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Ethical Retailers & Marketplaces

Ethical Retailers & Marketplaces

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CAPSULE

Store in Barcelona, Spain

The good people at Capsule are working to bring back “the art of the handmade”. Traditionally, everything was handmade, before machines and automation was even a twinkle in their inventor’s eye. Over time, these artisan skills are slowly lost. Capsule is rediscovering them and reviving them in a big way. They have sourced skilled artisans from across Africa and Europe to create beautiful, unique pieces that bring life back to these old traditions. Their work helps these artisans make a meaningful living with their craft while bringing awareness to the plight of some of these lost arts. These ethically created, handcrafted pieces are gentle on those who make them, as well as the planet.

GALERIE.LA

Store in Los Angeles, ROW DTLA

Founded by celebrity stylist Dechel Mckillian in Los Angeles, GALERIE.LA is a thoughtfully curated selection of emerging sustainable fashion brands. Her physical store is located in the new hip retail district ROW DTLA. Here you can search and shop by the values that are most important to you. Whether it be artisanal, eco-friendly, ethical, local, recycled, or vegan – you will definitely find a brand you love! 

MI APPAREL

Store in Liverpool, UK

After having worked in the fashion industry for more than 20 years, Kate Auguste seeks to change the way people think about their clothes. This is why she created mi apparel, a platform that features ethical, sustainable and transparent products only. Only for you. From apparel to beauty products and accessories of all kinds: if you are looking for something special that is good for you, the environment and its people, you are damn right at mi apparel. A lot more world- and life-changing brands are to be featured soon!

NOIS

Warehouse in New York

Nois’s humble beginnings as a vegan street-style has grown into a curated online destination for vegan fashion. They place an emphasis on stocking emerging designers while carefully selecting timeless pieces that will last through the fads. Every item is you will find in their store is free from any animal products including silk, leather or animal skins, and fur or hair. You can be confident when shopping with nois that you are purchasing truly vegan fashion. Not only will your order be compassionate to animals but also environmentally conscious due to the fact that their shipping materials are recycled materials and are themselves 100% recyclable!

PIVOT MARKET

Store in Miami, Florida

PIVOT is the first market in the US to exclusively present brands that are commitment to sustainability. To provide a unique shopping experience, they dedicate 7.200 sqft. for brands and consumers who share the same values of transparency, sustainability and fairness. PIVOT enables brands to tell their own personal story to consumers through passionate staff, fixtures and displays. They work with the best local marketers and influencers and also organise special events such as swap parties or DIY workshops throughout the year.

PROVEER

Warehouse in Los Angeles

Proveer is the Spanish word for provide. The Los Angeles-based ethical retail company is a platform for brands that support indigenous communities in Latin America. It was important for the two founders and sisters Kristel and Janet Gomez, that these talented people are able to showcase their work and make a living through the clothes and accessories they make. All items, including pants, dresses, bags, shoes etc. are carefully handmade by indigenous artisans and local designers who use ancient sewing techniques and/or organic materials. The small imperfections make each piece individual and special.

TAKE IT SLOW

Warehouse in Amsterdam

We love shopping at Take It Slow. They stock beautifully made modern, chic pieces which are carefully sourced for their sustainability and honest production principles. You can shop by category, brand, or material which we think is a great touch. They also provide you with some inspiration if you can’t decide what kind of look you’re going for, and provide some great info and tips on their slow blog!

THE ETHO

Marketplace, USA

As an alternative to other online marketplaces, The Etho exclusively offers ethically sourced products from all around the world. It is a place where ethical brands and conscious shoppers meet to make a change. Faire does not only stand for fair trade but also means “to make” or “to do” in French. Aspiring a world without poverty, The Etho raises awareness of global issues, huma, ity and origins. The Etho dedicates 20% of their revenue to supporting current sellers, and to fostering entrepreneurship in developing regions. From fair fashion to ethical beauty products, electronics and more – you will find everything your heart could possibly desire.

THEGREENLABELS

Warehouse in Amsterdam

Thegreenlabels.com is an online boutique of just that – green labels which are clean but don´t ask to compromise on style. They have created an online space that gives you easy access to responsible labels. Of course, not every brand is the same and not all of our preferences are the same. However, TGL has made it as easy as a couple of clicks to sort through their wide range of brands for the exact values you are looking for. All brands first need to fulfil fair and ethical requirements, but then you can sort by vegan, clean processes, local production, or waste reduction. All of which have their own merits. TGL gives you the transparency and information you need to make the most informed decision.

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THE WEARNESS

Marketplace, Munich

The Wearness is an online-marketplace for ethical luxury supplying a shopping experience for a clear conscience in a fair and transparent way – without sacrificing style and quality. The Wearness offers a curated edit in women’s and men’s ready to wear, accessories, jewelry and beauty. The marketplace uses ten different icons to identify sustainable criteria such as „vegan“, „organic“ or „handmade“. All brands and items available are scanned and selected by the founders – all with a professional background in fashion: Julia, Jennifer, and Karolin have worked for various prestigious fashion magazines. Guya is managing-director of Vieri, a high-jewelry label that works exclusively with ethical gold.

TROO

Warehouse in Switzerland

Troo is a lovely online shop that offers carefully selected and beautifully designed, responsible fashion labels. The founders of Troo search the globe to find and work with inspiring designers whose limited pieces are handmade with love and a lot of laughs. All the beautiful creations can be shipped right to your door. They believe in a slower, more mindful, and more sustainable life and only pair up with those who share their views. You can shop for intimates by Nette Rose, bold yet timeless garments by FOUND.Collection, or modern beautifully clea- cut fashion by mille collines. We here at Mochni are all about the truth and therefore couldn’t agree more with the Troo family´s motto: “Be troo. Live troo. Wear troo”.

VERSE

Warehouse in Amsterdam

Verse stocks some big sustainable brands that you may already know and love, but they also curates a stunning range of niche, up-and-coming sustainable brands that may not be on your radar. They have a fabulous range of very fairly priced clothing, shoes, accessories, natural beauty and more that you can shop for at your leisure on their website. Or you can shop for exclusive, limited edit pieces at their showroom located in the beautiful city of Amsterdam. At Verse, you truly can shop for sustainable fashion that doesn’t cost the earth.

WE DASH LOVE

Warehouse in Australia

The team at WE DASH LOVE were tired of accepting the “norm” of fast fashion and all of the detrimental impacts that come with it. They are working to making the world of ethically produced, environmentally conscious fashion more accessible and encouraging consumers to make more mindful purchases. WE DASH LOVE only stock brands that can answer simple questions such as: who made it? And, were they paid fairly for their work? They have worked in the Australia fashion industry for years and understand why products are priced the way they are and therefore don’t stock “cheap” items, they stock quality items.

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