Sustainable Style Stars

New designer brands embrace ethical chic.

Reformation (www.thereformation.com) A pioneering force on the sustainable fashion scene, Reformation uses vintage clothing and excess material to create its coveted limited edition collections. (Photo: Reformation)
Mary Lai (www.marylai.com) Made by skilled artisans in New York, Lai's handbags are celebrated for their use of local craftsmanship. (Photo: Mary Lai)
Daniel Silverstein (http://www.danielsilverstein.us/) A luxe, high-end label focused on the concept of zero fabric waste. (Photo: Daniel Silverstien)
Wild Soul (http://www.thewildsoul.com/) Bridging the gap between philanthropy and fashion, every time you buy a pair of Wild Soul sunglasses, a portion of the purchase goes to a charity of your choice. (Photo: Wild Soul)
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IMAGO-A (http://imago-a.com/) Impeccably designed, Scandinavian-style bags that are made by local craftsmen in New York. (Picture: IMAGO-A)
Nettie Kent (http://www.nettiekent.com/) Made from recycled materials, Kent’s jewellery strikingly blends metals with soft leather. (Photo: Nettie Kent)
M. Patmos (http://mpatmos.com/) With a focus on color, texture and tailoring, M. Patmos is a knitwear company with a conscience. (Photo: Nico Iliev)
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Kordal (http://www.kordalknitwear.com/) This Brooklyn-based brand focuses on high quality, locally produced knitwear. (Photo: Alex Bayer)
Mina + Olya (www.minaolya.com) Known for its high quality fabrics and its sleek, sharp silhouettes, this label has a signature style that is sophisticated and subtly unique. (Photo: Nicolas Padron)

Spearheaded by Ali Hewson of Edun and Brits including Stella McCartney and Vivienne Westwood, sustainably sourced, ethically-minded fashion is now flourishing and growing faster than ever in New York.

A host of innovative, independent designers are helping to shatter the horrors of hemp, and show that sustainable style is here to stay.

If you need further persuasion that socially responsible fashion is more than a mere illusion, check out these designers if you’re shopping for fall.

 

 

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