Eco Friendly Materials
Rodale’s is an American company with a long history in the field of sustainability and healthy living. The Rodale family has been involved in the healthy living business in many ways: JI Rodale is considered the founder of the Organic Movement in America, launching Organic Farming and Gardening magazine, in 1942 and Prevention magazine in 1950. The Rodale Institute conducted the longest organic vs. traditional farming studies to assess organic agriculture’s viability. Robert Rodale, JI and Anna’s son founded Men’s Health and Women’s Health magazines.
The site Rodale’s is today a full healthy-living shopping destination, offering apparel, skincare and beauty, and home products.
“We were sustainable before people used the word sustainable”
This company doesn’t only sell ethical fashion, but ethical everything, on the homepage you can read their 3 basic principles:
We care how it makes you feel
We care how it’s made
We care where it comes from
Under every product listed, you can find detailed information on those three aspects, including materials and manufacturing location, two features we at Fashionhedge consider essential for any slow/sustainable lifestyle product. There is also a brief section called “Why we chose it”, in which they explain specific qualities and ethical principles that make each product unique. Under “Meet the creator”, you can read about the actual company or person making each product. Transparency: check.
They offer carefully picked brands that live by such principles as well, including Amour Vert and Indigenous.
Summerlove is a brand of eco friendly swimwear that launched its debut collection Spring 2014, inspired by a love of travel and a surfer chic lifestyle. The look is California beach babe meets jet-setting siren.
“I saw a lack of alluring, eco-friendly swimwear and realized there was an important need that had not yet been fulfilled. We have a responsibility to protect the earth for future generations. So I have aspired to create a new eco brand that is fun, flirty and affordable, allowing women to easily make the choice to buy green and look gorgeous.”
Vanessa Rivers, founder
Why is this ethical fashion?
- Made in USA
- Eco-friendly swimwear made with innovative fabrics to reduce waste
Summerlove Swimwear is made in the USA with an Italian techno-fabric made with ECONYL, a 100% regenerated polyamide fiber.
Created through a process of regeneration, discarded materials are made into a new yarn that is used in the production of high performance fabrics. As a result Summerlove is not only eco-friendly, but also offers a wide range of benefits set to revolutionize the swimwear industry.
Each swimsuit comes in an organic, reusable swimwear bag, and orders are shipped in recycled mailers. Summerlove is also a member of 1% FOR THE PLANET, joining companies like Patagonia that donate part of their proceeds to environmental causes.
Wabi Sabi EcoFashion Concept is a women´s contemporary fashion label inspired by great design, excellent quality and sustainability. Wabi Sabi EcoFashionConcept merges wellness with fashion by using only the finest 100% certified organic fabrics to design contemporary clothing that not only looks great, but will help you live healthier and happier.
Our fabrics come from nature but we design for city life. Our collections of day to evening dresses are both fashionable and functional.
Our inspiration comes from the Japanese philosophy Wabi Sabi (侘 寂) that celebrates authenticity, utility and beauty in a visually uncluttered way. Elegance, contemporary style, luxurious eco friendly fabrics, excellent fit and expert craftsmanship characterize each piece of Wabi Sabi EcoFashionConcept clothing.
Why is this company ethical?
“Sustainability is a way of life.” says Michele Cohen the company´s founder. “Through my work with Wabi Sabi I offer products that make it easy to incorporate sustainability into the lives of busy professional women like me. We need stylish, elegant, office appropriate clothing that meets the needs of our lifestyle and all the different roles we take on each and every day. Wabi Sabi stands apart from other contemporary clothing brands not only for our unique style, inspired by the philosophy of Wabi Sabi, but also because we incorporate the added value and benefits of using 100% organic fabrics that are good for the environment and good for people´s health. My mission with Wabi Sabi is to make choosing sustainability a no brainer!”
Wabi Sabi EFC uses the finest 100% certified organic fabrics, theyuse luxury quality, elegant fabrics that are organic therefore they are cultivated, transfored, dyed and finished without the use of harmful chemicals.
Our suppliers and factories have GOTS and OEKO-TEX certifications.
Production is done is small independent ateliers that employ expert seamstresses. These ateliers are also women owned and run businesses.
Wild Mantle primarily aims to make sustainable Mantles, hood-scarves that are made from alpaca wool, upcycled buttons, and organic product tags. Through the Mantles, the company wants their customers to feel a sense of empowerment to achieve their own Mantle, or one role in this world, as well as be a part of the environmental conscious movement.
Why is this company ethical?
The MANTLE ingredients include 100% superfine un-dyed alpaca and up-cycled buttons, all sewn together at an artisan, B-Corp certified knitting mill in Colorado.
Avi Fox, Founder and CEO.