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The Must-Have Fashion For Spring 2022

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# The Latest Fashion Trends for Spring 2022

If you’re interested in revamping your wardrobe and supporting sustainability, opting for eco-friendly fashion is the way to go. The fashion industry is placing a greater emphasis on sustainability, with companies striving to offer environmentally friendly products to their customers without compromising style. If you’re on the lookout for brands that are dedicated to reducing their environmental impact, we’ve got you covered. Here is a curated selection of eco-fashion pieces that will elevate your wardrobe while allowing you to make a positive contribution to the planet.

## Jelt

**Jelt** stands out as a brand that champions social causes, offering a diverse range of essential items for your wardrobe, including resilient elastic belts, chic hoodies, cozy beanies, and more. The Jelt collection features various styles, with the Jelt Originals being the slimmest and narrowest option, featuring a distinctive round buckle that securely fastens in place. The JeltX adjustable belt boasts a magnetic buckle for easy closure and is designed to support various garments such as jeans, bike shorts, and golf pants. The latest addition, the Jelt Venture, offers a wider and sturdier design with elasticized webbing and a choice of two buckle styles: Jelt stamped or Mountain Graphic.

Crafted from recycled plastic bottles, Jelt’s stylish belts are tailored to fit and adjustable, ensuring comfort as the durable elastic stretches with your movements. These belts utilize RePET yarn, a sustainable material made from recycled plastic transformed into polyester threads, making them an excellent eco-conscious fashion choice that combines durability with style. Whether you’re searching for the **Jeltbelt for men** or the **belt collection for women** and kids, Jelt also offers metal-free options that simplify passing through security checkpoints. Proudly manufactured in Montana, USA, Jelt holds a Certified B Corporation certification and actively supports 1% for the Planet by donating a portion of proceeds to organizations that aid veterans, youth, and environmental causes.

## Oka-B

Oka-B, a sustainable footwear brand, has been operating as a family-owned shoe factory in Buford, Georgia since 1984. Their distinctive shoe products are crafted on the belief that good health starts from the feet up and are made from vegan bio-based materials manufactured in the USA, incorporating 15-25% recycled material. Notable selections include the Neptune T-Strap Sandals ($50.00) featuring a nautical rope accent and a gold buckle and the popular Gaga Slide Sandals ($45.00) that effortlessly transition from daytime to evening wear. Both shoe styles are 100% recyclable (indicated by plastic symbol #3). Oka-B is committed to a closed-loop recycling system, where well-loved and worn shoes that are uncontaminated are recycled to create new Oka-B products.

## mazi + zo

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mazi + zo, a woman-owned business located in NYC, handcrafts their jewelry pieces using recycled 14k gold and sterling silver. Their collection includes necklaces, earrings, and a sorority jewelry line. Among their standout pieces is the Kite Threader Earrings in 14k Gold ($336), measuring just under 3.5 inches in length, with kites that are 6mm tall and 4mm wide. Each earring order comes in a reusable tin, and the company exclusively collaborates with suppliers committed to environmental sustainability, ethical sourcing, and fair labor practices.

## The Sleep Shirt

The Sleep Shirt is a luxury loungewear brand founded by women that prioritizes sustainability alongside inclusivity. Designed and produced locally in Canada using quality cotton and linen materials, their sleepwear range caters to both men and women seeking stylish and comfortable loungewear. The Full Length Sleep Shirt Flannel ($365) offers a cozy, semi-fitted design made from 100% cotton, featuring knee-high slits on the side seams. Committed to longevity, The Sleep Shirt’s fabrics are Oeko-Tex certified and/or BCI (Better Cotton Initiative) certified, with leftover fabrics being utilized in their UPCYCLE collection. They actively engage in philanthropy, supporting local and international causes such as the Howe Sound Women’s Centre Society and Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders), among others.

## Houdini Sportswear

Houdini Sportswear, a leading outdoor company based in Stockholm, is at the forefront of championing recycling, renting, repairing, and reusing practices within the sustainable outdoor industry. Since introducing their first recyclable product in 2007, a majority of their offerings are entirely circular, utilizing natural and biodegradable materials. Their catalog includes sustainable options like the M’s Alto Zip Houdi ($250) and the M’s Alto Half Zip ($220), both crafted from natural merino wool and Tencel®, offering a sustainable alternative to synthetic fleece. These garments are ideal for cooler spring evenings. Recently, the company achieved a significant milestone, ensuring that 100% of the fabrics used are either recycled, recyclable, renewable, biodegradable, or Bluesign certified. Additionally, they issued a whitepaper titled “Regenerative Lifestyles.”

