The Sustainability Edit
Shopping conscious collections is more important than ever. From B Corp Certifications to the latest innovations in fabrics, these are the names to know.
B Corp Certification
Companies that strive to make strides in the sustainability sphere often vie for a B Corp Certification. But what does that mean? The designation is bestowed upon businesses that meet exacting standards for their social and environmental impacts. That can include everything from employee benefits and charitable giving to supply chain practices and input materials – making it a feather in any company’s cap.
At Frank & Eileen, a female-led California-based brand, their goal is complete transparency from cotton field to factory. In fact, you can trace your top right back to where the cotton seed was first planted.
Faithful The Brand takes an equally conscious approach with special attention paid to community-based commitments, favouring locally produced materials, and investing in give-back programs and responsible packaging.
Fashion footprints can be calculated in many ways, but fabric plays a large part. As the focus on sustainability continues to grow, designers are looking to boundary pushing alternatives to disrupt the status quo.
At Bella Dahl, their signature Tencel fibers are spun from certified wood sources, which are both compostable and biodegradable. As sensuous as silk, with all the effortlessness of casual cotton, it’s an alternative that reduces environmental impact while continuing to strike a chord with refined fashion lovers.
With an eye to the future, Munthe has stepped up their environmental efforts too. “Munthe More Responsible” badges adorn the silhouettes on their site that are produced from organic cotton or recycled materials.
Investing in people is just as important as investing in the planet. Working with local artisans, adhering to fair trade principles, and helping others by investing in worthy causes are equally important in the push towards a sustainable future.
Apiece Apart takes a multi-pronged approach to tackle the dichotomy that is sustainability and style. By donating 1% of all online sales to Everytown, planting trees with every purchase, implementing cut-to-order production, developing a regenerative cotton partnership, and launching a resale channel, they set the bar high for environmental excellence.