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Fashioning the ‘Green’ way with Eco-friendly Clothing

By Meghna G on September 27th, 2016

Fashioning the ‘Green’ way with Eco-friendly Clothing

Fashion Green

Sustainable fashion, or eco- fashion, is a growing trend among the recent years, also known as ‘ethical’ fashion, this means that fashion is taking an initiative towards a environment friendly approach. Due to the harmful effects of chemically enhanced fabrics or man-made fabrics being non-degradable, it is adding to the harm of nature!. Few brands have taken the positive initiative in their clothing to use natural or organic fabric and techniques, which is also an inspiration to others. Here are few noteworthy brands from around the world that have created an impact towards supporting the nature.

Do u speak Green ?

Speak Green

 

The brand with the mission to see a world with breathable fabrics and unpolluted environment, with authentic eco-friendly clothing at affordable ranges. They aim not only to provide you with fashion that appeals to your eyes, but also to your heart. They use sustainable blends of organic cotton, bamboo and modal. With the composition of natural textiles and sustainable methods, they have posed as an inspiration to many brands out there. Uniting your sense of aesthetics with your sense of ethics this brand will guarantee safety to your skin and the environment.

Amour Vert

Amourvert

The term ‘ amour vert ‘ stands for Green love, the brand believes in using non toxic dyes and sensuous fabrics, with techniques that are environment friendly and natural. They claim that after realising the harm fashion is causing to the environment, as entrepreneurs they took the opportunity to provide fashion with a more contemporary trend and with a zeal to develop ethical and sustainable products that are eco-friendly. They use soft and breathable fabrics that are sensuous to feel and naturally made, like modal, organic cotton, merino wool, linen, Indian silk, etc. With the passion to offer innovative techniques and with a combination of enduring style.

People Tree

people tree

The UK based brand is known for its goods made ethically and sustainably. They claim to make garments that are a living blueprint of our values, they believe that fashion needs to stand against exploitation of the earth, and they are proud to make a difference towards supporting the environment, they go much further than corporate responsibility or social ethics but also to alleviate poverty. Using fabrics like organic cottons and textiles, they developed the first integrated supply chain for organic cotton from farm to final product. And products made by  artisans and producers who work to fair trade standards.

Mata traders

Mata Traders

 

The US based brand, with a bond towards India has evolved as ‘mata traders’ where mata stands for ‘mother’, a tribute to female creative power. The products are made by artisans in India and Nepal, using traditional and ethical means of production. With the aim to end global poverty and inspire ethical companies in the fashion Industry. These colourful textiles are made using natural techniques and range in techniques such as embroideries and block prints.

Zady

Zady

The US based brand is known for its transparency in production, it recognizes the issues in the system behind mistreated labour and the harmful & toxic elements in clothing within the fashion Industry. Stressing on finding a better way, they portray as a destination for conscious consumers. For natural and ethical techniques and ethical labour practises, this brand uses natural materials with a stylish outlook of ethical fashion, they have curated a collection that respects the planet and the people.

Pact apparel

Pact

Based in US, the pact apparel is known for its motto to make the world a better place. The brand goes to great lengths to make sure their every process, from being manufactured, to produced or harvested, the process is clean and responsible towards the environment. Their products are naturally produced and 100 percent cotton, and are also luxurious to feel and touch. The product is healthy for the environment as well as for you.

Indigenous clothing

indigenous clothing

The brand represent organic clothing as its main aim, it produces and sells organic clothing for men and women. Each product goes through a set of intricate work done by skilled artisans, using traditional and natural techniques. Their aim is not only to support ethically made fashion but also to support talented artisans, with attention to high end detailing and skilled techniques. The brand uses organic cotton, and low impact dyes to ensure its positive impact on the wearer as well as to the environment.

