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Lily Rosen Marvin studies English and Creative Writing at the University of Iowa. When she’s not writing about sustainable fashion, Lily can be found hiking, reading outside, or binge-watching 30 Rock.

Outland Denim is our highest rated brand. Here’s why.

Outland Denim Our Highest Rated Brand

Here at Eco-Stylist we have a saying: “Dress like you give a damn.” Outland Denim is the perfect example of a brand that lives up to that standard. Outland Denim was originally founded to provide job training and steady employment for women who are survivors of sex trafficking. They may […]

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What Happened to Alternative Apparel?

How Sustainable is Alternative Apparel?

Atlanta-based brand, Alternative Apparel was established back in 1995. They were pioneers in sustainable and ethical fashion, and naturally, as the sustainability market grew so did the company. Under their original ownership, they were able to pass our sustainable brand criteria (powered by Remake) with a score of 53/100. But things […]

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How Ethical is Banana Republic?

How Ethical is Banana Republic

Over the last five weeks, we’ve been digging into some of the biggest names in fast fashion, helping you sort out what’s real progress and what’s meant to greenwash away consumer guilt. Following our extensive sustainable brand criteria, powered by Remake, each brand receives scores for transparency, maker well-being, environmental […]

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How Sustainable is Uniqlo?

How Ethical is Uniqlo

It’s week 4 of our 5 week blog mini-series: #fiveweeksoffails. We’re digging into some of the biggest names in fast fashion, helping you sort out what’s real progress and what’s meant to greenwash away consumer guilt. Following our extensive sustainable brand criteria, powered by Remake, each brand will receive scores for […]

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How Sustainable is J. Crew?

How Sustainable is J. Crew

It’s week 3 of our 5 week blog mini-series: #fiveweeksoffails. We’re digging into some of the biggest names in fast fashion, helping you sort out what’s real progress and what’s meant to greenwash away consumer guilt. Following our extensive sustainable brand criteria, powered by Remake, each brand will receive scores for […]

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How Sustainable is Zara?

How Sustainable is Zara

It’s week 2 of our 5 week blog mini-series: #fiveweeksoffails. We’re digging into some of the biggest names in fast fashion, helping you sort out what’s real progress and what’s meant to greenwash away consumer guilt. Following our extensive sustainable brand criteria, powered by Remake, each brand will receive scores […]

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How Ethical is Express?

Is Express a Sustainable Brand

Let me paint a picture for you. You’re a conscious consumer. Maybe you bring your reusable grocery bags when you go shopping, maybe you avoid buying from Amazon, maybe you’ve stopped going to that coffee shop that you know isn’t Fair Trade. All that’s great but now you’re thinking about […]

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Is Organic Cotton Sustainable? Here’s What You Need to Know

Is Organic Cotton Sustainable? Here's What You Need to Know

Due to the wasteful methods used in the production of non-organic cotton, some skepticism has popped up around this fabric as a sustainable option. However, there’s a big difference between traditional cotton and its organic counterpart. When considering the environmental and human impacts in comparison to other materials, organic cotton […]

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