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If you live in Europe, you might be wondering which clothing brands are doing better for people, the planet, and animals. We compiled this list of 84 more sustainable clothing brands from Europe, all rated “Good” or “Great” using our first-class methodology.
Reduce your impact by supporting local brands
There’s no denying it: sustainability is becoming increasingly important. More and more people are trying to reduce their impact on the planet and, as a result, a growing number of more ethical and sustainable fashion brands are arising to both meet the demand and help change the fashion industry for the better. But which clothing brands are worth supporting? First, let’s learn about what makes a brand more ethical and sustainable in the first place.
What makes a better brand?
Simply put, a responsible brand makes sure it positively impacts on people, the planet, and animals.
It ensures its workers are treated fairly across the supply chain. This includes policies and practices on child labour, forced labour, worker safety, the right to join a union, and payment of a living wage.
A better brand also cares about its use of resources and energy, reducing its carbon emissions, impact on our waterways, as well as using and disposing of chemicals safely.
Finally, it uses no or very few animal products, like wool, leather, fur, angora, down feather, shearling, karakul, and exotic animal skin and hair. Ideally, the brand is 100% vegan.
Now that you know what makes a responsible brand, you might decide to shop from companies located in your country or region. Whether it is to support your community at home or reduce your carbon footprint when shopping online, shopping locally can have positive benefits.
So if you live in Europe, you might be wondering which clothing brands to support. We know how you feel, which is why we compiled this list of more sustainable clothing brands from Europe. These better brands have all been rated “Good” or “Great” using our first-class methodology and are amongst our favourites.
Not from Europe or want to go more specific? Check out our favourite brands from:
- the USA (including California, LA, and New York)
- Germany (including Berlin), Belgium, Spain and Portugal, Italy (including Milan), France (and Paris), the Netherlands, Sweden and Denmark, and Switzerland
- Australia and New Zealand