surpassing what’s available. Yes, the Earth is covered in water, but most of it is unusable salt water or has been polluted. As a result, some brands are now looking at the supply chains to see how they can cut back on how much water they’re using.

2. Hazardous chemicals: Dyes and finishes from the production processes are dangerous for the workers, plus they get into the community water sources. These chemicals may not affect the consumers, but they’re a problem for the people who make clothing and those who live in areas where it’s produced. Fashion and outdoor brands are now tasked with coming up with new ways to address dyes and finishes for features like wrinkle-resistance and water-repellency.

3. Short lifecycle: Stores are constantly launching new designs and consumers are regularly updating their wardrobes. The biggest goal in sustainable fashion is to buy less and use things longer. To make clothes last, there are platforms for closet-sharing, brands that promote buying used clothing, and simple yet durable styles that you can wear over and over again.

4. Waste: On top of having a short lifecycle, there needs to be a way to create less trash by making products useful again once they’ve run their course. One way is to repair garments (i.e. mending holes in jeans and replacing worn soles of shoes) while another opportunity comes from using recycled materials in apparel.

5. Agriculture: Natural fibers like cotton are often grown using pesticides and treatments that are harmful to the farmers, workers, and wildlife in the area. There are now more options for organic cotton, linen, and other fibers available, which also use less water than the conventional growing methods. Plus, brands are looking at being organic throughout the production process – not just the growing of the crop, which is only the first step.

What are the most sustainable fabrics?

The most sustainable fabric is one that’s previously been used; anything new that has been produced – regardless of what material – has a negative impact on the environment. After that comes fabrics made with recycled material. Most commonly you’ll find polyester made from recycled water bottles. Just make sure you’re looking for specific details, like “100% recycled polyester” (some brands might market it as “made with partially recycled materials” when it’s really only a small portion).

Lastly, fabrics made with sustainable fibers are better than conventional ones, like organic fibers that use less chemicals and water, or Tencel that’s safer for workers and has less waste.

Is sustainable fashion affordable?

Yes! Buying something used is more sustainable than anything new, so it’s automatically going to cost you less. This doesn’t mean you have to shop at Goodwill, and it’s actually becoming a trend: The fashion industry calls it “recommerce.” Sites like eBay, thredUP, and Poshmark make it easy to swap out your clothes, and brands like Eileen Fisher and Patagonia are even selling pre-worn garments from their own labels.

Just be cautious that you don’t use the cost-savings as an excuse to buy more since that’ll take away from it being a sustainable purchase. That being said, if you’re going to buy new sustainable fashion from brands that follow ethical practices and give fair wages, use organic fibers, or create more durable items, you may end up paying more – but these garments are meant to last longer.

What brands are ethical?

Different brands focus on combating various issues in the fashion industry – some just one, while others are tackling multiple. Read on to learn more about brands we love that are creating the best options for ethical clothing and accessories.

‘Sustainable’ and ‘ethical’ have become much more than buzzwords, with the fashion industry waking up to its impact on the planet and communities. But with a lot of greenwashing going on, it can be difficult to know which brands are making a step in the right direction, and which questions to ask them. Scroll down for our guide, plus fashion brands that are embedding sustainability in their designs.

What is sustainable fashion?

Sustainable fashion is as much about the process as it is about the result – in fact you could fully sustainable fashion doesn’t exist yet. There are many ways in which the fashion industry impacts the environment and communities, from the sourcing of the fabrics to manufacturing, transport and right down to selling and recycling.

‘I don’t like to use the word sustainable, because I find people are scared of it and don’t understand it,’ says Orsola de Castro, Founder and Creative Director of Fashion Revolution, an organisation which educates brands on how to produce clothes than don’t exploit the planet or people.

‘There is no fully sustainable brand at this point in time. There are certainly brands that are embedding sustainability in the way they design and think,’ Orsola says.

‘We know for a fact that the high street and many so-called ‘fast fashion’ brands are investing in social prosperity and in transparency, but does all that effort offset the fact that they are producing billions worth of garments a year? Although we do have to bear in mind that there is an enormous slice of the population that cannot buy anywhere else but affordable chains, so for that slice of the population, having access to a sustainable t-shirt or ethically made garments is at least a step in the right direction.’

