There are a lot of factors that we consider when adding new manufacturers to the site. But for this Earth Day, we made a special effort to find ones who have embraced the idea of sustainability.
We were pleased to discover that four of our manufacturers were already using sustainable methods and ethically sourced and produced materials. We added an additional six manufactures to that, and will continue to make sustainability a key metric when we evaluate new manufacturers. If you know of someone who would be a great addition to our site, please let us know here.
All told, we now have over 750 sustainably manufactured items on the site, ranging from leggings to wedding dresses. See the full list here.
Want to know more about the individual manufacturers? Keep reading!
Alternative not only tries to use sustainable manufacturing methods, but also emphasizes ethical manufacturing as well.
All of their factories adhere to Fair Labor Associate guidelines, and they work to use recyclable and oxo-biodegradeable materials for packing and shipping.
Amour Vert wanted to prove that fashion and sustainability were not mutually exclusive.
Using limited-run manufacturing and non-toxic dyes, they strive for zero-waste production, and ship their garments in compostable bags. They'll even plant a tree for every tee shirt purchased.
Once a UK, staple, Boden is now available worldwide, and are committed to responsible sourcing and ethical workplace practices.
In an era of planned obsolescence, they strive to produce garments that won't shrink or unravel. They're so confident of their clothing's durability that their children's coats have space for four names on the tag.
Coincidentally, Boden was the first manufacturer that we added to the site, so they'll always hold a special place in our hearts.
Previously featured in our small business spotlight, Oakland, CA-based Field Day's goal is to make you feel good about what you wear.
Featuring reclaimed and locally-sourced materials, and with all work performed in Oakland, they hold a belief that's very dear to us- that no dress is complete without pockets.
Woman-owned and family-operated, Made Trade was founded to make it easier to find beautiful, ethically and sustainably made products. (Founding a company to make it easier to find specific types of clothing? Sounds familiar!)
All of their products are manufactured in adherence with International Fair Trade guidelines and labor practices, and when possible, materials are locally sourced.
Organic. That's what Pact is all about.
Their eco-friendly organic cotton uses 95% less water than traditional cotton, and they strive for ethical practices throughout their entire production chain.
Based in Los Angeles, Reformation only uses sustainably manufactured or upcycled materials, and is dedicated to providing a fair wage environment.
Reformation even provides details on the sustainability of each garment, allowing you to see how much water, carbon dioxide, and waste was saved in its manufacture.
A self-described clothing brand for kind souls and free spirits, Soul Flower focuses on natural fibers, including organic cotton, hemp, and recycled paper.
They strive to use Fair Trade Certified companies that follow ethical production methods.
Thought focuses on natural fabrics like hemp, bamboo, and organic denim
They require all their suppliers to commit to following their environmental policy, and support ethical work practices throughout their manufacturing chain.