Despite stepping back from her position as a senior royal, Meghan Markle will always remain high on the list of women whose style we admire. From formal events to more casual attire, Markle epitomises a polished elegance, somehow managing to always look both timeless and contemporary.
Throughout her time in the spotlight, the duchess has often worn brands that are sustainably minded or have eco-consciousness embedded in their ethos. Whether it be designer brands such as Gabriela Hearst or Stella McCartney worn for official royal outings, or contemporary labels such as Veja and Reformation chosen for day-to-day looks, Meghan has a talent for seamlessly incorporating sustainable style into her wardrobe.
From recycled materials to sustainable sourcing and ethical production, keep scrolling for six sustainable brands championing by the Duchess of Sussex herself.
Committed to sustainability, Maggie Marilyn manufactures its collection locally in New Zealand. The brand also regularly focuses on creating garments using sustainable fabrics including organic wool and cotton, as well as recycled polyester.
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Maggie Marilyn The Jones 2.0 Ruffled Cotton-Poplin Mini Dress (£340)
Maggie Marilyn Lose Your Fear cotton and silk-blend maxi dress (£445)
Instantly identifiable due to their recognisable V logo, Veja trainers have become the favourite sneakers among influencers, editors and royals alike. The brand sources rubber for its sneakers directly from the Amazon forest, which helps to save on water, energy and harmful emissions.
Veja V-10 B-Mesh Low-Top Suede Trainers (£105)
Veja Esplar Suede-Trimmed Leather Sneakers (£90)
As the designer who staged the first-ever carbon-neutral fashion show, Gabriela Hearst is certainly at the forefront of fashion's sustainability movement. In fact, the designer's Nina Bag, which Meghan Markle has carried on several occasions, is produced in limited quantities in the interest of sustainability.
Gabriela Hearst Leather Handbag (£1433)
Gabriela Hearst Frank Cashmere and Silk Sweater (£440)
Australian denim brand Outland Denim chooses to manufacture its products in organic cotton, which in turn uses 91% less blue water than traditional cotton. As an ethically minded company, the brand is also committed to providing employment for vulnerable people of varying backgrounds.
Outland Amy Wide-leg (£160)
Outland Demin Harriet Full Length (£160)
Known for her use of sustainable and ethical materials, Stella McCartney aims to use recycled polyester wherever possible. As a vegetarian-friendly brand, it never uses leather, fur or feathers.
Stella McCartney Cotton-Poplin Shirt (£395)
Stella McCartney Gathered Silk-Georgette Mini Dress (£571)
With a brand slogan that states, "Being naked is the #1 most sustainable option. We’re #2," Reformation is committed to creating clothes with less impact on the environment. The brand has been carbon neutral since 2015 and uses sustainable materials, as well as deadstock fabrics and repurposed vintage.
Reformation Rhine Ribbed Stretch-Tencel Midi Dress (£110)
Reformation Nikita Ruffled Floral-Print Georgette Midi Dress (£275)
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