sustainable fashion - Mayamiko aw17

SUSTAINABLE FASHION – FIVE ETHICALLY SOUND LABELS YOU NEED TO KNOW

Sustainable Fashion – What you talking about Willis?

Sustainable fashion is sometimes synonymous with derelict-chic. The misconception is that ethical fashion is not readily available, slightly over-priced or extortionate: Case in point – this €20,000 recycled paper bracelet. Another myth that needs de-bunking is that eco-friendly fashion is restricted to a specific individual’s style; the bohemian, free-spirited person whose go-to fabrics are hemp, organic linen and batik patterns. And while there isn’t a jot wrong with this style, it’s remiss to say there isn’t a hell of a lot more choice out there.

I recently got a commission to write about sustainable fashion for a cool new Irish label, Fresh Cuts Clothing. I was dumbfounded by my research. While cotton is one of the world’s most-used fabrics in the garment industry, the farmers who harvest the crop work and live under terrible conditions. Fair wages, good working conditions and health issues are abandoned in favour of cheap labour, shoddy infrastructure (remember the Rana Plaza collapse?) and dangerous manufacturing practices including the use of toxic pesticides. The effects of these toxic chemicals are copious, causing skin damage and irritation, cancer, mental health issues and chemical poisoning (resulting in over 1 million Indian farmers being hospitalised per year).

sustainable fashion - cotton

Jolly Green Giants

In case you didn’t get the memo, the fashpack is embracing the slow fashion movement with panache. Style mavens like blogger Leandra Medine of Man Repeller, designer Eileen Fisher and activist Katrina Rodabaugh are pioneering changes in the industry and advocating a major fashion revolution.  Their goals? waste less, swap more, be label savvy and shop smarter. Livia Firth is the founder and creative director of Eco Age Ltd, a consultancy that helps businesses to adopt sustainable practices in the workplace. Closer to home, one champion of the movement really stands out.  Linda Conway set up Stiall, an online hub to increase awareness of ethical fashion. She challenged women to take part in the Stiall challenge where women ‘shopped their own wardrobe’ for 30 days and resisted the temptation to buy new clothes. The support was phenomenal.

Here’s five sustainable brands I love that are challenging the stereotype that trend-driven clothes and sustainability are mutually exclusive. All pictures are courtesy of the brands.

People Tree

Sustainable fashion brands don’t come more ethical than People Tree. A 100% certified ethical brand, this uber trendy label executes rigorous fair trade practices, employing the use of materials from marginalized producer groups in the Global South. Using organic and naturally found materials, People Tree empowers the artisan craft and design creatives from local communities across the globe to be financially independent and self-supporting. Oh, and they’re pretty damn trendy too. I love this print-popping collaboration with the V&A. Check it out here.

Where Mountains Meet:

If a design duo formerly employed by Marchesa and Theory isn’t enough to convince you of this brand’s cool factor, then their sustainability policies just might. Genevieve Saylak and Corissa Santos founded Where Mountains Meet to meet the gap in the market for ethically-sound, luxury ready-to-wear labels. Their MO was to combat the wasteful nature of the fast fashion industry whilst providing beautifully made clothes to suit fashion conscious clientele. The ‘Woven’ collections are made and manufactured in New York while designers in Guatemala, India, Peru and Bolivia make the artisanal prints. Better still, this sustainable fashion label supports women’s collectives, narrowing the gender gap and providing opportunities that didn’t always exist in communities of the Global South.

sustainable fashion - where mountains meet lookbook

 

Mayamiko:

If vibrant prints and kaleidoscopic hues get you in a tizzy, then you will love Mayamiko. Eschewing trend-specific styles, this brand’s motto is to provide cross-seasonal clothes with an artisanal feel. Ethically made in Malawi, African prints and traditional techniques run strong through the collections. This is the brand that keeps on giving (even Vogue thinks so) and founder Paola Masperi established the Mayamiko Trust, an initiative designed to provide training, education, nutrition, sanitation and fairer trade practices to all of those involved. As well as ready-to-wear, Mayamiko sells yoga gear, hot-right-now tech accessories, lush homeware for unbelievably good prices and accessories from boho bags to handwoven scarves and 90s-tastic hair accessories that wouldn’t look out of places on Mr Motivator. 

