Ecova: the sustainable fashion label educating shoppers one textile at a time
How Ecova's eco cashmere collection ties responsible fashion with storytelling and educates consumers on sustainable shopping choices.
Montreal-based startup Ecova is changing the fashion industry with its sustainable and ethical approach. Founder Stephanie Beaulieu combines her legal expertise with a Certificate in Sustainable Fashion from Parsons School of Fashion and an MBA from McGill University to create a brand that tells the story behind the clothing. With its first collection focused on cashmere winter accessories, Ecova offers a detailed account of the recycling process behind its eco cashmere, which is certified by Global Recycled Standard and Cardato Recycled. The brand's approach is to educate consumers one textile at a time, providing full explanations of why its products are sustainable and encouraging shoppers to develop greener habits.
Invest in Quality for a Sustainable Wardrobe
Ecova believes that durability is a crucial factor in ensuring sustainability, and its cashmere products contain 65% recycled cashmere and 35% virgin cashmere for greater quality and longevity. The brand recognizes that it's not just the use of recycled materials that makes clothing sustainable; it's also about preventing waste by investing in high-quality, long-lasting pieces. The culture of overproduction and excessive buying goes against clothing sustainability, whether the textiles are recycled or not. By providing full transparency about its production process and explaining why its products are sustainable, Ecova hopes to inspire consumers to develop eco-conscious shopping habits.
Green Attitudes on the Rise
Recent shopping patterns show a growing interest in environmentally friendly products. According to the Global Sustainability Study 2021, sustainability is an important purchase criterion for 61% of U.S. consumers, and over a third of global consumers are willing to pay more for eco-friendly products. Ecova is tapping into this trend with its transparently made clothing and accessories. The brand's sustainable cashmere accessories are available for purchase on its website, and Ecova aims to expand its offerings to include a full range of sustainably made clothing and accessories.
In a world where fast fashion dominates the industry, Ecova is taking a different approach, focusing on quality, sustainability, and education. By providing a detailed account of its production process and explaining why its products are sustainable, the brand is empowering consumers to make greener choices. As the fashion industry continues to grapple with the environmental and social costs of its practices, brands like Ecova are leading the way toward a more sustainable future.