Sustainable Fashion Industry Trends to Watch in 2022
Shopping for a sustainable and stylish wardrobe can feel overwhelming sometimes. The fashion industry is constantly evolving, which can make it hard to resist buying into fast fashion—one of the world’s biggest culprits when it comes to pollution and waste. The good news? Sustainability is trending.
Shopping and dressing with an eco-conscience is a labor of love, but the reward is well worth the effort (and Amour Vert is here to help make it easy!). To help you make fashion decisions that are better for the planet, we’ve curated a list of sustainability trends—and styles you can shop—that will green up your wardrobe this year and beyond.
Fashion can be a vicious cycle, with clothes going from closet to landfill in no time. Enter pre-loved options. Thrifting and shopping for pre-owned clothing is a great way to breathe new life into your closet while repurposing and creating minimal waste.
The second-hand clothing market isn’t anything new, but it has certainly evolved. For a long time, the fashion industry leaned on increasing consumption, but brands are finally embracing the circular business model. Just like ReAmour, Amour Vert’s resale marketplace, brands are making it increasingly easy to browse, buy, and sell pre-loved styles. You might be done loving that sweater, but there’s definitely a home for it in someone else’s closet.
As demand for sustainable clothing grows, we can expect to see more brands including the pre-owned fashion trend as part of their core business model.
sustainable & luxe fabrics
Being 'good for the environment' no longer means uncomfortable...or basic. Your clothing can be beautifully crafted from fabrics that minimize negative environmental effects. Almost 60% of a garment’s impact happens during fiber and fabric manufacturing, which is why choosing ethical materials can make a huge difference in your carbon footprint.
Choose high-quality fabrics and styles that feel luxurious and minimize your impact on the environment. The key is finding sustainable styles that are easy to care for, simple to style, and comfortable to wear. We design our collections using our signature sustainable fabrics like buttery-soft Dream Knit, Cottonseed Cupro, and Washable Silk with no dry cleaner required!
high quality, less waste
Capsule wardrobes are having a moment. Instead of defaulting to the latest trends, focus on building a more curated closet. Being inspired by minimalism and embracing the mindset of “less is more” will help you reduce waste and reduce consumption.
Filling out your closet with effortless staples allows you to build a wardrobe that stands the test of time. Choose styles that you’ll reach for time and time again, so they spend more time being loved by you and less time in landfills.
There’s truly no worse feeling than experiencing a beautiful new sweater unravel after the second wear. Invest in high-quality, evergreen pieces that are designed to last so you can enjoy them for a longer period of time.
Spend less time flipping through your closet and opt for styles that will take you anywhere from your 9-5 to a night on the town. A wardrobe that’s well thought out is easier on the environment, and you’ll probably spend less time saying “I’ve got nothing to wear!”
more transparency, more accountability
The challenge of sustainability in fashion isn’t entirely new. Consumers continue to appreciate commitments to conscious business practices, but what is your favorite clothing brand actually doing to deliver on its sustainability goals?
In a world full of greenwashing, transparency is more important than ever. Brands need to be held accountable for the impact that they make and earn consumer trust.
Amour Vert continues to evolve and stand true to the promises we’ve made to our customers and to the environment. We want to understand and share the impact of our business every step of the way. This starts with treating workers fairly, partnering directly with mills, and using traceable fibers and fabrics in our collections. Our commitment to the environment is reflected in everything from our cozy sweaters to your favorite little black dress.
brands that give back
The lifecycle of everything you wear affects the world we live in, but ultimately, sustainability doesn’t end with the garment. There’s always more that fashion brands can do to work towards a greener future and make a positive impact.
For example, for every tee you purchase from Amour Vert, we plant a tree in North America in partnership with American Forests®. We’ve planted over 353,990 trees since 2010 and plan to plant many, many more. Sustainability shouldn’t be a fleeting trend, which is why we embody it throughout our entire business. Our customers support us, and we support the earth by continuing to give back.
While there's still a lot of work to be done to improve practices in the fashion industry, sustainable trends in the fashion industry are here to stay. Amour Vert is committed to leading the way to a more sustainable fashion future by creating styles that you look amazing in and can take pride in.
Explore styles and see how Amour Vert is ensuring sustainable trends in the fashion industry aren’t trends, but here to stay.