Fashion has become more than just articles of clothing on runways and on shelves. Designers use them as a medium to speak up. Like how slogan tees were made to express opinions and big fashion houses like Gucci, Armani, Calvin Klein, and recently Versace’s decision on going fur-free sent a message across the whole fashion industry to stop killing animals for their fur.
These sustainable menswear brands are part of a fashion movement too — by implementing ‘slow fashion’. While it’s entertaining to see fashion come and go every season, sustainable brands make clothing pieces that you can wear for years and years — not just for that one season. And they do so by also using sustainably sourced materials.
But that’s not the only thing that counts. How were the clothes made, who made them and how were the raw materials grown? These factors matter and huge supply chains leave little to the imagination on the manufacturing processes before they hit the stores.
Make the difference and purchase from these sustainable menswear brands. Gone were the days where sustainable means unwearable style. Just scroll down below to see how these brands are still current in the fashion industry but also saving the environment.
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Fashion house Vikor & Rolf has been using recycled materials in their releases ever since the designers started experimenting with the medium in their AW 2016 and SS 2017 collection. They have since stopped producing their ready-to-wear range, instead choosing to concentrate on their new RE:CYCLE collections that use only overstocked materials.
Noah is an American men’s clothing brand founded by Brendon Babenzien — the former Creative Director of Supreme. The brand has been very vocal about causes they support, for example the #BlackLivesMatter movement, pesticides and ocean pollution. It not only practices sustainability but also donates to charities that support these causes.
This vegetarian brand has nothing to hide when it comes to their clothing production. Stella McCartney has a whole page dedicated to their involvement in sustainability clothing. Everything from A-Z is listed: from the type of materials used to social sustainability.
Salvatore Ferragamo has also been taking a a transparent approach to their sustainability efforts by publishing their sustainability report online. The brand has also seen participating in a number of social projects, highlighting its commitment to local communities — including releasing a collection made entirely out of orange fiber.
Ecoalf is born out of frustration with how the fashion industry deals with wastage. They create sustainable fashion with recycled materials — one of which includes a bagpack made out of plastic bottles without neglecting quality and style.