5 Good Sustainable + Affordable Fashion Brands

by Elena Chen

With Marie Kondo’s success in North America due to her tidying series on Netflix and 16 year-old Greta Thunberg’s Nobel Peace Prize Nomination for her activism on Climate change, it is becoming clear that greater urgency needs to be applied in sourcing and sporting fashion in more sustainable ways. We present 5 brands rooting for the environment and our wallets, doing fashion sustainably:

Under an initiative known as “Radical Transparency”, Everlane hopes to show the true cost of manufacturing “from materials to labor to transportation” and maintain good factory working conditions. Their style is clean, minimalist and pragmatic, as aligned to their vision.

shop: Lightweight French Terry Hoodie $40

At Known Supply the people who make the clothes sign their names on the clothing tags and you know who’s taken the time and effort to make what you’re wearing. By humanizing the women making the clothing, Known Supply is disrupting the process of modern consumption and altering the entire experience of fashion for the buyer.

shop: Almond Badge Pocket Tee in collab w/Almond Surfboards $32

Pushing the triad of Certified Organic Cotton, Fair Trade Factories, and utmost quality, PACT is made from the mission to clothe consciously and to do so without “Toxic dyes, pesticides and bad attitudes”. PACT carries for women, men, children, and bedding, making conscious clothing convenient.

shop: T-shirt pocket dress $40

Made from recycled plastic bottles and fishing nets, Girlfriend Collective also runs a business of transparency, where their rules of operation and detailed descriptions of recycling processes are made known. Dusty pastel colorways on models of all sizes and skin tones compel us to recommend you get your leggings here.

shop: Paloma Bra $38

Ethically made in Kenya where workers are paid fair wages, Slumlove also uses “natural, organic, and recycled materials” for their products and packaging. The brand then gives back to a non-profit organization providing high school scholarships for children in one of the world’s largest slums. Here you shop fashionably and ethically, in contribution to a better future.

The Mock Neck Olive Tank $39

When you get to put your money behind a cause that’s meaningful, style comes naturally.

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