12 Socially Conscious Fashion Brands You’ll Want To Wear When You Travel – Forbes

When packing for any trip, the rule of thumb is that less is more. Trying to find clothes that are lightweight, wrinkle-resistant and able to go from day to night is no easy feat. On top of that, making sure they are stylish and made responsibly and sustainably can require a lot of research, which is why we did it for you. Here are our picks for your summer travel wardrobe.

Pondichérie  

Founded on a vision to support sustainable employment for women in the places that need it most, Devon Fisher started Pondichérie after many years of working with philanthropic organizations dedicated to women’s empowerment and gender equality. The caftan-inspired collections are timeless, elegant and founded in ethical craftsmanship. Wearing a Pondichérie caftan will make you feel sexy, stylish and sustainable, all at once.

Amour Vert

Quite possibly the easiest way to green your wardrobe, Amour Vert is an e-commerce platform dedicated to sustainable fashion. With signature tees that are cozy enough to sleep in, they also source ethically made fashion and accessories from like-minded designers. Wide leg crop pants by Amadi and this Terra jumpsuit crafted from their signature beechwood blend are perfect for summer travel. Cut your packing in half with these comfy, wrinkle-resistant and solid staples.

Outerknown

A nod to the earth, after living off of its most bountiful resource for his entire career, surfer Kelly Slater created Outerknown to shift awareness and remind consumers that “IT’S NOT OK” to destroy our ocean. Sustainably sourced fabrics like organic cotton and ECONYL (recycled fishing nets and nylon surplus) are at the core of this brand. Soft summer staples like the Meander dress and Costa blouse are light and airy, perfect for those salty, sunny days.

MIRTH

Sister founders Katie McClure and Erin Breen launched MIRTH after jaunts around the world inspired them to create a line of resort wear that was designed with purpose. With a modern take on traditional handloom weaving and abstract block printing, their mission is to help sustain and celebrate craft and provide ethical employment to artisan communities…and help you look good, of course.

Summersalt

Swimwear that is comfortable, stylish and sustainable is not easy to come by, but Summersalt nails it with their vibrant, ethically made suits that look good on every figure. Designed for every woman’s body, the swimsuit picker on their website helps you find the right style for your body. Really. They took measurements from over 1.5 million women to inform the Summersalt fit. This may be the first mail order suit that actually fits well, so stock up on every color.

Pyne & Smith

Nothing’s worse than tight fitting clothes on a hot day. Enter Pyne & Smith Clothiers, the creation of Joanna McCartney. The linen-based dress company was conceived by the Brit who now calls Southern California home. Beautifully designed and made sustainably, Pyne & Smith Clothiers’ dresses pack lightly, soften with each wear and are so weightless you will want to wear them every single day.

Époque Évolution

In an effort to minimize packing Époque Évolution created a line that could transition from the plane, to the boardroom to dinner. Using sustainable, organic, upcycled, deadstock and post-consumer waste recycled fibers when available, the female founded company has created a traveler’s capsule wardrobe. The Jet Set Trouser can easily be dressed up or down, allowing you to limit your packing to one pair of versatile black pants, saving more room in your carry-on for souvenirs.

Dazey LA

Designed to empower women and create conversations, Dazey LA is clothing for people who care. Hand drawn (with messages like Influence Change or Love More) on 100% certified organic cotton and handmade to order in L.A., the brand inspires women to choose confidence over comparison and at over fifty dollars for a t-shirt, it is more about the message than the clothing (although you will want to fill your closet and rock these socially conscious tees everywhere you go).

Outdoor Voices

If comfortable travel clothes are the key to enjoying long-haul flights, then the CloudKnit hoodie and sweatpants set by Outdoor Voices could be your ticket. Made out of the most ridiculously soft material (recycled polyester, crafted from post-consumer water bottles that have been melted down and spun into fibers), they are worth the investment. For a company who promotes being active outside and #DoingThings, they are certainly on the right track when it comes to the clothes that will get you there.

Known Supply

A brand whose mission is to humanize the face of fashion, Known Supply makes it easy to find out who made your clothes. With the maker’s name on a tag inside the clothes, you can go to their website to read more about them and even send a note to thank them for their work. The clothes are basic staples, but serve as a constant reminder to think about where, and more importantly, how your clothes are made.

JJ Winks

Pajamas are often an afterthought, but for JJ Winks, they take center stage. Made out of  a unique modal fabric (a type of rayon harvested from beech trees which are one of the only completely natural and sustainable sources of raw material), their tops, bottoms and robes are soft, sexy and sustainable. If there’s one pair of PJs you want to take on vacation, this is it.

Coolibar

SPF is for skin and UPF is for clothes, in case you didn’t know. Coolibar takes sun protection to the next level with their clothing and accessories that are UPF 50+. UPF is a broad-spectrum UVA and UVB measure for fabric, and it rates the amount of UV radiation that penetrates a fabric and reaches the skin. Lightweight, yet full coverage Coolibar items keep you safe for any outdoor activity. Perfect for kids who loathe coats of sunscreen, swim shirts and bathing suits provide extra protection. Packable hats protect your face without compromising style, ideal for your next beach escape.

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