Giving Compass’ Take:
• Here is a list of ethical alternative clothing brands to explore that can act as replacements to today’s top brands.
• How are alternative clothing brands influencing the future of the fashion industry toward social impact? How can donor support for ethical fashion help shift the fashion industry?
Since the Rana Plaza collapse in 2013, taking the lives of thousands of garment workers in Bangladesh, consumers all over the world are using their voices to ask for fashion choices that positively impact both people and the environment.
In the 6 years since then, the pool of brands upholding ethical standards, and sustainability has rapidly grown, allowing the everyday consumer to fill their closets with more conscious options. Here are some great ethical alternatives to the everyday brands we used to shop:
Symbology is a sustainable fashion label that merges block printed fabrics made by artisan women in India. The label, known for its’ bohemian and bold printed dresses and jumpsuits, has recently expanded its curation to be size-inclusive and maternity-friendly designs.
Jay Adams and Katie Demo launched Brass in September 2014 with a small run of 5 dress styles, and now provides a full collection of everyday basics to, ‘build a better closet,’ as their slogan says.
ABLE’s mission to end generational poverty by creating economic opportunities for people, especially women, to provide for themselves, their beautiful wardrobe staples are perfect for any closet. From their extremely well-made jeans, to comfortable tops and dresses, you can build the foundation of any closet.
Providing extremely high-quality, on-trend, sustainable collections, Reformation has quickly risen the ranks as one of the most well-known sustainable brands among celebrities, influencers, and consumers.
Read the full list of of ethical fashion brands by Marisa Flacks at Causeartist.
Corp Giving and CSR is a complex topic, and others found these selections from the Impact Giving archive from Giving Compass to be good resources.
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