5 Women-led Clothing Brands for UAE's Fashion & Sustainability Conscious

By: GWL Team | Sunday, 7 July 2024

The Fashion industry in United Arab Emirates is transforming the fashion philosophy by incorporating sustainable style methods. Likewise, ethical designs are in demand due to its cultural significance. Have a look at five fashion-forward brands that are taking UAE’s ethical fashion game to the next level.

Fast fashion is detrimental to the environment.

Data suggests that four percent greenhouse gas emissions are contributed by the global fashion industry, annually. According to Ellen MacArthur Foundation data, out of the 100 billion garments produced per year, 92 million tonnes end up in landfills. In this continue unchecked, the clothing industry will see a massive 50 percent rise in its emission by 2030.

However, the good news is that the contemporary consumer is increasingly looking for fashion that is sustainable and environmentally conscious. The demand for sustainable fashion has increased due to the rise in awareness about climate change and global warming.

Middle East has been influencing the world with clothing designs by using different style components. As per Statista, one person is expected to contribute 47.9 pieces in the UAE, on average, for the Apparel market volume in the year 2024. Considering the apparel market that captures $10.55 Billion in the UAE in the year 2024 and is estimated to grow by 2.53% (CAGR 2024-2028) annually.

An increasing number of brands in the region are contributing towards reduction of carbon footprint and creating ethical designs with sustainable fabric.

Women’s apparel covers the largest segment in the market with volume $5.27 billion in 2024; women are certainly more attuned to fashion and sustainability. Global Woman Leader introduces readers to 5 women-led fashion brands in the UAE, that prioritize sustainability and ethical fashion.

Let’s look at these women-founded brands that are helping consumers build a brilliant fashion wardrobe with being environmentally conscious.