Learn about the amazing responsible and ethical brands and designers that we carry at Curate. Discover what makes them stand out, why we've chosen to partner with them, and what they are doing to make a difference in the slow fashion movement.
Afends advocates for sustainability through innovation, action and positive change. Afends has spent years researching Hemp, their favorite eco-friendly fabric alternative. As a renewable resource, hemp takes as little as 90 days to cultivate, requires significantly less water than cotton, and produces significantly more fiber per acre. It supplies its own nutrients to the soil, which replenishes its fertility, and needs no toxic chemicals, pesticides or insecticides in order to grow. Every range at Afends is made with 100% sustainable fibers like hemp and both recycled and organic cotton.
Afends is continually innovating their processes to use their own waste and remnant fabrics. Their designs are made to be durable and timeless. Their pieces are made with premium quality materials to create long-wearing staples.
At Afends, they understand the importance of certifications around the materials they use and suppliers they work with. Certifications ensure that appropriate standards relating to quality, environmental management, sustainability, social responsibility and ethical standards are upheld. They ensure that their workers are treated with respect and dignity, can earn a fair wage, and that they are provided with opportunities to foster their skills. From the farmers, weavers, sewers and cleaners, they make sure that they are creative a positive impact on the lives of the people who make their clothes.
When Agapé Studio decided to follow their passion for creation, they knew that they wanted to create an authentic jewelry brand that offers a meaningful story behind each piece. And this is how Agapé Studio was born. Founded in Paris in October 2019, its name comes from the ancient Greek meaning "divine and unconditional love," representing everything they stand for: kindness, love, and friendship.
Each piece draws inspiration from a different Ancient Civilization ornament, object, or painting, giving the impression of wearing unique and meaningful jewelry with a compelling story behind it. Agapé Studio has set their mission and life goal to give complete clarity into everything going on behind the scenes. Starting with the full creation process from just an idea in their heads to 3D modeling and handcrafting to carefully packing in vegan leather pouches.
Agapé Studio's second goal is to create luxury without taking a toll on our precious Mother Nature. They believe there is enough gold, gemstones, and metals already produced on our fragile planet. Instead of creating more for their opulent and minimalist-yet-extravagant pieces of jewelry, they source their gold from sustainable, recycled batches of gold that do not take away the lavish look but are kind to our Planet Earth. Relishing in elegance with a clear consciousness, without the damaging effects. Who wouldn’t want that?
Agapé Studio knows how vital your skin's health is, so they source their noble materials from a trusted supplier with a guarantee of being nickel and lead-free, thus non-allergenic.
Alohas shoes are designed in Barcelona and handcrafted in Alicante. All of their shoes are produced by trusted artisans in nearby production facilities, so they can visit regularly to ensure that labor conditions and quality standards are in line with their values. Overproduction in fashion is one of the world's biggest environmental threats. Alohas refuses to make the problem worse. Their pre-order system allows them to accurately anticipate demand levels prior to production, so they produce the amount of shoes that they are going to sell.
The cornerstone of Altiplano has always been the strong relationships forged through time. They are inspired by the handmade process, and by the culture and tradition of women creating together. The magic begins in Guatemala, where Altiplano's designs are lovingly crafted by the Mayan people, working together to create beautiful things and a future for their families. Each piece has a unique journey to being ultimately chosen by the wearer as a creative form of self expression. Altiplano is grateful for the opportunity to bring fair wage, long term employment to Guatemala for 30 years! In addition, their continued partnerships in the region support education, family nutrition, and the environment. Working with many of the same artisans since their inception, the quality and design of Altiplano products reflects years of experience. Altiplano provides employment opportunities to cooperative groups, small family businesses and to women in their own fair trade workshop. In an effort to support traditional life, Altiplano offers women the opportunity to work at home, making them available to care for their children and household, while earning financial independence.
Amano Studio is a small, woman-owned jewelry brand and studio based in Sonoma, California. They handcraft the jewelry in their studio, they assemble components (chain, stampings, castings, stones, beads) and make them into a piece of jewelry. They partner with other US craftspeople and manufacturers to do the heavy lifting of casting, stamping and plating. They do source a small percentage of material from other countries but whenever possible, they are using materials sourced from other US manufacturers. Amano Studio strives for a zero waste operation. Most of the metals that they use are recycled, many of their components are vintage salvage, they strive toward zero waste in production and use biodegradable materials (like "plastic" bags made from plant material) and 100% post consumer waste paper. At Amano, they allow people the flexibility to take care of their families and earn a living at the same time. Also, people who work at Amano earn a respectable, living wage. They recognize that without a strong team, from the bottom to the top, the business can not thrive. So the human needs of their people always come first.
après / a-prah / prep. AFTER. june / ju-hn / noun. The sixth month of the year, marking the beginning of summer. The name originated from the Latin word juvenis, “young people,” who are celebrated at this time. Après June believes we all should to be celebrated ~ the collection was designed to express that. To bridge the divide between you, now and who you're becoming. Buy Less, Choose Well, Make it Last. Every piece is designed to last and make the earth do the same.
Arctic Fox & Co. is a simplistic and sustainable accessories brand blending Japanese and Scandinavian design. Founded in 2017 from a simple desire to provide staple, minimal and sustainable accessories that never fail to keep the wearer warm and cozy in the coldest of all weathers. There is an affinity between Japanese and Scandinavian culture and design, as both share a love for simplicity, minimalism, functionality and quality. By infusing the philosophies of Wabi-Sabi with Hygge, this creates a hybrid east-meets-west minimal aesthetic known as ‘Japandi’. Producing pieces that share a love for simplicity, respecting the authentic beauty of nature and quality craftsmanship that’s made to last.
Founder Charlotte started the brand during her final year at university studying fashion, while coming to the realization that the environmental impact the fashion industry has on our beloved planet is so damaging and one of the biggest polluters in the world. So it became the single most important thing to become a solution instead of becoming part of the problem. Arctic Fox & Co.'s sustainability guarantee and values are at the heart of everything they do, and they are passionately committed to continuously learn, improve and adapt.
Their products are made from high quality industry off-cut fibers which would have otherwise been wasted, recycled materials (usually made from recycled plastic bottles), dead-stock yarn, and dead-stock fabrics that would have otherwise been destined for landfills. Their collections and styles are all produced in small quantities and using only what is available.
They work with 3 factories specializing in accessories based outside of Shanghai, which whom they have a very close working relationship. These factories operate a very high standard - the working conditions are clean, safe and comfortable, using high-tech machinery and equipment. The workers are all paid a fair living wage.
Arctic Fox & Co. is carbon neutral. They offset all their carbon output through the Woodland Trust UK. They donate 5% of their profits to WWF to support the incredible work they are doing to limit climate change.
Asha : Eleven is inspired to design and create; we are inspired to work with amazing factories who care for those who work with them and with small social empowerment groups who have incredible skillsets. Founded by Olivia Kennaway in October 2018, Asha : Eleven calls Cape Town home. Olivia is Kenyan by birth and finds great inspiration working hands on with fellow African suppliers and artisans. Her trips back home to Kenya consist of connecting with local craftsmen and creating ways in which to incorporate their traditional skillsets into Asha : Eleven designs. This entire process inspires her to no end and is a core factor of the brands nature. With ethics + sustainability as a driving force behind what they do, they believe that the future of the fashion industry is one where sustainability is the norm. Asha : Eleven's design ethos is simple; inspired and beautiful things to make you feel inspired and beautiful. They believe in timeless, trans-seasonal fashion which is made to last. They believe that less is more and with a few simple basics partnered with contrast statement pieces, you can transform and recreate your wardrobe while reducing over-consumption and wastefulness.
Averie was born during countless Zoom calls at the height of lockdown. Let’s face it, at one point we were all spending an awful lot of time in our favorite (worn-out) tracksuit bottoms. As a group of young working women they thought: Every woman deserves to treat herself a bit. Especially those who lead hectic lifestyles and don‘t have time for themselves. Wouldn’t it be amazing if you could just roll out of bed and seize the day? Averie's PJs casually accompany you through the day into the evening – injecting a bit of luxury into your everyday routine. From the moment you wake up to the moment you rest your head on the pillow. The meaning of the name Averie is ‘magical being’, which its founders thought was the perfect name for their pajamas. All their pajamas are made to order in a bid to counter fast fashion, ensuring that they never make more than they can sell. Their pieces are made by their small-scale fair-trade textile producer in Gurugram .They resonated with their team of talented tailors, and especially with their ethical production practices.
Babe Universe is a trendy sustainable fashion brand, calling babes around the world to unite! They fight for ecology, self-love, empowerment of women, wellness and the unapologetic celebration of individuality. The fashion industry is the 3rd largest pollutant in the world – Babe Universe is here to offer a fashionable alternative and change this. One of the industry’s most frequently used materials is cotton, and unfortunately, it’s among the most pesticide-intensive crops on the planet. To make matters worse, cotton is a very thirsty crop – it typically takes 400 gallons to produce an average cotton t-shirt. Upon learning those stats, Babe Universe was born to come to the rescue and offer an alternative for your favorite cotton t-shirt. Babe Universe’s t-shirts are GOTS certified organic cotton (the strictest standard in the industry). Their t-shirts are made in a wind powered factory in Northern India, where monsoon rains ensure there’s very little extra water needed for the cotton production, using no nasties, chemicals or pesticides. Good for You + Good for the Planet.
