SHOPPING DIRECTORY

CLOTHING   //   DENIM   //   FOOTWEAR  //  ACCESSORIES/HANDBAGS

The Shopping Directory features fashion designers and clothing brands that are committed to producing fashion in a way that protects both the environment and human rights. I’ve made efforts to include products that are either available online or in commonly found retailers. A range of prices are represented. In addition, this list of fashion designers/brands abide by AT LEAST ONE of the following standards:

– Use of local/U.S. production
– If overseas production is used, products are either made under Fair Trade or Living Wage conditions or the company has a stringent commitment to improving the lives and wages of garment workers
– Use of sustainable materials, which might include reclaimed/recycled materials
– Have a company-wide commitment to lowering their environmental impact
(Send suggestions for the Shopping Directory to Elizabeth at elizabeth.l.cline AT gmail.com!)

—ELIZABETH’S PICKS—

—ETHICAL SHOPPING APPS—

  • Good On You App – Ranks major and emerging brands on their ethical and sustainability initiatives.
  • Cladwell – Wardrobe organizing app helps you pair down and capsule what you’ve got.
  • ProjectJUST – Vets major brands on their social and environmental records and provides ethical alternatives.

—MULTI-BRAND SHOPPING SITES—

  • Accompany – Curates fashion from brands that are either Fair Trade, artisan-made or have a philanthropic mission.
  • Modavanti – Dozens of designers, all of whom either have an ethical or environmental mission.
  • Zady – Features both a house brand and dozens of brands with an ethical or environmental mission.

