Ethical Embroidery: 5 Looks Perfect for Summer

Embroidery is one of those ancient skills that we don’t really think about. But without handing a skill down to the next generation it disappears. This series features many different brands all handmaking their pieces using traditional skillsets. Let me know your favorite in the comments below.

My Beachy Side Bag– Handcrocheted by Syrian refugees.

Vita Kin Shorts– Made by artisans in Vita Kin’s Kyiv-based studio.

Beek Sandals– Handcrafted by artisans in Mexico.

La Marqueza Hats– Handmade in Ecuador using centuries-old techniques and natural fibers.

Kinga Csilla Top– Handcrafted by Indian artisans using block printing.

For Art’s Sake Sunglasses– Handmade using plant-based acetate.

Vita Kin Dress– Handmade in Ukraine using ancient craft techniques.

Aranaz Bag– Handcrafted in Manila using traditional Fillipino techniques.

Proof Sunglasses– Made with cotton-based acetate and sustainably sourced wood.

Lena Bernard Earrings– Handcrafted in Bali using sustainable and natural materials.

Evolve Organic Beauty Skincare– Handmade in the U.K. using superfood based organic ingredients.

Margo Cardona Shoes– Slowly produced in Spain by a team of artisans and cobblers.

Fortress of Inca Sandals– Ethically handmade in Peru.

Kosas Makeup– Made with natural and organic ingredients.

Cleobella Bag– Made by artisans using recycled materials.

Nanushka Shorts– Made ethically in the E.U.

Bl-nk Top– Produced in Gurgoan, India by ethically employed local artisans using indigenous techniques.

Le Labo Perfume– Made with ingredients from Grasse. You can refill your bottle as well.

Matt & Nat Sunglasses– Made with metal, plastics, and recycled materials and no animal products.

Alba Botanica Moisturizer– Toxin-free and vegetarian skincare.

Muzungu Sisters Dress– Handcrafted by Muzungu Sister’s global community of artisans.

Poolside Bag– Sustainably handmade by female artisans.

Sunski Sunglasses– Made with recycled plastic.

Tracy Watts Hat– Handmade in NYC using traditional wood blocking.

Beek Sandals– Handcrafted ethically in Mexico.

By Far Sandals– Made sustainably in Bulgaria from repurposed leather scraps and linen.

Nikasha Top– Handcrafted in Her native India using traditional fabrication and embroidery.

Laura Lombardi Earrings– Made with recycled brass.

Amur Shorts– Made in NYC from organic cotton.

Rise Art & Design Sunglasses– Made from recycled polycarbonate.

Lutz Morris Bag– Made responsibly from locally sourced materials.

Mark Davis Red, Green, and Navy Bangles- Made from upcycled vintage bakelite.