Sustainable Fashion – Worth the Fuss?

The verdict? There’s more to life than being ridiculously good looking but feeling good in your clothes and better about the environment is a very good place to start. And you’re a fine filly if I do say so. Yes, I’m looking at you. Arm yourself with more knowledge by visiting the following sites. 

sustainable-fashion.com

ecofashionworld.com

fashionrevolution.org

thegoodtrade.com/features/fair-trade-clothing

 

 

1 Comment

  • Reply Off-the-Shoulder Tops - Bringing Bardot Back September 13, 2017 at 8:38 pm

    […] it, lump it or shrug it off the shoulder and into a landfill where it contributes to world waste (you awful human), off-the-shoulder tops are here to stay (at […]

  • Reply LucasRasty April 9, 2019 at 9:27 pm Comment awaiting approval

    Incredible tons of wonderful knowledge!
    https://www.waltcoexpress.com/
    legitimate canadian mail order pharmacies
    online pharmacies canada
    online pharmacy canada
    london drugs canada

  • Reply LucasRasty April 9, 2019 at 11:33 pm Comment awaiting approval

    You’ve made your position extremely well.!
    https://www.waltcoexpress.com/
    prescription prices comparison
    online pharmacies canada
    canadian online pharmacy
    canadian pharmacies without an rx

  • Reply LucasRasty April 10, 2019 at 1:38 am Comment awaiting approval

    You explained this terrifically.
    https://www.interlandchemie.com/
    pharmacy prices
    canada drugs
    canada drug
    canadian pharmacies without an rx

  • Reply LucasRasty April 10, 2019 at 3:44 am Comment awaiting approval

    Many thanks. I enjoy this!
    https://www.lunarciel.com/
    mexican pharmacies shipping to usa
    canadianpharmacy
    canada pharmacy online orders
    north west pharmacy canada

  • Reply LucasRasty April 10, 2019 at 5:50 am Comment awaiting approval

    Cheers, Very good stuff.
    https://www.waltcoexpress.com/
    best canadian mail order pharmacies
    canada online pharmacies
    medical information online
    canada pharmaceutical online ordering

  • Reply LucasRasty April 10, 2019 at 7:56 am Comment awaiting approval

    Regards. Helpful information!
    https://www.lunarciel.com/
    drugstore online
    canadian online pharmacy
    canada drug pharmacy
    global pharmacy canada

  • Reply LucasRasty April 10, 2019 at 10:01 am Comment awaiting approval

    Thank you. I like this.
    https://www.dunamisproductions.com/
    canadapharmacy
    canada pharmacy
    online canadian pharcharmy
    north west pharmacy canada

  • Reply LucasRasty April 10, 2019 at 12:07 pm Comment awaiting approval

    You revealed this adequately!
    https://www.waltcoexpress.com/
    canada pharmacies
    canadian online pharmacy
    prescription online
    london drugs canada

  • Reply LucasRasty April 10, 2019 at 2:15 pm Comment awaiting approval

    Fantastic postings. Thanks a lot!
    https://www.waltcoexpress.com/
    mexican pharmacies
    canadian pharmacies that ship to us
    trust pharmacy canada
    canadian pharmacies

  • Reply LucasRasty April 10, 2019 at 4:26 pm Comment awaiting approval

    Fantastic posts. Regards.
    https://www.visitwaushara.com/
    prescription drug cost
    canadian pharmacies
    pharmacy price comparison
    trust pharmacy canada

  • Reply LucasRasty April 10, 2019 at 6:39 pm Comment awaiting approval

    Great stuff. Regards!
    https://www.lunarciel.com/
    canada drug pharmacy
    canada drugs
    pharmacy online store
    canada drugs online

  • Reply LucasRasty April 10, 2019 at 8:49 pm Comment awaiting approval

    You actually explained this terrifically.
    https://www.dunamisproductions.com/
    board of pharmacy
    canada pharmacy
    online drugstore
    london drugs canada

