What qualifies someone as an ‘eco’ or ‘responsible’ designer/brand?

We at Redress consider someone to be a ‘responsible’ designer if they are consciously creating their products with an understanding that everything they do has an impact - from the materials they use to the people who make them. We also recognize resale and vintage as a type of responsible purchasing as these are goods that do not add to the waste or pollution stream since they have already been created. We focus on designers who use materials (especially, but not limited to, textiles) in innovative ways that show ecochic is a part of everyday life.

Below is a list of categories that we consider to be ‘responsibly-made’ and are eligible for our Creator Membership, marketplaces, and fashion shows. These include apparel, accessories, jewelry, and home goods designers.

  • Upcycled
  • Made in USA
  • Handcrafted
  • Vintage or resale
  • Natural dyes
  • Fair trade
  • Organic or eco-friendly fabrics
  • Little to no-waste patternmaking