With so many wonderful sustainable brands popping up every week, I simply cannot do them all justice! But I can try. Here are my favorite brands and stores that I’ve found in the past few months.

Love: Barbara I Gongini

This Danish, alternative brand seeks to lengthen the life-cycle of a garment through radical, timeless design. The personalizable, multiway designs encourage self-expression, reuse, and longevity, with each new collection fitting in with pieces from past collections. Leftover textile stock from each collection is upcycled to the next. All the materials are sustainably sourced and approved by Oeko-Tex, which means they are tested for harmful substances. Plus, the clothing is rated according to the Sustainable Apparel Coalition’s HIGG Index. If you are wondering how you can gain entry to Berlin’s infamous techno club Berghain (or really any underground electronic music party) just clothe yourself in this.

Want: Amur

Amur creates its slow fashion using natural fibers like silk, hemp, linen, GOTS-certified organic cotton, and Cupro, a soft and silky yarn made in Japan from reclaimed cotton linter, the short fibers that enfold cotton seeds that is normally wasted during cotton production. Sometimes Cupro is blended with Modal by Lenzing. (Read more about modal and whether it’s eco-friendly.) Finally, Amur uses regenerated PET fibers that are Global Recycle Standard (GRS) certified. (Learn more about polyester made from water bottles.)

Need: Huma Blanco

This brand is the upscale version of Fortress of Inca, by the same creative director. Every Huma Blanco shoe is handcrafted in Lima, Peru, using locally sourced materials and natural dyes, resulting in high-quality durable shoes that age beautifully. I love the creative use of alpaca fur in these heels!

Love: Pondichérie

This line of ethically conscious resort wear was founded by Kauai native Devon Fisher after many years of her working with philanthropic organizations dedicated to women’s empowerment and gender equality.  The caftan-inspired collections evoke timeless elegance while prioritizing sustainable practices. Each garment is made from organic, hand-dyed textiles sourced in India, with a specific emphasis on empowering and supporting the craftswomen who produce them. The designing, cutting, and construction is done in the United States.

Love: ONYCHEK

This online retailer features luxury men’s and women’s fashion by African designers. The pieces are vibrant but not costume-y, suitable for any woman who wants something unique while supporting artists of color.

Need: Not Gilty

These versatile basics – easy dresses, tops, and pants – are made in Europe of eco-friendly linen and non-toxic dyes. Get $35 off with code EcoCult35 at checkout. 

Want: Jovana Djuric

Formerly a designer for Givenchy, Serbian-born artists Jovana Djuric designs wearable sculptures. The pieces are designed by her and made in New York of certified recycled metals.

Love: STUDIO ONE EIGHTY NINE

Created by Rosario Dawson and Abrima Erwiah and headquartered in Ghana, West Africa and USA, this social enterprise brand provides a platform to help promote and curate African and African-inspired content and brands through support of other African brands and the creation of their own in-house brand. They focus on empowerment, creating jobs and supporting education and skills training.

Some, but not all, of the brands featured have affiliate links, meaning I will be paid a percentage of the sale price should you decide to click through and buy something. Regardless, I only feature brands that I think are improving the world in some way.