August 26, 2019

7 Sustainable Local Clothing Brands to Revamp Your Closet

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  • With a stronger campaign on zero-waste, more people are opting to live a sustainable lifestyle through reusable and eco-friendly items. There seems to be a zero-waste and sustainable equivalent to all everyday items imaginable—including clothes and accessories.

    And if you’re thinking of joining the movement, we have compiled seven home-grown clothing brands to help jumpstart your eco-friendly journey!

    Lazy Fare

    Established in 2014, Lazy Fare started as an online shop for accessories and shirts. Its founders work closely with local manufacturers to produce sustainable clothes with lesser carbon footprint.

    This hyped clothing store is flocked for their budget-friendly, minimalist fashion pieces (they have items for as low as Php 100!) made from recycled fabrics. It offers chic everyday basics like shirts, shorts, pants, and cover-ups. 

    Lazy Fare only has one physical store in Glorietta 1, but you may also order through BeautyMNL.

    Store location: 2/F Glorietta 1, Ayala Center, Makati City
    Instagram: @lazylucyph

    Lucy in the Sky

    A sister brand of Lazy Fare, Lucy in the Sky shares the same vision of creating sustainable, yet affordable fashion pieces made from recycled fabrics produced by local manufacturers. 

    Cotton combi top in chocolate (more colors available in-store)

    Lucy in the Sky Manilaさんの投稿 2019年1月18日金曜日

    They cater to modern women who love wearing stylish and timeless clothes without compromising quality, style, and price. Their overalls, dresses, tops, pants, bags, and accessories are priced for as low as Php 100 only.

    Our 100 peso tops make sure you look good without spending a fortune

    Lucy in the Sky Manilaさんの投稿 2019年1月16日水曜日

    Store location: 2/F Glorietta 1, Ayala Center, Makati City
    Instagram: @lazylucyph

    Also read: 6 Local Fashion Brands Advocating For Sustainability

    ANTHILL Fabric Gallery

    ANTHILL Fabric Gallery or Alternative Nest and Trading/Training Hub for Indigenous/Ingenious Little Livelihood is an artisan clothing shop and livelihood community.

    The social and cultural enterprise works on helping ethnic communities by preserving the Philippine weaving tradition and livelihood through sustainable fashion. Most of their partners come from ethnic weaving communities, especially those from Argao, Cebu.

    They take pride in honoring artisan weavers and local designers by using handwoven fabrics in their timeless and contemporary collections.  Their master weavers use upcycled overruns and reject threads to create new zero-waste fabrics instead of new ones.

    ANTHILL Fabric Gallery will showcase their weaved collections at the Artefino Fair 2019 happening from August 29 to September 1 at The Fifth Rockwell.

    Store location: Cebu
    Website: anthillfabricgallery.com
    Facebook: Anthill Fabric Gallery

    Candid Clothing 

    Living their social mission of “ethically made easy,” Candid Clothing aims to reduce waste by making fashion staples out of factory surplus fabrics.

    The eco-friendly shop works directly with skilled garment makers to create effortless casual pieces like dresses, tops, and accessories. They help their workers by giving training and workshops, both for their livelihood and the betterment of the brand. Their light fabrics and easy to style garments are perfect for casual days and work outfits.

    Website: candidclothing.ph
    Instagram: candidclothing.ph

    Muni Studios

    Muni is a local fashion label that emerged out of the advocacy of responsible manufacturing. They give an alternative approach to fashion production by integrating sustainability with style. 

    Muni Studiosさんの投稿 2018年6月14日木曜日

    Their fresh casual pieces are ethically made with respect for the environment and people. This includes tops, bottoms, dresses, jumpsuits, and outerwear all made from biodegradable materials, which are light and comfortable to wear. 

    Website: munistudios.com
    Facebook: Muni Studios
    Instagram: munistudios

    Linea Etnika

    Linea Etnika is a modern Filipiniana clothing line established by close friends Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte and Looie Lobregat in April 2016. The two wanted to promote culture through versatile everyday wear while supporting the livelihood of local weavers.

    Their collection started out with Yakan and Tausug weaves from the Zamboanga Peninsula, who are known for their intricate geometric and symmetrical patterns drawn from nature. Each of their contemporary wardrobe pieces features clean patterns, linings, and cuts that exude sophisticated fashion in a simple way.

    Watch out for Linea Etnika at the Artefino Fair 2019 from August 29 to September 1 at The Fifth Rockwell!

    Website: Linea Etnika
    Facebook: Linea Etnika

    Herman and Co.

    Curated by a German-Tausug Schück descent, Herman & Co. is a heritage clothing concept brand that showcases artisanal products like weavings and textiles from the Philippine tribes.

    Our bestseller •NATALIA• dress still available in vibrant summer colorways in Lanai Manila. Drop by to grab yours, these go pretty fast 🌾🌾🌾 #wearherman #hermanandco #madeinthephilippines

    Herman & Co. Clothingさんの投稿 2019年3月13日水曜日

    Herman and Co. particularly shed a spotlight on woven textiles from Southern Mindanao where founder Bea Schück-Lim Constantino was born. As a Chavacano-Tausug of German descent, Constantino created the brand in 2016 and named it after her German ancestor Captain Herman Leopold Schück, who started the Schück lineage in Sulu.

    Website: wearherman.com
    Facebook: Herman & Co. Clothing
    Instagram:
    hermanandco

    Don’t forget to list down these sustainable fashion brands for your next shopping spree! Share your thoughts on the comments section below.


    Written by Deneca Ordinanza
    Featured images from Lazy Fare, ANTHILL Fabric Gallery, and Herman and Co.

               
               
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