Alexandra K handbags and accessories are 100% Vegan and Organic, they are completely animal free and made with highest synthetic materials available. Alexandra K's philosophy is to convince others to follow a lifestyle that respects all living beings, they show consumers that vegan products can be fashionable, unique and high quality. Each piece can be uniquely engraved with up to four words, which makes a beautiful touch to these stunning handbags. Alexandra K is based in Poland and is PETA approved.
Amour Vert means 'Green Love' in French, but it also means American manufacturing, non-toxic dyes, sustainable fibers, innovative fabrics, a zero waste design philosophy, and above all enduring style. Not to mention the clothing is made not just in America, but ethically made in San Francisco. For every Amour Vert T-shirt that is bought, Amour Vert pledges to plant a tree in North America with their partner American Forests (by the end of 2015 Amour Vert will have planted 100,000 trees).
Amren Tulano is a sustainable clothing brand based in Los Angeles. It was founded by designers Amy Tung and Karen Elano. Each Made in the USA product they release strives to be green through utilizing organic and/or refashioned materials. Their product releases have included an organic lingerie collection as well as a selection of organic cotton underwear for both men and women. Beyond their fashionable collections you can find Amy and Karen creating one of a kind couture costumes and gowns for films and special occasions.
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.
AoE Clothing or Age of Enlightenment is the result of a philosophy and desire to use skills, resources, and experience to create a brand and a process that benefits everyone involved, including the end-user. Age of Enlightenment stands for AoE's contribution to enlightenment, through establishing an education fund for youth from the villages surrounding their cotton farms in India. Did we mention that AoE started to in Oslo, Norway during a converstaion between the two founders on the frustration of inequality. AoE also offers on their website the line 'Peace Cone' which offers high quality shirts and sweats that are 100% Organic and made from Fair Trade cotton. You can expect AoE to be a consistent with some great basic staples to your closet that represent Norwegian and Scandinavian fashion.
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.
Bleusalt was created out of a necessity, a necessity for eco-conscious and ethically made apparel. With fashion being the second most polluting industry in the world, Bleusalt strives to bring awareness to the damage fashion does to our environment. All the fabrics they use are eco-friendly, sustainable and knitted locally in Los Angeles. With only 2% of apparel made here in the U.S we want to continue to push for domestic production. By Bleusalt making their apparel locally they can have better control over the ethical and eco standards of all their garments. Bleusalt strongly believes in providing and creating more jobs for local contractors and continuing to keep their production in the US.
Brawl London is a newly established British brand that is devoted to bringing back British manufacturing at an accessible price point whilst maintaining the integrity of it's employees. Founded by former fashion buyer & London College of Fashion student Erin who identified a need for locally made garments. Brawl design for the working urban woman on the move. You can buy Brawl from online ethical boutique www.The-Acey.com
Currently all Bodkin Clothing is Made in the USA and the brand actively seeks out vegetable dyes. Think great wardrobe staples, you can wear again and again.
Carleen is a Brooklyn-based womenswear collection designed by Kelsey Parkhouse, who draws influence from her Southern California upbringing, 'folk art motifs,' fine art inspiration and commitment to domestic manufacturing. The founding collection of Carleen, that was designed by Kelsey Parkhouse was inspired by a handmade American quilt, a textile that continues to inform the Carleen aesthetic both visually and metaphorically. Carleen is a great example of the quality that 'Made in America' now represents.
Founded and launched in 2014, Chyvonne wanted to create fashion for women and men who love the "darker side" of life, while caring about the environment. Chyvonne Le Monnier t-shirts range from being 100% Organic cotton, to being made ethically and free from harmful chemicals. Did we mention that these amazing t-shirts arrive in a 100% degradable bag, so you can online shop with a clear consience.
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!
Duffield Lane clothing line is Made in the USA. They produce some of the most comfortable Nautical clothing around.
