Want to shop styles with a conscience but don’t know where to start? Here’s a roundup of just a handful of L.A. boutiques, brands and manufacturers who make ethics a priority:
Reformation on Melrose in West Hollywood uses hand-selected deadstock fabric and vintage clothing to repurpose and revive its inventory. Most importantly, its small team of sewers and cutters work in comfortable conditions with reasonable hours. They call themselves the #greenrefbabes. We see why. Right now they’re boasting vintage cashmere for fall.
The Natural High clothing line is inspired by yoga and surf culture and makes its clothing out of bamboo, hemp and organic cotton. They’re sold nationally and internationally and have a boutique location in Santa Monica.
Everything at C&C California is made in America, and they even have a whole selection of vegan items.
Okay, this one is really only for guys. But Taylor Stitch‘s collections will make you want an excuse to dress any man in your life. Like the tagline says, it’s all handmade in California.
AG Jeans clothing is not only made in America, but it’s also made with Eco-conscious fibers. The company is a partner with Water, a nonprofit dedicated to giving everybody on the planet safe drinking water.
kikaPaprika saves materials otherwise headed for the landfill by using water bottles for their poly-blends.
undrest. has two retail locations—one on Abbot Kinney and the other in WeHo. Their products have been picked up by Urban Outfitters and Anthropologie, but even more impressive is that 90 percent of their materials are sourced locally and 80 percent of the brands they sell are made in California.
And good news for the animals: Beginning later this month, West Hollywood retailers can no longer sell fur apparel products—just another step in an ethical direction.
What other stores or brands give you a clear conscience?
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