Fashion doesn’t have to mean making compromises. For those who want to look their best without having to adjust their personal values, there are a number of fashion brands that can help you support the environment or social causes while stepping out in style. Here are some of the most charitable, environmentally friendly fashion brands around today.
Raven + Lily
Raven + Lily has made a splash in the fashion world with their contemporary designs. Actress Shay Mitchell is just one of the celebrities that has recently begun supporting the brand. Raven + Lily’s mission is to reduce poverty among women throughout the world. In addition, the company uses recycled or repurposed materials for its clothing.
The Front Row
The Front Row offers wide variety of eco-friendly clothes that are undyed, unbleached and safe for the environment. The lack of harmful chemicals, dyes, or other substances has already earned the brand support from celebrities who care about the environment. Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue cover model Ashley Graham is just one of the celebrities who has been seen wearing The Front Row’s trendy offerings.
Phillip Ayler is another brand that uses recycled fabrics, although they don’t exactly lower their quality standards to do so, as they source fabrics from Chanel and other top-notch brands. The company’s use of repurposed fabrics means two things: each of its designer jackets is eco-friendly, and each one is part of a limited edition. Gigi Hadid and Lily Donaldson are among the many celebrity fans of this brand.
Unlike the other eco-friendly fashion brands on this list, Zoe Chicco specializes in jewelry, not clothing. As you might expect, the brand does not use conflict diamonds, instead only making use of ethically sourced diamonds. In addition, Zoe Chicco utilizes recycled gold in its many jewelry designs. The company also uses a completely sustainable design process for its pieces. Actress Elizabeth Banks is one of the brand’s biggest supporters.
New York’s ace&jig produces some of the most unique designs in the fashion world right now because of its sourcing, which is based on finding unique textiles to incorporate into its clothing. They’re choosy about where they get their materials, too. Their India-based supplier provides free childcare for its employees and has also been applauded for growing organic produce for workers using reclaimed water. Actresses Jessica Alba and Katie Holmes have been seen wearing designs from ace&jig.