Previously, we looked at some of the greenest fashion brands in the UK, so it’s only fair that we move on to sustainable clothing brands in the US. Every year, billions of garments are bought all over the US, many of which end up in the garbage a few months later. If we can potentially convert even 0.1 percent of the people to start looking for sustainable clothing, we’re looking at potentially millions of pieces of clothing either being re-used or being recycled every single year. To get started, here we have a look at America’s top 7 eco friendly fashion brands.
If you’re looking for clothing that is premium and eco friendly at the same time, then you can’t go wrong with Eileen Fisher. The brand is well known for providing its workers with fair wages throughout the supply chain and is also dedicated to a greener environment by setting eco-friendly goals for itself every 5 years. With Eileen Fisher, you can always be sure to buy the best clothing and contribute towards a better environment at the same time.
Targeted toward the youth community (and some older people as well), Alternative Apparel uses only organic cotton and recycled material to produce casual clothing such as hoodies, leggings, and t-shirts. The company strives to use only recycled material and takes eco-friendliness to the next level by even producing packaging from recycled material and using no chemical dyes for any of their products. Most of the company’s clothing is unisex so you don’t have to worry about wandering off in the wrong section (Yes, we’ve all done it before).
A brand that goes beyond just using recyclable material and fair wages, Tentree is one of the most contributive sustainable clothing brands in the US. The company makes a significant difference in every purchase by planting not one, not two, but ten trees (hence the name “Tentrees”). The company has planted over 40 million trees by date and has set a goal for 2050 to plant 1 billion trees. The company also uses all organic materials for producing its clothing. The impact on the environment by this company is simply unimaginable.
The Classic T-Shirt Company
If you’re looking for a few casual t-shirts to wear then The Classic T-Shirt Company is a good option. These premium tees are made from certified organic cotton and are available for both men and women. The company also supports the movement against animal abuse and does not use any animals in its entire supply chain. Various customers have praised the company for its premium material and sustainable operations.
Threads 4 Thought
Threads 4 Thought have a unique way of being sustainable in their processes. One of the materials they use, the Lenzing Modal, is harvested from beech trees. The material is extracted from the Limbs of the Trees and they are never cut down. The material extracted is also reused and recycled during the process. The company also has acquired certifications from several foundations such as Fair Trade USA and WRAP.
Pact is one of the big boys in the list of sustainable clothing brands in the US. Garments created from organic cotton and harvested using responsible means, the company ensures that not only are its products made from sustainable premium material but also its supply chain is free from irresponsible practices.
Probably the most unique in this list, Vera Bradley’s ReActive collection is a sustainable brand statement that focuses on creating bags from recycled plastic bottles. The company strives to resolve the water bottle problem that has been polluting cities across the world. The company also created a recycled polyester fabric that is just as good as its non-recycled counterpart. To top it off, the company also uses neutral dyes for adding color to their products.