June 04, 2019

6 Local Fashion Brands Advocating For Sustainability

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  • The sustainable movement has taken the world by storm in an effort to help save the planet. Brands have introduced products to the market in support of sustainability—including that of fashion. These brands began producing items that are both environmental-friendly and aesthetically-pleasing. 

    Here are some of the homegrown fashion brands that help promote sustainability while remaining trendy:

    Lazy Fare

    With products made from recycled fabrics, Lazy Fare produces basic but comfy pieces that make a good addition to your closet. What’s more is that they employ local manufacturers to help produce their items. They are also in constant search for ways to collaborate with other locals that focus on ethical and sustainable production.

    Lazy Fare also takes steps to lessen their carbon footprint. You can get their products from BeautyMNL or drop by their physical store located in Glorietta 1.

    The Bamboo Company

    The Bamboo Company is an eco-friendly start-up that strives to protect and preserve the nature stories of the Philippines, while also bringing back stories that we have lost. It aims to reduce plastic waste and provide an environmental-friendly lifestyle. Their vision is to have clean waters around the country where marine life can live unharmed by plastic waste.

    They carry fashionable watches and sunglasses that are perfect for the gram! Their Lakbawayan™ Lumba and Lakbawayan™ Pawikan Watches are made from 100% bamboo frame that will look amazing when you go on nature trips, especially when paired with their Lakbawayan™ Sunglasses.

    Their Balyena Bamboo Watch (also made from 100% bamboo frame) is also worth checking out as every purchase of the watch supports Balyena.org and Save Philippine Seas—two organizations that protect the Philippine seas, including dolphin and whale populations. They also produce other products such as bamboo-made utensils, straws, tumblers, among others.

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    Muni integrates sustainability and style with their ethical approach of environmentally sustainable fabrics and ethical manufacturing. They help save the planet—one dress at a time—with the production of their sustainable pieces, all while having as much respect for people as they have for the environment.

    You can view their products on their website, offering styles from tops to jumpsuits and outerwear.

    Kawayan PH

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    We are NOT just SELLING A PRODUCT.. But we are selling a mission, a movement, an eco-friendly revolution. 🌏 . As consumers, we are now very fortunate to have options and choices on the goods we buy. Thus making everyone capable of making a difference in our community. . Let’s always consider nature first and help us spread the sustainable movement..one Kawayan Timepiece at a time. . The Kygo Classic Kawayan Watch 🍂🍃 * Unisex size Kawayan Frame * Black Genuine Leather Straps * Splash Water Resistant * Japanese Miyota 2035 movement * 12 Months Warranty * Comes with gift box * Free Shipping Nationwide . 2-3 working days FREE nationwide delivery . ‼️Looking for a unique and eco friendly souvenir for your company events? . we offer free custom engraving and give big discounts for corporate/ bulk orders! (with FREE engraving and shipping) . To order, you may message us directly here ➡️ m.me/kawayan.ph/ . or through our website. click here ➡️ http://tinyurl.com/y4rbqqh2 . #OneWithNature #KawayanWatches #KawayanPH

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    KawayanPH is another brand that produces eco-friendly Bamboo watches. They especially take pride in their watches as they are not only sustainable but also durable.

    You’ll love the designs that they carry as there is one for every occasion to surely suit your taste. It’s also worth knowing that aside from their website, you can browse through their products at Go Lokal! shops in Robinson’s Place Ermita and Ayala Center Cebu. 


    SORA is a company that produces stylish towels from recycled plastic bottles. Towels made by SORA are made from 85% recycled materials and each towel contains 8 recycled bottles—imagine just how helpful this is for the planet!

    Their fabrics are also certified by the internationally recognized Global Recycle Standard, which affirms the recycled content in their fabrics and the responsible social, environmental and chemical practices that they use during production. Rest assured that every towel from SORA is made of the best standards.


    Rags2Riches aims to prove that—in a world where fashion is seen as excess—style and sustainability can coexist. They create eco-ethical fashion and accessories from upcycled, overstock cloth and indigenous fabrics. Moreover, Rags2Riches aims to empower community artisans and make sure that they are integrated into the brand and their narrative. Not only do they promote style and sustainability, but also promote community development and livelihood.

    Rags2Riches produces bags, organizers, and wallets that you can get online or through their shop in UP Town Center.

    Have you tried any of these brands before? Share your experiences with us in the comments!

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