I think we all can agree that 2020 has been a rollercoaster of a year. With the ongoing threat of the coronavirus, connecting with our family and friends this holiday season could be a bit of a challenge. Screen fatigue, anyone? Even in the midst of a pandemic, however, there are a lot of ways to communicate and celebrate with each other — one of which is by supporting sustainable brands. What better way to give back to your community than to consume goods or services crafted with care for people and the planet? If you will be shopping for gifts or gear, make your list and check it twice for these Remake ambassador-owned and loved brands.

Bonus: If you want to browse with an added lens of inclusivity and intention, be sure to check the italicized notes provided below each description.

Happy Shopping!

Garik Himebaugh – Eco-Stylist

You shouldn’t have to sacrifice a great sense of style in order to be sustainable. This is what inspired Garik Himebaugh to found Eco-Stylist. Since 2018, its online marketplace has focused on providing eco-friendly and ethically made clothing for men. You can easily find everything from “hemp pants to upcycled hats” in a carefully curated collection that has been vetted with Remake’s own sustainable brand criteria.

21 Ambassador-Owned Businesses to Shop This Season

Nisha Blackwell – Knotzland

Who would ever think to turn textile discards into fashionable bow ties? Nisha Blackwell! She came up with the idea in 2014 after being let go from her job at a coffee shop. Drawing upon her creativity and ingenuity, she taught herself how to sew and grow a business from the ground up. Today, having found success, she pays it forward by doing the same for women alike in her community — teaching them how to sew and build their empire while caring for the environment.

Woman-owned, BIPOC-owned

Mila Majewska – The Vintage Riot

What do you get when you combine a fashion model with sustainable fashion? The Vintage Riot. Mila Majewska contributes to the wear your values movement by offering affordable luxury vintage. She began presenting her handpicked “treasures” to the world in 2018 and has since had her work featured in several editorial magazines. She even styles. Fierce!

Woman-owned

Zakiya Cita – The Chayah Movement

Does your style turn heads? If not, you’re in good hands at The Chayah Movement because Zakiya has been known to do so with her unique looks her entire life! She shares her passion for fashion by providing “new-to-you” clothes and sustainable style solutions to clients. All work is done in an effort to revive clothes and revitalize her community.

Woman-owned, BIPOC-owned

21 Ambassador-Owned Businesses to Shop This Season

Sophia Toomb – Moda Verde

Looking for a safe space to discover and shop sustainable brands? Sophia Toomb has got you covered with Moda Verde. Leveraging her background in supply chain management, she aims to educate you through blog posts and brand features on why making the switch to “green fashion” is good for you and good for the planet.

Woman-owned

Maddie Pope – Refashion the Future

The youth is the future. Cheers to Maddie Pope! Refashion the Future was born out of her desire to fill a void, to give young people a platform to honestly express their thoughts about fashion and lifestyle. However, no matter your age, if you’re interested in promoting kindness through fashion, people, and the planet, then you are guaranteed to fit in and have some fun.

Woman-owned

Maggie Horstman – Question the Process

The idea of thoughtful consumerism is what inspired Maggie Horstman to create Question the Process. It is an online publication consisting of articles on the intersection of business, climate, fashion, and law. Once you’ve read your way to an understanding, you can shop her sustainably made apparel to look as good as you feel.

Woman-owned

Amelia Easley – Sustainability Of

Listen up! Amelia Easley has got something to say. Her podcast the Sustainability Of explores everything sustainability related. Yes, everything. If you tune in, you’re sure to learn a thing or two as she dedicates hours of research for each episode.

Woman-owned

21 Ambassador-Owned Businesses to Shop This Season

JeLisa Marshall – The Stylist Way

In my opinion, getting dressed should always be fun and flexible, but let’s face it, some days are a struggle. I created The Stylist Way in 2019 after growing exhausted of the never-ending cycle of consumerism in fashion. My mission is to help you sustainably opt out and build a wardrobe that is confident, conscious, and concise.

 Woman-owned, BIPOC-owned

Mollie Miller – Zest Dressed

What is your zest for life? For Mollie Miller, it is designing accessories and shopping for vintage clothing. At Zest Dressed, she experiments with fashion by embracing the classic elements of trends while still caring for the earth and each other. The bold colors she uses in her edit and collection are sure to bring a bit of excitement to your closet.

Woman-owned

Amanda Battaglia – Mandzz Made

Amanda Battaglia handmakes the cutest upcycled goods! Her “boho decor” includes cactus ornaments, seashell jewelry, macrame keychains, and so much more. She is currently taking custom orders — perfect for the unique gift-seeker in your life.

Woman-owned

Rose Turner – Rosina~Mae

If making a fashion statement in a bright pop of color is your style, then you can count on Rosina Mae to deliver. Founded in 2009 by Rose Turner, this brand offers a collection of ethically and sustainably made swimwear to take you from “from the beach, to the street, to the party.” Most pieces showcase patchwork designed with Carvico — a fabric made from recycled polyamide and elastane — and remnants of discarded textiles. Her work has been seen in Vogue, Bazaar and Nylon, and can show up and show out in your closet too!

Woman-owned, BIPOC-owned

21 Ambassador-Owned Businesses to Shop This Season

Maria Anthony – LYV-ON

Maria is on a mission to “inspire, influence, educate and style.” After working in the fashion industry for 18 years, she decided to develop a platform that represents and uplifts all women. LYV-ON is for change-makers. Whether you’re looking to change the way you dress, change the way you eat, or change the way you feel, there is a resource for you.

