Shop for unique products that are both luxurious and sustainable at The Mall of Millenia in Orlando (pictured).
While some trends come and go with the seasons, the fashion industry’s sustainability movement is here to stay. From using recycled materials to supporting charity initiatives to reducing their carbon footprints, top brands are working in many ways to make the world a better place. Learn what sustainable fashion is and discover stores within The Mall at Millenia where you can find eco-friendly clothing, accessories and beauty items!
The Mall at Millenia is also prioritizing your health with enhanced safety and sanitization measures so you can shop with confidence. Before your next visit, check the end of this blog for more details about The Mall at Millenia’s Restarting Smart safety plan. For more information about the ways that Orlando is safeguarding your peace of mind, refer to our Healthy Travel & What’s Open page.
What Is Sustainable Fashion?
Sustainable fashion considers the full lifecycle of the product, including the design, sourcing and production processes. To determine if a company or product is sustainable, they must look at the water usage, lifecycle, hazardous chemicals, waste production and the effect they have on agriculture. Here are some prime examples of sustainable fashion waiting for you at The Mall at Millenia:
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Athleta says that 60% of its products are currently made with sustainable materials, including organic cotton, recycled polyester and Tencel. Their hope this year is to increase this number to 80%. Athleta is B Corp Certified, which means it meets strict social and environmental standards. What’s more, they produce their garments in an ethical factory that is Fair Trade Certified.
The beloved surfer shop is making waves within the sustainability movement by helping save the oceans. All of their latest boardshorts are made from plastic bottles, and Billabong has also launched an eco-capsule that has bathing suits, shorts, sweaters, beach blankets and more. All of the items within that line are made from fibers that are certified forest friendly.
Everything But Water
Next time you’re in need of a new swimsuit, opt for a style that also helps save the planet. Take this coral MaxSwim bikini made with recycled fabric (that’s equivalent to five water bottles). MaxSwim is exclusive to Everything But Water and in addition to being eco-friendly, the line is designed to flatter 25 different bra sizes, from 30C to 38G. The swim boutique also carries other sustainable staples like bags and cover-ups, and the company is dedicated to hosting beach clean-ups nationwide among other charitable initiatives.
Over the past few years, there’s been a shift in the beauty industry to go green. Lush, the beloved bath and body brand, has always been ahead of the curve thanks to their fresh, homemade products. One major way they make a difference is through their minimalist approach to packaging. Many of their products skip plastic altogether, like their shampoo bars that equal two to three bottles of liquid shampoo, and their hot-oil treatment that comes on a wooden stick. They’re also known for their Charity Pot body lotion that donates 100% of proceeds to various grassroot groups.
Shop Safely at The Mall at Millenia
As a premier luxury shopping destination and home to numerous acclaimed restaurants, The Mall at Millenia is taking the safety of guests and employees seriously. This includes participating in Orange County’s “Safer, Stronger, Together” initiative, which seeks to achieve the shared goal of health and happiness in the Orlando region.
Designed to protect guests and employees, The Mall at Millenia’s Restarting Smart safety plan includes:
- Monitoring social distancing
- Providing social-distancing visual indicators
- Offering package pickup without leaving your car
- Providing strolling concierge services
- Providing sanitizing stations in guest areas
- Increased sanitizing and disinfecting, particularly in high-traffic areas such as restrooms, dining and seating areas
- Modified seating to allow for comfortable social distancing
- Requiring employees to wear protective face coverings
- Requiring employees to wash hands frequently and sanitize their workstations
- Conducting daily health screenings and temperature checks of employees
- Requiring employees to stay home when feeling sick
The Mall at Millenia is encouraging its merchants to adopt the above measures, too. However, please note that each merchant also abides by the guidelines set forth by their corporate offices.
Last but not least, and in accordance with Orange County regulations, The Mall at Millenia is requiring that all guests wear face masks. When visiting, you’ll also be asked to maintain social distancing of 6 feet from other guests, wash hands or use hand sanitizer regularly, keep interactions brief, and stay at home if you are feeling ill. It’s all part of Orlando’s goal of “Staying Safer, Stronger, Together!”
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