If we want to change our world we must begin by changing the very clothes we wear. We need to care more about what’s written on the inside label than what is said on the outside.
Non-organic cotton and synthetic petroleum-based clothing have fueled fast fashion for decades but now the environment we live in is paying the ultimate price.
For those who like to make a difference, here are 6 brands that will make you look good on the outside and feel good on the inside.
Thought Clothing is a London based fashion brand who offer a wide range of women and men’s apparel and accessories. They are proud supporters of slow fashion and believe that contemporary fashion and sustainability go hand in hand. They craft thoughtful, ethical clothing from natural, sustainable and recycled fabrics such as hemp, bamboo, and organic denim.
Tala Activewear is a fashion brand by influencer Grace Beverley who create fresh, funky active and athleisure wear for people who care. Incredibly, 92% of their apparel line comes from ethically sourced upcycled material which they then transform into products that look good, care for the environment and don't cost the world to buy. Think trendy crops, hoodies, leggings, underwear etc.
Pact is building the world's first guilt-free fashion brand using 100% organic cotton to design environmentally friendly apparel, underwear and home goods. They believe that style and sustainability can coexist and are one of only a few companies who use fair trade factories which ensures that everyone who contributes gets their fair share.
People Tree is a fair trade fashion pioneer and online garment retailer for women. They create their clothes from environmentally-friendly materials including Fairtrade certified materials and Global Organic Textile Standard -approved (GOTS) dyes. They also support producers who use traditional skills such as hand weaving, knitting and embroidery to create more honest employment.
Boden is a London based fashion designer who creates the highest quality men, women and children’s fashion wear that is designed to last. They even have a 365-day guarantee on all clothes range. They have set themselves realistic targets of having all materials sustainably sourced by 2025 with organic cotton already introduced across their baby range. Check out their swimwear range which is made from recycled nylon removed from the ocean.
Alternative Apparel is a fashion who craft their clothes with sustainable materials and processes including organic and recycled materials, low impact dyes, and water-conserving washes. They have replaced 60,000 Lbs of cotton with organic cotton, and have turned 1.8 million plastic bottles into alternative eco products. The majority of their factories are WRAP-certified and all adhere to fair labour association guidelines. They even use oxo-biodegradable mailer bags and have implemented a vendor recycling program.