Where to shop eco & ethical fashion

Where to shop eco & ethical fashion

The most common question I get about sustainable and ethical fashion is, “Where can I shop?”

Here’s my go-to list of eco and ethical retailers and brands, which will be continually updated as I find more brands I love.

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Key:

(S) = sustainable, (E) = ethical, (V) = vintage/secondhand, (H) = independent artisan/handmade, (POC) = person/people-of-color-owned, (W) = woman-owned

Retailers:

  • ASOS Eco Edit (S) – sustainably made, trendy street style items.
  • Etsy (V/H) – handmade and vintage items from independent small shops.
  • Garmentory (S/E/V/H) | discount: get $20 off your first purchase – shop indie designer goods from local boutiques all across the country, all on one online platform! It’s a little too addicting. 
  • Preservation (S/E/V) – vintage and new clothes with a retro vibe.
  • ThredUp (S/E/V) – online consignment store where you can both buy and sell secondhand clothing. 

Apparel:

  • ABLE (E) – ethically made leather goods, apparel, and denim
  • American Apparel (E) – ethically made basics..
  • Amour Vert (S/E) – feminine, timeless classics and beautiful prints; a tree is planted for every purchase of a tee.
  • Eileen Fisher (S/E/W) – one of the OGs of sustainable fashion! Great for feminine classics in natural fibers and neutrals.
  • Everlane (E) | review – all about “radical transparency” and modern updates on classic silhouettes 
  • Grana (S/E) | Mongolian cashmere review | discount: get 10% off your first purchase– high quality materials at reasonable prices.
  • Krochet Kids/KnownSupply (S/E) – soft, organic basics and knits that empower makers in Uganda and Peru. Each clothing item has the name of its maker, and you can search the site to see the face of the person who made your clothes! So cool.
  • Lacausa (S/E) – think “desert getaway”; flowy, effortless pieces ethically made in Los Angeles.
  • Mara Hoffman (S/E/W) – high fashion pieces in bold prints and simple yet dramatic shapes; love that they feature WOC models!
  • MATTER Prints (S/E/H/POC/W) South & Southeast Asian inspired garments made in India with traditional artisan craft techniques, helping to preserve artisanship. Made from natural materials with minimal waste design.
  • Mayamiko (S/E/H/W)  gorgeous fair trade pieces made in Malawi, inspired by African artisanal traditions and prints. The brand also works with Mayamiko Trust to provide training, education, and sustainable feminine hygiene products for women in the community.
  • Reformation (S/E/W) – ultra-feminine pieces with that “cool girl” vibe; wear to turn heads at special occasions or, you know, just because.
    • Also available at Nordstrom (take advantage of that generous return policy to try Ref risk-free!)
  • Siizu (S/E) – basics to live in
  • Synergy Organic Clothing (S/E) | Ibiza dress and tee review – organic cotton basics and athletic wear.
  • Uniform (E) | bomber jacket review – ethically made in Africa; a school uniform is donated with every purchase.
  • Vetta Capsule (S/E) – capsule collections designed to be worn multiple ways.
  • YIREH (S/E/W) – travel-inspired clothing in beautiful, unique prints made in Bali by workers paid fair wages with benefits. All natural dyes are used and surplus textiles are donated to minimize waste. 10% of profits are donated to International Justice Mission, which fights human trafficking.
  • YOOX (S/E) – high-end, sustainably made designer goods.

Athletic wear:

  • ADAY (S/E) – stylish yet functional clothes designed for everyday and athletic wear.
  • Girlfriend Collective (S/E/POC/W) | review | discount: 10% off with code ‘cat10’ – athletic wear made from recycled water bottles; literally the comfiest leggings ever; love that they feature WOC models!
  • Outdoor Voices (S/E/W)minimalist activewear in stunning seasonal hues; sure to turn heads during your workout!

Intimates:

  • Azura Bay (S/E/W) – sustainable and ethical lingerie and swimwear retailer.
  • MeUndies (S/E) – super soft undies in fun prints made from Lenzing MicroModal, a plant-based, closed loop fabric, made by workers who are paid fair wages. They also donate $$ to organizations such as the Amber Rose Foundation, the LA LGBT Center, and Make-A-Wish.
  • Naja (S/E/POC/W) – collection ranges from fun prints to sexy lingerie.
  • Proclaim (S/E/POC/W) review | discount: $15 off with code ‘CAT15’ – made from recycled water bottles; redefining the color “nude” with inclusivity at their heart.
  • The Nude Label (S/E) – soft intimates in dreamy hues made in a family factory in Spain, with some organic cotton styles. 

Swimwear:

  • allSisters (S/E) – modern, sexy twist on classic swimwear.
  • Azura Bay (S/E/W) – sustainable and ethical lingerie and swimwear retailer.
  • Mara Hoffman (S/E/W) – fun but wearable prints and colors.
  • Naja (S/E/POC/W) – collection ranges from fun prints to sexy lingerie.
  • Vitamin A (S/E/W) – California-inspired, sexy, and minimal swimwear.

Shoes:

  • Alice + Whittles (S/E) – sustainably made rainboots! super cute and made in Canada.
  • Allbirds (S/E) | wool loungers review – the comfiest sneakers made from natural materials!
  • Dear Frances (S/E) – high-quality shoes made to last, made by artisans in Italy. On the pricey side, but they’re meant to last a lifetime! For every pair of shoes purchased, a pair is sent to a person in need through Soles4Souls.
  • Dr. Martens (S/E) – wardrobe classics; leather and faux leather boots and shoes with a grungey-cool vibe.
  • Everlane (E) – wide selection ranging from heels to boots to sandals.
  • M.gemi (E) | discount: get $50 off your first purchase – direct to consumer handmade Italian shoes.
  • Nisolo (E) | Isla slide review | discount: get $25 off $100 – ethically made leather shoes and goods; love the level of transparency on the website.

Jewelry:

  • 31 Bits (E/H/W) – pretty jewelry, home goods, and straw bags made by artisans in Bali.
  • Automic Gold (S/E/H/W) review – fine jewelry made from 14k solid, reclaimed gold; inclusive & LGBTQ-owned!
  • Baleen (S/E/H/W) – zero-waste statement jewelry; based in Seattle.
  • Jewel Posse (S/E/H/POC/W) | review – statement jewelry made from concrete and marble; Black-owned!
  • Machete (S/E/H/W) – beautiful eco-friendly tortoise acetate jewelry.
  • Rock Salt Vintage (S/E/H/W) – gorgeous minimal designs from recycled metals.
  • Soko (S/E/POC/W) | buy discounted at Nordstrom Rack – artisan-made jewelry.
  • Wasted Effort (S/E/H/W) – creative, colorful, and handmade pieces.

 

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Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links, which means that I may make a small commission if you click through and make a purchase. I’ve only included retailers and brands that I have shopped from, or would shop from, myself, and meet my standards for ethical and sustainable practices (learn more about what “ethical” and “sustainable” mean here).

Know a cool sustainable and ethical brand that’s not on here? Let me know!

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