A number of events are happening this week encouraging us to look and think about sustainable fashion. Where our clothes come from, how they are made, who they are made by and the conditions in which they work, as well as what we do with clothes that we no longer use. These come in the form of H&M’s #worldrecycleweek, where you can take any clothes that you no longer want or need to any of their stores and they will recycle them; this post may help if you need tips and inspiration for your closet spring cleaning. Fashion Revolution Week is using the hashtag #whomademyclothes, asking us to show the labels in our clothes and ask brands to be clear on where and who is making them. #Fash_Rev is an organisation founded after a clothing factory complex collapsed in Bangladesh killing over 1,000 people mostly women and children.
We wanted to share with you a few of our favourite French brands that are trying their best to bring clothes and products to us that are not only fashionable but are considerate to the plant and the people who are responsible for getting those products to us.
The shoe and bag brand that French people in the know wear. Using fair trade rubber and organic cotton from Brazil, this company does no self-promotion! It’s just word of mouth, their ethics and great products that have Veja’s items being sold worldwide.
You may remember this post when we gave you the reasons why we love Picture, an organic sportswear clothing brand. Along with developing eco-friendly performance fabrics they have also developed the Rethink Backpack, which when no longer needed by the owner can be cut up to make pencil cases, a toiletry bag, and a laptop case.
The online store with the motto feel good, look good, do good, gives us ethical fashion using natural and organic fabrics.