The sustainable fashion movement urges consumers to understand the amount of clothing waste we create as a society each year. This movement is about educating ourselves on the effect clothing waste has on the planet, supporting brands that follow sustainable practices, and shopping second hand rather than at the big retail stores. To become part of the sustainable fashion movement, you must truly commit yourself to saying goodbye to Zara, Macy’s, Nordstrom, and all the other big retailer names and supporting smaller brands that have their focus on becoming more sustainable.
Not sure what fashion brands practice sustainability? You can always turn to the internet to research which brands you should be supporting, or you can follow our roundup of some of the top sustainable fashion brands that are setting the tone for sustainable fashion in the future.
When speaking of sustainable fashion brands, this includes much more than just clothing brands – it also includes accessories. Tulia’s Artisan Gallery is a small business based in Colombia where every item is handmade by master artisans. Their handmade jewelry and goods are ethically made, and at least 5% of every sale goes back to the local communities, and every item is sustainable.
Another sustainable ‘fashion’ brand is Valerie Madison Fine Jewelry. Whether you’re looking for the perfect wedding ring or anniversary present, you can feel good about your purchase at Valeria Madison. This brand only uses recycled metals, conflict-free diamonds, and other sustainable materials to create their one-of-a-kind jewelry.
This sustainable fashion brand is the UK’s very first 100% not-for-profit fashion brand that sells sustainable clothing to fund different projects throughout Africa. This brand focuses on sustainability for their community by using only ethically sourced materials to create their clothing. Being a part of the slow fashion movement is what this brand prides itself on, and it’s not about the profit for this brand. It’s about creating a better future for their local community!
This sustainable fashion brand only works with manufacturers who treat their workers with dignity and treat them like the real people they are. This brand isn’t only a fashion brand; it’s a sustainable lifestyle movement encouraging people to do what’s right (and best for our planet). They create vibrant and high-quality clothing that is crafted with the world’s best and most sustainable material.
Being a British and women-founded sustainable clothing brand, Rozenbroek focuses on design and durability. Their clothing items are created in solar-powered only facilities so they are only using Earth’s natural resources. With all their clothing items being designed and handcrafted in London, they only use organic fabrics that are locally and ethically sourced – no silk, no wool, and never any real furs or leathers! Their sustainable practices don’t stop at their clothing, but they carry into their packaging where they only use recycled, recyclable, compostable, and/or biodegradable packaging.
The owner of this fashion brand, Kunde took inspiration from her Scandinavian roots when creating her ethical designs. The brand’s philosophy is dressing as a form of power while creating a sustainable future for our planet. They use only the highest quality materials that are ethically sourced, and they are always looking for ways to enhance their sustainable practices.
Allbirds is probably one of the most popular and well-known sustainable fashion brands right now. They put a high level of importance on their sustainable practices, and they even announced their plan to reduce their carbon footprint in half by 2025 and 0% by 2030. Working only with local and ethical farmers to gather their materials and produce their products, Allbirds is what every clothing brand should strive to be like. They set a high standard on how they craft and create their products, and they have no plans of stopping.