This year marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. Now more than ever, it’s important that we take care of this beautiful planet we call home. From small steps to massive movements, we are proud to recognize some of our Aventura Mall brands’ eco-friendly efforts.
Ranked Top 5 in the Fashion Revolution’s Fashion Transparency Index, this fashion house is leading the way in providing sustainable clothing. Through the use of AI, H&M provides detailed information about where and how its clothing is manufactured. In 2019, the brand collected 29,005 tons of garments for recycling and reuse, which is the equivalent to 145 million t-shirts. H&M also has integrated new and sustainable materials made from pineapple, algae, and citrus into its popular clothing line.
The iconic denim brand is now using an innovative “Water<Less” process, which allows jean makers to finish the denim without requiring a large, unsustainable amount of water. The process has already saved more than 3 billion liters of water and recycled 5 billion more. Levi’s goal is to have 80% of its jeans and trucker jackets made with this Water<Less technique by 2021.
Did you know that 8 to 13 million tons of clothing end up in landfills each year? That’s why sustainability, affordability, quality and the well-being of Hope & Henry’s employees are at the brand’s core. Hope & Henry has increased its use of organic cotton – free from pesticides and insecticides – which will help protect cotton farmers, their communities and the Earth. Along with being sustainable, Hope & Henry’s garments are classic, timeless, and made to last, making clothing that holds up to being well worn, well-loved, and handed down again and again.
This beloved denim brand is working to achieve some admirable goals for 2020. Among them are making 90% of its denim products with sustainable components by the end of this year, removing all plastic from its product packaging, and including a QR code in all denim that will allow customers to learn more about how their jeans were sustainably produced.
The famous Brazillian fashion brand has used nature as its biggest inspiration for 22 years. As such, they have partnered with Brazil’s SOS Mata Atlântica Foundation and the Institute for Conservation and Sustainable Development of the Amazonas to plant trees in both the Atlantic Forest and the Amazon. Farm Rio also partnered with One Tree Planted to help the Amazon rainforest. For each purchase, the brand will donate one tree to be planted in the Amazon with a goal to plant 100,000 trees by the end of 2020 and 400,000 by the end of 2021.
The popular brand is working toward lofty goals for the next five and ten years. By 2025, Madewell wants 100% of the key fibers used in its materials to be sustainably sourced and free of virgin plastics. Madewell is also working to guarantee that 90% of its denim collection will be Fair Trade Certified. The brand’s ultimate goal is that by 2030, 100% of its operations will be carbon neutral.
This eco-friendly brand designs its packaging to help avoid unnecessary waste in addition to using post-consumer recycled materials whenever possible. Kiehl’s is also committed to reducing C02 emissions, water consumption & waste generation by 60% at its U.S. manufacturing plants. Many of the brand’s products also contain locally-sourced ingredients!
Lush’s line of “ultra green, ultra clean” products are handmade with ethically-sourced ingredients and come in “naked packaging” to help reduce waste. Bonus: the brand is also against animal testing and its products are 100% vegetarian.
This acclaimed French skincare company strives to purchase local produce for its products whenever possible, reducing the brand’s carbon footprint and empowering local businesses.