43 Sustainable Looks to Start off Your Summer Right

Summer is almost here! I’ve rounded up all the looks that I’ve done over the past year that are perfect for this weather and still super sustainable and stylish. If you’re looking for old looks that you can’t find now that polyvore is gone, some of them are probably here.

 

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I’m in LOVE with this pattern from Bamboo Body. Wear it to the office to brighten up your day, I also think this would be a great wedding guest look. The silhouette is just so flattering and classy. Are you as in love with it as I am.
Dogma loafer– Made with eco-leather, which is a combination of leather waste and PU.
Angela Roi purse– Handcrafted with animal-friendly vegan leather.
Pamela Love earrings– Manufactured locally in NY with recycled gold.
Shwood sunglasses– Made with cellulose acetate, a natural and renewable material derived from cotton and wood pulp.
Kjaer Weis mascara and lipstick– With certified organic ingredients. The best thing about Kjaer Weis is that the packaging is refillable.
French Girl moisturizer– Made in small batches for maximum freshness, each product is certified 80-100% organic, 100% vegan, cruelty-free, and entirely plant-based.
Bamboo Body Dress– Made of sustainable bamboo viscose in an ethical factory. Check out all my Bamboo Body favorites here.

 

 

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Kowtow Pants– Made ethically with organic cotton.

Nettie Kent Bracelet-Hand-cast with reclaimed brass.

Coclico Heels– Handmade in Spain with sustainable and ethical production.

Illevesta sunglasses– Made with bio-based acetate.

Feit Direct bag– Handmade by Florentine artisans with vegetable tanned leather.

Reformation tee– Made with a sustainable process that saved 10 pounds of carbon, 400 pounds of water, and half a pound of waste.

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The best way to start a new day is with an amazing outfit. It takes away some of the resentment you feel towards your alarm clock and inbox. This work look will take you almost anywhere. It’s a classic pattern and a classic silhouette. The heels have a nice large square so your feet won’t hurt that much.

Beaumont Organic dress– Made ethically in Portugal with linen.
Coclico Heel– Made sustainably in Portugal.
Bakari handbag– Handcrafted by artisans in Spain. A percentage of each sale goes to Coni Association, an NGO dedicated to the cooperation and development in Guatemala.
 N’Damus drop earrings– Made with leather pieces that are hand cut in a small factory in London from stingray leather and carefully bonded to the surgical stainless steel base. Skins used are obtained from ethical, sustainable sources and are of non-endangered species.
Dick Moby Sunglasses– The sustainable frame is made from recycled (black) or bio-based (colors) acetate.
Herbivore sun care– Made from all-natural, vegan-friendly formula of aloe, cooling mint, lavender and witch hazel.

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This is a great springtime professional look. The black background of the pants and top helps embrace a floral theme without going overboard. I love the contrasting flowers.

ASOS Eco Edit tee– Made with 100% cotton from ASOS’s Kenya cotton cooperative.
Zero + Maria Cornejo ankle length pants– Ethically made with a women-led design team.
Bhava Studio shoes– Manufactured in Alicante, Spain. With soft eco-suede lining (all imported from Italy), and European hardware. The Italian vegan leathers do not contain aromatic amines, PCP, formaldehyde, PVC, phthalates, azo-dyes, or chrome.
Kayu clutch– Made from locally-sourced and eco-friendly materials including natural straw, sustainably sourced shell and recycled wood.
Dick Moby sunglasses– Made from recycled plastic.
Dutch Basics earrings– Handmade in an ethical atelier in Portugal.

 

 

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Everlane Sandals– Made ethically in Brescia, Italy.

Lauren Winter Jumpsuit– Made sustainably from hemp and they follow WRAP principals.

Palo Santo Essential Oil– Distilled in small quantities from ecologically and sustainably harvested wood gathered in the Machalilla Park on Ecuador’s Pacific Coast.

Cuyana Backpack-Made ethically in Italy with a slow fashion ethos.

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The way to feel better is to put on a dress you can feel amazing about. Not just in the way it looks, but in the way, it’s made. This dress is, I kid you not, zero-waste. The look is all about a fun night out. I played on the metallic color of the dress to match it with the shoes and that awesome clutch.

