5 Places to Shop Sustainable and Ethical Fashion in Los Angeles
We don’t always make perfect decisions when it comes to shopping sustainable and ethical fashion, but we do what we can! In fact, we recently started reselling vintage and pre-owned clothing right here on Divvy Mag! Buying pre-owned obviously cuts down on the need to manufacture new garments, as well as reduces carbon emissions, waste, and saves water. Even buying clothing new that has been produced sustainably can go a long way towards cutting down on your personal footprint. Below are favorite five places to shop sustainable and ethical fashion in Los Angeles.
Los Angeles-based brand Ziran creates sustainable 100% hand dyed silk items…that are pure gorgeousness. The line features silk jackets, tops, pants, and dresses that are perfect for stylish (and feel-good) layering in the L.A. weather.
(Be sure to check out our full interview with Kelly Shanahan about starting the line.)
2. Alternative Apparel
L.A.’s Alternative Apparel is located in Venice and sells sustainable clothing from a few different brands. This is the place to go when basics are on the shopping list. Think soft, colorful tees, active wear, and accessories.
Reformation sells its own line of clothing that they make from vintage fabrics. In addition to clothes, they also make swimwear, and shoes. It’s pretty hard to beat ethically made leopard print bikinis. Reformation has six different stores in California, four of which are in Los Angeles. (Two of them are located right on Melrose.)
We’re kind of obsessed with Re/Done. They’re not only sustainably reselling vintage denim, but they’re remaking it into perfection. All their jeans are cut and fit uniquely, meaning no one will have the exact same pair.
5. Any Vintage or Resale Shop
Los Angeles is full of vintage and resale shops. Crossroads Trading is one of our favorites, but we also love the flea market at Fairfax high. (Which takes place every Sunday, rain or shine!) Crossroads buys and takes items on consignment, as long as their trend. What that means for you as a shopper, is finding some great deals on just lightly used items. (If not brand new items entirely.)
Let us know your own favorite spots if you have any add!