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Our Futurist's Guide to Sustainable Brands

Updated: Apr 25, 2023

The BDA team, made up of trend forecasters and commercial strategists, has rounded up their most-loved sustainable brands that celebrate #EarthDay every day. With consumers placing more and more emphasis on demanding full transparency, businesses need to understand the importance of sustainability in order to remain competitive and protect their reputation. This includes choosing efficient processes, reducing waste, managing resources wisely, and investing in renewable energy sources.



Mother of Pearl

About: Sustainability runs through the full DNA of this fashion brand, from green energy suppliers to plant-based or recycled packaging.

Watch: Fashion Reimagined is a documentary urging for a more sustainable fashion industry. The film follows Mother of Pearl founder Amy Powney on her three-year journey to create a sustainable fashion collection. Watch it here.

*Images: Mother of Pearl*



About - Patagonia, the retailer of outdoor clothing, leads the way in having a transformative positive impact on the environment. Founder Yvon Chouinard announced this year that they are handing the company to a trust that will use future profits to battle the climate crisis, stating “Earth is now our only shareholder".

The brand also belongs to both the Sustainable Apparel Coalition and 1% For The Planet - rejecting fast fashion products in favour of high-quality and long-lasting products.

*Images: Patagonia*



About - Allbirds is a 100% carbon-neutral business, that has created an entirely new category of shoes inspired by natural materials, specifically Merino Wool. Their shoelaces are made entirely from recycled plastic bottles and the signature Sweetfoam soles are made from sugarcane, a fully renewable resource that grows quickly and removes carbon from the atmosphere in the process.

*Images: AllBirds*



About - Ecology and sustainability are at the heart of Graphenstone, a certified sustainable paints company. When you use Graphenstone paint, a non-toxic pure carbon material, it will absorb as much CO2 as a tree. All of their plastic paint pots use 100% recycled plastic and are 100% recyclable.

*Images: Graphenstone*



About - Haeckels exists as an amplifier of the natural world and as a community problem solver. The skincare company is driven by trying to solve the waste problem through their use of waste natural resources in their products, or packaging that is fully recyclable/compostable.

*Images: Haeckles*



About - Dame, certified B Corp, launched the world's first reusable tampon applicator and aims to eliminate plastic, waste, and chemicals from period products. Their products are toxin-free, carbon negative, and kinder to your body and the environment.

*Images: Dame*



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