Beyond Skin flat– Handmade in Spain with faux leather, recycled lining, and vegetable polymer coating.
Sarah’s Bag clutch– Made with fair trade practices and safe conditions. The techniques are ancient and the employees are former female prisoners.
Ariana Boussard-Reifel earrings– Made in NYC with recycled or sustainable sterling silver.
100% Pure lipstick and 100% Pure Palette– Made of fruits like raspberry, plum, and cherry, vegetable pigments and rice starch.
Good Krama dress– Handmade in Cambodia with handwoven silk AND…. with a sustainable zero waste production process.

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A super feminine look with an awesome wonder woman. Frieda Kahlo is chilling on the skirt to keep you company at any event you go to. I recommend dancing in this look because the skirt is made for twirling.

Tome shirt– Made ethically in NYC.
Marianna Deri skirt– All production facilities are selected according to highest quality standards and fair working conditions. That applies also to the materials: all fabrics and accessories are largely made in Europe, all fabrics are Oeko-Tex certified.
KYMA sandals– Handmade in Greece using a range of fine vegetable tanned vachetta leather.
Dream’s Code purse– The bag is vegetable tanned leather, and it’s made using the ancient sewing techniques of the Bai.
WAITING FOR THE SUN glasses– The frames are crafted with sustainable wood.
Kjaer Weis eyeshadow and mascara– Made with natural ingredients and refillable.

 

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Noah NYC Shoes – Made ethically in Portugal.

Edun Tote – Made ethically in Kenya in partnership with artisan cooperatives.

OCC Foundation, Lipstick, and Brush– All their products are totally vegan and cruelty-free.

Asos Design Shorteralls– Made with cotton grown in Kenya.

Shwood sunglasses– Has cellulose acetate that is a natural and renewable material derived from cotton and wood pulp.

 

 

 

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This one features a favorite of mine: Reformation.  The set has a neutral palette so it is totally fine to swap out any of the pieces and add a pop of color!  I love this jumpsuit set because it kind of looks like you are wearing pants or a dress, but it’s actually a one piece and you can mix and match as you want.

STELLA McCARTNEY sandals– Made ethically in Italy with wicker.

Zip tote-The tote is vegan and made from man-made PU.

Melissa Joy Manning earrings– Fairly made of recycled gold.

Sonia Kashuk lip treatment– Made with acai oil, cultivated through a sustainable development program in Brazil.

Body cleanser– Each bar is crafted in batches using high-quality ingredients such as Rainforest Alliance Certified organic palm oil, coconut oil, olive oil, a blend of essential oils.

Reformation Jumpsuit– Reformation is working towards becoming completely net zero and they track all of their emissions and waste. Check out all they do here.

 

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This look incorporates everything I love about sustainable luxury, gorgeous fabrics, stunning craftsmanship, and a nice ethos. This look could belong on a red carpet or at a fancy garden party. Some things you might have seen before- the Thesis Gems cuff. It’s definitely been on my mind. I’m in love with it. The colors help brighten any monochromatic look and it ends up matching so many different color families because of the blue, silver, and the purple.

Fanm Mon maxi dress– Made by artisans in Ukraine using old world techniques and patterns.
Rafa Heels– Handmade in the Los Angeles with vegan leather.
Anissa Kermiche earrings– Made with fair trade gold.
Westward Leaning Sunglasses– Made with reclaimed walnut inlay and 25% of the proceeds from Spring 2017 collection to the United Nations Foundation.
Thesis Gems Cuff– The gold is reclaimed and the pearls are sustainably sourced.

 

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This dress look has all the essential qualities for a summer look: a beautiful color, an awesome pattern, flats that won’t break down, sunglasses to protect those eyes from spring weather, and a skincare routine for the changing seasons. Also, the dress makes me think of Mad Men, not in the thank god it’s not the 60’s anymore cause white men were pretty awful, but in the oh I love that dress type of way. The oh! I didn’t know they still made clothes like that anymore way.

