One of the biggest topics we are hearing about in the fashion world isn’t what the next seasonal color will be but the concept of #sustainablefashion and #ethicalclothing. Big box retailers like Nordstroms is starting to follow in the footsteps of smaller eco brands that have been paving the way by highlighting sustainable brands on their website.
Sustainability is not a trend but should be a fundamental part of every fashion business. It is only gaining traction and more people will be demanding it from their brands. It takes a lot of research and dedication but so many great brands are making a difference already.
If you are a new brand starting out it is extremely important that you build this concept into your business model. If you are an already established brand there are a lot of small steps you can take to make a big difference. At THE EDIT ADVISORY we can help you build this into your business model and help you find sustainable and ethical manufacturers and eco fabrics.
Here is a list of my top 10 favorite sustainable and ethical brands right now. It was hard list to edit down since there are so many great brands and I'm learning about new ones everyday. It's an exciting time for this initiative and I want to spread the word. Do you have a favorite sustainable brand? Please list them in the comments section below.
List in alphabetical order:
ABLE is a lifestyle brand that is challenging the culture of the fashion industry by creating transformative opportunities for women. They are dedicated to making the workplace better for all women by leading with wages and benefits, equality, and safety in fashion. They are one of the only companies that publish their wages publically.
ACE & JIG values consist of No Waste, Slow Fashion, Lifecycle Extension, Ecology, Giving Back and Community. They create timeless and effortless clothing that can be worn in many ways, for many years.
ALANA ATHLETICA is the world's first social impact activewear brand and makes premium quality activewear with a mission to impact the lives of courageous women in Sri Lanka who have survived abuse. Their focus to global progress includes to EDUCATE, EMPLOY AND EMPOWER. With every purchase, you support women in Sri Lanka across one (or more) of these three socioeconomic causes. #MOVEWITHIMAPCT