Fashion

Sustainable Fashion

Being able to have such an incredible platform to speak to so many people from all over the world is something that I never thought I’d be able to have. But as they say, with great power comes great responsibility so today, I wanted to share something that I’ve recently been more and more interested in: sustainable fashion.

The textbook definition is: “the physical development and institutional operating practices that meet the needs of present users without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs, particularly with regard to use and waste of natural resources. Sustainable practices support ecological, human, and economic health and vitality. Sustainability presumes that resources are finite, and should be used conservatively and wisely with a view to long-term priorities and consequences of the ways in which resources are used.” 

To break it down, sustainability is all about creating and manufacturing with as little of an environmental footprint as possible and as consumers, we should all feel responsible for our choices we make and should try and make the best choices when we can (for ourselves, our home and our environment).

Every day, companies are discovering new ways to become more and more environmentally conscious, and I’m so proud to know that a lot of those companies are based right here in Los Angeles! Keep scrolling to discover the LA based sustainable fashion brands that my team and I have fallen in love with:

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Beyond having some incredible clothes, Fame and Partners run their business a bit differently than your average clothing company. Not only are their pieces customizable, but every item is made to order. That means no mass-production, no storage, and no excess. The pieces you order ship straight to you which means no air conditioned warehouse and they don’t carry stock so that means no leftover product will be put to waste. As their website says, they really are more than just a pretty dress! You can read more about Fame and Partners HERE!

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So you’ve probably heard about Reformation before and this cool-girl brand is a sustainable force to be reckoned with. Based in LA, Reformation uses some amazing sustainable fabrics which even includes deadstock fabrics and vintage clothing. They also use Viscose and Tencel which man-made fibers made from a renewable plant material. (To read more about Viscose and Tencel click here!Everything is also made right here in LA so they’re giving people jobs instead of sourcing their fabrics from overseas.

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Did you know that 20% of the world’s industrial water pollution is caused by the fashion industry? Once realizing that the team at Christy Dawn turned their attention to deadstock fabrics for their productions. Deadstock fabric is the leftover excess fabric that fashion houses would otherwise send straight to the landfill. I also love that everything from the pattern to the sewing is done meticulously by hand, not by a giant production line. To read more about Christy Dawn, click here!

In the pursuit of being environmentally conscious, it all seems so overwhelming. So knowing that there are incredible companies out there, making gorgeous sustainable clothing, makes being a little more green a lot easier (and a whole lot more chic)!

What are your thoughts on sustainable fashion? I want to know! Let me know in the comments below and have a great weekend!

sigxo_chriselle

42 Comments
  • Brooke Alexa says:

    I love that you’re supportive of sustainable fashion! All of these photos are stunning.

    xx Brooke
    http://www.stylebrooke.com

  • Eleanor says:

    Love this article!! Currently recalling loving the slow fashion movement…. and @vbyvclothing on instagram. She makes really cool things on her website: vbyv.eu

  • So glad you’re showcasing sustainable fashion! I think there definitely is a stigma to the trend for not being appealing or fashionable, but this post just proved that wrong! x

    http://www.chevronsandeclairs.com

  • You are GLOWING! Gorgeous.

  • tanja says:

    you are such a beauty!! love this colors
    happy day from bavaria
    xo tanja
    http://www.tbfashionvictim.com

  • Ashley says:

    Thanks for sharing these! They all look like great brands 🙂

    XOXO,
    Ashley | R e a s y u m e
    http://reasyume.com

  • Thanks Chriselle for bringing attention to the new brands discovering how to recycle our old fleece and Lycra into a miracle fabric to be reused again! There are some amazing creators working to make a difference in the fashion world and we need more and more consumers to recognize the importance of changing their own behaviors. I should know. I spend a lot of time scouting and curating the freshest in eco – inspired fashions from around the world so the consumer can shop knowing their homework has already been done for them. Next time you do another blog about sustainable fashion let me tell you about at least 20 more brands of fashion accessories. #greenyourcloset

  • jen says:

    The clothing in these photos does look beautiful, yes. I wonder, though, who has knowledge of which clothing companies are socially responsible, i.e., their clothing is sourced only from factories that are safe and sanitary and the employees are fairly paid with a limited amount of OT, vacation and sick time, and no child labor. Of course, it got without saying, there is no forced slave labor. I guess I’m looking for total transparency.

  • This is one of my favourite of your posts. The photos are dreamy and the message is on the point.
    Sometimes it’s quite difficult to find a sustainable fashion brand with great designs.

