Earth Day is Friday, April 22. The day is dedicated to supporting environmental protection. Many fashion and home brands have adopted more sustainable business practices and Earth-friendly production.
Whether it is making clothing out of recyclable materials or offering more eco-friendly delivery options, clothing manufactures are eager to promote Earth Day. Here are some of the most sustainable clothing and home brands to shop.
According to statistics provided by Everlane, 97% of its apparel materials containing polyester and nylon are made from certified recycled fibers. “That material is made from recycling plastic water bottles, fishing nets, fabric excess from cutting patterns, and other items otherwise destined for the waste stream,” the site reads.
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Reformation’s website says, “being naked is the #1 most sustainable option. We’re #2.” The brand says it uses “low-impact materials, rescued deadstock fabrics and repurposed vintage clothing” to create its products. The company will pay past customers who send the Reformation clothing they no longer want to wear back to them, so they can create new and improved pieces.
Here are some of the best-sellers.
People Tree vows to keep the cotton they use for apparel organic and to “use biodegradable products as much as possible.” The apparel also includes traditional crafts and handmade textiles.
New arrivals from the People Tree’s spring collection
Leesa Sleep’s Legend mattresses are made with organic cotton and recycled polyester. The official description of the product is: “a sustainable mattress cover, with 100% organic cotton, Merino wool to wick away moisture and fiber from recycled water bottles.”
The mattress company Avocado Mattress is described as the world’s first mattress brand to be Climate Neutral Certified. The company prides itself on its “net-zero carbon emissions from our farms to our factory (powered 100% by renewable energy).” Some of the best-selling products include the Avocado Green Mattress; the Eco Organic Mattress; and the Organic Luxury Mattress.
Amazon has a line of more sustainable products in its collection Amazon Aware. Some of the highlighted pieces include a Men’s 100% Recycled Polyester Sherpa Jacket, a 100% Organic Cotton 300 Thread Count Sheet Set, a Hydrating Face Moisturizer with Avocado & Sunflower Seed Oils, Squalane & Cocoa Butter, Vegan, Formulated without Fragrance and a 100% Organic Cotton Bath Mat. In honor of Earth Day, customers with Alexa-enabled devices — like the Echo Dot or the Echo Show — can now say “Alexa, grow a tree” to donate $1 to plant one tree through One Tree Planted.
Wayfair has incorporated renewable energy and carbon-reduction strategies in its production and packaging operations, such as “investing in renewable energy credits for our eight most energy-intensive sites,” according to the company’s site. When navigating the site, Wayfair has search functions and icons that identify products with sustainability-focused features. Some of these items include the Decoteak Classic 12′’ W Teak Shower Bench, Winston Porter Brizio Solid Wood Seating Group with Cushions, the Langley Street West Valley City Striped Handmade Tufted Area Rug in Brown/Teal Blue and the Mercury Row Bopp 30.25′’ Wide Tufted Armchair.
Nike has put forth a “Move to Zero” initiative for its apparel, which vows to move Nike’s carbon footprint to virtually nothing. Nike also offers No Rush Shipping, which opts for ground-only shipping. This is considered a “less carbon-intensive” option compared to air freight.
These are some of the products made with sustainable materials from Nike.
Adidas commits to sustainability by labeling products that are made with alternatives to animal-derived materials as vegan; using organic cotton; using sustainable dye technology and innovative color methods and creating products made with recycled content.
These are some of the products made with sustainable materials from Adidas.
Dyson has committed to making their suction products eco-friendly by using fewer resources. They call it “lean engineering,” which means the creators of Dyson products focus on reducing the energy used by the products during their lifespans through more efficient motors, better batteries and more efficient product design. Some of the company’s most highlighted products are the Dyson Supersonic hair dryer, the Dyson Airwrap and of course, their vacuums like the Dyson Outsize Absolute+ and the Dyson V8 Absolute.