Sustainable Brands We Love
We subscribe to the "every little bit counts" school of thought. To that end, here are five brands that are doing their part to offset the negative environmental impact of your fast-fashion fetish.
Alice Early is committed to sourcing organic and sustainable materials, producing garments for "long-term enjoyment," and manufacturing them locally to reduce their carbon footprint. Pieces such as the Raminta Shirt Dress shown here will also be shipped to you in recyclable packaging.
This company sources globally and manufactures with socially compliant factories, which have been third-party audited for gender and social equality indicators including percentage of management roles held by women and presence of an internal worker's union. Translation: You can sport this Albertine top with integrity.
This delightful Jökulsárlón earring, as well as all of SVNR's jewelry, is made from found, re-used, up-cycled and natural materials.
We appreciate the transparency of this Spanish brand. While not strictly vegan (though they offer vegan collections, and all of their soles are made with high-quality vegetal materials), they claim to use animal leather consciously. They also employ local craftspeople — most of whom are women —to reduce their carbon footprint. And they use no plastic packaging. And come to think of it, these Galo Provence sling backs would look nice in your collection, wouldn't they?
Roberto Coin’s commitment to social and ethical responsibility began long before it was trendy when a famous client (think royal family) told him that a business person must not just have a great heart, but also a great memory — leading Coin to operate responsibly forever more within the corporate world.
Today, Roberto Coin is on the board of directors of the World Diamond Council that — together with the United Nations — founded the Kimberly process (which guarantees that every diamond used in the company's jewelry comes from a conflict-free zone). So this 18 KT diamond and mother of pearl lariat necklace is one you'll want to pass down through the generations.