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:
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!
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.
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!