This Earth Day we've rounded up a few of our earth-friendliest brands – those who shed light on or are countering the environmental impacts of the garment industry.
Plus, LCD is donating 20% of sales to Clean Air Task Force.
In a time where our air quality regulations are constantly being challenged, it's as important as ever to increase awareness and support environmental agencies making progress towards reducing climate change. If we didn't have enough reasons to fight climate change, research has shown that long-term exposure to specific pollution particles in fine soot increases an individual's likelihood of dying of Covid-19 by 15%! We support Clean Air Task Force's efforts to reduce climate change as they apply an overwhelming amount of force to reduce carbon and other climate-warming emissions.
Baserange believes that a commitment to clean production will minimize environmental impact and benefit both the producer and the user. The company works closely with innovative vendors to develop high-quality textiles from both natural fibers and recycled content.
As well as a ready-to-wear collection; Collina Strada is a platform for climate awareness, social awareness, change and self-expression. Hillary Taymour's main concern is staying true to her craft while also becoming a fully sustainable and radically transparent brand. Her Spring 2020 collection titled, "Thank You Very Much for Helping Me" is a plea for all of us to be kinder to our world and to aid in patching up the holes we’ve helped burn into it.
Ganni creates awareness around the effects of manufacturing in the garment industry by remaining transparent in production and outspoken about making forward changes. The brand is committed to reducing CO2 emissions, refraining from working with suppliers that use coal-generated energy, eliminating unnecessary plastic and using recycled materials. Ganni tracks it's CO2 footprint on their entire value chain and works with a third party to carbon compensate their clothing by supporting UN approved clean energy projects.
J. Hannah is based in Downtown Los Angeles, and the jewelry is hand made by independent manufacturers. Pieces are made from 100% post-consumer recycled 14k gold or sterling silver, and all gemstones are recycled or ethically sourced. Sustainability is prioritized in each design, creating heirloom pieces destined for a lifetime of wear, circumventing the ephemeral lifespan of trend-based design.
KkCo puts a lot of emphasis on the quality of their design and product and have chosen to develop and produce both in-house and locally in Los Angeles. With production done locally, they are able to produce in lower limited quantities, avoiding mass production, resulting in minimal wastage.
Mara Hoffman founded her label in 2000 after graduating from Parsons School of Design in New York City. Fifteen years later, the brand committed itself to implementing more sustainable and responsible practices. In an effort to foster mindful consumption habits, the brand maintains an open conversation about its approach and encourages consumers to reevaluate the relationship society has with clothing. The company continues to focus on sustainable materials, processes, and production in order to improve and extend each garment’s life. Wear more, wash less.
NOTO is making minimal shifts at every level of production in order to reduce their ecological footprint. The natural and multi-use cosmetics line, founded by Gloria Noto, strives to be as environmentally conscious as possible and keeps an open conversation with consumers.