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UNIQUE DESIGN. RESPONSIBLE INNOVATION. CONSCIOUS THINKING. Each and every brand doing an effort towards being more responsible is amazing. We do believe that strong design is as important though. It's the whole package that counts. All brands listed here are outstanding in their very own way. They made it into our curated selection for their unique design as well as the inspiring stories behind their creations...

 

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ADAISM     // PT    Handmade accessories and unique objects made from natural fabrics.  

ADAISM // PT

Handmade accessories and unique objects made from natural fabrics.  

AIKYOU   // DE    Puristic lingerie manufactured in a sustainable way wherever feasible.  

AIKYOU // DE

Puristic lingerie manufactured in a sustainable way wherever feasible.  

ALAMA  // GH • DE   “Culture-to-wear” hand-crafted accessories created by a team of skilled Maasai artisans.

ALAMA // GH • DE

“Culture-to-wear” hand-crafted accessories created by a team of skilled Maasai artisans.

ALAS THE LABEL   // AU    Sustainable fair trade sleepwear made from seed to cloth in India.  

ALAS THE LABEL // AU

Sustainable fair trade sleepwear made from seed to cloth in India.  

ANAAK COLLECTION   // US    Relaxed beach-ready styles featuring ancient textile techniques.  

ANAAK COLLECTION // US

Relaxed beach-ready styles featuring ancient textile techniques.  

ANEKDOT   // DE    Upcycled underwear, hand made in Berlin. Wonder how that works?  

ANEKDOT // DE

Upcycled underwear, hand made in Berlin. Wonder how that works?  

ANNTIAN   // DE    Designed in Berlin, meant to pleasure one's life for many many years...                 

ANNTIAN // DE

Designed in Berlin, meant to pleasure one's life for many many years...                

A PEACE TREATY   // US    Slow fashion with exquisite artisanal details from far-flung places.  

A PEACE TREATY // US

Slow fashion with exquisite artisanal details from far-flung places.  

APOLIS   // US    Founded with the simple idea that business can create social change and empower people to determine their own future. 

APOLIS // US

Founded with the simple idea that business can create social change and empower people to determine their own future. 

ARE STUDIO   // US    Minimal leather bags and clothing, made by hand in Los Angeles using over- and deadstock fabrics.

ARE STUDIO // US

Minimal leather bags and clothing, made by hand in Los Angeles using over- and deadstock fabrics.

AURIA   // UK    Conscious innovation meets playful style. Made to flatter the modern woman in the sea and on land (read: beach). 

AURIA // UK

Conscious innovation meets playful style. Made to flatter the modern woman in the sea and on land (read: beach). 

 
 

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BALL PAGES   // SP    Traditional espandrilles turned into unique pieces. No stock. Made by hand from 100% natural hemp. 

BALL PAGES // SP

Traditional espandrilles turned into unique pieces. No stock. Made by hand from 100% natural hemp. 

BASERANGE   // DK • FR    Sustainable under and easy wear, somewhere between modern culture and the natural world. 

BASERANGE // DK • FR

Sustainable under and easy wear, somewhere between modern culture and the natural world. 

BLACKYOTO   // DE • JP    Let's call it "Upcycling with a twist": Beautifully dyed black garments made of rare vintage underwear.

BLACKYOTO // DE • JP

Let's call it "Upcycling with a twist": Beautifully dyed black garments made of rare vintage underwear.

BOULEZAR   // GER     Luxury Casual Wear Made in Germany using finest Italian and Japanese fabrics from medium and small family-run businesses.    

BOULEZAR // GER

Luxury Casual Wear Made in Germany using finest Italian and Japanese fabrics from medium and small family-run businesses.

 

 

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CAPTAIN CROP   // DE    Custom made headwear, hand made from all kinds of unusual, often re-used, materials found all over the world.

CAPTAIN CROP // DE

Custom made headwear, hand made from all kinds of unusual, often re-used, materials found all over the world.

CARCEL   // PER   • DK    Designed in Copenhagen, made by incarcerated women in Peru.

CARCEL // PER • DK

Designed in Copenhagen, made by incarcerated women in Peru.

CECILIA HAMMARBORG   // UK    Alternative luxury coats with an holistic approach, using specially developed recycling wool.

CECILIA HAMMARBORG // UK

Alternative luxury coats with an holistic approach, using specially developed recycling wool.

