Just started this list of sustainable and ethical stores, brands and designers. Very much a work in progress. Send your picks and suggestions to Elizabeth at elizabeth.l.cline AT gmail.com
DEPARTMENT STORES THAT CARRY DOMESTICALLY-MADE LINES
Dillards - Carries Karen Kane, womens-wear line produced largely in the U.S. Sample Price: $108 for Wrap Dress
Neiman Marcus - Search “Made in USA” 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.
ETHICAL DESIGNERS AND BRANDS
A.D.O. - Feminine herbal-dyed and organic designs, using NYC production as well as Fair Trade factories overseas. Sample price: $209 for print Hampton Dress
Auralis - Made in U.S. using sustainable fabrics like bamboo and organic cotton. Sample price: $240 for a Convertible Jumper
Carrie Parry - Brooklyn-made, beautifully tailored clothing made of luxurious sustainable materials like Bemberg Cupro. Sample price: $285 for the buttercup yellow Sleeveless Belted Dress
Etrican - Youthful, flirty eco-fashion label out of Singapore. Sample price: $26 for flower print skirt
Dobbin - Made in NY line for fuller-figured woman. Focus on fit and quality fabrics. Sample price: $168 for the Juliet Stretch Dress
Five8ths - Handmade, tailored menswear out of Baltimore.
Feral Childe - Made in U.S. and featuring original silkscreened prints. Sample price: $145 for 100% silk Crater Top
Green Eileen - High quality, gently used Eileen Fisher Clothing. Their retail location is in Yonkers, New York.
Karen Kane - L.A. based womenswear brand; 80% produced in the U.S. Sample price: $118 Cascade Tie Top
One Mango Tree - On-trend fair trade and organic dresses and tops made in Uganda. Sample price: $78 for Kitenge Shift Dress
People Tree - A UK-based Fair Trade clothing company that sells trendy, youthful clothes at a very affordable price point. Sample price: $21 for a Coral Dragonfly Oversized Tee
Nanette Lepore - This famed womenswear designer uses 80% domestic production. Sample price: $278 Flower Fairy Dress
Patagonia - Sportswear brand that uses lower-impact dyes and finishes on fabrics. They also recycle worn-out items for customers. Sample price: $65 Margot Dress.
Purush - Designed in Brooklyn, made in new Delhi of natural, handmade fabrics. 10% of profits go to clean water projects in India. Sample price: $68 Prakiti tank top
The Podolls - San Fransisco-based line made, much of it from organic cotton grown and sewn in the U.S.
Etsy - Large community of handmade and vintage/refashioned clothing designers and sellers. All price points.
J. Brand - Premium denim and ready-to-wear made in the U.S. Sample price: $176 Mid-Rise Skinny jeans
Raleigh Denim - Locally-produced limited edition jeans.
Melissa - Recyclable/recycled plastic footwear produced in a zero-waste factor. Sample price: $80 Ballerina Flat
Novacas - Made from environmentally-friendly, biodegradable synthetics. Sample price: $129 for two-tone Alexia Oxfords
Timberland - Quality footwear and clothing with a commitment to sustainability. Recently launched their Earthkeepers line made of recycled materials.
TS Designs - North-Carolina-made Ts in 100% organic cotton.