What’s in your clothes? If we take our collective learnings from the current crisis seriously, the dawn of a new era of community and personal responsibility is upon us.
In recent years, there has been a heightened awareness surrounding the sustainable practice, particularly within the fashion industry. With terms including “transparency” and “ethical” entering the consumer mainstream, the world is waking up to the reality of many pressing issues induced by the detrimental effects of fashion brand supply chains, given its outsized impact on the well-being of people in its labor-intensive supply chain, on the environment, and on animal welfare; it’s important to know the ramifications of our less sustainable sartorial choices when it comes to our clothing consumption habits.
In the past, the lack of product availability tends to be a great determining factor in which garments get funnelled into our wardrobes. But today, there are luxury brands paving the runway with progressive production methods and innovative textile inventions, whose “luxe factors” are found in their commitment to create sustainability-conscious pieces that are exquisitely tailored and draped, from sumptuous materials that not only feel amazing against the skin; they also mark how the industry is advancing towards a greener future.
In honour of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, here are some luxury brands that will enable you to buy into sustainability-driven and socially-good causes, without sacrificing your style—from Ferragamo and Stella McCartney to Louis Vuitton and Burberry.