Designers + Labels

Stella X EFI

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FASHION AS A FORCE FOR GOOD

 

Stella McCartney’s signature style of sharp tailoring, natural confidence and sexy femininity has wowed the industry since she launched her eponymous line in 2001. A lifelong vegan, Stella translated her ethical values into her own label – refusing to use fur or leather in an industry built on handbags and shoes – and proving to top houses values and businesses are thriving.
 
Since 2011, Stella McCartney has been working in partnership with Kenya for a portion of her line’s handmade accessories, specifically in screen-printing and tailoring. A new video by Stella McCartney x the Ethical Fashion Initiative showcases a behind the scenes look at the brand’s devotion and positive impact in the region.
 
“5,000 people in Kenya are involved with the Initiative. Ninety percent of them are women, mostly from disadvantaged or isolated communities. Poverty and female inequality can not be eradicated by simply dishing out cash handouts. Instead, they provide employment and support … the empowerment of the women working for us has to be one of the meaningful to me.” – Stella McCartney

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North Face’s Backyard Hoodie

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150 MILES SEED TO GARMENT

From grow to sew, within 150 miles of their San Francisco Bay area headquarters, the North Face has successfully made a local, GMO-free cotton hoodie almost entirely produced in California.

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Organic by John Patrick

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ROMANTIC. RELAXED. RESORT.

Organic doesn’t ask either/or; it answers both/and. Beauty and ethics. Green and global. These aren’t binaries of opposition. They’re gradients of possible. Prioritizing organic materials, fair labor practices, and ecological awareness, Organic’s supply chain is a prototype that refines and renders those relationships.

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The Acey

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THIS ONLINE ECOBOUTIQUE KNOWS SIMPLICITY (AND QUIET CRAFTSMANSHIP)
IS THE ULTIMATE SOPHISTICATION

The new online ethical fashion boutique’s clean and breath-of-fresh-air aesthetic curates perfectly created products — picked for their impeccable craftsmanship, innovative fabrics, manufacturing techniques and the integrity of the brands that have produced them. Showcasing labels like SVILU, Groceries and Sydney Brown the new e-commerce site is a sophisticated platform to shop ethical fashion.

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Mercado Global + MAKE Collaboration

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FAIR TRADE HOLIDAY COLLABORATION

Mercado Global has collaborated with cosmetics brand MAKE and worker-owned cooperative Opportunity Threads to design a beauty bag. Using traditional weaving methods passed down for generations, Mercado Global created vibrant color textiles while Opportunity Threads constructed the custom finished cosmetic bag.

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Groceries Apparel

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WE ARE NOT A NICHE, WE ARE A GENERATION

We measure success by the good-paying jobs we create and the amount of green textiles we order. We exist to create a demand for fashion using only localized manufacturing and recycled/organic textiles. We manufacture garments in our own California factory, trace our fabrics to the farm and follow the human being across the supply chain to make sure that everyone is treated fairly.

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Modavanti’s 7 Favorite Animal Jewelry

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SUSTAINABLE FASHION E-SHOP modavanti LOVES ANIMAL BLING

The sustainable fashion e-shop Modavanti (have you seen their gorgeous new site design?!) has rounded up their favorite accessories just for you. Not only is each item in their e boutique vetted for sustainable production practices, 2% donation of every sale to two charities; Nest (empowering artisans in developing countries) and Charity: Water (providing clean water to impoverished villages).

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Tengri

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NEW LABEL PARTNERS WITH MONGOLIA

Working with cooperatives of herders in beautiful Mongolia, as well as spinning, processing and knitting companies, Tengri aims to help preserve the Mongolian landscape, support nomadic herders’ way of life and create lovely sweaters — all in one.

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