In celebration of Earth Day, I will show you the wonderful, eco-friendly world of ethical fashion. The definition of ethical fashion is: “An approach to the design, sourcing and manufacture of clothing which is both socially and environmentally conscious.” Pretty explanatory, yeah? Basically, ethical fashion includes clothing & accessories that are made with recycled items. Ethical clothing is a difficult fashion choice, but it will help our Earth in the long run.
Ada Zanditon‘s designs and line of ethical clothing is one to notice. With the use of organic fibers from ethical suppliers, Zanditon applies non-carcinogenic dyes to make her various pieces something unique and definitely eco-friendly. All in all, it’s a win win situation; a win for the environment and a win for you, obviously.
Minna Hepburn built an ethical fashion company that produces clothing and accessories with the Earth in mind. Like Zanditon, the use of organic trade and recycled foundations are present in the making of Hepburn’s collection.
How can one find clothes that are both green and cheap? Well, that’s what I’m here to tell you!
1. H&M ~ The Garden Collection
This dress is a quintessential combination of every current trend! This collection, in general, has organic and recycled materials in each garment.
2. Where ~ handmade footwear and accessories
Besides the fact that these shoes are marvelously mustard colored, the company that created these shoes, Where, focuses on distributing respect and fair wages to everyone involved in the making of these handmade goodies.
3. People Tree ~ (the name itself shows ethical fashion!)
4. Sika ~ Ethical and Moral Fashion
This dress is one you can wear, really, during any season of the year. It also has a 50s/60s feel to it, which is a plus! Sika aims to work with local traders and manufacturers to create garments for the international market, while giving aid to those in Ghana.
After reading this, you shouldn’t have a reason to not buy a piece of ethical clothing! I hope you all had a wonderful Earth Day, and I encourage you all to be environmentally conscious venture out for something that is ethically fashionable.
(all images from vogue.co.uk)