Fair Seas Supply Co. makes round, organic, GOTS-certified, Turkish cotton beach blankets that are designed and sewn in Southern California at a factory that pays fair wages. They come wrapped in 100% recycled kraft paper with a tag printed on a gorgeous 90% recycled pulp paper. All shipping materials, including the postage labels and tape, are made from recycled and eco-friendly materials. These beach blankets are perfect expression of the California beach life, and are all named after great cities in California (Santa Barbara, San Clemente, San Diego, and San Francisco).
Every Feral Childe garment fulfills two of their "Green" clothing productions standards! They are an amazing brand with STRONG ethics of sustainability and the way that they run their business. take a look at their Story and see their strong standards of Green Fashion. Did we mention that Feral Childe in also Made in New York City?
Freedom of Animals is a sustainable and vegan luxury handbag line. They are the crem dela crem of vegan handbags, comparable to Stella McCartney handbags in my opinion. They are also PETA approved, and are partnered with Sheldrick Wildlife Trust in Kenya.
Gypsy 05 based out of Hollywood, California Incorporates organic fabrics, soy softeners, low impact dyes and seaweed extract printing into their collection, Gypsy05 holds environmental awareness as a core philosophy, beginning with its headquarters, it is the first completely solar-powered dyeing, printing and manufacturing facility in Los Angeles, California.
Groceries Apparel is eco correct apparel made with 100% organic textiles or recycled ingredients. Manufactured in their own factory in downtown Los Angeles, California. The clothing that Groceries Apparel makes is great basic and layering pieces, their pieces are simple yet made with great construction. And an added bonus is that you can search clothing by the ingredient it is made from. They make clothing from Organic Cotton, Eucalyptus, Recycled Plastic, Hemp, and Recycled Cotton.
Haney is a responsible brand that was launched in 2013, that ethically makes their clothing in LA. To even take it one step further Haney also has a Green Label that uses any excess fabric from previous collaborations, to reduce their waste. With a huge celebrity following this label has created everything from ready to wear to red carpet looks.
Jac Vanek is a fun brand full of attitude and sassyness, growing up in the music scene Jac Vanek has certainly brought both an edge and sustainability to her pieces. With limited edition pieces that use reclaimed vintage fabric, as well as the reconstruction of vintage pieces, Jac Vanek falls into a few categories of our Eco Criteria. If your looking for something for dancing around in at a music festival or just lounging around the house, Jac Vanek is the brand to check out. WE ARE CERTAINLY OBSESSED. We almost forgot to mention that most of her garments are Proudly Made in Los Angeles.
Komodo UK is an ethical fashion and lifestyle online store offering full men and women apparel collections. Made from the highest quality organic, natural fibre and innovative eco fabrics. Komodo has been pioneering affordable, sustainable fashion since 1988. At Komodo they believe it's a privilege of the civilization to dress up in comfort and style, but it's also the responsibility of fashion designers to make that style sustainable and fairly traded.
Komodo is based in the United Kingdom but ships worldwide.
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.
LA Relaxed is focused on creating timeless garments while keeping our environment in mind. After working 25+ years in manufacturing they realized the harm fast fashion was doing to our environment. Where it’s made, who’s making it, and what it’s made of is at the heart of LA Relaxed and it has been their philosophy from sketch to garment. The LA Relaxed team manufactures all their apparel and knit fabric locally in Los Angeles with the highest of ethical standards while only using all eco-friendly, sustainable and organic fabrics.
From researching the impact of every fiber Lara Miller uses, to sourcing the fibers from United States Mills its safe to say your purchase of a Lara Miller garment or accessory has a low impact on the environment. Lara Miller's garments incorporate SKAL certified organic cotton, hemp, vegan ahimsa peace silk, organic wool, linen, lyocell, flax and soy fibers, hand-loomed bamboo, and recycled organic cotton. Lara even uses recycled paper to create the patterns for her garments. Her pieces are unique and will quickly become a staple to your closet, from a vibrant cardigan to hand loomed socks that will last forever.
