Won’t you be mine, dear valentine? Remake’s top picks for this day of love helps us gift with impact, helping you support fair labor practices for the makers with style that sizzles.
(1) Mela Artisans Reef Runner Bracelet $85 (2, 9) Soko Fold and Horn Cuffs $78 – $85, (3) Nisolo Luisa Leather Clutch $48 (4, 8) Mela Artisans Dewdrop Stud Earrings in Purple and Teal, $35 (5) Soko Dune Ring $64 (6) Soko Dash Hoop Earrings $58 (7) Veja Bisous Sneaker $97.17 (11, 12, 13) Naja Unlined Bras $50 – $68 (14) Nisolo Ballet Flat $128 (10, 15) J. Hannah Petite Balance Necklace $135 and Twisted Sister Ring $99 (16) Matt & Nat Raylon Med Bag in Cerise $195 (17, 18, 19) Reformation LBDs in Kelly, Lulu and Leah $198 – $218
The Better Brands:
J. Hannah is a luxury jewelry line where finely crafted pieces are made to last lifetimes (yep, generations of beloved use!) Inspired by her own heirlooms, Jess Hannah started the line to create custom, timeless pieces. She crafts each piece to order, using recycled 14kt gold, conflict-free diamonds, and ethically sourced gemstones.
Matt & Nat makes sumptuous vegan leathers, uses recycled plastic for their bags’ interiors and maintains close relationships with their factories through regular in-person visits. They are committed to improving working conditions for their makers in each of their factories.
Mela Artisans offers a full scale of accessories made by heart and hand. 1% of Mela Artisan’s revenues are put towards a variety of initiatives in health and energy access for their collective of makers. The brand preserves traditional craft and believes that good design is no more or less important than humane treatment of the makers who bring those designs to life.
Naja is a lingerie brand that supports women each step of the way: from designer to maker to you the consumer. Their ethos combines beautiful, practical lingerie and athletic wear with a commitment to their female workforce. For example, every child of a Naja maker receives school meals, books, school supplies and uniforms.
Nisolo invests in their makers by paying above fair trade wages, providing skill training and safe working environments. This brand works hard to return fashion to what it once was: an industry that celebrates the value of enduring design and the craftspeople behind it, just as much as the shopper.
Reformation is committed to Los Angeles local manufacturing, lowering their carbon footprint and investing in their makers. This on-trend brand takes a leadership position by disclosing the amount of carbon dioxide, water and waste savings for each garment, and tells us the story of why fashion for good matters.
Soko has created a mobile platform that connects artisans in the developing world to us. Their ‘virtual factory’ has resulted in a 5x wage increase for these marginalized artisan communities, helping to #remakeourworld through fashion.
Veja upholds transparency, organic materials and fair sourcing as the three pillars of their business to shift us all to more conscious consumer habits, with style. They minimize the environmental impact in their rubber, the packaging, the laces, you name it. It’s all in the details here and sweatshops aren’t any part of it.