Regarded by many to be the industry’s future, eco-friendly fashion has shaken off its less than fashionable look from the past and is being championed by an ever-increasing number of international designers. Whether by sourcing vintage fabrics, supporting local artisanal communities or adopting environmentally friendly practices, many of fashion’s current players are now embracing sustainability. Here is a selection of ethically minded pieces we've curated from Farfetch.
Stella McCartney is one of sustainable fashion’s most vocal supporters, and has championed the use of faux fur, which adds volume and texture to AW17's virgin wool vest.
Eco-friendly faux leather is another Stella McCartney staple, and is the fabric of choice for her signature Falabella bags.
It was the birth of her son that prompted Mara Hoffman’s shift to a new sustainable business model. “Here I am as a manufacturer and I’m making things [every season], but my son and his generation are the ones who will have to deal with all this stuff,” she told Vogue. Starting from the designer’s Spring/Summer 2017 collection, her swimsuits now feature recycled spandex.
“Every season we try to get more sustainable, more responsible,” said Maria Cornejo backstage before her Spring/Summer 2017 show. And as part of her continued commitment to eco-friendly fashion, the designer chooses to work with fabrics such as silk wherever possible.