What brands can also do, Orsola points out, is find a balance between setting achievable targets, and others that are too far out. Unfortunately, it will take more than a year or two for them to become fully sustainable, however, no longer using single use plastic should happen now, rather than by 2030, as some brands have pledged.

Cora Hilts, founder of sustainable shopping platform, agrees it is all about balance, ‘Brands need to be looking at a more holistic approach to sustainability – oftentimes designers will focus on a hero fabric like organic cotton but then if everyone starts to use that it becomes a strained resource, takes up a lot of land and a lot of water. I also think looking to blend innovation with time honoured techniques in fashion and supporting local communities to empower them and keep production super local.’

How can consumers be more sustainable?

Much like you would check the sell-by date on a yoghurt pot, Orsola recommends first checking the label of what you buy, as certain fabrics are not recyclable.

‘We know that polyester sheds microfibres at each wash and we also know that polyester pollutes a lot at its very extraction, at the very start of its life, so we need to make sure that we can buy 100% recycled polyester and learn how to care for it,’ she says.

For example, you could simply sponge outerwear rather than machine wash, and you should also look out for fabric blends, as these aren’t recyclable (‘technology for recycling clothes is limited, so whilst we can recycle 100% cotton and 100% poly, we cannot recycle a blend of cotton and poly’).

What is ethical fashion?

As Meghan Markle put it when she spoke at the British Fashion Awards, 2019 is the year where ‘it’s cool to be kind’, and ethical ethical fashion has never been higher on the agenda. From luxury brands to the high street – shout out to Vivienne Westwood and Stella McCartney for pioneering the movement – everyone is turning to green as it’s becoming more and more apparent that fast fashion is damaging the planet.

Stella put it beautifully by saying her goal is ‘to portray who we want to be and how we carry ourselves; our attitude and collective path. Our man-made constructed environments are disconnected and unaware of other life and the planet which is why there is waste.’

In short, it’s designing, sourcing and manufacturing clothes in a way that benefits people and communities while minimising impact on the environment, to be precise.

How ethical is ethical?

There are different ways to produce ethical fashion, and according to the Ethical Fashion Forum, they fall into three categories, social, environmental and commercial, specifically tackling these issues:

  • Countering fast, cheap fashion and damaging patterns of fashion consumption
  • Defending fair wages, working conditions and workers’ rights, and supporting sustainable livelihoods
  • Addressing toxic pesticide and chemical use, using and/or developing eco- friendly fabrics and components
  • Minimising water use
  • Recycling and addressing energy efficiency and waste
  • Developing or promoting sustainability standards for fashion
  • Providing resources, training and/or awareness raising initiatives
  • Protecting animal rights

The best ethical and sustainable fashion brands

Now if you’re worried going ethical and sustainable means a wardrobe full of lumpy, itchy, hempy pieces, think again. Every brand and designer listed below has made a step in the right direction when it comes to sustainability, and while we have a long way to come, .

Scroll on to get to know the best brands that are winning when it comes to sustainability, employee rights, fair trade and great style…

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The concept of ‘sustainability’ is inherently at odds with the world of fashion.

An industry that makes a living by providing its fans with the very newest trends that haven’t been seen or used before is surely one of the most unsustainable imaginable. And that’s exactly what it is.

The world’s second most polluting industry after oil, the very nature of fast fashion’s quick trend turnover renders it so damaging that it has become one of the most environmentally crippling industries on the planet. And, according to a recent report, it’s only getting worse, with the textile industry emitting more greenhouse gas emissions than international shipping and aviation combined.

So while ‘sustainable fashion’ may have a reputation of being a serious snore-fest term that brands throw around in order to be seen to be fulfilling corporate social responsibility, it’s an important answer to a very real problem.

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All the sustainable materials you should have on your radar for a more conscious wardrobe

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  • Sustainability
  • 14 May 2019
  • Charlie Teather

What is ‘sustainable fashion’?

