Sustainable fashion seems to be a trending topics these days. More and more people are becoming aware of just how terrible fast fashion is on the environment and the people creating the clothes. Over the last few months, I’ve worked to become more aware of the options available in sustainable fashion. Truthfully, the price point is significantly higher and can be a major turn off to the average buyer.
Personally, I don’t find myself shopping as much these days. I’ve been working to maximize what I have before adding more pieces into the mix. But I do have my eye on a few brands that I will happily invest in when the time is right. So if you’re looking to start making the switch and do your part to create less clothing waste, here are a few sustainable fashion choices to consider. Because every little bit counts, right?
If there’s one brand I’ve kept my eye on over the last few years, it’s Reformation. Their clothes are stunning. The fit is flattering. And you’re sure to be able to find something you love in their collection.When I did my Rent the Runway test earlier this year, Reformation was one of the brands I was the most excited to try.
They make sustainable fashion options that also manage to be fabulous. If you’re looking to invest, you can find reasonably priced tees, investment staple dresses and the more speciality outfits on their site. They also sell in a few stores as well. Part of being more sustainable for me means spending money on pieces I know I’ll love and wear for a long time. And Reformation definitely hits that on the head.
If you’re looking for a sustainable shoe option that also looks cute, VEJA is your gal. And as far as sustainable fashion goes, they seem to be killing it. VEJA’s shoes are made with upcycled material made from plastic bottles and C.W.L (a material made from corn waste).
Their style is very similar to the classic ADIDAS Stan Smith’s. But you get the added benefit of buying something that supports the environment and is also waterproof. Along with high quality material, VEJA also has a selection of vegan leather. And because they don’t spend money on advertising, they are able to offer shoes at the same prices as competitors.
I love a brand that has a solid goal for impacting the environment. Thankfully Able is both giving back and doing it with sustainable fashion. Their goal is to end generational poverty by providing opportunities from economic growth to women. They publish their wages and are focused on being transparent as a company.
You can find everything from bags to shoes to basic appeal on Able’s website. They are based out of Nashville, TN. However, you can find them in various stores across the US. I’ve most commonly seen their jewelry near me. I tend to be a bit of a staples wearer when it comes to my wardrobe. Give me a basic tee or tank with a fun pair or pants or shoes and I’m a happy girl. So Able is a great option for me when it comes to shopping for sustainable fashion.
If I’ve learned anything over the years, it’s that I don’t tend to love certain patterns for long amounts of time. So if I’m going to spend more on an item, I want it to be incredibly versatile and something I’m likely to still love in a year. Everlane is nailing the classic fashion options while also managing to be a sustainable fashion brand with decent prices. What more could we want?
Well because it’s me and I’m picky like that I’d love for them to have more size options. This petite gal knows that she needs a shorter pant leg. However, I do love that you can get a high quality item without paying obscene prices. Plus, Everlane gives back a percentage of their profits to improve the lives of their workers. A definite pro!
Organic cotton, low impact dyes and eco-friendly packaging are all amongst the reasons to fall in love with this sustainable fashion company. Unlike the others featured in today’s post, Alternative Appeal houses several sustainable brands. You can find everything from Ink & Alloy’s jewelry line to Little Barn Apothecary’s mists on their site.
It’s a great place to discover new brands at more affordable prices. More than that, Alternative Apparel is focused on fairer, safer and cleaner workplace conditions. They believe that clothing shouldn’t come at the expense of those making it.
What’s your favorite place to shop for sustainable fashion? Do you have somewhere you think I should check out as I make the switch? Leave a comment below and let me know so we can all be more mindful about using our money to raise our voices. Until next time. Xoxo, Savvy
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