Updated: Apr 24, 2020
In honor of Earth Day, I’d like to feature looks made solely from fashion houses who have committed to an earth conscious, sustainable approach to their production, sources and philosophies.
Stella McCartney is arguably the most notably ethical luxury brand. Since the launch of her house in 2001, she has offered sustainable cottons and cashmeres, recycled textiles, ethically sourced wool and vegan leather.
Rag and Bone is a founding partner in Cotton Inc’s Blue Jeans Go Green program, which encourages customers to recycle denim, offering a 20% discount on full price jeans from the brand. That denim is then transformed into insulation for homes and civic-minded buildings across the US.
Sandra Sandro is the creative mind behind Nanushka, a label from Budapest known for its use of vegan leather and eco-friendly and upcycled materials. Nanushka has implemented several sustainability initiatives that focus both on protecting the planet and creating a better working environment for its workers.
Vivienne Westwood has been quoted as saying, “Buy less, choose well, and make it last.” She has launched a collection of 100% organic clothing with People Tree with a goal of attracting attention to the deterioration of rainforests around the globe, and you will see messaging graphics throughout her collection calling for peace and for people to take action.
Last but not least, my friend Kimberly MacDonald creates breathtaking one of a kind jewelry pieces from natural materials, reclaimed gold and recycled diamonds. She is also an active and vocal animal rights activist.
If this pandemic has brought this world anything positive, it is the relief we are seeing in our global environment. As our air and waters clear and species come back from the brink of extinction, I think we will be seeing many designers joining this pack going forward. I for one cannot wait. ✌️🌷🌎
Stella McCartney Shine Stripes Lurex Cape Dress $1475. Rag and Bone Floppy Brim Fedora $195. Kimberly McDonald 18K Gold and Diamond Geode Drop Earrings $27590. Rag and Bone August Suede Block-Heel Sandal $296
Nanushka Ribbed Knit Balloon Sweater $132. Stella McCartney Mini Logo Snakeskin-Embossed Shoulder Bag $930. Rag and Bone Ruth High-Rise Ankle Jean $148. Rag and Bone Razor Leather Ankle Boots $372
Nanushka Animal Print Mockneck Dress $158. Kimberly McDonald Red Gold Drop Earrings with Red and Purple Geode and Diamond Bezel $12489. Stella McCartney Mini Falabella Metallic Woven Crossbody Bag $665. Stella McCartney Rhea Lace-Up Sandals $795
Vivienne Westwood University of Peace Raglan Sweatshirt $235. Rag and Bone Riser Crossbody Bag $338. Rag and Bone Rosa Mid-Rise Boyfriend Jeans $206. Stella McCartney Eclypse Chunky Grip-Tape Sneaker $685
Vivienne Westwood Lisa Crop Top $440. Nanushka Ama Vegan Leather Skirt $395. Stella McCartney "We Are The Weather" Cursive Tote $1330. Stella McCartney Elyse Woven Platform Wedge $895
Vivienne Westwood Hals Cropped Shirt $510. Nanushka Mini Lynne Convertible Leather Tote $560. Rag and Bone Arc Block-Heel Leather Sandal $198. Rag and Bone Patchwork Straight-Leg Jeans $319. Kimberly McDonald 18K White Gold Geode and Diamond Bracelet $3034