These days, being fashion-aware doesn’t simply mean wearing a cool dress. It also means knowing of what that dress is made of and how it affects the environment. It is a challenge for many, but luckily, there are tons of hip and happening fashion lines that incorporate eco manufacturing trends into their trendy designs. Wearing the following 5 fashion lines will ensure that you are in style both as a fashionista and as a responsible human being.
Sworn Virgins: Instead of making their soft, knit party dresses out of cotton, which is treated with killer pesticides and chemicals during harvesting, Alex Amini and Roshanne Aghevil decided to make their line out of bamboo, a sustainable resource. By blending spandex and bamboo, they get a great cotton replacement fabric that keeps the Earth in mind.
Beau Soleil: Few fashion designers keep fair trade and labor, organic, raw materials and sustainability in mind when they design haute couture. New York-native Anne Salvatore Epstein does, though don’t assume that that translates to boring, plain clothing. Elegant draping and studs combine to create truly imaginative and special clothing that would make any eco-activist smile.
Ecoskin: Another clothing line that utilizes bamboo as a fiber used in the fabric, Ecoskin also uses toxin-free tencel, a fiber extracted from wood pulp. Ecoskin’s dresses are perfect for day or night.
Linda Loudermilk: This former costume design student at Oxford knows her stuff, both ecologically and stylistically. One of the originators of earth-friendly clothing, Loudermilk makes luxury items that won’t harm the earth. Check out her upscale, tailored suits and long dresses made with incredible attention to detail.
Of course, the mantra of the green movement is reduce, reuse and recycle, but I am sure that Mother Earth won’t mind if you buy a few new things from these designers.