Sustainability

Three women standing in black swimsuits holding a blue fishing net on a yellow background

The sustainable swimwear fabrics to know: ECONYL, REPREVE, and Amni Soul Eco® Thread

We explore the fabric innovations in swimwear fabric that don’t sacrifice performance for sustainability.

Aerial view of the Amazon rainforest in Para, Brazil

All shipping and returns on Made Trade are 100% carbon offset

Carbon offsets directly fund the preservation of the Amazon rainforest in Para, Brazil.

A woman with a blue jacket stands in front of a tan background

Behind the fiber: Transforming banana tree waste into fabric

Innovations in textile technology are behind the growing popularity of banana fabric and are giving the plant a whole new purpose.

Shoes, tote bags, wallets and pineapples laid on the ground on a green background

5 innovative fibers in ethical fashion and sustainable design

New textile innovations are changing the fabrics that are used in fashion. We highlight some of the fibers that are making us pause and take notice.

A stalk of dried cotton, napkin, placemat and bowl laying on the floor on a dark orange background

Behind organic cotton: The benefits, certifications, and brands using this sustainable fabric

We dive deep into why organic cotton deserves a place in our home and the certifications and classification that can help you navigate when searching for products with this incredible fabric.

A women stands in a field of grass holding a stalk of cotton

Meet Made Trade’s 1% for the Planet non-profit partner, Fibershed

Learn how Fibershed is supporting regenerative textiles and creating climate-beneficial clothing and intentional slow made textile production

An elaborate table setting featuring large copper cups, a copper flask and a copper pitcher

Copper: The history, health benefits, and a look at sustainable copper brand, Sertodo Copper

For the last 1,000 one area in Mexico has produced some of the world’s finest hand hammered copper products with very few changes along the way.

A hand woven arm chair sits on a slatted wood floor in front of a white wall

Sustainable furniture brand and reforestation project — meet Masaya & Co.

What began as a reforestation project evolved into one of the world’s most sustainable furniture brands.

Behind vegetable tanned leather: The history and process — plus two brands still using the material today

An overview of how vegetable tanned leather is made and the benefits behind this sustainable material.

A book and a mug sit on a white bedspread with a dark blue blanket

Spotlight on Hoot: Sustainable bedding made from tencel

Made from lyocell we’re obsessed with Hoot’s buttery soft and exceptionally sustainable sheet set.

Three women standing in black swimsuits holding a blue fishing net on a yellow background

The sustainable swimwear fabrics to know: ECONYL, REPREVE, and Amni Soul Eco® Thread

We explore the fabric innovations in swimwear fabric that don’t sacrifice performance for sustainability.

Aerial view of the Amazon rainforest in Para, Brazil

All shipping and returns on Made Trade are 100% carbon offset

Carbon offsets directly fund the preservation of the Amazon rainforest in Para, Brazil.

A woman with a blue jacket stands in front of a tan background

Behind the fiber: Transforming banana tree waste into fabric

Innovations in textile technology are behind the growing popularity of banana fabric and are giving the plant a whole new purpose.

Shoes, tote bags, wallets and pineapples laid on the ground on a green background

5 innovative fibers in ethical fashion and sustainable design

New textile innovations are changing the fabrics that are used in fashion. We highlight some of the fibers that are making us pause and take notice.

A stalk of dried cotton, napkin, placemat and bowl laying on the floor on a dark orange background

Behind organic cotton: The benefits, certifications, and brands using this sustainable fabric

We dive deep into why organic cotton deserves a place in our home and the certifications and classification that can help you navigate when searching for products with this incredible fabric.

A women stands in a field of grass holding a stalk of cotton

Meet Made Trade’s 1% for the Planet non-profit partner, Fibershed

Learn how Fibershed is supporting regenerative textiles and creating climate-beneficial clothing and intentional slow made textile production

An elaborate table setting featuring large copper cups, a copper flask and a copper pitcher

Copper: The history, health benefits, and a look at sustainable copper brand, Sertodo Copper

For the last 1,000 one area in Mexico has produced some of the world’s finest hand hammered copper products with very few changes along the way.

A hand woven arm chair sits on a slatted wood floor in front of a white wall

Sustainable furniture brand and reforestation project — meet Masaya & Co.

What began as a reforestation project evolved into one of the world’s most sustainable furniture brands.

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Sustainability

We explore how products, designs, and techniques are changing our planet for good. From the benefits of growing hemp to feature stories on upcycled materials and zero-waste brands to innovations reducing carbon footprints and carbon neutral initiatives. We showcase how sustainable is always more beautiful.

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