Designer Spotlight: Vaute Couture NYC

Have you heard of Vaute NYC? It’s pronounced “vote” (as in you vote with your dollars), the name being a result of combining the words vegan (V) & haute couture (aute). They’re all about vegan and eco-friendly clothes made in NYC, baby! We can definitely get down with that 🙂 Their mission? To take animals…

Ethical Wedding Dresses

What makes a wedding dress fair trade? Well, for starters, no child labour or forced labour is involved, dressmakers are paid fair wages, working conditions are safe and empowering, the environment is considered and preserved, long-term relationships are established and capacity building is encouraged, cultural heritage is preserved and respected and lastly, it is sustainable trade,…

Designer Spotlight: In the Soulshine

Eat Veggies Stonewash T-shirt (ethically made in Bali) In the Soulshine is an Australian-based company which makes adult and kids’ clothing and totes with influential messages. While I’m all for wearing messages on t-shirts, it has to be done right! The fonts ( no Times New Roman please) and materials used need to be juuuuuust right,…

Eco-Fashion Marketplace Spotlight: Green Orchyd

The Discovery Skirt by Mata Traders Green Orchyd is a one-stop-shop eco-fashion marketplace which sells brands such as Mata Traders, Amour Vert (made in California), BeGood and Indigenous (made in Peru with low impact dyes), amongst other brands. Below are our top picks from the site (many of these items are on sale, FYI 🙂 ):…

The True Cost

The True Cost documentary, directed by Andrew Morgan, is a story about clothing. The clothes we wear and the workers behind them. For the past few decades, the price of clothing has gone done considerably, while the environmental and human costs affiliated with this industry have risen. Watch the trailer below to pique your curiosity!

Designer Spotlight: Threads For Thought

Threads4Thought was born in 2006 from the “crazy idea” that fashion should be more sustainable. In 2007, founders Leigh and Eric began making t-shirts made from eco-friendly fabrics, and this was the beginning of something beautiful. Threads 4 Thought has now evolved into womenswear and menswear, and includes an active lifestyle line. It is responsibly produced…

Company Spotlight: Symbology

Symbology partners up with artisans, employing women from India and the West Bank, each of whom bring beautiful cultural artforms to Symbology’s collections. Symbology’s aim is not only to make beautiful clothing, but also to preserve traditional art forms in each garment like for instance Indian block printing, Palestinian weaving or Native American embroidery. In sum,…

Designer Showcase: Manos Zapotecas

Drumroll! And the winner for best tote for travelling, heading to the gym or even for work is the Manos Zapotos Crystal duffel bag. Did we mention it’s perfect for a weekend getaway (hint, hint, nudge, nudge)? We love its burnt orange shades and aztec vibes, but what we love even more is that these bags…

Company Showcase: Boden UK

What a pleasant surprise to stumble upon Boden UK’s website. Founded in 1991, Boden initially started out as a strictly menswear company. A year later, they started making women’s clothing, and we couldn’t be more thankful! Boden is part of the Ethical Traditing Initiative, which showcases their dedication to ethical trade and a strong sense…

Designer Spotlight: Style Saint

Style Saint defines itself as being effortless fashion for earth-loving babes. Their mission? To be a next generation designer label, a company driven by their belief in making products that matter and pieces that last. By focusing on quality over quantity – and designing timeless collections that are meant to be worn year-round. They stand…

Designer Spotlight: ASOS Africa

ASOS Africa is the bomb diggity! They are all about fluid satins with hand-painted florals, traditional kanga and kitenge tile prints. A polite and nostalgic nod to the 60s. ASOS Africa partners with SOKO Kenya, an eco manufacturer in rural Kenya, where the mission is to create local employment opportunities and develop manufacturing skills. Here…

Fashion-Forward Ethical Brands

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…