10 Eco-Conscious Brands For Every Occasion

Earth Day is less than 24 hours away! In celebration, we've rounded up our favorite brands that are changing the fashion industry for the better through their commitment to sustainable and ethical business practices. We've included picks for every occasion, so you can make smart decisions about all the clothes in your wardrobe. Read on to learn about these great brands and how to style them for whatever life throws your way. And if you are craving a little more, check out all our favorite eco-friendly clothing in our Sustainable Fashion Shop.

WEdding-Ready With MAIYET

Committed to empowering artisans in developing economies and preserving ancient artisan technique, Maiyet partners with skilled creators worldwide helping them achieve self-sustainability through their craft. The resulting collections celebrate an eclectic blend of workmanship ranging from hand knitting and metal casting to meticulous block printing and Italian leathercraft. Each piece is beautifully constructed and cut to fit and flatter, making Maiyet a go-to resource for wedding attire options. 

Affinity's Styling Suggestion:

MAIYET Jumpsuit $1125KAYU Arnette Clutch $360KIRSTEN MUENSTER Necklace $480MAIYET Wedge $795

When heading to a wedding event, Maiyet’s Drawstring Waist Jumpsuit impressively walks the line between classic and cooly subversive. In a sea of dresses, the jumpsuit stands out - without threatening to overshadow the bride. Its long clean lines and simple cinching at the waist conspire to a kind of simple, straightforward elegance, leaving plenty of room for fun statement-making accessories. We love it with a chunky gold necklace like the chain pictured here (opt for a necklace that hits the collarbone - a longer one will compete with the jumpsuit drawstring). Finish the look off with Maiyet’s Kate Strappy Wedge and a bold, colorful clutch.

Nail the Job Interview With ZADY

Employing a holistic “field-to-garment” approach that’s both socially and environmentally conscious, Zady encourages consumers to forego the cheap thrills of fast fashion in favor of quality wares produced under humane conditions. Zady seeks to address fashion industry shortcomings at every stage of the production process, tackling issues of pesticide use, water treatment, energy efficiency and beyond. Instead of propagating the latest trend, Zady creates timeless pieces with staying power, making the brand a great choice when shopping for something smart to wear to an upcoming interview. 

AFFINITY'S STYLING SUGGESTION:

ZADY Blazer $250ZADY Pants $280STELLA MCCARTNEY Top $915FREEDOM OF ANIMALS Tote $280KRYSOS + CHANDI Bracelet $80EVERLANE Shoes $155

Zady’s classic navy blazer and cropped wool pants are welcome additions to any professional wardrobe - you’ll find yourself wearing them time and time again. Worn separately, these pieces will anchor any outfit, though we recommend teaming them up for a confidence inspiring power play when it’s time to get down to business. Simply layer a silk blouse under the blazer, slip into a pair of refined leather flats, and tuck an extra copy of your resume into a structured carryall. A gold cuff bracelet finish off the look. 

Charm Your DATE With MAYAMIKO

Ethically made in Malawi, Mayamiko's gorgeous dresses are made from traditional African printed cotton. The brand supports the Mayamiko Trust, a charity that supports women affected by HIV by teaching them the sewing and tailoring skills they need to create high value goods. Each print is fun and full of personality - perfect for making a strong first impression, so you can feel confident on a first date.

MAYAMIKO'S Styling Suggestion:

For a springtime first date I would wear a relaxed dress, that you feel gorgeous yet comfortable in, like our Enala or Mia Dress. Complete the look with a pair of golden eco-sneakers by Veja, if you're feeling sporty. If you are headed into the night, pack some extra heels for the night (like the stylish Sydney Brown shoes with cork heels)! Then all you need is a pair of bamboo eco sunglasses and an artisanal backpack made in West Africa by Sahel Design.

Off to Brunch With ACE & JIG

Ace & Jig approaches the issue of garment longevity from both a quality and style standpoint, offering shoppers all-seasons pieces made from exceptional materials that can be mixed and matched in countless ways. The brand also places value on the well-being of its workers - Ace & Jig’s manufacturer in India provides its textile workers with free childcare and organic produce grown using recycled water. If you’re looking to step up your weekend style game, this brand’s killer collection of richly hued and textured pieces could be just the thing for upcoming brunch plans. 

Affinity's Styling Suggestion:

ACE & JIG Dress $245REFORMATION Fringe Bag $135FINLAY & CO Sunglasses $230MATT & NAT Sandals $68

Ace & Jig's Andie Dress is perfect for a weekend brunch date. Cute and versatile, this pretty printed dress can be styled any number of ways, but we're loving it as pictured here. A fringed bag and wood framed sunnies put a boho spin on the look while metallic sandals lend a little unexpected edge.

Jet Setting With Eileen Fisher

Eileen Fisher is truly a force for positive change in the world - company initiatives supporting human rights, the environment, and the advancement of women all attest to this. "Our environmental vision is holistic," says Shona Quinn, Eileen Fisher's Sustainability Leader. "We believe in paying attention to what happens in the field, the dyehouse and our customers' washing machines. Our goal is to design out negative impacts - and design in positive change." The brand's signature relaxed fit and use of comfortable organic fabrics make Eileen Fisher ideal travel wear.