Many people confuse ‘sustainable fashion’ with ‘ethical fashion’, and while the two are unquestionably linked, the concept of sustainability in the industry refers to the effects of the production of clothing on the environment (ethical fashion concerns the way clothing is made – encompassing everything from how the cotton was grown to whether and how animals are used, and how the garment workers are treated).

The very basic aim of fashion sustainability is to ensure that clothing is manufactured in such a way that the product’s life cycle minimises any undesirable environmental effect.

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  • Sustainability
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Which brands are championing sustainability?

While the on-going detrimental effects of the fashion industry are drilled into us, there are a number of brands acknowledging the issues and adapting their businesses to create change. Not because they need to look “good” but because it makes long-term economic sense.

Every year, thousands of tonnes of clothes are thrown away with household waste and as much as 95% of those clothes could be recycled. Buying new materials doesn’t make business sense when a brand could reuse what they have already. Waste doesn’t make business sense.

Leading the charge is Stella McCartney, whose label has proved since its launch in 2001 that its possible to create sustainable, ethical, trend-led collections without damaging our planet. “We challenge and push boundaries to make luxurious products in a way that is fit for the world we live in today and the future”, McCartney’s website reads, “No compromises.”

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Behind the scenes at a recycling plant on our Winter 2017 campaign shoot. Recycle ♻. Reuse ♻. Reduce ♻! x Stella

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E.L.V Denim are another brand leading by example, creating pairs of jeans from deadstock fabric that’s been previously rejected. One of the world’s most polluting fabrics – it takes approximately 1,800 gallons of water to grow enough cotton to form jut one pair of jeans – denim is a crucial material to target in the sustainability fight. Thankfully, Director and Founder of E.L.V (East London Vintage) Denim, Anna Foster, has a great eye, and her pieces are more stylish than most anywhere else on the market – sustainable or otherwise.

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Did you know that each pair of jeans is made up of two halves of vintage jeans, and therefore is entirely unique in its colour and fit? There will never be another pair of jeans like your #elvdenim jeans. There will also never be another Gillian Wilkins 💙 @gillibeans__ ⚡⚡ Tap to shop ⚡⚡

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Another high fashion label leading by example is Ksenia Schnaider, a denim brand committed to the cause (last year alone they created 3000 ‘new’ pieces from unwanted jeans). Creating items popular amongst the street style set, the design duo only uses denim bought from flea markets in Kiev, before often re-using and recycling it themselves. But while ‘recycling’ fashion may imply a safe – if slightly dull – look, their aesthetic is, in fact, anything but. Loose-fitting shapes host edgy, ripped-denim designs in nostalgic indigo and washed-out hues that are adored by the likes of Bella Hadid, Eva Chen and Dua Lipa.

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Dua Lipa performing in Ksenia Schnaider outfit 🔊💭 #kseniaschnaider #dualipa #whitejeans #ss19

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In 2013, H&M were the first fashion brand in the world to launch a global garment collection initiative, allowing customers to hand in any unwanted clothes or materials to any H&M store regardless of the brand or the condition of them in return for a £5 voucher to spend in-store. Additionally, each year H&M launch the Conscious Exclusive collection. The collection comprises of “high-end environmentally friendly pieces, aiming to move H&M’s fashion and sustainability development towards a more sustainable fashion future.”

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Check out H&M Conscious Exclusive 2018; a premium collection that showcases the possibilities of sustainable fashion. You’ll find #HMConsciousExclusive in selected stores and hm.com the 19th of April.

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Zara’s parent company, Inditex, is following suit, and also now encourages shoppers to drop off their used garments in order for the brand to recycle and reuse. In 2016, Zara also launched its answer to H&M’s Conscious Collection via its ‘Join Life’ initiative – a collection of sustainably created pieces. By the end of 2020, the high street stalwart aims to no longer send anything to landfills from their own headquarters, logistics centres, stores and factories.

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Join life | A sustainable story. Under the label Join Life, we categorise all garments that have been produced using the best sustainable processes and raw materials that help us take care of the environment

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The digital fashion world is also leading the way, with eBay one of the biggest backers of pre-loved fashion. Offering up the opportunity to both buy and sell pre-worn items in over 190 countries, it is the very epitome of a sustainable fashion cycle.