  • Reply LucasRasty April 10, 2019 at 10:56 pm Comment awaiting approval

    Many thanks! Ample knowledge.

    https://www.waltcoexpress.com/
    medical information online
    canada drug
    online prescription drugs
    canada drug

  • Reply LucasRasty April 11, 2019 at 1:05 am Comment awaiting approval

    Nicely voiced indeed! !
    https://www.dunamisproductions.com/
    walgreens pharmacy
    top rated canadian pharmacies online
    canada drug pharmacy
    online pharmacies canada

  • Reply LucasRasty April 11, 2019 at 3:16 am Comment awaiting approval

    Appreciate it! An abundance of posts.

    https://www.dunamisproductions.com/
    online pharmacy without a prescription
    canada pharmacy online
    canadian pharmacy meds
    aarp approved canadian online pharmacies

  • Reply LucasRasty April 11, 2019 at 5:26 am Comment awaiting approval

    You revealed this superbly.
    https://www.interlandchemie.com/
    best canadian online pharmacy
    canadian pharmacy
    canadian pharma companies
    canadian online pharmacies

  • Reply LucasRasty April 11, 2019 at 7:36 am Comment awaiting approval

    You actually stated that terrifically!
    https://www.interlandchemie.com/
    mexican online pharmacies
    canadian pharmacy
    drug costs
    canadian pharmacies-24h

  • Reply LucasRasty April 11, 2019 at 9:46 am Comment awaiting approval

    Lovely write ups. Thanks a lot.
    https://www.visitwaushara.com/
    canadianpharmacy
    canada pharmaceuticals online
    online discount pharmacy
    canadian online pharmacy

  • Reply LucasRasty April 11, 2019 at 11:57 am Comment awaiting approval

    Thanks a lot, Wonderful information!
    https://www.dunamisproductions.com/
    meds online
    aarp approved canadian online pharmacies
    buy online prescription drugs
    canada pharmacy

  • Reply LucasRasty April 11, 2019 at 4:25 pm Comment awaiting approval

    Regards, Valuable information.
    https://www.lunarciel.com/
    canadian pharmacies
    canada drugs
    discount pharmacy
    canadian pharmaceuticals online

  • Reply LucasRasty April 11, 2019 at 6:37 pm Comment awaiting approval

    Beneficial content. Thanks a lot!
    https://www.waltcoexpress.com/
    prescription cost
    northwest pharmacy
    buy prescription drugs from canada
    canada pharmacy online

  • Reply LucasRasty April 11, 2019 at 8:48 pm Comment awaiting approval

    You said this adequately!
    https://www.visitwaushara.com/
    canadian drug store
    online pharmacies of canada
    canadian prescription drugs
    canadian online pharmacy

  • Reply LucasRasty April 11, 2019 at 10:57 pm Comment awaiting approval

    Cheers, Ample tips!

    https://www.dunamisproductions.com/
    rx price comparison
    global pharmacy canada
    top rated online canadian pharmacies
    canada pharmaceutical online ordering

  • Reply LucasRasty April 12, 2019 at 1:12 am Comment awaiting approval

    Thank you. I appreciate this!
    https://www.lunarciel.com/
    legitimate canadian mail order pharmacies
    canada pharmacy
    online drugs
    canadian online pharmacy

  • Reply LucasRasty April 12, 2019 at 3:23 am Comment awaiting approval

    Incredible all kinds of valuable data!
    https://www.lunarciel.com/
    prescription drugs without prior prescription
    global pharmacy canada
    best online canadian pharcharmy
    canada drugs online

  • Reply LucasRasty April 12, 2019 at 5:36 am Comment awaiting approval

    Nicely put, Thank you!
    https://www.visitwaushara.com/
    canadapharmacyonline com
    global pharmacy canada
    canadian pharmacy meds
    canadian cialis

  • Reply LucasRasty April 12, 2019 at 9:56 am Comment awaiting approval

    Cheers! Fantastic stuff.
    https://www.interlandchemie.com/
    trusted overseas pharmacies
    north west pharmacy canada
    canadian discount pharmacy
    canadian viagra