AFFINITY'S STYLING SUGGESTION:

EILEEN FISTER Top $268AILEEN FISHER Jeans $178BROTHER VELLIES Sandals $280GUSTAV REYES Ring $195EVERLANE Bag $98

If you’re looking to hit that sweet spot at the intersection of style and comfort, this outfit may be just what you’re looking for. A flowy silk top featuring a hi-low hem keeps the look comfortable and current, and this pair of boyfriend jeans offer a little stretch - perfect for a long plane ride. Complete this easy going outfit with accessories that give off a well-traveled vibe: tortoise shell sunglasses, springbok hair flats, and a ring made from salvaged wood. A utilitarian duffle makes for the perfect carry-on.

Vacation Mode With Amour Vert

After learning that fashion is the among the most polluting industries in the world (second only to big oil) Christoph Frehsee and Linda Balti founded Amour Vert (translation: green love). The brand has adopted a zero-waste policy and uses low-impact dyes, both steps towards a more eco-friendly, sustainable approach to affordable attire. Employing specially engineered fabrics, some of which are made from 100% recycled materials, Amour Vert offers a host of laid-back, super-soft styles that would make for an awesome addition to any vacation wardrobe. 

AFFINITY'S STYLING SUGGESTION:

AMOUR VERT Dress $108AMOUR VERT Backpack $150STELLA MCCARTNEY Sunglasses $330STELLA MCCARTNEY Shoes $1095

Nothing says vacation like a fabulous floral print. With its black and white botanical motif and subtly sexy v-back, the Shakira dress from Amour Vert is really speaking to us. Keep the look fresh and on-trend by accessorizing with statement making neutrals - funky cat eye shades and a pair of Japanese geta-inspired heels. A black backpack, like this vegan leather option from Amour Vert, puts a sporty spin on the style and makes for the perfect travel companion.

Working The Corner Office With Everlane

Everlane was founded on a culture of transparency, where questioning the status-quo is highly encouraged. The brand maintains open relationships with the factories that they partner with, visiting worksites often and requiring stringent workplace compliance to ensure company integrity. Information about all of Everlane’s factories is listed on their website for customers to see, as is the true cost of every garment and the markup price. Offering a great selection of workwear, Everlane is the place to go for office wardrobe staples. 

AFFINITY'S STYLING SUGGESTION:

EVERLANE Top $75EVERLANE Pants $88EVERLANE Tote $48EVERLANE Loafers $170QUAZI DESIGN $37

Consider adding a little masculine flair to your professional wardrobe with Everlane’s wide-leg trousers and handsome black loafers. A simple white top will keep the outfit crisp and clean, while a geo-style necklace and navy tote bring something unexpected to the mix.

Life of the Party With Reformation

The majority of Reformation’s clothes are sewn right here in the US in their very own sustainable factory. The factory uses the most eco-friendly technologies and practices available, making Reformation a leader in the sustainable fashion space. The company is also now categorized as a Benefit Corporation - a new kind of company that seeks to solve social and environmental issues through business. Reformation empowers women: in the workplace (over ¾ of their management staff is female) and outside of it (their dresses are pure celebration of the female form). Be sure to snag one for your next soiree. 

AFFINITY'S STYLING SUGGESTION:

REFORMATION Dress $368KAYU Clutch $150PHYLLIS+ROSIE Earrings $125COCLICO Heel $435

Go full femme at your next party with Reformation’s stunning Dima Dress for a look that’s equal parts romantic and sexy. All the right accessories keep the balance in check. A black velvet clutch is subtly romantic while sexy skyscraping heeled sandals up the ante. Play into the drama further by adding hoop earrings to complete the outfit.

Off To the Gym With Outdoor Voices

Outdoor Voices, with its high standards for working conditions and ethical practices throughout their production process, is a great choice for the conscientious gym-goer. If you’re looking to revamp your workout wardrobe, consider one of Outdoor Voices’ kits - they come with all the essentials packed neatly into a everyday tote made from recycled cotton.

AFFINITY'S STYLING SUGGESTION:

OUTDOOR VOICES 4-Piece Kit $300VEJA Sneakers $135CARLA COLOUR Sunglasses $135

Once you’ve got your hands on one of Outdoor Voices’ essentials kits (we’re loving the 4 piece kit in navy) - team up your new gear with a few choice accessories. When it comes to the athleisure trend, we recommend pairing muted or earthy tones like navy or olive, with creamy pastels as pictured here. Peachy sunglasses and sneakers with pink detailing play nicely together and kick your workout style up a notch.

Get Artistic With Kowtow

Kowtow’s clothing is 100% certified free trade organic and the workers populating their factories are entitled to excellent benefits such as free education for their children and medical insurance in addition to being offered a living wage. These artfully crafted clothes are just the thing to wear to the opening of a new gallery exhibition.

AFFINITY'S STYLING SUGGESTION:

KOWTOW Sweater $229KOWTOW Culottes $199BROTHER VELLIS Sandals $285GUSTAV REYES Bracelet $390FREEDOM OF ANIMALS Bag $85

Get creative with this look by playing with volumes and textures. We paired a streamlined sweater with voluminous culottes that are cropped to show off a fun, fuzzy sandal. Experiment further with shape and form by adding a round purse and an architectural cuff.