Fashion is a notoriously unsustainable industry. Up and down the supply chain, the industry has long struggled to employ ethical manufacturing processes. Garment workers remain among the most marginalized and underpaid populations in the world, and nonrecyclable materials continue to be used for fast-fashion consumption at a rapid clip. Producing new collections every season presents more and more problems for the environment, as the production of clothing is highly toxic.
But it’s not all doom and gloom. As consumers become more intentional about where and how they spend their money, eco-conscious brands are working to provide sustainable alternatives that