Sustainability has no doubt become an increasingly important factor when it comes to fashion. Although it can be difficult to know exactly where to purchase ethical and eco-friendly clothing. Below is a roundup of the 7 best brands for sustainable clothing, allowing you to refresh your wardrobe with a clear conscience.
There is a combination of both high end to more affordable brands with high quality, sustainable collections, all offering individually unique and stylish pieces.
1. Studio Ehr
Studio Ehr believes in creating beauty out of waste using principles of the circular economy in every aspect of their designs. They craft beautiful conscious non-toxic movement wear, ethically made in London, and responsibly sourced for active endeavours.
The brand's entire collection is made of ECONYL® and the fabric is certified non- toxic STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX®, the world's best-known label for textiles tested for harmful substances.
VEOM is London-based creative environmentalists that love fashion but firmly believe in recycling, renovating and pure living. Much like you, they care about the environment and have created ethically manufactured leggings and sport bras that combine functionality and comfort. They use a 3D modelling process involving simulation of pressure distribution from the leggings to the body. The result is outstanding comfort and brilliant fit. There’s no compromise on style, performance or sustainability!
Yellow Print Legging - £58
3. One People
Every year, tonnes of plastic waste find their way to the oceans damaging the natural habitat of marine animals. As a responsible and sustainable brand, 1 People want to support projects that recycle this plastic waste and also make sure that the fabric we use harm the environment as little as possible.
For all swimwear and activewear 1 people use Econyl, which consists of 78% recycled polyester and 22% elastane. The polyester used for recycling is collected from abandoned fishing nets and carpet lint. The fabric is designed to meet the environmental demands for reducing the amount of plastic waste whilst also meeting a high quality standard with the necessary UV protection. The texture is soft, lightweight and flexible, which makes it a perfect material for our swimwear and activewear. All 1 People activewear is also Oeko-Tex certified.
Stockholm Navy Leggings £95
All garments are locally made in a factory in East London with materials thoughtfully sourced from threads and zips to biodegradable packaging. To minimise textile waste they offer a Repair/Recycle service in hopes of creating a more circular economy.
High Waist Active Tights 2.0 -£60
6. Organic Basics
Organic Basics offers high-quality sustainable and ethical yogawear for women made with best organic materials. They put sustainability at the core of everything. The Denmark-based brand only partners with factories that care about their impact and continuously are improving their standards, remaining humble at the same time. This gorgeous ethical yogawear brand lead the way for sustainable, ethical and better made yoga wear and basics.
Active Leggings -£75
7. Nature Hommage
Nature Hommage's mission is to combat plastic waste and challenge the fashion industry as a whole. They believe in a better world of fashion and creating pieces that nourish the planet's health and future. They focus on designing minimalistic pieces that don't go out of style over creating a new collection for every season. Their innovative and sustainable techno-fabrics engineered to boost excellent recovery power and perfect muscular compression.