I've been on the prowl for ethical and eco-friendly brands that I would actually wear. Want to see what I'm adding to my wish list this month? Scroll down to take a peek at the brands worth knowing (and maybe do a little shopping!)
This French company doesn't call itself ethical. The designer is just super transparent about where it does its manufacturing, what she's aiming for, and that she wants superior quality. (Thanks for the tip, Distillerist
!) Just get it now
, because last time I checked, they were still updating, and now sizes are disappearing left and right!
Want: Outsider Fashion Shirt Dress
The one offering from this brand that really stands out for its sophistication.
Love: Lulu Frost Jewelry
This amazing brand takes vintage pieces--bakelite, glass, steel--and reworks them into magic.
Want: Casana Scarves
Look, I get pitched a lot
of eco-friendly scarves. But these actually stood out for their variety of patterns and colors. It's made 100%, high-quality cashmere--the good kind
. Part of the proceeds are donated to Pacific Northwest charities and to educate the children of the Nepalese workers who make the scarves.
Want: Lily Cole for Veja Sneakers
Model Lily Cole teamed up with eco-friendly sneaker company Veja to produce a line of sneakers referencing her trip to the Amazon. Veja sneakers are made with real, Fair Trade Amazonian rubber.
Want: Parker Clay
These bags are ethically made from Ethiopian leather and textiles.
Love: Mor & Dotter
Handmade in L.A. from natural materials, this line is calling out for an appearance at a music festival.
Love: Analog Watch Company
These sophisticated and gender neutral little watches are made from sustainably harvested wood and wood offcuts. For every watch you buy, a tree gets planted. Oh, and at $150 per watch, they're pretty affordable!
Handprinted textiles made by artisans in India are so lovely for wearing at the beach.