These Eco, Vegan-Friendly Clothing Brands Belong in Your Closet
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This company’s chic fanny packs are handcrafted from either 100 percent organic cotton or Eco-fi, a high-quality fiber created from post-consumer recycled plastic bottles. Talk about freeing women and the planet of their baggage.
Every step of the way, Native Shoes ensures that its production processes are clean and green, with its low-emission manufacturing process and recyclable-material packaging. The best part? Its products are 100 percent animal-friendly.
Insecta uses recycled rubber and plastic bottles, vintage clothing, and vegan leather to create its eco-friendly, vegan shoes. Della Della makes beautiful, one-of-a-kind apparel that also supplies jobs, education, and skills training to the women and men of Hohoe, Ghana—and the company does it without harming animals.
Materials such as recycled soda and water bottles as well as recycled polyester and cotton blends diverted from waste streams are used in this unisex clothing line.
This eco-conscious brand appeals to fashionistas everywhere with its on-trend designs and high-quality fabrics, made partially from recycled vintage clothing.
Wawwa strives to make its garments climate neutral. This means that they’re made using energy only from renewable sources, avoiding excessive CO2 emissions during their production. The company is a certified social enterprise, and its clothing is 100 percent organic and certified vegan by PETA.
Doshi was founded in order to offer smart, fashionable, and high-quality vegan products to people who have ethical, religious, or environmental beliefs that lead them to seek cruelty-free items. The company does its best to find factories that purchase recycled base material and minimize the use of chemicals and solvents in the manufacturing of its materials.
When selecting fabrics, Wully Outerwear gravitates toward those that provide top performance and have a minimal ecological impact. Its local production limits its carbon footprint, and its commitment to reducing CO2 emissions further supports its efforts to protect wildlife. The company constantly strives to make its production, products, and packaging as green as they can be.
This vegan company focuses on recycling the waste from its own facility. Every material that can be reused, which is about 68 percent of the total amount, goes back through the industrial process.
All Westland jewelry is cast in 100 percent recycled metal, which comes from postconsumer products, such as already existing jewelry, electronics, and hardware. The company uses only recycled or fair-trade diamonds and gemstones, is a 100 percent vegan brand, and uses socially responsible production methods.
This clever company uses upcycled Ultrasuede made from recycled industrial waste from a television factory in Japan. As the company says, “The process takes the polyester waste from the making of the screen and creates a non-woven material that is water-resistant, crack-proof and color fast.” Genius!
Mother-daughter Tooshaaya brand uses all-natural textiles and hand looming to counter the environmental hazards of the fashion industry. All the materials they work with are natural and biodegradable. Most are plant-based rather than animal-derived.
Bags made from pineapples, apples and mangoes? It’s possible – this London brand is creating luxurious accessories with fruit leathers such as pineapple-leaf leather Pinatex, apple-derived leather Frumat and, in an upcoming line, a Dutch innovation: a vegan leather made from 90% mango.