sustainable companies and independent designers


contemporary brands

Anntian - German based, AMAZING dimensional textiles

Gypsy05 - Los Angeles based, beachy, hand-dyed pieces

Study New York - NYC based, clean minimalist silhouettes

Amour Vert - San Francisco based, youthful

Riyka - London based, Geometric, minimalist

Reformation - Los Angeles based

Kordal - Fully fashioned knitwear

Bassike - Australian based, sporty chic

Komodo - UK based casuals

Industry of All Nations - men + womenswear

Isabell de Hillerin - Berlin-based eveningwear

Sir Plus - formal menswear

 

outerwear

Vaute Couture - NYC based, tailored

Hoodlamb - Amsterdam based, sporty

Nau - Portland based sporty

Christopher Raeburn - England made, upcycles military fabrics

artisan-focused

Voz - Chilean handwoven luxury apparel

LemLem - Ethiopian handwoven luxury apparel

Izzy Lane - British wool knits

Afia - Ghanian sourced fabrics, LA produced

Della - Ghanian and LA based

People Tree - Fair trade pioneer

Department of Artisans

 

shoes

Fortress of Inca - Peruvian sourced materials

Bhava - Parsons grad Francisca Pineda, manufactured in Mumbai and Spain

Noah's Shoes - Italian based, leather free

MOVMT - athletic

Veja - athletic

Novacas - NYC based, leather free

Beyond Skin - Brighton UK based,manufactured in Spain

Roma - Texas based rain boots

Cri de Coeur - Parsons educated founders, NYC based

Insecta Shoes - Super colorful vintage prints on modern silhouettes

Matt & Nat - Montreal based

Everlane - UK based

L'intervalle - Montreal based, very trendy

Bourgeois Boheme - London based vegan

Terhi Polkki - Helsinki based

Poppy Barley - Everlane-esque

Sseko - Supports university education for women in Uganda

One432 - Hand embroidered Pakistani textiles on slippers/sandals

Teysha - Guatemalan textiles on classic silhouettes

Trippen - German designed and manufactured

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a few fave independent designers

Amber Day - NYC based, RISD alum

Masha Reva - Ukraine+London based

Jamie Wei Huang - London based, Taiwanese born

Sarah Paquette - LA Based, RISD Alum

deseree heiss + ines kaag- Paris + BERlin based duo

sarah Swash and toshio yamanaka - London based hand-rendered print and fashion design duo

Marit Fujiwara - Brazil based, brilliant textile manipulations

Taiana Giefer - Santa Barbara CA based, ethereal textile manipulations

Leutton Postle - London based, crazy experimental knitwear

Ka Wa Key - London based, Hong Kong born, pastel knitwear

Galgoleva Oyla - London based, Russian raised

Anne Sofie Madsen - Danish, innovative fabric manipulations

Kate Towers - Portland based

Dorota Kuzniarska - Polish based

Jerome Ang - Filipino based, eveningwear

Vilte - Felted apparel

 

bags

Freitag - Modern, sophisticated accessories made from old truck tarps

activewear + basics

Patagonia - Ventura based activewear

Reco Jeans- upcycled denim

Threads for Thought - basics

PACT Organic Cotton - undergarments

blogs

The Good Trade

Ecouterre

Trash Is For Tossers

Life + Style + Justice

The Note Passer

Sustainably Chic

Ecocult

 

retailers

Maison de Mode - NYC based luxury retailer

Beklina - Cali based luxury retailer

Honest By - launched by art director Bruno Pieters

Kaight - Brooklyn based upscale retailer

Ethica - NYC based retailer

Cowhugger - LA based retailer

We Three Leaves - Brooklyn based menswear retailer

Sanyork Fair Trade - Colorado based retailer of Peruvian designs

MooShoes - leather-free shoe retailer