Sustainable fashion refers to clothing that is designed, manufactured, distributed and used in ways that are environmentally friendly. Natural materials such as hemp, linen, cotton, silk, wool, leather, and cellulose fibers are preferable over virgin synthetics like polyester, acrylic, and nylon.
Natural fibers are biodegradable and can compost cleanly back into the soil unlike synthetic fibers that do not biodegrade and sit in landfills, continually leaching toxic chemicals. Also, using recycled materials and deadstock to create new clothing is another great way to be sustainable because it doesn't require the production of new resources from the Earth. It instead makes the most use of materials that may otherwise go to waste.
This all why you'll see Blue Urbane's clothing is made overwhelmingly from organic cotton, linen, deadstock, and other eco-friendly and recycled materials.
Additionally, all our jewelry is handcrafted and designed by women in the USA. The pieces are made by hand with gemstones, polymer clay, deadstock vintage jade, and brass using traditional techniques such as stamping, torching and assembling vintage and curated materials.
Need some help with sizing? Check out our size chart below to determine the size and fit of any item. Because sizing and cut varies between brands, we recommend you use our chart as a general guide. If you have a specific question on sizing, please email us at email@example.com and we'll be happy to help!
Please note that we are still a very small, new boutique and we hope to expand to more sizes in the future.
Due to the critical nature of climate change, providing opportunities for solar energy on a more equitable basis is more important than ever. In addition to supporting sustainability and women designers and artisans, we are proud to give a portion of our proceeds to promoting solar energy opportunities through The Honnold Foundation. By providing that life-changing service, solar energy creates clean, renewable power from the sun and benefits the environment, connecting back to Blue Urbane's core values.
The Honnold Foundation is a leader in providing solar energy in the following ways:
- Bringing solar to remote communities around the world that are underserved with electricity
- Helping to develop local community-owned solar micro-grids in areas that have experienced climate disaster and/or pollution
- Working directly with BIPOC community leaders to develop solar installations and provide job training
The Honnold Foundation (HF)
promotes solar energy for a more equitable world. HF envisions a world where all people have equal access to opportunity and live in balance with the environment. HF awards grants to community organizations whose projects are innovative, equity-focused, and have the potential to shift the narrative on what’s possible for energy access worldwide.
When you make a purchase from Blue Urbane, part of the proceeds go directly towards making the world a more equitable and sustainable place.
for more information on The Honnold Foundation.