Bali ELF's products are handmade at their own factory in Bali with genuine love, passion and care. Bali ELF practices fair trade production, meaning that all tailors receive proper training, appropriate time off, fair wages, and are treated with the utmost respect. They supply their materials locally to support the community of the island. All of their items are environmentally-friendly as most stages of the production involve hand work. They do not use large manufacturing machines and therefore, consume less energy. They use recycled materials to package their products, and use handmade recycled cocoa paper for their printing needs.
Celebrating Slow Fashion in a fast world, Bali Lane designs and handcrafts timeless, easy-to-wear pieces in high quality materials, so they can have a permanent place in your wardrobe. Their story begins with a love for the coastal life, its' people and our planet. Their admiration for everything handmade inspires them to create affordable and sustainable fashion pieces. Using sustainable eco-friendly materials, they craft fuss-free staple pieces with a luxe, coastal romance and style that can be worn to lounge, to vacation, or to party. Bali Lane is all about their commitment to appreciate their clients, their team, their suppliers and their environment. They manufacture in their own production facilities without intermediaries and sell exclusively online. This approach allows them to offer superb quality and maintain affordable prices. With their simple production model, they do not overproduce and make every handmade piece to order. Their products are made in their own Bali factory maintaining modern and fair working conditions. They manufacture according to traditional methods but practice values and ethics of the present times.
Bower was shortlisted for Sustainable Brand of the Year in the Draper’s Sustainable Fashion Awards. They strive to create a product that is ethical and sustainable. They partnered with a small atelier in Italy and visit the facilities regularly to guarantee that all employees are paid under EU guidelines and are provided with safe working conditions. All of the swim fabric is produced using ECONYL® yarn, a 100% regenerated nylon yarn derived from pre and post industrial waste such as discarded fishing nets, carpet fluff, tulle, etc. Bower is committed to ensuring diversity as they grow their brand. They will strive to maintain their high ethical and sustainable standards.
As an eccentric designer, Brenda felt within her soul the brand was more than just an accent piece, but a constant reminder that you are worth more than gold. Their philosophy is as follows: with a few gold pieces to layer up on, a stackable ring collection + bold bracelets, makes for a timeless look. Brenda Grands jewelry is handmade in Texas. All of their products are Gold-Filled in 18K to 24k + Hypo-allergenic + Nickel-free. Ten percent of their profits are donated to missions around the world, making their brand diverse in its own way.
In every piece that Brunna Co creates, they interact closely with artisans from Bali, Java, Sumba, Lombok, Borneo, and more, sharing their knowledge and inspiration to bring the finest and most genuine Indonesian local culture to the world. Each of their collections are made meticulously by artisans, who are mostly women, from the comfort of their home. Brunna Co. is a small company run by a small team. Each of their collections use materials harvested by local farmers, and each item is done by hand in our La Jolla studio. Through their work, they wish to share the beauty of their land, culture and tell amazing stories of Indonesia to the whole world. Feel all the warmth of Bali, the exotic vibes or Borneo, and the happiness spirit of Java through their collections.
Sustainability and consciousness of the environment has always been a core value of Charli. They pledge to work towards complete traceability and ethical consideration. Their aim is to constantly reduce the use of raw materials, energy, water and chemicals by implementing the latest developments and technologies. Charli is serious about their commitment to quality and research. The cotton they use is sourced under the Better Cotton Initiative BCI, which is a socially responsible program developed to educate farmers in the growing of crops for a better product and a better environment. It reduces the environmental impact of cotton production, with up to 55% less pesticides and 14% less water being used. They pledge to use only responsible kind yarns and abandon any conventional synthetic fibers unless recycled/post-consumer. The fashion industry should not adversely affect the lives of the communities where manufacturing takes place. Animal welfare should never be comprised. If anything, it should only improve livelihoods and communities by supporting local farming and manufacturing communities across Southern Europe, The Far East and South America. Charli continuously seeks the best from their suppliers who adhere to the best standards of quality and sustainability. It is important to them that they shape the social environment in a positive manner and ensure that their business actions have as little impact on the environment as possible.
Dazey LA makes clothing for people who care. They empower women through conversation. All of their collections revolve around a subject that modern women struggle with. They provide a tool and space to talk about these tricky topics. Their apparel is hand drawn and handmade to order in LA. They create the clothing to order in an effort to have ZERO waste and do their best to make a positive impact on the environment, they like the call this process "Slow Fashion". All of their tees are custom made for Dazey from 100% certified organic cotton. They believe in order to be a company that stands for empowerment, every person that touches their tees should be positively impacted. Their production process is fully ethical, and their garment workers are paid a living wage and work in clean safe facilities, something most fashion companies cannot claim. Today Dazey is a community, a resource, and a line of kick ass clothing. Join the Dazey Lady movement!
Dedicated started with an environmental retail chain back in 2006 and realized that there were no sustainable brands with flavor, in terms of graphics or relevant collaborations. So they created Dedicated to fill that gap. Despite all the talk about fashion becoming sustainable, this is still an industry built on inhuman working conditions, pollution, and toxicness. The textile sector now accounts for 8-10% of global Co2 emissions. Dedicated wants to show that fashion can be done differently. In touch with nature. Fair & responsible. And without the use of toxic pesticides or chemicals. It's just a matter of mindset and seeing the bigger picture. Today, Dedicated is working with GOTS and Fairtrade certified cotton, GRS recycled polyester and natural fibers such as Tencel Lyocell. And by collaborating with photographers, illustrators and artists from all over the world Dedicated is able to give you unique, fun and diverse collections. Support Your Local Planet / DEDICATED.
With their commitment to ethical and sustainable apparel, Dharma Bums is Australia’s leading ethical yoga and athleisure brand. From day one, Dharma Bums’ vision was for each unique garment to empower both those who wear them and those that make them – and that means focusing as much on the people as the garments themselves. From origination to creation, Dharma Bums has an unwavering commitment to ethical supply chains and quality in every stitch. From the beginning, Dharma Bums has built relationships with small Australian factories that believe in what they do. They are committed to quality and, importantly, are ethically certified. Dharma Bums’ mission is to provide beautiful solutions that enable and empower all women to look and feel their best, whilst embodying an environmental and ethical consciousness without compromise on quality and style. Dharma Bums continues to work hard searching for fabrics that can tick both the ethical and sustainable boxes. They are already working with recycled nylon and organic cottons and will be expanding our use of the bio-textile modal (made from rayon and viscose) as well as biodegradable fabrics. They are working conscientiously to continue to reduce their footprint. The Dharma Bums brand is inspired by the world around us, and they intend to take care of it.
The story of DL1961’s denim unravels slowly with every wear. Every time a customer picks DL1961 as part of their uniform, their armor, and their identity, they succeed in their mission to create a garment that is the perfect fusion of fit, fabric, function and sustainable manufacturing. And that is what makes them DL1961. They’re a family-owned company that’s been in the denim business for decades. Over the years, they have dedicated themselves to creating the most optimized facility possible for water, energy, and dye use; as well as creating a vertical supply chain, which allows them to control and audit the entire process. There are certainly easier ways to create denim. They’ve always chosen to put in the extra effort because they feel a responsibility to make our garments in the best way possible for people and the planet alike. DL1961’s eco-friendly mill is one of the leading denim manufacturers, which means they can create the highest quality denim that’s good for you and for the planet. Constructing your jeans start with weaving premium, eco-friendly fibers into custom-blended yarns and high-retention fabrics. They want consumers to not only feel the difference in the fabric and fit, but also understand the difference that their jeans make for the environment. What makes them stand out in a crowded denim landscape is the fact that they make everything in-house, from spinning the yarn, weaving the fabric, producing the garment to finishing all in the same facility. Conventional denim can travel multiple places as it is being assembled before it gets to you. A vertically integrated system significantly reduces the amount of energy and emissions needed to produce each garment. Every day they save more water, implement newer technologies, and reimagine ways to up-cycle, recycle, and give back.
dRA believes that change starts from within, so it was easy for them to agree that in order to change the world, they needed to start with themselves. As part of the apparel industry, they are conscious of the impact the industry has on the environment, but they also believe that if many small businesses take many small steps, a large impact is possible. They decided it was time to do their part. They have been diligently working on all levels to reduce their use of plastic by using 100% recyclable eco-packaging. They are taking steps to use more natural and recyclable fibers which reduces the amount of chemicals used to tread a little lighter on this earth. Cotton, Rayon and Viscose are the fibers that make up a large portion of their line, all made out of plant materials which produces very little waste and a much more eco friendly product. They utilize green techniques for creating their fabrics and will continue their path, exploring sustainable options as they progress and grow.