Shift to nature

Shift Nature

The Australian based brand is known for its commitment to the sustainable and ethical means of production of material. It uses some of the best eco-clothing and naturally produced products. They use organic cotton, and bamboo, hemp etc and other sustainable textiles that are not harmful to the environment. Most of their products are made in organic cotton and are luxurious to wear and feel. They stand as a guard to nature to protect it from harmful effects of industries. They believe that eco-friendly materials are the ultimate to fashion.

 Indigreen

Indigreen

This eco-friendly brand from India screams out quirky bollywood themed eco-friendly fashion. Their concept uses organic cotton & raw materials and hand painted Indian motifs and movie posters from popular films. Their motto is that wearing sustainable clothing does not restrict us from wearing quirky or exciting fashion. Their approach to sustainable fashion is very hep and enthusiastic, and they believe that it is necessary to protect the environment as well as provide fashionable clothing.

Brain tree clothing

Braintree

A natural clothing company based from UK is known for having a simple philosophy to not only make beautiful and timeless fashion but also to simultaneously care for the environment. They have a policy to respect not only the environment but also to respect the workers and hence ensures the proper ethical system of production towards the worker as well as towards its responsibility towards the environment to provide sustainable fashion.

Wallis Evera

wallis

The Canadian based clothing brand uses fabrics that are not only sustainable and biodegradable but also that are carefully chosen for their comfort and feel. The company uses hemp as a foundation and 100 percent organic fabrics, blended with modern fabrics. Wallis Evera is known to create a name that not only speaks fashion but also inspires a positive change among the people.

No nasties

No Nasties

The Indian based organic fashion brand is set out to have a fair trade and an ethical approach to fashion. Their motto is to avoid any wrong methods of business and simply follow a clean chart of order. They provide trendy t-shirts, with not just style but a message of awareness to protect the environment. They use creative graphics to spread messages and use organic cottons and natural fabrics in their process to save the planet.

Eileen Fisher

elileen-fisher

The US based brand is known for its use of organic cotton and fair trade methods, with high salary to workers. The dyes used are met with the organic textile standard, and the cotton is 100 percent cotton. It uses moral terms with its employee base and natural textiles for production, mostly known for its use of organic linen cotton. Apart from their commitment to the environment they also cater to a minimal design aesthetic. Their goal is not only to cater to the fashion front but also to be responsible to the environment.

UV & W

Uvw

The Indian based brand is known well for promoting that one of the steps toward saving the planet is by buying eco-friendly clothing. It is one the first Indian based brands to market organic cotton clothing. Certifiably known for its use of safe fabrics that are environment friendly & safe on the skin. They use organic cotton and other textiles that have a positive impact on the skin as well as the environment.

Industry of all nations

indusrty Nations

The US based company is known for being founded with the zeal to rethink the methods of production for consumer goods. They take manufacturing to the next step where the materials originate. With respect towards the planet and towards their workforce, they are determined to mix both environmental awareness and social awareness to promote a fair trade. They are known for their ethically produced clothing, use of organic cotton and 100 percent natural dyes.

Thread Harvest

thread

The aim of the brand is to search for  fashion that is inspiring and sends a positive message. They believe that fashion has great scope, to make a difference, to create awareness for fair trade and to protect the environment. They are known for their ethical methods and use of organic cotton, they promote fashion that is sustainable and biodegradable.

Bhu:sattva

BHU

Bhu:sattva is based from India., it is known for its ethical behaviour towards the earth and its goal is to create an awareness among people about sustainability and organic fabrics. It ensures a fair trade policy and respect to the workforce. Its name itself connects to the earth, as its essence, Some of the fibres used by them are hemp, bamboo, organic cotton etc, textiles that are biodegradable and cause no harm to the environment. Even the techniques that are used in the process is paying homage to the skilled and talented artisans. They aim to preserve the environment and to continue with spreading awareness to the people that fashion can be friendly too.

Made Fair

made-fair

The US based brand stands against fast fashion, promoting sustainable and durable fashion that is made with a secure process causing no harm to the environment. It puts together style and sustainability all together. It believes that fashion should be not compromise to harmful techniques and fast methods, with its impact fashion can make a major difference if properly directed.

