I’ve always been of the belief that summer is a happy time, full of fun times and a great way to regenerate that happy mindset. It’s also a great time to start bringing out some inner kookiness and some inner creativity. I think that’s why I’ve fallen in love with bags (purses, clutches, totes) that look like fruit, and have fruit on them. I’ve included watermelon, lemon, cherries, grapefruit, and pineapples! Below are 9 sustainable outfits full of the best ethical artisan fruit creations.
This jacket is an amazing example of upcycling! Every jacket is unique and made from a used coffee bag that has carried coffee all over the world.
All Carla’s sunglasses are made with sustainable zyl acetate that is derived from cotton pulp. Look out for some of her other styles below!
Fabio’s shoes are made in Italy using ethically and environmentally sound manufacturing practices.
Aranaz is a testament to Filipino craftsmanship. Everything is meticulously handcrafted, bringing together traditional Manila materials with modern design.
A Peace Treaty is a brand inspired by the hand-crafting culture around the world. Every season, A Peacy Treaty travels to a particular region and seeks out local village artisans. They then resuscitates ancient handmade textile and metalsmithing techniques that are at risk of extinction.
The earrings are amazonite that is found in Brazil, Canada and Russia. The jewelry is handcrafted and the stones are all ethically sourced.
Handmade in her studio in Brooklyn using green and ethical business practices.
Pitusa predominantly employs women-owned ateliers, in Peru, Bali and India who have ethical and fair trade working conditions. The pineapple was made in Peru!
Made in the U.S. with cellulose acetate and sustainably sourced wood. There are several other pairs throughout this series!
All of Gioia’s dresses are crafted ethically in Florence, Italy.
Handmade in Peru with locally sourced vegetable tanned leather.
Handmade ethically in Bali with locally sourced materials and sustainable practices. (Check out the lemon below!)
Made with responsible manufacturing processes and organic linen.
Made with ethically sourced fabrics in Italy.
Made with sustainably sourced wood frames.
Prabal manufactures his clothing ethically in NYC to show the value of the community and the importance of local production.
The hat and bag are both handcrafted ethically in Ecuador with toquilla straw.
The sandals are made from repurposed stock fabric and crafted in Italy.
Handmade with recycled gold.
Made with sustainably sourced wood.
Made with sustainable vegan materials in China and Ethiopia. Toms donates a portion of every pair sold to children who need shoes.
Made with natural, eco friendly silk and manufactured in the U.K.
Made ethically with Pima cotton sourced in the U.S.
All John Hardy jewelry has been handcrafted ethically in Bali. Each purchase from the bamboo collection helps regrow local Bali fauna.
All of their accessories are ethically made by a team of Indian artisans.
Made with organic hemp.
Designed in Vancouver and made with eco friendly materials like recycled plastic.
Crafted with eco-friendly cork!
Stella’s designs are made with centuries-old, traditional Peruvian techniques that ensure each item is truly one-of-a-kind. Everything is ethically sourced and handmade by artisans in Peru
Handcrafted by artisans all over the world.
Stella has become known for her commitment to animal welfare, ethical fashion and sustainability, expect organic and recycled fabrics. This skirt is made with natural silk.
Designed in Italy from 18kt rose gold that is ethical-certified “fairmined.”
Made by artisans in Anita’s studio in L.A., she only uses ethically sourced stones and the finest metals.
Ethically manufactured in Bangladesh with a fabric combination of organic cotton and modal.
Made with vegetable tanned leather in a sustainable production facility in Portugal.
Made from nylon the bags are designed to reduce waste and are made from one continuous piece of material.
Mata Traders works to empower the women who create their products my partnering with female artisan groups in Nepal, and India.
Made ethically by artisans in India.
Made in L.A. with ethically sourced materials.
Made by artisan craftsmen using the strictest ethical and fair trade standards.
Made ethically in Italy with Stella’s commitment to veganism and sustainability. The fabric is a mix of eco-friendly viscose, acetate, and spandex.
Crafted ethically from straw, Mar y Sol works to empower female artisans with their brand.