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Salvatore Ferragamo

Salvatore Ferragamo just launched its Orange Fiber Collection project, which is dedicated to sustainability and innovation. The Florentine brand has introduced its new “orange fiber,” the first fabric in the world made of citrus fruits.

This is a preview of the collection.

For more details, visit ferragamo.com.
(Photo: Courtesy of Salvatore Ferragmo)

30 Stylish Yet Sustainable Buys to Celebrate Earth Day

Earth Day is April 22. To help celebrate the day, we rounded up the best sustainable products from our favorite fashion brands that are doing their part to help make the world a better place. Even if you don’t consider yourself an environmentalist, the very least any of us fashion lovers can do is help reduce the overall waste that goes into apparel disposal every year. Reports show that Americans dispose of 14 million tons of clothing each year. That is 80 pounds per person.

This guide is for the fashionista who is looking to make small steps toward better eco-decisions when it comes to fashion purchases. If you have the urge to buy something, we suggest choosing a line that uses organic materials like cotton or silk, such as Patagonia and H&M.

Opt for brands that source from local artisans through ethical means such as Brother Vellies. Choose shoes and bags that use cruelty-free materials like vegan leather.

You can also buy from brands that directly contribute a portion of their sales to a green initiative or charitable cause.

If our shopping habits don’t change, the very place we call home may not be the same home for future generations to enjoy. Think smart. Choose wisely. Happy Earth Day.

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• All the Best Eco-Brands from Emma Watson’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Tour

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