A Closer Look At Fashion That's Saving The Planet With Quagga Green Label
I had the pleasure of taking a trip to my favorite desert getaway, Joshua Tree National Park, and brought along some looks from Quagga Green Label. At this point, I only do collaborations with brands that have a mission I can stand by and Quagga Green does just that.
Quagga Green was made in St. Charles, Missouri in 2016. As a St. Louis, Missouri native I was super excited to see sustainable fashion make its way to the Midwest. All of the products use sustainable or renewable resources during production which keeps their green-house gas emissions lower than that of fast fashion brands. Manufacturing is one of the most hazardous steps in apparel, so I commend any brand that’s making strides to decrease their impact during this stage.
Many of the products also contain fibers made from recycled plastic bottles and turn it into recycled polyester. In addition to this, they also incorporate organic cotton into their looks which is better for both the consumer and the farmers who don’t have to farm cotton in hazardous conditions with pesticides that could have negative impacts on their health.
One of the coolest things about Quagga Green Label is their relationship with Big Life Africa, an amazing organization that’s protected over 1.6 million acres of wilderness in the Amboseli-Tsavo-Kilimanjaro ecosystem of East Africa. They’ve helped decrease poaching and protect lions and elephants in East Africa. They work alongside the local community and have employed hundreds of Maasai rangers. With every purchase of Quagga Green, 1% is donated to the Big Life Foundation, which again, is incredible! I’m really excited to have come across this brand from my home-state, that’s working so hard to make a difference in the world.
As an environmental advocate, I give them a seal of approval :) I geek out about sustainable design and corporate and social responsibility, but i’m sure some of you want to see the clothing and what to buy. Check out some of my photos below from my trip! You can head to Whole Foods to buy as well as their website. My personal favorite item was the Light Over Darkness backpack, but everything was great. I’ve never been a hat person, but this fedora made me feel so fierce! The mayan woven vest was really cozy, like a fashionable and sleeveless snuggy, with a really great design.
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Pictured above, Light Over Darkness Drawstring Backpack, Turismo Fedora, Mayan woven vest, Marvailla triangle scarf.