LIV the Ethical Department Store is your one stop shop for beautifully created clothing, home wear, and skincare. At LIV they believe organic agriculture sustains the earth, farmers and consumers, based on a working biodynamic farm in the heart of England. LIV creates beautiful clothing, that was organic, skillfully crafted with positive people-chains, giving workers a reason to share the excitement. While some people call it 'ethical trading' while LIV calls it being natural.
Loomstate was founded in 2004 as a pioneering sustainable design house specializing in fine casual clothing made from 100% certified organic cotton. By offering long-term purchasing agreements to best practice organic cotton farms, Loomstate ensures fair payments and drive to continued development in farming communities. Loomstate works together with their production facilities to offer living wages and support safe work-spaces for the garment workers who make Loomstate's clothing.
For Lovia, being elegant goes beyond surface, they strive to take every step forward deliberately, think and discover the best paths possible. By being crystal clear about what makes Lovia, they hope to you lead you deeper into the essence of their spirit and practices. Lovia’s clothes and accessories are produced in their own atelier in Helsinki, Finland. Lovia bags are manufactured in a small leather factory Linda in Tallinn, Estonia. They aslo use mainly recycled and organic materials such as Finnsheep and fish leather from food production (its great to see more and more designers using organic waste from the meat industry). The brand from Finland is one to watch out for, we can't wait to see their future collections.
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.
The Nuthatch project was inspired by a need – a need to know that the companies choices are friendly to people and the planet, and a desire – a desire to dress in flexible, elegant style. Linens, cottons, and natural fibers are the starting point for all of Nuthatch's designs. The fabrics are selected from the best mills and chosen for their natural beauty and timeless quality. Each design is created to meet Nuthatch's unwavering, high standards of style, craftsmanship, and function. The pieces are washed for a casual, easy care style. Everything is made in a small seaside town in Maine in a workshop.
In 2004, John Patrick launched Organic, his signature fashion label. With beauty and ethics important to John Patrick, he prioritizes organic materials, fair labor practices, and ecological awareness, Organic’s supply chain is a prototype that refines and renders the typical relationship between "Green and Global." Each garment he creates is not only a style statement, however it creates a step towards reducing the carbon footprint of fast fashion and helping to spread the word on #SlowFashion.
People Tree is based in the United Kingdom and is a company with a powerful mission statement "The people we work with have some of the smallest environmental footprints in the world." All of People Tree's cotton is 100% Fair Trade and 80% Organic, while their wool is natural, biodegradable, and sustainable, even their dyes are organic or low impact to the environment. People Tree commits to promoting natural and organic farming, to avoid polluting substances, to protecting water supplies, to using biodegradable substances whenever possible, and to recycle materials where possible. People Tree has promoted organic cotton farming for over ten years, and all of their organic fiber is certified in India by Control Union (an international Dutch based organic certification body). People Tree carries both men and women's fashion including everything from organic dresses, to organic yoga wear, to even men's trousers.
Self-branded as Clothing for the independent women, Prairie Underground has used sustainable textiles in every collection since 2005. Their garments are Made in Seattle, Washington. Prairie Underground is perfect for strolling around the farmers market, running errands in, and even wearing to work. It's absolutely comfortable and each piece is very uniquely designed, expect a lot of unexpected compliments, as you'll forget how stylish you look when your lost in the comfort of Prairie Underground.
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.
Public School New York is Made in New York City. They source their fabric from some of the best mills around the world, including Japan and Italy. They say their garments are built to last a lifetime, and we agree. The attention to detail and quality of each garment is impeccable. They carry both men's and women'c clothing, and be sure to check out their jeans.
Puc leather bags in a nutshell? Guilt free, sustainable, tough, simple and stylish. Designed and made in the Netherlands. You know, by hand. Like a bag should be. With love and an eye for detail. As a result, you know one thing for sure: your bag is unique. There's a reason Puc stands for Personalized Unique Collection. Although Puc uses a variety of established designs, no bag is ever the same. Giving your bag character, each piece of leather used has its own personality. Puc uses only the finest European leather, but only works exclusively with scraps and surplus remnants. Because, at Puc, we don't like unnecessary waste. Puc is the handbag brand for the ethical fashionista who loves leather, yet wants to be sure their money is spent it a responsible way, with a responsible company. If you live in the United Kingdom Shop Here, if you live elsewhere in the world Click Here to find out where to shop.