—CLOTHING—

  • A.D.O. – Feminine herbal-dyed and organic designs, using NYC production as well as Fair Trade factories overseas.
  • Anderson-Little — Made-to-order blazers for men, made in Florida.
  • American Apparel — Made in Los Angeles.
  • Amour Vert — Ultra-affordable zero-waste and sustainable womenswear made in the U.S.A.
  • Alabama Chanin – Handmade and high-end limited-edition clothing out of Florence, Alabama.
  • Again Apparel – Edgy fashion, Made in L.A. Click here for stockists.
  • Arbor – Beachy tanks, tops, shorts, and swimwear. Men and women’s. Made in U.S.A. with eco-friendly fabrics.
  • Auralis – Made in U.S.A using sustainable fabrics like bamboo and organic cotton. Sample price: $240 for a Convertible Jumper
  • Billy Reid – CFDA-winner designs high quality mens and womenswear, made in artisan factories in the U.S.A. and Italy.
  • Blood Is the New Black – Graphic tees designed by emerging artists. Made in U.S.A.
  • Berle Manufacturing — Men’s trousers, khakis, and shorts, made in Charleston, South Carolina.
  • Beyond Clothing — Outdoor and survival gear produced in Seattle, Washington.
  • Bill’s Khakis — Men’s jeans, shirts, sweaters, outerwear and of course khakis cut and sewn in Reading, Pennsylvania.
  • Birdwell Beach Britches Beach and swimwear made in Santa Ana, California.
  • Butter by Nadia – Versatile dresses in bold hues. Made in the U.S.A.
  • Brooks Brothers — Tailored clothing and sportswear, some of which is still domestically made. Check the label.
  • Carrie Parry – Brooklyn-made, beautifully tailored clothing made of luxurious sustainable materials like Bemberg Cupro.
  • Chinti and Parker – British basics company that uses eco-friendly fabrics like Seacel (made from seaweed) and a mix of Fair Trade and local production.
  • Camber — Blank, bulk order tees and sweatshirts made in Norristown, Pennsylvania.
  • Carhartt — Some of Carhartt’s workwear is made in the U.S.A., in Dearborn, Michigan. Check the label.
  • CC Filson — Outerwear, bags, accessories. Some items are made in Seattle, Washington. Check the label.
  • CEGO — Custom men’s shirts made in NYC.
  • Commonwealth Proper — Custom and ready-to-wear men’s shirts and suits made in Philadelphia.
  • Centralia Knitting Mills — Jackets, sweaters, and blankets knitted in Centralia, Washington.
  • Cockpit — Outerwear with a dedicated Made in USA section.
  • Crescent Down Works — .
  • Cuyuna — San Francisco brand promoting “fewer, better” things; beautiful, high-quality wardrobe staples.
  • Dobbin – Made in NY line for fuller-figured woman. Focus on fit and quality fabrics.
  • Eileen Fisher – Timeless, high-quality womenswear with a strong commitment to social responsibility and sustainability with a mix of Fair Trade, Bluesign-certified silks, organic cotton products and much more.
  • Etrican – Youthful, flirty eco-fashion label out of Singapore.
  • Ebbets Field Flannels — Jackets, jerseys, accessories made in Seattle.
  • Engineered Garments — Clothing, bags, accessories made in NYC.
  • Everlane — Online retailer specializing in high-quality basics with a 100% transparent supply chain, some domestic production.
  • Epaulet — Shirts and ties made in Brooklyn, New York.
  • Etsy – Large online community of handmade and vintage/refashioned clothing designers and sellers. All price points.
  • Freeman’s Sporting Club — Tailored clothing, sportswear, and accessories made in NYC.
  • Five8ths – Made-to-order mens and womens shirts and jackets out of Baltimore.
  • Feral Childe – Bi-costal design duo that produces in the U.S. and featuring unique silkscreened prints.
  • Green Eileen – Gently-used Eileen Fisher brand clothing sold through eight retail locations in the U.S.
  • Grown & Sewn — Menswear and accessories made in USA.
  • Gitman Brothers — Men’s woven shirts and ties made in Ashland, Pennsylvania.
  • Hamilton Shirts — Men’s shirts made in Houston, Texas.
  • Hart Schaffner Marx — Tailored clothing made in Chicago.
  • Hickey Freeman — Men’s tailored clothing, suits and sportswear, made in Rochester, New York.
  • Honest by – Online high-end retailer featuring designer collections that are fully transparent, including cost breakdown.
  • Individualized — Custom men’s and women’s woven shirts made in Perth Amboy, New Jersey.
  • J. Press — Tailored clothing, sportswear and accessories, some of which is made in New Haven, Connecticut. Check the label.
  • Langlitz Leathers — Motorcycle jackets made in Portland, Oregon.
  • Loden Dager — High-end designer menswear made in NYC.
  • Mercer & Sons — <Men’s custom shirts made in Yarmouth, Maine.
  • Nanette Lepore – Iconic  womenswear designer uses 80% domestic production.
  • New England Shirt Company — Tailored men’s shirts made in Fall River, Massachusetts.
  • Neiman Marcus – Search “made in America” on NeimanMarcus.com and find thousands of domestically-produced garments at a range of price points.
  • Nordstrom – Search “made in USA” on Nordstrom.com and find thousands of domestically-produced garments at a range of price points.
  • Organic by John Patrick – Pioneering eco-designer using organic cotton and recycled polyester.
  • One Mango Tree – On-trend fair trade and organic dresses and tops made in Uganda.
  • Oxxford Clothing — Tailored clothing made in Chicago.
  • Patagonia – Outerwear and sportswear brand with a firm commitment to sustainability and a pioneering program to recycle worn-out items into new products.
  • People Tree – Pioneering UK-based Fair Trade clothing company that sells trendy, youthful clothes.
  • Pendleton — High-quality, American heritage brand that spins wool in Oregon and makes many of their products there as well.
  • The Podolls – San Francisco line, much of it made from organic cotton grown and sewn in the U.S.
  • Pointer Brand — Clothing, denim, workwear made in Bristol, Tennessee.
  • Post Overalls — Made in NYC.
  • Purush – Designed in Brooklyn, made in new Delhi of natural, handmade fabrics. 10% of profits go to clean water projects in India.
  • Ramblers Way — Wool clothes made in Kennebunk, Maine.
  • Rag & Bone — Versatile fashion and shoes, much of which is made in NYC. Check the label!
  • Rogue Territory — Clothing and accessories made in L.A.
  • Round House — Denim and workwear made in Shawnee, Oklahoma.
  • SHOPETHICA.com — Online retail site that supports and promotes multiple ethical and sustainable fashion brands.
  • Southwick — Tailored clothing made in Haverhill, Massachusetts.
  • Schott NYC — Outerwear brand, specializing in high-end motorcycle/leather jackets, most of which are made in NYC.
  • Spiewak — Outerwear, some of which is made in NYC.
  • Stan Ray — Workwear made in Houston, Texas.
  • Sterlingwear — Outerwear made in Boston.
  • Style Saint — L.A. made ethical fashion brand that uses sustainable fabrics as well.
  • Stormy Kromer — Hats, clothing, and outerwear made in Ironwood, Michigan.
  • Taylor Stitch — Shirts made in San Francisco.
  • Thom Browne — Tailored clothing and sportswear made in NYC.
  • TS Designs – North-Carolina-made Ts in 100% organic cotton.
  • Vanson Leathers — Leather jackets made in Fall River, Massachusetts.
  • Western Mountaineering — Down jackets made in San Jose, California.
  • Woolrich Woolen Mills Collection — Woolrich, Pennsylvania — clothing, accessories
  • Wrath Arcane —  Sportswear made in Cleveland, Ohio.
  • Zady — Classic, high-quality wardrobe staples from the 100% transparent Zady house brand as well as other labels.
  • Karen Kane – L.A. based womenswear brand; 80% produced in the U.S. Sample price: $118 Cascade Tie Top 
  • Loomstate321 – U.S.-made Tencel dresses, tanks, and Ts.

