02 Nov Sustainable Fashion Favorites: November 2018 Edition
New Sustainable Brands to Check Out this November
Start your Christmas lists! These watches are the perfect Christmas gift. They are handmade from 100% reclaimed and recycled wood in the Tense Watch studio in Vancouver.
Sustain Me is the first sustainable collection from blonde gone rogue, a brand based in Amsterdam. This collection is made up of entirely organic and recycled fabrics. Every tag has a code that you can scan to read the whole story.
I’ve followed Lina on Instagram for a while and really loved her latest collection. She is a recent graduate from the Parsons The New School for Design with a BFA in fashion design and her clothing is made with organic, recycled and/or up-cycled materials and designs and produces with zero waste techniques.
Ninety Percent is pioneering a new business model giving 90% of their profits to organizations that work to protect the earth and the people in it. They produce their clothing in ethical factories in Turkey and Bangladesh and everything is made with earth-friendly materials like tencel and organic cotton.
Beautiful bags that are made ethically with an architectural influence. Each one is handcrafted in Portland, Oregon and they source their leather from a tannery in Los Angeles that uses a water-based dye and the linings are made with organic cotton.
Pendleton has been around since 1863. Today they are still produced in the Portland with natural and sustainable merino wool. They started producing with Native American groups and continue to support the community, collaborating with Native artists and supporting scholarships to help Native American College students. They also have a specific collection that supports the National Parks.
One of my favorite sustainable sunglasses brands, Pala. Their mission is both sustainable, and humanitarian. They recently opened a vision center in Muchinga, Zambia and give a pair of glasses to someone in need through Vision Aid Overseas. They also work with Atomsfair to offset their carbon emissions.
Based in Budapest, the Ioana Ciolacu brand is very playful. She started working at Stella McCartney and has taken the same ethical practices we have come to expect from Stella with her. She sources and employs ethically in the E.U. She doesn’t use animal products, recycles her scraps, and makes sure to use environmentally friendly materials like organic cotton.
Clothing I’m Loving for November
This dress is the perfect office look. It’s made of organic cotton and comes from Maven Women, a brand that focuses on working women and their needs. They use natural, sustainable materials.
Animal print that’s ethical. No animals and no people harmed in the making of the jumpsuit. Artisans produce their garments in Ghana, India, and Peru using traditional techniques like hand-dyeing, and weaving.
We all need a good pair of jeans. I’m personally partial to skinny jeans. That’s why you see so many skinny pairs in my outfits. I like this pair for the slight embellishment and slit at the ankle. They are made ethically in Los Angeles and use sustainable washing, and waste saving techniques to produce them.
Made by artisans in Estonia. They are crafted on narrow looms Expertly crafted on a narrow loom, and use vintage soviet blankets for the coats.
Lingerie is very female specific and so it’s nice to know that Sokoloff is a female run company. This velvet bodysuit is made entirely in Canada with an ethical production model.
This sweatshirt is a collaboration between Prinkshop and Accompany. Its message is to help spread awareness about sex trafficking in the U.S. (A huge and often hidden issue) The sweatshirt is made in the U.S. and printed in their NYC nonprofit printshop which hires at-risk teens.
November starts the need for cozy clothing. AKA leggings. I love the little logo behind the knee. These Miakoda Apparel leggings are made ethically with bamboo organic cotton and spandex and produced in fair trade factories.
Just because the days are getting colder doesn’t mean that you should switch to black and navy. This Stella Jean shirt is cold weather friendly with a beautiful pattern. It’s produced with the small African producers that Stella has been working with since 2015. She also includes lots of their design traditions like wax motif textiles.
This dress is so pretty. It’s feminine without being pink and produced ethically in the U.S. Leota believes in socially responsible fashion. One thing I love about this brand is that instead of destroying their collections a la Burberry and H&M they donate all their unsold clothing to women in need. It’s a simple practice that more people should take up.
This skirt is from the Reve En Vert collection and is perfect for their sustainable and ethical online marketplace. It’s semi-festive and well made. The collection is made ethically in East London from upcycled designer fabric.
News to Catch up On
Fall Shopping Guides to Check Out
Have you checked out Matches Fashion? I was really impressed with their sustainable brand options.
Outfits inspo for the season
Colorful outfits to help prove sustainable fashion is not confined to a minimalist palette.
Affordable outfits full of sustainable options for the fall season.