Simulacra is a company that strives to add 'chic' to everyday active wear, while upholding the integrity of a brand that sources all of its materials ethically. Simulacra uses three main fibers when creating its active wear; organic cotton that is grown & spun in India and is GOTS certified (Global Organic Textile Standard), bamboo that is grown and processed in a closed loop system from China, and lastly polyester that is recycled from the USA. Simulacra's products are made in New York City's garment center, and they donate a percentage of profit towards non-profit organizations with whom they align.
Thieves Boutique showcases the Made in Canada in-house line 'Thieves by Sonja den Elzen' and her new line for contemporary yoga wear, Zen Nomad, as well as other designers who are working in the realm of sustainable design. Sonja den Elzen produces mens and womens clothing with a commitment to sustainability. With the Thieves Boutique collection, Sonja den Elzen uses eco friendly fabrics such as organic wool, organic cotton, peace silk, tencel, bamboo and hemp.
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.
Everything from Stella McCartney is Vegan, her handbags are so luxurious and soft, not to mention well made. And the SHOES, the shoes are incredibly well made and are made to become a permanent fixture to your closet. Stella McCartney is going to be the most premium bags and shoes you can buy that are vegan. We want to thank her for proving to many consumers that "leather" is not a necessity for a luxurious bag or pair of shoes, what it really comes down is the production qualities and the materials used.
Symbology merges handcrafted textiles from India with trend forward designs for the sophisticated bohemian woman. Each garment is made by women artisans who are paid a livable wage and in accordance with fair trade principles. Each collection features traditional artforms like hand block printing, shibori and beadwork that utilize the finest quality natural fibers and ASO free dyes. Each Symbology dress tells a story of empowerment, connecting women worldwide in a powerful bond that transcends culture and borders.
Synergy Organic Clothing, much like the name suggest is made with Certified Organic Cotton and other eco-friendly fibers. By using these materials it reduces pesticide usage, damage to fresh water resources, and lowers the health risks for global farming communities.And in their words, "Being eco-friendly is part of everything we do. In order to reduce our carbon footprint in our daily operations, our warehouse primarily uses solar lighting, reuses boxes for shipments, and uses only recycled paper and soy based inks." Synergy Organics makes everything from yoga clothing to dresses and outerwear, and the organic fabrics are incredibly soft.
Titania Inglis describes the brand as Lush Minimalism, with a motto of "Less, but Better." Equally minimal however is the line’s environmental impact. Each garment is sewn in a small, family-owned factory in New York from high-quality, low-impact fabrics including Japanese organic cotton, Italian vegetable-tanned leather, and dead stock wool from the local garment industry. From handbags and accessories to garments, Titania Inglis is not just a brand, but a minimalistic expression.
True Boxers is a brand with a mission is to create durable boxer shorts with fun prints , all without compromising on fit, quality and ethical production. In other words, True Boxers aims to be an apparel label that enables you to have both sustainable and fashionable boxer shorts. They launched this brand, after vigorously researching properly certified cotton suppliers with the same mindset as them, and manufacturers with fair working conditions. The fabric used to design each pair of sustainable boxers comes from Barcelona and is then produced in Portugal - both are committed to the integrity of their staff. True Boxers vision is to only use certified poplin cotton as well as environmentally friendly dye. This ensures that your pair of boxers is made of the softest, most comfortable and sustainable fabric possible.
