Best Fashion Basics - The Minimalist Eco-Fashion Capsule Wardrobe

by HARPER SINCLAIR

I feel a pull towards becoming a minimalist, an eco-fashion buying, slow-fashion loving fashionista. I have days when I am ready to commit completely. Never to be tempted by the high street or fast fashion again. Do you have these days? Are you completely committed to only owning ethical fashion?

Why buy Eco-Fashion Basics?

Eco-Fashion, ethical fashion aka slow fashion changes your fashion focus from seasonal, trend-based purchasing to pieces that last multiple seasons. Slow fashion is manufactured and made better, so lasts longer.
Every time you invest in capsule wardrobe pieces that are kinder and more considerate to the workers and our planet, together we are making a big difference.  
Feel good when you buy eco-fashion capsule wardrobe pieces. Celebrate those purchases and enjoy wearing them. Creating an eco-fashion minimalist wardrobe doesn't happen overnight. 

Meet Eco-Fashion Warrior- Maud

Keeping it simple and real this fashion-forward fashionista believes in creating a capsule wardrobe that is personalised to her style. A minimalist eco-fashion capsule wardrobe that isn't commanded by trends and the pulse of fast-fashion.
The Minimalist Eco-Fashion Capsule Wardrobe - Best Fashion Basics
Shot by: Lucie Bascoul for Organic Basics
"I always do selective sorting, eat seasonal fruits and vegetables, walk as often as possible. I’m not a vegetarian but I try to eat meat as little as possible. I use my own shopping bag when doing groceries. I (almost) never take a bath, and always try to take really quick showers to save water".

Slow-Fashion
How to Build a Minimalist Eco-Fashion Capsule Wardrobe

Slow fashion is a relatively new word, the idea is fashion is not rushed for quick sales but manufactured with care, in fair trade and under fair workplace agreements. The fabrics, dyes used for manufacturing are aligned with eco-friendly and sustainable regulations. Slow fashion or eco-fashion, intends to create a new path away from some of the damage that fast fashion is creating.
I can't claim I owe a capsule wardrobe only of eco-fashion. I have an increasing pull towards this goal like I mentioned. I am guilty of loving designer fashion, though more high-end designers like Stella McCartney are creating fashion that is ecologically aware. 
These are my Eco-Fashion Capsule Wardrobe best buys for the minimalist fashionistas.

Minimalist Eco-Fashion Basics
Capsule Wardrobe Checklist

1. Organics Basics

The Minimalist Eco-Fashion Capsule Wardrobe - Best Fashion Basics

I absolutely adore Organic Basics for their stylish and high-quality organic fashion basics. Organic Basics are a sustainable fashion brand designed in Copenhagen who create fashion essentials made to last. 
Ethics | 100% eco-certified, their goal is to minimalize the impact of fabrics on the environment, workers and body.
Product Range | Women’s apparel basics, underwear & fitness wear.
SHOP - Organic Basics
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2. Everlane 

The Minimalist Eco-Fashion Capsule Wardrobe - Best Fashion Basics
Honest and transparent in every respect, Everlane even discloses their profit margins. They supply the consumer with made to last, quality garments. All fashion pieces are created in ethical highly sort after, research factories from around the world. They believe they can make a difference - know your money is well spent with Everlance. Below are some of our OwnMuse favourites.
Ethics | Fair wages, work conditions and making clothes that last
Product Range | Women’s apparel, denim, shoes, bags, jewellery
SHOP - Everlane


3. Able

The Minimalist Eco-Fashion Capsule Wardrobe - Best Fashion Basics
A sustainable fashion brand who believes that building a brand that gives back to the community through fair trade working conditions. ABLE wants to help support women in poverty by providing the empowering opportunity of employment, releasing them from being dependant on charities. 
Ethics | Female workers in Peru, fair work practices
Product Range | Women’s apparel, denim, shoes, bags, jewellery
SHOP - Able


4. Alternative Apparel 

The Minimalist Eco-Fashion Capsule Wardrobe - Best Fashion Basics
Alternative Apparel uses oxo-biodegradable mailer bags and has created a vendor recycling program. Garments are created with sustainable materials and they are a member of the fair workers association. Fabrics are organic cotton and recycled Polyester produced using low impact dyes. They believe in being mindful of fashions impact on the planet and its people.
Ethics | Eco-friendly packaging, organic cotton, member of fair work
Product Range | Women’s apparel and accessories
SHOP - Alternative Apparel

 

5. Reformation

The Minimalist Eco-Fashion Capsule Wardrobe - Best Fashion Basics
Reformation is sustainable in everything they create. Their factories are eco-friendly and pro-social and they invest in green infrastructure. They use a mix of repurposed vintage fabrics, sustainable Tencel which has far less impact on resources compared to cotton. Tencel uses no pesticides or insecticides, and 99% of the non-toxic solvent is recycled back into production.
Ethics | Ethically made, pro-social, green infrastructure and eco-friendly
Product Range | Women’s apparel and accessories
SHOP - Reformation

 

Whether it's a little or a lot we are all consumers at some point. Being mindful and ethnically aware of what we consume is a great starting point. 

It's ok to slowly implement stages of ethical consuming into your buying habits, organisation and lifestyle. A little here and there is better than not being mindful at all.

Being brand conscious is buying better.

The aim of this post is to introduce alternative sustainable appeal options for creating your capsule wardrobe. 
I hope through sharing this post it helps you feel good and look good ethically without breaking the bank. It's not always possible but as we have discussed being an ethically aware consumer makes a difference.
Please email me if you have any questions and/or would like to connect.
Happy eco-fashion and minimalist organising.

xx,
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