Ethical Fashion Brands We Love

In the bustling landscape of modern fashion, where trends come and go with the blink of an eye, a quiet revolution is taking place. This revolution isn't marked by flashy runways or celebrity endorsements but by a steadfast commitment to sustainability, transparency and ethical practices. As Fashion Revolution Week draws to a close and Earth Day remains fresh in our minds, it's the perfect time to shine a spotlight on companies that embody these values wholeheartedly. 

These brands, both well-known and emerging, have set themselves apart by prioritizing more than just profit margins. They've made it their mission to challenge the status quo, demonstrating that style and conscience can indeed coexist harmoniously. Here are some well-known and smaller California-based brands that prioritize sustainability, transparency, ethical practices and quality:

Amour Vert

Nestled in the heart of San Francisco, Amour Vert blends sustainability with style. By utilizing eco-friendly materials like organic cotton, Tencel and recycled polyester, they craft garments that not only look good but do good for the planet too. Their commitment to transparency and ethical production practices sets a commendable standard for the industry.

Christy Dawn

With a passion for vintage-inspired fashion and a dedication to reducing waste, Christy Dawn embodies the spirit of ethical craftsmanship. Based in Los Angeles, this brand breathes new life into deadstock fabric, creating timeless dresses and separates that honor both the past and the future. Their support for local artisans and commitment to ethical production underscore their mission of sustainability.

Eileen Fisher

Eileen Fisher is committed to sustainability and ethical production. They use organic and recycled materials, support fair labor practices and offer a "take-back" program for recycling old garments.


Everlane is dedicated to radical transparency in fashion. They provide detailed information about their factories and production processes, use high-quality materials and offer a range of timeless wardrobe staples.


Everviolet offers a beautiful collection of adaptive lingerie and loungewear designed to nurture women's bodies following treatment for breast cancer and other significant life events. Committed to transparency and sustainability, our ethically manufactured collection prioritizes eco-friendly materials and small-batch production to minimize waste. From our certified TENCEL™ Modal fabrics to our 100% recycled packaging, every detail reflects our dedication to empowering women and caring for the planet.

Girlfriend Collective

Girlfriend Collective produces activewear using recycled materials, such as plastic bottles and fishing nets. They prioritize transparency and ethical manufacturing, while also promoting body positivity and inclusivity.

Nudie Jeans

Nudie Jeans is committed to sustainability and transparency in denim production. They offer repair services for their jeans, use organic cotton and promote ethical manufacturing practices.


Known for its outdoor clothing and gear, Patagonia goes beyond mere functionality, embracing a philosophy of environmental stewardship and social responsibility. They use recycled materials, promote fair labor practices and actively advocate for environmental conservation.

People Tree

People Tree is a fair trade fashion brand that prioritizes ethical production and sustainable materials. They work with artisans and farmers to create environmentally friendly clothing with a focus on social impact.


Pendleton is known for its woolen products and commitment to sustainability. They use eco-friendly practices in their manufacturing processes and support Native American communities through their partnerships.


While Reformation has gained popularity worldwide, it originated in Los Angeles and continues to produce its trendy and sustainable clothing locally. Their locally produced, trend-forward clothing epitomizes the intersection of fashion and ethics. Through their use of eco-friendly fabrics and dedication to sustainable practices, Reformation continues to redefine what it means to be both stylish and socially responsible.

Stella McCartney

Stella McCartney is a pioneer in sustainable luxury fashion. The brand avoids using leather and fur, opts for organic materials and incorporates innovative eco-friendly practices throughout its supply chain. Stella McCartney proves that luxury and sustainability are not mutually exclusive but rather integral components of a modern, conscious wardrobe.

Whimsy + Row

Headquartered in Los Angeles, Whimsy + Row is on a mission to make sustainable fashion accessible and stylish. Their thoughtfully crafted clothing, made from eco-friendly fabrics and produced with ethical practices, reflects their commitment to transparency and environmental stewardship. From trendy basics to timeless pieces, Whimsy + Row offers a range of options for the conscious consumer.


Zady is dedicated to creating timeless, sustainable fashion essentials. They prioritize transparency, traceability and ethical production, offering clothing made from high-quality, eco-friendly materials.

"In a world of fast fashion, we need a slow revolution." – Vivienne Westwood