Sustainable Fashion Designers: Role & Significance

Because of the excessive damage to the environment, which is caused by the various human activities; now, along with the national governments and international organizations, every private organization, firm, company, and other business centers, is concerned and as well as obliged to act in a manner to protect the biodiversity and conserve the environment in situ. So, among all these industries, fashion industry is also there and as per the report, it solely accounts about 10% of the world’s carbon footprint, which is highly dangerous for the environment. But the good point is, many of the brands of fashion industry realized the need of the renovations in fashion with the concept of sustainable fashion and the designers who use organically produced fibers and fabrics and/or reuse the old cloths, are known as sustainable fashion designers.

What is Sustainable Fashion?

Sustainable fashion is a movement to use environment friendly products in the fashion industry and promote environmental and social responsibility. Likewise, sustainable fashion, which is also known as eco-fashion, includes the entire process through which the fibers are produced, fabrics are made, dresses are designed, manufactured, used, and disposed of. By means of eco-fashion, not only the environment is conserved, but also human health can be improved. So, it is a potential movement to improve global biodiversity, as each individual can effectively participate.

Who is a Sustainable Fashion Designer?

A sustainable fashion designer is the one who creates fashion by using organic fabrics or organically produced fabrics. Such a process of making fashionable dresses is not only beneficial for humanity and the environment, but also for the entire bio-community.

What Role a Sustainable Fashion Designer Play?

Unquestionably, in today’s world, fashion designers have a very important role to play, as they cannot only influence people to use organic product or eco-friendly products, but also, through their work, educate and motivate people to conserve the environment by using only eco-friendly products and at the same time, boycotting the use of all sorts of non-biodegradable products.

Likewise, the following are some of the significant roles that sustainable fashion designers play:

  • By using organic fibers and other bio-degradable products, reduce the release of non-biodegradable products in the environment;

  • Reduce the release of toxic waste (that is normally released by the fashion industry) into the environment;

  • Support the animal rights in particular and conserve the global bio-diversity in general;?

  • Create innovative, unique, and fascinating designs; and

  • Last but not the least, fascinate young fashion designers to use maximum organic products.

Sustainable Fashion Designers

The following are some of the world-wide known sustainable or eco-friendly fashion designers:

Anne Salvatore Epstein

Epstein, when she was pregnant, for the sake of her child, she thought to practice an organic lifestyle. So, she collaborated with Marc Jacobs and started materializing her idea of eco-friendly designs.

Stella McCartney

With her constantly exploring and experimenting nature, McCartney has been one of the forerunners of eco-friendly, cruelty-free, inclusive, and ethical fashion.

Ryan Jude Novelline

In the field of sustainable designers, Ryan is also a big name, as he created a ballroom gown, which is entirely constructed from recycled products.

Amal Kiran Jana

Founder of Afterlife Project: Amal Kiran is a big name in India who founded her Afterlife Project with the intention of developing sustainable projects and supporting global and unique designers.


Likewise, in today’s world, we can say that sustainable or eco-fashion designers are not only social influencers but also environmental conservationists. Through their proactive role, they have started a movement to change the world through eco-fashion designing.



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Updated on: 13-Oct-2022


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