In the era of fast fashion, it's easy to say that mass garment production has dominated the clothing industry at the expense of our environment's well-being. Zero-waste campaigns and eco-friendly practices come and go like fads, and we're left with a few choices when it comes to more responsible clothing options. Thankfully, more and more online brands here in the Philippines are adapting sustainable practices to reduce their carbon footprint, and at the same time, provide women with fashionable pieces that are locally made.
Curious about them? Below, five sustainable clothing brands that you should follow right now:
1. Muni Studios
Muni, a Filipino term which means "to reflect," perfectly describes how this homegrown, sustainable brand produces apparel consciously and with a heart. Perfect for bright days and sunny travels, their fun clothing pieces are not only a delight to look at—everything in their collection is made from biodegradable materials, and not one fabric gets wasted in the production of their garments.
Undo Clothing's colorful and vibrant pieces are reflective of a modern Filipina's taste, and we certainly can't get enough of their minimalist yet trendy pieces that are fit for contemporary dressers. Once you pull up their IG feed, you'll be welcomed with an aesthetic and an advocacy that you surely won't be able to resist.
Elevating Filipino culture through contemporary designs, Anthill Fabric Gallery doubles as a social and cultural enterprise that aims to preserve local tapestry and textiles. From manufacturing waste, they create wearable, everyday pieces that represent the heritage of every weaver behind their finished products.
4. La Oceann
Specializing in linenwear, this sustainable brand draws inspiration from elements found in nature and creates biodegradable garments that minimize eco-waste. Their bright yet minimalist aesthetic resembles salty afternoons at the beach, and you'll instantly be reminded of warm summer afternoons the moment you lay your eyes on their playful apparel.
Numad Clothing manufactures beautifully designed pieces that celebrate the female body, and they do so with the use of ethically sourced fabrics like linen, silk, and viscose. With the help of their partners, they create flattering pieces from organza tops to linen coordinates that are made for fun but conscious modern dressers.