Ethical practices with their manufacturing companies has always been a main priority for dRA. Working with only socially compliant factories was important so when they found the right ones, they stuck with them. To this day, they still work with the same team and are grateful for the opportunity to grow with them. dRA owners Shawn and Diana take bi-annual trips to visit where they are always greeted with open arms. The production team is more than just a factory to them, it’s a family.
dreamer! stands for empowerment. Their mission is to empower the poorest people on this planet. To make a fair and livable future a reality for their textile workers and their children, they have made a conscious decision to produce in the global south. Sustainability is a core and essential part of dreamer!'s identify as a brand. They want the "sustainable" of today to be the "normal" of tomorrow. They believe that every product that calls itself sustainable should be sustainable in three kind of ways: socially, ecologically & economically. By promoting social consumption and giving back to good causes, social sustainability is one of the pillars on which dreamer! stands. Their goal as a company is a more social and sustainable world for all. In every step of their value chain, they make sure to massively reduce or neutralize their ecological footprint. They completely avoid the use of conventional plastic and only use organic fibers. dreamer! has made a conscious decision to work with the global south and fulfill the original promise of globalization. All people involved in the production of dreamer! products are paid more than fairly, and they reinvest their profits in research and social projects.
As a vertically integrated company, transparency and corporate responsibility are key tenets of ÉTICA’s brand. They consider every aspect of the lifecycle of our clothing, from the fibers they use to the suppliers they choose. ÉTICA carefully selects local suppliers based on their commitment to sustainability, their labor practices and the quality of the fabrics they produce. ÉTICA’s Vendor Code of Conduct contains strict guidelines for social responsibility and corporate compliance, based on the tenants of the Fair Labor Association and Bluesign®. Through industry-leading equipment and advancements in wash technique, they dramatically reduce water usage by 90%, energy consumption by 63% and chemical usage by 70% compared to industry standards. ÉTICA is Spanish for ethical, and their company ethics include the people who make their brand possible. The human side of sustainability is a major part of their brand ethos. They are committed to exceeding Fair Labor standards, providing their workers with living wages, health benefits, on-staff doctors and free meals. They also provide safe, ability-inclusive employment to senior citizens and individuals with handicaps, who may not be able to find opportunity elsewhere.
Finders Keepers is committed to making improvements and taking initiatives to advocate a socially responsible business. They want to be a part of the new ‘normal’ within the industry, be accountable and encourage their customers to shop with awareness. They want to contribute to the global movement that is closing the loop on sustainable fashion. Finders Keepers is part of the larger group Australian Fashion Labels, whose teams are passionate about their corporate social responsibility, and have implemented various initiatives and established partnerships to minimize their AFL footprint and to give back to our communities.
Garments are produced by suppliers based in China and India where tier 1 suppliers have committed to our AFL's Supplier Code of Conduct, which encompasses environmental sustainability, labor and human rights priorities in accordance with the ETI Base Code and animal welfare. AFL also audit their suppliers annually to ensure compliance with these standards. Finders Keepers do not use real animal fur or leather in any of their garments. In 2019 they introduced organic fibers into their ranges, and will look to grow this moving forward. They have also introduced the use of recycled materials for garment tagging. The majority of their garments are cold wash and line dry, which saves energy and chemical use. In addition, the Finders Keepers team participates in various fundraising initiatives and supports various causes throughout the year. They celebrate International Women’s Day and actively promote gender balance - supporting women in leadership positions and salary parity.
Since the creation of French Disorder, season after season, they have pushed their quality requirements further both in terms of cuts, the choice of materials and the care given to finishes. As they pay a lot of attention to the respect of the environment, they ensure that their dyers partners are committed daily in a responsible industrial behavior (saving water, energy, prohibition of heavy metals, recycling ...). The three workshops they have selected have years of experience in high-end ready-to-wear and are sharing their social and human values (decent wages, prohibition of child labor, respect for trade union rights and security conditions).
Designed, sourced, cut, sewn and sold within a 5 mile radius for a more sustainable collection with a tiny carbon footprint. Haley Solar's collection uses upcycled fabrics and local, small businesses to complete their supply chain. They make things differently... not just more consciously.. but they fit their apparel for the woman, not for the hanger. She should feel amazing in her clothes.
To Indigo Luna, ethically made means that there is no exploitation whatsoever during the process of creating Indigo Luna pieces. No exploitation of Human Beings, no exploitation of Animals and no exploitation of the Environment. All of Indigo Luna’s garments are handmade in Bali, Indonesia in a small, woman-run factory (unusual in Indonesia). They have a great relationship with the family factory and are constantly in awe of humans that have the skills and ingenuity to turn sketched from their imaginations into something beautiful and wearable. They know all the workers by first name and work alongside them almost daily on new creations. Take solace in knowing that every single human that has created Indigo Luna garments have received adequate healthcare, above living wages and comfortable/safe working conditions. They have a strict environmental policy to cut back their impact on Bali and make sure to cut back on their plastic use. All of their natural dyes are sourced locally in Bali, Indonesia. They only use plants that naturally grow well the tropical climate such as Mango, Indigo, and Secang Wood. Their dyes are made from plant material dried and crushed into a dye bath (just like a cup of tea) and the Organic Bamboo material is repeatedly submerged and dried until they have the correct color. During the process, no harmful materials are used and the workers don’t even need to wear protective gloves (only when boiling). Indigo Luna believes that this form of dyeing is the fairest trade there can be. The process is much longer and more expensive than conventional dying, but it is the right step towards sustainability. All runoff is organic and all waste is plant waste and is composted.
JAN 'N JUNE believes that affordable fashion doesn’t mean a trade-off between profit and people or the environment. You can have it all. Their garments are made in Poland and Portugal in family-owned and/or certified factories. All of their materials are certified. They visit their manufacturers on a regular basis to define the workmanships for each article and audit the factories. They have contracts with their partners that strictly forbid them to have orders produced by any third parties, so that they can guarantee full transparency. JAN 'N JUNE's goal is to build a long-lasting partnership with their suppliers.
It's their goal to keep their sources and the path of the fabrics fully transparent. Transparency is part of their sustainable business model. At JAN 'N JUNE, it is equally important to uphold social and environmental responsibility. Every item has a QR code that leads to its ECO-ID – the items' passport. It reveals details of the supply chain at every step of production, such as the origin of the resource and the final production.
When cutting the fabrics, there happen to be some offcuts. Also sometimes they use less fabric than they thought they would need. Why not use it? JAN 'N JUNE decided that it would be cool and sustainable to make new items out of their unused fabrics. With the launch their first offcut collection in 2018, they created limited offcut collections to make the best out of what’s already there. The result? Beautiful accessories such as bags, scrunchies and headbands and even stationary items.
JZD started in 2016 because its founders felt like they needed a reminder of their power. Their first successful product is the now iconic Pink Latina Power Tee. When that tee blew up, they realized that so many of you felt the same same way. At that moment, they decided to focus on creating products that made them feel represented and connected to their roots. They’ve grown and changed but at the core this brand is still on a mission to tell not only their story, but yours too. Their tees are ethically made. They are manufactured by Bella + Canvas and have gone through extensive application process to be WRAP Certified.
Junes started with a simple idea - save more plastic bags from being wasted by creating a reusable one that people actually want to carry. Making them cute, foldable, and affordable was the goal, but they realized early on that they could do more. It’s what originally led founder, Janean Mann, over the border from El Paso, Texas to Juarez, Mexico in search of the perfect materials for her bags. During a trip in 2014, she was struck by the rows of flyers pleading for information on missing women, mostly young girls - the deaths having grown exponentially since her last visit. In a place plagued by human and drug trafficking, a culture of corruption, cartels, and misogyny had created a perfect storm of mass violence against innocent women. Once again, they felt pulled to do even more. Janean launched Junes in dedication to helping the women of Juarez, weaving the mission into the very fabric of their bags. They’ve partnered with an all-female sewing co-op there to help women sustainably support their families and donate a portion of all sales to the Global Fund for Women to empower and protect women from gender-based violence.
In an effort to clean up the textile industry, they realized that using sustainable fabrics was a good start, but lowering their contribution to the mess just wasn’t enough. They had to help clean it up. Junes began by making intentional choices with sourcing, manufacturing, packaging, and shipping to reduce their supply chain distance and carbon footprint and created their own recycling program to keep old reusable bags from ending up in a landfill. This work led them to recently achieve their largest environmental goal yet - launching a revolutionary new fabric that is made from recycled plastic and won’t last forever in the environment. Junes believes in fabrics that won’t pollute landfills and waterways for decades to come. Their new Bio-Knit mesh combines recycled plastic fibers with a revolutionary new technology to create a bag that is equal parts strong and sustainable – made to last, but not forever. Their mesh uses thread infused with an additive called CiCLO®. This ingredient allows naturally occurring microbes in landfills and seawater to consume the fibers, just like they would cotton, wool, or rayon.
