It’s almost 2020, if you don’t care about supporting sustainable brands, what are you doing?!
The fashion industry is one of the most significant contributors to the world’s pollution problem. Did you know that every year, 21 BILLION pounds of textile waste is sent to landfills by America alone? Yikes. It looks like the fashion industry poses a bigger problem on the environment than we thought. So- how can we go about solving this huge issue?
The answer is simple: buy sustainable fashion brands. They might not be as inexpensive or carry as big of a variety of styles, but the impact on the environment is more significant than both of those combined. So try to make an effort to shop a little bit more sustainability in the new year, and these are a few brands that we love to support:
You’ve probably seen AllBirds online before- they’ve been a massive hit for the past few months and all for good reasons. AllBirds shoes are super comfortable and made with all sustainable materials like wool and trees, so you’ll be decreasing your carbon footprint with every step you take.
Reformation is most popularly known for adorable dresses and cute jeans, but did you know the brand also makes considerable efforts in being sustainable? Reformation takes into consideration energy input, water input, land use, greenhouse gas emissions, and other sustainable measures in all of their products to ensure they’re making a positive impact on the environment.
Anthropologie is a timeless brand with clothing suitable for everyone. But how about the fact that everything Anthropologie makes come right out of Los Angeles (makes sense considering the beachy vibe of the brand). And they still make the time to partner with various charities, too.
Nordstrom is one of the biggest fashion brands in the nation- and they’re making a serious effort to be more sustainable in the future. Like we needed another reason to shop at Nordstrom. Nordstrom is making it a goal to reduce carbon emission by 40 percent by 2025 and have saved 3 billion liters of water and recycled 2 billion liters in their denim production.
Because a list of sustainable clothing brands wouldn’t be complete with a yoga line. Not only does Manduka make chemical-free yoga mats produced with zero emissions, but the brand’s workout clothing is also made of recycled polyester, plant-based fibers, and organic cotton.
Uniqlo carries the ideal clothing basics every person needs in their closet and all for a reasonable price. But Uniqlo also makes a sustainable effort by accepting used items, recycling them, or giving them to people in need. Talk about a brand we love to support.
Madewell carries everything from practical and adorable dresses to good quality jewelry, but the brand also ensures safe factory conditions for all its workers. It partners with Fair Trade USA to make sure all their factories are in the best condition.
One of the first sustainable fashion brands ever, People Tree, strives to make a positive impact on the environment. This brand’s mission is to create ethical, eco-friendly clothing and is even credited by the World Fair Trade Organization.