Fashion and beauty brands to help you become a sustainable consumer

Following the momentous COP21, taking climate action is more prevalent than ever. As climate change grows stronger and the 2030 deadline creeps upon us, it’s easy to feel unsure of how to aid the global fight against climate change. With ‘Earth Day’ today, there is no better time to make the change and do our part to reduce our carbon footprint.

Here, at Remix, we’ve got you covered with some of our favourite, sustainable fashion and beauty brands to effortlessly seam into your wardrobe.

adidas Originals by Parley Collection

Adidas Originals have teamed up with their long-time partner and environmental organisation, Parley for the Oceans, with a collection of signature styles made with a yarn containing at least 50% Parley Ocean Plastic, and the other 50% made with recycled polyester. The collection includes iconic silhouettes such as the Superstar, Stan Smith and Forum Mid and Low, reimagined in classic black and white colourways. Adidas has proven that ethical origins are as important as the appearance of style.

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New Balance

New Balance has an endless array of sustainable products. Their unique token is known as the green leaf standard - a symbol featured on the apparel that contains at least 50% (or more) of materials sourced as environmentally preferred. Not only have they made consequential changes, but among their most notable goals, New Balance strives to source 100% renewable electricity for owned operations by 2025, and to achieve a 30% reduction in CO2 emissions by 2030.

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Setting an example for the fashion industry, Allbirds is the epitome of sustainable fashion. The majority of their ingredients are significantly environmentally friendly, including recycled cardboard and recycled plastic bottles. Their wool is sourced right here in New Zealand, where sheep funnily outnumber humans about six to one, enabling Allbirds to use 60% less energy than materials used in typical synthetic shoes. Allbirds are going big to ensure that we have somewhere to go home. 

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You can feel the sustainability of Dermalogica on your skin with its ethically sourced ingredients. Currently, Dermalogica is cruelty-free, certified vegan, contains no artificial colours or fragrances and is FSC certified, but the brand is going one step further to contribute to climate action. Dermalogica has committed its brand to a new initiative known as Healthy Skin, Healthy Planet, in which they promise to meet or surpass its sustainability goals by 2025. Their Nationwide Recycling Programme allows customers to return their Dermalogica packaging for recycling or repurposing, decreasing landfill waste. 

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Emma Lewisham

Emma Lewisham is determined to make a difference in the fight against climate change, with a Sustainable Strategy that unpacks its goals and processes to achieve them. Emma Lewisham is a circular beauty brand, with 100% of its products available with a refillable option. It accepts all of its packaging back at no cost, for refilling and recycling. Although Emma Lewisham's products are already 100% carbon positive, the brand also plans to develop a carbon reduction plan to halve the carbon footprint of their products by 2023 and cut them to virtually zero by 2030.

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Maggie Marilyn

Leading the New Zealand fashion industry by example, Maggie Marilyn, surpassed their 2022 goal to become CarbonZero certified in 2021. Maggie Marilyn is committed to transparency with their customers, maintaining circular collections to encourage reuse, repair and recycling, creating a closed-loop system. The outstanding ‘Somewhere’ collection is a perfect example of Maggie Marilyn’s circular methods. Made from organic cotton, NZ merino and regenerated nylon, the ‘Somewhere’ collection can be either recycled or composted at the end of its life.

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Fairtrade, organic cotton, and circular design, are three of Kowtow’s utmost values. All of Kowtow’s garments are certified by Fairtrade Labelling Organisations International, made from 100% organic cotton, and designed to attain full circularity. Kowtow promises a free repair with their garments, and once it reaches the end of its wearable life, can be returned with the Kowtow Take Back Programme to encourage circularity.