Mayamiko dress– The fabric is locally sourced and made in Malawi by the talented Mayamiko artisans their fair trade workshop.
Matt & Nat sunglasses– The production is vegan and these wood frames coated in vegan resin.
Fortress of Inca– Handmade in Peru with vegetable tanned leather.
Eba Totes Tote– Crafted in the U.S. with earth-friendly polyurethane and lined with a waterproof recycled nylon.

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So many sustainable florals, so little time. This is a modern hippie look with vintage ethical hippie vibes. I love combining a ton of different patterns. I feel it gives off the ultimate cool-girl vibe. So here we have flower patterns on your pants, shoes, watercolor painting on your shirt and little adorable ladybugs on your tote. Rock the day!

Diega pant – Made in Morocco with an energy efficient dyeing process.
Alepel shoes– Made in Brazil and hand-painted by skilled artists in Miami, FL. A percentage of the proceeds will go to FUNDANA – a Venezuelan organization benefitting orphanages.
Vivienne Westwood tote – Made in Kenya by Artisan Fashion of the Ethical Fashion Institute with cotton canvas.
Give Guatemala Tee– The tee is produced in Guatemala from organic cotton and the digital print is from a collaboration with Guatemalan artist Jose Miguel Muñoz.

 

 

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Stella Jean Top– Produced in Italy with fabric made by artisans whom Stella has worked with for a long time in
Edun long pants – Made sustainably in collaboration with African artisan communities.
El Naturalista shoes– made with vegan leather.
Artisans + Adventurers earrings– Artisans work with natural, locally-sourced materials such as bone, wood, and horn in ethical collectives in Kenya.
Earth Wood sunglasses– Made in the U.S. from sustainable wood.
 PrAna felt hat– Made sustainably and ethically with recycled wool.
Lush Lips– Made of natural fresh ingredients.

 

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Obviously, dresses are my favorite and summer is the perfect time to break out all your amazing sustainable dresses. This one is paired with some buckle flats and complementing jewelry.

Mata Traders party dress– Made in partnership with fair trade artisans in India.
N.Y.L.A shoes– Made with vegan leather by one of the first footwear companies owned by Asian Americans.
Artisans & Adventurers earrings– Made by fair trade artisans in Nairobi, Kenya using brass and sustainably sourced horn.
Aletheia & Phos Necklace– Handcrafted using only quality, ethical and sustainably sourced materials and certified by the Responsible Jewellery Council.

 

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A lovely brunch outfit to match all the blooming flowers and be excited about the sun. Caveat: I love these heels, but I couldn’t walk in them to save my life. I really wish I could. But aren’t they just the cutest sustainable stilts you’ve ever seen?

Faithfull floral dress– It’s hand-dyed and hand-printed by artisans in Bali.
Pure Collection cardigan– They work closely with goat herders in Mongolia to achieve 100% sustainable cashmere production across their ranges. The brand maintains a proud sense of heritage and tradition, whilst embracing the new, using modern dyeing and manufacturing processes to create exciting colors, effects, and weights with their yarn.
Earth Wood sunglasses– It has eco-friendly sustainable wood arms.
Ilia lipstick– It has 85% certified organic bio-active botanicals and manufactured ethically and sustainably.
Brother Vellies heels– Crafted with donated and recycled denim.
Kite Pride Tote– Made of recycled kite material. So it’s water resistant, double-layered, highly durable and easy to clean.

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It’s a maxi! Maybe it will help you relaxi. I’ve been trying to think of a maxi dress pun for a couple hours now. This sustainable maxi dress is from Kowtow Clothing and it’s the only new item in this set! Everything else has been featured before. I know spring sometimes means out with the old and in with the new. But I’ve never been about that. I’m more about reuse

Kowtow Clothing dress– The dress is ethically sourced organic cotton.
Dick Moby Sunglasses– The acetate is bio-based and made without oil or toxins.
KINTU NEW YORK – Crossbody– Made with french vegetable tanned leather and made by artisans in Italy.
Thesis Gems Earrings– The materials are sustainably sourced untreated Japanese pearls and recycled gold.
Give Guatemala sneakers– Handmade with 100% Natural cotton yarn, and azoic-free dyes. It’s inspired by the embroidered cotton local güipil [/wi-pil/] of 4 different towns in Guatemala, each female weaver subtly zig-zags her own unique pattern.

