Humans are not very nature-friendly species, and it is not that they have become like this only in the post-industrial era. We have always been unkind to nature, whether as ancient hunters, farmers, Kings, or States. The fashion industry, too, has been quite wasteful since ages and is presently among the highest polluters in the world. Nevertheless, some people are trying to incorporate environment-friendly techniques into the production and marketing of fashion.
Luxury fashion designers have started giving creative stimulus to eco-friendly fashion and have attained a lot of success in this regard. Keeping the principles of sustainable development in mind, their creations are kind to the body and the planet. You should check them out because these people are making a difference. Also, do not look anywhere else because I have got a few of them covered here under this article.
Here are 5 luxury fashion designers who have stepped up the eco-friendly game.
- Stella McCartney
If there is one designer who has always been a stickler for eco-friendly fashion, then it has to be Stella McCartney. She started her fashion career in the 90s and in her first collection reflected her vision to create a sustainable future for her industry. Her designs are ready-to-wear for both men and women and are made using alternative materials and efficient technologies. Many collaborations with NGOs have made her a common name in the world of ethical fashion. So, when you will be spending a chunk, you will not only be helping your confidence but also the earth.
- Rag & Bone
Rag & Bone was started by the duo, Marcus Wainwright and Nathan Bogle, in the year 2002. Now, it is only Marcus who is the sole owner of the brand. The vision of the brand is to create modern garments that are detailed, smooth on the skin, and slightly edgy. While much of its collection is casual wear, you can find all sorts of apparel in its kitty anyway. In the year 2017, the brand invested its creative, financial, and infrastructural resources into the launch of the recycling program in association with Cotton Incorporated’s Blue jeans Go Green to motivate customers to recycle their denim wear. The program met with a huge success, and the name of Rag & Bone was ingrained forever in the list of the most environmentally-conscious brand.
- Eileen Fisher
Sustainable fashion is the future, and people like Eileen Fisher would be one of its forerunners. Eileen Fisher has a reputation for using recycled materials in the production of her creations. Her signature Silk Georgette Crepe is an intelligent creation that she uses in her designs and is also bluesign certified. You should know that 70 percent of the cotton used in her designs is actually sourced from organic cotton. Her brand also runs a recycling program where its customers donate Eileen Fisher clothing, which is recycled and resold. The income so generated is used in funding various women empowerment programs across the globe.
Known for its lovely collection of dresses, DÔEN is quite a hit among ethical fashion enthusiasts. DÔEN is a fashion boutique, which was established by two sisters in the year 2015, that aims to provide clothing made of natural fabric and evergreen designs. Everything about the designs and their production is carefully selected and monitored; for example, most of the production is local and much of the output should be made using naturally-occurring materials. The brand is also committed to empowering children and designs a collection for children every year to fund literacy raising programs.
- Mara Hoffman
Mara Hoffman’s designs are all about recycled fabrics and organic materials working together to make stunning clothes. She started her brand in the year 2002, aiming to produce high-end retail that is gentle on the environment. Her swimwear line, for example, is known for employing several known sustainable fabrics such as REPREVE and recycled plastic. Most of the organic materials are sourced from the Lenzing Group, a group that creates fibers using natural wood. It is not just the production of the clothing that is eco-friendly; all the packaging processes use alterative techniques that have been rated highly in terms of environmental as well as human rights.
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