  • Reply LucasRasty April 12, 2019 at 12:03 pm Comment awaiting approval

    Amazing data. Thanks a lot!
    https://www.lunarciel.com/
    prescription without a doctor’s prescription
    canada pharmaceutical online ordering
    canadian pharmacy king
    canada pharmacy

  • Reply LucasRasty April 12, 2019 at 2:11 pm Comment awaiting approval

    Incredible many of superb information.
    https://www.dunamisproductions.com/
    drug stores near me
    canadian pharmaceuticals online
    prescription drugs canada
    canada pharmacy online

  • Reply LucasRasty April 12, 2019 at 4:23 pm Comment awaiting approval

    Great information. Appreciate it!
    https://www.lunarciel.com/
    online discount pharmacy
    canadian pharcharmy
    canada pharmacy online
    mexican pharmacies shipping to usa

  • Reply LucasRasty April 12, 2019 at 6:32 pm Comment awaiting approval

    With thanks. A good amount of advice!

    https://www.waltcoexpress.com/
    ed meds online
    canadian pharmacy online
    canadian pharmacy
    canada drugs online

  • Reply LucasRasty April 12, 2019 at 8:39 pm Comment awaiting approval

    Fine tips. With thanks!
    https://www.waltcoexpress.com/
    international pharmacies that ship to the usa
    aarp approved canadian online pharmacies
    canada drugs
    canada drug

  • Reply LucasRasty April 12, 2019 at 10:42 pm Comment awaiting approval

    Truly lots of very good info!
    https://www.visitwaushara.com/
    us pharmacy no prior prescription
    canada pharmacy online
    internet pharmacy
    canada drug

  • Reply LucasRasty April 13, 2019 at 12:45 am Comment awaiting approval

    This is nicely expressed. .
    https://www.lunarciel.com/
    drug costs
    canadian pharmacies without an rx
    canadian pharmacies top best
    canada pharmaceutical online ordering

  • Reply LucasRasty April 13, 2019 at 2:48 am Comment awaiting approval

    Whoa lots of good facts.
    https://www.visitwaushara.com/
    canadian online pharmacy reviews
    canada drugs
    canadian pharmacy without prescription
    canadian online pharmacy

  • Reply LucasRasty April 13, 2019 at 7:05 am Comment awaiting approval

    Superb content. Cheers!
    https://www.dunamisproductions.com/
    canadian pharmacy
    northwest pharmacy
    discount prescription drug
    online pharmacies of canada

  • Reply LucasRasty April 13, 2019 at 9:13 am Comment awaiting approval

    Regards, Lots of content.

    https://www.dunamisproductions.com/
    no 1 canadian pharcharmy online
    canadian online pharmacy
    rx price comparison
    northwest pharmacy

  • Reply LucasRasty April 13, 2019 at 11:21 am Comment awaiting approval

    Superb content, Many thanks.
    https://www.interlandchemie.com/
    canadian rx pharmacy online
    canadian pharcharmy
    canadian drug
    canadian pharmacies without an rx

  • Reply LucasRasty April 13, 2019 at 3:40 pm Comment awaiting approval

    Useful information. Cheers!
    https://www.waltcoexpress.com/
    best online canadian pharcharmy
    canada drugs online
    rx pharmacy
    canadian drugs

  • Reply LucasRasty April 13, 2019 at 5:50 pm Comment awaiting approval

    Terrific forum posts. Cheers.
    https://www.lunarciel.com/
    canadian pharmacies shipping to usa
    canadian pharcharmy
    best online canadian pharcharmy
    canadian pharmacies without an rx

  • Reply LucasRasty April 13, 2019 at 7:59 pm Comment awaiting approval

    Thanks! Quite a lot of postings!

    https://www.lunarciel.com/
    canadian meds
    canada pharmacy
    online canadian discount pharmacy
    mexican pharmacies shipping to usa