CHRISTOPHER RAEBURN   // UK    His "clear vision of clothes that protect man and the planet make him an exceptional designer." Suzy Menkes

CHRISTOPHER RAEBURN // UK

His "clear vision of clothes that protect man and the planet make him an exceptional designer." Suzy Menkes

 

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DICK MOBY   // UK    From the frames to the tiny hinges, the leather cases to the smiling cleaning cloths, sustainability is at the core...

DICK MOBY // UK

From the frames to the tiny hinges, the leather cases to the smiling cleaning cloths, sustainability is at the core...

 
 
 
 

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ECO ALF   // SP    Pushing for innovation and improved technologies in the collection and production of recycled materials.

ECO ALF // SP

Pushing for innovation and improved technologies in the collection and production of recycled materials.

EMG INITIATIVE   // UK    An ethical, creative design initiative, pioneering inventive sustainability in the higher end of the cultural market.

EMG INITIATIVE // UK

An ethical, creative design initiative, pioneering inventive sustainability in the higher end of the cultural market.

EVERLANE   // UK    The mission: "Radical transparency. Know your factories. Know your costs. Always ask why."

EVERLANE // UK

The mission: "Radical transparency. Know your factories. Know your costs. Always ask why."

 
 

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FAUSTINE STEINMETZ   // UK    Innovative couture-like weaving on hand-looms using recycling materials such as thrift store jeans.

FAUSTINE STEINMETZ // UK

Innovative couture-like weaving on hand-looms using recycling materials such as thrift store jeans.

FAUVEL   // FR    An emphasis on transparent, sustainable production meets artisanal and innovative construction techniques.

FAUVEL // FR

An emphasis on transparent, sustainable production meets artisanal and innovative construction techniques.

FEIT   // US    Products made in harmony with the individual and the earth on which he stands.

FEIT // US

Products made in harmony with the individual and the earth on which he stands.

FONNESBECH  // DK   An innovative approach, a historic foundation and a sustainable perspective to create pieces for the small, long-lasting wardrobe.

FONNESBECH // DK

An innovative approach, a historic foundation and a sustainable perspective to create pieces for the small, long-lasting wardrobe.

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HANNAH JINKINS  // UK   All pieces are handmade in collaboration with local makers from uniquely sourced materials, finished and coated by Jinkins herself.

HANNAH JINKINS // UK

All pieces are handmade in collaboration with local makers from uniquely sourced materials, finished and coated by Jinkins herself.

HONEST BY  // BE   “The world’s first 100% transparent company.” No need to say more.

HONEST BY // BE

“The world’s first 100% transparent company.” No need to say more.

 
 
 

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IOU PROJECT  //  SP   • IN    Each product is unique, handmade, traceable from finished item right down to the weaver.

IOU PROJECT // SP • IN

Each product is unique, handmade, traceable from finished item right down to the weaver.

 
 
 
 

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JOHN ALEXANDER SKELTON  // UK   One-of-a-kind menswear pieces crafted from   hand-dyed vintage fabrics that are sourced from all over England. 

JOHN ALEXANDER SKELTON // UK

One-of-a-kind menswear pieces crafted from hand-dyed vintage fabrics that are sourced from all over England. 

 
 
 
 

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KATIE JONES  // UK   Playful aesthetics teamed with serious ethics: Artisanal hand craftsmanship using materials sourced from surplus sources, all crafted in London

KATIE JONES // UK

Playful aesthetics teamed with serious ethics: Artisanal hand craftsmanship using materials sourced from surplus sources, all crafted in London

KATRIEN VAN HECKE  //  BE     Modern artisanal luxury with a strong focus on hand dyed dresses using silk, wools and recycled blends and natural dyes.

KATRIEN VAN HECKE // BE

Modern artisanal luxury with a strong focus on hand dyed dresses using silk, wools and recycled blends and natural dyes.

KOHZO  // JP  CH   Combines naturalness, environmental awareness and well-researched technology to produce a lux, industrial, high-end denim concept with rock star appeal

KOHZO // JP  CH

Combines naturalness, environmental awareness and well-researched technology to produce a lux, industrial, high-end denim concept with rock star appeal

KOTN  // CA  3 friends aim to bring you the essentials made of Egyptian Cotton for a great price while trying to make the world a bit better...

KOTN // CA

3 friends aim to bring you the essentials made of Egyptian Cotton for a great price while trying to make the world a bit better...

