Gabriela Hearst is an Uruguayan women's luxury ready-to-wear and accessories designer. She creates beautiful collections of sustainable luxury available at her official online store.

Gabriela Hearst designs luxury womenswear with longevity and sustainability in mind. She produces her fashion items in limited quantities and primarily sells through direct to consumer channels.

Gabriela Hearst has set a goal of eliminating the use of virgin materials by 2022. She wants to eliminate plastics and use recycled fabrics instead. She also produced the first-ever carbon neutral runway show in 2019.

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Sustainability Rating: 7/10

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Category: Clothing, bags, shoes, accessories, jewelry

For: Women, men

Type: Basics, loungewear, sleepwear, knitwear, outerwear, boots, flats, sandals

Style: Chic, classic

Quality: High

Price: $$$

Sizes: XS-XL, 2-14 (US), 4-16 (UK), 32-48 (EU), 4-16 (AU)

Fabrics: Cotton, linen, hemp, viscose, polyester, nylon, spandex, leather, wool, silk, down

100% Organic: No

100% Vegan: No

Ethical & Fair: Yes

Recycling: Yes

Producing country: Italy, China

Certifications: GOTS, BCI, GRS, RCS, FSC, REACH, RWS, RDS, SA8000

Sustainability Practices

Gabriela Hearst produces high-quality, luxury garments with a lot of attention to sustainability efforts. She creates durable, long-lasting clothes that are mostly biodegradable.

Gabriela Hearst is plastic-free for both the front and back of the house by using compostable TIPA packaging and recycled cardboard hangers. She produces in limited quantities and sells through direct to consumer channels.

Gabriela Hearst uses a high proportion of sustainable materials such as organic cotton, linen, hemp, and recycled synthetic fabrics such as recycled polyester and regenerated nylon.

The designer also uses some semi-synthetic regenerated fibers such as viscose made from renewable materials.

Gabriela Hearst produces her creations in Italy and China. She considers third party accreditations such as SA8000 and REACH when choosing her manufacturing partners.

Gabriela Hearst doesn't use any exotic animal skin, or hair, fur, angora. But she uses leather, wool, silk, and down feathers to manufacture many of its clothing pieces.

These animal-derived materials are cruel and unethical and harm the environment by producing greenhouse gases and wastes. More sustainable alternatives exist.

Sustainability Goals

Gabriela Hearst aims to eliminate the use of virgin materials by 2022. She wants to eliminate plastics and use recycled fabrics instead.

However, Gabriela Hearst doesn't measure her water usage, pollution, greenhouse gas emissions, and waste across its supply chain. She doesn't have many sustainability goals, science-based targets, or timelines to improve in the future.

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