    Veronika
    http://brunettefromwallstreet.com

  • Kiri says:

    I didn’t know fame and partners were sustainable.
    I will have to check their site again.
    I did some work with them in Australia – I wore one of their dresses to an event.
    You look stunning as usual. And I feel that sustainable is really important.
    I buy quality not quantity so that is my sustainable approach.
    Kiri
    Set to Glow
    http://www.settoglow.com.au

  • Leeann says:

    So glad to hear that companies have taken notice of something like this! I have to say, yellow is your color. But you look absolutely glowing in all the outfits!

  • Hanka Gerretsen says:

    Lovely clothes, lovely flowers, lovely photographs; to make the world a better place….

  • Dian says:

    I love Reformation! Thank you for sharing this post. It’s really helpful to know which brands are sustainable.

    http://www.cupofscarf.com

  • I didn’t know that Reformation was sustainable! Machismo want to get one of their dresses even more… This topic is so important. I wish therefore more sustainable options. Thanks for sharing!
    http://thefashionablephysician.com

  • Margaret says:

    I love your tan and flower arrangement!

    xx Margaret
    http://www.maleemaleehong.com

  • Anna says:

    I’m all about sustainable fashion and a huge supporter of cruelty-free fashion (new article suggestion!?). Education is priceless and it’s very enriching to know what it takes to make a bag or a makeup product.
    Thank you for the article- absolutely loved it!

    xo,
    Anna
    http://indiekd.blogspot.com/

  • Stef says:

    Love the effort!! Thanks for the sharing these brands. It’s so interesting, I just saw a post on Facebook about a designer who takes deadstock and makes clothes, but they just kind of embrace the randomness! They don’t look these pretty dresses! But they look cool.

  • Elizabeth says:

    I’m so glad that you touched upon the topic of sustainable fashion, Chriselle 🙂 My best friend just recently finished her degree at FIDM, and I’ve been learning a lot about sustainable fashion from her! Definitely love all of these brands and their movements! <3

    XO, Elizabeth T.
    http://clothestoyouuu.com/

  • Becca says:

    Chriselle, I really appreciate your post about this! I’ve been struggling lately because I love fashion and I love shopping, but I have started feeling guilty for being another consumer. By purchasing non-sustainable items, I become part of the problem (not the solution). Sweatshops, environment, etc. is hard to swallow for a pretty dress … Just want to say as a well-known and established fashion blogger that I appreciate this post.

  • Diana says:

    I absolutely adore Reformation! That pink gingham dress looks so cute <3

    Diana | http://www.thechicdiary.com

  • Jennifer says:

    This was a very informative post! I didn’t know half of these information. Thanks for shedding awareness on this important topic. 🙂

    http://readermusic.wordpress.com

  • Cindy says:

    This is such a great post! Also, you look INCREDIBLE! That tan <3

    xx Cindy
    http://www.whenindoubtblog.com

  • Oh my Chriselle! You look so beautiful, that tan suits you so well!

    xo | Cindy Elena
    http://www.boringclothes.com

  • Christine says:

    Love your makeup. You look beautiful!

  • Jo says:

    Our desire for new, affordable styles quickly and on demand has contributed to this very important issue! Thanks for talking about it. “Fast Fashion” is a disease for planet.

    Eileen Fisher is the leader in this industry–she has made bold commitments! I love that you featured these local “small” shops, but it is also very important for industry leaders to take a stand too.

  • Kathy R says:

    The first mustard coloured dress compliments your tanned skin really well! Stunning photos as always Chriselle 🙂
    xx, Kathy
    http://www.kathywang.co.uk

  • Clara says:

    Omg! I love love the first yellow dress!

  • Mireia says:

    Absolutely love it!

    Mireia from TGL
    https://thegoldlipstick.com/

  • Jennifer says:

    Great picks! I’ve been wanting to start shopping from more responsible and sustainable brands! Will definitely have to check these out!
    http://www.petiteandhungry.com

  • I’m obsessed with all the colors in the photographs. You are stunning and smart and I love everything about this post.

    Genevieve | http://www.blueaugustine.com

  • Natali says:

    So great of your to support the local designers and sustainable fashion! You are now even bigger star in my eyes. 🙂

    https://lartoffashion.com

  • La Bijoux Bella | by mia says:

    Beautiful outfits … love ❤️ all the dresses look!

    🌸🍃LA BIJOUX BELLA 🌸🍃| By Mia | A Creative Lifestyle Blog

  • LENA says:

    Nice post! Hollywood paints a dystopian future but they have it wrong. I think people will become more conscious of how they treat the environment in the future!

    -Lena
    L.E.N.A | Revealed

  • Thanks for sharing such an important message! P.s. These photos are amazing.

    http://www.jeffreyjournal.com

  • Paul says:

    Sustainable fashion, great concept, and you beautiful in all those looks ❤🌹🌷

  • Jada says:

    Great post! Love each of the dress you are wearing!

    http://thegirlfromconnecticut.com/

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