Belgium might be a small country, but it sure does have a lot to offer! Besides tasty waffles, Belgium is known to be the home of the European Union, NATO, and numerous other international organisations. It’s also home to a growing number of ethical and sustainable fashion retailers, with cities like Antwerp punching above their weight when it comes to sustainable style. Here are our 5 best ethical brands from Belgium!
The 4 Best Ethical Brands from Belgium
Antwerp-based Katrien Smets is the first Belgian ecocentric label that wants to combine being sexy and at the same time being nice to our planet. The brand is fully certified the Global Organic Textile Standards (GOTS) and has a limited local production run to minimise its textile waste. Katrien Smets also pays a living wage across all its supply chain and traces all its suppliers!
go as u.r is a Belgian label that creates and designs on-the-go clothing and beauty products for the on-the-go girls.
Kioko describes itself as “a business with love for People, Planet and Childhood”. Inspired by the tranquility and happiness of Japanese subculture, this inspirational children’s clothing brand believes that all clothes should be sustainably and ethically made at every stage of the process. It uses eco-friendly materials included organic cotton as well as low-impact dyes in all its range.
la fille d’O (which translates to “the daughter of O”) is the voice of a generation. In 2003, designer Murielle Scherre created this lingerie brand with the vision of being a role model. The brand produces long-lasting products, adhering to the principles of slow-fashion and manufactures locally. It also uses low-impact non-toxic dyes in all its range!
Images via brands mentioned. Feature image via go as u.r.