Bead and Reel – https://www.beadandreel.com
Bead & Reel is a one-stop shop for activist fashion. Founded in 2014 by costume designer Sica Schmitz, this vegan online boutique offers over 60 independent designers and 15 different searchable ethics focused on eco-friendly, cruelty-free, sweatshop-free styles for conscientious women. Based in Los Angeles, they focus on sustainable solutions both locally and globally. Along with their Charity of the Month program to give back to charities around the world, Bead & Reel is active in uplifting the Los Angeles community through their quarterly Suiting & Style Drive for vulnerable women and as the host of the annual Fair Trade Fashion Show.
From the weird and wonderful to downright political, Bolii is a hand-painted clothing line that isn’t afraid to stand out. Founded by multidisciplinary artist Katie Bolin in 2016, the Minneapolis-based label brings political and social messages to the forefront of modern streetwear with its bold and bright tees, sweatshirts, crop tops, totes, and more.
Hazel & Rose – https://www.shophazelandrose.com/
Hazel & Rose is about recognizing that what you wear matters. How it was made, and who made it, matters. Quality matters. Beauty matters. It’s not just about buying sustainable and ethical fashion because you should. It’s about buying sustainable and ethical because you want to.
Sustainably made. Fashion is the second-most pollutant industry in the world. The goods sold at Hazel & Rose are made with the intent to lessen the environmental impact.
Ethically made. No one should have to give up their life to make clothes. The individuals who made the goods sold at Hazel & Rose were paid a fair and living wage.
Hackwith Design House – http://hackwithdesignhouse.com
Hackwith Design House started with the goal of making clothing as unique as the wearer. In September 2013, we launched with one limited-edition design, and each Monday that fall we posted one new design, no more than 25 of each. We’ve grown to include a Core Collection, Swim, Basics, and Plus, as well as a new limited-edition design on Mondays, and we still strive to make every piece special, with the unique women who wear them in mind. Everything is made in-house in our Minnesota studio by our talented team of seamstresses. To reduce waste, most of our items are not made until ordered by you. HDH’s simple and clean aesthetic, quality fabrics, and impeccable attention to detail have made it a favorite of style-conscious women around the world.
Haute Trash – http://www.hautetrash.org
Haute Trash is a non-profit 501c3 Artists Collaborative based in Nevada City, California. Since our first show in 1986, we’ve spent the last three decades engaging eco-conscious fashion designers and models. With over a dozen designers, we seek to inspire people of all ages to transform their use of resources, such that our planetary impact actually improves life on all levels for all living creatures, and there is no longer a need for environmental activism. It’s our hope that our audience will never look at their trash in the same way. As all people begin to view trash with less tolerance, we gain the power to create a world in which more consumer items are designed to be waste free.
Vaute – https://vautecouture.com
VAUTE (“Haute” + V for Vegan) is the world’s first vegan fashion brand, founded with a mission of taking animals out of the fashion equation, by creating something better, using innovative, high-tech, sustainable textiles, cut and sewn in NYC’s garment district with love. We are the first vegan label to show at New York Fashion Week, as “one of the most innovative businesses in NYC” BusinessInsider. Based in Brooklyn, with a Flagship store in LES of Manhattan, we’re here to disrupt the fashion industry. We are activists, we are weirdos, we are the kids who thought we’d never find someone else who cared as much as we do. We keep our hearts soft, our voices loud, and our heads down to create something better, fashion that will inspire and be perfect for even those who don’t care as much as we do.
Rosina Mae – http://rosinamae.com/
Rosina~Mae is a young contemporary womenswear line. The mission of Rosina~Mae is to provide fashionistas with unique and adventurous quality clothing. Rosina~Mae provides clothing that adapts to a woman’s individual style. Pieces are easily mixed, matched, and layered so that every fashionista can wear Rosina~Mae in her own way. Rose is known for using unconventional materials in her designs like glitter, metallic fabrics, and PVC material. Swimwear, cover-ups, skirts, other separates, and dresses take you straight from “the beach, to the street, to the party!”
In addition to designing for her clothing line, she creates wearable art and one-of-a–kind garments using recycled odds n ends, revamps vintage clothing, and dabbles in wardrobe styling/ creative directing for artists and musicians.
Delikate Rayne – https://delikaterayne.com/Delikate Rayne is a 100% vegan and cruelty free line of clothing based in Beverly Hills with a large selection of vegan leather items made from eco-friendly sustainable polyurethane, striving to continually uncover and exert inventive cruelty-free and sustainable textiles to create pieces that change the pre-conceived ideas of what animal-free garments look like.
All Delikate Rayne products crafted carefully and conscientiously in the United States by local artisans who construct garments utilizing special seams and stitches reminiscent of fine European tailoring and family owned and operated manufacturing that ensures that clean and safe working conditions, fair wages, and products are made in limited quantities to minimize excess wastage of fabric that ends up in landfills.
BEETxBEET – http://www.beetxbeet.com
Gunas – http://www.gunasthebrand.com
East Fourth Street – http://eastfourthstreet.com/