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The revival of ’90s fashion / an oversized logo tee and frayed denim is our jam. Tap to shop @sosageblog’s rockin’ outfit. #ebayfashion #fallfashion #90sfashion

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For lovers of luxury, there’s no need to avoid resale sights. Cudoni are the UK’s leading premium luxury fashion and goods resale service, who treat every client as a VIP and make the entire process a breeze – from complimentary collection from a location of your choice, to opening up a discourse with you about data-driven valuation, photographing the product and going on to sell it. They also achieve a sales price that is on average 30% higher than if you were to sell the same item independently.

But it’s not only clothing that can be conscious, with the world of jewellery quickly catching on. Californian brand Jennifer Fisher – loved by Kendall Jenner, Lady Gaga and Emily Ratajkowski – has just announced a partnership with Diamond Foundry, the leader in carbon neutral, sustainable lab grown diamonds known for their quality.

Other great examples of sustainable initiatives include Levi’s’ Waste<Less Collection; a collection of pieces that are made of 20 per cent post-consumer waste – specifically, recycled plastic bottles (that works out to an average of three to eight plastic bottles per pair), and WAKEcup – a brand who have teamed up with the Marine Conservation Society (MCS) to create sustainable coffee cups and bags in order to help reduce plastic ocean pollution.

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All set for a day out…WAKEbag, personalised of course, and my WAKEcup water bottle…keeps my water ice cold for hours! Happy Sunday everyone ❤🍋#WAKEbag #WAKEcup #sunday #globalwakecup #mcs_uk #GOplasticfree

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Another is COS’s repurposed cotton project, which sees the high street hero use their own excess fabric to create new garments, and Deploy, who are the ideal go-to option for busy, working women who want to look professional in chic, sustainable pieces. Meanwhile, Moshi Moshi Mind have created a warm, lightweight coat made from 100% recycled polyester, making use of plastic bottles from the ocean.

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TAKE TIME TO CARE! 💙 Our new Return Jacket is made from recycled plastic collected from the oceans. #returnjacket #womenswear #mindyourlife #mindyourstyle #liveamellowmodernlife #moshimoshimind

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Teaming up with non-profit organisation Parley, Adidas last year sold more than 1 million pairs of shoes from recycled ocean plastic, with each preventing about 11 plastic bottles from the possibility of entering our oceans. Launching last week, they created a material trademarked ‘Ocean Plastic’, which is made entirely from plastic intercepted on beaches and in coastal communities. A sustainable version of the popular Deerupt trainer made from partially upcycled ocean plastic intercepted on Maldivian beaches is a particular highlight.

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Creating the future, adidas Originals and @Parley.TV present our latest collaboration for the Oceans. The Parley #DEERUPT arrives in stores May 28th. — Find out more at adidas.com/Parley

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There are also a whole host of fashion boutiques dedicated to the cause. Antibad – a website launched in 2017 that does exactly what it says on the tin – strives to “change the perception of sustainable fashion. Antibad is about having fun with fashion without damaging anything else.” The result? A curated collection of conscious pieces from the designer likes of Mara Hoffman through to beautiful vintage dresses and long-lasting basics.

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How can I champion sustainability?

For such an important question, the answer is very simple – shop from labels and collections that support sustainability. That way you can fuel your love for new trends without supporting the production of damaging, unrecyclable materials.

Other ways would be to adopt a charity shop habit and buy pre-loved clothing (a great way to snap up ‘vintage’ pieces without the price tag of London’s edgiest vintage stores).

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14 pairs of sustainable jeans that are so great they’ll make you question why *un*sustainable denim still exists

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  • Sustainability
  • 30 Oct 2019
  • 9 items
  • Charlie Teather

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These Eco, Vegan-Friendly Clothing Brands Belong in Your Closet

By now, you may have heard about the toll that raising animals for food is taking on our environment.

But what about animal-derived clothing and accessories?

These inspiring fashion brands know that leather, fur, exotic skins, and other animal-derived material contribute to a multifaceted environmental crisis, so they’re making responsible choices by creating their fashionable wares with recycled, cruelty-free, and sustainable materials.

