Stylish sustainability — 8 conscious fashion brands to know
No need to sacrifice style whilst doing your part to help save the planet.
Green is the new black, as far as fashion is concerned. And while the industry as a whole has a devastatingly long way to go, it’s inspiring to see so many labels making ethical efforts, from those that are leading the eco-friendly charge, to those that are just getting started. Below, a roundup of cool womenswear brands that have demonstrated a commitment to making strides in sartorial sustainability, so shop till you drop — with a crystal clear conscience.
If you favor striking design details and intricate retro-inspired silhouettes, mix-and-match this East London-based label’s elevated essentials to upgrade your everyday style.
This label’s stocklist is quite well-rounded, and you’ll find something for every sartorial sensibility here, whether you’re searching for a sharply-tailored power suit or a whimsical party dress with an extra high hemline.
Cashmere knits that are easy yet elegant, and sumptuous yet sexy are hard to come by, but this design duo has them in spades. Available in a myriad of cuts and colors, you may find yourself looking forward to sweater weather.
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Though consciously crafted from lightweight recycled fabrics, this London label’s fondness for cheeky digital prints and unexpected cut-outs ensure their pieces are eternally heavy on style.
in-grid | @in_grid_studio
Best described as Roksanda Ilincic meets ‘Old Cèline,’ this British brand has expertly transformed the classic cotton poplin button-down blouse into chic white shirting with a high-fashion yet minimalistic spin.
Expertly marrying masculine detailing with feminine silhouettes, pick up a few of this British brand’s binary ensembles to truly build out a directional, transitional wardrobe that seamlessly flows through seasons — and social situations.
If you’ve ever dreamed of owning something one-of-a-kind and made-to-measure, consider this eponymic label. From cutting the pattern to stitching the last hem, every piece is handmade in Paris by the designer himself.
Old-world artisanship remains at the heart of this Indian label, whose handwoven, made-to-order wares feel decidedly modern, thanks to their penchant for bold prints and slim-fitting, skin-baring silhouettes.