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Organic by John Patrick Dress– It’s 100% cupro, a biodegradable and oeko-tex certified cotton.
FC Vegan leather handbag– Made of PU and man-made materials.
Emi Ethical jewelry necklace– In ethical factories that are carefully vetted, no child labor, daily wage, and a paid working wage, continuous long-term contracts, good working conditions and no more than 45 hours a week ever.
Clean Faced Cosmetics Brow Gel– Made of cocoa powder, aloe vera, vitamin E, lavender essential oil.
ZOEVA lipstick-It’s vegan, paraben-free, free of phthalate and made in Italy.
BWC eyeliner– Made from minerals and waxes.
R+Co shampoo and conditioner– It’s vegan and cruelty-free shampoo that’s made with rosemary, nettle, and witch hazel.

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Skunkfunk Dress (was Skunkfunk, now Reformation) made with sustainable production that saves, waste, water, and carbon.

Nine to Five Shoes– Ethically and sustainably handcrafted in Portugal with chrome-free tanned Italian calfskin and vegetable tanned sheep leather.

Khokho Bag– Handwoven in Swaziland with naturally dyed grass reed, and features a detachable leather shoulder strap and coordinating top panel that is secured with gold-tone metal hardware.

Isla Apothecary– Made in small batches with only natural, ethically-sourced, and where possible organic ingredients.

Melissa Joy Manning Earrings– Made with reclaimed and recycled metals.

 

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Coclico leather sandals– Made in Spain at a family run factory with sustainable production.
Shwood round sunglasses– Made with sustainably sourced wood and plant-based acetate.
Nine to Five – Boho Clutch– Made sustainably in Portugal with vegetable tanned leather,

 

 

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Eileen Fisher shoulder bag– Crafted by artisans in Madagascar.

STELLA McCARTNEY sunglasses– Made from sustainable bio-acetate.

Blue scarf– Hand-made using sustainable bamboo and rayon fabric.

Lily Lolo foundation– Made with certified vegan ingredients.

Alima Pure Lip Tint – With natural ingredients that includes peppermint oil.

ALBA sun care– Made from Green Tea and Grape Seed.

Zoya Nail polish– It’s a toxin-free nail polish and treatment formulas contains no formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, toluene, dibutyl phthalate or camphor/p.

Arkins Jumpsuit– It’s a rib knit fabric made from 95% GOTS Certified Organic Cotton fabric. Farmed, knitted and dyed all by Certified Fair Trade workers using PETA approved practices.

By Far Shoes– Made from deadstock leather rescued from luxury Italian factories.

 

 

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People Tree t-shirt-Made by Assisi Garments, a social enterprise in India with fair trade organic cotton.
Edun high waisted wide leg pants-EDUN builds long-term, sustainable growth opportunities by supporting manufacturers, community-based initiatives and partnering with African artists and artisans.
Superga laced up shoes– Made with fair practices and with natural rubber.
Earth sunglasses– Handcrafted, using eco-friendly sustainable materials.
Earth watch– Made using eco-friendly sustainable wood.
Artisans and Adventurers earrings – Artisans and Adventurers produce all of its jewelry in collaboration with small-scale artisans and craft groups in Kenya. These artisans work with natural Locally-sourced materials such as bone wood and horn.

Lush cleansing mask– It’s vegan with rose oil,

 

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STELLA McCARTNEY vegan shoes-With a vegetable coating material to make it look like leather.
Kjaer Weis lengthening mascara– From Raw ingredients and natural preservatives extracted from minerals, plants, and wildflowers that were specifically chosen for their color, scent, and affinity with the skin.
Nine to Five – Boho Clutch Black Rose-The material was ethically and sustainably handcrafted in Portugal from chrome-free tanned Italian calfskin.
Elate Lipstick and Elate liner– From vegan ingredients like olivate and organic seed oil.
Bav Tailor Dress–  They are members of the Ethical Fashion Forum and all materials used are certified natural or recycled.

