The sun is finally making an appearance again, the flowers are blooming and your winter coat is retiring until the end of the year. When the days get warmer, it means that our favourite fair and sustainable fashion labels are releasing their new collections that they have been working on the previous couple of months. We couldn’t be more excited to introduce you to our top 5 picks out of the SS18 collections by our favourite fair fashion labels. Get ready for beautiful linen fabrics, colour pops in red and yellow, girly dresses and more.
Words: Livia van Heerde
1. JAN’N JUNE
The warm months have arrived to the German fair fashion label JAN’N JUNE. Their new collection still focuses on JAN’N JUNE’s philosophy of minimal fashion. You’ll find fabrics in white, light blue and red as well as stripe patterns and a palm tree leaf pattern that will give you the ultimate vacation feeling. The collection consists of blouses, culottes, T-shirts, sleeveless tops, shorts and a blouson. Their cotton fabrics are either recycled or GOTS-certified organic, their polyester and polyamide materials are recycled and they use certified organic linen and sustainable tencel. Every clothing piece is ethically made in Poland. The brand aims to offer timeless, fair and sustainable pieces that are affordable.
2. BEAUMONT ORGANIC
If you want to expand your Spring/Summer capsule wardrobe, or are a lover of neutrals and light colours during the warmer months, then Beaumont Organic’s SS18 collection is for you. They keep their style minimal by focusing on whites, light greys, stripe patterns and light and navy blues. The pieces are ideal for comfortable everyday wear and the majority of them are made rather oversized than form-fitting. The label uses natural and sustainable fabrics including organic cotton, bamboo and linen. Their fashion is made ethically in Portugal at their family-owned partner factories, or in England, where they support the local fashion industry and pay fair wages, ensuring that their clothes are fairly made.
This label is making fair and sustainable fashion since 1999. Their fabrics are GOTS-certified, 70% of them are from natural fibres and their vegan clothes are PETA-approved. Their supply chain management is entirely transparent. They manufacture in European countries, like Italy and Spain, but also globally in China, India and Peru. Their new collection includes bright colours, like orange, red, blue and military green, and neutrals, like whites and greys. Their new styles are simple and make the perfect staples for your summer closet. Their white organic linen blouses and flaming red organic cotton dresses will keep you cool during the hot upcoming months.
If you are looking for styles that are young, trendy and very L.A., but don’t exploit people nor our planet – Reformation is for you. This American label uses sustainable fabrics, like Tencel, Viscose or deadstock materials, and make sure their business processes and even their stores are sustainable. They minimise their water, waste and energy footprint by recycling, using renewable energy and more. Their clothes are ethically made in L.A. and they even offer metro passes to their HQ team to encourage public transport. Their new collection has everything you could dream of in a sustainable and ethical version: bodysuits, dreamy maxi-dresses, crop tops, flowy skirts, tight mini-dresses, jumpsuits and matching sets. Their colour selection of yellows, reds, florals, gingham, greens and whites screams summer to me. You’ll even find the perfect dress for that summer wedding you’re invited to.
To awaken the playful girl in you, spend this summer in a dress by Dagny. This label uses sustainable materials and biodegradable, GOTS-certified dyes. Their small collections of clothes are meant to reduce waste and are ethically made in their partner factory in Romania. Their Spring/Summer collection consists of 9 dresses and blouses that are made from fabrics like toxin-free Lenzing Modal and organic cotton. The focus of their collection is on prints and details, like ruffles and small bows. Their yellow linen 'Felicity' wrap dress is ideal for that trip to the South of France, or a relaxed day at the lake, and looks young yet sophisticated.