Women’s Apparel & Accessories

Apparel:

American Giant Clothing (USA)

Amour Vert sustainable fashion (USA mostly)

Canada Goose outerwear* (Canada)

Citizens of Humanity Jeans (USA & USA of imported fabric)

Eileen Fisher Made in USA Collection (USA)

Express tights & stockings (USA & Italy)

Good hYOUman tees & tanks (USA)

Harvest and Mill Organic Clothing tees (USA)

Keep it Wild Co. Tees & Hoodies (USA or USA on imported fabric)

Leota fun print dresses (USA of imported fabric)

Little Day Dresses – made to order (Texas, USA)

Locally Grown Clothing Co. t-shirts (Iowa, USA)

North Face Backyard collection (USA)

Rag & Bone Denim (USA & USA of imported fabric)

Richter Goods tops & tees (Texas, USA)

Patagonia 100% organic fair-trade jeans (Sri Lanka)

PrAna organic headbands (USA)

Pura Kai organic cotton clothing (CA, USA)

Show Me Your Mumu clothing (USA of imported fabric)

Sophia Reyes womenswear (USA)

Splendid Made in USA collection (USA & USA of imported fabric)

Suki + Solaine women’s fashion (USA)

Tabii Just zero waste designer (NY, USA)

Tradlands button-up shirts (USA)

United by Blue Graphic tees (USA)

VAUTE vegan, ethical outerwear (NY, USA)

Via74 made in USA apparel market (USA)

Zero + Maria Conejo luxury clothing (NYC, USA)

7 for All Mankind jeans (USA & Mexico of imported fabric)

Bags & Totes & such:

Eileen Fisher responsibly sourced leather* bags (NY, USA)

Forestbound Bag Company – The “Escape” bags (MA, USA)

Harvey’s handbags – the “seatbeltbag” (Cali, USA)

Hatton Henry leather* bags (Texas, USA)

MapTote bags (NY, USA)

Morado Designs organic canvas bags (Vermont, USA)

Nest Pure cork handbags (Minnesota, USA)

Newton Supply Co. backpacks, clutches, totes, purses (Texas, USA)

Satchel Leather* Goods (Bags, bangles) (Georgia, USA)

SeaBags Maine recycled sails eco-friendly bags (Maine, USA)

Seltzer Goods tote-bags (USA)

Von Holzhusen handmade vegan (or ‘real’ leather*) bags (CA, USA)

Footwear:

Frye Made in USA Collection leather* boots (USA)

Kamik recyclable rain boots (Canada)

Kiwi handcrafted sandals* (Cali, USA)

New Balance custom sneakers & select sneakers (USA)

Oka-B recyclable zero-waste shoes (Georgia, USA)

Okabashi sandals & clogs (Georgia, USA)

Jewelry & glasses:

Gleeful Peacock handmade jewelry (Oklahoma, USA)

Leighelena leather* bracelets & wrist wraps (Texas, USA)

Rackk & Ruin Handmade jewelry (Vermont, USA)

STATE Optical Eyewear (Chicago, USA)

The Purple Toadstool handmade earrings (Texas, USA)

Maternity:

AG Jeans A Pea in the Pod Collection (USA of imported fabric)

Swedish Stockings, from recycled materials (Europe)

Underwear:

BGreen fair-trade organic underwear & basics (USA)

Brook There organic, zero waste underwear & bras (MA, USA)

Darn Tough Socks (Vermont, USA)

Hanky Panky Lingerie (USA)

PACT fair-trade organic undies (Asia, Europe)

Smartwool Socks (USA)

Sockwell Socks (USA)

Solmate Socks made from recycled fibers (USA)

Swedish Stockings – The only sustainable hosiery brand (Europe)

Thinx Period underwear (Sri Lanka)

Thorlo Padded Socks (North Carolina, USA)

[Click the brand name to get to the company website]

*I get it. Animal products are not for everyone. Leather is not an eco-friendly material. Goose feathers and fur are pretty darn unethical. Please research and make an enlightened decision. Read more here. 

4 thoughts on “Women’s Apparel & Accessories

  1. Hi, Love your blog.

    Our daughter, Katie, has her own women’s athletic wear company, Valleau Apparel. The products are all sewn in the US, (Los Angeles,) although the fabrics, (4 way stretch) only come from Asia, mostly Taiwan and Korea. (Sadly, there are no US sources anymore.)

    She is a former gymnast, designs all of her styles herself here in San Diego and her products appeal to all types of women’s active wear uses.

    How might she be able to work with you?

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    1. Hi Peter! Thanks for stopping by and browsing :)
      I could add Valleau Apparel to my list of brands (this page) but in order for me to write a post, promote and add Katie’s designs to the Look Book, I’d need to try, wear and wash at least one piece in her collection. I am not very sporty, but I do like her clothes and a tank top would be something I’d use. (They look like they’re made from cotton or similar, not a synthetic like the other pieces, is that right?) You can have Katie email me at made.right.here@outlook.com if she wants to talk more! Thanks for your interest.

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  2. Hi, not sure what the criteria are, but if it is Made in the USA and made of eco-friendly fibers:

    A word of warning, buying Made in the USA and buying quality clothes that last and then can be repurposed, is not cheap and it shouldn’t be cheap. If it is cheap for you, then someone else is paying for your shirt another way – by crappy working conditions, environmental pollution, five year olds cleaning out the cotton looms instead of going to school, etc.

    These are off the top of my head, but here are several I think are great:

    Match Point USA and La Fixsun – same company, different lines; European linen, Cut, sewn, and dyed in the USA – the LA area. Very popular boutique brand sold in many brick and mortar boutiques and online as well.

    Blue Fish Clothing – this company has been the gold standard for many years. Anyone younger than 20 yo probably has never heard of Blue Fish because the designs were once considered very hippie and artsy-fartsy. Truly seed to finished product organic cotton clothing. I believe the linen styles are made of European linen. Back in the 80s Blue Fish’s stamped and painted clothing was all the rage – women collected (and still do) the designs. They have a website you can purchase from or you can find some things on eBay.

    Elizabeth Suzann – Another awesome line – mostly sold online with a 4-5wk wait time for your order to arrive – made on demand, with very little kept in a warehouse. Linen and cotton and iirc, some silk. To me, this company is doing it the right way. Childcare for her employees, fair wages, great sustainable fabrics..take a look at the website and blog. She even gives a breakdown of the costs behind one of her most popular styles of shirt – fascinating read – because when customers bellyache about why it costs so much -she is able to show them why.

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    1. Thank you for leaving a list of great brands to check out here on the site! That’s how others find them :)

      My criteria is I only add things I have personal experience with (or a friend or family member have used and loved).

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