"Green Love" en Français; Amour Vert is a women's and men's clothing company with a sustainable focus. First thing that hits you when you dive into their About Page is that every purchase of a tee from Amour Vert will be matched with a tree being planted in North America.
Most of Amour Vert's products are also manufactured in North America, California to be precise. You can read about each of the factories they work with as well as the different fabrics they use in their clothes.
I was intrigued by the OEKO-TEX® Mulberry Silk they use. At first I thought it was a faux silk making it vegan, but it is traditional silk. Mulberry silk, upon further research is the highest quality of silk that can be bought and is pure white in color. This uniformity is due to mulberries being the silk worm's only source of food. Amour Vert does use non-toxic dyes for their clothes which is a plus plus plus.
Amour Vert also has a Home section online! The Home section ranges from $3,000+ paintings to $45+ vases. The Gift section is also exciting to scroll through. They are also currently selling a cook book in their Home section.
Based on my earlier comparison of tee prices I would put Amour Vert between Everlane and Eileen Fisher (closer to Everlane) as their tees run $28+. I could not find any info about a recycling or buy back program from Amour Vert. So, if you no longer want your Amour Vert shirt or pants you will have to donate, sell, or take to shops such as H&M for recycling.
*As always I was not paid to write this blog about Amour Vert. I was intrigued by the company and wanted to add them to my slow fashion blogs.
After exploring Slow Fashion Brand-Eileen Fisher I thought I'd look into another slow fashion brand that may cost a tad less. A new Eileen Fisher t shirt runs $78+ while a new Everlane t shirt runs $18+. Both prices may seem high, but with slow fashion, you are paying for sustainable practices. Unlike fast fashion, these companies aren't focused on pushing quickly made clothes out their doors for their next shipment of the most recent fashion trend. And the cycle goes on and on and on.
On Everlane's "About" page they state the importance of knowing where their clothing is made. Following a link I was taken to a page displaying a world map with Everlane factories noted across the map. I clicked on a pin on the southern tip of India and was taken to an information page on MAS Holdings.
What I loved about this page was the information Everlane shared about their shared history with each factory; why they worked with them. Everlane states often on their site how they wish to be as transparent as possible. This can be seen through the above mentioned map and info, but in also their cost breakdown info graphics.
For those of you who like to/can wear wool, Everlane has a new cashmere line called ReCashmere. These sweaters are made of 60% recycled cashmere and 40% merino wool. The wool is collected through recycling programs. The vintage crew ReCashmere is so cute. I wish I wasn't allergic to wool.
Other items are also made of recycled items including their quilted coats, underwear (regenerated nylon), bags and backpacks.
*I was not paid or contracted to write this post on Everlane. I am interested in learning about and sharing information about slow fashion brands and how they are working to change fashion's negative impact on our world.