Conscious Fashion Initiatives
We've created a directory that brings together the key players of conscious fashion, from established organisations to emerging initiatives. You are doing something groundbreaking? Email us your story and we will add you to the list!
AOW Handmade, www.aowhandmade.com
AOW Handmade travels the world to bring new artisan and handmade resources directly to designers, wholesalers, and retailers and offers consulting and scouting services that provide personalized expertise to buyers interested in ethical sourcing.
A Transparent Company, www.atransparentcompany.com
Consultancy that helps fashion businesses to adopt innovative and transparent communication strategies to bring to life their supply chain journey.
Better Cotton Initiative, Switzerland: http://bettercotton.org
A not-for-profit organisation focusing on improving the welfare of cotton producers and workers and the environment.
Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator, NYC/USA: http://bkaccelerator.com
A hub for ethical fashion and design that provides designers with the resources they need to transform their ideas into successful businesses.
Centre for Sustainable Fashion, UK: http://sustainable-fashion.com
Research Centre at London College of Fashion focusing on sustainable fashion.
Clean Clothes Campaign, Netherlands: http://www.cleanclothes.org
An organisation dedicated to improving working conditions and supporting the empowerment of workers in the global garment and sportswear industries.
Eco Age, UK: http://eco-age.com/
Brand consultancy that helps businesses grow by creating, implementing and communicating bespoke sustainability solutions.
Ethical Clothing Australia: http://ethicalclothingaustralia.org.au
Initiative assisting local textile, clothing and footwear businesses to ensure fair wages & decent conditions.
Ethical Fashion Forum, UK: http://www.ethicalfashionforum.com
An organisation and online platform featuring information, tools and resources and a consultancy service specialising in sustainable fashion
Ethical Fashion Initiative, UK: http://ethicalfashioninitiative.org
An initiative that is dedicated to helping disadvantaged micro-artisans change their lives. Through their network, fashion brands can manufacture ethical fashion items produced by some of the most talented artisans in the world under fair conditions.
Ethical Trading Initiative, UK: http://www.ethicaltrade.org
An alliance of companies, trade unions and NGOs that promotes respect for workers' rights around the globe.
Fair Wear Foundation, Netherlands: http://www.fairwear.nl
An independent, non-profit organisation that works with companies and factories to improve labour conditions for garment workers.
Fashion Positive, USA: http://www.fashionpositive.org
An organisation launched by the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute and Consultancy, creating healthy and safe fashion materials that can be effectively upcycled or re-used.
Global Organic Cotton Community Platform, Switzerland: http://www.organiccotton.org
joint web platform of the organic cotton community worldwide, where knowledge about organic and fair trade cotton is exchanged and relevant information made available.
GOTS, (The Global Organic Textile Standard): http://www.global-standard.org
International processing standard for textiles made from organic fibres, defining high-level environmental criteria along the entire organic textiles supply chain and requires compliance with social criteria as well.
Green Strategy, Sweden: http://www.greenstrategy.se
Consultancy firm that helps companies in the fashion and textile industry develop and communicate their sustainability work more successfully.
HIGHER, UK: www.higher.studio
Progressive library for avant-garde clothing.
A platform providing costumers with the knowledge to measure their impact on our planet, using a patent pending technology.
LEAF (Labeling Ecologically Approved Fabrics), USA: http://leafcertified.org
An organisation providing a comprehensive eco-labeling system and consultancy.
Labour Behind The Label, UK: http://labourbehindthelabel.net
A campaign that works to improve conditions and empower workers in the global garment industry.
Made By, UK/Germany/Netherlands: http://www.made-by.org
European not-for-profit organisation, acting to improve environmental and social conditions within thefashion industry.
Manufacture NY, USA: http://manufactureny.org
Manufacture New York mentors, trains and supplys designers with affordable, consistent domestic production resources so that their brands can grow.
Material Connexion: http://www.materialconnexion.com
International consultancy and library of textiles and materials, including those using sustainable technology.
NRDC “Clean by Design”: http://www.nrdc.org/international/cleanbydesign/
An initiative by the NRDC that focuses on improving process efficiency to reduce waste and emissions and improve the environment.
NICE (Nordic Initiative Clean & Ethical), Denmark: www.nicefashion.org
NICE is a project of the Nordic Fashion Association. Based on the cradle-to-cradle principle, the site aims to inspire towards more environmentally safe and ethical design and sourcing; while involving the customer in the process through wash, care and prolonged-use issues.
Novel Beings, www.novelbeings.com
Style agency exclusively representing conscious creatives for the fashion, beauty and advertising industries.
A platform that empowers brands to take steps toward greater transparency by tracing the origins and histories of products.
A fashion community marketplace for renting clothing and accessories.
Responsibility in Fashion, USA: http://www.responsibilityinfashion.org
Online platform providing open-source information to help building a responsible global fashion industry.
Sustainable Angle, UK: http://www.thesustainableangle.org
A not for profit organisation creating and supporting projects which aim to minimize the environmental impact of the fashion industry and society. Their project The Future Fabrics Expo focuses on how fashion’s environmental impact can be lowered through textile innovation.
Sustainable Apparel Coalition, USA: http://apparelcoalition.org
An alliance of the apparel, footwear and home textile industry for sustainable production. Developer of the Higg Index, a standardized supply chain measurement tool for all industry participants to understand the environmental and social and labor impacts of making and selling their products and services.
TED (Textiles Environment Design), UK: http://www.tedresearch.net
A practice-based textile design research centre using innovative methods to inspire and facilitate a more sustainable fashion and textile industry. Part of the University of the Arts London.
What's Your Legacy, http://whatsyourlegacy.co.uk/
A curated online platform looking at sustainable fashion through the style lense.