LA-CA-USA: In Spanish, La Causa means “The Cause.” LACAUSA is comfort and style for the modern woman. Founded in 2013, LACAUSA is redefining basics, blending romantic silhouettes with a contemporary bohemian twist. Influenced by boundless landscapes, they bring you effortless California chic without sacrificing the hand that feeds us. Fabrics are sourced and sewn with trusted partners with the highest standards in mind, and always under ethical conditions. The fashion industry is one of the world's biggest polluters and notorious for its low wages worldwide, all to keep up with the fast fashion trends in an age of immediate gratification. As clothing manufacturers and global citizens, they take this into consideration at LACAUSA throughout their design and production processes.
While they aim to keep the core of their manufacturing in their local Los Angeles community, they do produce a small percentage of our raw goods and garments with trusted partners overseas. They ensure that they only produce their product in factories that provide fair, livable wages, and healthy, humane working conditions for all team members. Each of their partners share their mission of equality, transparency and a more ethical future for fashion. In house, their small team prioritizes a low waste design process and is continuously working on new initiatives for their donation program, focusing on human and environmental rights. This means they're crafting a product you can feel good in, both inside and out.
The team at LANIUS loves fashion. Twice a year, new LANIUS collections are created in their Cologne studio thanks to the creativity of their design team. Feminine, individual and designed with great attention to detail. Reflected trends and high-quality materials determine the design of their slow fashion.
LANIUS focuses on sustainability and ecology: LANIUS is GOTS-certified, a member of the IVN and mainly uses biological materials that are regularly checked by independent institutes. Out of love and respect for animals, they use mulesing-free wool. Their vegan fashion is "PETA-Approved Vegan" certified and bears the corresponding logo for clothing that is free from animal suffering. They take responsibility in the cooperation with their production partners - whether large companies or small family businesses. In addition to seals and certificates, personal contact and matching values play a central role in the selection of their partners, who they visit regularly. Basically, LANIUS' producers have the following certificates, which ensure the social standards are upheld in the company: the GOTS certificate, the SA8000 standard, the BSCI Code of Conduct and auditing by the Fair Wear Foundation.
LANIUS focuses on protecting people, animals and the environment. That is why they do not use any substances or chemicals that are harmful to health, their materials mainly come from organic agriculture and they ensure that transport routes are as short as possible and environmentally friendly. They produce high-quality clothing that, with the right care, will give you a particularly long lasting pleasure.
This is what the future of fashion looks like for LANIUS - it is slow, fair and organic. They create slow fashion and with this in mind, they produce two collections a year. Their fashion takes time. Their designs from sustainable natural materials are made to give you long-term use. In order not to deprive the earth's ecosystem of unnecessary resources, they only produce the amount of clothing that has been pre-ordered by their retailers. LANIUS believes in fashion with consideration for people, animals and the environment. This is their stated goal: We want to give fashion back the value it deserves and we also appeal to you to show your clothes the appreciation they deserve.
LAUDE the Label empowers women around the world to find financial freedom through safe and meaningful employment at living wages. As a company, they measure success by impact, not profits. Their model is moving the fashion industry toward a more humane approach, where the Earth and the maker are valued equally to the customer. LAUDE the Label began as one woman’s way of doing her part to end family separation due to the economic insecurity facing women all across the world. Founder, Carly Burson, put her years of fashion-industry experience to work, designing goods that would help makers in artisan communities access the global marketplace and create sustainability where there had been vulnerability and insecurity. Carly’s vision for minimalist designs in high quality, eco-friendly materials that can be worn for years has remained central to LAUDE the Label’s design philosophy from the beginning. Each year, new efforts in environmental consciousness and new strides in holistic employment of women across the world bring us closer toward their vision of honoring the earth and maker equally to the consumer.
Their artisans are paid fair-trade wages, they pay their artisans on time, and they understand that families depend on this income in order to meet basic needs. In countries where they operate, a fair-trade wage is 2 to 3 times more than the minimum wage. Being paid fairly and promptly means their employees can pay for housing and food, childcare and health care. It means their artisans can support themselves and their families. A fair-trade wage means dignity and opportunity. LAUDE the Label believes artisans everywhere should have access to safe, healthy working environments. They partner with groups that are committed to providing inspiring, community-focused studios where their artisans can meaningfully create your pieces. Much of the fashion industry employs grueling 15 to 16 hour workdays. At LAUDE the Label, their artisans work 6 to 8 hours a day, with many who live in remote, rural areas working from home. LAUDE the Label believes in slow fashion and meaningful consumption. From apparel to accessories, they design timeless pieces in classic silhouettes and high quality materials. Years from now, their clothes should live in your closet, not a landfill.
At LAUDE the Label, sustainability is at the core of their mission. Their manufacturing process is free of toxic chemicals and dyes. They never use synthetic fibers, which are made from plastic and do not biodegrade even in landfills. Nearly all of their products are made with upcycled or organic materials, such as cotton and linen. They design pieces specifically to use remnants from their own productions. Their practices have helped them reduce their carbon emissions, lessen water and energy use and vastly minimize the consumption of new raw materials.
Laura Laval is a Parisian and committed brand. They create their pieces in limited editions with responsible materials and respect for people. They use OEKO-TEX Standard 100 fabrics, as well as ECOVERO, which guarantee harsh chemicals are not used. They ensure compliance with procedures aimed at guaranteeing sustainable forest management. Their prints are developed in Paris and then made in France.
Laura Laval creates their pieces with ethical manufacturing in France. 99% of their pieces are made in their workshop in Paris.
Lavani Jewels is committed to being a responsible, conscious and transparent brand about their impact on the environment and other challenges in the society around us. Their jewelry is made with the utmost attention to detail, using top quality materials and authentic craftsmanship. At Lavani, they follow the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals and strive to take care of the planet every day. Manufacturing sustainably is not only Lavani's motto, it is their method. They continually strive to be a zero-waste company. That's why their business model is one of inventory under and every piece they make is sold, recycled or reinvented. Beauty, quality and careful attention to detail define their jewelry. Each piece is handmade in our workshops, set in high quality metals such as sterling silver or brass, and tested to be hypoallergenic. They believe that every piece of jewelry should be unique and so do the people who wear and enjoy them. That is why they celebrate the particular character of each of their stones and metals, highlighting their special qualities, such as internal inclusions or the irregular and imperfect shape of hand-cut stones. Their jewelry is produced in local workshops with experience and tradition in the creation of jewelry. In this way, they avoid pollution caused by excessive import and export of products.
LÉ BUNS is a female founded company working super hard to make smarter choices for the environment. At the core of everything they do is a strong respect for the people they work with and the environment they work within. Driving positive environmental impact is at the heart of the label, every piece is made using only natural, organic and regenerated luxurious fibers. Each garment is thoughtfully designed in timeless, flattering silhouettes, to enhance the beauty of your natural form and move with you. LÉ BUNS is committed to achieving fair, safe and healthy working conditions whilst minimizing environmental impact within their supply chain. Time is taken to find suppliers who share a common vision of sustainability, accountability and transparency.
Leser Yoga specializes in high-quality yoga wear for women, based on the criteria of respect for the environment, social responsibility and sustainability. Under the commitment to prioritize the environment and people, the garments are made in local and family workshops with eco products, GOTS certificates and high quality biodegradable fabrics, designed to stay, promoting responsible and conscious consumption.
Leser Yoga's pieces are made with local and ethical production. They know all of people who work for them. Their workshops are locally located in Barcelona.
Leser Yoga's garments are comfortable and functional, and made with natural, organic and conscious materials. They only use biodegradable natural fabrics: GOTS certified organic cotton and 100% sustainable Eco-Technical fabrics: SeaCellTM and smartcelTM. Leser Yoga is proud to be the 1st sports brand made with algae-based dermocosmetic fabrics.
LOHN was founded and created in Toronto in 2018, and launched with four candles, hand poured and made with clean scents, coconut and soy wax, and recyclable packaging. Taking inspiration from the road less travelled, LOHN creates scents designed to transport you to another time and place. Scent is part of your personal journey. When you light a candle, or apply perfume to your skin, the scent is what you remember. That’s what Kat & Vic (the founders) wanted to create, scents that you’ll remember and take with you on your journey. Every candle is vegan, paraben free, phthalate free, cruelty free, non-toxic and hand poured in Toronto.
Lost + Wander creates their pieces with the adventurous girl in mind. They are continuing their effort to become a more sustainable brand by incorporating better practices through their supply chain and working with responsible manufacturing partners. All Lost + Wander pieces are crafted in cruelty-free materials (including vegan leather and faux-fur). At the heart of Lost + Wander, they thrive in finding ways to be more environmentally conscious, giving back to their local community, and in supporting women around the world. Lost + Wander is a multicultural company that stands against violence and racism of any kind, and is proud to be a team that heavily values its cultural diversity and the equal rights of all its employees and business partners.
MATE is made sustainably in Los Angeles with non-toxic, natural, and Organic materials. Their Mission: To provide people everywhere with essentials that are clean from seed to skin. They uphold a strict list of restricted substances to ensure that carcinogens, endocrine disruptors, and other toxins are kept out of their supply chain and off your body. By using Organic materials and non-toxic dyes, both their customers and supply chain MATEs stay safe and protected. MATE believes the best way to limit your impact is to buy quality goods that will last a lifetime. That's why they make seasonless styles that are meant to be worn every single day, year-round. From their designs to their color palette, they strive to create well-loved, well-worn pieces that stand the test of time. MATE uses Organic yarns and dyes so that people and the planet are not exposed to harmful pesticides. Sourcing Organic improves the full lifecycle of their products—from farms, to garment workers, to customers, and back to the soil.
