It's Earth Day, which means trying to reduce our impact on the planet is top of mind, and to do so, sustainability in our everyday lives is key. We all know it’s important to reduce, reuse and recycle, but how does that relate to fashion? Here are some of the brands that are focusing on commitment to the environment + see how your shopping choices can make a difference.
Not only do they make beautiful, vibrant-colored pieces like this tropical printed dress, but Farm Rio plants 1,000 trees every day, making them 100% carbon neutral – that means they are regenerating resources as quickly as they are using them. But Farm Rio is just the beginning!
Every piece of this look is part of sustainable style:
The Gucci Sunglasses are made from recycled acetate.
Jewelry by Monica Vinader, recipient of the Butterfly Mark certification, which identifies luxury brands that adhere to social and environmental best practices and featured recycled sterling and 18K gold plating.
When the pieces you’re wearing are timeless and sustainable, it’s easy to look good while doing good!
Tommy Bahama is another brand doing their part to preserve the environment and the island lifestyle for generations to come. We all know it’s important to recycle, but Tommy Bahama takes that to the next level.
Palm Coast Island Zone Polo - Easy to wear polo shirt with perforated palm tree print for all-over ventilation; Not only is this shirt moisture wicking and quick drying, its made of 100% recycled polyester made from recycled plastic bottles!
On Par Island Zone Short - Flat-front shorts with elastic waistband and zip coin pocket. Stretch twill with moisture wicking properties also made with recycled plastic bottles
Olukai Shoes – Olukai donates a portion of their sales to the Ama Olukai Foundation, a nonprofit benefitting Hawaiian based organizations to help preserve land, protect the oceans, and serve the community.
While fast fashion has a bad reputation for environmental pollution, H&M has always been an exception. They are committed to doing better with their Conscious Collection. Each item in the conscious collection has an aspect that lessens its environmental impact, like organic cotton or recycled polyester, or man made cellulose fibers like Tencel. The best part is that the styles start at just $10, so you don’t have to spend a fortune on sustainable fashion. And they make finding sustainable choices simple too…just look for the green tag! You can also recycle your unwanted clothing at H&M stores for a discount to buy something new.
H&M is a great place to shop if you want an easy and affordable way to transform your closet into an eco-friendly one!
GAP has always been a go-to for casual fashion, and with their GAP for Good initiative they have outlined their commitment to less waste, less water, better materials, lower emissions & support for workers in order to make a positive impact for people and our planet
This shirt is made with 100% organically grown cotton (Organic cotton is better for people and the environment because it's grown without the use of harmful synthetic pesticides and fertilizers) and uses 24% less water in garment washing through the laundry process that the mill uses.
Better denim. Better planet. These high waist wide leg Stride jeans are part of GAP’s water-saving Washwell program. Compared to conventional wash methods, Washwell has saved millions of liters of water since 2016.
It takes approximately 1,800 gallons of water to produce just one pair jeans.
So in honor of Earth Day, consider investing in sustainable styles like these to keep your wardrobe both earth-friendly and fashionable! You can find all of these looks and more at Galleria Dallas.
OPENING SOON: Cotopaxi
Cotopaxi creates innovative outdoor products and experiences that funds sustainable poverty relief, move people to do good, and inspire adventure. Adventure inspires them to see the world and make it better. That’s why they build gear that fuels both outdoor experiences and global change.
Cotopaxi's Gear for Good promise is to make durable gear as ethically and sustainably as possible, and to use their company as a way to support communities in need.
Cotopaxi will open in May 2023, on Level 2, near Macy's.