  • Reply LucasRasty April 13, 2019 at 10:08 pm Comment awaiting approval

    Many thanks. I value it.
    https://www.lunarciel.com/
    canadian drugstore reviews
    canadianpharmacy
    canadianpharmacy
    canadian viagra

  • Reply LucasRasty April 14, 2019 at 12:17 am Comment awaiting approval

    You actually revealed that perfectly.
    https://www.waltcoexpress.com/
    canadian pharmacy reviews
    canadian pharmacies
    best non prescription online pharmacies
    online pharmacies canada

  • Reply LucasRasty April 14, 2019 at 2:28 am Comment awaiting approval

    Nicely put, Regards!
    https://www.interlandchemie.com/
    ed meds online
    canada pharmacy
    no prescription pharmacies
    london drugs canada

  • Reply LucasRasty April 14, 2019 at 4:40 am Comment awaiting approval

    Awesome advice. With thanks.
    https://www.waltcoexpress.com/
    ed meds online
    canadian pharmacy
    canadian pharmacy king
    northwestpharmacy

  • Reply LucasRasty April 14, 2019 at 6:54 am Comment awaiting approval

    Cheers. Fantastic stuff!
    https://www.dunamisproductions.com/
    top rated canadian pharmacies online
    online pharmacies canada
    canadian drugstore reviews
    canadian pharmacy online

  • Reply LucasRasty April 14, 2019 at 9:09 am Comment awaiting approval

    Nicely voiced indeed. !
    https://www.dunamisproductions.com/
    online canadian pharmacy
    canada pharmacy
    canadian drug stores online
    canada drugs

  • Reply LucasRasty April 14, 2019 at 11:24 am Comment awaiting approval

    Awesome info, With thanks.
    https://www.lunarciel.com/
    pharmacy prices compare
    canada pharmaceutical online ordering
    costco pharmacy pricing
    canada pharmacy

  • Reply LucasRasty April 14, 2019 at 1:39 pm Comment awaiting approval

    Lovely material. Thanks!
    https://www.waltcoexpress.com/
    discount pharmaceuticals
    canadian pharmacies that ship to us
    mexican pharmacies
    online pharmacies canada

  • Reply LucasRasty April 14, 2019 at 3:53 pm Comment awaiting approval

    Wonderful forum posts. Many thanks!
    https://www.dunamisproductions.com/
    prescription drug price comparison
    trust pharmacy canada
    pharmacy price compare
    canadian drugs

  • Reply LucasRasty April 14, 2019 at 6:10 pm Comment awaiting approval

    Very good forum posts. Kudos!
    https://www.lunarciel.com/
    discount pharmacy online
    canadian pharmacy online
    highest rated canadian pharmacies
    canada pharmacy

  • Reply LucasRasty April 14, 2019 at 8:23 pm Comment awaiting approval

    Helpful content. With thanks.
    https://www.visitwaushara.com/
    canadian pharmacies that ship to us
    canadian pharmacies without an rx
    ed meds online
    canada online pharmacies

  • Reply LucasRasty April 14, 2019 at 10:37 pm Comment awaiting approval

    Wonderful material. Many thanks!
    https://www.dunamisproductions.com/
    cialis canadian pharmacy
    canadian pharmacies-24h
    cheap canadian drugs
    canadian pharmacy

  • Reply LucasRasty April 15, 2019 at 12:51 am Comment awaiting approval

    Regards, Quite a lot of material!

    https://www.visitwaushara.com/
    drugs for sale
    canada pharmacy
    mexican pharmacy online
    canadian cialis

  • Reply LucasRasty April 15, 2019 at 3:06 am Comment awaiting approval

    You actually mentioned that superbly.
    https://www.interlandchemie.com/
    buy prescription drugs canada
    trust pharmacy canada
    best online pharmacy
    northwestpharmacy

  • Reply LucasRasty April 15, 2019 at 5:23 am Comment awaiting approval

    Seriously loads of very good advice!
    https://www.dunamisproductions.com/
    drugs for sale
    canadian online pharmacies
    canadian drugstore reviews
    canada online pharmacies

  • Reply LucasRasty April 15, 2019 at 7:39 am Comment awaiting approval

    Thanks. Plenty of write ups.

