We don’t always make perfect decisions when it comes to shopping sustainable fashion in Los Angeles, but we do what we can!
Buying pre-owned obviously cuts down on the need to manufacture new garments, as well as reduces carbon emissions, waste, and saves water. Even buying clothing new that has been produced sustainably can go a long way towards cutting down on your personal footprint.
Below are some favorite places to shop sustainable fashion in Los Angeles.
Los Angeles-based brand Ziran creates sustainable 100% hand-dyed silk items…that are pure gorgeousness. The line features silk jackets, tops, pants, and dresses that are perfect for stylish (and feel-good) layering in the L.A. weather.
(Be sure to check out our full interview with Kelly Shanahan about starting the line.)
2. Alternative Apparel
L.A.’s Alternative Apparel is located in Venice and sells sustainable clothing from a few different brands. This is the place to go when basics are on the shopping list. Think soft, colorful tees, active wear, and accessories.
Reformation sells its own line of clothing that they make from vintage fabrics. In addition to clothes, they also make swimwear and shoes. It’s pretty hard to beat ethically made leopard print bikinis.
Reformation has six different stores in California, four of which are in Los Angeles. (Two of them are located right on Melrose.)
We’re kind of obsessed with Re/Done. They’re not only sustainably reselling vintage denim, but they’re remaking it into perfection. All their jeans are cut and fit uniquely, meaning no one will have the exact same pair.
Re/Done is doing big things when it comes to sustainable fashion in Los Angeles, but they’re also just doing big things for jeans in general.
5. Any Vintage or Resale Shop
Another great way to shop sustainable fashion in Los Angeles is hitting up the vintage and resale shops. Los Angeles is full of them.
Crossroads Trading is one of our favorites, but we also love the flea market at Fairfax high. (Which takes place every Sunday, rain or shine!) Crossroads buys and takes items on consignment, as long as their trend.
What that means for you as a shopper, is finding some great deals on just lightly used items. (If not brand new items entirely.)
Let us know your own favorite spots if you have any add!