A list of the top sustainable designers currently on the fashion scene.
Sustainable fashion has come a long way since its humble beginnings with more and more designers taking chances with fabrics, silhouettes and collaborations. Here we offer you an extensive list of what we consider to be the top designers in the sustainable fashion field.
A.D.O. Organics, New York, NY: GOTS (global organic trade standard) certified fabrics, chemical-free herbal dyes, Fair Trade.
Afia, New York, NY: Sustainable women’s clothing line sourced and sewn in Ghana, West Africa.
Ajna, New York, NY: Certified organic and sustainable textiles, collaborates with indigenous textile artisans.
Alabama Chanin, Florence, Alabama: Slow design, organic fabrics, recycled materials, minimal waste, made by local artisans in Florence, Alabama.
Alder, New York, NY: Part of the Pratt Design Incubator, all made in the U.S., materials sourced locally.
Allison Parris, New York, NY: Recycled materials, end run fabrics, organic silks, made in Manhattan.
Ambika, Catskills, NY: Made from shorn and brushed Angora rabbits on Ambika Conroy’s own rabbit farm in upstate New York.
Auralis Herrero, New York/Puerto Rico: Organic fabrics, promotes sustainable economies in the U.S. and Puerto Rico.
Avery by Wang, Vancouver, Canada: Recently launched, organic cotton, hemp.
Awamaki Lab, New York and Ollantaytambo, Peru: A Peruvian non-profit working with impoverished Quechua women weavers.
Carrie Parry, New York, NY Produced ethically and locally in the New York Garment District, sourcing environmentally conscious materials and textiles supporting artisanal communities worldwide.
Christopher Raeburn, London: Christopher Ræburn has become known for his utilization of re-appropriated military fabrics to create garments that are functional, intelligent and meticulously crafted.
Clary Sage Organics, San Francisco, CA: Clary Sage Organics is committed to using 100% organic or ecologically sustainable products.
Costello Tagliapietra, New York, NY: Uses AirDye waterless technology to create all their prints, made in New York City’s Garment District.
Crop by David Peck, Houston, TX: Manufactured with textiles dyed in the United States and select fabrics imported from fair trade co-operatives in India.
Curator, San Francisco, CA: Made in San Francisco, organic cottons, hemp, minimal waste.
EcoSkin, Los Angeles, CA: EcoSkin uses only environmentally sustainable luxury fabrics woven, dyed and sewn in the U.S.
Eko-Lab, New York, NY: 100% organic materials, natural vegetable dyes, all made locally by New York City artisans.
Elroy, Vancouver, BC: Uses organic cotton, bamboo, tencel, linen, hemp, wild silk, pineapple, wool and upcycled fabrics, manufactured by a small, family-run cottage industry in Indonesia, designed in Canada.
Eva Zingoni, Paris, France: Made in France from recycled materials, limited edition, surplus fabrics from Parisian fashion houses.
Feral Childe, New York City/Oakland, California: Organic textiles, recycled textiles and accessories, made in New York City.
Frei, Chicago: Organic cottons, natural dyes, and locally manufactured textiles.
Gretchen Jones, New York: Sustainable fabrics, made in New York City’s Garment District.
Harricana by Mariouche, Montreal, Canada: Recycled fur, recycled materials.
H Fredriksson, New York, NY: Silk, made in New York City.
Honest By, Antwerp, Belgium: 100% transparent company from production to sales, organic fabric, certified organic wools.
Indigenous, Santa Rosa, CA: organic fabrics, Fair Trade, low impact dyes, free range alpaca.
IOU Project, Tamil Nadu, India: The IOU Project makes unique, handmade, traceable apparel, Fair Trade.
Isoude, Newport, Rhode Island: Made in the U.S.A., silks, hand dyeing.
Juleselin, San Francisco, CA: Created from organic cotton and recycled fabrications, sweatshop free.
Kelly Lane, Pittsburgh, PA: Created from sustainable fabrics, made in New York City’s Garment District.
