Best Eco-Friendly Fashion Lines
Eco-friendly products are becoming more and more popular all around the world, and people are looking for effective ways to cater to our environment more than ever before. This absolutely includes clothing, and from Stella McCartney to Clare Vivier, designers everywhere are hopping on the eco-friendly bandwagon. But don’t worry – they are not forgoing any style because of it! Check out these great designers who are proud to declare that they are eco-friendly and still stylish.
SILVU is a line of relaxed, bohemian inspired clothing with comfortable silhouettes and romantic colors. They use organic cotton, digitally printed fabrics (instead of died traditionally, saving a lot of water and electricity) and different textiles made from the pulp of beech trees. The brand was part of the 2013 CFDA/Lexus Eco Fashion Challenge, an award that secured their eco-friendly and fashion credentials.
Freedom of Animals
This New York-based line of chic faux-leather handbags is arguably a lot more stylish and fashion forward than those made with real leather. They use recycled materials, such as water bottles, and organic cotton in a process that uses 70% less energy than traditional handbag craftsmanship, guaranteeing a product that feels exactly like real leather and could give real leather goods a run for its money for durability and quality. They also produce their products in ethical factories within the United States and even the extra materials for the handbags are sourced from vendors who use green facilities.
Kowtow is the perfect eco-friendly fashion line for those of us who prefer clothing that’s minimalistic. The clothing has simplistic cuts, pure colors, and clean designs that are fashion-forward and comfortable clothing. Kowtow uses 100% fair trade certified cotton and 100% organic cotton, as certified by SKAL International, and the factory helps to promote projects such as Girl’s Education, Cow Shed, and Cow Donation programs in the nearby farming community.
H&M Conscious Collection
Most of us are familiar with the “fast-fashion” brand H&M, but they recently put out a more environmentally friendly collection which added local and sustainable fabrics to their product mix. They still produce the same affordable, style-conscious fashion they always have, just with some more care for the environment. Some of their commitments include providing fashion for conscious customers, be ethical, be climate smart, “reduce, reuse, recycle,” use natural resources responsibly and strengthen communities in the process.
Get out there and do some guilt-free shopping—better for the planet and even better for your wardrobe!