Sustainable fashion and the movement towards clothing and accessories produced in a more eco-friendly way is growing more popular. While fashion trends come and go, more and more people are becoming conscious of the way their favourite wardrobe items are made, and how they impact the environment.
Fashion retailers committed to sustainability, like PARO, are helping people to access a wider range of independent brands that are doing their bit for the planet. Alongside them are the sustainable fashion bloggers, publications, and instagrammers that are also championing the sustainable movement and provide a great source of inspo and information, as we all learn about the topic of sustainability and uncover the truths about what’s going on in the fashion industry. With that in mind, we’ve compiled a list of our go to sources for all things sustainability online; all bring their own style and POV so have a scroll through, see who suits you best and give them a follow.
Atmos Magazine is published twice a year and explores culture and climate. The digital version is collated by creatives, journalists and explorers who are dedicated to making global progress. Featuring editorial and beautiful imagery across a range of topics related to climate and culture, Atmos regularly touch on subjects related to sustainable fashion, but we’re sure you’ll fall in love with all of their content and strengthen your connection to this beautiful planet we live on, if you sign up to their newsletter or follow them on instagram. We are also proud to be a stockist of Atmos magazine, so you can also purchase the print magazine on PARO here.
The online forum FUTUREVVORLD is for people to discover more about the rise in sustainability in the fashion world. This digital platform understands that no brand is perfect as true sustainability would mean halting production to prevail on what already subsists. With this in mind, FUTUREVVOLD offers a community to showcase what is possible, aiming to take bigger steps to protecting the planet.
Slow Factory establishes models that are beneficial to the planet and its inhabitants.They work to enhance their vision of climate justice via education, regenerative design and innovative materials. The public service organisation works at the centre of climate and culture, building global climate movements and growing an equal-race community. Their Open Education programme provides education for ethnic communities and is taught by scholars within this community. Follow The Slow Factory on Instagram as well as their founder Celine Salmaan.
Future Dust (instagram)
Future Dust is a space for responsible fashion, created by Berlin based, freelance writer and consultant, and former Highsnobiety editor Alec Leach. Future Dust aims to be a safe space to talk about the brands / people who are making cool, responsibly made products, but are a bit reluctant to really shout about it.
Writer and speaker, Katie Treggiden champions a sustainable approach to design. Presently, she is pondering if craft can save the world through extensive body of work. Her fifth book is titled “Wasted: When Trash Becomes Treasure” and she presents a podcast named ‘Circular with Katie Treggiden’, you can also follow Katie’s work on instagram.
OMDO Studios are a London based, multi disciplinary circular design studio ♻️ whose instagram and blog provide inspiration and information about sustainable design.
Stylist and writer, Aja Barber focuses on sustainability and fashion. Her work looks at a wealth of topics, including feminism, racism, wealth inequality and the fashion sector can be restored in relation to these matters. Barber’s first book ‘Consumed’ is available for pre-order. As well as writing previously for Eco-Age, The Guardian, CNN, Selfridges and a host of other sites Barber focuses mainly on the daily microblogs she publishes on Instagram and the daily posts created exclusively on Patreon.
The Fashion Common Room is an educational platform/event forum facilitating dialogue in the sustainable fashion movement, which questions how we engage with concepts such as "sustainability". TFCR is a space where citizens, activists and industry leaders alike can come together to learn and come up with innovative solutions to redesign fashion supply chains wherein justice plays a leading role.
aims to help consumers make better purchasing decisions. Each podcast show looks at an aspect of global fashion, from the manufacturing process to fashion sales. They believe that people should look at where their money is being spent, rather than buying from companies with bad ethics or practices.
Reclaimed Woman looks at the decisions people make for themselves and their homes. Reclaimed Woman works with brands, and individuals looking to find eco and ethical fashion or home fashions offering specialist consultancy, while sharing her expertise on her blog. With 10 years of experience in fashion, the founder, Sara Morel, is currently the CEO of Salvo; the port of call for decorative antiques and reclaimed materials for home interiors.
A Dutch website for promoting fair fashion, When Sara Smiles focuses on the future of sustainability and how consumers can make an impact. Featuring sustainable brands, brand guides and a conscious look at how fashion labels can do better, this website shows readers that it’s straightforward to make changes in shopping habits.
Blogger and author, Stephanie van den Sigtenhorst, is the founder of the platform Let’s Talk Slow. After beginning her journey into fashion at the Amsterdam Fashion Institute, she discovered how sustainability in fashion was becoming more prominent. Despite not initially being aware of how bad the fashion industry was on the environment, she became more aware of its impact after watching documentaries, such as The True Cost. Realising that change is massively needed, she began to learn more about sustainability in fashion. From working at a sustainable fashion brand from the Netherlands to writing informative content on her website, she also consults labels on their sustainable strategy.
After volunteering for Dutch Sustainable Fashion Week, Alexandra was inspired to begin her blog My Slow World. Taking an inspiring look at slow fashion, she does as much as possible to create a positive impact on the fashion industry. Additionally, she is an ambassador for Cosh. My Slow World gives an insider look at amazing slow fashion brands, as well as how consumers can wear trends while being conscious of where they spend their money.
Born and raised in Colombia, Alisson studied in Germany at eighteen before settling in The Netherlands. She started her journey into slow fashion in November 2016, aiming to reduce her impact on the environment. A Sustainable Mess reveals the changes she’s making and wants to make. On her platform, readers will discover how to incorporate sustainable fashion into their lives, as well as organic beauty tips and delicious plant-based food posts. Alongside her website, Alisson is a coach for brands and start-ups.
Thrifts & Tangles is an ethical lifestyle blog that encourages people to give thrifting, sustainability, and your natural selves a chance.
The goal of Thrifts & Tangles goal is to use positivity & education across platforms to motivate a change for the better. Their original video, photography, and blog posts inspire readers to transition into living a more conscious lifestyle.