When MATE says they create safe, comfortable, and fair working environments, it applies far beyond their headquarters. Everyone in their supply chain—farmers, garment workers, and recyclers—must be treated with respect, and must make responsible choices when it comes to carbon emissions, water use, and chemical use. MATE is a company founded by women, run by women, and focused on making products for all women—through every stage of life.
MATE has eliminated all the plastic in their labels and packaging, and even developed MOVE by MATE which only uses 8% spandex (significantly less synthetic fibers than typical activewear). You won't ever find polyester, nylon, or polyamide in their products. The best MATEs are the ones that come back around. Through their recycling program, they take your old garments back and give them new life as another MATE product. They also collect all of the cutting scraps from their factories and incorporate them into new MATE products with the help of a mechanical fiber recycler. MATE has deep roots in the LA apparel community and they wouldn't give them up for the world. They believe in making longstanding partnerships in their local communities to support LA garment workers and reduce transportation emissions. All their goods are knitted, cut, sewn, and dyed in LA, often no more than 15 miles from their office.
Nance Handcrafted Jewelry was born in 2018, from the necessity to create wearable art that could be both functional and aesthetically pleasant. Every piece is unique and made ethically at their shop in San Diego, CA. Their current goal is to create a new collection that rescues forgotten elements such as vintage jewelry, childhood toys, and fun found objects. They care about the planet and want to make a positive impact in their own way by repurposing existing materials into timeless jewelry to promote slow fashion. Every stone and mineral is hand-picked by the artist during periodical travels to Central and South Mexico. Most pieces are made of yellow brass with silver solder made in the USA. Their stones and minerals are all natural.
Nightswim is a reverence to our planet and all its beautiful beings. In expressing via fashion, Nightswim strives to protect the environment, empower their community of women and care for their workers. With a commitment to create mindfully and produce responsibly, Nightswim deliver collections founded in social and environmental good. They hope you align with their values and the labor practices that make Nightswim — a leisure lifestyle brand.
Noize was born from the belief that what we wear today should not only look and feel great but should also champion positive contributions towards a better tomorrow. Never a trend, environmentally conscious and cruelty-free living is a lifestyle, one in which NOIZE's unique seasonal collections have been mindfully designed and constructed for. Their PETA approved vegan pieces are equal in warmth, comfort and style - all without harming defenseless animals or wasting essential resources that we all need to survive. NOIZE. For all who care.
Nube makes sustainable activewear. They care for our Mother Earth and the people on it and want to give humans more ways to shop with a conscience. All of their goods are manufactured in the US from recycled materials using the best practices in sourcing and production with an aim on reducing waste and environmental impact. But fighting climate change is no small task, so Nube had to ask some friends to help. They partner with artists and designers around the world to create prints motivated by the environmental crisis that inspire connection and action. They are proud to be woman-owned. They are proud to be US made. And they believe clothing can be a platform that sparks mindful consumption. Nube tries to be as sustainable as possible and therefore is constantly adapting as the industry shifts and they learn more. As Nube learns, they strive to adopt and implement the best practices in production and sourcing of materials, with the goal of minimizing harm to the environment. By using recycled materials and designing products to last, they can reduce the environmental impact of their products.
Everything Oliver Logan creates is made with one goal in mind – never putting their interests before what's good for the planet. From their sustainability and social initiatives to being transparent in how they do business, they're working towards a brighter future, one pair of jeans at a time. Based in Los Angeles, they're committed to ethical denim - minimal footprint for maximum comfort. They go to great lengths to ensure their entire supply chain is as responsible and clean as possible, from growing and harvesting organic cotton to sewing and finishing, plus all the processes in between. They do this by choosing to only partner and cultivate relationships with like-minded suppliers across the globe - all of who won't compromise people, the planet, and quality for the end gain.
Oliver Logan's clothes are made from reclaimed fibers sourced from textile waste that has first been sorted by type and color before being stripped and re-spun into yarns and fabrics ready to be used to make their jeans. They have partnered with global suppliers, all of whom have the highest environmental and sustainable standards and, just as importantly, treat their people with respect and are paid well. Their factories are committed to creating a cleaner fashion industry by using the latest technology to significantly reduce their emission output, save energy and resources, and ensure better wastewater treatment. They're closing the loop on their manufacturing process, meaning their clothes are made with recycled material from post-consumer waste. So, the clothes you're wearing now could end up in their jeans and tees.
The idea behind ON YOUR SLEEVE came from their founder's own personal shopping choices. She found herself buying bold graphic tees and wearing them proudly, sharing them constantly, but was never sure of where her money was going. Were the people selling the t-shirts actually aligned with the slogan or statement made on the t-shirt itself? Or was she contradicting her own beliefs? She couldn't be sure. So in October of 2018, they founded: ON YOUR SLEEVE. ON YOUR SLEEVE is: female founded, sustainably made with 100% Eco-Friendly Materials (never fabrics mixed with micro-plastics), LGBTQ owned, ethically sourced and manufactured, hand-printed and made with 100% USA Cotton.
Outerknown’s vision is a future where clothing contributes to a world where people and planet prosper. Their mission is to transform they way they outfit the world by inspiring an industry to reimagine design and embrace circularity. Outerknown is committed to relentless sustainability. 90% of the fibers they source are organic, recycled, or regenerated & they won’t stop there. Through Fair Trade USA, they invest in the livelihoods of over 5K workers who bring their vision to life. Outerknown was the first brand to pursue Fair Labor Association accreditation before ever shipping a product.
Pala is an eyewear brand built on keeping the impact on the planet low, and the impact on people high. Pala delivers lasting change, empowerment and opportunity through funding eyecare projects across Africa whilst creating sustainable sunglasses to help you get the best out of the natural world that we call home.
When you invest Pala, you not only receive a beautiful pair of sunglasses you also take a stand against fast fashion, make a better choice for the planet and have real lasting impact on the lives of others. For every pair of sunglasses sold, Pala gives back to eye-care programs in Africa by providing grants to vision centers, dispensaries and screening programs. Pala is on a journey towards a sustainable fashion future. They want to protect our planet, and to do this they need to make their designs as sustainable as possible. As each season passes, they continue to innovate, now offering both recycled acetate and bio-based designs housed in eco-friendly recyclable packaging and with carbon offset shipping. The factory they work with undergoes a regular third-party ethical trade audit (SMETA) encompassing all aspects of responsible business practice, covering Sedex’s four pillars of Labour, Health and Safety, Environment and Business Ethics to ensure adherence to ethical trading and corporate social responsibility.
Pala's boxes are FSC MIX certified, from responsible sources. All their print materials come from recycled paper stock.
P.F. Candle Co. makes quality home fragrance and great atmosphere in sunny California — independently owned and operated since 2008. As they grow, so does their commitment to sustainability, to the planet, and to their crew who makes it all happen. The entire P.F. collection is vegan, cruelty-free, and phthalate-free — always. All of their candles are made with 100% domestically-grown soy wax. While their production methods have improved over the years, something that hasn't changed about P.F. products is the people behind them. All of their products are developed, produced, tested, packed, and shipped by our team out of their warehouse in Los Angeles, CA. P.F. Candle Co. is dedicated to the environment, both your home and the planet. They create home fragrance goods that are cruelty free, phthalate-free, and responsibly sourced. They are committed to sustainability, and we’ve joined forces with Climate Neutral, an organization that helps them offset and neutralize their carbon footprint.
Yearly, they donate a portion of their total net profits to local and national charities. They are proud to contribute to the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, The Natural Resources Defense Council, the Downtown Women’s Center, and Communities for a Better Environment. Each of these organizations represents issues they care deeply about: environmental advocacy, ending homelessness, empowering women, and fighting hunger.
Plant Faced represents a new and innovative movement in the order of fashion - with focus on maintaining its presence as a 100% ethical independently owned London-based vegan streetwear clothing label, making sustainability fashionable. They are the global lovechild of fashion, design, art, music, skate, surf, street, tattoo culture, and a plant-based, cruelty-free lifestyle. They are streetwear minus the sweatshop. They make wearable threads that don’t hurt the earth. They are 100% ethical, cruelty-free clothing. They aim to spread messages and start conversations. They aim to be more than a brand - they are the Plant Movement.
All their garments maintain their core belief of supporting safe, humane, ethical manufacturing practices, as well as using eco-conscious, organic or plant-based materials wherever possible. Their entire range is screen printed using eco-friendly water-based inks. All of their fits and styles are timeless, classic and ethically made. Fashion is one of the most powerful vessels for spreading a movement, sparking ideas and conversations. Plant Faced Clothing represents a way of engaging with the world, raising awareness and spreading an ethical and cruelty-free movement in a unique way. Go ahead and Plant that Movement.
