Sustainability & Style Can Go Hand In Hand
Embrace your inner Gigi Hadid and bring some Vogue into your sustainable wardrobe. Some high-fashion designers have been eco-friendly since day one, others are jumping onto the trend by creating collections that are sustainably focused - either way they are here to slay. You’d never be able to tell with these high fashion designers that their beautifully-made clothes are also making the world a better place; thankfully we’re here to brag for them.
Some brands are completely sustainable, others have sustainable couture sections. Here are our favorite eco-friendly high fashion designers. Catch outfits by these designers strutting on the red carpet or on celebrities working the paparazzi on the streets. These designers show that style and sustainability can go hand in hand.
Ahead of the curve, and unknown to many, Stella McCartney's fashion has always been sustainable. In a 2016 interview with Vogue, Stella McCartney dove into her desire to create a sustainable couture brand by asserting her problem with many previous eco-friendly clothing. “It was often scratchy and oatmeal-y. What’s the point of designing an oatmeal shirt if nobody buys it? It would go to a landfill, and that would be just as bad.” Bad her pieces are not. Her stunning designs are frequently shown off by celebrities at events around the world.
The fair trade luxury brand, EDUN is determined to create long term roots to bring opportunities to communities in Africa. Their social media reflects a balance between the beautiful pieces and the stories behind how they came to fruition. A mix of throwback and modern design elements, EDUN creates collections that make you excited to get dressed in the morning.
With women’s empowerment at the center of Tome and using eco-friendly materials, they’ve quickly risen to become one of the predominant fixtures in the high fashion sustainable market. Their mix of bright patterns, statement pieces, and structured classics make for a complete closet, all helping women and the environment. It’s a win-win for Tome.
Another brand that has always been committed to creating eco-friendly luxury fashion is Eileen Fisher. Queen of calm elegance and minimalist staples, Eileen Fisher brings an air of sophistication to any professional wardrobe. Through using eco-friendly materials for years, Eileen Fisher has made a pact to increase their efforts in areas ranging from safe color dyeing practices to recycling over one million pieces by 2020.
Partnering with Pharrell Williams in 2014, G-STAR Raw is a new star on the eco-friendly fashion scene. Focused largely on using organic and raw sustainable materials, G-STAR Raw is determined to give the best styles the fabrics that they deserve. Pharrell’s influence is easy to see in the collections. G-STAR Raw’s styles will be sure to make you Get Lucky… Or just Happy.
Go ahead and make it rain, it’s good for the earth.