This coming Sunday is Earth Day, which means its time to celebrate designers who produce “green” apparel and accessories. Eco-friendly isn’t what it used to be - so scratch those images of itchy hemp bracelets, cotton “save the planet” t-shirts and boring Birkenstocks out of your head. That’s right, today’s designers are making Mother Nature smile with their mixture of eco-friendly and eco-fashionable garments.
Check out a crop of my favorite sustainable designers. Go ahead, save the planet one outfit at a time!
Saint Grace is a collection of modern, organic basics. Sported by starlets Scarlett Johansson and Jessica Alba, this line is super-hot amongst Hollywood A-listers.
Yes that’s right – favorite fashion designer Stella McCartney also had an organic brand! The lines high-end pieces feature everything from pants, suits and dresses, to laid-back tops and chunky sweaters.
J BRAND ORGANICS
Adored J Brand jeans has an organic line too - appropriately named "Green Label." Denim Divas everywhere will swoon over this eco-conscious and fashionable line of jeans.
ORGANIC BY JOHN PATRICK
Launched in the spring of 2007, Organic by John Patrick line features clothing made out of organic wool, cashmere and vegetable-dyed leathers. Receiving rave reviews since its debut, this high-end designer combines the ultimate in luxury, sustainability and classic cuts.
C & C CALIFORNIA ORGANICS
C & C California is best known for their super soft basic tees, tanks and dresses. However, they have recently they came out with an organic line that offers the same lovely basics in organic cotton.
This line was started by Anne Salvatore Epstein in 2005. Beginning her career with Mark Jacobs, Epstein knew well the typical manufacturing process of garments and how it affected the environment. She uses organic cotton, bamboo and recycled leather trims as just some of the fabrics in her line.
Named one of the top 20 innovators to watch by W Magazine, Linda Loudermilk's designs are changing the way people think of eco-friendly fashion. Her luxury-eco line of clothing includes suits, dresses, jeans and embrace fashion-forward trends.