Want to dress in clothes that not only look good, but are made with the environment in mind? Check out a few of the designers that keep the planet clean while making environmental clothing that help you look your best:
Tara St. James
These city-friendly clothes aren’t just hip and trendy, but they’re clean and eco-friendly as well. Made with organic cotton, hand-dyed fabrics, linen, and even recycled materials, these clothes are all about reducing waste.
Since leaving Jean Yu and Camilia Staerk, Titania Inglis has launched her own line of eco-friendly clothes. The fabrics used to make the clothes include Japanese organic cotton, New York dead stock wool, and French vegetable-tanned leather. The versatile clothes are meant to serve many functions, thus reducing the need for their owners to buy multiple outfits.
From the Southeast comes Alabama Chanin, the designer that sells clothes handmade in Florence, Alabama. The clothes are made with organic, recycled, and new materials combined, and the designs are all made with durability and sustainability in mind.
Not only does Loomstate use eco-friendly fabrics, but their production processes are also environmentally conscious. Materials like tencel are woven into innovative, fashionable clothing, and the process of production reduce water waste, cut manufacturing waste, and make the clothes versatile – thus eliminating the need for clothing waste.
This New York-based designer is focused on the fashion-forward women of today, and its clothes are as trendy as they are eco-friendly. The only materials used for the clothing are organic, ethical, and recycled, and they’re all made locally.
This designer is an offshoot of an organization providing aid to Quechua women in Peru – the non-profit group Awamaki – and the clothes are actually made by these Peruvian weavers. The cloth is made using centuries-old weaving patterns, and all of the clothing purchased helps the weavers support themselves and their families. The hand-weaving techniques and the use of wool make these clothes very eco-friendly, and the fact that you’re helping someone is an added plus!