Swapping out your daily household essentials for safer options isn’t the only way to shop the eco-friendly route. Consciously shopping—no matter the category—really makes for smarter and healthier purchases. Luckily, fashion brands are slowly making better decisions when it comes to the quality and materials used in their clothing. That makes it easier for consumers to feel good about the items we invest in. Many knitwear brands (like the ones we’re highlighting today) have made it a priority to ethically source fabrics, lower pollution during production, and support fair-trade supply chains—all in an effort to better our environment. They are raising the bar and expectations in the fashion industry with small changes that make a major difference—while still being stylish. Read on to learn more about each sustainable sweater brand and its eco-conscious moves. Plus, shop our fall outfits featuring our favorite sweaters from each line along the way.
This San Francisco-based brand is known for its quality, everyday wardrobe basics and prides itself on transparency. For each item on their site, they break down the cost it takes to make the final product so that as a shopper, you have a clear idea of where your money is going. They also use ethical factories for all of their production.
Reformation uses recycled materials for an assortment of their clothing and knitwear. They also provide statistics on how sustainable each item is. For example: 18 gallons of water was saved in the production of the sweater Sarah is wearing (below).
Christy Dawn’s The Frankie Cardigan is sustainably made using deadstock materials from Los Angeles factories.
Siizu exclusively uses fabrics that are 100 percent organic and eco-friendly, and all designs ring in at an affordable price.
H&M's Conscious Collection
H&M is making a difference in the fast-fashion industry with the addition of its Conscious Collection, which includes a range of organic and sustainable fabrics.
If you haven’t checked out Paloma Wool yet, let us be the one to introduce you to the fashion-forward brand that supports fair trade.
Naadam’s mission is to make cashmere with a conscience. “We work to protect the planet through anti-desertification programs, clean energy-powered factories, and tree-planting nonprofit work,” says their website. Just wait until you feel how soft these sweaters are—trust us.
Kowtow Clothing uses 100 percent organic cotton that’s “organically-farmed and free from chemical sprays and genetically-modified seeds to benefit the soil and farmers.”
“We believe that a product’s origins, sustainable production, and environmental impact are as important as its aesthetic. It is the combination of these elements that makes a product truly luxurious,” states Aiayu’s website. All sweaters are made without the use of chemical dyes.
Additional sustainable sweater brands to check out: Amour Vert and Lacausa Clothing.
Diarte Valley Sweater
The Sweater Rib Turtleneck