Naja

naja

This eco-conscious lingerie is concerned not just about beauty and elegance but also to support social cause of women empowerment and work ethics, It speaks for fashion to be natural and safe to wear. They believe that every clothing one wears should not only make you feel beautiful but also that gives you an initiative to save the planet. They have the desire to make the world a better place by making a difference. Each of their products are made with passion, gentle care and with a sense of design.

Tvach

tvach

This Indian based apparel brand is known for creating eco- friendly and sustainable fabric clothing, It uses organic and skin-friendly fibres that has no harmful effect on the skin or to the earth. With designs that are modern and pristine, the work done is intricate with ethical labour Being from an Indian background, the brand uses quiet a number of traditional processes and dye techniques for their products.

 

 

Indigenous-Exclusive Store for organic clothing

By Anny on May 31st, 2013

Indigenous isa one-stop shop for all organic, eco-friendly and fair trade fashion ranges. It has a complete range of clothing for men, women specially crafted by skilled artisansacross the globe.  Their aim is to preserve and encouragethe age old skills of local artisans and provide a fair trade platform for them to sell theirproducts. It also encourages natural and organic materials and dyes with an equal mission emphasis on people as well as the planet

Indigenous-Exclusive Store for organic clothing

Its founders Scott Leonard and Matt Reynolds have been in the business since 1994 and have been using a whole lot of organic fibers such as organic cotton, Merino wool, silk and Alpaca, with the silk obtained from a safe extraction process that doesn’t harm the silkworm. They use natural dyes which are free from chemical toxins and pollution linked manufacturing processes. All their yarns and dyeing processes are compliant with Global Organic Textile standards (GOTS) and they ensure that all their associated mills are run and managed in an environmentally safe manner.

Indigenous is located in Santa Rosa California. You can purchasetheir products from their online store at the below link and can also check their latest collections.

Link:http://www.indigenous.com

The store offers a whole lot of vibrant clothing for men and women apart from a separate category for products on sale or for new additions.  You can also purchase accessories such as scarves and can also look for their gift choices. They also offer free shipping for all online orders by FedEx ground. Women can choose from cardigans, sweaters, dresses, tees, blouses and many more.  Men can choose from a whole lot of shirts and sweaters in various colors and size.  This s one store you need to check out if you are looking for some amazing designs usingsustainable materials.

AirDye – An Revolution in Fabric Dyeing

By Anny on April 13th, 2013

We all line in a colorful and vibrant world, with our clothing and interiors designed in a myriad of colors. The fact that almost all of the fabrics need to be dyed with the appropriate colors is something we all would quite agree with. As we get to become more conscious of our environment, there has been a spurt in the usage of natural fabrics and dyes. However, as we move towards optimizing our daily activities and reducing our dependence on natural resources and prevent over-usage wherever possible, let’s ponder to how much water would dyeing a fabric consume?

Air Dye – An Revolution in Fabric Dyeing

On an average, each fabric goes through several stages of dyeing, with an estimated 5-15 gallons of water required to dye a regular fabric with a single color. Considering the fact that water is scarcely available in our planet, with a vast majority of people without access to drinking water, it would quite be useful if we have a mechanism by which we can reduce the water consumption in dyeing of fabrics, or omit it all together. One such relevant way of saving water is by the revolutionary AirDye technology which eliminates the need for water while dyeing fabrics.

Going by an example from the water saver calculator on their site, a regular tee-shirt would cost 7.75 gallons of water when dried using traditional dyeing methods.

 

Air Dye is a technology from Colorep®, Inc. which is a California based company dealing with sustainable technologies for human life. The technology used air instead of water to apply dye on a surface, which can be a fabric or interiors. This does not damage the fabric and color etches into the fabric as good as any conventional form of dyeing. It also reduces waste and consumes up to 85% lesser energy when compared to conventional dyeing methods. It is already in use by brands as varied as Patagonia, Hunter Douglas, Julie Apple as well as renowned fashion house Costello Tagliapietra. Air Dye technology also suits print to order fabric dyeing and can be an asset to the fashion and apparel industry.