With & Wessel was established in 2011 as a line of fashion forward basic line made of 100% wool that aims to take the Norwegian tradition of dressing in layers into a modern and smart layering concept. The versatile styles in With & Wessel's chic neutral palette can be worn alone, next to the skin, layered together, and seamlessly incorporate into your wardrobe for many purposes. For With & Wessel green growth is growth in value, not in volume. With & Wessel believes in empowering the consumer in their everyday life and choices, they believe in their line and that their clothes reflect these values. Not only is wool warm however wool is an ethical fiber because it is sustainable fiber. With & Wessel is a brand to keep an eye on, we can not wait to see how they continue to create beautiful wool layering pieces with a distinct Scandinavian appeal.
Cabine is a socially conscious, eco-friendly jewelry and lifestyle brand. They primarily create pieces with recycled glass, wood, bone, and reclaimed metals, with an end result being unique, rare, sustainable, functional and beautiful pieces that are often one of a kind. Cabine's motto is "touched by the human hand," and with this mission they hope to encourage a dialog about how fashion is made, and by whom.
With a mission statement "We CAN DO GOOD Together" you know that this is a designer to keep on the watch for. Each piece of jewelry is upcycled tin cans and as a bonus every time you purchase a piece of jewelry Canned Goods donates a can of food to someone in need. All the pieces are handcrafted in Denver, Colorado.
Laurel Hill Jewelry is ethical and handmade in Laurel Hill's Montana studio using traditional metalworking techniques with a focus on ethics and sustainability. Some sustainable practices that Laurel Hill includes in her studio includes: All precious metals are recycled; Bronze is sustainably sourced, metal scraps are saved, sorted, and recycled; In the studio eco-friendly rags are used instead of disposable paper towels; Laurel Hill's packaging is minimal, compact, and printed on recycled materials whenever possible; Laurel Hill will reuse packaging from supply shipments; Laurel Hill jewelry is shipped in hand-stamped cotton bags, which we encourage you to reuse. In our opinion Laurel Hill pieces are very 'boho" and can be perfect for festival wear (think Coachella, Bonnaroo, Outside Lands).
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.
Melissa Tyson Designs is a custom goldsmith, hand building ethically crafted one of a kind engagement rings and wedding bands. Like tiny sculptures for your hand, Melissa uses recycled gold and conflict free diamonds to create each organic design she makes in her studio by the sea. Giving back is also very important, she designs and consults for a humanitarian non profit Made By Survivors that rescue women from human trafficking and teach jewelry making to provide them a job for a new future.
NW 58th St is small accessory brand from Seattle that creates it own vegan leather by using 3 different fabrics and fusing them together with non-toxic adhesives, as well as non-toxic sealers for to protect the artwork on each piece of handmade. The work studio of NW 58th Street is small - the only machine used is a sewing machine and all materials are sourced locally in Seattle. Be sure to check out their vegan leather chokers (they are perfect for any festival), as well as their 'CauseCuffs' that help support local charities with a $5 donation for each purchase.
WHY VEGAN LEATHER? "I chose to create my own vegan leather instead of using real leather not only from a cost perspective but from an ethical one. Leather, which is mostly sourced from China needs to be processed before it goes to the consumer - this process involves toxic chemicals such as formaldehyde and coal tar which end up in the environment." - Margaux Jones Founder of NW 58th St
Redefining traditional jewelry, Razimus Jewelry fabric stacking bracelets, neck-to-wristwear, and statement necklaces won't weight you down like metal jewelry and are eco-designed & handmade from plant-dyed silk, organic cotton, upcycled and vintage deconstructed clothing. Reducing waste, supporting organic fabric production, and giving new life to vintage garments, Razimus Jewelry is founded on sustainable fashion practices.
Upper Metal Class jewelry is hand crafted designs are all Made in the USA and developed with simplicity in mind, while drawing inspiration from architecture, math, science, and natural life around us. Upper Metal Class's studio is located in Portland, Oregon and as a small company they are always striving to improve their everyday practices, from using recycled metals to making sure that the packaging material includes protective bags that are both earth friendly and biodegradable. Upper metal class also works with many local charities and organizations including Life Center Northwest (www.lcnw.org), Planned Parenthood (www.plannedparenthood.org), Teen with a Dream (www.teenwithadream.org), For Japan with Love (www.forjapanwithlove.com) many more…
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.