KOMANA  // UK   Bold, quirky and unique prints on organic and fairly traded materials.

KOMANA // UK

Bold, quirky and unique prints on organic and fairly traded materials.

KROCHET KIDS  // US   Non-profit lifestyle brand intent on empowering communities through unique one of a kind products.

KROCHET KIDS // US

Non-profit lifestyle brand intent on empowering communities through unique one of a kind products.

KUON  // JP   “BORO” (Japanese recycling fabric) is used to challenge the existing traditional notion on vintage clothes and revitalize it with new value.

KUON // JP

“BORO” (Japanese recycling fabric) is used to challenge the existing traditional notion on vintage clothes and revitalize it with new value.

KUYICHI  // NL   “We started the organic revolution as being the first brand to produce organic jeans. We want to be innovative ... on a sustainable level. “

KUYICHI // NL

“We started the organic revolution as being the first brand to produce organic jeans. We want to be innovative ... on a sustainable level. “

 

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LANA SIBERIE    // RU    From the vast, wild and magical land of Siberia comes a unique range of “ raw-essence  items from vintage, handmade and natural materials.”

LANA SIBERIE  // RU

From the vast, wild and magical land of Siberia comes a unique range of “raw-essence items from vintage, handmade and natural materials.”

LAPIDARIUM  // UK   

LAPIDARIUM // UK

 

LAUREN MANOOGIAN   // UK    To create her pared-down, sculptural pieces, Manoogian uses specially dyed organic yarn on antique hand looms in Peru.    

LAUREN MANOOGIAN // UK

To create her pared-down, sculptural pieces, Manoogian uses specially dyed organic yarn on antique hand looms in Peru.

 

LEMLEM   // ET    Handmade in Ethiopia from natural cotton and rooted in tradition, but woven with a modern touch.

LEMLEM // ET

Handmade in Ethiopia from natural cotton and rooted in tradition, but woven with a modern touch.

LONGING FOR SLEEP   // EE    Vintage Soviet wool blankets are transformed into luxury womenswear handcrafted with an ethical stance.

LONGING FOR SLEEP // EE

Vintage Soviet wool blankets are transformed into luxury womenswear handcrafted with an ethical stance.

 
 

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MAIAMI   // DE    Traditionally handcrafted knits mixed with modern components, with focus on a sustainable and transparent work process.

MAIAMI // DE

Traditionally handcrafted knits mixed with modern components, with focus on a sustainable and transparent work process.

 
MAIYET    // FR    Partners with  artisans to incorporate exquisitely handcrafted details and unexpected fabric techniques.

MAIYET  // FR

Partners with  artisans to incorporate exquisitely handcrafted details and unexpected fabric techniques.

 
MPATMOS   // US    Offering a perfect balance between luxury & craftsmanship, function & comfort, versatility & elegance.

MPATMOS // US

Offering a perfect balance between luxury & craftsmanship, function & comfort, versatility & elegance.

 
 
 

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NUDIE JEANS   // SE     Made of 100% organic cotton, produced in a responsible way, all made transparent.

NUDIE JEANS // SE

Made of 100% organic cotton, produced in a responsible way, all made transparent.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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ODE TO ARTISAN  // NL   “We believe that cultural exchange and collaboration form the quest to safeguard traditional skills and craftsmanship.”

ODE TO ARTISAN // NL

“We believe that cultural exchange and collaboration form the quest to safeguard traditional skills and craftsmanship.”

OLDER BROTHER  // US   Older brother fuses natural processes with playful spirits to create contemporary classics.

OLDER BROTHER // US

Older brother fuses natural processes with playful spirits to create contemporary classics.

OSKLEN     //   BR     One of the forerunners of the sustainable movement, leading to market the idea of "new luxury".

OSKLEN // BR

One of the forerunners of the sustainable movement, leading to market the idea of "new luxury".

OUR FAMILY SHOES  // FR   Unisex slip-on created to help associations by giving them all profits. Watch out for their artist collaborations.

OUR FAMILY SHOES // FR

Unisex slip-on created to help associations by giving them all profits. Watch out for their artist collaborations.

OUTERKNOWN  // US   Surfwear with a mission: Systemic change of labor and environmental challenges.

OUTERKNOWN // US

Surfwear with a mission: Systemic change of labor and environmental challenges.

 
 

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PATAGONIA  // US  Their "raison d'être" : A love of wild and beautiful places demands participation in the fight to save them...  

