When it comes to choosing the best sustainable brands it can be a challenging task, as most brands present themselves as conscious, but are not transparent when it comes to their sustainable behaviour.
Perhaps when you think about style, sustainability isn’t one of your concerns. Maybe that can change. Luckily, nowadays there are plenty sustainable brands you can shop from, whether you want to choose the best green products for your home decor or for your personal style.
Sustainable brands for home decor
MGBW’s sustainability concern has been a part of the brands work since its creation. From the design to the packaging the environment care is always part of the business decisions. The brand even educated its costumers on the best practices for a sustainable consumption.
MGBW products are produced with reclaimed wood, recycled and organic materials or from natural origins, guaranteeing a process focused on waste reduction and low VOC emissions. Besides its own production, MGBW upcycles its materials by selling them to other manufacturers.
Álvaro Catalán de Ocón recent rug collection is produced from recycled plastic waste. Plastic Rivers is a collection of PET (polyethylene terephthalate) rugs produced in partnership with rug brand GAN and a team of artisans in India. All rugs are handmade enhancing the sustainable and eco-friendly concerns.
The result is a soft, resistant and durable rug that honors the planet not only on the materials used but also on the images that embodies. It’s not the first time that the designer presents a sustainable work. A decade ago he presented his PET lamps, a project that reused plastic bottles.
Tala is a lighting brand that combines design, technology and sustainability. The brand specializes in low-energy products created it their own studio and laboratory.
During the production process, the brand guarantees that zero waste is sent to landfill and only works with renewable energy. Additionally, Tala promotes reforestation by donating part of its revenue to tree-planting programes around the world. Tala goes even beyond on its sustainable culture, by running green initiatives such as Plastic-Free July or Meat Free Monday.
Sustainable fashion brands
Shifting to sustainable brands on fashion, Aday is a New York based brand that offers a wide range of workwear. The comfortable clothes are produced with eco-friendly fabrics like LENZING™ and Repreve® polyester.
Besides the fabric choices, all clothes are produced on solar-powered factories, recycling all resources through the production process. Designed to last more than one season, Aday clothes are durable ending the promotion on fast fashion.
With over 30 years in the business, Boden is committed to a responsible production, fair trade and ethical practices. Based in the UK it has operation across 15 countries all following eco-friendly rules.
As Boden states, the “fashion industry has a lot to answer for when it comes to taking care of people and our planet”. The brand’s wants to make sure their clothes are not wasted, teaching their clients to reuse it and share it avoiding a mass consumption and unnecessary disposal.
Tradlands is focused on slow fashion, promoting high quality products that fit any capsule wardrobe. All clothing is produced with natural fibers like linen, Tencel and cotton, making an effort to upcycle the fabric into accessories.
Tradlands also put emphasis on the quantity produced and sold. Each season, the brand makes small-production runs offering a limited range of products. The consumer is also encourage to wear the clothes as many times as possible lowering the ‘cost per wear’.
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