Fashion is the third most polluting industry in the world, after oil and agriculture. Scary, right? But some fashion labels are turning this fact around, using sustainable fabrics and practices to produce super chic pieces. From luxe accessories to the softest organic loungewear, you’ll be clamouring to get your hands on these eco-friendly brands.
Reformation is known not only for their relaxed, feminine style but also their eco-friendly mindset. Since it’s launch in 2009, the L.A. based label has made it their mission to spread awareness about the importance of saving the environment, whilst still creating pieces that every girl wants to wear. Now, they’re taking sustainable fashion to the next level with their Low Carb collection, which has the lowest carbon footprint to date for the company. Be warned the range is quickly selling out and, you’ll want to buy everything!
Stella McCartney is synonymous with eco fashion, having been one of the first luxury design houses to forgo leather and fur in favour of sustainable fabrics and practices. So it is no surprise that her effortlessly chic pieces are coveted around the globe! From sustainable eyewear, biodegradable soles, delicate lingerie to using renewable energy to power their offices and stores, McCartney is dedicated to reducing the fashion industry’s carbon footprint. Splurge on one of her luxe pieces and wear it with pride!
Having launched at Paris Fashion Week in March, KITX is the new ethical fashion label to know about! Created by Australian designer Kit Willow, the line features stunning organic cottons and linens, with even zippers being manufactured using recycled plastics. We’re talking modern, high-quality pieces that can easily transition from day to night.
KITX will be available from June.
Bhumi Organic Cotton
Bhumi refuses to sacrifice cool style for sustainability. Their range of certified organic cotton loungewear is super comfy but still stylish enough to wear outside the house. So not only is it better for you but also the environment with no toxins, pesticides, or chemicals on your skin or released into the soil or air. Check out their new store in Melbourne’s fashionable Prahran district for their full eco-friendly range of bed, bath, living, dining, and clothing.
Address: 138 Commercial Road, Prahran Victoria 3181
Cozy Orange’s eco-friendly active wear are also completely sweat-friendly! Not only are their fabrics made almost entirely from recycled materials but they also feature compression and sweat-wicking technology. But it doesn’t stop there! Garments are wrapped in reusable cloth bags instead of plastic, and catalogues are printed on recycled paper. So whether you’re heading to a spin class or rolling out your yoga mat, Cosy Oranges’ bold, patterned leggings and sport bras are a must have.
Edge of Ember
This luxe contemporary jewellery line is all sustainably made and socially conscious, with the brand supporting local artisans and contributing to charities that empower women. Think striking, geometric designs with precious stone accents.