Fashion is slowing down at lightning speed. Replacing your entire wardrobe every season is no longer a thing. Rather, style is about investing in key pieces that will last for years, keeping clothing out of the landfills and instead, right on us—looking 10/10. So we rounded up some brands and key staple items we’d happily stock up on (only if we needed to, of course). They’re all sustainable, well made, and have beautiful design: the recipe for good slow fashion. We feel good giving them our money (all our money. Take it all).
Dress it up, dress it down. The made-in-America Santi Jumpsuit from LACAUSA is perfect for frankly any occasion. Throw on a t-shirt or turtleneck underneath for a more casual vibe, or pair with heels to wear out on the town.
Kotn is a feel-good brand: it expertly combines simple design with the luxury of Egyptian cotton grown ethically at family farms. The brand specializes in closet basics, like its turtlenecks. Wear one on its own or get layer-y with it—the options are endless.
Reformation controls its production process by having its own factory in Los Angeles. In particular, its denim line is ethical and transparent: the brand tells you how much CO2 and water you’ve saved by picking out a pair of its jeans. The exposed button fly on the Cynthia design makes this classic pair a little spicier.
Everyone needs classic white sneakers in their shoe lineup, in our humble opinion. For that we look to VEJA, a leader in eco and ethical production in the shoe world. This company works directly with fair-trade farms in Brazil, and buys organic and ecologically-friendly materials. The V-10 sneakers we picked out have a fun 1980s vibe that’ll give any outfit a retro flair.
From shoes to jeans, we can all afford to be a little more sustainable in our purchases. And thanks to these brands, eco-friendly is as cute as ever.