The latest spring fashion trends mean bold collections that are stylish, savvy and sustainable. SEEMA checked out designers using earth-friendly fabrics and found attire and tips that will bring new colors, styles and glam to your Spring wardrobe. Experiment by blending different pieces, even those from your closet. Dress your look up with bold jewelry or down with flats and minimal makeup. Be beautiful, empowered and with a smaller carbon footprint.
What’s Old is New: The Latest Designers and a Few New Favorites…
Spring is the perfect time to clean out your closet and get rid of toxic clothing. And, by that, we mean fibers grown with GMOs, pesticides or fertilizers. Fabrics like organic cotton are safer and healthier, and several brands are curating clothing that’s environmentally friendly, including:
Specializing in women’s shoes, clothing and accessories, Gudrun Sjoden has a wonderful lineup that’s colorful and comfortable for Spring 2020. Look for this Swedish brand's boho and chic styles in a host of different sizes. Check out the Judit lyocell polka dot dress in jersey fabric. It’s adorable and airy and comes in asparagus green, nectar orange and other colors. To make a daring fashion statement, use mustard yellow or lime green jewels and coordinate it with eco-friendly sunglasses from The Good Trade.
Kings of Indigo
Another favorite is Kings of Indigo. With comfy jeans and jackets and flirty dresses and skirts, you might have a hard time deciding on just one look. The company's production process follows steps to save the environment and promote a cleaner planet, including low impact dye, recycling water, and increasing recycled content and sustainable materials in fabrics.
When it comes to fair and organic fashion designs, look no further than ArmedAngels. With organic dresses and delicate blouses, this German brand is a standout for the forward-thinking woman, and its fabrics certified for GOTS: Global Organic Textile Standard, which" sets the highest ecological, sustainable and social standards for organically produced natural fibres". You’ll love the Beantaa Dress that’s made with 100% viscose and is PTA-approved vegan. In a dark navy, it’s elegant, versatile and ready for your favorite pearls or sneakers.
For a wonderful line of women’s knitwear fabrics, we turn to Bibico. This UK brand offers lovely and timeless pieces - like that cozy cardigan or perky plimsolls. All their fabrics are naturally made, and the company works with two women's manufacturing cooperatives certified by the World Fair Trade Organization.
For the spring season, shop for fun fashion like the Ida Floral Wrap Dress. This long dress in a colorful summer garden print gathers neatly at the waist and includes an integrated fabric belt. We love this look with flat sandals. Or, vamp it up with high-heels from The Conscious Fashion Collection.
Featuring eco-friendly swimwear, this brand exemplifies sustainability by using MADE IN GREEN by OEKO-TEX-certified recycled Italian fabrics. Based out of Barcelona, allSisters includes flattering high-waisted bathing suits with seductive lines that accent and elongate the body. Favorite pieces include the Andromeade Swimsuit in white or black. You’ll feel confident and sexy in this swimwear that’s eye-catching and attractive. It’s made from recycled polyamide and elastane.
A brand that’s making a name for itself is Recolution. With COTS organics and PETA-approved vegan fabrics, this German line has quite a bit to offer for women and men this Spring. It’s your one-stop-shop for cool tees like BOBBIE and lyocell dresses such as CITYLIGHTS.
A UK designer that specializes in women’s wear, Beaumont Organic uses GOTS-certified organic cotton and hands-on linens. Their Spring Summer 2020 collections, paired with gorgeous contemporary accessories, features light colors and breezy fabrics. A few standouts include the organic cotton Madelyn Dress in a flattering "coffee" color that reads more like melted caramel to us. With its delicate jersey lining and perfect poplin finish, it’s ready for a day in the country or mimosas with friends. Dress it down with a sun hat and sandals. Or, dress it up with a vintage necklace and matching bracelet. The black and white checkerboard print of the Rose-Gee Gingham Linen Skirt from Portugal is machine washable. Wear it on those sweltering days or for that frolicky picnic in the park!
Seapath creates sustainable clothing with a purpose. Based out of Portugal, you’ll find its products are beach-ready with sun in mind. Check out the Lines Dress or Sun, Sun, Sun basic tees in sand or grape. Break up the Lines Dress with a contrasting belt in a bold color.
Based out of L.A., the Groceries Apparel brand uses organic cotton, 100 percent non-toxic fabrics, and GMO-, pesticide- and herbicide-free ingredents that also are recycled or fair-trade. Their garments range from the flirty maxi-dress to activewear pieces that make the perfect addition for any wardrobe. Look for their vegetable-dyed collection for stunning head-turning looks like the Dylan Dress or the must-have Drifter Pant, which masquerades as a skirt and is perfect for that long layover when you’re jet-setting. Dress it up with stilettos or tone it down with Grecian sandals.
Spring Ahead With These Bold Looks
As you can see, spring is in the air and these designers have a lot to offer. Experiment with the different looks and dress up your look with bold jewelry. Or, dress it down with flats and minimal makeup. With so many designers offering sustainable fabrics, we can boldly go into spring and summer empowering women and lessening our carbon footprint.