We live in the age of fast fashion. Every piece of clothing you could ask for is both affordable and instantly available. The clothes may seem affordable until you take a look at the real cost: 92 million tons of waste and 79 trillion liters of water per year. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. It’s up to us to do our part, no matter how small. Every choice we make counts, down to the clothing we wear and the brands we choose to support.
Luckily for us, our local fashion scene has a plethora of slow fashion brands to get you started with a sustainable but stylish lifestyle. Here are some of the best ones:
Hindy Weber Every Day
Basics never looked this good. Guiltlessly stock up on your new daily wardrobe with Hindy Weber's closetful of pieces you'll love to wear today, tomorrow, and every day.
Piopio is proudly and boldly filipino. Incorporating traditional filipino weaving and artistry (sourced directly from local hand weavers!) is their modus operandi. Their pieces truly are one of a kind and are guaranteed to make you stand out in any crowd. It really is amazing to see our cultural heritage seamlessly blended into modern pieces.
Eve the Label
From the silkiest pajamas to delicate lounge dresses, Eve the Label is here to spoil you! If you want splendid style and comfort, coupled with eco-friendly pieces, this is the place to go.
Lola and Daisies
Lola and Daisies makes some of the prettiest dresses you will ever lay eyes upon. Their pieces are all dainty, unabashedly feminine, and simply stunning. Best of all? Each piece is ethically handmade by their all-female group of sewers.
One man's trash is another man's treasure. Or in this case the current fashion industry’s scraps are Riotaso’s fuel. Riotaso uses discarded fabric scraps to create gorgeous and sustainable pieces.
Kalie & Co
Kalie & Co is a small slow-fashion brand that just launched this year, but they're surely here to leave a mark. Everything is sourced and made locally, and they even go one step forward by only using compostable mailers for shipments!
Fuss-free femininity is this brand's ethos. Their pieces are understated, simple, and sublime. The backbone of their production line being their team of Filipino seamstresses and sustainable textile.