As time goes on, our awareness for the need to become more sustainable in every facet of life continues to grow. This includes fashion, and most of us are well aware of the fact that fast fashion has a seriously negative impact on our planet. A lot of these companies aggressively market new trends in order to get people to buy more, but that results in a lot of waste. When it comes to maternity wear, we are often convinced that we need an entirely new wardrobe, which will then only be used for 9-10 months. Of course, your body is going to change throughout your pregnancy, so getting new clothing will be necessary, but you can do so consciously and without overdoing it. Here are some great brands that offer sustainable maternity wear.
Christy Dawn is not a maternity specific brand but the clothes they make are maternity-friendly because they include loose and flowing clothes, adjustable fits, and wrap tops — all of which are pregnancy friendly. That means that the clothes can also be worn after pregnancy as well. You can also donate gently used clothes on thredUP in exchange for credit at Christy Dawn.
Frugi is a company that produces great quality organic cotton clothing for children and has also expanded its offerings to maternity wear. The company employs ethical practices and uses sustainable materials and even donates 1% of their sales to charities.
Girlfriend Collective has a line of maternity wear that includes sweats, leggings, joggers, and nursing bras that are made from recycled materials. Additionally, when the clothes are shipped, they come in packaging that is not just 100% recycled, but is also recyclable. They also have the ReGirlfriend program that allows customers to trade in old clothes that will then be recycled in exchange for store credit.
PACT has a line of maternity wear as well as maternity clothes that are GOTS-certified organic cotton that are manufactured in Fair Trade certified factories. Additionally, the boxes the clothes come in can be reused as a part of the company’s Give Back Box program. You can send them gently used clothes (from any clothing company) and PACT will donate them to non-profit organizations.
Storq incorporates timeless looks with thoughtful design. They aim to have the minimal amount of waste during production. They use natural fibers whenever possible. The clothes are made ethically in China, Peru, Philippines, and the US. They also accept their gently used clothes in order to donate them to families that need them.