Forget Fast-Fashion: Friendly Reminder to Shop at These Five More Sustainable Retailers

 Credit: Reformation 

Credit: Reformation 

Now that we are officially in Spring, we all are starting to feel the urge (and dreading) to clean out our closets. When you finally decide to muster up the courage to go through and declutter your closet, you’re most likely (definitely) going to want to go shopping and refresh your wardrobe for the upcoming season. As much as we all love the trendy and affordable clothes from stores such as Zara and H&M, we all should (or already do) know by now about how unsustainable their manufacturing practices are. Even if you pick up a few items from fast-fashion stores every once in awhile, every dollar you give towards the sustainable sector of fashion industry counts. The more ethical choices we make as consumers, the better. 

Implementing these practices into our (very) regular shopping habits is not as difficult as it might seem. Here are some great ethical and sustainable fashion brands to check out, or rediscover, this season! 

 Credit: Everlane

Credit: Everlane

1. Everlane

Everlane has recently taken the sustainable fashion world by storm. This brand’s ethical, transparent production process, chic styles, great customer service, and affordable prices make it a force to be reckoned with. Check out Everlane’s store in SoHo, or, if you want to shop their site from your apartment, they offer one hour delivery in NYC! 

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Credit: Stereo Gum

2. Reformation 

This brand has been on many chic customers’ radars for quite some time now, and it has definitely earned its great reputation. As one of the pioneer online brands of stylish and sustainable fashion, Reformation is a great brand to check out for all types of clothing and accessories, from everyday wear to bridal attire. Either shop their products online or visit their store in SoHo (don’t forget to check out the photo booth while you’re there).

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Credit: We Heart It 

3. Levi Strauss and Co. 

No garment is more timeless and iconic than a pair of Levi’s jeans. They’re affordable, durable, and versatile. Levi’s also happens to be a very environmentally conscious brand that strives to regularly implement more sustainable practices in the production of their jeans. Keep this in mind when you feel the urge to buy even more denim! 

 Credit: Urban Outfitters 

Credit: Urban Outfitters 

4. Matt and Nat

Sure, leather might look and feel luxurious. But, the truth is that leather is not an ethical or a sustainable textile. However, there are more environmentally-friendly alternatives that have the same look and feel. For basic faux leather goods and shoes, Matt and Nat is a great go-to brand. Check out Matt and Nat’s line of faux leather bags and shoes either on their online store, at Urban Outfitters, at department stores, or at their LES location.

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Credit: LaBante.co.uk

5. LaBante London

Want even more sustainable handbag options? LaBante London has beautiful, luxurious, faux leather handbags and ethically-made jewelry. Accessorizing with ethics in mind will always be chic! Check them out here

 

It is so important to be aware of the influence the industry has on our planet. For more information on the environmental impact that the fashion world has, click here and here

 

Stay sustainable and stylish! 


Written by: Elisa Lewittes

 

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