Our selection of best clothes brands
Why is it important to choose our clothes better?
The fashion industry generates more greenhouse gases than all international flights and maritime shipping combined.
Vibrant colours, prints and fabric finishes are often achieved with toxic chemicals. As a result, the textile industry is the second largest polluter of clean water globally, after agriculture. Polyester is the most popular fabric used for fashion. But when washed in domestic washing machines, polyester clothes shed microfibres that end up in our oceans. Cotton? Well, cotton growing requires high levels of water and pesticides to prevent crop failure.
What can we do?
It is possible to dress more sustainably. We need to choose better quality clothes, keep them longer, mend them when needed, and recycle or upcycle them. Materials also matter. By choosing the right materials, and by caring about where they are produced, we can reduce the water consumption and the water pollution. Finally, it is important to choose brands with sustainable practices who will promote good working conditions.
Have a look at our selections of sustainable clothes brands
Eco-friendly materials: Valani’s clothes are made with organic cotton, hemp and jute twine. They use fabric leftovers to make scrunchies, and filling for toys or pillows. They use straw paper card, recycled boxes and cards, and recycled tissue paper. Valani’s garments are made with no toxic chemicals, low waste, low impact, Oeko tex certified dyes and are fair trade compliant.
Valani’s production partner is certified GOTS 6.0 and adheres to stringent environmental and ethical standards. Tailors are paid hourly wages instead of by the piece, so quality and safety are never compromised for speed.
Organic Basics use organic cotton grown without the use of harmful insecticides and pesticides – helping to prevent soil contamination and other harmful chemical effects. They also work with factories that minimize textile waste and down cycle all of their off-cuts. All of this in turn reduces harmful CO2 and other greenhouse gases.