4 Irish brands leading the way in sustainable fashion. It’s safe to say that the world is waking up to the effects that the fashion industry has on the environment.
With that being said, there are still people who view their clothes as being disposable with 60% of all clothes ending up in landfills or incinerators within a year of being produced.
Luckily, there are fashion brands out there who promote sustainability in the fashion industry.
Using organic and recycled materials to make their clothing, the following brands are changing how we think about sustainable fashion.
And because we love promoting Irish brands here at Fashion.ie, they are all Irish companies.
Grown is an Irish company that aim to use organic, biodegradable and fully recyclable materials. For every t-shirt they sell, they plant a native Irish tree. They donate 1% of their annual sales to help protect the environment and to celebrate Earth Day, they planted 150 indigenous trees on the grounds of Ballinlough Castle in partnership with Body & Soul Festival.
Fresh Cuts is another Irish brand that offer ethical garments for men and women in cotton, organic cotton, bamboo, recycled cotton, recycled polyester and rayon. They claim all their supplies are focused on social responsibility with zero tolerance regarding child labour, forced labour and excessive work hours. They also have a GOTS logo for their organic cotton and the Soil Association’s Organic logo on their website. They do have their own store in Dublin 2. They also sell clothes from ethical brands such as Monkee Jeans, Mud Jeans, Dedicated and Armed Angels.
Due South is another eco-friendly brand on the Irish fashion scene. They make hoodies, t-shirts, and sweats from organic cotton, recycled cotton and recycled post-consumer PET. The clothing made from recycled PET are blended with offcuts from organic cotton. Their manufacturers are PETA certified and their apparel is made from 100% vegan materials.
Bebhinn is an Irish brand creating a boutique collection for men and women. The brand was created from a passion for Irish produce and sustainable clothing. Each made-to-order item is made in designer Bebhinn McGrath’s studio in Waterford.
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4 Irish brands leading the way in sustainable fashion