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With a staggering 66 per cent of 18-35-year-olds admitting that they’d be willing to spend more on an ethical fashion brand, things are changing fast.
It is an indication of what the future of fashion is going to look like.
Change is coming, despite the misconception that sustainable fashion can’t be stylish or affordable.
These are the top 10 ethical fashion brands of 2020 – and here’s why.
London based brand Maharishi makes stylish clothing for everyday wear, with their latest collection pieces manufactured from raw hemp.
The use of natural materials not only contributes to their vision of creating sustainable utilitarian clothing.
It also means that the clothes are more durable, resistant and biodegradable.
If you love streetwear but want to get away from the fast-fashion labels, then Maharishi is a great place to start.
Probably one of the most recognisable names making a bid for the sustainable fashion crown is global brand H&M.
They have recently vowed to tackle waste within the fashion industry by using recycled materials to create clothing collections and offering a recycling scheme.
Through their recycling initiative alone, H&M have collected 17,771 tonnes of textiles.
You can bring in your old or unwanted garments (from any brand) and they will do the rest!
They’re the first chain to offer this service at a full scale, so it will be interesting to see how many brands follow suit.
TOMS, the footwear brand famous for their unique shoe design, has recently launched a vegan range.
The brand has long been known for their ethical practices, since every time a customer purchases footwear, a pair of shoes goes to those in need.
However, their latest range goes a step further, with a limited edition Whale collection, inspired by the recovering of grey and humpback whales.
A chic way to raise awareness.
Champion, a popular streetwear brand, has recently launched a collection of ethical clothing with singer SZA.
The range consists of hoodies, caps and sweaters with various rainbow writing promoting saving the ocean – one hoodie reads ‘puck flastic’.
It’s an amazing way to Champion to start their sustainability journey.
Perhaps, we’ll see more companies team with celebrities to make an impact.
ASOS are focusing their interests on recycled denim.
The company has released a line of jeans made from a mix of recycled cotton.
The jeans come in five different popular colours, from dark blue to light blue.
They’re also including information on each pair of jeans detailing how and where the denim was recycled.
Made in the USA, Vetta is on a mission to help you change the way you shop.
They have a great deal whereby you can buy a capsule collection of 5 key pieces that can be used to create 30 different outfits.
All of their clothing is made from sustainable materials and responsibly sourced from the US to try and reduce their carbon footprint.
PACT is known for its simple clothing made from eco-friendly materials.
The brands goes to great lengths to make sure its entire supply chain is ethical.
From growing the organic cotton, to the manufacturing process, the brand is as responsible as possible.
The majority of their garments are 100% cotton, so you know you’re buying good quality goods.
3. Threads 4 Thought
If you’re looking for comfortable yet stylish, eco-friendly casual wear, Threads 4 Thought is the perfect option.
The brand’s pieces are designed with everyday looks in mind.
Whether you’re nipping to the shop or getting a coffee with your friends, Threads 4 Thought has you covered.
The company has a wide range of sustainable activewear, ideal for combining with loungewear for a fashionable gym look.
2. Les Girls Les Boys
Les Girls Les Boys is, first and foremost, a loungewear brand.
The label has beautiful pieces designed for a relaxed lifestyle.
We feel the brand’s clothing lines are perfect for minimalist styles and collections.
1. Stella McCartney
Stella McCartney has always been outspoken about being a vegetarian.
Thus, it comes as no surprise that her fashion line is made from vegan and cruelty-free materials.
Stella doesn’t use leather or fur in any of her creations, and remains a leader in sustainable luxury couture.
Buying responsible is a choice you make, every time you shop.
With more ethical fashion brands adopting the sustainability approach, it will soon be easier than ever to make the switch to gorgeous clothing that’s also great for the environment.