Sustainable Fashion Brands
Brands reshaping and rethinking the apparel industry one garment at a time.
Spring is here and that means switching our sweat sets and puffer jackets for floral dresses and sandals! Our team is passionate about both fashion and sustainability, so it is important for us to be mindful of our environmental footprint, especially in the way we shop and what we wear. We’re sharing our favorite clothing brands making a difference and shaking up the fashion industry.
Nuuly, a monthly clothing subscription service, is taking clothing rental to a whole new level. The brand sends you your six selections monthly in a garment bag made from recycled water bottles, has invested in energy-efficient wet and dry-cleaning machines and uses environmentally friendly cleaning products. Did we mention the clothes are to die for?! They carry brands like For Love and Lemons, AG Jeans and Anthropologie. If you haven’t hopped onto the Nuuly train, now’s the time!
Reformation is rocking the industry by being so open about the way they create each garment and the result of their creations. They invest in green building infrastructure to minimize their waste, water and energy footprints. Reformation tracks their environmental footprint by adding up the pounds of carbon dioxide emitted, gallons of water they use and pounds of waste they generate and then calculates how their products help reduce the impacts compared to other clothing in the country. They post this information on their website to give customers empowered choices when shopping. We’re currently obsessed with this cardigan. One in each color, please!
3) The OULA Company
The OULA Company makes the most stunning traditional Ankara garments. The vibrant colors and unique patterns make each piece truly one-of-a-kind. In addition to the beauty of the garments, they are also individually hand-cut and sewn locally in the USA resulting in a lower carbon footprint. Everything is made in small batches ensuring minimal to no waste. Recently featured in Nordstrom’s Black History Month NYC Pop Up, hurry to experience OULA’s beauty before their limited stock sells out. This dress is sure to wow the crowd at your next spring brunch!
4) Amour Vert
Amour Vert, which translates to “Green Love” in English, is another team favorite. To eliminate excess waste and create sustainable clothing, their pieces are made in limited quantities in California and they work directly with mills to develop signature fabrics that are durable, soft and sustainable. We’ll be in this beautiful lilac blouse all spring long.