Wow, more gorgeous brands and amazing online boutiques pop up every day! Here are some of my favorite new(ish) sources of fresh, modern, eco-friendly clothing.
Want: Minan Wong
Whenever possible, Minan Wong items are made using eco-friendly elements like organic cotton, Tencel, recycled wool and recycled PET. All pieces are made in the US, with fair wages paid out to workers.
Love: MATTER Classic Jumpsuit
An old favorite of a brand, but with a new trick: this perfect jumpsuit! MATTER is a socially conscious business focusing on affordable luxury, thoughtful design and provenance to create travel wear with stories to tell. They seek to foster designer-artisan collaborations, inspire consumers to value provenance and process, and pioneer industry change and sustainability for rural textile communities.
Want: Holland Street
Holland Street employs a minimal-waste approach for all aspects of the business. They handmake their products in London from 100% crepe de chine silk. I can’t wait for my next beach trip so I have an excuse to buy one!
Love: All the Wild Roses
(h/t Sustainably Chic)
Founder Hang was inspired to start All the Wild Roses after visiting her native Vietnam and meeting her extended family. Each item is handmade in Vietnam by the women trained in garment-making skills. With each sale, they pay-it-forward by funding micro-loans to women in underprivileged countries to pursue her dreams of earning a living, through their giving partner Opportunity Australia Org.
Want: Well Made Clothes
Well Made Clothes is an Australian marketplace by the makers of ALAS (you know, that beautiful sleepwear company?) that unites the world’s best ethical fashion labels under one roof – when you buy something on Well Made Clothes, you’re actually buying it directly from the label. WMC provides you with information about the fashion industry, and information about the ethical fashion labels they sell. For an ethical fashion label to be stocked on the site it must meet the requirements for one of these values: local, handcrafted, transparent, gender equality, fair, vegan, minimal waste, and sustainable.
Need: Are You Am I
Made in California of fabrics like silk, modal, cotton, Are You Am I’s simple, versatile pieces are modern and sexy. I’ve already bought six items. Don’t judge.
Want: Symbology Clothing
Want: Ozma of California
OZMA is a line of women’s essentials made responsibly in California using natural textiles and beautiful craftsmanship.
Love: Electric Feathers
This label is made in New York City from handwoven cottons and silks, with hand-dying and hand painting techniques to create unique, effortless items for every situation and all seasons.
SLOWRE is like next-level ethical shopping. This online shop sells and consigns women’s clothing, shoes and accessories by designers that produce in the US, provide supply chain transparency, use vegan materials, source eco-friendly fabrics, and/or engage in other responsible business practices.
Need: Harshman USA
A simple and chic brand that makes shirts and dresses made from natural fibers like cotton and linen, all ethically manufactured in Turkey.
Want: St. Roche
St. Roche is a new, sustainable and trans-seasonal womenswear lifestyle brand founded in 2014. They use GOTS-certified organically grown cotton. For tie-dyes, they work with a local solar-powered dye house who uses low impact dyes. Packaging is made from recycled paper.