Earth Day is on April 22. To help celebrate the day, we rounded up the best sustainable products from our favorite Fashion brands who are doing their own part to help make the world a better place. Even if you don’t consider yourself a tree-hugger, green activist, or even environmentalist — the very least any of us fashion lovers can do is help reduce the overall waste that goes into apparel disposal every year. Reports show that Americans dispose 14 million tons of clothing each year. That is 80 pounds per person.
This guide is for the fashionista who is looking to make small steps towards better eco decisions when it comes to fashion purchases. If you have the urge to buy something, we suggest choosing a product that uses organic materials like cotton and silk such as Patagonia and H&M.
Opt for brands who source from local artisans through ethical means such as Brother Vellies. Choose shoes and bags that use cruelty-free animal materials like vegan— vegetable tanned leather.
The last and easiest method is to consider buying from brands who directly contribute a portion of their sales to a charitable cause or green initiative.
If our shopping habits don’t change, the very place we call home may not be the same home for future generations to enjoy. Think smart. Choose wisely. Happy Earth Day.
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