Eco friendly clothing don’t wreaks havoc to the environment
Eco friendly clothing., Did you know that many of the clothes you wear are devastatingly harmful to the environment?
That’s right. The fashion industry is the second largest cause of pollution on earth.
The production of new clothing wreaks havoc on the environment, with the U.S. alone generating more than 15 million tons of textile waste each year.
And unfortunately because the demand, some of our favorite top brands, are a big part of the problem instead of the solution.
So how do you make sure you’re a part of the solution and not the problem?
Don’t worry- you don’t have to start sewing dresses out of fig leaves and paper bags.
5 of the best eco-conscious fashion brands
Freedom of Animals
Freedom of Animals, a sustainable and cruelty-free luxury bag line, knocks it out of the park with their chic faux purses that could fool even the keenest of observers.
Their vibrant goods are created from recycled goods (such as water bottles) and vegetable based dyes. What’s more, 70% less energy is used to finish these fabrics than other synthetic fabrics.
Fairly new on the scene, YSTR is doing their part in minimizing fashion waste by implementing a cut-to-order model, in which they only create a piece when an order is placed.
All of their fun prints, cute blouses, and timeless throw on and go dresses are made at their headquarters in downtown Los Angeles.
Turns out, trees aren’t the only thing you can plant to make your world go green.
Because of Olderbrother’s commitment to ensuring all their products are naturally hand-dyed and cut from eco-conscious textiles. You can bury eco friendly clothing articles once you’re done wearing them, allowing it organically to decompose .
Also, this company gets bonus points for breaking down gender norms and creating pieces that are tailored to fit “men, women, and those in-between equally.”
Burton is a snowboard and winter accessories company, that is committed to fighting climate change. The company prides itself in maintaining the blue seal of approval- the highest standard for guaranteeing that products are made with; safe chemicals and materials, don’t waste resources, or create air or water pollution.
But they aren’t just committed to making sure their products are treated with compassion. They’re also committed to making sure this compassion spreads to those around them.
This family-owned business holds women empowerment workshops throughout the year. It also makes large donations to their local refugee population and underserved LGBTQ youth.Treats their employees right with closed offices on powder days.
After becoming aware of inhumane factory conditions and below livable wages his employees in India were enduring. Shivam Punjya set out to right his wrongs by launching behno.
Partnering with a local non-profit in Gujarat, India. This clothing brand has created a new factory model that is paving the way in textile factory. By improvement and implementing fair wages, safe working conditions, and an eco-conscious attitude.
These are just a few brands that are paving the way in making sustainably sourced clothing the new norm.
Find some of these brands a little outside your budget? You can always knit your own eco-conscious clothing as well.
I you like; feel free and drop us a comment below if you know a more eco-conscious brand that isn’t mentioned on this list?