 

 

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ARMEDANGELS Top– Made with Tencel
Alina Schuerfeld Shoes– Made with salmon leather and rhubarb.
Sante Foundation– With vegan coco butter and pomegranate.
MARIA SEIFERT SHOWROOM– With organic cotton from Germany.
Lavera Volume Mascara and Lavera Concealer – Made with licorice root extract and mineral based pigments.

 

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For areas that are still chilly, like Boston or Minnesota if you live in the U.S. this look is perfect. This look is perfect for the weather there- layered, and easy.

Cuyana cardi– Designed in SF and made in Italy with 100% cashmere. Check out Cuyana’s give back program The Lean Closet to help return items you don’t need anymore.

RE/DONE high-waisted jeans– Made by taking vintage denim apart at the seams, and repurposing it as the fabric of new jeans.

Eileen Fisher pumps– Eileen Fisher has been a visionary in the sustainable fashion arena for years. Check out their Vision 2020 here.

Nubuck purse– Handcrafted in Kenya.

Lily Lolo blush– This has jojoba seed oil, argan oil, and pomegranate.

Lily Lolo eyeshadow– This has wax, jojoba oil, and zinc.

Podolls top– Made in the U.S. with cotton.

Organic Pharmacy nail polish– It has a non-toxic formula.

 

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Boodi gold earrings– Made from ethically sourced materials. The metals are recycled and each gemstone is traceable and fairly traded.

Herbivore lip makeup– Made with organic virgin coconut oil and hydrating Moroccan rose absolute.

Physicians formula mascara– It’s free of synthetic fibers and preservatives and is made from natural ingredients.

EARTH TU FACE beauty Made from purely plant-based ingredients, free of toxins or synthetic compounds.

Lush Hair Care-Using an organic vegan stout that they source from a local brewery.

KORA Organics Heart Chakra Essence– Never tested on animals and vegan.

StudyNY Jumpsuit– From 100% raw silk that they imported from China with Dharma Trading Co. 

Rust&Fray– Made from up-cycled materials sourced from factory-excess fabrics, leather, vegan leather, and metal.

 

 

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Komodo trousers– Made with sustainable tencel.
Edun handbag– Made with ethically sourced materials and Edun gives back to the African communities it supports.
Rothy’s shoes– Made in San Francisco with recycled plastic.
Philomena Zanetti Top– Made sustainably with tencel.
Ellis Brooklyn eau de parfum– Made in small batches in NYC.

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Reformation dress– The dress saves 13lbs of carbon dioxide, 55 gallons of water, and 1lb of waste.

Shop Good Cloth tote– Hand woven, hand blocked and hand stitched.

East Fourth Street earrings– Made from recycled bronze.

Oh My Woodness! sunglasses– The frames are bamboo.

All Kat Von D products are vegan, cruelty-free and a lot of them are refillable, so you aren’t wasting more plastic buy buying more. Featured in this set are the face powderconcealer, and mascara.
Brother Vellies mules– Handmade in Morocco using traditional Moroccan shoe-making techniques
Kahina body moisturizer– Blended with watermelon seed oil, olive oil, sunflower seed oil and jojoba oil
J.M. Generals Soap– With thoughtfully sourced and produced entirely in the USA. It’s packaged in a recyclable, glass bottle.

 

 

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Mata Traders Trailing Triangle Earrings– With wood and gold plated brass. Mata Traders works with fair trade collectives in Nepal and India.

Michael Stars tank– Made in L.A. with tencel.

Soul Flower skirt– It’s Fair Trade certified and made with 95% organic cotton, 5% spandex.

River Bend Bracelet– Made of gold plated brass.

Proof sunglasses– With a sustainable wooden frame.

Antonym Eyeshadow and Antonym Mascara– Made without parabens, sulfates, and phthalates.

FRĒDA SALVADOR Mules– Handmade in Spain, at this factory.

 

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Raab Blazer– Made with sustainable and transparent practices.

