Green is the new black
Sustainable and ethical fashion is pretty hot right now. And not without good reason, to be honest. We’re slowly becoming aware that our planet is pretty much falling apart, and it turns out that a lot of it is because of the way we manufacture our products, primarily our clothes.
Producing ethical fashion is becoming more of a priority for brands, especially new startup / independent brands who recognize how important sustainable fashion is to consumers. At IndieGetup, we’re trying to make it easier for you to shop socially responsible and environmentally friendly styles, rather than having to search hours on end. Be sure to check out our Sustainable Fashion Brands section on our site to see more!
Every brand listed in this blog has been hand-selected because of their small footprint and because they are creating genuinely amazing pieces.
Wellen originally started off as a surfboard brand in 2007 by, Matthew Jung, and has evolved into a men’s and women’s line made entirely in the US. All clothing is made in Los Angeles, California where they have a close relationship with the factory and artisans who make their clothes.
Keep is based in California and offers a wide variety of cruelty-free vegan shoes and clothing. Their factories are audited by third-party non-profits and each line of production has a Keep representative overseeing it.
PACT Organic clothing is made solely with organic cotton textiles. The people at PACT organic have chosen to make textiles exclusively with organic cotton which has been responsibly farmed. The cotton is farmed in such a way that it has a low impact on the soils and environment, and meets the organic standards. PACT Organic is certified by The Global Organic Textile Standard and is Fair Trade Certified.
Bleed is a German-based eco-friendly sport and streetwear brand that produces ecological, vegan and fairly produced clothing, which does not only differ by style from classical organic clothing. They have collabed with both Liquid Surf and Peta to keep our oceans clean and our animals healthy and safe!
Dick Moby is an ethical eyewear brand using 97% recycled acetate for all of its frames and only 3% black ink. Even their microfiber lens cloths are made from recycled PET (polyethylene terephthalate) and their cases are from recycled leather.
Krochet Kids is a lifestyle brand & an innovative non-profit organization. They have been working since 2007 to empower women to rise above poverty through a holistic approach to poverty alleviation that involves jobs, education, and mentorship in Peru and Uganda
Started back in 2010, United By Blue is an outdoor lifestyle brand with a focus on waterway conservation. Their apparel is crafted with responsibility and durability at their core. They pledge to remove a pound of trash from the earth’s oceans and waterways for every product we sell through company-organized cleanups.
Brooklyn-based design and manufacturing company, Winter Water Factory, specializes in screen printed textiles and organic kids’ and women’s clothing. They print on soft organic cotton and fashion them into classic designs. They truly believe in creating high-quality products for a healthy planet. Every item is made from 100% certified organic cotton and is manufactured in the USA!
New York, NY