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How ethical are the major luxury streetwear brands? Sadly, most of them aren’t doing enough to lower their impact on the Earth and its inhabitants. Read the article to find out how each of the most famous streetwear brands score.
As usual, the biggest brands are doing the least
Streetwear is all the rage at the moment. And while streetwear is often associated with logo-heavy sweatshirts, graphic tees, and grandpa sneakers, in reality, it’s a blend of a variety of styles, from informal leisurewear to the more tailored workwear, and can often include thrifted pieces (yay, sustainability). In the last few years, streetwear has been gaining ground, and many luxury houses jumped on the streetwear bandwagon, looking to innovate and attract new audiences. Luxury streetwear was born.
But while these big streetwear brands (think popular brands like Supreme, Demna Gvasalia’s Vetements, or OFF-WHITE) know how to produce inspiring and trendy designs for the luxury market, how are they impacting people, the planet, and animals?
Today, we’re diving a little deeper to help you see what’s really happening with these major luxury streetwear brands. And while a few brands rate “Good” or “It’s a Start” overall, sadly, the biggest and most well-known brands aren’t doing enough to lower their impact on the Earth and its inhabitants.
Keep reading to find out how the major luxury streetwear brands rate for people, the planet, and animals.