5 Sustainable Fashion Brands you’ve [Probably] Never Heard of

When it comes to sustainable fashion, it’s all about quality over quantity. Conscious consumers do more than just buy into brands that label themselves “green”—they also know which brands reduce their carbon footprint and provide pieces that last longer in a wardrobe.

While larger fashion brands are taking steps to become more sustainable, it’s often the niche brands that you probably haven’t heard of that make fair trade and sustainable pieces their top priority.  We did some digging to find some of the most unique and up and coming sustainable brands whose products are sure to stand the test of time:


1. Whimsy + Row

Based In | West Los Angeles

Sustainability | Handcrafted under ethical conditions using only locally sourced deadstock textiles and materials.

Best For | Classic yet on-trend women’s staple pieces and thoughtfully collected accessories.

Price Range | $$ – $$$

Source: Instagram

2. The Peoples Movement

Based In | Solana Beach, California

Sustainability | Eco-conscious materials paired with upcycled plastic bags cleaned from Bali.  

Best For | Comfortable, versatile footwear and accessories for men and women.

Price Range | $$

Source: Instagram

3. Older Brother

Based In | Portland, Oregon

Sustainability | Naturally colored clothing and materials sourced from Japanese farms.

Best For | Universal, unique and staple garments for men and women.

Price Range | $$$

Source: Instagram

4. Velé

Based In | Los Angeles  

Sustainability | Every piece is handcrafted by artisans living in Ubrique, Spain, being paid fair living wages.

Best For | Long-lasting durable travel accessories that go from night to day.

Price Range | $$$

Source: Instagram

5. Warp + Weft

Based In |  Family run mill in Pakistan.

Sustainability | Fabrics made from scratch in an eco-friendly mill that recycles 98% of unused water.  

Best For | Quality men and women’s denim in a wide range of sizes without the middleman price.

Price Range | $$- $$$

Source: Warpweftworld.com


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