—DENIM—

  • Baldwin Denim — Made in Leawood, Kansas
  • Earnest Sewn — Made in NYC.
  • J. Brand – Premium denim and ready-to-wear made in the U.S.
  • Imogene + Willie – Made in Nashville, Tennesse
  • Levi Strauss & Co. — 80% of denim made using Water<Less water-saving technology; Some items made in San Francisco.
  • Rag & Bone — Made in NYC.
  • Raleigh Denim – On-trend, limited edition jeans made in Raleigh, NC.
  • Rising Sun — Men’s jeans and workwear made in Pasadena, California
  • RRL Ralph Lauren — Some items made in NYC. Check the label.
  • Ruell and Ray — Outerwear and denim Made in Blacksburg, Virginia.
  • Self Edge — Made in San Francisco. Stores in San Francisco, L.A., and New York.
  • Spurr — Made in NYC.
  • Tellason — Made in San Francisco.
  • The Stronghold — Made in L.A.

 

—FOOTWEAR—

  • Alden — Made in Middleborough, Massachusetts.
  • Allen-Edmonds — Select shoes made in Port Washington, Wisconsin. Check the label.
  • Altama — Made in Atlanta.
  • Arrow Moccasin Company — Made in Hudson, Massachusetts.
  • Beyond Skin – UK-based women’s eco-friendly and vegan shoes and boots.
  • Calleen Cordero — Vegetable-tanned leather shoes made by artisans in U.S.A.
  • CYDWOQ — Boots and sandals for men and women, handmade in California using water-based biodegradable glues.
  • Chippewa Boots — Some boots are still made in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin.
  • Coclico — Vegetable-tanned leather shoes made in Spain.
  • Cove Shoe Company — Boots and shoes made in Martinsburg, Pennsylvania.
  • Cri de Coeur — Vegan shoes made of biodegradable and recycled plastics, organic cotton, and other sustainable materials.
  • Danner — Some shoes still made in Portland, Oregon. Check the label!
  • E. Vogel — Boots and shoes made in NYC.
  • Limmer Boots — Boots made in Intervale, New Hampshire.
  • LL Bean — Some of LL Bean’s boots are still made in Freeport, Maine. Check the label!
  • Melissa — Recyclable/recycled plastic footwear produced in a zero-waste factor.
  • Novacas — Made from environmentally-friendly, biodegradable synthetics.
  • New Balance — Some running shoes are still made in Boston. Check the label.
  • Oak Street Bootmakers — Boots and shoes made in Chicago.
  • Oliver Moore — Custom shoes made in NYC.
  • Perry Ercolino — Custom shoes made in Doylestown, Pennsylvania.
  • Quoddy— Made in Perry, Maine.
  • Rancourt & Co. — Made in Lewiston, Maine.
  • Red Wing — Some shoes are still made in Red Wing, Minnesota. Check the label.
  • Russell Moccasin Co. — Made in Berlin, Wisconsin.
  • Terox – Injection-molded flip flops and slides. Made in U.S.A.
  • Timberland – Quality footwear and clothing with a commitment to sustainability.  Earthkeepers line is made of recycled materials.
  • Townview Leather — Made in Dexter, Maine.
  • Vincent & Edgar — Bespoke shoes made in NYC.
  • Weinbrenner — Made in Merrill, Wisconsin.
  • Wesco Boots — Made in Scappoose, Oregon.
  • White’s Boots — Made in Spokane, Washington.
  • Wolverine — Some boots are still made in Rockford, Michigan. Check the label.
  • Yuketen — Boots and shoes made in Hermosa Beach, California.

—ACCESSORIES/HANDBAGS—