The vegan fashion revolution will continue to influence designers as they see the beautiful possibilities of recycled plastic bottles, cork, wood, industrial waste, rubber, and other materials. Mark our words: Ethical, eco-conscious fashion is the wave of the future.

1. SUSI Studio

SUSI Studio makes absolutely lovely cruelty-free footwear from recycled rubber and other sustainable materials.

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2. Hipsters for Sisters

This company’s chic fanny packs are handcrafted from either 100 percent organic cotton or Eco-fi, a high-quality fiber created from post-consumer recycled plastic bottles. Talk about freeing women and the planet of their baggage.

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WALLETS ARE HERE ✨💫 and they’re cute, conscious and compact. ✨

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3. Native Shoes

Every step of the way, Native Shoes ensures that its production processes are clean and green, with its low-emission manufacturing process and recyclable-material packaging. The best part? Its products are 100 percent animal-friendly.

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Pared-down perfection in two new styles! The Audrey and Margot are chic new silhouettes designed to let your style shine through. 🍋 #keepitlite #beastfree

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4. Insecta Shoes

Insecta uses recycled rubber and plastic bottles, vintage clothing, and vegan leather to create its eco-friendly, vegan shoes.

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5. ROMBAUT

ROMBAUT is the Brad Pitt of kicks. The company is noted for its lack of toxicity and animal-derived materials—and uses new material innovations made from stone, tree bark, natural rubber, cotton cellulose, and coconut fiber. Next level—we know.

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@evitananine #rombaut

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6. In the Soulshine

This Aussie brand’s tees are made with vegan ink and in a factory in Bali where salaries are three to five times more than the average for a tailor on the island. Get the limited-edition PETA x In the Soulshine tee from the PETA Catalog today!

7. Della

Della makes beautiful, one-of-a-kind apparel that also supplies jobs, education, and skills training to the women and men of Hohoe, Ghana—and the company does it without harming animals.

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One day left!! Take 40% off all online orders, valid until midnight today. Use passcode “MERRY2017” at checkout. 🌟 #cybermonday

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8. Brave GentleMan

Materials such as recycled soda and water bottles as well as recycled polyester and cotton blends diverted from waste streams are used in this unisex clothing line.

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9. Planet Guests

This brand focuses on local, sustainable, vegan, and handmade clothing and accessories. Many items, including the Brina loafer, are ecologically-constructed with zero carbon-dioxide emissions.

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10. Reformation

This eco-conscious brand appeals to fashionistas everywhere with its on-trend designs and high-quality fabrics, made partially from recycled vintage clothing. Find great vegan looks like this summery dress:

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@ali_tate_cutler in the Lucy Dress in Matcha.

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11. Alabama Chanin

Alabama Chanin is a vegan-friendly lifestyle company producing well-designed and thoughtfully made goods for people and homes. It uses 100 percent organic cotton fabric—sourced sustainably from seed to fabric—along with repurposed and reclaimed materials in its designs.

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The Tailored Shirt is hybrid style—meaning it is made with machine and hand-sewing techniques. It comes in soft, lightweight organic cotton. #alabamachanincollection

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12. Loomstate

Loomstate is a vegan-friendly brand that’s committed to using 100 percent certified organic cotton in its designs in order to keep the environment clean, its farmers healthy, and its customers comfortable.

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The next best thing to staying in bed: Loomstate Organic Cotton Hoodies 🌿☁️✨ – #shopnow #organiccotton #hoodie #falliscoming #vsco #afterlight #fadedblack #hisandhers #loomstate #sustainablefashion

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13. Wawwa

Wawwa strives to make its garments climate neutral. This means that they’re made using energy only from renewable sources, avoiding excessive CO2 emissions during their production. The company is a certified social enterprise, and its clothing is 100 percent organic and certified vegan by PETA.

14. Doshi

Doshi was founded in order to offer smart, fashionable, and high-quality vegan products to people who have ethical, religious, or environmental beliefs that lead them to seek cruelty-free items. The company does its best to find factories that purchase recycled base material and minimize the use of chemicals and solvents in the manufacturing of its materials.

