The celebration of Earth Day may be over but for an econista earth day is everyday, especially when it comes to eco friendly fashion.
Let’s be real: greenhouse gases produced by the fashion industry are increasing global warming, but there are several fashion brands that are doing something about it. From using recycled materials to using faux materials, the brands we follow want to make the Earth clean and green again.
If you’re new to the lifestyle and easing your way to being green, here are a few fashion brand that are helping you reduce your carbon footprint.
United By Blue
United By Blue is a Philadelphia based company that makes their clothing with recycled materials. Plus, with every product sold the United By Blue team removes one pound of trash from our world’s oceans and waterways.
Alternative Apparel has all of your fashion needs in an environmentally friendly way. Alternative Apparel is devoted to making sustainable product in a responsible way. 80% of their garments are made of sustainable materials, used 60% less water to wash the clothes and non-toxic dye.
Where Mountains Meet
Designers Genevieve Saylak and Corissa Santos are focused on reducing the fashion industry’s carbon footprint with their naturally dyed, gentle to the environment fabrics.
Stella McCartney is a lifelong vegetarian who believes in respecting the environment. Her brand doesn’t use any animal products including leather or fur, her factories are powered by windmills and she uses organic cotton which cuts down the consistent need for chemicals and toxins.
Study NY is a Brooklyn based company challenging preconceived ideas of fashion and design. Focused on “making fashion without making waste.” Study NY cuts and sews their collections domestically.
EDUN was created to encourage trade in the continent of Africa. EDUN’s mission is to source sustainable production.
No outfit is complete without shoes! El Naturalista is committed to creating, innovating and attaining a sustainable product. El Naturalista produces bomb shoes from flats to boots all to complete your look.
Zero + Maria Cornejo
New York based fashion brand, Maria Cornejo is a for women, by women clothing brand that has made a commitment to the environment. The fabrics are bought from suppliers in New York and the clothes are designed in New York. Not only is that ecological, it’s also smart.
AMUR has a commitment of sustainability, only choosing the best fabrics from their suppliers making sure not only are they eco friendly and fashionable fabrics but also durable.
Riyka provides timeless pieces that can be worn for years to come. They only use Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) certified fabrics. All of their studio waste is recycled!
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