100% organic denim brand

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I’d like to talk to you about this very interesting Dutch denim brand, KUYICHI, which is making 100% organic denim clothes.

The founders have a very interesting journey that inspired them to launch this brand back in 2001: they were exploring the cotton industry in Peru and were shocked by the pollution and the poverty they saw so they started collaborating with local cotton farmers and producing fair and organic cotton without the use of toxic chemicals.

Denim industry is one of the biggest polluters and this company acts as as a changemaker with the genuine intent to fix the fashion system. It is not an individual battle, to win over fast fashion we need a collective movement of retailers/brands/suppliers onboarded with the common goal to fight fast fashion.

Kuyichi also believes in transparency so they keep being open and disclosing the list of their suppliers and this is the ground to create a sustainable journey since it is mandatory to know where your products are produced and trace them to be able to improve and fix the manufacturing process.

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Sustainable sneakers that do good!

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I have come across another interesting company producing sustainable and recyclable sneakers,
100% Made in Italy, called WOMSH, which stands for Word of Mouth Shoes to promote the idea that the products they make can spread the message of respect for the environment.

Sustainability as I go along and dig into it, it is a journey rather than a milestone itself: this brand keeps improving its products to become more sustainable incrementally let’s say: they use recycled material for the upper part of the shoe, such as appleskin, material originated from plastic bottles and recycled cotton. So most of the shoe components are actually made with recycled materials with the exception for the soles which can trigger the recycle process after they are gone by being collected and repurposed to create other items, in this specific example to produce the flooring for children playgrounds, and back in 2018 already 1500 pair of sneakers were already being recycled in this way.

WOMSH does also good for the planet as they participate to the Zero Impact initiative promoted by Lifegate which aims to calculate, reduce and offset CO2 emissions generated as part of the manufacturing process.

They support worldwide shipping and their collections looks pretty good to me, it is a good opportunity to buy sneakers made with good sustainability practices.

You can also visit this post to know another good brand for sustainable sneakers,https://closetila.com/2020/07/24/sustainable-sneakers/!

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Cruelty free vegan handbags

Hello! Looking for a modern luxury yet affordable bags brand which is committed to produce items with no use of animal leather? Check this one out! EXPRESSIONS NYC

This brand has the commitment to sustain circular economy and they state that the materials used in their production process are 100% vegan, therefore constantly researching and utilizing new materials, such as cork, recycled bottles (for the handbags interior lining) and recycled packaging for their shipping boxes.

As you can see reading their story on the website they are PETA-Approved vegan brand, and their slogan is “Live ethically & support sustainable fashion.”

Their collection is designed in New York and named after the streets and avenue of the city.

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Garments made from overstock fabric

Hello! I came across this brand Avavav.com that makes sustainable products by using overstock fabrics, which basically are leftovers from fabrics bought in excess by other fashion brands.

Basically Avavav rescues those fabrics before they are thrown away and makes new garments out of them which is a good contribution to a sustainable manufacturing chain by extending the lifetime of these fabrics and by reducing waste and pollution generated by the disposal of the deadstock.

The philosophy behind this brand is to look out for high quality fabrics and give them new life, creating garments which are supposed to be longlasting to be treasured in our closet!

Personally I got impressed by a dress made from curtains! You can read more about their story and company mission on the website, hope to have inspired you to buy from a sustainable brand and if you liked my post please follow me to stay tuned, thanks so much!

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Eco-friendly shoes to buy

Hello! If you are looking to buy sneakers shoes that are eco-friendly you should definitely take a look at this brand, ACBC.

ACBC, which stands for anything can be changed, is a pioneer in creating modular shoes that are also minimizing the impact on the environment by reducing a lot the CO2 emissions as part of their manufacturing process.

This Italian startup has created a modular concept where each shoes setup consists of one pair of the rubber soles, along with multiple sets of fabric uppers known as “skins.”

The beauty is that these two components simply zip together, so you can quickly swap one style of skin for another, depending on the mood of the day!

The different skins are made of bio-based materials derived from grapes, corn and pineapple among others, resulting in products which are claimed to be strong and breathable.

Recycling and circularity are also part of this company mission: for instance once the skins get worn out, their plastic zippers are cut off by the user, and they can be disposed for recycling purposes. In terms of circularity, once those soles wear out, users ship them back to ACBC stores, where they’re ground up and used in shock-absorbing flooring sheets used in children’s playgrounds!

As you can see in their e-shop, they provide both woman and man collections and the range of prices is moderate to expensive. On the costs topic, I have noticed that the shipping fee for EU country outside Italy is still quite high, 18 euro, but I am sure it will come down once the volume of sales orders will increase.

If you want to be green and still buy shoes which are nice and practical for many different purposes I think you should consider this brand.

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Ethical linen clothing brands for summer 2020

Hello girls! Are you desperately looking for a new linen garment but you want to make sure to purchase it from an ethical brand?

If ethical clothing has been high on your list of priorities, I have selected few sustainable brands below, specialized in linen, which have good customer reviews.

Seaside Tones

All the pieces of their collections are made of natural fabrics, mostly pure baltic linen and they are handmade in their facilities based in Poland.

Beaumont Organic

This UK based sustainable brand offers online a nice selection of linen garments such as organic shirts, dresses and jackets.

Happy Haus

HAPPY HAUS is a 100% conscious and ecological brand brand committed to the planet, which got several certifications from trusted label. Their collections is purposely made by few garments with a timeless style combined with simplicity.

I guess you cannot go wrong if you choose one of these brands. You will wear beautiful linen garments with an eye to the planet.

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