Koch, Dallas, TX: Sustainable fabrics, made in Dallas and LA.
Lara Miller, Chicago, IL: Multi-functional clothing, organic cottons, hand-loomed bamboo, hemp and vegan silk, made in Chicago.
Lavuk, Los Angeles, CA: Sweatshop free and made locally in Los Angeles with sustainable materials such as organic cotton, tencel, hemp and dead stock silks, multi-functional clothing.
Lina Rennell, Northern California: The Rennell line is an art brand with a heavy focus on original print work, U.S. production, sustainable textiles, craft and high-end tailoring.
Loomstate, New York, NY: Organic cotton, tencel, reduced water consumption, reduced waste, pursuing a closed loop product life cycle.
Loup Charmant, New York, NY: Organic cotton, natural dyes, silks, made in New York City’s Garment District.
Made By, Peruvian Highlands: Eco-friendly Alpaca yarns, hand knit by the local highland Artisans of Peru, Fair Trade, organic colorants.
modaspia, Placerville, CA: Organic fabrics, end run fabrics, made in San Francisco.
Nau, Portland, Oregon: Organic cottons, silks, tencel, recycled materials, cruelty-free wool, partners for change with Ashoka, Ecotrust, Kiva and Mercy Corps.
100% NY, New York, NY: Organic, recycled, and ethical materials, produced entirely in New York.
Organic by John Patrick, New York, NY: Handmade metallic lace, sustainable recycled wool, organic cotton, biodegradable cotton cupro, vegetable-tanned leather, hand-loomed Angora, digitally printed silks,
M. Patmos, New York, NY: Eco-friendly merino wool and alpaca, faux fur made from wool and alpaca, and vegetable tanned leather, handwork techniques from women’s artisan collectives in Nepal and Bolivia, as well as zero-waste seamless knitting technology from Japan.
Portland Pendleton Collection: Portland, Oregon: Pendleton fabrics are woven exclusively in Pendleton’s Northwest Mills and all of the apparel is sourced and produced in the U.S.
Partimi, London: Digitally-printed silks, organic wools, modals, milk fibers, and luxurious cashmere.
Piece x Piece, San Francisco, CA: The fabric used in each piece is selected from a changing stock of luxury discards.
The Podolls, San Francisco, CA: 100% organic Supima Cotton, made in the U.S.
Popomomo, Los Angeles, CA: Organic cottons, Cupro, recycled materials, made in Los Angeles.
Prairie Underground, Seattle, Washington: Organic cotton, hemp, designed and manufactured in the U.S.
Raleigh Denim, Raleigh, NC: Handcrafted denim on vintage machines from the 1920s, sustainable cotton, organic cotton for Fall 12.
RESTORE Clothing, New York, NY: Repreve® Recycled Nylon, made in the New York City Garment District.
Rogan, New York, NY: Silks, organic cotton, alpaca, wool, bamboo, made in the U.S.
Samantha Pleet, New York, NY: Organic cottons, silks, Made in the U.S.
Soham Dave, New York, NY: Soham Dave focuses primarily on using biodegradable fabrics, recycled materials, and hand embroideries.
Stewart+Brown, Los Angeles, CA: Organic cotton, organic pima cotton, hemp, surplus fabrics, Mongolian Cashmere produced through a sustainable supply chain, Fair Trade.
Study NY, New York, NY: Organic cotton, linen, recycled materials, zero waste, made in New York.
Suzanne Rae, New York, NY: Silks, organic cottons, other sustainable materials when possible, made in New York City’s Garment District.
Thieves, Toronto, Canada: Soy, hemp, organic cotton, bamboo, Tussah Silk, organic wool, Seacell, tencel.
Titania Inglis, New York, NY: Japanese organic cotton, French vegetable-tanned leather, and dead stock wool from New York’s garment industry, made in New York.
Vaute Couture, New York, NY: Vegan, fair trade.
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