Ok to start, I must state the obvious – I do not do the best job about ONLY wearing brands that are eco-friendly, sustainably made and safe for my body. In fact I’ve just started to learn that just like beauty products, clothing can contain yucky stuff as well. I’ve started to pay more attention to brands that are doing their part to make clothing safer and that are easier on the environment too. Good news! There are so many brands out there that are eco-friendly/organic/sustainable/locally sourced/made from recycled materials…the list goes on. This post is a little spotlight on a few brands that I’ve come to love, not only because of their ethics, methods and standards of safety, but also because their clothing is freaking awesome. Lolë, Everlane, Allbirds, and The North Face to name a few.
Lolë is a Canadian activewear brand (stands for “Live Out Loud Everyday”) and you can bet they know outerwear… because, well, it’s cold in Canada. The Maria Jacket pictured is small but mighty – it’s super thin, lightweight, but oh-so warm and packs down into a small pouch. It is literally the coziest! What I love about this brand is that all of their jackets have a super flattering (non-bulky) fit. I’m also carrying the Lolë Quilted Lily Bag which is the ultimate tote. Translation: it turns into a backpack, has a yoga mat holding compartment, shoe compartment, tons of other compartments (would also be a great diaper bag).
Shop all Lolë jackets HERE.
They also recently launched their mens collection
Also Wearing (also eco-friendly)
Allbirds says no to the use of petroleum in their soles and has resorted to Mother Nature. These shoes are INSANELY comfortable – like walking on clouds and made from natural materials (sugar, cardboard, wool, castor bean oil, recycled bottles, trees….) Allbirds also make an amazing gift for your guy and my toddler also has them too – “smallbirds“… I can’t even!
A few months ago Everlane (you may remember this brand from this post) launched their ReNew line which is “outwear with an outlook”. Everlane has given a second life to three million plastic bottles to create the ReNew line. How they actually did this is beyond me, but the result is a super warm and cozy line that I can feel good about wearing.
More Eco-Friendly/Sustainable Brands to Try:
Reformation (seriously cool dresses)
Alternative Apparel (great loungwear and basics)
Rag & Bone (fave splurge brand for shoes)
Matt & Nat (handbags)
Patagonia (no introduction needed)
Rothy’s (comfiest flats ever)
Eileen Fisher (simple, beautiful, timeless clothing)
Let me know your favorites that I may have missed in the comments!!