5 Slow fashion brands

The real deal, slow fashion retailers that are sustainable and fair trade

There are a lot of fashion brands that are sustainable and stylish. These brands are truly ethical at heart and aren’t just eco-friendly or fair trade for a season or two, but are part of the fashion revolution.

These companies are not “posers” doing something “ecofriendly” in bamboo and organic cotton because it’s trendy or it’s cool. All these companies are the REAL DEAL.

 

Under the Canopy

Under the Canopy strives to revolutionize the home textile industry by creating stylish and innovative products that are good for the environment, and better for you.

Under the canopy clothing line for spring 2015

Under the canopy clothing line for spring 2015

Unlike other retailers that use the label eco friendly for marketing purposes, Under the Canopy adheres to the most stringent sustainability standards to provide earth-friendly products to the conscious consumer. Whether it is the prevention of pesticide sprays on cotton fields or testing for toxins and carcinogens in dyes, each component of manufacturing is scrutinized and optimized to make the best quality product.

 

Kowtow

Kowtow Collection

Kowtow Collection

Kowtow is a New Zealand retailer that designseveryday basics & limited edition collection pieces made from certified ethical organic cotton. They’re committed to “certified fair trade organic clothing that is ethically and sustainably made from seed to garment.”

 

Alternative Apparel

Basic jeans and a white tee by Alternative apparel

Basic jeans and a white tee by Alternative apparel

Founded in 1995, Alternative is a fashion lifestyle brand best known comfort, simplicity and our commitment to sustainability. A basic white tee, a crisp blue shirt that fit well and denims are the foundation of any good wardrobe and at Alternative apparel, the basics are done with great quality, and organic fabric. 

Alternative apparel clothing creates Soft, Simple, Sustainable Basics.

Alternative apparel clothing creates Soft, Simple, Sustainable Basics.

From the vintage-soft feel of our fabrics and flawless fits to our one-of-a-kind washes and hand-detailed designs, they’re all about creating comfort, both inside and out.

 

Synergy

In 1993, founder Kate Fisher set off for Nepal and India with adventure in her eyes. In the midst of her extensive travels in Asia she started buying textiles and clothing that she sold upon her return home. A business was born.

Synergy Yoga clothing

Synergy Yoga clothing

Today Synergy makes clothing that combines sustainability, with modern yet timeless design.

 

Nau

Nau sustainable clothing brand

Nau sustainable clothing brand

Since 2007, Nau has been crating sustainable, functional and stylish garments. Sustainability isn’t a feature, an extra, a nice to have or marketing copy. It’s the starting point and their exploration without end. It’s woven into every raw material, every pattern and every silhouette. It’s Nau’s business model, their responsibility to our community, and it’s why they partner with and support organizations that matter.

 

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