RE/DONE jeans– Made with vintage Levi’s.
Freda Salvador shoes– Handmade by artisans in Spain with Italian and Spanish leather.
STELLA McCARTNEY purse– With faux vegan leather in Italy.
ELSA earrings– Handcrafted in London and Sweden.
John Hardy bangle – 100% reclaimed gold. Every purchase from this bamboo collection helps support the growth of bamboo in Bali.
Ellis Brooklyn perfume– It’s a paraben-free, phthalate-free, and cruelty-free formula.
Kora Organics– They are certified organic and certified natural products to detoxify, nourish and revitalize your skin.
Natasha Tonic Bodysuit– Made with a unique hemp blend in Los Angeles with low impact dyes.

 

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Proof Eyewear– The frames made of biodegradable acetate and sustainably sourced wood. But the lenses still have harmful chemicals.

Fair Cafe Liqueur– FAIR’s expression is produced from only the finest, hand-selected Fairtrade coffee beans, grown in the mountains of Huatusco, Mexico.

Cult of Coquette– Handmade with rubber and vegan suede.

Hack with Design Dress– Produced in Minnesota by in-house seamstresses. To reduce waste everything is made after it’s ordered.

Elate Clean Cosmetics Blush– Made with natural mineral pigments, fruit and vegetable extracts, and pressed with organic jojoba oil.

Angela Roi Tote– Made in a factory in Seoul, South Korea, with Exquisite Polyurethane Leather (vegan leather)

 

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Edun Cami– Made ethically in China, India, and the U.S. and supporting local development projects in Africa.

Sydney Brown Shoes– Made with eco-friendly vegan materials.

Ruby Rocks jacket-Made in a fair factory in Bali.

Earth Wood sunglasses– Made with sustainably sourced wood and plant-based acetate.

Mar y Sol clutch– Made by fair trade artisans in Madagascar.

Komodo Trousers-Made mindfully with tencel.

Mata Traders Earrings– Handmade by fair trade artisans in Nepal and India.

Nine to Five Belt– Made with sustainable production practices in Portugal, and with materials sourced in the E.U.

 

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Maggie Marilyn top– Made with ethically sourced merino wool.
ASOS jeans– Made with cotton sourced from Cotton Made in Africa (CmiA) is an initiative of the Aid by Trade Foundation (AbTF) that helps African smallholder cotton farmers to improve their living conditions.
Kayu clutch– Handmade in Bali with locally sourced materials and ethical production.
People Tree bangle– Handcrafted from silver plated copper in Bombolulu – a fair trade social business in Kenya that creates beautiful handmade jewelry.
Herbivore face mist-It’s phthalate-free; paraben-free; sulfate-free; artificial ingredient-free; filler-free; alcohol-free; artificial color-free; Cruelty-free and produced in the U.S.
Marais USA heels– Made ethically in Los Angeles with lambskin leather.

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Stella McCartney Heels– Made with alter-Nappa in Italy.

RMS Beauty Lipstick and Liner– Made with raw organic ingredients like jojoba oil.

Kayu Clutch– Handcrafted by expert artisans in Bali with locally sourced sustainable materials.

Arabhi Dress– Made fairly with GOTS certified organic cotton.

Kimsu Earrings– Made with recycled silver in gold vermeil.

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The old U.S. rule for wearing white was it was appropriate from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Again an arcane style rule, but one that still is talked about none the less. This look is great for any party (if you are thinking that far in advance).

STELLA McCARTNEY mid calf dress– With Stella’s commitment to ethical and sustainable sourcing.

Beyond Skin flats– Made with recycled PU.

FC bangle– Hand-made from sustainable brass.

Gucci earrings– Gucci Guarantees it’s sustainable supply chain. Gucci gold, platinum, and diamonds are Certified By The Responsible Jewellery Council.

Nick Fouquet white fedora– With sustainably harvested beaver felt fur. I had lots of questions about this. Read about the process here.

STELLA McCARTNEY sunglasses– In Italy from brown acetate.

Axiology lipstick– Made with all-natural ingredients like organic avocado oil.