15. Wully Outerwear

When selecting fabrics, Wully Outerwear gravitates toward those that provide top performance and have a minimal ecological impact. Its local production limits its carbon footprint, and its commitment to reducing CO2 emissions further supports its efforts to protect wildlife. The company constantly strives to make its production, products, and packaging as green as they can be.

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Winter hasn’t given up yet 😱

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16. Beyond Skin

This luxury vegan shoe brand’s spring 2017 collection features 100 percent recycled polyurethane lining materials, and all its shoe soles are made from 70 percent recycled rubber resin.

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SS18 Collection now available to preorder… check out our gorgeous new styles for spring 💖PLUS 10% Boutique preorders for this weekend only. Enjoy 😘

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17. Neuaura

This vegan company focuses on recycling the waste from its own facility. Every material that can be reused, which is about 68 percent of the total amount, goes back through the industrial process.

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These loafers never go out of style. Anisa #neuaurashoes #veganshoes

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18. Westland Jewelry

All Westland jewelry is cast in 100 percent recycled metal, which comes from postconsumer products, such as already existing jewelry, electronics, and hardware. The company uses only recycled or fair-trade diamonds and gemstones, is a 100 percent vegan brand, and uses socially responsible production methods.

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The ✨OPEN CIRCLE RING✨ is top of the heap. This ring is a constant reminder to say YES and to open my heart to whatever comes my way.

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19. Olsenhaus

This clever company uses upcycled Ultrasuede made from recycled industrial waste from a television factory in Japan. As the company says, “The process takes the polyester waste from the making of the screen and creates a non-woven material that is water-resistant, crack-proof and color fast.” Genius!

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Star Wars high heels 💯 #theforceawakens at my feet😂 #veganleather #lukeimyourfather #streetstyle #madeinmexico #starwars

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20. Delikate Rayne

Delikate Rayne continually strives to uncover inventive, cruelty-free, and sustainable textiles and use them to create pieces that change preconceived ideas about what animal-free garments should look like. The company carefully selects and sources vegan leather that’s eco-friendly and PVC-free. It uses a sustainable PU (polyurethane), which is a much safer alternative not only for humans but also for the environment.

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Look #6 – The #vegan bustier in black constructed out of #ecofriendly #ethical leather: #party in the front & back, featuring an exposed rear zipper & criss cross frontal detail

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21. Saved Kisses Clothing

Saved Kisses Clothing ensures that no animals are captured and killed, no cheap labor is purchased, and no harsh chemicals or dyes are used for its clothing. All its packaging is produced from recycled materials, its fabric mills have strict air-quality control, and all its clothing is made in the U.S.

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Mega mer-babe @cherienoel in our *Dalphine Bodysuit* 🌊🌴 @projectmermaids @reallife.mermaids @angelinaventurellaphoto #repost #mermaids #savetheocean #animallovers #oceanlove #ecofriendly #animalfriendly #resortwear

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22. Bourgeois Boheme

Bourgeois Boheme ensures that all its brand-exclusive styles are ethically made—using the best innovative, eco-friendly, and vegan materials—by its handpicked artisans in Portugal.

The company continually strives to minimize its environmental footprint as much as possible while maintaining the durability, quality, comfort, and style of its footwear.

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If you’re planning to go on holiday this Easter, our men’s Algy boots are an essential! Style tip: wear with straight pants or skinny jeans for the best look!

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23. Miomojo

Miomojo’s designers continually work to improve the standard of their materials, while maintaining their commitment to remaining sustainable, cruelty-free, beautiful, and affordable. Their products are recycled, PVC-free, formaldehyde-free, cruelty-free, and 100 percent poison-free, and they use no heavy metals.

24. Aritzia

This online shopping marketplace focuses on eco-conscious brands that often incorporate vegan and recycled materials into their designs.

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The Perfect Hoodie has arrived. Master indecisive weather by layering it under your favourite trench. #ThePerfectSeries – The Perfect Hoodie by Tna Pelat Trench Coat by Wilfred – #hoodie #versatile #springstyle #trenchcoat #transitionaldressing #aritzia

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25. Sydney Brown

This vegan shoe brand uses recycled and sustainable uppers as well as reclaimed wooden soles. It aims to create shoes with a “‘cradle to cradle’ life cycle.

