The fashion industry has had a long history of using unethical practices to produce clothing, but thanks to the G7 Fashion Pact, history will (hopefully) no longer repeat itself. A coalition made up of 32 global luxury retailers brought together by French President Emmanuel Macron and representing around 150 brands have pledged to fight the global climate crisis. As part of the initiative, Nordstrom has launched a new Sustainable Style online shopping category.
“You’ve told us that you want consciously manufactured products that align with your values. We want those things too,” the brand wrote on the Sustainable Style landing page. The new category boasts over 2,000 styles “that are made from sustainably sourced materials, manufactured in factories that meet higher social or environmental standards, or that give back” from 90 brands, including Patagonia, Reformation, Eileen Fisher, Veja, Caudalie and the retailer’s own Treasure & Bond.
Committing to the G7 Fashion Pact isn’t the only way Nordstrom is improving its affect on the climate. The brand has made an effort to use more responsible materials when producing Nordstrom-made products and reduce the amount of materials used when packaging and shipping its offerings.
“Nordstrom leads with the fundamental belief that we have a responsibility to leave the world better than we found it. And in the fast-changing world of retail, it’s also essential to continually evolve our business not only to better meet customers’ needs and expectations, but also to support our communities and protect our environment,” Gigi Ganatra, vice president of corporate affairs and PR at Nordstrom, said in a statement. “It’s a responsibility Nordstrom takes seriously, and we’re proud of the progress we’ve made in reducing our carbon footprint and conserving resources across our global supply chain and we’re continuing to make this a top priority for the company.”
Below, some of the Sustainable Style pieces to shop now.