There are a lot of holidays that seem to come out of left field (Macaroon Day, anyone?). Point being, there always seems to be another reason to slurp a cocktail, give (or a receive) a gift and – dare I say it – slink out of the office a couple minutes early.
Now, we’re not saying that one holiday is more important than another (we wholeheartedly supported the celebration of Oreos’ birthday for crying out loud) but, if we would have to rank some of the legitimacy of some of these blessed days, we’d have to admit that Earth Day would probably be right up there. No, this isn’t just for stereotypical granola crunchies whose footwear of choice may be something along the lines of a Birkenstock; this is about raising awareness about the fragility of the world and spreading good eco karma by reusing, recycling, and taking the needs of other species into consideration.
So no matter what your perspective, opinion or personal style, we all wake up on the same planet (although sometimes it can feel otherwise). In honor of said planet, we decided to recount top brands that are doing their share to give back to Mother Earth one dress at a time.
Alternative Apparel couldn't have a picked a better name for themselves. The company fully believes in sustainability and eco-friendly fabric alternatives. For Earth Day, the brand is currently running their "Buy A Tee, Plant A Tree" promotion.
With all of their clothing being made of almost 100% organic fibers, Bodkin brings comfort and sustainability to the fashion world.
Chic, simple and Earth-friendly are the exact words to describe Organic by John Patrick. The designer uses a mix of organic and recycled materials in a majority of his pieces.
Eric and Leigh Fleet are high school sweethearts who run one of the most successful eco-friendly clothing brands in the industry, Threads for Thought. Almost all of their clothing is has a fiber content of organic cotton and recycled polyester.
Alkemie not only makes all of their jewelry from recycled metals, but they also manufacture them right here in the US.
Patagonia has to be the biggest eco-friendly brand in fashion. The company supports a number of environmental issues while manufacturing their clothing out of recycled fibers.
Simple and sustainable, prAna makes eco-friendly activewear and accessories.
To help save water and promote the importance of clean drinking water, Levi's and Water.org have partnered up to make an exclusive line of denim called Water<Less. These jeans look incredibly ordinary, but have an eco-friendly twist to them.