Anicy Manuguian specializes in Prèt a Porter and hand made knitwear collections that use natural fibers. Each, unique piece is born from ancestral production techniques, that are renovated to contemporary design for the modern woman. This Chilean fashion designer, has a strong background in Italian design that influences each collection to be modern, innovative and sophisticated. Expect each piece from her collections to be made using handmade dyed traditional fibers such as Alpaca, baby Alpaca, Pima Cotton, Natural Cotton, Natural Wool and other fine and pure materials. Claudia Anicy Manugian is also a business consultant developing practical solutions for the fashion industry. She is actively involved in projects with the Chilean Government, to stimulate exports to Asia, the US and Europe.
Animal Behavior is inspired by nature to protect nature. Each collection they produce is influenced by a critically endangered species as an effort to increase awareness and contribute to the protection of these animals’ natural habitats. With 90% of all textile waste being recyclable, Animal Behavior's garments are produced using surplus materials, creating a second life for these left over fabrics. Their collection is great for going from work to cocktails, they have great separates, dresses, and jumpsuits.
Beautiful Soul London believes in slow fashion, and designing pieces that can be cherished for a lifetime. Beautiful Soul London aims to reconcile style and sustainability; offering the quiet choice to accept only fabric which has been sourced with a kind consciousness. Beautiful Soul London has a proud emphasis on UK-based production and honours the hallmarks of quality and British craftsmanship, supporting the regeneration of UK manufacturing and textile production. Material remnants feature as fastenings and embellishments, adhering to the policy of zero-waste whereby every last thread of fabric is used in the creative process. Much like the Made in USA movement, this brand represents the quality of the Made in England movement.
Della is a socially responsible fashion line working directly with a community in Ghana, West Africa. Their mission statement being "We believe in responsibility, not charity." Each garment and accessory is carefully handcrafted using authentic textiles sources in the Volta Region. Every dollar made at Della goes towards the Passionate and talented women and men who create the pieces. They are given the opportunity to build a foundation for a better life, all employees in Ghana receive a steady, fair income and are empowered through education via micro-financing, savings, and entrepreneurship classes. HINT: If you're looking for a cute iPad or macbook case, they have some really amazing vibrant ones!
Krama Heritage is a Parisian brand that brings together Cambodian tradition and French elegance with its Kramas that can be worn from the Mekong rice-fields to the streets of Paris. A brand of socially responsible scarves, Krama Heritage unites chic and ethics. Every Krama Heritage scarf is hand-crafted with care and in a responsible and fair-trade way in the pure Cambodian tradition. The brand also commits itself to education: for every Krama Heritage purchased, €3 are donated to the charity For a Child’s Smile the action of which in Cambodia is as essential as it is exemplary.
MAINLINE basics is a California-based knitwear line made using 100% natural fiber fabrics and organic cotton, founded by a former denim industry executive with over 10 years of experience launching and representing contemporary denim brands. Since denim was her daily uniform, MAINLINE was a natural extension and byproduct of her mission to find the perfect t-shirt to go with jeans. MAINLINE tee's are made from Texas-grown organic cotton, North Carolina-knit fabric and finished in California where they are designed, cut and sewn. MAINLINE is committed to making a difference by designing beautiful basics that are socially and environmentally conscious possible.
Maria's founded by Alida Boer, is a high-end accessory brand that gives back to her native Guatemalan community through the creation of uniquely handcrafted textiles. While on a trip to refurbish a school, Alida was gifted with the huipil fabric that has become the main ingredient of the Maria’s Bag. Inspired by the idea of giving back, Alida honed in her entrepreneurial, philanthropic and creative instincts to develop a business model that could empower women from every social class. Ultimately, Maria’s Bag is a collection that gives back to the community through more than beautiful accessories. Many of the women behind the bags are mothers who do not have jobs and use their art as therapy for themselves as well as to preserve their culture and roots. Additionally, a portion of the income from Maria’s Bag goes to a school in Guatemala to provide children with free education and meals.
Pima Doll is a pima cotton collection. Each piece is designed in New York and manufactured in Peru, from the world's best pima cotton. Pima Cotton for those who don't know is a superior blend of cotton (Similar to Egyptian Cotton) that is extremely durable and absorbent. What Florum loves most about Pima Doll , is their careful practice to not waste any of the precious pima, they use the leftover cuttings of the tee's and upcycle them into beautiful, one of a kind hand knits. Every Pima Doll garment is unique and beautifully made.
