Sustainable Style: Trends and Fair Trade

December 21, 2015

It’s hard enough to be fashionable, so sometimes we don’t have the time to consider environmental impacts. Luckily, Eco Fashion World and Ecouterre keep us up to date on sustainable style and shed light on everything from the supply chains to the shelves.


Eco Fashion World is an excellent guide for gifts. You can choose by brand, country or eco-criteria. They know just where to find high quality vegan items, artisan crafts, Fair Trade garments, organic, recycled and vintage wearables. Find haute couture items and fashionable sales, and connect to the organizations that push for social and environmental justice in the fashion community. The writers are experienced advocates for both positive change and fresh fashion trends. Find a meaningful gift for a friend and a beautiful surprise for a loved one this holiday season.

EFWAt Ecouterre you will only find designers moving forwards in fashion and in social and environmental justice simultaneously. Since it was founded in 2009 by Jill Fehrenbacher (Inhabitat), Ecouterre has won Treehugger’s “Best Fashion Website or Blog Award” twice. Ecouterre was created to address fashion industry issues like pesticides used on cotton, water waste and worker-wellbeing. They identify organic trends, review eco-beauty news, cover debuts and keep readers up to date on recent reuse and DIY ideas. If you’re looking for a gift for someone who cares both about what they wear and where it comes from, Ecouterre will point you in the right direction for sustainable style.

For more guilt-free fashion, check out our earlier Green Giving post about Svilu and Synergy Organic Clothing.

-Aidan Kelly

Photo Credit: Eco Fashion World, Flickr/Jason Hargrove

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