6 Eco-Friendly Labels That Are Actually Super Stylish
There may have been a time when eco-friendly fashion didn’t feel totally de rigueur, but those days are long gone. Sustainable labels are edging their way into the spotlight by offering modern, chic silhouettes devoid of the overconsumption guilt that comes with fast fashion—aka a total win for your closet (and your conscience). Here are six savvy, stylish and earth-loving collections we’re totally into.
A perennial favorite of A-list fashion girls including Emily Ratajkowski and Karlie Kloss, Reformation uses dead stock and repurposed vintage fabrics to create sexy-but-not-too-sexy modern takes on retro looks. Last year, the brand launched its RefScale initiative—a tool that helps customers see the impact each Reformation piece has on the environment. This Earth Day, an updated version allows you to track your total footprint from purchases and see how it changes over time.
Sustainable clothing extends to swimwear as well—Giejo produces its range of mix-and-match bikinis and one-pieces in the USA using reclaimed and surplus fabrics. We love the modest price points—none of the swimwear costs more than $200.
A Peace Treaty
This globally influenced label operates on the belief that items made with human hands are special and luxurious beyond compare. A Peace Treaty works with artisans in 10 countries around the world to stimulate family-operated textile and jewelry businesses and produce beautiful, made-with-love pieces in a sustainable manner.
Freedom Of Animals
Talk about impressive: Handbag line Freedom of Animals is eco-friendly and cruelty-free. Post-consumer polyurethane (a much cleaner alternative to PVC) and organic cotton make up the pieces, which are finished using a process that expends 70% less energy than other synthetic materials require. The brand's recent collaboration with animal lover and actress Nikki Reed offers a chic edit of bags you'll feel good about carrying.
Amour Vert—which means "green love" in French—offers a contemporary lineup of everyday basics, sweet sundresses and sleek accessories using non-toxic dyes and specially engineered textiles. The brand also carpools its materials with other local businesses to cut down on emissions.
Amour Vert Brandy Dress, $188.
Preserving the covetable look of a killer vintage dress, Christy Dawn reimagines breezy, cool versions using dead stock fabric. Made locally in LA, each dress is crafted in limited quantities (about 15 per style), making for a truly unique purchase.
Christy Dawn The River Dress , $280.