- Using eco-friendly cellulose fibers (i.e. cupro, tencel, acetate)
- Using high-quality natural fibers (i.e., cotton, linen, hemp, jute, alpaca silk, wool) that are responsibly and sustainably harvested. These natural fibers are renewable sources and biodegradable.
- Using recycled materials, especially those recycled through closed-loop and/or energy-efficient processes
- Avoiding or minimizing the use of harmful chemicals (i.e., heavy metals, formaldehyde, VOCs, petrochemical dyes, chlorine, PBTs)
- Advancing and experimenting with zero-waste fashion and whole-garment knitting to reduce textile pollution
- Employing renewable and clean energy to power facilities
- Sourcing materials and manufacturing garments locally to reduce the need to transport materials and increase environmental footprint
- Making items by hand or in smaller and less frequent batches to decelerate the fashion cycle
- Treating fibers with botanical, natural or toxic chemical-free dyes.
- Instituting measures to conserve energy and water in the processing of raw materials and production process
- Using lower-impact and water-efficient dyeing methods (i.e., water-based inks and digital printing)
- Using reclaimed, vintage, salvaged, repurposed or upcycled materials.
- Minimizing or avoiding the use of synthetic fibers made of petrochemicals (i.e., acrylic, nylon and polyester) that are not biodegradable
- Designing garments with durability and longevity in mind