Whether or not we’re excited for summer to end, I think we can all agree that we’re excited to shop for fall fashion (I mean, we’ll really take any excuse to shop, but for now, let’s focus on the fall season). As much as we all love a Zara moment, putting in the effort to shop for sustainable, ethically-made products can really pay off. Not only will it make you feel better about shopping in the first place, but you’ll also get to brag about being super ethical to all of your friends. You’re welcome.
So, without further ado, here are 10 sustainable brands to shop for the fall season.
Everyone knows about the Dr. Scholl’s clog, but everyone might not know about the company’s amazing commitment to sustainability. Thanks to this, over 35.2 million plastic bottles have been diverted from landfills into the recycled fabrics used in their shoes. Dr. Scholl’s also has a partnership with Trees for the Future, so with every purchase of an original collection shoe, Dr. Scholl’s shoes donates a tree to the organization to offset carbon emissions.
New shoes for fall? Check.
Apparis is an NYC-based vegan lifestyle brand with some of the most chic jackets we’ve ever seen—and its first-ever pre-fall 2022 collection its the most environmentally-conscious one yet. The collection features recycled alt-silk and marled re-knit (read: sustainable fabric), and includes recycled hardware and trims.
Trust us, you’re going to want to buy everything.
Baggu makes everything from bags, to socks, to blankets, to laptop covers and even pouches and backpacks, all in a ton of fun prints and styles.
They are fully committed to sustainability. This shows up in the materials they use, such as recycled nylon, canvas and more. Fall is the perfect time to commit to staying more organized, so this is basically the perfect place to start.
Volcom—yes, that cool surfer brand that you were probably too shy to walk into when you were younger—now has an Eco-True collection. It’s made with REPREVE recycled fibers that give new life to discarded plastic bottles. Its fall 2022 collection was made in collaboration with surfer pro Coco Ho and this sustainable surfer-meets-streetwear set is ideal for the upcoming season.
Szade Recycled sunglasses are made from other sunglasses. They collect tons of overrun, out of use, faulty and wasted frames, and then break them down and turn them into Szades. Not only is this company doing their part when it comes to sustainable operations and transparency, but their glasses are also beyond cute. We’re partial to the blue light transition glasses.
This athletic wear brand uses 100% recyclable packaging and makes their clothing from materials like post-consumer water bottles, fishing nets retrieved from the seas, fabric scraps, and other waste. We have a feeling the sports bra will be the first clothing item you reach for once you finish your laundry since it’s comfy but supportive.
Based in Los Angeles, ÉTICA is rooted in the ideals of fair labor, environmentally conscious manufacturing and social responsibility. They’re on the cutting edge of sustainability in premium denim, and you’ll want to stock up on their best-sellers just in time for the cooler weather.
Pangaia is a sustainable fashion brand with a focus on everyday lifestyle products that puts fast fashion to shame. Start with one of their sweatsuit sets because you’ll thank yourself for it when it’s 40 degrees outside.
Saie Beauty is hands-down my favorite makeup brand of the moment. Their products are extremely high quality, clean, and the company is invested in sustainability of course. You can’t go wrong with any of their products, but for daily use, try the Slip Tint, the Mascara 101, and their new Lip Blur.
NK IMODE’s 100% Zero Waste Robe is crafted using optimal pattern efficiency, meaning that this garment leaves behind no fabric pieces that may end up in landfills. Designed with luxury in mind, this biodegradable style is made of the softest OEKO-Tex certified silk (crafted without chemicals that are toxic to the environment). Plus, it’s handmade within NK IMODE’s ethical, family-owned factory.