If you think making eco conscious fashion choices are reserved for hippie sandals and hemp necklaces, think again. In the past five years, green fashion has gotten a major style upgrade thanks to a lot of mainstream designers getting on the eco bandwagon. Luxurious cotton fabrics can now be found in organic weaves that were originally grown without the use of toxic chemicals and vegan leather goods, such as shoes, leggings, and jewelry, are now considered on-trend thanks to their upgrade in chic design. With these affordable sustainable pieces, green really is the new black.
Orla Kiely Alpine Grove Flared Dress
Hand made in India with fair trade certified organic cotton, this sundress is the perfect transition piece for spring.
£90 at People Tree.
Mini Janie Chambray Skirt
Hand-woven in Bangladesh, this A-line, chambray skirt hugs in all the right places and gives a nod to 70s schoolgirl style. Bold coconut shell buttons dot the front while two strategically placed pockets line each side.
£45 at People Tree.
Recycled Sari Bag
No two bags are alike as each are hand woven with all-natural jute and up-cycled saris of the women who made them.
£18 at People Tree.
Black Denim Vegan Faux Leather Leggings
Vegans, rejoice! No animals were harmed in the making of these on-trend leggings. Flaunt your curves all while working animal friendly fashions.
$88 at Shopbop.
ASOS Holly Fulton Fairtrade Skyscraper Digital Print Scarf
Made with fair trade certified cotton grown by farmers in Cameroon and Senegal, this scarf highlights the value of ethical fashion while being a showstopper on the streets.
$28.65 at ASOS.
Cotton Rope Blue Reconstructed Turquoise Brass Wire Cuff
This handcrafted artisan bracelet was created in Thailand by a jewelry artist and her family. All proceeds are donated to philanthropic organizations committed to helping small artisans create their own businesses in countries like Kenya and Nepal.
$36.49 at Overstock.com.
Olivia Bow Stripe Dress
This chic little stripe dress was made by hand in a small village in India but with its waist cinching side bow and and hot pink stripes you'd never guess. Made with fair trade certified organic cotton.
£48 at People Tree.
Gold Overlay 'Elephant Pride' Ring
Created by a team of sisters who were raised by silversmiths in Thailand, this exclusive band of elephants ring is made with 24-karat sterling silver and brushed with a gold overlay.
$64.99 at Overstock.com.
Leather 'Tham Luang Forest' Bracelet
Bring eco-friendly design into the never-fading equestrian trend with this handcrafted copper and leather bracelet. Created by a self-taught craftswoman, all proceeds are donated to help fund small-batch artisans in third world countries.
$24.99 at Overstock.com.
Precious Hands Huipil Clutch
Made in Guatemala with recycled Mayan fabrics, each handcrafted clutch will be the star of any outfit from a little back dress to simple t-shirt and jeans.
$68 at Planet Blue.