Feel Good About Shopping With These Chic, Sustainable Fashion Brands You Need to Know About
Sustainability is one of the hottest topics in fashion right now, and for very good reason.
Consumers and brands alike are steering their focus on the impact fashion production has on the environment more than ever -- from the type of materials used to being transparent about manufacturing practices to the amount of waste.
Although we have a long way to go, everyone can take small steps to spread awareness and protect what Mother Nature has given us.
In honor of Earth Day on Monday, we're sharing our favorite eco-conscious brands so the next time you shop, you'll be inclined to check out the lines that are minimizing environmental impact while offering stylish, covetable pieces.
Discover them ahead.
The swimwear line is filled with trendy, flattering designs and they're all created with sustainable, high-performance fabrics derived from either recycled nylon fibers, organic cotton, Tencel, whole flax plant or plastic bottles. For Earth Day, Vitamin A will plant one tree with One Tree Planted for every BioRib piece sold through the month, which is made from 100% plant-based raw material sourced from the castor bean.
Vitamin A Nico BioRib Top $110, Ali BioRib Bottom $110
Playful, colorful sandals and flip flops made with Flexpand 100% recyclable plastic. The shoes are made using at least 30% recycled materials and 99% of all factory waste is recycled or repurposed.
Ipanema Mara $32
Tread by Everlane
Ethical fashion brand Everlane is launching a sneaker line called Tread and its mission is to make the world's lowest-impact, carbon-neutral sneakers that actually last. Its first style is a leather lace-up trainer that is comprised of soles free of virgin plastic by 94.2%, responsibly supplied leather and laces and lining made from recycled plastic.
Tread by Everlane The Trainer $98
Co-founded by pro surfer Kelly Slater, Outerknown is dedicated to protecting natural resources and empower those who make the clothes. From fabric selection (organic cotton, recycled fishing nets and nylon surplus) to manufacturers (safe environments, fair compensations), the line focuses on lowering environmental impact.
Outerknown S.E.A. Suit $168
Vintage-inspired denim that does good for the planet! Jeans can use up to 1800 gallons of water to produce one pair, but Boyish uses one-third of that amount and recycles all the water. Dead stock, vintage fabrics and recycled cotton are used and harsh chemicals are omitted from the dyeing process.
Boyish The Billy in Starman $148
The adorable sleepwear line is all made from dead stock, recycled fabrics in Downtown Los Angeles. Evewear is releasing two exclusive designs on Earth Day, along with a free Earth pin with purchase.
Evewear The Lover $105
The Canadian jewelry brand's demi-fine pieces strike the perfect balance of minimalist and feminine, which are designed and handmade in Vancouver. They're made with recycled sterling silver or recycled bronze coated in high-grade 14k gold plating.
Wolf Circus Ariel Drop Earrings in Gold $142
AMUR, which stands for A Mindful Use of Resources, stands by its mission of delivering great style by way of sustainably sourced materials, including natural fibers, forest-friendly cellulosic fibers and regenerated fibers converted from waste.
AMUR Teddy Top $248
This celebrity favorite (Leonardo DiCaprio, Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell are fans) is known for its ridiculously comfortable, lightweight sneakers and they're made from natural materials from sheep's wool to tree fiber to sugarcane -- the latter two are sourced from farms that rely on rainfall, not irrigation.
Allbirds Women's Wool Runners in Tuke Teal $95
Chic, high-quality monochrome activewear made from recycled materials such as old water bottles and fishing nets. Its website transparently details their sustainable, ethical practices and they offer extended sizing.
Girlfriend Collective Periwinkle Paloma Bra $38, Periwinkle Compressive High-Rise Legging $68
Whimsy + Row
The effortless West Coast lifestyle line runs limited batches of its handcrafted clothes created with locally sourced dead stock textiles and materials under ethical work conditions.
Whimsy + Row Jade Midi Dress in Ivory Floral $124
For every one of its cozy items sold, made with a blend of sustainable fabrics, such as organic cotton, recycled polyester, cork or coconut, tentree plants 10 trees in Madagascar, Nepal, Haiti and more. On Monday, the brand is initiating a social media campaign: for every 10 likes it receives for its special Earth Day post across their platforms, tentree will plant one tree in West Papua, Indonesia.
Tentree W Constellate Hoodie Ev2 $68
This New York-based lingerie and sleepwear line employs local artisans in the U.S. who are paid fair wages. They work with all-natural, biodegradable materials that are responsibly sourced from certified eco-friendly suppliers, mills and farmers.
Kala The Sheer $80
The Cali-cool brand is all about breezy pieces to feel good in. Lacausa uses fabrics sourced with trusted partners, which are sewn in their L.A. factory. The brand also partners with charities and organizations that focus on environmental, human and civil rights.
Lacausa Virginia Dress $160
Ink + Alloy
Its affordable, handcrafted boho accessories will add a punch to your look instantly. Inspired by world travels, Ink + Alloy's statement pieces are made from raw and recycled materials sourced from the beaches of the Philippines and villages of Africa and manufactured in family-owned factories around the world.
Ink + Alloy Lucite Square Bangle in Chartreuse $38
The Book Club
Protect your eyes throughout the day while you're in front of the computer and on your phone with blue light-blocking glasses from The Book Club. Its designs aren't just trendy and cute, but also made from recyclable plastics.
The Book Club A Tail of Two Kitties $30
Unique handcrafted jewelry pieces made with found, re-used, upcycled and natural materials. SVNR is committed to sustainable production practices and minimal consumption and waste, so much so that it has produced less than a Ziploc bagful of waste each season.
SVNR Màncora $95
Jakarta-based handbag designer Alfeya Valrina is all about fair labor practices and using ethically and locally sourced materials. Her colorful carryalls boast unique, trendy shapes, which are handmade by local artisans. She has dropped a special Earth Day collection of three upcycled styles, created with leather and suede scraps.
Alfeya Valrina Joe Joe Bag Upcycled Project #3 $250
A celeb favorite for shades (Priyanka Chopra, Nick Jonas and Gigi Hadid have all worn the brand), Westward Leaning uses biodegradable, plant-based cellulose acetates for all of its acetate frames and specially incorporates unique, sustainable materials inlaid at the temples in a slanted rhombus shape in all of its styles.
Westward Leaning x Olivia Palermo Seaspray 01 $255
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