Solosix is your one stop shop for the perfect sweater, shawl, or beret. Each piece of clothing is made in Bolivia from 100% Alpaca wool, a naturally organic, hypoallergenic and sustainable fiber that is known to have significantly less impact on the environment than other natural fibers. Solosix prides itself in visiting the homes of their incredibly skilled knitters who have learned their craft from their parents and grandparents. Solosix has seen how their partners care for the well-being of their employees, taking the term "fair-trade" to a whole new level. Solosix is dedicated to discovering new ways to create non-trend driven design with as little impact on the earth as possible.
All of the sculptural accessories are designed and fabricated by Chloe & Andrew in their home studio. Make Wilde produces each piece by hand, made-to-order. This process emphasizes the natural eccentricities, the beautiful and subtle differences between objects that have been crafted, free-form. The materials that Make Wilde Sustainable Jewelry is made with includes recycled 14k gold, upcycled pearls, the plastic is plant-based biodegradable PLA made from renewable resources, such as tapioca which is Made in the UK, the gemstones are reused earth science education products, and the beautiful silk fabric that is used in so many of the Make Wilde designs are pure, hand-dyed, and made responsibly in Vietnamese cooperatives, creating economic stability for female artisans — finished in New York, USA .
Maiden Nation was founded on one basic principle: empowering women through ethical fashion. Maiden Nation offer ethically-produced, curated, limited-edition bracelets designed by women. In the spring, maiden Lane hopes to expand to other ethical fashion jewelry categories, accessories and gif tables. Maiden Nation designers are of the moment including Yoko Ono, Gloria Steinem, Rachel Roy, and Lauren Bush. Their products are ethically sourced, and profits are reinvested into women's entrepreneurship projects. Whats better then buying something that directly gives back to both women and the environment.
All Melissa Joy Manning jewelry is made by hand in Melissa Joy Manning's Berkeley studio, which has been Green Certified by the state of California since 2005 through the Alameda County Bay Area Green Business Program - as has Melissa Joy Manning's Berkeley retail store (the first of its kind to be awarded this certification). Although not Green Certified, Melissa Joy Manning's NYC studio holds true to the same processes that dictate Melissa Joy Manning's California production. Using responsible production methods, recycled precious metals from a Green Certified refiner, energy efficient light bulbs and recycling programs, Melissa Joy Manning takes great pride in being an environmentally responsible company. Melissa Joy Manning also carbon offsets every package that they ship, domestically and internationally, through a partnership with the UPS Carbon Neutral program.
Zefyr is an eco glam jewellery label based in Sydney, Australia. Their jewels are carefully handmade from recycled brass and plated with 18ct gold or sterling silver. Specially created eco-glass crystals add bursts of colour to the unique pieces. Zefyr Jewels philosophy is to create beautiful jewels that are earth friendly without sacrificing style or glamour. At Zefyr they recycle brass, renew metals and commission lead-reduced glass crystal. This reduces the call for new materials mined from finite resources, avoiding streams of waste and damage to the natural environment. Be sure to read "Why We Do It", it's eye opening into the world of jewelry and its production.
ALAS in an organic brand founded in 2011 by Kelly Elkin and Betony Dircks, ALAS is a Sydney-based, organic sleep and loungewear label with a focus on enigmatic prints and relaxed silhouettes. ALAS is an acronym for 'All Light, All Shadow' which represents the nature of change; day to night, sleeping to waking. The phases of the moon and the movement of the tides remind us that everything is connected. The acronym also alludes to the idea of transparency in the supply chain, as we wish to shine light on our manufacturing practices and organically grown cotton.
Fortress of Inca's beautiful handcrafted shoes are Handmade in Peru, they channel both free-spirited and elegant lifestyle, while bringing the finest quality leather and other natural materials to each pair of shoes. Each collection features designs that boast originality, intricate detailing, and comfort. Fortress of Inca is based in Austin, Texas and sells to independent retailers all around the USA. In terms of sustainability and leather shoes, Fortress of Inca is helpful by using a byproduct of another industry (meat) that otherwise would be organic waste and very harmful to the planet. Until we reach a time that this organic waste is no longer produced Fortress of Inca sees it as their ethical duty to utilize these hides and produce shoes as part of a sustainable planet. So if your going to wear leather, please check out this company as it doesn't get much better then using leather that is sustainable and a company that cares about the planet!