Going green is more profitable than ever. With environmental issues like global warming on our conscious, fashion brands are taking notice by practicing smart production. In honor of Earth Day (April 22), we’re highlighting nine fashion labels that make clothes that are both stylish and eco-friendly.
Urban Outfitters sister, Urban Renewal, is truly an international brand. With pieces crafted from vintage, deadstock and surplus materials, this Philadelphia based company is one of the most popular eco-friendly fashion staples.
Buy This: Knit Drape Back Dress, $39
This UK-based label has been considered a fair trade pioneer since 1991. Proceeds from the company go toward the artisans and farmers in other countries.
Buy This: Alexis Sand Trousers, $57.23
Study, based in Brooklyn NY, is a womenswear label that doesn’t subscribe to a fashion calendar. Their goal is to make clothing that is both responsibly made and ideal for its consumer. Organic cotton, hand dyed linen and recyclable materials are the ingredients for its fashion forward garments.
Buy This: Twist Dress, $110
Designed in Alabama, Chanin makes a long range of products including wedding gowns, quilts and dinner plates.
Buy This: Organic Cotton Poncho, $55
A bi-coastal duo is responsible for this womenswear brand. After producing their pieces exclusively in NYC, they donate leftovers to recycling companies and schools.
Buy This: Cousteau Bomber Jacket, $195
As one of the few mass produced green companies, Loomstate’s 321 collection allows you to wear 1 piece in 5 different styles. Their simple designs are fashion forward and eliminate waste.
Buy This: Kato Bandeau, $58
“100% chic 0% waste” is this New York based company’s motto. Produced entirely with recyclable materials, its founder continuously asks consumers to be even more green.
Buy This: Spine Muscle Tank, $39
Designed in Canada and produced in Idonesia, Elroy uses organic cotton, wild silk, wool and tencel. Their pieces are wearable for women of all shapes and sizes.
Buy This: Larkspur Dress, $50
This Brooklyn, NY based company originally made eco-friendly messenger bags. Currently the brand offers clothing and powers its stories with 100% national wind power through Con Edison.
Buy This: Harvest Midi Pleat Skirt, $39.99