Though the fashion industry is not close to where it needs to be to significantly reduce the amount of global pollution it creates, here are a few brands that are trying to lead the way:
All Birds — Shoe brand with soles made from sugarcane and upper fabrics from either eucalyptus trees or natural-made merino wool.
Reformation — Clothing brand that uses rescued old stock materials and repurposed vintage clothing.
Ninety Percent — Clothing company that shares 90% of its distributed profits between charitable causes.
Lark & Berry — Diamond jewelry company that uses sustainably sourced, cultured diamonds.
Re/Done - Jeans and other appareal made from upcycled vintage garments and fabric
Everlane - Minimalist women's and men's wear created using an ethical supply chain
Seven Swim – bikinis, one pieces and cover ups made out of sustainable fabric in a PETA certified factory.
Here are a few resources for those who want to learn more about sustainable fashion or figure out how they can fit sustainability into their brand’s model: