Here at Pildora we have developed 17 unique sustainability attributes, and we pride ourselves on being able to share and support designers that create the most sustainable and highest quality products from all over the world. Each designer has a unique process when it comes to the production of their products and how they incorporate sustainable practices. Below are five ways our designers implement these practices.
Arielle's use of milk fabric
Arielle uses milk fabric, which is an alternative to traditional fibers and fabrics. Created by a German microbiologist and designer, Anke Domaske, sour milk from dairy farms is spun into a silky fiber and can be made into any type of clothing, whether that’s shirts, dresses, or underwear. The production is sustainable because it requires very little water usage and does not contain any chemicals. The end product contains milk nutrients and proteins, making it anti-bacterial, hypo-allergenic, and completely biodegradable!
andagain’s zero waste innovations
Featured in Elle, Vogue, and Who What Wear, andagain has grown into one of the most sustainable luxury fashion labels. And Again has taken sustainable fashion to a whole new level by creating uniquely designed silhouettes with a combination of zero waste technology and deadstock fabrics. They also just launched “Learn,” which is an online-based learning experience that provides digitally-based, remote learning experiences directly to their community.
Many companies are beginning to instill take-back programs to collect well-loved garments from consumers in order to reintroduce the materials into the manufacturing cycle. Many of these programs do not come at a cost. This is a great way for brands to keep relationships with their consumers while reducing the environmental impact of fashion.
Giveback to charities
Ethical brands will usually pick a charity or organization that they are passionate about and dedicate a portion of their profits to a specific cause. By purchasing from a brand that gives back to charity, consumers are supporting both the brand and a larger cause that extends beyond the fashion industry.
There are so many great sustainable brands and designers that go beyond the conventional ways of the fashion industry by creating meaningful solutions to combat climate change and waste.
Written by: Sophie Ehrhard | Pildora E-commerce and Sustainability Intern