FASHION DIRECTORY

After watching The True Cost, a documentary about fast fashion, I completely shifted the way I purchased clothing. I took a look at where my money was going, and who I was actually supporting and wasn't happy at all with the clothes hanging in my closet. I kept thinking about who made my clothes, and was horrified knowing that the people behind my clothes were not treated fairly or even able to receive a fair living wage. I took it upon myself to rebuild my closet, focusing on sustainable, ethical, fair wage brands.


Over the years of transitioning the way I shop, I put together a spreadsheet of sustainable brands, and below you will find this list. If you're not ready to dive into a "No New Clothes" venture, then here is a resource for you. I've already done all the heavy lifting here, so reference my notes and if you come across anything that isn't so sustainable, please let me know! Everything is listed alphabetically, and categories include accessories, clothing, jewelry and shoes.

If you've ever looked into purchasing from sustainable brands, you already the know the price tags are high. Slow fashion is an intentional process and not only means they use the highest quality and earth friendly materials but they also pay their workers. I have noted which brands use payment installments, as it allows accessibility to buy and support sustainable brands. 

Practice mindful shopping and don't make any decisions based off sales. Really tune into what you need, if you need anything at all.

Please consider looking for these same brands secondhand through @Depop @Noishaf.Bazaar or @Poshmark

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Clothing

Created by women

Yarn dyed woven textiles

Colorful prints

Payment Installments: No

*Photo from @aceandjig on Instagram

Shoes

Crafted wool fabric for footwear

Certified B Corp (balances purpose & profit)

Simple, comfortable shoes

Payment Installments: Yes

*Photo from @allbirds on Instagram

Clothing

One tree planted for one tee purchased

Compostable packaging

Elegant basics

Payment Installments: Yes

*Photo from @amourvert on Instagram

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Jewelry

Made-to-order female operated in LA

Mostly recycled packaging

Hammered brass, sterling silver and natural elements

Payment Installments: No

*Photo from @avilla_jewelry on Instagram

Clothing

Timeless, ethical, thoughtful

Natural raw materials

Understated elegance meets everyday comfort 

Payment Installments: No

*Photo from @avy_and_co on Instagram

Clothing

One of a kind

Botanical print and plant dyed silks

Formal and bridal wear

Payment Installments: No

*Photo from @awaveawake on Instagram

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Clothing

Recycled or sustainably farmed fabrics

Compostable, recycled packaging

Low impact, high comfort basics

Payment Installments: Yes

*Photo from @backbeat.co on Instagram

Clothing

Purchases support and empower local workers

Small batch, custom made

Beautiful, elegant linen wear

Payment Installments: Yes

*Photo from @bahhgoose on Instagram

Clothing

Raw materials from Peru

Supports the Sustainable Alpaca Network

Thoughtful knitwear

Payment Installments: No

*Photo from @bareknitwear on Instagram

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Clothing

Eco friendly dyed clothing

Small production run by one woman

Linen basics

Payment Installments: No

*Photo from @beatonlinen on Instagram

Clothing

Women owned, community driven

Pre loved pieces offered for resale

Everyday basics

Payment Installments: No

*Photo from @brassclothing on Instagram

Shoes

Ecological manufacturing process

US leathers & European wood

Handmade clogs

Payment Installments: Yes

*Photo from @bryrclogs on Instagram

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Jewelry

Recycled gold, bronze and sterling silver

Supports local and global causes

Intentional, beautiful jewelry

Payment Installments: No

*Photo from @catorilife on Instagram

Clothing

Farm-to-closet company

Carbon neutral and regenerative shipping

Timeless dresses with a prairie girl touch

Payment Installments: Yes

*Photo from @christydawn on Instagram

Clothing

Natural fibers and quality blends

Quality techniques like french seams

Modern basics

Payment Installments: Yes

*Photo from @dallasdaws on Instagram

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Loungewear

Hypoallergenic and anti-bacterial fabrics

Donates scrap fabric to local crasftspeople

High comfort and quality linens

Payment Installments: Yes

*Photo from @deijistudios on Instagram

Clothing

Run by sisters

High focus on closing the gender gap

Forever favorites with that prairie girl touch

Payment Installments: Yes

*Photo from @shopdoen on Instagram

Clothing

Small batch, each piece sewn by Elizabeth

Natural fibers, produced by renewables

Well-crafted, beautiful, functional wear

Payment Installments: No

*Photo from Elizabeth Suzann Studio

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Clothing

100% Made in Canada

Certified B Corp

Versatile capsule wardrobe essentials

Payment Installments: Yes

*Photo from @encircled_ on Instagram

Clothing

Exceptional quality, ethical factories

Radical transparency

A bit of everything for your everyday wear

Payment Installments: Yes

*Photo from @everlane on Instagram

Jewelry

Husband and wife duo from Colorado

Master penman hand engravings

One-of-a-kind heirloom jewelry

Payment Installments: No

*Photo from @everydayheirloomco on Instagram

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Jewelry

Hand cut to polished by three women

Scarp metal 100% recycled

Simple jewelry and hair accessories

Payment Installments: No

*Photo from @favorjewelry on Instagram

Clothing

Fabric made by recycled plastic bottles 

SAI certified - Social Accountability Int.