Playground Active is proud to partner with Trees for the Future to plant a tree in farming communities in sub-Saharan Africa for every order placed. These trees enrich the soil and their communities. The trees enrich the land, thus providing fertile soil for farming and creating a sustainable food and income source for the local families. The organization also provides education and all the tools needed to sustain the community In the long term.
Playground Active is a carbon neutral company. Their lean supply chain and forestry involvement helps them to reduce our ecological footprint. Their products are created and shipped in small one-time batches to reduce waste and emissions, and all of their secondary materials are made from recycled eco-friendly materials.
Their products are designed by Kyslee (their founder) on her dining room table in Laguna Beach, California. Next, the product is made in a Gold WRAP certified, SQP award winning factory that ensures ethical manufacturing and fair wage standards are provided. Finally, orders are then fulfilled by a local team In Orange County, California before being delivered to you.
Since 2014, Poppy and Pout has believed in simple, natural, and cruelty-free lip care for all. The Secret Behind their Flower Powered Lip Balm: beeswax ethically sourced from the United States, organic coconut oil from the Philippines, and sunflower oil from the United States. They then flavor each with a hint of essential oils and/or natural flavor oils and a drop of Vitamin E. That's it. Simple ingredients for perfectly hydrated lips. Try their lip balms and they guarantee that you'll taste the difference!
Raie was born from the desire to design well crafted sunwear for health conscious leisure seekers. In order to transcend in trends and time, the range features timeless core tones and monotone colors that can be easily transitioned and updated with seasonal brights.
Each product is sustainably designed with minimal waste. Simplicity matters at Raie with their core goal being to protect and care for eyes, face and body. With the aim to look good while keeping your eyes protected, Raie Eyewear category 3 CR39 UV400 shatter resistant lenses offers 100% UV protection, protecting your eyes from UVA and UVB radiation.
At Sauths, their love for nature meets their passion for the craft. Since the very beginning, the sustainability theme has been the core of everything they do. Some things are not meant to change – and their work continues to be all about respect. Respect for the craft. Respect for the environment. Respect for your unique body. They say "no" to fast fashion and lukewarm effort. They don't create half-bake stuff that gathers dust on the shelf. And they never sell anything they don't fully believe in.
Sauths works only with natural, vegan, biodegradable fabrics such as Linen and Cotton which have a low low environmental impact to keep their carbon footprint as small as possible. They primarily focus on European textiles, which have an Oeko-Tex certification, meaning they are absolutely absent from harmful substances and chemicals. All of their materials are thoroughly sourced locally in Lithuania and Europe minimizing the CO2 impact of transportation.
They guarantee that every person involved in Sauths is paid a fair salary, works in a safe environment, and enjoys themselves in the process. Working with local suppliers in the EU allows them to ensure social protection and good working conditions for everyone involved in the Sauths supply chain. Sauths products are manufactured in a Green Factory which uses geothermal energy, a clean self-renewable heating method that doesn't release any CO2, to minimize their carbon footprint. Their processes are waste-conscious – so it’s their daily mission to stand for carbon-neutral production, waste reduction, recycling. Their factories are independently audited against Sauths ethical code as well as recognized industry standards (BSCI, SMETA, or WCA audits). At Sauths, they are fostering ethical workplaces as they believe skilled homeworkers are important to the hand-crafted, quality nature of all of their products. Sauths ensures that the high working standards set by the European Union are being met through regular third-party audits. In addition, Sauths employs a zero-waste mindset, so they refuse what they don’t need, reduce what they do need, reuse, and recycle.
Pam, the founder of Sea and Grass, was born and raised in California, but spent many years living in Thailand. During her numerous visits up north, she became acquainted with a well-known way of life amongst the villagers - their skill and knowledge of seagrass. In an effort to help the community and provide work, she decided to collaborate with local artisan with their expertise in hand weaving to bring you beautifully crafted, natural handbags. These bags represent a piece of Thai culture, the hardworking women who make them, and her memories of the years she spent living there. A portion of Sea and Grass' profits go to the Areeya Scholarship Fund. In Thai "Areeya" means "generosity and giving," and it's also Pam's daughter's middle name. They contribute to the education of children in need, along with providing an essential income to the women in these villages. Sea and Grass is dedicated to sourcing handwoven bags with creativity, care and passion. They truly hope you enjoy your bag knowing that you have an authentic piece of Thailand in your home.
SiiZU's philosophy is simple. To design and deliver beautiful, high-quality apparel made with sustainable manufacturing practices directly to you at an affordable price point. It all begins with the fabric. SiiZU is dedicated to exclusively using fabrics that are 100% organic and eco-friendly for their entire line of clothing. Their talented design and pattern making team consciously utilizes the fabric to its full potential, minimizing waste. At SiiZU, their only passing grade for natural fabric is 100%. That means their eco-friendly materials are 100% natural and 100% sustainably grown - containing 0% polyester, 0% toxins. This is what SiiZU promises to deliver, and this is what you deserve. All of their jewelry is made of sterling silver or brass, with 14K gold plated or gold filled. SiiZU uses freshwater pearl, genuine stones, clay, eco-resin, and also glass beads.
Sister Jane is working hard internally to make changes wherever possible to reduce their environmental footprint, and the impact that their production has on the lives of others. They are tackling their journey to sustainability one step at a time by carefully investigating, never settling, always improving and always remaining open and honest about their progress. Priority areas that they are focused on include reducing waste and the use of plastic, using sustainable fabrics, and conducting thorough chemical testing.
Sister Jane has developed a process that allows them to produce their garments quickly and efficiently so that they can perfectly match product and demand, keeping their overstock waste at 0, an achievement that is very uncommon in the industry and something that the brand is very proud of. In addition, their design team is working to increase the use of more eco-friendly options in their garments, such as Lyocell and Linen. They are keen on researching all alternatives thoroughly before using them in their designs to ensure that they meet the highest of sustainability standards. They maintain a list of restricted substances which they regularly update to make sure that the components of the fabrics they use are kind both on the body and to the environment. Sister Jane is committed to ensuring that their designs avoid all materials derived from processes that are cruel to animals. They choose not to use any fur or feathers in their designs and also keep the use of leather and wool to a minimum.
People are at the center of Sister Jane's processes. Therefore, it is important to them that everyone involves is taken care of and treated with kindness and respect. They regularly visit the factories that product their collections in China and conduct internal audits. They want to ensure that the skilled people making their clothing are working under good conditions. Their audit focuses on 9 different areas: child labor, forced labor, health and safety, freedom of association, discrimination, disciplinary practices, working hours compensation and environmental protection. Sister Jane treats all of their employees in a respectful and fair way, offering benefits and collaborative working conditions that are safe and healthy. They promote diversity and use hiring practices that are fair, responsible and non-discriminatory for their employees and their suppliers.
Founded in 2011 by California native Chelsea Bell, Stone Fox Swim is a fresh, vibrant and strong voice in the market. Designed in California, made in Indonesia, Stone Fox Swim is independently owned and champions beauty, sustainability and experience. Slow living with the seasons, the flow of beach life and the true experience of marveling at Mother Nature’s power and beauty were all instrumental in Chelsea’s dream of creating Stone Fox Swim. Downtown Los Angeles had been the home of Stone Fox Swim production until 2018, when Chelsea made the leap and began working with ethical manufacturers in Bali, Indonesia.
Basking in the beauty of Mother Nature when traveling the world is very dear to their hearts – protecting, healing and supporting her is fundamental to their future and Stone Fox Swim is passionate about developing a sustainable business and product. All of their clothing garments are hand dyed with plants, as the earth intended, and their collections feature recycled as well as natural and raw materials. Made in Indonesia, Stone Fox Swim proudly supports ethical manufacturing and works closely with a family run factory to produce their collections. Their factory is passionate about creating a minimal environmental footprint and was built using International Green Regulations (LEED).
By building green and operating in an environmentally friendly way, they have helped to maintain the local beauty of the area while keeping a harmonious and balanced relationship with the Earth. Stone Fox Swim is actively engaging in sustainable business practices that not only foster and support a powerful environmental shift, but also aim to build a sustainable brand that can be here for the long term, that has the power to foster an industry that champions ethical manufacturing, and sustainable materials and processes. Stone Fox Swim aims to integrate their values of sustainability, beauty and community into their everyday brand choices – from the people they work with, to the materials featured in their collections, to the packaging they use. They seek change and are proud to be a part of the push for awareness for the need to slow fashion down. They encourage their community to consume consciously, to travel lightly, to make choices that bring about change, however small. Together they have the power to protect Mother Earth – she gives us beauty, protection, nourishment, joy. Their community is made of intelligent, fierce, confident, creative women and when they unite, their love has the power to enact incredible change.
Sunday Edition strives to create sustainable, conscious products. Their company’s foundation is built on quality and craftsmanship. Their scents are driven by intention. They bring you the best that nature has to offer. Dedicated to helping preserve the beauty of the natural world, Sunday Edition does their best to leave no trace of their products in the environment. For their candles, they use domestically produced ingredients whenever possible and if further afield in search of exotic extracts is required, they must be sourced from sustainable farms. Their packaging uses sustainable, recycled, and biodegradable materials. Their boxes are made from FSC-certified paper, which has been sourced in an environmentally friendly and socially responsible manner.
