What is ethical fashion?
Ethical fashion is in the biggest demand ever at the moment thanks to well known brands getting involved with the movement.
In a nutshell, ethical fashion is the process of sourcing and manufacturing clothes in a way that benefits everyone and has no impact on the environment.
Our top five ethical brands
Laura ZABO: ZABO is a sustainable fashion accessory brand that creates handmade, cruelty-free and eco-friendly goods from recycled bicycles, car tyres and inner tubes. These upcycled products provide high quality accessories to the eco-conscious market whilst providing a positive impact on the planet. The ZABO collection includes bike tire belts, inner tube jewelry and even sandals.
The Simply Co: Founder Lauren Singer lives a Zero Waste lifestyle and hasn’t sent any trash to a landfill since 2012 which she documents through her blog, Trash is for Tossers. At The Simply Co. they strive to make the most sustainable cleaning products ever from toothbrushes to laundry detergents and candles.
Par En Par: Laura Choi (who we were lucky enough to interview) is the founder of Par En Par. It is inspired by the duality of relaxation and effort. Laura Choi designs inherently versatile resort wear. The collections balance elegance with ease and durability with lightness, creating purposeful clothing that’s adaptive to any journey. She carefully source the fabrics and cultivate relationships with sustainable weavers in India.
Patagonia: Patagonia is a Fair Trade Certified brand, uses organic cotton and is environmentally sustainable. It is an outdoor apparel, swimwear and active wear brand. Patagonia was one of the earliest defenders of environmental ethics in the activewear fashion industry, and one of the first adopters of using recycled materials and switching to organic cotton.
People Tree: People tree is a UK base, Fair Trade Certified brand that uses organic cotton collections and biodegradable materials. People Tree has partnered with Fair Trade artisans and farmers in the developing world to produce a wide collection of ethical and eco wear. Their collection ranges from the perfect lightweight organic cotton sundresses to workwear, jumpsuits, relaxed yoga wear and more.
Life being vegan and the benefits of it
Going vegan is a great opportunity to learn about nutrition, cooking, lifestyle choices and how to have a balanced diet. A vegan diet can have extremely positive impacts on your health. Having a plant based diet is proven to provide all the key nutrients the body needs.
Although being vegan has so many health advantages, its effect on the environment and use of resources is the biggest benefit. Breeding, raising and feeding animals for food is a very inefficient may of using our natural resources. Animals raised for food production are fed over half of all the worlds crops. Following a vegan lifestyle contributes to far less air pollution, and puts less stress on our natural resources by requiring less land, fossil fuels and water. As our population is expected to continue to increase, a widespread movement towards vegan lifestyle is the most effective way to reduce pressure on our environment and may be absolutely crucial to our survival as a species.
Lastly.... we just wanted to show you a video to prove that air pollution is a serious issue right now. Being vegan and ethical will 100% contribute to a planet with less air pollution and global warming.
Ella & The ZABO Team x