Activewear with inclusive sizing

Payment Installments: Yes

*Photo from @girlfriend on Instagram

Clothing

Limited edition designs 

Made in America, run by women

Everyday basics with a touch of patterns

Payment Installments: Yes

*Photo from @hackwithdesign on Instagram

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Clothing

Seeds planted and seams sewed in India

Packaged by hemp and biodegradable bags

Hand woven hemp classics

Payment Installments: Yes

*Photo from @thehemptemple on Instagram

Clothing

Eco-friendly fabrics

Designed and produced in NYC

Easy everyday wear

Payment Installments: Yes

*Photo from @ilanakohn on Instagram

Shoes

Recycled tires made into shoes

Certified B Corp

Your go to for slides and flip flops

Payment Installments: Yes

*Photo from @indosole on Instagram

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Clothing

Quality craftsmanship

Scarp fabrics used for patchwork pieces

Luxurious one-of-a-kid forever pieces

Payment Installments: Yes

*Photo from @jamieandthejones on Instagram

Clothing

Advocators for regenerative uses of hemp

Antibacterial fabric

High quality hemp clothing

Payment Installments: Yes

*Photo from @jungmaven on Instagram

Clothing

Low waste design process

Fair wage production

Romantic silhouettes with a bohemian twist

Payment Installments: Yes

*Photo from @lacausa on Instagram

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Loungewear

Develop their own fabrics

Founded by a woman

Sleepwear for the modern woman

Payment Installments: Yes

*Photo from @lunya on Instagram

Clothing

Natural, recycled and organic fibers harvested cactus

Buttons sourced from the Corozo nut

Ready to wear clothing and swimwear with beautiful textures and patterns to stand out

Payment Installments: No

*Photo from @marahoffman on Instagram

Jewelry

Jewelry made with vintage components

Donate % of sales to various organizations

Classic jewelry for the minimalist

Payment Installments: Yes

*Photo from @maslojewelry on Instagram

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Clothing

Non-toxic, natural and organic materials

Localized supply chain in LA

Cozy, cute everyday wear

Payment Installments: Yes

*Photo from @mate_the_label on Instagram

Bags & Hats

Made in Ecuador with sustainably harvested cactus

Support traditional craft techniques

Sleepwear for the modern woman

Payment Installments: No

*Photo from @madebyminga on Instagram

Clothing

Ethically sourced textiles from West Africa

Run by a woman artist, maker and mama

Vintage and woven wear with a shibori spin

Payment Installments: Yes

*Photo from @mirablackman on Instagram

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Shoes

Intentionally designed in Nashville, TN

Certified B Corp

Timeless shoes that you can try on at home before you buy

Payment Installments: Yes

*Photo from @nisoloshoes on Instagram

Clothing

Quality clothing made in Oakland, CA

Women owned, made-to-order

Simple, versatile pieces

Payment Installments: Yes

*Photo from @only_child on Instagram

Clothing

FLA Accredited (Fair Labor Association)

Organic, recycled or regenerative fibers

California made basics with newsletters you won't want to miss

Payment Installments: Yes

*Photo from @outerknown_womens on Instagram

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Clothing

Natural, recycled and organic fibers harvested cactus

Buttons sourced from the Corozo nut

Ready to wear clothing and swimwear with beautiful textures and patterns to stand out

Payment Installments: No

*Photo from @rudyjudeco on Instagram

Clothing

Plastic free and ethically made in CA

Environmentally and socially conscious

French seams, and long-lasting pieces for your forever wardrobe 

Payment Installments: Yes

*Photo from @sugar_candy_mountain on Instagram

Clothing

Wearable art with a message about gun violence

1% of all sales donated to everytown.org to end gun violence

Tie dye, colorful clothing

Payment Installments: No

*Photo from @totally__blown on Instagram

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Clothing

Unique, one-of-a-kind pieces

Women owned in NYC

Hand dyed, small batch clothing

Payment Installments: No

*Photo from @upstate___ on Instagram

Shoes

Fair trade sourcing

Upcycled and vegan materials

Everyday sneakers with a forever style

Payment Installments: No

*Photo from @veja on Instagram

Clothing

Made to order in Denver, CO

100% vegan fabrics

Luxurious, beautiful pieces for your minimalist lifestyle

Payment Installments: No

*Photo from @shopvesta on Instagram