6 Fashion Finds To Feel Good About This Earth Day
Our Mother Earth takes damn good care of us, and sometimes we forget to show our appreciation and reciprocate the lovin’ that she deserves. We know it takes a little legwork to shop green, so this Earth Day we’ve compiled a fashion-forward list of eco-conscious designs (void of tie-dye shirts, ugly sandals, or hemp rope jewelry, because festival season has only just begun and we are already sick of that shit) that you’ll look and feel great in.
Skunkfunk Life’s Beam Good Skirt
Designer Skunkfunk stands behind the notion that fashion goes hand-in-hand with environmental and social concerns, so everything from how they source fabrics to their logistical operations aims to positively impact both people and planet.
Melissa x Jason Wu Lady Dragon Stilettos
Melissa Shoes are made from MELFLEX plastic, a patented, hypo-allergenic, recyclable, and extremely flexible PVC. The shoes are totally cruelty free and devoid of animal products. The Brazilian-based company recycles 99.9% of factory water and waste, and they also go the distance by recycling overstock styles into next season’s collection.
H&M Floral Dress
H&M’s Conscious Collection is made of organic fabrics acquired from sustainable resources. The company touts itself as the “biggest” user of organic cotton in the world and aims to acquire all its cotton from sustainable resources by 2020.
Titania Inglis Swing Top
Every Titania Inglis garment is sewn in a small factory in New York from sustainably sourced fabrics including Japanese organic cotton, French vegetable-tanned leather, and dead stock wool from New York’s garment industry.
Shadowplay NYC Crimson Galaxy Silk Scarf Handkerchief
Shadowplay NYC employs a waste-saving drafting technique that uses up almost every inch of fabric, leaving next to nothing for the landfill. The starry-eyed designers currently hand-make each garment in their Manhattan studio, and their materials—mostly silks and cotton sateens—are sourced locally.
Vivienne Westwood Harlequin Bucket
Handmade in Kenya, this Vivienne Westwood bag is made from recycled materials, with the support of the International Trade Centre’s Ethical Fashion Program of the United Nations. The Ethical Fashion Program supports the work of more than 7,000 women who live in conditions of extreme poverty but who have a strong desire to improve their lives. Through the program’s extensive network, some of the poorest people in the world now have access to a job and income that subsequently benefits the entire community.