Earth Day took place recently which was a great reminder for how important it is we care for our beautiful planet. In addition to the everyday green living we can do such as water conservation, recycling, carpooling, etc; we can also care for our planet by selecting eco-friendly clothing and accessories. “Green” fashion has come a long way and is no longer thought of as hippie threads. Many designers and brands are showcasing trend-driven, affordable fashions with susatinable materials and ethical practices that are as good for the planet as they are our wardrobe!
H&M has just launched its second Conscious Collection filled with spring-tastic casual and evening wear using organic cotton and fair-trade production practices. The Swedish megastore has also joined the Fair Wage Network which monitors companies to ensure they are providing decent working conditions and wages.
TOMS is known for their “One For One” initiative in which they give a pair of shoes to a child in need for every pair of shoes they sell. Make your feet and soul happy by picking up a pair of TOMS’ Earthwise Slate Classics that are vegan-friendly made with sustainable materials and no animal by-products.
Looking to shop for eco-friendly fashions all in one place? Check out Future:Standard, an online boutique featuring only brands that use sustainable materials and/or fair trade manufacturing. The site carries socially-conscious brands such as D’Arcy, Yana K and jewelry line Ija Designs that creates cool zodiac necklaces using recycled materials and even runs their studio on renewable energy! Now they are truly doing their part. Fashionistas can too by supporting these earth-friendly brands and keeping in mind that every day is Earth Day.