5 dresses for a more sustainable summer 

This World Environment Day, we’re shining a spotlight on some of the more sustainable fabrics we use to reduce the environmental impact of our collections. From organically grown cotton to polyester made from recycled plastic bottles, more sustainable fabrics make up 52% of our collections today and will make up 90% of our collection by 2025. 

Get inspired by our pick of five more sustainable summer dresses and learn about the fabrics that made them. 

1. The organic cotton dress

Benita Organic Cotton Dress

The Benita Dress has a full skirt and billowing sleeves to keep you feeling cool, in eye-catching sunset hues to brighten up every day. Its organic cotton fabric is grown using methods and materials that are kinder to the environment. This cotton avoids toxic pesticides and synthetic fertilisers to make production safer for people and wildlife. It’s also supremely soft and breathable to wear, especially in floaty silhouettes like this one. 

2. The sustainable cotton dress 

Gracie Sustainable Cotton Dress

Nothing says summer like a crisp, pure-cotton tea dress. The Gracie Dress brings retro appeal with its cinched waist, full skirt and vintage-inspired print. And it’s crafted from ‘more sustainable cotton’, which means cotton that’s been produced by farmers who are trained in sustainable agricultural practices. These farmers grow cotton in a way that reduces stress on the local environment and improves the livelihoods and welfare of farming communities.  

3. The linen dress

Linen Midi Dress

For a versatile sunshine staple, look no further than this chic Linen Midi Dress. Linen is made from the flax plant, which relies solely on rainfall, is grown without the use of GMOs, and produces zero waste, making it the ultimate choice for sustainable clothing. Linen’s also lightweight and breezy by nature, especially in the form of a tiered dress. 

4. The recycled polyester dress 

Maeve Recycled Polyester Dress

Polyester is one of the most suitcase-friendly fabrics out there, making the Maeve Midi Dress your perfect partner for summer escapes. Maeve’s recycled polyester is made from PET plastic bottles which are formed into strings of yarn before being dyed and woven together to create a soft-touch texture. 

5. The LENZING™ ECOVERO™ dress

Paisley Lenzing Ecovero Dress

This Paisley Print Dress is a bohemian dream with its shirred waist and cuffs and hi-low hemline. Its LENZING™ ECOVERO™ fibres are derived from certified renewable wood sources and made using eco-responsible production methods. This fabric generates up to 50% lower emissions and water impact than traditional viscose, contributing to a cleaner environment. It has been certified with the EU Ecolabel, meaning it has consistently high environmental standards from raw material and production to distribution and disposal. 

Looking for even more sustainable style inspiration? Shop the Sustainable Edit.