Air Dye – An Revolution in Fabric Dyeing

To know more, access the below link.

http://airdye.com/

Eco Friendly Clothing From Rapanui Clothing

By Anny on December 19th, 2012

The past decades have seen an increase in the usage of natural fibers in our clothing needs. They are environment friendly, degradable and require less energy while in production. One such international brand is Rapanui Clothing which not uses natural fibers for their ranges, but also uses renewable energy in its production units. Their units are powered by solar power and windmills, and deliver a vibrant and snazzy range of clothing which comes with a natural softness

Eco friendly clothing from Rapanui clothing

The range commits itself to being environment friendly and practices ethical fashion. The journey of their products can be traced right from its origin to the store, with a complete transparency of using eco-friendly material and practices in creating their products. They are also working with the European parliament to develop an eco-labeling system which would let consumers know as to how much environment friendly a product is.

The brand has a wide range of casual wear, which is made from natural fibers such as organic cotton, hem, Bamboo and recycled PET.  Their manufacturing facilities are powered by renewable energy sources, so you can be assured that your purchase is in harmony with nature.

You can view their collection on their website, and can also purchase online.  They have a wide range of casual wear for men and women, along with caps, shorts, socks and polo tees.  Their products come in all sizes and in a wide range of vibrant colors. If you still think that natural fiber and eco-clothing would be quite dull, this is one collection that’s going to prove you wrong. You can also buy a gift card and can give it as a gift for a special occasion.

The site also has a print shop feature where you can have your own design or logo printed on their range.

One advantage of using this label is that you get to choose from natural fibers, which are safe and do not involve harmful chemicals or animal tests. Using natural alternatives in our daily life is one way of showing our solidarity with the environment.

Their range is retailed across many stores and boutiques across UK. You can access the below link for more information on their retailers, or can use the store locator link in their site.

http://www.rapanuiclothing.com

Rapanui clothing is located in Isle of Wight, England. It had won the RSPCA (Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) award for maintaining production processes which do not involve cruelty to towards animals.

 

Bamboo Fiber- A new Trend in Eco-Friendly Clothing

By Anny on December 17th, 2012

All of us are familiar with bamboo- the tall shoots that decorate parks and gardens. Bamboo is actually a type of reed or grass and is known to grow fast,  requires very less water and often grows in bunches. Bamboo is widely used in handicrafts, agricultural implements, housing needs and in the manufacture of paper. Bamboo can also be used to generate a fiber which can be used for clothing needs.

Momo bamboo is a very coon variety of bamboo which is native to China, and is most suitable for obtaining fiber for clothing needs. The process involves using the bamboo leaves and the tender insides of the shoot to produce cellulose, which is then converted into fiber.

 

Bamboo sustains harsh weather conditions, and can also grow with litter irrigation. It’s a type of grass and would grow again if cut. In fact, some reaches indicate that the yield is much better in case of regular harvesting by cutting the top portion of the shoot. Bamboo also grows very fast, and in some cases has a yield in 8-10 weeks. Natural bamboo doesn’t require any fertilizers or manure. Many varieties of bamboo contain a natural antimicrobial agent which itself insulates the plant against common infections. All the above properties of bamboo have made it a very economically viable cash crop, and its being extensively cultivated even in regions with less rainfall. This makes it one good crop alternative in semi-arid areas, where water supply is scarce. Cultivation of bamboo not only gives an alternate fiber for our uses, but also provides a source of livelihood for farmers. It requires little care and maintenance and gives a yield many times more than cotton.

Let us look at the advantages of bamboo fibers:

1)      It has natural antibacterial properties which also make the plant resistant to common infections

2)      Its natural and biodegradable.

3)      Using bamboo fiber provides a living to bamboo cultivators, who often are from poor and arid regions, and cannot cultivate other cash crops.