Sunday Edition candles are handmade in their New York City studio. Their scents are made of essential oils, extracts and plant derived scent molecules that are sourced from sustainable farms using extraction techniques. They use a custom blend of soy-beeswax and premium cotton wicks that contain no additives or chemicals for a clean burn. Their candle colors are made from vegetable dyes and contain no hazardous solvents or toxins.
Super Natural's collection is created using organic cotton and sustainable fabrics with a bohemian chic style. They believe that being proud of their products includes the conditions in which they are made. Each design is created with high level craftsmanship and quality. A female founded company working together to empower women.
Tatine strives to make products that go a little deeper and give a little more. Made slowly by hand every day, with soul and subtle detail. Their design collaborations with global artisans bring to life the timeless custom pieces into which they pour their bespoke fragrances, such as hand forged brass and mouth-blown glassware. The candle vessels are made in compliant factories by skillful artisans with the mission to create a second life through drink safe glassware or keepsake containers. These things mean a lot to their mission, which is to impart a quiet joy and timeless, meaningful quality of handcrafted wares. The studio utilizes recycled and FSC-certified paper stocks as much as possible in both their product packaging and shipping materials in order to make strides towards protecting our planet. The company has evolved from a cottage industry to a global brand while retaining the same creative values and attention to detail of "making things" as when it first began in 2001.
The Fifth Label believes fashion shouldn't cost the earth, so they've set themselves a challenge to reduce the environmental impact of their processes, logistics, and production. The Fifth Label is part of the larger group Australian Fashion Labels, who is committed to making improvements and taking initiatives to advocate socially responsible business. They want to be a part of the new "normal" within the industry, be accountable and encourage their customers to shop with awareness. They want to contribute to the global movement that is closing the loop on sustainable fashion.
Their teams are passionate about their corporate social responsibility, and have implemented various initiatives and established partnerships to minimize their AFL footprint and to give back to their communities. All of our brands produce high quality garments that offer longevity in both style and wear. Their garments are versatile and they encourage that through styling – inspiring their customers with examples of paring back or dressing up various pieces. Garments are produced by suppliers based in China and India where their tier 1 suppliers have committed to the AFL Supplier Code of Conduct, which encompasses environmental sustainability, labor and human rights priorities in accordance with the ETI Base Code and animal welfare. AFL also audit their supplies annually to ensure compliance with these standards. AFL is further committed to working with their suppliers to gain transparency across their network of tier two suppliers and their compliance with the Code.
AFL do not use real animal fur in any of their garments. Where leather is used, it is always sourced from accredited tanneries. In 2019, they introduced organic fibers into their ranges, and will look to grow this moving forward. In 2019, they also introduced the use of recycled materials for garment tagging. The majority of AFL garments are cold wash and line dry, which saves energy and chemical use. Very few garments are dry clean only.
AFL celebrate International Women’s Day and actively promote gender balance - supporting women in leadership positions and salary parity. Approximately 80% of their employees are female, and 65% across their senior leadership team. The Fifth Label has collaborated with Kickstart for Kids to develop t-shirts where a percentage of profits will be donated to this local charity.
The Ragged Priest started life as a vintage shop specializing in custom denim. They've grown a bit since those days, but remain a small team and small brand with a (dark) but responsible mindset. They know they have a responsibility to do better and put sustainable processes in place to ensure they are offsetting their footprint and creating collections as sustainably as possible. The Ragged Priest partners with The Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) to improve cotton farming globally, and they aim to source all of their denim as more sustainable cotton by 2025. They are introducing eco washes in denim which use less energy, water and contain no hazardous chemicals. They understand the use of acrylic and polyester is not the future and they’re working with their suppliers to source and design using sustainable fabrics as soon as they can. They have introduced 3D digital design to reduce sampling, fabric waste and their carbon footprint. Due to the potential risk to animal welfare, they do not use animal fur, mohair, angora, cashmere, silk, down or feathers in any of their products, and never will. The Ragged Priest is a climate positive workforce. They’ve partnered with Ecologi o calculate the average carbon emissions of every member of their team (at work and at home) and are now funding tree planting projects across the world to offset that carbon footprint. Inclusivity is in their DNA, and they reject discrimination of any kind. They are the misfits.
All of their suppliers follow Ethical Trading Initiative guidelines. Their focus is to build long term, ethical partnerships with a small supplier base located in Turkey, China and India. All their suppliers agree to follow the ETI base code as a minimum standard. This is supported by 3rd party audits. The ETI (Ethical Trading Initiative) is founded on the conventions of the International Labor Organization and is an internationally recognized code of labor practice. The key points are: employment is freely chosen, freedom of association, working conditions are safe and hygienic, child labor shall not be used, living wages are paid, working hours are not excessive, no discrimination is practiced, regular employment is provided, and no harsh or inhuman treatment is allowed.
At The Slow Label, they are guided by their values in every decision they make. They source sustainable materials, work with ethical suppliers and advocate for a more conscious consumerism. Their aim is to slow down the fast-paced fashion industry by approaching things with an honest and improvement-oriented mindset. Their capsule collections consist of garments that are timeless and versatile — two key factors in making clothing more sustainable and creating long-lasting positive change.
Sustainability is at the core of The Slow Label's business. They mostly work with textiles made of lyocell TENCEL™, certified organic wool and certified organic cotton. In terms of material use, they strive to better themselves with every collection. It is important for them to only use natural, renewable, recycled, biodegradable and/or low-impact materials. Both the fabrics as well as trims like buttons, threads rubber bands and labels are sourced consciously.
The artisans and manufacturers The Slow Label works with are the foundation of their business. They value the close relationship they have with their production teams around Europe and Morocco. They currently have a carefully selected network of manufacturers and suppliers in Germany, Austria, Lithuania, Poland and Slovakia. They seek to visit each manufacturer we work with at least once a year.
At The Slow Label, they have strong ethical and environmental values. They only partner with suppliers who have gone through their supplier assessment and have proven to complying with their high environmental and social standards. Their team uses their Supplier Code of Conduct to conduct assessments at new and existing facilities. All suppliers, contractors and subcontractors in tier 1 (garment assembly) and tier 2 (mainly fabric mills) have to complete their assessment.
Their love song began in the island of Bali, where their founder Stephanie Srikandi is from. Stephanie launched THIS IS A LOVE SONG aka TIALS in 2010 as a boutique where the line humbly started and took off. Coming from a fashion business school background, she always loved creating clothing but it was always very important for her to make ethical choices to minimize the impact that the fashion industry has on our planet. She also wanted to create pieces that that will make you feel comfortable in your own skin and embraced all sizes. All of their pieces are ethically made in their very own studio in Bali, Indonesia using ecofriendly fabrics such as ECOVERO, TENCEL, Carvico and Repreve. Everything is made in small batches or in a preorder basis to minimize waste. They also donate 1% of their sales to 1% for the Planet to support nonprofits such as 1 Million Women and Bye Bye Plastic Bags. They believe in looking good, feeling good and doing good.
Thought is committed to considered design, responsible sourcing, and fostering change. What drives them is their mission to live more thoughtfully - something they hope to inspire you to do too. Thought is fully committed to offering more considered choices. They exist to show that there are more sustainable ways to live, dress and be. To connect and grow a community, where ideas inspire more ideas. Thought promises they'll always design style that's effortless and has sustainability in mind. Collections that help people make more considered decisions. They put thought into everything they do. From how they source their materials, to how they can give back and inspire the industry and their community. They value long-term partnerships, supporting businesses and their growth. Making positive changes, like lessening waste. Protecting people. The environment. And creating designs with longevity in style and quality. they are committed to achieving high ethical social standards, which begins with ensuring working conditions reach the standards set by the International Labor Organization. They visit and check in with their factories regularly, and are a proud member of the Ethical Trading Initiative.
Toast Swim is a conscious swimwear label, blending beauty with purpose. Made from recycled material, their collections champion quality, design and sustainability. They honor Mother Earth with their passion, motivation and love. Toast Swim is dedicated to creating beautiful pieces made to sustain the places, people and life they love. Toast Swim is a compassionate advocate for change – a natural balance of flowing and fierce. We move slowly with nature. And we rise. We feel the kiss of the sun’s heat on our skin. We are awake. Their pieces are worn by women who move slowly with the sun, bask in its warmth, are present, and honor nature. They pause and recharge in the glorious sunshine – a beautiful and honored gift from Mother Earth.
