While it’s no secret fashion is killing our planet, sustainable garments have yet to become a staple in our wardrobes. So let’s change that. Let’s get rid of the myth that ethical clothing either has no variety or is way overpriced, because it’s simply not true. There are so many talented designers coming up with new, creative ways which challenge the toxic methods of traditional garment making – think natural dyes, organic materials, local sourcing… We love to see it. And we’d love to see you sporting it. So, we’ve done the research for you and compiled a list of 14 sustainably-made wardrobe essentials.
YOUR DAILY DOSE OF DENIM
NON STRAIGHT JEAN WASH DENIM, US$225 (APPROX.) / £160
Self-described as “conscious by design”, non creates jeans made to last and these are no exception.
JEANIRICA JEANS & CO. AUTOBAHN TIE-DYE STRAIGHT-LEG JEANS, US$225 (APPROX.) / £160
Made from organic cotton, these Jeanirica bleached jeans are far from generic. Grab yourself a pair and watch the compliments roll in.
THE SUSTAINABLE SNEAKERS
ON RUNNING CYCLON, US$35 (APPROX.) / £25 PER MONTH
Operating on a subscription plan, these Cyclon sneakers are made from beans. Yes, you read that right, beans. It’s simple you get your shoes, you run in them, you return them and you get a new pair.
VENTURI VEJA X RICK OWENS BLACK SNEAKER, US$255 / £200
Made out of recycled plastics and organic materials, the Lord of Darkness joins Veja in its journey to create a vegan hiking-style shoe. And this all-black model can climb any mountain.
YOUR EVERYDAY-LOUNGEWEAR HOODIES
PANGAIA 365 HEAVYWEIGHT HOODIE, US$165 (approx.) / £117
Arguable the brand to follow when it comes to sustainable fashion, Pangaia never disappoints. Keep yourself warm (and not the planet) with this heavyweight hoodie.
STORY MFG BLUE MILK METAL HOODIE, US$183 (APPROX.) / £130
Get in touch with Mother Nature with any Story MFG piece. All pieces are handmade, including this hoodie, meaning each piece is unique. Who wouldn’t want that?
AND THE BOTTOMS
IVAN CLOTHING PATCH-POCKET RECYCLED-NYLON AND ORGANIC-COTTON SHORTS, US$188 / £160
I mean, it says it in the name. Recycled nylon and organic cotton. We love a conscious choice of fabrics.
NOAH HEATHER SWEATPANTS, US$170 (APPROX.) / £120
If you’re going to lounge around in sweatpants, may as well have them be sustainable sweatpants, right? Yes, that’s right.
ROYAL MAIL AT SELFRIDGES FRAGILE BRAND-PRINT ORGANIC COTTON-JERSEY T-SHIRT, US$47 / £40
Oh look, a t-shirt which describes the state of our planet.
VIVIENNE WESTWOOD LOGO-EMBROIDERED ORGANIC COTTON-JERSEY T-SHIRT, US$141 / £120
When the Queen of Punk advocates for eco-friendly fashion, you listen.
THE RESPONSIBLE BAGS
FREITAG F52 MIAMI VICE, US$139 (APPROX.) / £98
Made out of truck traps, these Freitag bags are pushing boundaries, proving no material is off-limits when it comes to fashion.
STUDIO ALCH UPCYCLED LETTER LARGE CANVAS TOTE, US$71 / £60.00
Who doesn’t love a go-to tote bag? Whether running your everyday errands or packing for a day at the park, STUDIO ALCH has you – and the Earth – covered.
CAN’T FORGET THE CAPS
ROYAL MAIL AT SELFRIDGES FIRST CLASS BRAND-EMBROIDERED ORGANIC-COTTON CAP, US$29.95 / £25
Another piece made fully from organic cotton, this Royal Mail cap truly is first class in its eco-friendly efforts.
NOAH RECYCLED CANVAS CORE LOGO 6-PANEL CAP, US$ 65 (APPROX.) / £46
Using printing instead of dyes, this Noah cap offers a truly unique look only achievable through conscious methods. And we are here for it.