We’re shining fresh new light on some of the industry’s sustainable fashion stars.
But what is (versus, say, ethical fashion)?
Sustainable fashion advocates for the planet’s finite resources, using primarily sustainable materials and low-impact manufacturing processes, which thereby minimises any negative environmental effects. Many of our brands also count as ethical fashion – that is, they concern themselves with the fair treatment of workers, as well as other factors like being cruelty-free or using organic materials.
For over 35 years has been united in our efforts to support the environment & humans rights - and we believe that this work is becoming more and more important. The label pledges to expand its activism and outreach, to lend voices, to help empower and protect. Being a B Corp means Eileen Fisher voluntarily meets high criteria for social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. A quadruple bottom line company, the brand values the environment, employee well-being and financial interests as part of doing business.
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is a Budapest-based womenswear, menswear and accessories brand founded in 2006 by Sandra Sandor. Focusing on craftsmanship, detail, and fabric, Nanushka builds an elegant, modern wardrobe creatively through Sandor’s dedication to responsible production. Collections explore a deep appreciation and respect for nature, community and the world around us. The brand’s materials are chosen for their low-impact credentials, while craft and hand technique are informed by a unique mix of traditional and contemporary culture. Celebrating the beauty in imperfection, Nanushka brings pure design and conscious creativity together in a Bohemian Modernist outlook informed by travel, innovation, and heritage.
Although founder Hillary Taymour has stated that she doesn’t personally label her brand as sustainable, is certainly setting the pace for others to follow. Keeping integrity and transparency at the heart of everything she does, Taymour has found ever increasingly innovative ways to embrace an eco-friendlier way of production, from creating fabrics out of rose petals to recycling deadstock destined for landfill. Collina Strada also uses its position as a platform for social issues. Translating its message through a free-spirited attitude and provocative detailing, the brand’s Fashion Week presentations are intended not just for visual aesthetics, but for personal reflection, too.
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Rooted in the upcycling movement, – as its name suggests – creates one-of-a-kind pieces from designer items. Due to the individual nature of each design, you’ll never be spotted wearing the same outfit as someone else; and, thanks to the brand’s unisex sizing and inclusive ethos, you needn’t limit yourself to just shopping in the section. With studios located in both Amsterdam and Paris, you can even get a bespoke design created just for you – because, after all, you are also a one-off. 1/OFF Paris uses a variety of vintage designer clothes to craft its collections, including trench coats and shirts as well as popular sportswear brands like and Puma.
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