Sustainable fashion is in and the future looks bright — we couldn’t be more excited!
No longer considered a trend, eco-friendly clothing is slowly becoming a fashion staple and with it, an array of ethically sourced products is taking over the market.
With the fashion industry making up more than 10% of the global carbon emissions, we desperately need sustainable efforts to reverse climate change and save our planet.
Whether it’s by underpaying workers or using non-biodegradable materials that end up in the oceans and landfills, fast fashion is detrimental not only to our ecosystem but also to our communities.
The good news is that more and more fashion businesses are stepping up to maintain a social and environmental responsibility within their practices.
Ethically-sourced materials and sustainable supplies have become pertinent to the discussion of producing quality eco-friendly products in several fashion houses.
But all that glitters is not gold, even when it comes to sustainable practices. With many greenwashing claims circulating, it’s sometimes difficult to figure out which brands are genuinely making an effort to go green with their products.
After all, none of us wants to fall for marketing tactics filled with misleading images and deceiving “green” business slogans.
So, we did the homework and made a list of six eco-friendly suggestions for your sustainable shopping goals in 2021.
Here we go!
1. Standard Baggu Bags
Every shopper needs their handy shopping bag. It’s the yin to our yang. And what could be better than owning an ethically sourced tote, patched together with vibrant leftover fabrics? Nothing!
The standard Baggu bags come in various, colourful designs, customized to complement any personality. You can easily order one from Amazon and take it to the grocery store, the mall, the beach — you name it!
One bag can hold up to three plastic bags worth of items and it’s foldable for when you’re on the go.
Say goodbye to the unorganised overflow of plastic bags under your cabinet and hello to the reusable, handy, and insanely cute Baggu bags!
2. Levi’s Women’s 711 Skinny Jeans
If you want to make a fashion and climate statement, the Levi’s 711 skinny jeans can help you deliver both.
We might love the classiness and versatility of denim wear, but the global jeans production takes a detrimental toll on our water supply.
Companies use thousands of gallons of water to create a single pair of jeans.
As poor water management worsens the impacts of climate change, we must decrease heavy water use to contain this issue.
Well, Levi’s took the initiative to challenge this obstacle with its Water<Less collection. To make the jeans in this product line, they employ up to 96% less of the water typically used for denim production.
And since they are such an established quality brand, this classic addition to your wardrobe is sure to stick with you for a good number of years.
3. Vera Bradley Weekender Travel Bag
This floral Weekender bag, showcasing the brand’s signature style, is one of the many products featured in Vera Bradley’s ReActive Collection. Produced from recycled water bottles, this consciously created catalogue includes backpacks, totes, cosmetic bags, and more.
Each Weekender bag is made with 22 recycled bottles and it’s water-repellent, durable, and lightweight.
As for design touches, the travel bag has custom pockets, a padded laptop compartment, and a trolley sleeve, making it perfect for your much-awaited 2021 trips!
We love Vera Bradley’s mission to reuse plastic and make the world cleaner one flowery bag at a time.
4. TOMS Multi Floral Espadrille
What’s more fitting for summer outings than a pair of colourful and comfy espadrilles?
Well, their vegan equivalent!
Through its One for One business model, TOMS provides shoes to children in need, sight-saving treatments, and clean water in 6 countries every time an item from their relevant collection is purchased.
What’s more, the brand is fair labour-certified and uses eco-friendly materials and processes to produce their items.
And if that’s not enough to convince you, these artisanal-inspired espadrilles are 100% vegan, they have an elastic gore for easy on-and-off, and a rubber outsole for rigid support.
With stores in both Dubai and Abu Dhabi, this footwear choice is a must for your long summer walks and green wardrobe goals!
5. Kjaer Weis Invisible Touch Liquid Foundation
Of course, your look wouldn’t be complete without a luxurious foundation made from top-tier organic and pure ingredients.
This Kjaer Weis liquid foundation provides long-lasting and skin-matching coverage, while helping your skin heal and radiate thanks to a selection of organic extracts.
It comes in 24 shades and recyclable packaging, and it’s also certified organic and vegan. The ingredients used are grown without any chemical exposure and the formula is free of alcohol, parabens, and gluten. Only the best for your skin!
6. GUPPYFRIEND Micro Waste Washing Bag
Since sustainable fashion is a relatively new thing, our wardrobes inevitably include some not so earth-friendly garments. We may not be able to part with them just yet, but what we should consider is the microfibre pollution they cause with every washing.
You see, every time we do laundry, plastic particles, known as microfibres, are washed off synthetic textiles and then released into our wastewater treatment plants that can’t filter them, thus generating up to 35% of the plastic that pollutes our oceans.
Even worse, they are also consumed by animals, which can lead to health problems impacting the entire food chain.
Guppyfriend washing bags are created to capture toxic microfibres and keep them from entering our ecosystems.
This is an easy way to combat plastic pollution and clean our waterways, simply by adopting a new habit.
All you have to do is place your synthetic clothing into the bag and wash like usual. No need to toss in non-synthetic products such as cotton, linen, or bamboo fibre clothing.
As consumers, we need to remember that our choices have the power to determine the future of our planet and communities. We can make a change by shifting our purchasing habits and attention to sustainable fashion items and eco-friendly products.
We hope this list of sustainable supplies gives you some inspiration for your next green purchase and the steps you can take today to build a better tomorrow.
At WILD FABRIK, we believe that fashion is a universal language through which we communicate who we are and what we stand for. With our blog entries we aim to provide you an elegant guide to a sustainable lifestyle, packed with our experience, knowledge, and continuous research on sustainability matters. Driven by our passion for all things green, we hope to inspire you to be your own label and make conscious choices that look — and feel —good. Is there something you’re particularly interested in reading from us? Drop us an email and let us know!
At WILD FABRIK, we believe that fashion is a universal language through which we communicate who we are and what we stand for. With our blog entries we aim to provide you an elegant guide to a sustainable lifestyle, packed with our experience, knowledge, and continuous research on sustainability matters. Driven by our passion for all things green, we hope to inspire you to be your own label and make conscious choices that look — and feel —good.
Is there something you’re particularly interested in reading from us? Drop us an email and let us know!