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Spain and Portugal are home to some of our favourite top-rated “Good” and “Great” brands. Discover the 18 more sustainable Spanish and Portuguese clothing brands in our database.
Spanish and Portuguese doing better for people, the planet, and animals
¡Hola! Bom dia! If you live in Spain or Portugal, you might be wondering how to find more conscious brands that meet your style, budget, size, needs, and values. It might mean only buying organic clothing or investing in vegan fashion brands that protect animals. For more and more people, it means supporting their local communities by buying from brands closer to home. But how can you know if brands are really more sustainable than others? Are brands genuine, or are they greenwashing? What goes on behind the price tag?
We know how you feel, which is why we strive to help you find the very best responsible fashion brands from around the world. In this article, we’re shining a light on some of the top rated clothing brands from Spain and Portugal we could find in our database. These brands are doing their part to ensure people, the planet, and animals don’t suffer in their production. But what does that mean, exactly?
What makes a brand ethical?
Long story short, 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 how to determine whether a brand is ethical or not, you might choose to shop from companies located in your country or region. Whether you want to support your local communities or reduce your carbon footprint when shopping online, shopping locally has many great benefits.
Not from Spain or Portugal? Check out our favourite brands from:
- the USA (including California, LA, and New York)
- Europe, Germany (including Berlin), Belgium, Italy (including Milan), France (and Paris), the Netherlands, Sweden and Denmark, and Switzerland
- the UK (and London specifically)
- Australia and New Zealand