(disclaimer: as of right now, my goal for 2016 is to shop more sustainably than I already am. I will try my very best to only buy from stores that either are sustainable or have some kind of corporate responsibility statement. I am aware that even brands that have these kinds of statements may not actually do what they say they do in terms of sustainability, however, for 2016, the fact that corporate responsibility is even on the brand’s radar is good enough for me.)
American Apparel – sustainable & ethical – Check out their write up about their vertical integration system and their environmental efforts (including how they manage to waste less through “creative reuse”).
ASOS Eco Edit – sustainable & ethical – All items in this section of ASOS’s website are fair trade, sustainably-made and ethically sourced. Organic cotton is used in new pieces and jewelry and old textiles are up-cycled. Shop the eco edit HERE.
Fjall Raven – sustainable & ethical – In my search for a new backpack I came across Fjall Raven. As an outdoor clothes and accessories brand, Fjall Raven takes preserving the outdoors and the wellbeing of their employees and factory workers seriously. Read more HERE.
Ix Style – ethical – By buying a pair of these shoes, you help provide clean drinking water for children in Guatemala through water filtration systems, rain collection units and wells. Every shoe is made by local artisans and produced ethically. Read more HERE. / Check out the shoes HERE and use the code: McSherry30 to get 30% off your pair!
Patagonia – sustainable & ethical – Patagonia’s website is chock full of information about their corporate responsibility and sustainability initiatives. Click on these links to read (and watch) more – T & T !
prAna – ethical & sustainable – Yoga, travel and adventure clothing brand prAna is a triple threat when it comes to sustainability: they seek out materials from sustainable sources, ensure that their employees are treated fairly, and work to improve their industry. They also use organic cotton and recycled materials for their clothes! Read more HERE.
Pura Vida – ethical – Pura Vida Bracelets are handcrafted by local artisans in Costa Rica, giving them steady jobs and a relative amount of creative freedom. There is also a Charity Collection in which every bracelet purchased donates a portion of the profits to that specified cause. Pura Vida is partnered with over 190 charities and has donated over $875,000 to different organizations. They are also a member of 1% for the Planet, meaning they donate 1% of their annual net revenue to environmental organizations worldwide. Read more about their story HERE and use the code TUNESANDTUNICS20 at checkout to get 20% off!
Reformation – sustainable – They use three kinds of materials to make their clothes (new sustainable fabrics, repurposed vintage clothing and over-ordered fabrics from other brands). They also use 100% renewable power in their LA stores and headquarters. The list goes on and on – you can read about it HERE.