Left to right: Emergency Room, Pipatchara and The Giving Movement.

Today is World Environment Day, and saving our planet has never been more urgent. We all know the harmful effects of industrialiation, yet the necessary actions to reverse these effects aren’t being taken quickly enough. On days like today, the least we can do is highlight the right practices and recognize those actively working towards a cleaner, safer environment. In celebration of World Environment Day, the Arab Fashion Council is proud to spotlight 3 exceptional sustainable designers who have previously showcased at Dubai Fashion Week. These designers are going the extra mile to ensure we move towards a more sustainable world. Read on to learn about the individuals leading the way to a greener future.

1.Emergency Room: Emergency Room is a fashion brand based in Lebanon, widely known for its commitment to sustainability through upcycling. The brand focuses on creating stylish pieces from pre-loved textiles, breathing new life into discarded materials. By transforming waste into wearable art, Emergency Room produces one-of-a-kind garments. Their approach to design reduces the environmental impact of fashion, highlighting the potential of sustainable practices in the industry. Each piece crafted by Emergency Room makes a bold statement about the importance of reusing and repurposing materials. 

2. Pipatchara: Based in Thailand, Pipatchara is renowned for its dedication to 100% handmade patterns, with sustainability at its core. The brand offers a range of products, including footwear and clothing, but their bags are particularly noteworthy. Each bag is crafted using plant-based materials and recycled bottle caps, showcasing Pipatchara’s commitment to eco-friendly materials and ethical production practices.

3. The Giving Movement: This groundbreaking fashion brand headquartered in the United Arab Emirates, blends style with social responsibility. The Giving movement is dedicated to using sustainable fabrics such as recycled polyester and organic cotton, ensuring their products are environmentally friendly. Moreover, The Giving Movement donates a portion of each sale to charity, underscoring their commitment to making a positive social impact. By merging fashion with philanthropy, they prove that sustainability and ethical practices can go hand in hand, setting a powerful example for the industry.