PATAGONIA // US

Their "raison d'être": A love of wild and beautiful places demands participation in the fight to save them...  

POPULO   // ID   •   DE      The mission: To preserve, maintain and develop further the art of handmade wax resist Batik in a sustainable way.

POPULO // ID • DE  

The mission: To preserve, maintain and develop further the art of handmade wax resist Batik in a sustainable way.

PAMELA LOVE  // US    Award-winning jewelry made from recycled materials and ethically mined stones.

PAMELA LOVE // US

Award-winning jewelry made from recycled materials and ethically mined stones.

 
PETER NON   // IT    Shoes that transcend function, carefully and laboriously handcrafted at the feet of the Dolomites in an eco-friendly way. 

PETER NON // IT

Shoes that transcend function, carefully and laboriously handcrafted at the feet of the Dolomites in an eco-friendly way. 

PETRUCHA STUDIO  // SP   Unisex footwear that shows love and respect for tradition and the environment.  

PETRUCHA STUDIO // SP

Unisex footwear that shows love and respect for tradition and the environment.  

 
 

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RIGARDS  // HK   The emphasis is on handmade craftsmanship applied to simple products using honest materials.

RIGARDS // HK

The emphasis is on handmade craftsmanship applied to simple products using honest materials.

ROMBAUT  // FR   The emphasis is on handmade craftsmanship applied to simple products using honest materials.

ROMBAUT // FR

The emphasis is on handmade craftsmanship applied to simple products using honest materials.

RYAN ROCHE  // US   A modern and minimal vision of luxury meets sustainable, low-impact fair production.

RYAN ROCHE // US

A modern and minimal vision of luxury meets sustainable, low-impact fair production.

 
 

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SCHMIDT TAKAHASHI  // DE   Giving a second life with a special story and unique design to your old clothes. Curious how? Track it down.   

SCHMIDT TAKAHASHI // DE

Giving a second life with a special story and unique design to your old clothes. Curious how? Track it down.   

STUDIO ONE EIGHTY NINE   // GH    The mission: Using fashion as an agent for social change, turning challenges on the ground into opportunities.

STUDIO ONE EIGHTY NINE // GH

The mission: Using fashion as an agent for social change, turning challenges on the ground into opportunities.

SWATI KALSI  // US   Bringing contemporary relevance to handcrafted textiles of artisans, pushing to create a basis for their livelihoods.

SWATI KALSI // US

Bringing contemporary relevance to handcrafted textiles of artisans, pushing to create a basis for their livelihoods.

 
 

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TAIANA  // US   100% handmade by Californian textile artist Taiana herself, using ancient wet felting techniques and natural wool.

TAIANA // US

100% handmade by Californian textile artist Taiana herself, using ancient wet felting techniques and natural wool.

TERMITE EYEWEAR  // UK   Funky frames, handmade from sustainably sourced European wood and Acetate reclaimed from leftovers.

TERMITE EYEWEAR // UK

Funky frames, handmade from sustainably sourced European wood and Acetate reclaimed from leftovers.

TOO GOOD  // UK   Rejecting the cruel diktats of the discredited fashionista treadmill, celebrating the craft of workers.

TOO GOOD // UK

Rejecting the cruel diktats of the discredited fashionista treadmill, celebrating the craft of workers.

 
 

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UNMADE  // UK   Made to order knitwear with a brit twist. Nothing exists until you place your order and the production begins...

UNMADE // UK

Made to order knitwear with a brit twist. Nothing exists until you place your order and the production begins...

 
 
 
 

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VEJA  // FR • BR   Looking for a "good" sneaker? Fair, organic cotton, soles made of wild rubber, zero stock, you name it...

VEJA // FR • BR

Looking for a "good" sneaker? Fair, organic cotton, soles made of wild rubber, zero stock, you name it...

VOZ  // US   

VOZ // US

 

 
 
 

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WARBY PARKER  // US   They say: everyone has the right to see! A revolutionary price point meets socially conscious business.

WARBY PARKER // US

They say: everyone has the right to see! A revolutionary price point meets socially conscious business.

WOOL AND THE GANG   // US      Pioneering fashion production that's made in a sustainable way, bringing back knitting as a viable means of production.

WOOL AND THE GANG // US  

Pioneering fashion production that's made in a sustainable way, bringing back knitting as a viable means of production.