H&M have been stocking organic clothing for a longtime although now they are really starting to expand the line. Everything in the Conscious Collection is made from environmentally friendly materials such as organic cotton and linen to recycled wool and plastic (for accessories). They are really showing other retailers the way forward with regards to being green, stylish and affordable and I have to say I am very impressed with their current collection.
More high-end brands are also getting involved with good causes such as Tommy Hilfigers Promise campaign which donates 100% of the profits from the collection towards the development of sustainable communities in Africa and so far they have raised more than £800 000. They have also been very clever in teaming up with celebs such as Katie Holmes to highlight the campaign, which of course is for an excellent cause. What I love is the colourful and ethnic design of the garments, being born in South Africa myself, they remind me of home and I love all the products, especially the sunglasses.
|Katie Holmes supporting the Promise Collection|
DKNY you don't immediately think sustainability but they have recently teamed up with Care - a charity that helps empower the women of uganda by securing long-term vanilla production in Uganda. Since the majority of the local vanilla growers in Uganda are women this campaign is set to help contribute to the improvement of their livelihood.
They are not trying to change the world but through small steps they are making a different. " A drop of vanilla in water from Uganda is the signature ingredient in pureDKNY
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