Sustainable Minimalist Clothing Brands
Guide to sustainable fabrics
Hemp: Doesn’t deplete soil. Requires little water for production. Naturally resistant to pests thus negating the need for heavy pesticides.
Linen: Breathable, durable, absorbent, and cool. Requires little water and is biodegradable.
Organic cotton: Absent of pesticide or GMO. Conventional cotton consumes 2.5% of the worlds land but utilizes 16% of insecticides. Vast amount of water is used to in the cleaning process.
Bamboo: Energy intensive and still includes many chemicals. Possible to get pure and organic bamboo.
5 benefits of linen clothing
Long-lasting and durable
Breathable and anti-static
Comfortable and beautiful!
Sustainable clothing certifications
Global Organic Textile Standard (GOT): Certified organic textile
Oeko-Tex: Chemical-free and toxin-free
Bluesign: Smallest ecological footprint (water emissions, air emissions, occupational safety, etc.)
Fair Trade Certified: Workers in safe conditions and good pay
Other sustainable options
Handmade: Made by hand process
Sustainable clothing brands
All brands are independently owned by small businesses. It is also sweatshop-free.
Minimalist Vegan shoe options
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Xero Shoes Canvas Sneakers | Thicker sole, has removable padding, and not water repellent
Xero Shoes Huaraches Sandals | Easy to slip-on but may take some time to get used to
Vivobarefoot Sandals | Have not tried these but seems very comfortable and I have heard good reviews
Ahinsa Bare Ankle Lifo+ Vegan Boots | The only Vegan friendly and affordable winter option that I found