Sizzlin' Summer Style! Sustainable Fashion Designers We Love
Own your summer capsule wardrobe with these hot items guaranteed to keep you looking (and feeling) pretty cool! The best part is these companies manufacture according to a socially and ecologically responsible standard, so looking great also means doing good!
Sseko sandals are completely customizable and handcrafted in Uganda by women who receive fair wages, benefits, good working conditions, and are given the opportunity to receive scholarships toward higher education. Sseko also gives US women the chance to become change-makers in their own communities through Sseko’s Fellow program. Let’s hear it for women helping women! Visit ssekodesigns.com.
Look cool on those scorchers with dresses from Mata Traders and support their efforts to take fair trade to the next level in India and Nepal. Employees in their cooperatives receive healthcare, paid maternity leave, daycare, and pensions! Each of Mata Traders’ lines features handmade block prints and artisanal jewellery. Visit matatraders.com.
A zero-waste bag, big on style and small on eco-footprint. Handwoven from landfill-rescued plastic, Mother Erth stops the cycle of waste and creates something beautiful, useful, and durable! Working closely with artisans who are mothers themselves, Mother Erth ensures fair wages and gives the opportunity for financial independence. Visit mothererth.com.
A little bit glam. A little bit sexy. And made from recycled plastic bottles? You betcha! Vitamin A has teamed up with Everything But Water and created a capsule collection of swimwear made from recycled plastic bottles to benefit the 5 Gyres Institute and their mission to end plastic pollution. Available in a six-piece collection. Gotta buy them all! Visit everythingbutwater.com.
You need this 100% cotton Turkish towel from Pokoloko! It’s a quick-dry saviour and so much more, doubling as a throw, swaddle, sarong, chic scarf, and even a picnic blanket in a pinch! Pokoloko creates fair trade products by working with 50 artisans, connecting them with international markets, and microfinancing loans for shop upgrades. Love that! Visit pokoloko.com.
Hey new mamas! We’ve got your back with Lassig’s Green Label Diaper Bag! Made from recycled plastic bottles, this bag is so cute only you will know that you’re actually toting around half your baby’s nursery! With compartments for your essentials, removable insulated bottle and baby food holders, a wet bag, change pad and stroller hooks, Lassig has thought of everything! Visit lassigusa.com.
United by Blue
Rule the farmers' market with United By Blue's casual gear. You'll not only be totes cute boots, but you’ll also be helping the environment: for every product sold, United By Blue removes one pound of trash from waterways! With fabrics like recycled polyester, GOTS certified organic cotton, Tencel, and yak hair(!), United By Blue’s thoughtful approach to fashion embodies their tagline of "responsible durable goods". Visit unitedbyblue.com.