Independent fashion designers are our first love, but we’ve got an ongoing crush on local retailers who combine eco-friendly fashion and independent labels under one roof. When next you’re on the hunt for eco-friendly apparel and accessories in San Francisco, take a gander at these local shops and boutiques:
Clary Sage Organics, a wellness retailer located in the Marina, offers their very own natural, handmade yoga line and casual wear to help you balance your active lifestyle.
Eco Citizen sets the bar high for the quality of eco brands they carry in their store; right down to the construction of the garment, you can be rest assured that it was made under a fair trade partnership and not in a sweatshop.
Convert is a local Eastbay retailer in Berkeley that has set out to do just what it's name says. While not all the brands carried here adhere to the same environmentally friendly standards as we'd prefer, owner Randy Brewer, challenges each of her vendors to consider how they can reduce their impact on our environment.
Needles and Pens has much more to offer than practical goods, zines and art. In fact, many of the hip local San Francisco designers sell their lines here. The Mission District location stocks predominantly reowned, recycled and resewn goodies for you to enjoy!
Loft 1513's eclectic mix of eclectic mix of organic brands such as, Audrey Costa Designs, makes adhering to ethical fashion look easy! The Loft is also known to host fashion runway shows, music events and even sewing and reconstruction classes.
Carefully chosen and selected is how Arkay Workshop stocks its Mission Street location. They offer a broad range of products from accessories to body care that will allow you to bespeak you ecological character.
Gravel and Gold is a conpicuous, eco-friendly retailer that is full of character. Their list of designers, referred to as 'Makers', includes known brands such as Al's Attire and others that may not be as widely known. Either way, this retailer can be a great place to start if you looking to add another designer to your faves list.
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