Today, April 22, is the international Earth Day. It is a day when millions of people celebrate the Earth and pay particular attention to their environmental impact. The actions taken by citizens all over the world contribute to fighting global warming and educating others on building a more sustainable life.
Earth Day is a day to raise awareness and make a difference in the way we treat the earth. It’s a great time to think about whether or not we are being eco-friendly ourselves. Believe it or not, this doesn’t just have to do with whether we recycle or not. It has to do with our clothes. With that being said, why not celebrate Earth Day in style?
The fashion industry hasn’t always too eco-friendly. However, as knowledge has spread about sustainable fashion, more people are taking a stand. This is why major brands are taking notice and coming out with some eco-conscious lines.
You probably know about Stella McCartney’s (The daughter of Sir Paul McCartney) commitment to totally green fashion, but as the Eco-friendly fashion market continues to grow, new labels are taking the fashion industry by storm. In honor of Earth Day 2015, I’ve rounded up five well known brands that refuse to sacrifice super-cool style for sustainability.
1. H&M Conscious Collection
H&M Stores have made it easy for you to find the conscious fashion in their stores – all of their Conscious garments have the green hang tag.
2. ADIDAS by Stella McCartney
The Adidas by Stella McCartney collection is part of the Adidas Better Place program. To make the grade, the materials must come from a sustainable source, be produced without dangerous chemicals, and be manufactured under the highest workplace standards with waste and energy management systems. All Adidas by Stella McCartney products are PVC free.
Over the last 10 years, Nike has gone green and launched an eco friendly product line. Nike is now making products with “minimal environmental impact.” Beginning in 2003, NIKE Brand apparel started incorporating recycled polyester in its designs. Nike has also expanded its use of recycled plastic bottles in fabric for high-performance shoes and apparel (like Nike Flyknit). Since 2010 the equivalent of more than 2 billion plastic bottles has been used. That’s enough to cover 3,500 soccer pitches entirely. Or, laid end to end, circle the earth ten times!
4. Freedom of Animals
Freedom of Animals is a sustainable and cruelty-free luxury bag line. Their products are made with the highest quality materials to create sleek, versatile and sophisticated pieces that are an eco-friendly choice in the luxury accessories market.
The company was founded in 2012, with a mission to provide their customers with distinct and purposeful designs that comply with ethical practices. By combining form, function and style – Freedom of Animals had created affordable luxury with sustainability as their platform.