Stylish Eco-Friendly Swimsuits Are Easier to Find Than You Think

Before you slip into your favorite bikini and dive into the ocean waves this summer, take a moment to consider where your swimsuit lands on the eco-friendly spectrum. Is it crafted from materials that are recycled, regenerative, and renewable? What about the certifications? Is it organic or B Corp certified? And don’t forget about production … Read more

Can Fashion Have a Positive Impact on the Planet?

In recent years, fashion has woken up to its need to reduce its environmental impact, from cutting down greenhouse gas emissions (an urgent task, considering the industry is responsible for between four to 10 percent of all emissions globally) to tackling issues such as deforestation and microplastics pollution. Recently, though, focus has also turned to … Read more

Dressing for a Hotter Planet: In the Philippines, Designers Are Creating Compelling Alternatives to Fast Fashion

For Mariton Villanueva, founding Himaya meant creating a brand that acts as a complete antithesis of fast fashion. Though it was officially founded in 2019, with Villanueva’s college capstone project serving as the brand’s first collection, Himaya really has its roots in Villanueva’s childhood, when she would visit her extended family’s clothing factories. There, she … Read more

All My Environmental Heroes Are Black Women

I don’t want to read about John Muir anymore. I know his story after studying Environmental Science and Policy because it flows throughout the curriculum. I’ve grown tired of single-lens environmental narratives that prioritize male, mostly white, perspectives. Why are their legacies considered mandatory education while conservationists of color go unstudied and underappreciated? Since studying … Read more

Inside a Chilean Factory Turning Old Clothes Into High-Quality Eco-Yarn

The process at the factory is quite fascinating. Ecocitex’s employees—Hevia works with Abriendo Puertas to hire some formerly incarcerated women—start to classify what will be sold, upcycled, recycled, or used as eco-fill (scraps of clothing used to fill boxing bags, cushions, or furniture). Nothing ends up in the trash, and they process about a ton … Read more

15 Sustainable Denim Collections You Should Know About Now

Below, we’ve outlined more denim brands designed with the planet in mind, from a first-of-its-kind biodegradable jacket to a hemp-blend stovepipe. In addition to “voting with your wallet,” it’s worth pointing out that jeans were literally invented as workwear back in 1873; they’re meant to last a few years, if not a few decades. So … Read more

14 Shampoo Bars That Are a Win-Win For Your Hair and Your Carbon Footprint

Below, the 14 best shampoo bars to shop now. Drawing its name from the fact that an estimated 552 million plastic shampoo bottles end up in landfills every year, Odacité’s solid shampoo cleanses hair with its blend of cupuaçu butter and coconut, argan, and castor oils. Odacité 552M Soap-Free Shampoo Bar Housed in a keepsake … Read more

“Repairing Is Caring” for the Designers Behind the Swedish Label Main Nué

There’s a charming Island of Misfit Toys-aspect to the remake and repair work of Alva Johansson and Maja Freiman. As the cofounders of Main Nué, they find not only beauty, but worthiness in other people’s castoffs. “I really think it’s nice to look at broken things, things that don’t really have a value,” said Freiman, … Read more