Sizzle this summer just like top models Gigi, Bella and Kendall. Our Summer Style Remake helps you look as stylish as the pros while ensuring a strong ethical foundation.
1. Reclaimed Bomber Jacket by ASOS Green Room,
2. Cordelisse Bra by Patagonia, $49
3. Arcade Sneaker by Veja, $109.40
4. Small Carryall Tote by Cuyana, $185
5. Spandex Pants by Patagonia, $79
1. ASOS Green Room is the ‘Eco Edit’ of popular fast fashion marketplace ASOS. Their Green Room offers a mesh of sustainable threads, and, the reclaimed bomber jacket featured here is upcycled vintage that’s reworked in London local factories.
2 & 5. Patagonia products are made to last. The company has a strong commitment to the people who make their clothes and our planet.
3. Veja is founded on responsible shoe making. They work closely with their fair trade certified factories in South Brazil, and invest in programs such as Atelier Sans Frontières that facilitates jobs for people who face social exclusion.
4. Cuyana is all about fewer, better things, the hallmark of a more sustainable wardrobe. They are closely connected to the factories they work with, ensuring responsibly made luxury items.
1. Carrie Satchel by Matt & Nat
2. Eyelet Dress by Kristinit, $185
3. Trapezoid Horn Ring by Soko, $65
4. Hirari Boot by Oliberté,
5. Crew Socks by PACT, $12.99
1. Matt & Nat makes sumptuous vegan leathers and maintains close relationships with their factories through regular in-person visits. They are committed to improving working conditions for their makers in all of their factories.
2. Kristinit was founded for the eco-conscious woman. The line uses natural fabrics, local manufacturing and fair trade practices.
3. Soko commissions their jewelry from largely underserved communities in developing countries while offering training to expand economic opportunity. They work directly with artisans in Kenya to develop their innovative designs.
4. Oliberté is the world’s first fair trade certified footwear manufacturing factory. They provide detailed information on their Sub-Saharan factory, where workers have fair pay, benefits and opportunities to form workers unions, to name a few.
5. PACT apparel is ‘change you can wear.’ The brand offers sweatshop free, organic cotton basics. They empower their makers through fair wages and help protect their health (and the earth’s health) by using organic cotton.
1. Logan Hoodie by Vitamin A, $125
2. Neutra Bandeau & Neutra Hipster by Vitamin A, $105, $78
3. Crossover Slide Sandal in Caramel by Sseko, $69.99
1 & 2. Vitamin A by Amahlia Stevens fuses style and substance. The line uses strong, sustainable fabrics that last and is made with fair labor standards in California, where they carefully choose their factories. The swimsuits have been seen on many celebrities, including Rihanna, Scarlett Johansson and Jessica Alba.
2. Sseko is based in Uganda, where their shoe-making supports women. The company has a 9-month program where university-bound women can earn wages for tuition. Sseko matches these wages, doubling their college fund.