It takes a good amount of resources to create an article of clothing, which in turn creates a considerable opportunity to abuse the number of natural resources that goes into that article of clothing.
Rest easy. There are plenty of green savvy clothing companies that are serious about minimizing their impact on the environment. Here are five worth mentioning.
Edun was founded by U2 front-man Bono and Ali Hewson. All of the production efforts are in the spirit of supporting Africa’s economy, where the majority of the construction material originates.
Stella McCartney lays its foundation on producing only animal free products. Stella McCartney uses wind energy to power its stores, and the buildings are constructed using certified sustainable wood and other recyclable materials.
If you know your Greek, it should come as no surprise that Amour Vert is serious about the environment. Translated as “ Green Love,” Amour Vert promotes zero-waste manufacturing and prides itself in producing its products exclusively in America. Amour Vert uses only non-toxic dyes and sustainable fibers in its clothing.
Helmed by Britt Cosgrove and Marina Polo, Svilu focuses on a minimalist’s approach to the manufacturing of its products. All products are locally sourced, and Svilu prides itself in reusing materials in the production of new clothing products in an effort to minimalize waste.
United by Blue
It’s probably no surprise that United by Blue is solely dedicated to the cleaning up and preserving the planet’s waterways. The company takes a more direct approach, too. For every product sold, United by Blue is committed to removing one pound of trash from the world’s oceans. Furthermore, the company uses only recyclable material in the construction of its products.
There are plenty of other green clothing companies to consider, but this list is certainly well rounded enough to give you some options. Regardless of which company you choose, you can rest easy knowing that big resource users like clothing manufacturers have caught the “green” bug, and are making immense strides in the eco-manufacturing of clothing.