1. Stella McCartney
Stella McCartney is one of the trailblazers in sustainable fashion. As a well-known designer label, Stella McCartney brings attention to the less glamorous side of fashion. The brand is committed to operating a responsible, honest, and modern business. They are the world’s first and only vegetarian luxury brand and do not use leather, skin, feathers, or fur in their products. They source responsibly and support ethical trade. For more information on the sustainable and ethically responsible practices of Stella McCartney visit their website.
Zady is a leading member of the slow fashion movement. They provide a platform for companies that care about timeless style and solid construction. Zady prides themselves in the transparency of their supply chain. They work directly with farmers, washers, spinners, knitters, and sewers to create a product that tackles each issue of the supply chain. For more information on Zady’s sustainable practices visit their website.
Everlane is a unique fashion brand that has introduced radical transparency to the industry. They find the best factories from around the world and build strong personal relationships with the owners in order to ensure the factory’s integrity. The company only operates online, which eliminates brick-and-mortar expenses and allows them to sell products with a much smaller markup than traditional retailers. Rather than releasing collections by season, Everlane introduces products one by one. This allows Everlane to test the product on consumers before releasing larger editions of the product. For more information on Everlane’s sustainable business model visit their website.
Chances are you’ve heard of Reformation. Reformation is a fashion brand popular among celebrities, models, and bloggers that builds its brand around the concept of sustainability. Their factory uses the most efficient, eco-friendly, and pro-social technologies. They invest in green building infrastructure and minimize waste, water, and energy footprints. Reformation’s RefScale tracks the environmental footprint of each product by adding up pounds of carbon dioxide emitted, gallons of water used, and pounds of waste generated. This information is published on every product page of their website. For more information on Reformation’s sustainable practices visit their website.
Baserange offers sustainable basic wear at affordable prices. They work exclusively with small family owned factories, that they have built trusting and lasting relationships with. They use natural fibers and use only Oko-tex or GOTS certified dyes (dyes that consume less water and do not utilize any heavy metal dyes or toxic elements). A large portion of Baserange products are raw or ecru (off white), meaning that they have not been dyed or chemically bleached. For more information on the sustainable practices of Baserange visit their website.