As you can see from one of my previous posts I have more recently begun to look at where my clothing and food comes from and how my choices can have a negative or positive impact on the environment around me. Buying sustainable and renewable materials mean that I for one, leave less of an imprint on the ground than some others might. This is not to say I am any better or worse, it is simply how I shop.
For some, finding the time to investigate the right stores can be time-consuming and in our ever-rushed lives sometimes impossible. I’ve taken the liberty of doing a little research and I’ve investigated a few ethical stores which might be of interest to you. These are in no order but are just a few who have taken my fancy, and which might spark some interest in you.
Everlane uses a process which it calls radical transparency to let its customers know where their items came from, how they were made and from what materials. In this way, they want the customer to make an informed decision regarding if they think that their products are worth their cost and that they have been created and made in a way that is equal to each member of the creation process.
They work closely with the manufacturers to ensure a good quality of work and wage conditions for their employees and they also source long lasting material which does not simply follow trends making them last longer.
This is a company you may have heard a little about as they have been at the forefront of ethical products for over 25 years having been founded in 1991. Since its foundation people tree has worked with producers, workers and farmers certified by the fair-trade movement ensuring fair and ethical procedures are used throughout the creation of each item.
They have bridged the gap between the developing world and high-end fashion showing how sustainable, producing ethical clothing lines can be while at the same time being high end.
Rag and Bone:
Rag and bone aim to combine urban style with local manufacturers. Founded in 2002 and since its inception rag and bone has used locally sourced manufacturers to create its unique style and brand. Thus, giving it its urban style and local feel.
It has a huge selection of choices and is also involved in numerous recycling programmes most notably in denim in which discounts on their own lines are received in return for your old garments.
These clothing lines are just a small handful of the countless new and emerging ethical and eco-friendly clothing options. A simple search online will find the ones closest to you thus relieving transport cost on the company and the environment. It is something you are interested in it is much easier to find than you expect.