Woman-owned, BIPOC-owned

21 Ambassador-Owned Businesses to Shop This Season

Carla Morte Burke – Well-Guided Style

Carla Morte Burke puts ethical and sustainable brands first at Well Guided Style. She set out as a men’s stylist in 2017 after serving as Vice President of Global Communications at Donna Karan International. She has an extensive resume having styled celebrities such as John Legend, Milo Ventimiglia, Ludacris, Chris Pratt, and Alex Rodriguez. Wow! If you want to achieve a similar look, let Carla and her team teach you how.

Woman-owned

21 Ambassador-Owned Businesses to Shop This Season

Tracy Hawk – She Is A Hawk

One word to describe Tracy Hawk? One-of-a-kind. Ok, that might be four words but she has got a knack for finding some of the coolest clothes. She leans on this superpower when styling her clients and stocking her shop, She is a Hawk. If you identify as an “emotional dresser” then look no further. You may have just found your new best friend.

Woman-owned

21 Ambassador-Owned Businesses to Shop This Season

Ana Matsubara – Dai Dai

Ana Matsubara is a textile and clothing designer. She designed her Dai Dai collection to celebrate the beauty of the natural world. Having made use of plant dyes (from Bengala mud to Madder root) and hand dips, you are sure to feel the force of nature in each piece.

Woman-owned, BIPOC-owned

21 Ambassador-Owned Businesses to Shop This Season

Kelsey Parker – Garbedge Designs

Garbedge (pronounced garb-edge) Designs is a body positive and earth friendly clothing brand run by Kelsey Parker. Its purpose is to make “new garments out of old.” Each design comes with an origin story to help you understand the journey it has taken from her cart to your closet. You can even request your own custom design!

Woman-owned

21 Ambassador-Owned Businesses to Shop This Season

Alma Guizar – Australian Clothes Swap

Circular fashion is the name of the game at Australian Clothes Swap. Started by Alma Guizar, she wants to reimagine fashion by hosting community-based clothing swapping. Her interest in recycled clothes began in her home country of Mexico, but it wasn’t until her recent move to Australia that everything came full circle. No pun intended. If you’re searching for ways to reduce waste or acquire a preloved piece, join her on her journey to positively impact the fashion industry.

Woman-owned, BIPOC-owned

21 Ambassador-Owned Businesses to Shop This Season

Leohana Carrera – Our ReStore

Shopping for a good cause? Yes, please! Leohana has got it going on with ReStore, where you can “recreate a new style without buying new clothes.” It is a swapping service with social value. You recycle your unwanted clothes. The clothes are restored or redesigned by immigrant women. You receive a curated collection based upon your style, size, and need. Easy as 1, 2, 3.

Woman-owned, BIPOC-owned

21 Ambassador-Owned Businesses to Shop This Season

Alexina Prather – Shop Alexina

“Where did you buy your jacket?” A phrase Alexina Prather loves to hear. She learned to knit and sew at age seven and is now perfecting the art of hand embroidery. Her designs at Shop Alexina take shape onto used denim ware in an effort to show consumers you can be both stylish and sustainable.

Woman-owned

21 Ambassador-Owned Businesses to Shop This Season

Robyn Davies – R Davies Styling

When you’re ready to elevate your style, you want someone like Robyn Davies by your side. She has over 8 years of experience in the fashion industry having worked as a brand marketer, fit model, and sustainable fashion activist. But, she is not your average stylist. She doesn’t want you to buy new, she wants you to buy “you.” Her mission is to help you spend less money finding more value and authenticity for your wardrobe.

Woman-owned

5 Remake Ambassador Loved Brands:

As an added treat for the holiday season — five more brands that our ambassador community can’t get enough of!

Astor + Orion

Astor + Orion is your one-stop shop for beautiful and ethical jewelry. Created by Karen Hartman in 2018 as a means to expand her creativity, her intricate mandala-inspired designs are made for people who cherish passion and fun in life. Each piece is a unique work of art ready to be adorned and admired. So, prepare yourself for constant compliments with every wear! And, when you’re all done, you can return your jewelry to have it recycled!

Organic Basics

No wardrobe is complete without a solid collection of basics. You can find everything you need to keep yours clean and fresh at Organic Basics. The brand came together in 2015 through a joint venture between Christoffer Immanuel, Mads Fibiger, and Alexander Christiansen to solve their own underwear problems. They figured out how to make classic underwear that will stand the test of time. The fabrics chosen are good for you and the planet, and designed minimally for maximum comfort and versatility.

Outerknown

In 2015, professional surfer Slater Kelly rode in on a wave called Outerknown. He started the brand to embrace circularity and show that great clothes can be made without compromising sustainability or style. The collections are steeped in surf culture and beach lifestyle with tons of blanket shirts, pocket tees, jumpsuits, and beanies.

Patagonia

Patagonia is the #1 go-to for sustainable clothing and gear for outdoor enthusiasts. The current campaign to “buy less, demand more” is one of the many reasons why the company founded by Yvon Chouinard in 1973 has established itself as a leader in the industry. You can purchase a product that is designed to last and learn how it was constructed. You can return it if it breaks to be mended or recycled. You can rest assured that your investment goes far beyond what you hang in your closet.

Thrift Collective

Still unsure what to buy for the sustainable shopper in your life? Don’t fret! Go with a gift card to Thrift Collective — a new online marketplace that sells clothing directly from thrift and vintage shops with the help of independent stylists. It is easier to wrap and great for secondhand. Plus, you’ll be helping shops that have been affected by COVID-19. A win-win.

 

Find something you like (and need) enough to buy? You. Better. Work. Share your favorites with us on social media by tagging @remakeourworld or using #wearyourvalues.

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