 

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The perfect dress to beat the heat in every day! Natural fibers are always the most breathable. So when shopping for a heatwave look for organic cotton and linen.
Tome white ruffle dress– Made using organic cotton.
Vicenza Sandals  *Brazilian designer Ariovaldo Furlanetto teamed up with his daughter Rafaela to present Vicenza, a collection of footwear that blends exceptional artisanal craftsmanship with a contemporary approach to design.
Cuyana Bucket bag *Made with a slow fashion ethos and produced ethically in Italy.
Earth sunglasses– Handcrafted from eco-friendly wood.
PrAna headband– Made with organic cotton and hemp.
Rosemira jojoba oil skin care– It has 100% natural or wild-crafted ingredients.
Nettie Kent Jewelry– Handmade in Brooklyn with recycled metals.
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*Bluma Project Necklace (originally Fair Trade Winds) Made from recycled bone and goldtone-plated brass.
NOVICA coin purse -Made by Simone Buys with Hmong tribal motifs.
DICK moby-With biodegradable plastic in Italy.
Pachacuti hat– Produced through fair trade initiatives in Ecuador and with 100% Carludovica palmata.
Made with all natural ingredients.
Aesop anti-blemish mask
Aesop uses a mixture of organic, non-organic, and synthetic ingredients. It’s always interesting to read how a company thinks about sustainability and organics. (continued below)
Aesop cleansing oil
There FAQ section is worth a read. They definitely aren’t a “sustainable” company but I thought there FAQ page was so transparent so I included them anyway.
Designed, sourced and manufactured in LA using salvaged vintage fabrics.
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I like the idea of flipping the dress so that the v neck is in the back and the pendant is in the back like on the pendant model. It would be so chic with a chignon or any other updo.
Thesis Gems Pendant– Made with ethically sourced gems and reclaimed gold.
Christy Dawn dress– Designed and produced in Downtown Los Angeles. All garment workers are paid a fair living wage.
Cri de Coeur sandals Made with recycled eco ultra suede.
Abaca handbag– Each bag is traditionally handwoven using abaca, the strongest of all natural fibers. It is highly durable, flexible and resistant to saltwater damage. Your purchase contributes to a sustainable livelihood for weavers in Southern Luzon, Philippines. A portion of proceeds will go to Right Start Foundation, a non-profit, non-government organization for underprivileged Filipino children.
Kimsu Earrings – With recycled silver.
Covry sunglasses– Made with plant-based cellulose.
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I’ve seen so many vacation pics this week I’m getting serious FOMO. This is the look I’d wear to walk along a boardwalk with the sun on my back soaking in some nice 80-degree weather. Doesn’t everyone want some comfortable beautiful pants and a cute top for a day in the sun?
SHE MADE ME crochet top– Skilfully hand crocheted in limited quantities by local artisans in Bali, who work from their homes in villages throughout the island.
Klements silk pants– Produced with 100% silk with a slow fashion ethos.
Sensi Studio straw tote– Manufactured in Ecuador with an artisanal concept. They work in a closed environment of social responsibility with the artisans and their craft, and our combined efforts create a fine creative end product.
Mar y Sol hat– Hand-crocheted in Madagascar through fair trade artisan partnerships
Oh My Woodness! sunglasses– handcrafted wooden framed sunglasses.
Global Girls Sandal– This description is so sweet and made we tear up a little “Made completely by hand by our favorite octogenarian in New York’s East Village. We’re so crazy about them that we sell them year-round. Sadly, Barbara is no longer with us, but she set the bar pretty dang high as far as leatherworking goes, and she passed it on — her longtime apprentice is keeping the line going. Anything that comes out of that workshop will last forever (really) and only get cooler with age. In fact, Sid says that around year 7, these really hit their stride.”
Lure Lux Sunscreen– SAFE for your entire family, for reefs and the aquatic environment, LureLux sunscreen is biodegradable, containing zinc oxide as its sole active ingredient.
S’well Water Bottle – With BPA-free stainless steel.
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Everyone needs a little black dress. It’s a staple of every wardrobe because of how versatile it is. This one is totally sustainable. I kept this look really basic. Black dress, black heels, and nude accessories. Sometimes it’s good to keep things simple. Also, all these pieces can be worn thousands of times.

