Nine eco-friendly fashion labels with good designs

Here comes the last post of the eco-friendly challenge supported by Kellogg’s Special K for their initiative “Change for the better”. My personal challenge was to be more friendly with the environment by using sustainable cosmetics, choose ecological restaurants, and add eco-friendly clothes to my wardrobe in order to support fair trade.  It’s been a great resolution that I’m trying to keep, as being concerned with fair production and working conditions is something that we should always have in mind. So, here you have a selection of some of the nicest eco-friendly fashion labels!

Ecoalf is a Spanish label founded by Javier Goyeneche, who also created the brand Fun & Basics. Ecoalf is based on the idea of using recycled materials from used plastic bottles, wire, fiber, fishnets, and coffee waste, to create simple yet nice pieces. They are specialized in accessories (backpacks, handbags, laptop cases), ski jackets, coats… They’ve collaborated with major stores such as Barney’s, and even Gwyneth Paltrow! Ecoalf created a capsule collection for Gwyneth’s site Goop. I love their manifesto and their designs. It’s one of my favourites.

Maiyet recovers old techniques from far-away villages and creates elegant collections using eco-friendly materials and fair trade work. It’s considerably more expensive than the average. Their lovely campaigns are shot by Cass Bird with Daria Werbowy.

Edun was founded by Ali Hewson and Bono to promote trade in Africa. It’s now owned by LVMH too. The clothes are designed by Danielle Sherman and were showcased in New York Fashion Week. Almost 85% of the clothes are produced in sub-saharian Africa in adequate working conditions.


Honest by is an online store that features different designers that create collections defined as sustainable, vegan, organic or skin friendly. Some of the creators you can find there are Bruno Pieters, Calla, Nicolas Andreas, Taralis, Maison des Talons…

To describe Awamaki I’d like to use their own words: “Awamaki is a Peruvian non-profit working with indigenous Quechua women weavers to improve their skills and increase their access to market, thereby revitalizing an endangered weaving tradition while affording Quechua women a reliable source of income in the district of Ollantaytambo. Awamaki Lab is a six-month fashion design residency that gives young designers the opportunity to develop a capsule collection in partnership with Awamaki and its weavers’ association.”

Elroy works with manufacturers in low income areas in order to support fair trade and help these communities develop. One of their best pieces are the knit sweaters.


Feral Childe is a label created by Moriah Carlson and Alice Wu that uses natural fabrics, upcycled materials, vintage pieces and other sustainable materials in order to produce their collections, which are manufactured in the Garment Center, New York.

Laene Scandinavia is a “performance-driven eco-tech fashion made ethically and sustainably in a Bluedesign approved factory, using a minimum waste production, on-demand circular knitted and bonded garments.” Wow!

Study New York is a label founded by Tara St James that offers ethical contemporary designs entirely produced in New York City using sustainable materials.

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10 thoughts on “Nine eco-friendly fashion labels with good designs

    Mari Morena • Feb 4, 2014, 21:14
  1. ¡Me ha parecido un post muy interesante! ¡Gracias por compartir estas marcas eco-friendly!

    Un besoteeeeee

  2. ALEENA • Feb 5, 2014, 6:56
  3. Cristina F. • Feb 7, 2014, 17:28
  4. ¡Cómo te lo curras! Enhorabuena y gracias por la información. Voy a NY en marzo e intentaré ver si puedo comprar algo de estas marcas. He leído que American Apparel no explota a nadie para fabricar sus prendas. A ver si vamos cambiando todos… a mejor. Buen fin de semana.

  5. gypsy • Feb 9, 2014, 21:35

    me parece muy interesante tu post como siempre con la noticia por adelantado, GENIAL,

  7. Ayesha Rajpoot • Feb 11, 2014, 18:01
  8. Wabi Sabi EcoFashionConcept • Feb 14, 2014, 16:35
  9. Un buen post sobre la moda sostenible. Soms ya un buen grupo de marcas tanto en españa como en el extranjero dedicados a la moda eco-friendly. Te invito a seguir investigando y publicando sobre este tema.

  10. Paul @ Eco Stores • Mar 3, 2014, 15:22
  11. Some of these designs are truly beautiful, I think it’s great that the fashion industry is leading by example when it comes to eco products

  12. あなたがあなたのビジネスの生命にとって重要であることがわかっているタスクに始めるんなら、いつでも気が紛れるように見えるのですか?あなたはそれが難しいあなたが稀にあなたが始めたものを仕上げていないことをポイントに手元の作業に注意を集中するために見つけた場合、私は今日はあなたのためにアドバイスを非常に密接に聞く。
    chrome hearts 帽子

  13. ECOALF • Mar 14, 2014, 9:50
  14. Hola Mónica,

    Muchísimas gracias por tu apoyo!!!

    Un abrazo

  15. Isaac • Mar 18, 2014, 3:38
  16. A mi me encantan los diseños de Audrey Louise Reynolds, porque los tintes de las telas están hechos a base de frutas y verduras.

    Por cierto, ella sale en el libro nuevo de The Selby:

    Saludos, Mónica

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