5 Ethical Fashion Brands to Follow (UPDATED)

Ethical Fashion Brands and Where to Find Them:

EDITORS NOTE: Trusted Clothes is a 100% non-profit organization and we did not receive any compensation for recommending these brands – we just like that they are taking a stand and being a responsible corporate citizen.

The clothing industry is the second largest polluter in the world … second only to oil

Infographic describing why ethical fashion is important (sustainability, fairtrade, organic cotton)Infographic courtesy of Indeginous.com

With the holiday shopping season in full swing, consider shopping stores working to elevate ethical and sustainable standards in the fashion industry. Here are five brands leading the charge;

Fashionable Ethical Clothing Brands to Enjoy:

Zady

A Lifestyle Destination for Conscious Consumers

Zady is an ethical fashion brand (ethical, fairtrade, sustainable, organic cotton)

ZADY began with a grand vision to combat the fast-fashion craze by providing a platform for only those companies that care about timeless style and solid construction. ZADY’s co-founders were inspired to start the brand by their desires to help friends look stylish & feel good and to share stories & facilitate connection.

organic cotton - sustainable
Learn more and shop Zady HERE

 

Studio One Eighty Nine

Fashion as an Agent for Social Change

Studio 189 is an ethical fashion brand (ethical, sustainable, fairtrade, organic cotton)

Studio One Eighty Nine is a social enterprise created by Rosario Dawson and Abrima Erwiah. It consists of creatives seeking to provide a platform to promote and curate African and African-inspired content through an e-commerce shopping site, a supporting agency, and an artisan produced fashion collection. They are focused on creating opportunities for empowerment, education, and employment of artisans and creatives.

ethical fashion brands create jobs for artisans (fairtrade, ethical fashion)

ethical fashion brands provide micro loans to women (ethical fashion, fairtrade)

ethical fashion brands - fund water projects (sustainability)

Learn more and shop Studio One Eighty Nine HERE

Sexy and Ethical Fashion Brand: Reformation

Making Killer Clothes that Don’t Kill the Environment
Reformation is an ethical fashion brand with sex appeal (ethical fashion, sustainability, organic cotton, sexy eco fashion, fair trade, sexy ethical brands, sexy sustainable fashion)

REFORMATION designs and manufactures limited-edition collections in their factory located in downtown Los Angeles. They source sustainable fabrics and vintage garments and incorporate sustainable practices throughout their supply chain. Their goal is to make beautiful styles at a fraction of the environmental impact of most brands. REFORMATION is also a Certified B Corp, a type of company that uses the power of business to solve social and environmental problems.

ethical fashion brands, ethical fashion, sustainability, sustainable fashion
Learn more and shop Reformation HERE

Eileen Fisher

Simplicity, Sustainability and Great Design

Eileen Fisher is an ethical fashion brand,( sustainability, ethical fashion, fairtrade, organic cotton)

Eileen Fisher started her brand in 1984 for a very personal reason – she was having trouble getting dressed. Her brand was founded on the principle that clothes should give you the comfort, ease, and elegance to move with confidence throughout your day. EILEEN FISHER has committed to organic and sustainable fibers, manufacturing clothing in the USA and recycling clothes through GREEN EILEEN.

100% sustainable fashion (sustainable, sustainability)

Learn more and shop Eileen Fisher HERE

Refromation

We make killer clothes that don’t kill the environment.

Reformation is an ethical fashion brand (ethical fashion, sustainable fashion, sustainability, organic cotton, fair trade, sexy ethical fashion brand, sexy eco fashion, sustainability is sexy) a woman is seen in a sexy ethical & sustainably made green dressCreated in 2009 by Yael Aflalo, Reformation designs and manufactures limited-edition collections in their own factory. Located in downtown Los Angeles, Reformation manufactures most of their products in their own sustainable sewing factory. By cutting out the middleman and selling online and in our their boutiques, they eliminate traditional retail markups. They source sustainable fabrics and vintage garments, and incorporate sustainable practices throughout the supply chain to make beautiful styles at a fraction of the environmental impact generated by most fashion brands.

Certified B Corporation (ethical fashion brands)

Learn more and shop Reformation HERE

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About the Author

Chelsey Lowe believes in the power of business to create sustainable, impactful, and positive social change. She is currently a Resident in Social Enterprise, developing strategy and coordinating business operations for the Social Enterprise Alliance Chicago Chapter. Chelsey holds a B.A. in Political Science and Geography/Urban Studies from Temple University.

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