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Your favorite mules. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #businesswoman #shoesoftheday #classic #heels #beautifulshoes

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26. Rewilder

This brand specializes in hand-crafted purses made from salvaged materials. The purse fabrics are made from salvaged filter cloth from beer manufacturing plants, and the handles are salvaged climbing rope gathered from local gyms.

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EARTH-FRIENDLY EYE CANDY is HERE!! 🌎 🍭 Made from 100% salvaged AIRBAGS and SEATBELTS. • • • #bestbags #productlaunch #airbag #ecofriendly #backpack #zerowaste #sustainablefashion #upcycle #sustainable #cleanliving #air #cleanair #ethicalfashion

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27. Stella McCartney

This high-end luxury brand, founded by animal rights activist Stella McCartney, describes its ethos on its website: “We use as much recycled plastic as possible. All our handbags are lined with polyester that comes from recycled plastic water bottles—we have also used a Recycled Microfiber that was made from recycled plastic water bottles.”

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Beach fun! Behind the scenes in Sardinia on our Summer 2018 campaign shoot x Stella . #StellaMcCartney #StellasWorld

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28. Gunas

The linings of Gunas purses are made from recycled polyester. The brand also incorporates upcycled upholstery fabrics, vintage materials, and recycled metals for its logo hardware.

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“A forest bird never wants to be caged. And even in a big city she will always find her jungle. Love, ME” #gunasgirl Featuring the COTTONTAIL bag. #gunasnewyork #fashionable #fashionaddict #instagood #yoga #yogi #yogini #yogilife #organic #cleaneating #cleanfashion

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29. Groceries Apparel

You can shop for clothes on this brand’s website by “ingredient” or style. Ingredients include eucalyptus, recycled cotton, recycled plastic, vegetable dye, hemp, and organic cotton. We love it.

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Even turnips taste sweet when you are wearing Groceries Apparel 🤗

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30. WAMA Underwear

WAMA makes underwear from hemp for its sustainability, softness, and antibacterial nature. So far, the company estimates that it’s saved 283,277 days’ worth of drinking water and 297,560 hours of LED bulb energy.

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#Natural & #Comfortable Hemp Underwear for Him & Her 🌿

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31. Tokyo Bags

Tokyo Bags makes all its bags vegan with sustainable materials such as faux leather, cork, rubber, and canvas. The company uses 100% recycled paper packaging and soy-based ink to reduce its environmental impact even further.

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32. The Dharma Store

The Dharma Store is spreading the vegan lifestyle message, one graphic tee at a time. It uses water-based and eco-friendly inks for its diverse designs, and all products ship in recyclable or fully biodegradable packaging. Can you say compassionate and comfy?

33. Tearojoy

Tearojoy makes stewardship of nature and consideration for future generations top priorities by creating vegan bags, wallets, and other accessories using sustainable upcycled or recycled materials such as cork, denim, and husks. It also makes vegan leather wallets with anti-theft RFID blocking technology.

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Amazon Fashion

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Wherever we collect sensitive information (such as credit card data), that information is encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way. You can verify this by looking for a closed lock icon at the bottom of your web browser, or looking for “https” at the beginning of the address of the web page.

While we use encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted online, we also protect your information offline. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, billing or customer service) are granted access to personally identifiable information. The computers/servers in which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.

Orders

We request information from you on our order form. To buy from us, you must provide contact information (such as name and shipping address) and financial information (like credit card number, expiration date). This information is used for billing purposes and to fill your orders. If we have trouble processing an order, we’ll use this information to contact you.

Cookies

We use “cookies” on this site. A cookie is a piece of data stored on a site visitor’s hard drive to help us improve your access to our site and identify repeat visitors to our site. For instance, when we use a cookie to identify you, you would not have to log a password more than once, thereby saving time while on our site. Cookies can also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our site. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information on our site.

Updates

Our Privacy Policy may change from time to time and all updates will be posted on this page. If you have questions regarding our privacy policy contact us at 888-708-7824.

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