Following on from eco fabrics, here’s a run down of fashion brands, flying the flag for ethical clothing. Green is in, and looking good!
One of green fashion’s highstreet pioneers, Goodone was one of the first eco-labels to be stocked by Topshop. They have recently collaborated with Tesco to create a range made entirely from recycled roll ends and factory waste.
People Tree began in 1991 as the pioneer of Fair Trade Fashion internationally. Their products are made to the highest Fair Trade and environmental standards from start to finish, consistently proving that it is possible to wear stylish, exciting and affordable fashion, at the same time as respecting people and planet.
A true ethical clothing innovator, and a tireless campaigner for the use of organic cotton, London based designer Katherine Hamnett has been doling out wearable catchphrases like “Choose Life,” and “No War,” and since 1983. After a visit to Mali, the designer saw first hand the devastating effects of the conventional cotton industry, and vowed to help drive the demand for the organic alternative. Katherine Hamnett
One of fashion’s most ethical crusaders, Stella McCartney proves that fashion can be fair, without sacrificing style. She has long been a champion for ethical fashion, refusing to use animal products including fur and leather, and in 2009 launched her first Eco collection made from organic materials.
Combining cutting edge fashion with faultless ethical policies, Dutch brand Kuyichi use 100% organic cotton from Peruvian farmers who they encourage to become shareholders so that they may share responsibilities and profits.
Edun, Founded in 2005 by Bono and his wife Ali Hewson, EDUN specialises in organic clothing, graphic tees, and eco clothing with a mission to drive sustainable employment in developing economies.