    https://www.dunamisproductions.com/
    online rx pharmacy
    canada pharmacy
    canadian cialis
    canadian online pharmacies

  • Reply LucasRasty April 15, 2019 at 9:56 am Comment awaiting approval

    Effectively spoken without a doubt. !
    https://www.visitwaushara.com/
    prescription drug cost
    canadian pharcharmy
    online pharmacy without a prescription
    london drugs canada

  • Reply LucasRasty April 15, 2019 at 12:11 pm Comment awaiting approval

    Cheers! Loads of info.

    https://www.visitwaushara.com/
    online discount pharmacy
    canadian pharmacies that ship to us
    no prescription pharmacies
    canadian cialis

  • Reply LucasRasty April 15, 2019 at 2:26 pm Comment awaiting approval

    Regards! I enjoy this!
    https://www.lunarciel.com/
    pharmacy tech
    canadian pharmacies-24h
    mexican pharmacy online medications
    north west pharmacy canada

  • Reply LucasRasty April 15, 2019 at 4:45 pm Comment awaiting approval

    Valuable facts. Appreciate it!
    https://www.interlandchemie.com/
    cheap drugs online
    mexican pharmacies shipping to usa
    canadian drugs without prescription
    canadianpharmacy

  • Reply LucasRasty April 15, 2019 at 7:02 pm Comment awaiting approval

    Position clearly regarded..
    https://www.dunamisproductions.com/
    my canadian pharmacy
    canada pharmacy
    mexican pharmacy online medications
    canadian viagra

  • Reply LucasRasty April 15, 2019 at 9:18 pm Comment awaiting approval

    You made the point!
    http://canadianpharmacyntx.com/
    pharmacy online mexico
    canada pharmacy online
    top rated canadian pharmacies online
    canadian drugs

  • Reply LucasRasty April 15, 2019 at 11:26 pm Comment awaiting approval

    With thanks. I value this.
    http://www.canadianpharmacymsn.com/
    pharmacy online mexico
    canadian pharmacy
    approved canadian pharmacies online
    canada pharmacy online

  • Reply LucasRasty April 16, 2019 at 1:33 am Comment awaiting approval

    You definitely made your point.
    http://www.canadianpharmacymsn.com/
    canadian drug store
    mexican pharmacies shipping to usa
    best non prescription online pharmacies
    canada pharmaceuticals online

  • Reply LucasRasty April 16, 2019 at 3:42 am Comment awaiting approval

    Regards, I value it.
    http://talahicc.com/
    canadian pharmacy king
    canadianpharmacy
    canadian prescription drugs
    global pharmacy canada

  • Reply LucasRasty April 16, 2019 at 5:52 am Comment awaiting approval

    Thanks a lot. Valuable stuff.
    http://www.canadianpharmacymsn.com/
    pharmacy without dr prescriptions
    canada pharmaceuticals online
    canadadrugs
    canadian viagra

  • Reply LucasRasty April 16, 2019 at 8:02 am Comment awaiting approval

    Amazing lots of excellent tips.
    http://canadianonlinepharmacynnm.com/
    24 hour pharmacy
    canada online pharmacies
    best non prescription online pharmacies
    top rated canadian pharmacies online

  • Reply LucasRasty April 16, 2019 at 10:12 am Comment awaiting approval

    You said it nicely..
    http://canadianpharmacysilo.com/
    pharmacy online store
    canadian cialis
    canadapharmacy com
    northwestpharmacy

  • Reply LucasRasty April 16, 2019 at 12:22 pm Comment awaiting approval

    Useful content. Thanks a lot!
    http://canadianpharmacysilo.com/
    canadian drugstore reviews
    canadian drugs
    canadian drug store
    canadian pharmaceuticals online

  • Reply LucasRasty April 16, 2019 at 2:34 pm Comment awaiting approval

    Many thanks, I like this.
    https://nicktambone.com/
    canadian pharmacies without prescriptions
    aarp approved canadian online pharmacies
    northwest pharmacy
    north west pharmacy canada

  • Leave a Reply