Brands to Know: Older Brother
The fashion industry is infamous for being one of the biggest contributors to pollution and global warming. From dangerous pesticides that allow cotton farmers to meet the demands of fast fashion to the dyes used to make that Forever 21 skirt the perfect shade of “millennial pink,” the current state of fashion is poisoning our environment. However, some fashion companies are striving towards more sustainable standards of production by straying away from the use of polyester and other oil-based fibers and buying organic cotton. Others are even going so far as to combat the effects of textile dyes on the environment by using natural, sustainable dyes.
Older Brother, a company based in Portland, Oregon is not only committed to using only organic materials, but organic dyes as well. Their fall and winter line consisted of shirts, jackets, and pants dyed with coffee and tea. Older brother’s clothes are minimalist, loose, and come in a variety of beautiful neutrals. Whether you’re looking for a new sustainable, Fair Trade brand or just looking for your fashion caffeine fix, look no further than this amazing environmentally conscious company!
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