Perhaps the most sustainable way to incorporate conscious living into your lifestyle is to replace wardrobe basics such as t-shirts, sweaters, or even socks with ethically made garments that are built to last.
Whether it be finding the coziest hoodie on rainy days or discovering a pair of denim jeans that fit just right, these are 5 ethical fashion brands that are perfect for building your wardrobe essentials:
1)EVERLANE ($$ – $$$)
With an emphasis on “Radical Transparency” through sourcing and pricing, Everlane is an ethical fashion brand that specializes in basics perfect for everyday use. Everlane prides itself in using high quality materials such as Grade A Cashmere and only manufacturing with factories that ensure fair wages and a safe working environment.
Acclaimed Products: Cashmere Sweaters & Backpacks/Bags
2)PACT ($ – $$)
Fair-Trade Certified and known for only using 100% Organic Cotton that feels buttery soft on the skin, PACT is a sustainable fashion brand. PACT believes in spreading kindness to others by eliminating toxins such as dyes and pesticides in their production cycle.
Acclaimed Products: T-Shirts & Underwear
3)ABLE ($$ – $$$)
What we love most about ABLE is that not only are their products classic yet stylish, but ABLE’s company ethics are based on the foundation of providing economic relief for the very women that make their clothes. The objective is to provide women wages appropriate to meet more than their basic needs and ultimately break generational poverty.
Acclaimed Products: Denim & Shoes
4)FINISTERRE ($ – $$$)
The UK Surfing Brand Finisterre originated through the love shared amongst surfers with the need to protect the sea. Finisterre uses recycled materials such as ECONYL to manufacture their athletic basics and facilitates a ‘Fabric Use-Up Project’ to address the overuse of plastic bags.
Acclaimed Products: Wetsuits & Athletic Wear
5)NAU($$ – $$$)
Nau’s philosophy lies within sustainable fabrics and versatility in clothing. Sourcing from organic cottons and recycled polyesters, Nau ensures their eco-conscious agenda by donating 2% of every sale to their program ‘Partners for Change’ that include initiatives such as Conservation Alliance.
Acclaimed Products: Outerwear & Shirts
These 5 ethical fashion brands are building blocks to curating a conscious and eco-friendly wardrobe. To learn more about news regarding sustainability in fashion visit our last article: Penny Tax Threatens Fast Fashion and Promotes Sustainability.