Underprotection only uses materials that are classified or certified sustainable such as recycled polyester, recycled wool, Tencel lyocell and organic cotton. The majority of the natural materials that they use are Tencel™ Lyocell, responsible wool and organic cotton. The synthetic materials they use all come from recycled sources, be it polyester, nylon or elastane. All their synthetic materials are GRS-certified and Oeko-Tex-certified. The GRS certification guarantees that the part of the material marked as recycled is actually recycled, while the Oeko-Tex certification ensures that the material is produced without chemicals and does not contain substances that are harmful to health and the environment. All of their packaging, paper and polybags are either recycled or biodegradable. Most of their products are vegan approved, and if not, it is because it is recycled (wool) or a waste resource (milk). Fair working conditions and a fair wage is a human right. Therefore, Underprotection only works with certified factories. At Underprotection, they are working with suppliers from different parts of the world. There are many criteria and factors involved in the selection of these suppliers. Most importantly, is their demand for a high social sustainability when it comes to the people making their products and at the same time a demand for high quality products in sustainable materials. Proper working conditions and wages is a human right, therefore they only work with certified suppliers who carry certifications that ensure social sustainability in production. By working exclusively with certified suppliers, they ensure that with their choice of supplier they support fair wages and proper working conditions.
Based in Torre del Greco, Naples, the homeland of coral and cameo jewelry manufacturing, Vintouch's collections focus on a contemporary approach to classic jewelry design through the use of high-quality raw materials and traditional techniques that are passed down from father to son. Each piece is individually handmade in their own workshops, mainly using the bezel-set technique, which consists in wrapping the stones in precious metal so that it's securely fastened into place. Founded in 2015, the brand is constantly committed to strike a balance between design and manufacturing excellence, creating jewelry pieces that are aimed to those who aspire to express a style that lasts in time, with a major focus on ethical sourcing of the raw materials and pursuing environmental sustainability during each step of the manufacturing process.
Before Vitamin A, Amahlia worked on a design project with Patagonia founder and environmentalist Yvon Chouinard whose company’s use of recycled plastic bottles in their technical fabrics inspired her to attempt something similar in the swimwear space. However, when Amahlia began to research the options, she was told by fabric suppliers that there was “no market” for swimwear made from recycled fibers — so she decided to design the fabric herself, working with the top mills in Italy, Canada and California to create EcoLux™ — the first premium swim fabric made from recycled nylon fibers. Since then, the company has incorporated several more sustainable high-performance fabrics along with eco-conscious textiles like organic cotton, linen, recycled cotton and Tencel®. All materials are certified to meet the global Oeko-Tex standard for safe textiles. Producing products locally dramatically reduces their emissions for shipping and transporting raw materials. It also allows them to take the time to get to know the people who make their goods. Vitamin A is proud to know firsthand that their manufacturing teams maintain the highest standards of workplace ethics and environmental responsibility.
Whimsy + Row is an eco-conscious lifestyle brand born out of a love for quality goods and sustainable practices. Since 2014, their mission has been to provide ease and elegance for the modern, sustainable woman. Their limited run batches are handcrafted under ethical conditions in Los Angeles. All of their clothing is made within a few miles from their office, meaning they can visit their factories weekly to ensure fair wages are given and the workers are being treated fairly. Whimsy + Row cuts limited quantities and lowers their carbon footprint by producing locally. This way the pieces they make are unique and waste-free. They favor ethical production to mass production because it means you won’t see everyone and their mama wearing it. By using only locally sourced, upcycled, and low impact materials, Whimsy + Row creates quality pieces that will last you for years to come. They seek out the best eco-friendly fabrics to bring you flirty and effortless pieces that are as stylish as they are sustainable. They choose low impact fabrics like Certified Organic Cotton, Linen, TENCEL™, Cupro, Silk and Deadstock/Upcycled Fabric. They use less energy, biodegrade faster than synthetic fabrics and use substantially less water to create. They're like the the superheroes of the fabric world. Super-fabrics!
In their efforts to be completely zero-waste and close the loop, they recycle every scrap of material in their production process. If they don’t have enough to make an entire piece of clothing, they gather the scraps and turn them into cute things like bandanas and scrunchies. When all else fails, they hand them off to Marimole, a textile recycling company based in NYC. Their team takes their little pieces of fabrics and turns them into new fibers for new garments, wipes or insulation!. This means less fabric waste (aka less junk in the landfills.)
Climate change is a threat Whimsy + Row takes seriously. Carbon emissions from driving your car, deforestation, burning fossil fuels like coal, oil and natural gas have serious consequences and they refuse to be part of the problem. As of 2020 they have avoided 44,135 in carbon emissions. They’re proud to produce their garments locally to help reduce their carbon footprint, but it’s not enough. They offset Their emissions with Carbonfund.org, who is leading the fight against climate change. Their partnership with them supports third-party validated and verified renewable energy, energy efficiency and reforestation projects globally!
When they dye their clothing they only use low-impact dyes to protect their customers from the 8,000 synthetic chemicals that are usually in our garments. Low-impact dyes are highly absorbent, use less water and provide a vibrant consistent color that lasts. Unfortunately natural dyes are extremely inconsistent and fade fast, but as soon as this improves we will be happy to make the switch! You can wear Whimsy with pride as their pieces are only made using recycled water. By refusing to use new water to create their garments, they leave more water for humans, plants, and animals. So far they have saved over 926k days of water! They think our planet should stay hydrated too.
Womsh is an acronym of Word Of Mouth Shoes: their name refers to shoes that communicate and convey a message, using word of mouth to promote respect for the environment. Of course, they are small things but they can become a powerful way to change our world because behind every shoe there is a choice, behind every purchase there is reflection and all of us can choose our own nourishment (internal and external) and what messages to spread. In 2014, Womsh began producing sustainable footwear and since then they have never stopped. They design, produce and package their shoes in Italy, carefully selecting the materials they use and they partner companies they want to support them along this path. They believe that positive and responsible change can be generated in the world of fashion by continuing to produce quality products. They are pursuing the idea that the negative impact of our actions on the environment can be limited and we can still have fashionable and trendy products that are the result of thorough and painstaking work. Sustainability is not a restriction but rather an incentive for replacing paradigms with actions, so that everyone can become a key player. Womsh’s dream is that companies will become increasingly more ethical, creating value for the society in which they operate and thereby bringing improvements in the life of people and the environment.
Wondery's mission is to be a sustainable outdoor lifestyle brand dedicated to liberating women in the outdoors through awareness, resources, and the creation of a women’s outdoor community.
WVN aims to inspire the fashion industry and its consumers to be more thoughtful, by showing that they can make the world a better place without compromising style and quality. Their promise is to create clothing that looks great while caring for the earth. As a leader in the sustainable fashion industry, they strive to do things the right way. They maintain intimate personal relationships with the factories that produce their goods, ensuring high standards of quality in everyday wardrobe essentials while still preserving the health of our planet and its people. They believe that we are stronger when we come together to work on a future where we can all thrive.
As a veteran Certified B Corporation it has always been WVN's mission to balance purpose and profit by considering the impact of every decision on their workers, customers, suppliers, community, and the environment. Working with Fair Trade Certified factories is their thank you card to the people who make their clothing. Since the beginning WVN has chosen factories that are kind to their workers and the planet at large. They believe that basic human rights like fair living wages, worker’s rights, and good working conditions should be standard practice. Their Fair Trade Certified factories adhere to rigorous social, environmental, and economic guidelines so you can trust that your clothing was made with love.
The Global Organic Textile Standard means that their raw materials are meeting the highest organic standards and that their factories only engage in environmentally and socially responsible manufacturing, treating their employees and the earth with deep respect. Every part of the production process is certified including the organic cotton, non toxic dyes, and natural fabric treatments. With organic cotton sourced from small, family run farms, the co-op model of cotton sourcing means that everyone from the farmers to the factory producing their clothing has a seat at the table, and weaves a positive thread in the tapestry of their business.
WVN believes that every piece of clothing has a story to tell — from where it came from, how it was made, and who made it. When you wear WVN, you are weaving a positive thread in (her) story.
yogamii is a GOTS certified clothing brand creating soft and comfortable yoga and everuday wear in nature’s color palette for mindful men and women. The brand was founded in Denmark in 2016 by the owners of Sourcing House, a consultancy business specializing in ethical and sustainable clothing production. With yogamii, the owners wanted to prove it possible to create a brand solely containing GOTS certified products. The brand combines a passion for ethical clothing production and yoga practice with production originated out of India, the land of yoga. And while the development of new styles continuously supports the learnings that are made in Sourcing House, yogamii has grown to become a much-loved and valued brand – and so the good cycle continues.
Ethics and environmental sustainability constitute the foundation of yogamii's corporate values, and they try to implement them in everything they do. In working ethically, they strive to build respectful and equal partnerships with their suppliers, providing them with the means to maintain safe and sound businesses and to move towards living wages which, for them, is a necessity in an industry where far too many live below poverty lines. In committing to their environmental responsibilities, which is of course also an ethical matter, they strive to use gentle production processes as well as certified organic materials, and to design clothes in a way that promotes material and emotional longevity
GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) is the world’s leading standard for organic textiles, and requires environmental and social best practice in the entire production chain - from the fiber in the field to the finished garment. For example, GOTS does not allow for the use of pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, or harsh and nonbiodegradable chemicals that may be of harm to both local biodiversity and human health. Similarly, it emphasizes safe working conditions, living wage targets and freedom of organization - all of which are not a given in the fashion industry. The certification is only granted following satisfactory third party inspection, to further secure a trustworthy standard.
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