If you’re updating your wardrobe right now, take a look at the high streets’ sustainable fashion ranges…
Last summer, we talked about some of our favourite brands that worked on their sustainability effort. From high street chains like New Look just starting out with their ethical range, to designer brands with an ethos based on sustainability, there’s something for all price points. With sustainability taking the forefront of news, politics and fashion recently, we’ve seen certain fashion powerhouses amp up their game when it comes to environmentally friendly fashion.
We’re so pleased to see high street stores take a stance on this, providing sustainable clothing to everybody regardless of their budgets! Take a look at some of our favourite sustainable ranges on the high street at the minute.
Monsoon’s S.E.W. Collection is a capsule collection of garments designed to never go out of style, intertwining recycled and ethical fabrics with timeless creations for your wardrobe. Sustainable fabric alternatives like LENZING ECOVERO combine with recycled polyester and organic cotton on wardrobe staples and trend-led pieces.
Marks & Spencer
By now, we’ll all know about Marks & Spencer’s Plan A. However, what does this entail? Their cotton is 100% responsibly sourced through the Better Cotton Initiative, all of their wood in their furniture is responsibly sourced, and they’re starting to introduce more sustainable fabrics such as Tencel. Workwear basics and casuals are crafted with their sustainable initiatives, making it an easy way to swap and shop ethically.
One of the longer running high street sustainability efforts is H&M’s Conscious edit. To be a part of the edit, the products must be crafted from at least 50% sustainable materials, such as organic cotton or recycled polyester. Of course, the higher the % the better, so we’ve found 3 favourites with a high % of ethical materials that suit stylish ladies over 50.
Mango’s Take Action programme aims for 50% of the cotton used in its collections to be sourced sustainably for 2022, and is produced in Spain, Morocco and Turkey- reducing their carbon footprint. Whilst Marks & Spencer’s is already higher and you could argue just to go there instead, by selecting Mango’s sustainable pieces already on offer, we can show the brand that this is what we’re looking for.
New Look have taken a different approach to sustainability with their new vegan range, free from animal products. Most PU leather is finished with leather sprays, adhesives are prepped with animal collagen and chemical treatments on metal feature animal products- this range doesn’t include any of these.
ASOS Responsible Edit
ASOS’ Responsible Edit hosts a selection of high street brands, as well as their own ASOS Design range, fashioned from sustainable and organic fabrics. It can be trickier to find clothes suitable for 50+ ladies, but a good browse will find you some gems.
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