Nowadays, there are many fashionable clothing companies out there, many of which have noble mission statements. While ethically-made clothing may be pricier, we are firm believers that you vote with your dollars. Moreover, designer clothing isn’t cheap, and often, it’s unethically made in China. Consider supporting more ethical companies as an investment (fair treatment of workers, better quality, lower carbon footprint, etc. – it’s a win-win-win situation 🙂 ). Today we share with you some of our favourite conscious brands:
1. Amour Vert -Amour Vert means “green love” in French, but according to their website, it also means American jobs, non-toxic dyes, sensuous fabrics, innovative techniques and enduring style (it is also available through Revolve Clothing).
2. Zady – Zady is the perfect destination for great basics. The company began with a grand vision: to combat the fast-fashion craze by providing a platform for only those companies that care about timeless style and solid construction. #knowyoursource
3. Sam & Lavi (also available on Revolve Clothing) – Made in Los Angeles. These guys make the absolute cutest dresses, amazing statement pieces but also great basics with rich fabrics with modern finishings. Sophisticated and wearable. Stamp of approval!
4. People Tree – People Tree is featured in the movie The True Cost (with reason! 🙂 ) and carries amazing styles for both men and women, from hand-knit outerwear to yoga wear to jewelry, (heck, you’ll find it all here). Plus, People Tree gets bonus points for having a “Who Made This” video for each article on their website.
5. Everlane – Everlane is a San Francisco-based sweatshop-free clothing company. Their clothes are made with beautiful, high-quality fabrics. Moreover, they’re all about radical transparency, which is to say knowing your factories, knowing your costs and knowing “why”. Below is an example of the pricing system used for the above dress:
6. Lindsey Thornburg – Lindsey is an eclectic NYC-based designer who makes vibrant and funky clothes.
7. Rialto Jeans – This is an interesting eco-friendly, vintage, hand-painted, one-of-a-kind denim brand. Basically put, every pair of jeans is unique as a snowflake! What’s more, they support children’s hospitals and organizations through art therapy!
8. United by Blue: What a great company! United By Blue has a passion for the ocean. For every garment sold, they vow to remove 1 pound of trash from the ocean. Their clothing is casual, comfortable, durable and makes us want to go camp out in a cottage or head straight to the nearest sugar shack! 🙂 #bluemovement
9. Anthropologie’s Made in Kind – Their aim is to shine a spotlight on independent designers and small brands, including sustainable clothing brands.
10. Raven & Lily: This company was created to help alleviate poverty among women. Currently, it employs over 1500 marginalized women at fair-trade wages. We are in love with the raw and organic feel and look of the clothing.