People Tree Dress-People Tree partners with artisans and farmers in the developing world. The brand produces fashion in the most ethical way possible.
Coclico sandals– The leather is sourced locally in Europe, near the small, family-run sustainable factory in Mallorca, Spain.

 

Mata Traders Earrings– Designed in Chicago and handcrafted by fair trade women’s cooperatives and artisan groups. Their philosophy is livable wages, good working conditions, and no assembly line factory production.
Herbivore lip treatmentand face mist
The brand uses the highest-quality natural ingredients—including food-grade, plant-based, and toxin-free materials. Never tested on animals, Herbivore Botanicals’ formulas come in recyclable and reusable packaging for true sustainability.
KINTU NEW YORK – Crossbody– Consciously crafted from strong and hard-wearing 100% natural vegetable tanned leather sourced from the best European tanneries.

 

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This look features Nisolo! It’s a Nashville based ethical shoe company! That definitely means it should be included in an out on the town look. Because really ethical production is living.
Lowie embroidered top– This top is actually made by P.K. Berry not Lowie (a brand that sources it’s materials ethically and uses sustainable materials when possible), but it is on the Lowie website. It says it is manufactured in Delhi. But, I don’t know if the fabric is sustainable or the company is ethical.
PrAna jeans– Made of durable organic cotton and Sorona polyester®.
From St Xavier handbag Made in the Himalayas by local workers for a fair wage.
Artisans & Adventurers ring– From locally sourced materials in Kenya.
N’Damus drop earrings– The central leather pieces are meticulously hand cut from stingray leather. Skins used are obtained from ethical, sustainable sources and are of non-endangered species.
Nisolo Mules– Handmade in an ethical factory in Peru.
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I love the contrast of the delicate satin in the Preston and James dress with all the recycled and faux leather. It means you can be two different people in one look.
Deadwood jacket– Made of totally recycled leather.
Bhava Studio booties– Manufactured in Alicante, Spain where shoes are still being handmade by generations of artisans. With eco-suede lining (all imported from Italy), and the European hardware.The Italian vegan leathers do not contain aromatic amines, PCP, formaldehyde, PVC, phthalates, azo-dyes, or chrome.
NOVICA hook earrings– Made in Thailand by artisan Anusara.
Matt & Nat Cross-body Bag– With PU vegan leather and a recycled water bottle lining.
Preston and James Dress– Designed and produced in L.A.
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This look is so chic but so easy. I love the looseness of the dress and the blazer together.
Lisu Moshi Dress– Made with ethically sourced materials.
Bav Tailor jacket– Bav Tailor is a member of the Ethical Fashion Forum and dedicated to eco-sustainability. This jacket was made from 100% hemp.
Coclico pumps– Produced in a family factory in Mallorca, Spain with Native Energy Carbon tracking.
STELLA McCARTNEY purse– crafted in Italy with polyester.
Bar Jewellery hook earrings– Made in the U.K. with recycled silver.
Neola sterling silver cocktail ring– Handcrafted with fair trade principles and ethical stones.
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Amour Vert is a well established sustainable clothing company based in San Francisco. Amour Vert uses engineered textiles and blended fabrics like tencel, modal merino wool, organic cotton, and recycled polyester. They only use low-impact dyes and have adopted a zero-waste philosophy. The price range is in the middle between cost saving, and luxury. Most of their items are too expensive for me. I’m excited to walk around the store and look at the clothes. What are your sustainable shopping recommendations in SF?

Halter dress– made from model engineered from fast growing and renewable Eucalyptus and Beech trees.

Soko earrings– Made with ppcycled brass

blazer– Made of modal.

Sandals– Made with sustainably hand-dyed ostrich feathers and artisan-made in Italy.

Kayu Tote – Carefully handcrafted by women cooperatives in the Philippines, Indonesia and Malaysia

Wide brim hat

With our 100% toquilla (a plant native in South America)

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