Sustainable Brand Guide from A-Z

Updated: Mar 4, 2020


When I first started to be more conscious of the items that I purchase, I truly had to dig a little deeper than just the first brand that appears on a google search. Over time I have created an ongoing list of brands to look for when I need to purchase something. There are lots of brands out there, and many start ups that don't understand the big picture of sustainability and focus in on one aspect rather than all while creating a product. It is rare that I come across a brand that is truly 100% genuine and equally sustainable. I think the brands that recognize their flaws and are constantly trying to improve their practices are the ones to follow and support.


I only go to these brands when I NEED something, not just because I'm bored or feel like I have "nothing to wear". I've challenged myself that whenever I finish using something in my apartment, it is no longer wearable or in need of something new, that I find a more sustainable solution than what I had before. Going to second hand stores- or swapping clothes with friends should come to mind first before buying something new. There are so many rental and second hand shops all over and online.


The brands I listed below are on a great path and most definitely doing more than most!


I will consistently be updating and adding this list so keep checking in!


Please share with me any brands or companies that you know of that I have yet to come across. :)


Here's a key to understand how I priced the brand's below. You can click on the dollar sign(s) next to the brand name that will link you directly to their website.


$= $1-75

$$ = 75- 150

$$$ = 150 - 225

$$$$ = 225+


WOMENS CLOTHING


ADIDAS X PARLEY: Athletic wear ($)

ADIDAS X STELLA: Athletic wear ($$)

AMARA: Swimwear ($$$)

ATHLETICA: *B CORP Athletic wear ($)

BARNABY JACK: Vintage Second hand Clothing ($-$$)

BEACON'S CLOSET: Second hand Clothing ($-$$)

BRIAR MAE VINTAGE: Second hand Clothing ($$)

BUFFALO EXCHANGE: Second hand Clothing ($-$$)

BHOOMKI: ($$$)

DARIADEH: ($)

DEDICATED: ($)

ECOALF: ($$)

EILEEN FISHER: *B Corp ($$$$)

EVERLANE: ($-$$)

FOR DAYS: Subscription-based ($)

FRANK AND OAK: *B Corp Subscription-based ($$)

GANNI: ($$$$)

HIUT DENIM: Jeans - ($$$)

INDIGO LUNA STORE – Yoga and Swimwear ($)

KINGS OF INDIGO: ($$)

LEVI’S: Jeans and Basics ($-$$)

L-TRAIN VINTAGE: Second hand Clothing ($-$$)

MATE THE LABEL: Lounge ($-$$)

NEU NOMADS: ($$)

NINETY PERCENT: ($$)

NUDIE JEANS: Jeans ($$$)

OHOY SWIM: Swimwear ($$)

OUTERKNOWN: ($$-$$$)

PATAGONIA : *B Corp Outdoorsy ($-$$)

PEOPLE TREE: ($$$)

REFORMATION: ($$)

RENT THE RUNWAY: Rental subscription ($$-$$$)

ROAM VINTAGE: Second hand clothing ($$)

SHOP STRESSED: Second hand clothing ($$)

SIIZU: ($$)

SPELL: ($$$$)

STAY WILD SWIM: Swimwear ($$-$$$)

STELLA MCCARTNEY: ($$$$)

STUDY NY: ($$$$)

THE ACEY: ($$)

THE REAL REAL: Second hand Luxury shop ($-$$$$)

UNDERSEA SWIM: Swimwear ($$)

ZERO + MARIA MCORNEJO: ($$$$)


WOMENS ACCESSORIES


ADIDAS X PARLEY: Athletic sneakers ($$$)

ADIDAS X STELLA: Athletic sneakers ($$$$)

BARNABY JACK: Vintage Second hand Clothing ($-$$)

BEACON'S CLOSET: Second hand Clothing ($-$$)

CATORI LIFE: Jewelry ($$)

CHOPARD: Jewelry ($$$$)

GANNI: Shoes and Bags ($$$-$$$$)

HAMILTON PERKINS: Backpacks and Bags ($$)

HEJHEJ MATS: Yoga mats ($$$)

MATT AND NAT: Shoes ($$-$$$)

PELA CASE: *B Corp Phone Case ($)

THE REAL REAL: Secondhand Luxury shop ($-$$$$)

VEJA: *B Corp Sneakers ($$)

VRAI: Jewelry ($$$-$$$$)



MENS CLOTHING


ADIDAS X PARLEY: Athletic clothing ($)

BEACON'S CLOSET: Second hand Clothing ($-$$) BUFFALO EXCHANGE: Second hand Clothing ($-$$)

DEDICATED: Clothing ($)

ECOALF: Clothing ($$)

EVERLANE: Clothing ($-$$)

FOR DAYS: Subscription-based clothing ($)

HAMILTON PERKINS: Backpacks and Bags ($$)

HERON PRESTON: Luxury Clothing ($$$$)

HIUT DENIM: Jeans - ($$$)

KINGS OF INDIGO: Clothing ($$)

LEVI’S: Jeans and Basics ($-$$)

MATT AND NAT: Shoes ($$-$$$)

OUTERKNOWN: ($$-$$$)

PATAGONIA : *B Corp ($-$$)

THE REAL REAL: Secondhand Luxury shop ($-$$$$)



MENS ACCESSORIES


ADIDAS X PARLEY: Athletic sneakers ($$$)

BEACON'S CLOSET: Second hand Clothing ($-$$)

PELA CASE: *B Corp Phone Case ($)

The Real Real: Secondhand Luxury shop ($-$$$$)

VEJA: *B Corp Sneakers ($$)



CHILDREN


ECO BY NATY: Baby diapers and wipes ($)

DEDICATED: Clothing ($)

ECOALF: Clothing ($$)

LEVI’S: Jeans and Basics ($-$$)

PATAGONIA : *B Corp ($-$$)

SEVENTH GENERATION : Free and Clear Diapers ($)



HOME


ABEEGO: Beeswax reusable food wrap ($)

ALTER ECO: Biodegradable packaging no palm oil Chocolate ($)

BATCHSTRIPS: Biodegradable bandaids ($)

BLUE LAND: Refillable cleaning bottles/tablets ($)

DOISY AND DAM: *B Corp No palm oil Chocolate ($)

DROPPS: Laundry and dishwasher detergent pods ($)

GROVE: Kitchen and Bath ($)

JUST WATER: *B Corp water bottle ($)

PACKAGE FREE SHOP: Kitchen and Bath ($)

SEVENTH GENERATION: Cleaning ($)

TRADE COFFEE CO: Subscription Coffee Box ($)



PETS


CYCLE DOG: Biodegradeable poop bags and other pet products ($)



BEAUTY/SKIN/HAIR


ARBONNE: *B Corp - Skin, Makeup, Supplements ($) (Contact @Kimberlyyyjean for more inquiries)

COSTA BRAZIL: Face oil ($$)

DIRTY HIPPIE: Makeup ($)

DAB HERB: Makeup ($)

KRAVE: Skincare ($)

LEAF SHAVE: Plastic Free Razors ($)

LUSH: Cosmetics and Bath ($)

PACKAGE FREE SHOP: Bath and Skincare ($)

PANGEA: Skincare ($)

TERRA TIES: Biodegradable hair ties, plastic-free ($)



*B- Corporation's are "businesses that meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose. ... B Corps form a community of leaders and drive a global movement of people using business as a force for good."