360 Wellness: Conscious Fashion
Green is the new black when it comes to shopping — in other words, choosing fashion that is both sustainable and ethical. On September 12, Pratt/BF+DA will curate a showcase on the second floor of The Shops at Columbus Circle to tell the stories of companies that are doing good. It’s part of 360 Wellness, a series of free events devoted to helping you look and feel better. Want to make a difference when you shop? Show your support with these six brands.
A trailblazer when it comes to conscious fashion, Eileen Fisher has long been committed to reducing its impact on the environment and using sustainable materials. This fall, check out pieces like the Luxe Merino Stretch Deep V Tunic ($298), made from a new knit that uses responsible wool from a network of New Zealand farmers. With the Fisher Found program, you’ll get $5 on a gift card for every piece of Eileen Fisher clothing you recycle in-store.
H&M wants to lead the change toward a more sustainable fashion future. Case in point: its Conscious Exclusive Collection, a line that incorporates 100% regenerated nylon fiber and recycled materials. We’re in love with the Fine-Knit, V-Neck Sweater ($19.99), made partly from recycled polyester. Besides dressing you ethically, H&M doesn’t want to let fashion go to waste. Bring a bag of unwanted clothes to the store, and you’ll receive a 15% off coupon.
Created with style and global consciousness, Satya Jewelry is built on a foundation of inspiring women and giving back. Want to spread the love? Purchase a meaningful piece like the Share Your Gift Necklace ($178), which represents integrity, kindness, and confidence. During September, Satya Jewelry is donating 20% of store proceeds to the Satya Foundation to directly benefit the children of Ramanas garden and Manjushree orphanage in India.
Ted Baker approaches its social, environmental and ethical commitments with the same focus and attention to detail that it gives to its stylish clothing. The company recently partnered with The Better Cotton Initiative, which helps everything from the people who make it to the environment. This September, you'll not only be doing good and looking good, you'll receive a silk scarf when you purchase a piece from the Cottoned On collection, like this dusty pink Double-Breasted Cotton Mac ($439).
With its commitment to social responsibility, J.Crew has found a number of ways to support the planet and its people. J.Crew recently partnered with Blue Jeans Go Green, an organization that recycles old denim to help build housing for communities in need. By returning your gently used jeans at J.Crew, you’ll get a $20 discount on a new pair, like the Curvy Toothpick Jean ($128).
From the way it’s creating clothes to the materials it’s using, Hugo Boss is walking the walk when it comes to sustainability and planet-friendly processes. We can’t wait to stroll the sidewalks of New York in the new Piñatex Sneaker ($348). This vegan tennis-inspired shoe is designed in Italy and crafted entirely from organic, recyclable materials, including a textile made from pineapple leaves.