Do you love to look fashionable, trendy and go shopping regularly? Join the club!
But, did you know that the fashion industry is one of the biggest sources of pollution and waste in the world? Some brands are notorious for unethical practices, carbon emissions and excessive water consumption.
Don’t worry though! It’s not all bad news… Thanks to some environmentally conscious fashion brands that are seriously making the effort to save our planet, we can now choose from a growing range of recycled, sustainable and eco-friendly products.
Here is our list of our favourite fashionable and eco-friendly products:
Veerah’s Red Stilettos
These elegant stilettos are crafted from luxurious, sustainable Italian vegan suede and are inspired by the extraordinary artist, Frida Kahlo.
Absolutely sexy and fashionable, don’t you think?
Matt & Nat Tote Bag
This brand has made a strong statement, rejecting cruelty to animals by using 100% vegan products.
The bucket style tote, which has a removable interior pouch, contains a lining made entirely of recycled plastic bottles.
See! You can get a casual-chic look this summer while saving the environment.
Amour Vert Tunic
This summer fresh tunic is 100% made of Tencel, a regenerated fiber made from the cellulose in eucalyptus wood pulp. Tencel is not only softer than cotton and perfect for sensitive skin, it’s also stronger and more durable than both cotton and linen.
This stylish tunic is definitely an excellent choice for your eco-friendly summer.
The Earth Polo by Ralph Lauren
The Earth Polo shirt is Ralph Lauren’s latest eco-friendly product. It’s made of innovative fabric that is entirely produced from plastic bottles collected by local communities in the developing world. Each Earth Polo shirt is made of approximately 12 plastic bottles. On top of that, in contrast to the standard wasteful dying processes, this polo is dyed without using any water at all.
High-Waist Leggings by Girlfriend Collective
Comfortable, stylish and coming in a whole host of colours to suit all tastes, these high-waist leggings from Girlfriend Collective are a wardrobe essential for any fashionable person. What makes them even better is that they are made from recycled water bottles!
Adidas by Stella McCartney
Well known for her efforts to mainstream eco-friendly products and practices, Stella McCartney has recently collaborated with Adidas on a cool new line.
This vibrant orange performance jacket is crafted from a quick-drying, water-repellent fabric, made from recycled materials in collaboration with Parley for the Oceans. It is definitely a great addition to your active-wear wardrobe this season.
Nike VaporMax Flyknit 2
Ever the innovators, Nike are using waste to create this new line of shoes without compromising performance or style.
They have created the main section of the shoe using different colours of yarn that otherwise would have gone to waste, while the aerated sole is made of 75% recycled materials. The most interesting part, however, is that the heel counter is made entirely from recycled CDs!
This way you can feel green and clean while still wearing your favourite brand.
Batoko is a British swimwear brand that makes its products entirely out of recycled plastic. They have already recycled the equivalent weight of 220,000 plastic bottles into swimwear.
Aside from the great job they do in reducing plastic waste, their designs are super cool, fresh and colourful.
The incredibly environmentally conscious designer Mara Hoffman is on a mission to raise awareness about sustainable fashion through using certified cotton, recycled nylon and recycled polyester.
This feminine swimwear is 78% produced from recycled materials, but still maintains that high end and fabulous feel.
Check out the collection to find the style that suits you!
These shades, made in Australia, are produced from recycled materials and ultra-durable, lightweight and recyclable nylon. Dresden operates a closed-loop, zero-waste production system, while also offering a lifetime warranty on frames and arms.
These will make a perfect addition to your summer look!