5 ethical fashion brands you should know
Finding your personal style is so important, it not only makes getting dressed everyday a lot easier but it completely changes your shopping habits. I’d say in the last year I’ve become really aware of Sustainable Fashion, and how important it is to know how your clothing designed, produced, the people behind the brand and of course the waste created in the process of retail production. Fashion is the third most polluting industry in the world, and one of the largest consumers of water - it’s shocking right?
I’m definitely not an expert in the field but brands like Everlane and Girlfriend Collective make it so easy for the consumer to become educated on Ethical Fashion because of their insane transparency, found right on their social media and websites. I’ve been slowly trying to alter my closet (and shopping habits) to not only represent my personal style but to support Ethical Fashion brands and their contribution to the environmental impact affecting us all.
Here is a list of my favorite brands and why I support their missions.
Everlane is probably my favorite mostly because I own multiple items from them. They have the best basics, from jeans to T-shirts and of course shoes. These aesthetic is super minimal and very much my style, they are my first stop online when I am looking for something new. I really appreciate their message, transparency and mission to helping create a better world, quite literally. If it’s any company you read more about, make it this one!
Girlfriend Collective is another favorite of mine. They are super inclusive of all sizes, shapes and varieties. I own a few of their workout sets, and they aren’t only super cute and comfortable to workout in but they are made from recycled plastic from the ocean! Like what?! I, of course, started my collection with the basic black set but they have the most beautiful colors that I’m challenging myself to order next - I highly recommend!
Outdoor Voices is another lifestyle brand that draws attention on getting outdoors and just doing something, no matter what. I don’t own any items from them but I’ve only heard great things.
Kotn features quality essentials, ethically made from authentic Egyptian cotton. A dream come true for minimal style enthusiast like me. “In the Nile Delta, where all Egyptian cotton is grown, there are half a million children without access to education. With your help, we’re working to change that.” Kotn is trying to change this, here’s how you can support.
Reformation is probably the most popular due to the huge amount of support from social media influencers and celebrities affiliated with the brand. Reformation’s factory is based right in LA and the founder Yael Afalo says “We make killer clothes that don’t kill the environment”. Read more about the brand here.