Eco-friendly fashion is a niche, and when you add plus sizes, it becomes a double niche, which makes the search extremely difficult. Sustainable fashion is also ethical fashion, which usually includes a garment design, production, and distribution that reduces harm to people and the environment. We’re here to take the challenge away and make shopping easier.
The term sustainable fashion has been used frequently to describe what and how clothes are made. What exactly is friendly sustainable fashion? It’s a movement and process of fostering change to fashion products and the fashion system towards greater ecological integrity and social justice. Sustainable fashion is also eco-fashion.
Eco-friendly fabrics are those that are safe for the environment, recycled, or biodegradable. The most popular ones are linen, cotton, wool, hemp, as well as anything that’s recycled and used in a new garment.
Unsustainable fabrics are nylon and polyester, which are made from petrochemical and are non-biodegradable. Rayon is another artificial fiber.
If sustainable fashion is extremely important to you, you need to pay extra attention when shopping online. Take the time to read the garment description and when shopping in-store, read the fabric content tag.
"The Willow 2.0 is the second coming of our most- loved dress, now in a softer and more durable fabric with an improved fit to show off your shape. Made in our signature luxe fabric, this piece fits and flows in all the right places for a chic silhouette."
I love that it can be worn so casually with jeans and a great t-shirt or styled as a wrap dress with a cute pair of worn-in leather sandals. I can easily see myself wearing it both ways through the warm seasons.
"The Devon Twill Pencil Skirt is soft and sophisticated all in one. Made from a sustainable mock twill fabric that is as soft as it is lightweight. Designed for a skimming fit and with a center-front slit for complete ease of movement.
This pencil skirt is engineered with an encased elastic waistband for a fit that stays secure all day. Pair this skirt with something equally lightweight for an outfit you'll wear morning to evening."
"The rework one of the nightshirt shapes into something of his own and the result is a combination of the brands' signature elements. The Helena dress has the sleeves, straight body, and the back yoke details seen on the majority of The Sleep Shirt's classic shirts."
This beautiful rib-knit dress has gorgeous stretchy and recovery and drapes so effortlessly. A perfect dress for traveling. Dresses up and down for any occasion. Seventeen beautiful buttons right down the front and a super sexy neckline. The midi length is super sophisticated and modern.
Designed with a soft, breezy fabric made from recycled bottles, the FLOAT High-Rise Bike Shorts keep you cool, comfy, and feeling cute. And the high rise makes them go great with a crop top, sports bra or oversized tee.
Made from 90% recycled plastic bottles (RPET) and 10% spandex
"We teamed up with The Days to bring you the comfiest and cutest high waisted undies. They pair perfectly with the lounging bra to make the ultimate feel-good set. We chose the cheeky fit to show a little extra skin while still having your back."
"This garment is Responsible by Design. That means it meets our highest standard for environmental or social impact. It reflects our efforts to take responsibility for what we make, always looking for more sustainable materials and methods."
71% Tencel™ Lyocell/19% Nylon/10% Spandex. Made in Vietnam
"Our Goddess House dress "The Denni" is made from breezy cotton volié printed with a striking green ground with white and yellow center poppies. Sustainability sourced from vintage fabric. This dress is designed with comfort and easy in mind. for sure to be your go to all season long."
"The Wrap Dress is an effortlessly styled piece where the cut does all the talking. It is soft, drapey and feminine and, like all Bamboo Body pieces, can be dressed up for night or worn more casually throughout the day. Simply add accessories to personalize your look! "
"Made from a high-quality soft-as-butter poly and recycled cotton mix. Hand drawn design fully printed and made in downtown Los Angeles in small and sustainable batches. Silhouette designed to be fit-friendly, the fabric has a lot of stretch.
Fully self-lined with double fabric. High-waisted fit with slight cheeky coverage in back. Playful yet SO comfortable! Designed to look cute and stay secure when swimming."
"The Nellie Dress is a modern update on the classic plus size LBD that you'll want to put in heavy rotation this season; clean lines that shape an on-trend, A-line silhouette. Pair this beauty with a classic pump for work or strappy sandals for a night look!"
"A timelessly chic jean designed for both style and comfort. Built to contour curves, lengthen legs and celebrate your form. Made with an innovative tummy-slimming panel Sculpt with Hypersoft is super-soft for enhanced comfort with supportive stretch"
The Palazzo Wide Leg Pants in Native are beautifully designed to flatter.
Made with modal
Size Range: 12-22
Sustainable fashion can be spotted in all fields. You can find it in your loungewear, workout clothes, undergarments, lingerie, swimwear, and everyday fashion. You can even find sustainable fashion in your shoewear as well! Brands like Adidas pride themselves on being eco-friendly.
Have you been a big supporter of eco-friendly fashion? Who are your favorite plus size friendly sustainable brands? Did you see anything that loved? I can’t wait to read your comments.
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