The Sustainability Wrap-up

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Over the past few years, the demand for transparency in the fashion industry has been called for time and time again by consumers, in the interest of holding the fashion industry accountable for the impact it has on the environment. However, even after the advances made, it is still difficult to understand what is good enough, and if brands should be doing more.

To guide you through the greenwashing, we have compiled a list of the most sustainable brands we carry and the ways they are making a difference in the industry.


Edwin

Edwin uses a lot of eco-friendly materials, and at least 50% of the materials used in production are organic and certified by the GOTS. Edwin also used a lot of renewable energy when crafting their clothing, as well as low impact and non-toxic dyes. Edwin also has great water consumption levels, as they use a closed loop system in their supply chain, lowering the amount of water needed in the making of fabrics. Edwin is Fairtrade certified and pays all their workers a living wage and audits their supply chain thoroughly ensuring standards of human wellbeing are maintained. 


Wax London button down shirt

Wax London

Wax London work hard to source environmentally friendly materials, working with organic cotton that has been certified by the Organic Cotton Standard (OCS) and the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS). They also use recycled materials in their production, including viscose, which has been seen to have massive detriment to the environment when produced inconsiderately. Wax London are working to produce their garments at a lower impact and only work with fabric producers that have signed the Responsible Brand Commitment, which enables a high level. Of interior traceability. Their biggest aim is to gain better traceability over yarn sourcing in their supply chain.


Oliver Spencer polo top

Oliver Spencer

Oliver Spencer has begun making changes by sourcing more eco-friendly materials, minimising the amount of chemicals being released into the environment. The also conduct all their final stages of production in the UK decreasing their carbon footprint and minimising the risk of labour abuse. Oliver Spencer also power their production. Through. Renewable energy whenever possible. 


MMX navy trousers

MMX

MMX has been very thorough about their use of sustainable materials and their attempt to be fully transparent in their supply chain. MMX use as much organic material as possible, while using 40% less water in their manufacturing. MMX are also 100% climate neutral, as they offset any carbon and greenhouse gases created during their manufacturing process. MMX only use organic cotton and ethically sourced viscose in their products. 


Nudie Jeans denim

Nudie Jeans

Nudie Jeans has a great sustainability rating, as it uses a very high proportion of eco-friendly materials, such as only using organic or recycled cotton in their jeans. Nudie Jeans also reuse most of their off-cut material, to create less textile waste. They also use a lot less water in their production process. Nudie Jeans offer a lifetime repair service, prolonging the lifespan of your jeans. Their traceability rating is very high and have a 113 page document readily available on their website detailing their production practices.


Whether you choose to shop with brands that are strictly sustainable in every way or select brands that try their best to cut out over production, any effort makes a difference. Any change in habit is a change, and a way to shift the retail trends towards more sustainable practices. Shop these brands at Mr & Mrs Stitch.

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