Since 2007 Brook There has been making elegant and sustainable clothing and lingerie. Brooke There's mission statement is 'Comfort is primary- confidence comes from being comfortable in one's skin and one's clothing- and confidence is the underpinning of beauty in every form.' Brooke There garments are designed, cut, and sewn in America, sourcing a wide variety of organic and sustainable fabrics. Brook There designs focus on beautiful and long-lasting construction, soft, and comfortable fits, organic cotton and real silk.
Clare Bare is a sustainable lingerie lined that is designed and hand made in Downtown Los Angeles, California. Each piece is hand made using vintage, sustainable, and salvaged fabrics by a small team of lingerie loving seamstresses. Clare Bare also uses organic dye and original silkscreened artwork. The pieces are all designed to accentuate and compliment a woman's body, and almost a vinatge feel with a hip modern twist.
Faelyn creates Earth Friendly Lingerie & Intimates, they are based out of New York City and are about to launch their first 2016 Collection this spring. Faelyn uses sustainable fabrics that are soft with eco friendly organic cotton blends and Tencel fabrics. For those who don't know organic cotton crops use far less water and aren't treated with pesticides and chemicals, in other words organic cotton is better for the planet and better for you (then non organic). When Faelyn is not using organic cotton, Faelyn uses Tencel which is a revolutionary fabric made from sustainably grown wood pulp, with minimal impact on the environment and economical use of energy and water. Stay tuned for the official launch of this fabulous new Green Lingerie, we cant wait to see what designer Em Bayley has in store. (If you can't wait, be sure to check out a sneak peek at this eco friendly Lingerie in our editorial 'Demre')
Larkspur is the creation of Amanda Bear and her friend Felicia Gaxiola in Los Angeles, California. They created their first collection of chic and flattering, yet cozy, intimates inspired by their love of vintage clothing, bohemian neighborhoods, and the occasional rock show. Larkspur locally sources soft eco friendly fabrics and then lovingly hand sews the garments in Los Angeles. High quality organic cotton, silk blend knits, repurposed silks, and stretch laces form the base of the lingerie palettes, allowing for the perfect blend of sex, appeal, comfort, and style.
Najla embraces the principles of the slow fashion movement by supporting local manufacturers, using sustainable materials, and championing transparency at all stages of the production process. By working closely with our network of producers and suppliers and selling directly to you from their online shop, we are additionally able to eliminate unnecessary overhead and offer a superior product at a fair price. Najla believes that collecting a small number of classic, beautiful, and high-quality undergarments that can transition from day to night is, in and of itself, an ethical and sustainable practice.
All of Nico's lingerie and other garments are made under ethical conditions in their hometown of Brisbane, Australia. Nico was the first lingerie brand in Australia to gain accreditation with 'Ethical Clothing Australia.' With this accreditation you can be sure that all the workers are being paid fairly and working in good conditions. All of Nico's lingerie is made from one of the following three 'Green' materials including Modal (a lesser known soft, luxurious, and one of the most environmentally sustainable textile options available), Bamboo fabric, and organic cotton.
Helena Stuart founded Only Hearts in 1978 creating fashions first "Inner Outerwear" collection and revolutionizing under garment dressing to come out and be seen. Today Helena works alongside her daughter Kaya, and offers a full range of lifestyle lingerie from sexy sweet undies and bralettes to sleepwear, lounge and wear-anywhere wardrobe staples. Only Hearts lingerie describes themselves as sensuous, natural, and just a little bit naughty (and we agree, their ethical lingerie is amazing). Only Hearts is proudly Made in New York City using local, deadstock, and certified made in green textiles. Only Hearts also carries a whole range of organic cotton bras, organic cotton undies, organic dresses, organic sleepwear, organic tops, and organic bottoms. We love the variety of 'Green Lingerie' that they offer, it reminds us that 'Green' fashion can be created in many different ways from many different materials.
