5 Organic Clothing Brands You Should Know
It can sometimes be tricky to identify fashion brands that consistently used organic fabrics. We have compiled a list of 5 organic clothing brands you should know.
Why should we care about wearing clothes made from organic fabrics?
Fashion is the world’s second most polluting industry, with the structures of fast fashion making it almost impossible to see how garments have been sourced and produced. Traceability through organic certifications is vital to ensure that brands are accountable for what they create. Organic clothing assures you that the growing of natural fibres used in your clothes (cotton, hemp, flax (linen) and wool) didn’t harm the environment. (Learn more about Linen.) It’s not only better for your skin, but it helps combat climate change. Organic means the absence of hazardous synthetic pesticides, and farmers aren’t putting their health at risk to make our clothes. If you want to find out more, listen to our podcast Style With Substance where we spoke to Sarah from Soil Association. To make your choice an easier one, we’ve created our round-up of organic brands. Including ones that offer free denim repairs for life (seriously!), the finest organic cotton t-shirts you can find and the world’s first peshtemal towel shirt brand.
5 Organic Clothing Brands You Should Know
At KowTow a slow production chain is key: their. Collections take 18 months from design to delivery, a far cry from fast fashion standards. Their garments are certified by non-profit, internationally recognised organisations, They are proud to provide fair wages, assure no child labour is used and that workers rights are respected. All of their cotton is certified by Fairtrade Labelling Organisations International (FLO), and their manufacturers are SA8000 certified organisations. What does this mean? The SA8000 Standard encourages clothing manufacturers to develop, maintain, and apply socially acceptable practices in the workplace. SA8000 certified organisations are audited by certification bodies accredited by Social Accountability Accreditation Services (SAAS). When it comes to their fabrics, they exclusively certified organic, renewable, and biodegradable fibres. KowTow is certainly a brand to trust.
All garments from Suffolk based SÆ-RIMA are made from 100% Organic cotton and recycled polyester. They’re manufactured by EarthPositive® and are produced exclusively from organic Indian cotton. The entire production process is controlled and certified in accordance with the latest version of Global Organic Standard (GOTS). In practical terms, the cotton used in the clothing has not gone through any harmful processes or been sprayed with any chemicals (no fertilisers or pesticides). You can spot the Global Recycled Standard label in all their clothing, which certifies that the materials used are sustainable. GRS also guarantees compliance with social and environmental criteria: the treatment of wastewater, the absence of certain toxic additives and respect for working conditions in our partner factories.
Beaumont Organic is one of the first brands to fully embrace the organic and sustainable philosophy. After launching the brand in 2008, they always have organic cotton at the centre of their collections. Customers can trace the production chain right to the planted cotton! All the cotton is GOTS certified, and crops are rotated to maintain a healthy soil and reduce water consumption. They only work with factories in the EU, making sure to pay fair wages and provide good working conditions for their staff. The team visit their factories regularly and speak to them daily. With all of this effort paid to manufacturing, its a wonder the clothes themselves are as stylish and beautiful as they are. It’s most definitely a brand for like.
When it comes to sustainable fashion and garments longevity, Nudie Jeans nails it. They not only use resistant organic cotton denim, but they offer free repairs for life for your Nudie jeans! These jeans are definitely an investment piece for the future, and with a very reasonable price point. Their designs are timeless and seasonless, so you won’t have to worry about them going out of fashion. 93.8% of all the fibres used is cotton, and they only work with Organic, Fairtrade or Recycled cotton. This means that they are minimising their carbon footprint as far as possible whilst ensuring that growers and their communities are supported
PLAYA London is the world’s first organic peshtemal towel shirts brand. They use organic GOTS certified cotton, and each shirt is crafted to reflect the climate and culture of coastal regions that they are named after. For their SS21 collection they’re channelling the UK, Mediterranean and Maldives, creating tropical but practical feeling shirts. As part of their Anti Plastic campaign, the label partners with both Plastic Oceans UK and The Ocean Clean-up organisations, with each purchase £3 is donated to them. In addition, the brands’ products and packaging are plastic-free and will be forever.
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