In recent years, words like “organic,” “eco-friendly,” and “recycled” are seemingly fixed onto every product label imaginable. The way companies define these words may differ, but when we talk about sustainable fashion, we’re discussing the ethics around a garment’s production, from its environmental impact to the labor conditions of those who made it. Here’s a breakdown of some of our favorite sustainable fashion brands.
Founded in Los Angeles in 2009, Reformation has solidified itself as a female-forward brand with an emphasis on sustainability. The brand’s mission of “bringing sustainable fashion to everyone” is backed by multiple studies regarding its environmental impact, better practices, and sustainability reports. Reformation prides itself on its minimal waste approach and deliberate choices to source low-impact materials such as recycled vintage, rescued deadstock fabrics, and other sustainable materials. Additionally, the company maintains its roots with L.A. based facilities that emphasize creating optimal working conditions and living wages.
Mate the Label is upfront and honest with its trademark Dress Clean slogan. The women-owned brand prioritizes its female demographic in creating plastic-free, vegan collections made with organic materials and non-toxic dyes. Mate the Label also takes a strong stance against fast fashion with its reMate Revolution, a circularity program that recycles its customers’ old garments into new pieces. In a world full of waste, Mate is working diligently to ensure a cleaner, safer environment for all.
Who says activewear can’t be sustainable and stylish? The Girlfriend Collective is exactly as described; the brand creates ethically made athleisure wear with a focus on size inclusivity and the wellness of its customers. All garments are made from recycled materials like plastic bottles, fabric scraps, and other waste. Girlfriend Collective also prides itself on operating under fair wages and safe working conditions.
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Source: Good on You