## NOIRANCA

Specializing in sustainable accessories, NOIRANCA collaborates exclusively with suppliers adhering to stringent environmental standards, including EU REACH, US CA65 regulations, and ISO9001 certification. Their signature vegan leather is certified by PETA, and each piece is handcrafted by 30 skilled artisans in a family atelier with 50 years of design expertise. The Alice bag ($285) is available in four colors and constitutes 58% recycled materials, offering a timeless accessory that celebrates the beauty and diversity of women. Central to NOIRANCA’s philosophy are traceability, transparency, circularity, and responsible consumption. Moreover, the brand donates $1 from every online order to a charity of your choosing, reinforcing their commitment to giving back.

## Suggies

Manufactured in California, Suggies takes pride in creating footwear that is eco-friendly and tailored for contemporary, comfort-seeking women. Their signature BENDY shoe ($159.95) is thoughtfully crafted with fewer than eight components, a significant reduction compared to the industry standard of thirty components in an average sneaker. For every pair sold, Suggies plants a tree, contributing to environmental conservation efforts. Boasting an ultra-cushioned footbed and flexible sole, the BENDY shoe offers breathability and is available in nine vibrant colors. Suggies adopts a ‘cut close to order’ approach, minimizing waste production, and employs a stitched construction method to avoid toxic adhesives, therefore reducing their carbon footprint. The company collaborates with an Italian tannery that holds a Gold Rating from the Leather Working Group and has obtained the BLUE Angel Certificate.

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## Adventurist Backpack Co.

For those who appreciate traveling, camping, hiking, or desire a high-quality and stylish backpack, the Classic backpack ($65) from Adventurist Backpack Co. is a suitable spring accessory. Crafted from 1000D polyester and vegan leather, this water-resistant backpack is available in seven color choices and features padded front and back panels for enhanced electronics and camera gear protection. It includes a laptop sleeve capable of accommodating up to a 15′ laptop, along with two side water bottle pockets and other convenient features. Apart from its vegan composition, for each backpack sold, the company donates 25 meals to families in need across the United States. In the span of just over three years since their debut, Adventurist Backpack Co. has contributed nearly 200,000 meals to families in need.Meals to Families Across the Country

Monos

Monos is the sole Climate Neutral Certified luggage brand and a member of 1% for the planet, dedicated to sustainable travel practices. Their collection includes luggage, bags, clothing, and accessories, featuring the versatile Metro Sling. Available in seven colors, the Metro Sling in nylon costs $63 and in vegan leather costs $68. It is water-resistant with a hidden back pocket for essentials and includes an integrated keychain carabiner for added security. This accessory can be worn across the body or over the shoulder for convenience.

Chaco

Chaco offers durable and simple Z sandals for men and women, priced between $100-$130. These sandals feature adjustable straps for a customized fit and a podiatrist-certified LUVSEAT™ PU footbed for comfort and support. Perfect for various lifestyles, Chaco sandals are ideal for outdoor activities and are repairable through ReChaco to minimize waste and promote sustainability.

KORAL

Made in the USA with solar panel technology, Koral’s products use biodegradable fabric to reduce landfill waste. The Koral Blackout™ Fabric, biodegradable within three years, provides durability. Their Lily Seamless Legging – Eggplant ($98) is ethically made and designed for high-performance workouts. Koral also prioritizes eco-friendly trims and collaborates with sustainable mills and factories to reduce water consumption by 70%.

Opok

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Opok offers activewear made with organic materials and dyes, including men’s boxer briefs and performance t-shirts. Their Performance Tees are priced at $38 and come in four colors, while Boxer Briefs are available in three patterns for $30. Founded by ex-professional athletes, Opok donates a portion of their profits to saving bees and coral reefs to combat the fashion industry’s ecological impact.

Pela

Pela aims to create a waste-free future by producing sustainable everyday products, including compostable phone cases and accessories. Their Sustainable Sunglasses range from $45.95 to $79.95, with options like the Cocos Sunglasses in Rose Tortoise at $64.95. These sunglasses are durable, stylish, and offer full UVA/UVB protection. Pela also contributes to ocean cleanup initiatives with each sale to reduce their carbon footprint.

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