Updated: Nov 16
Green fashion brands that are here to stay! These 5 eco friendly clothing brands are fighting fast fashion and will help you live greener!
Long story short, eco-friendly means positive impact on people, the planet, and animals! Green fashion brands need to ensure their workers are treated fairly across their entire supply chain, care about their use of resources and energy (reducing its carbon footprint, impact on our waterways, as well as using and disposing of chemicals safely) and finally, a green fashion brand uses no or very few animal products, like wool, leather, fur, angora, down feather, shearling, karakul, and exotic animal skin and hair. We love them and some of our top 5 are listed below.
Pact makes super-soft sustainable clothes for kids and adults that also make the world a better place. This socially conscious brand goes to great lengths to make sure its entire supply chain, from the growing and harvesting of the organic cotton to the final sewing and all the processes in between, are as responsible and clean as possible. And, the non-GMO cotton is great for you and the farmers growing it. Pact also offers carbon-offset shipping for a more sustainable purchase.
This Los Angeles-based apparel is developing apparel for (better) days. With a focus on zero-waste clothing, closed-loop systems, and circular fashion, this green fashion brand is all about quality basics that can be returned at a later time and recycled into new pieces. In exchange, you’ll receive a swap credit that you can use for new clothes so you can upgrade your closet, too. Oh, and shipping is carbon-neutral, of course!
Add some luxury to your daily wardrobe with Kotn’s ultra-soft basics, made from Egyptian cotton. From its farms to its factories, Kotn creates all of its garments in a fair and safe environment, and is even helping suppliers make the switch to organic within the next five years. In addition, the certified B Corp has helped impact over 100,000 lives in Egypt by building schools and funding 2,000+ farms.
The search for brands that are as stylish as they are eco-friendly is a minefield— thankfully we've found Pangaia. Pangaia’s climate positive strategy focuses on minimising waste and increasing efficiencies, with a particular focus on reducing their water footprint. Just this month, the brand announced their latest capsule collection, in which the garments have been dyed with food waste ingredients as an alternative to reactive dyes, minimising the use of chemicals and utilising food waste. A green fashion brand to check out for sure!
And last but definitely not least, a home grown sustainable fashion brand that is turning denim green! MUD makes, rents and recycles organic cotton jeans. Not only does it offer a repair service, but it also provides a rental service where you can lease a pair of jeans for up to a year. MUD Jeans uses a combination of GOTS certified organic cotton and post-consumer recycled cotton. MUD also uses renewable energy and innovative technology to clean up the toxic production process widely used in denim manufacture. For example, they run a rainwater-only factory where 95% of water is recycled, create a desirable worn effect by using lasers instead of potassium permanganate or by using abrasive parts inside washing machines rather than polluting pumice stones. Pretty cool stuff!