Samantha Pleet started out in a small independent store in Lower East Side Manhattan, today some of her pieces are available on Urban Outfitters Online Shop. Her pieces include everything from coconut buttons to recycled micro-fibers such as faux-suede leather. Her pieces are whimsical and beautiful, with classic silhouettes. The swimsuits and lingerie are some of our favorite pieces we have seen from Samantha Pleet.
WORON is a Scandinavian Brand based in Copenhagen, founded by sisters Anya and Arina Woron. They founded the company because of the strong desire to share their Scandinavian take on the perfect lingerie line. WORON collections are about perfectly fitted, feminine and clean essentials.Their collections includes soft-bras, panties and bodysuits and are full of sexy, confident and accessible designs, with exquisite attention to detail and fitting. Every underwear garment that is sewn for WORON is a small family-owned factory in Europe from sustainably sourced fabric called Lenzing Modal. Lenzing Modal is a fine, smooth fiber made from beech wood. It is created by turning the wood into pulp, extracting the fiber and then reconstituting the fiber so that it can be spun into fabric. The beech wood used in their Lenzing Modal production is from sustainable forestry plantations that grow native trees. If you haven't yet expierenced this fabirc, you can expect the fabric to be cool to the touch and very absorbent, meaning less waste of water. Modal textile is also less resistant to shrinkage, fading and graying than cotton, thereby extending the garments lifespan. Keep an eye on this Scandinavian brand, we expect to see them become a staple to wardrobes.
Cardànas is all about making sneakers with renewable materials, fair labor, and a reduced carbon footprint. We want to give folks the power to be the change that the fashion so desperately needs. The Who/how/where your clothes were made should not be a mystery and they are here to change that.
Cri de Coeur is a luxury accessories brand of both shoes and handbags that was established in 2008. Named from the French expression that translates literally to "cry from the heart," Cri de Coeur symbolizes the heartfelt desire to change the face of the fashion footwear and accessory markets by providing stylish, contemporary products that are ethically produced from harvest to high-street. Their collections consist of the highest quality vegan materials – including ultra suede made from recycled plastics, eco-PU that’s low-VOC, breathable and biodegradable, organic cotton, hemp and reclaimed wood. Cri de Coeur is committed to choosing vendors who abide by this green brands ideals of earth-friendly manufacturing processes and fair treatment of workers.
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!
When purchasing from Soles for Change you are not only receiving beautiful shoes made by single artisan mothers from Santander, Colombia but you are also contributing to the improvement of their quality of life. Every pair of sandals from Soles for Change contributes to the improvement of the life of the beautiful and talented single mothers who make the sandals. The more you shop the more you help!
Sydney Brown is a luxury footwear label that combined highly desirable design with ethical production. Whilst living in Japan Sydney Brown's love of beautiful, innovative materials and minimal design began, this was to be the basis for her future self titled label. This passion lead her to use eco-friendly materials such as coconut insoles, recycled uppers and wooden soles throughout her collection, all of which are created by hand in her L.A. factory. The care and attention to detail in the design process also applies to the manufacturing with each pair taking approximately 20 hours to make. Sydney Brown shoes are a true testament of the Slow Fashion Movement, and a reminder to always buy 'Quality not Quantity.'
Every pair of TEN & Co. shoes are cut from unique vintage and antique hand-woven Moroccan rugs and supple leathers. TEN & Co. prides themselves in scouring rug auctions, souks, Marrakech flea markets and the Atlas mountains to find strong, colorful rugs and blankets that tell a story in each shoe. All of their shoes are handmade in small batches by a cobbler in Marrakech, Morocco. This brand combines classic shapes with the vibrant colors and patterns of North Africa. TEN & Co. is an impressive example of a company where sustainability is of the utmost importance, with strong values of both fair trade and up cycling.
Hindsight Vintage sunglasses are ‘true vintage’, meaning each frame was made in the 70s, 80s or 90s. All are unworn, as new and no longer being made. Hindsight Vintage channels ethical and sustainable fashion, with five per cent of its profits donated to charities working to prevent and treat blindness in developing countries.