4)      Bamboo fiber has a lot of tiny free spaces which allow the fabric to absorb moisture easily and also support ventilation. This makes clothing from bamboo fibers very cool, and non-sticky. On a broader viewpoint this makes them less allergenic, and more suited for the sensitive skin types.

5)      Its strong and at the same time can be easily spun. Often bamboo fiber is used as a whole, or is used in combination with other fibers such as cotton, hemp silk etc to give a blended fiber.

 

Most of bamboo fiber is cultivated and processed in China, with a Chinese firm Hebei Jigao Chemical Fiber Company holding a patent for a widely used form of bamboo fiber processing.

This fiber is now being used for many clothing needs, and is slowly forming an alternative to other plant and synthetic fibers.  Litrax AG, Switzerland has developed an environmentally safe technology while processing the bamboo into fiber and retaining all its inherent qualities.  This technology is one of the path breaking innovations in use of natural fibers by making their synthesis totally environmentally safe, and without the use of harmful chemical widely used in fabric manufacturing.

 

Vine.com -Your one Stop Eshop for Eco-Friendly Goods

By Anny on December 13th, 2012

Quidsi.com today launched vine.com which is an exclusive store for Eco-friendly products. You can now shop from thousands of Eco-friendly brands across a wide range of categories in the comfort of your home. All items are backed by Vine.com’s 365-day return guarantee policy.

Vine.com- Your one stop eshop for eco-friendly goods

 

All of their products are thoroughly reviewed to ensure that they are either from natural organic sources, or are non-polluting, or have been through an Eco-friendly manufacturing process. This ensures that you shop with a sense of pride for having contributed in safeguarding the environment.

You can search products by name, brand, category, certifications and also by criteria such as organic, gluten-free, cruelty-free, fair trade or energy efficient. A dedicated team of phone and email customer support staff would be available 24/7 to help you with your issues. You can also check the exclusive “Vine Picks” which are individually certified by their team. You also have an option to search for local retailers within a geographic range. By this you can promote local businesses and also reduce the environmental impact that shipping would have.

They have a huge selection of products which included apparel and accessories, sports and leisure goods and also gifting ranges. You can also shop for fair trade, made in USA and cruelty free listings. They also have an exclusive section for pets as well as for health and wellness.

The site offers gift certificates from $25 to $1500 which can be redeemed on merchandize through vine.com and their family of sites . Your referrals would get a flat 15% discount on their first purchase. The site offers free shipping for orders above $49 or $39 for combined purchases from their other sites. Shipping is fast, and you would get the product within 2 business days.

Making Organic dresses present funny challenge

By Anny on July 31st, 2012

Eco dresses

Making the organic dresses for your kids is really an interesting challenge for moms, and they make many of such organic dresses during summer season for their kids. Organic dresses are eco-friendly dresses and highly preferred by mothers.

The pink bunny blouses and ho-hum polo shirts will not do for today eco fashion kid simply. After the introduction of Teres Kids collection of Yoga Pants, velour dresses and billowing, hoodies with fold over waists for wee ones, we are naturally turned green. (more…)

Right as Rain Eco Fashion clothing

By Anny on July 5th, 2012

Fashion clothing

If we green it, will they come? The answer to that question — in the fashion world at least — is: not necessarily.As the green fashion industry continues to grow, its designers and retailers are finding out that being green is sometimes not enough for eco-savvy fashion. Most, it turns out, are still looking for great styles and beautifully soft fabrics, as well as clothing they can feel good about. (more…)

How to take care of Eco-friendly Clothing

By Anny on July 1st, 2012

Eco-friendly Clothing

The activities of human beings directly affect the environment, either positive or negative. Although they are effecting more as negative, if individuals are concerned about eco-friendly environment, eco-friendly clothing is an attractive option.

As compared to our general clothing fabrics, eco-friendly clothing is made from organic materials and natural dyes to reduce the use of chemicals and pesticides. (more…)