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100 Ethical Fashion Choices

From Worn Leather Loafers to Charitable Eco Labels

— June 22, 2011 — Social Good
Ethical fashion choices can range from a relatively obscure eco boutique to large collaborations between charities and multinational corporations to the ever popular TOMS Shoes. It all depends on what you think an ethical way to give is -- and essentially, what ethical means to you.

This list also has a spectrum of wearability. Some of these clothing trends are basic and simple -- fashion that anyone can throw on -- and others are pieces that have been displayed in museums and on haute couture runways. Nevertheless, they all have something in common: they try to do good in some form or another.

These ethical fashion choices include everything eco, organic, recycled, fair trade, animal-friendly, environment-friendly and sustainable clothing products. Maybe they'll inspire you to make different consumer choices, or maybe, you'll bust out your old magazines, cut them up, and make a brand spankin' new upcycled dress.
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Hands-On Promotions
Hands-On Promotions
Lexus Dark Ride Adds Luxury Eco Driving Glove by Linda Loudermilk to Perks
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99
Custom-Printed Sustainable Tees
Custom-Printed Sustainable Tees
TS Designs Adheres to the Triple Bottom Line
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98
Flashy Fair Trade Accessories
Flashy Fair Trade Accessories
Cambodian Threads Designs Vibrant Colored Ties, Bags and Wallets
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97
Poverty Alleviation Footwear
Poverty Alleviation Footwear
Oliberte Strives to Build a Middle Class in Africa
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96
Anti-War Whistleblowers
Anti-War Whistleblowers
Falling Whistles is an Organization Dedicated to Speaking up for Freedom
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95
Justifying Eco Fashion
Justifying Eco Fashion
Rachel Sarnoff & ShopFlick.com Talk Implications of Going Green
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94
From Eco to Animal Friendly Fashion
From Eco to Animal Friendly Fashion
'WildLife Works' Label
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93
At-Risk Teen Tees
At-Risk Teen Tees
Tees at Risk Sells Original Works from Troubled Teenagers
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92
Ethical Fashion Show
Ethical Fashion Show
Sustainable Style in Paris
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91
Eco Fashion Reports
Eco Fashion Reports
‘Cross-Pollination: Eco-Fashion: Going Green' Is Ingenious
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90
African-Sourced Sneakers
African-Sourced Sneakers
SAWA's Classic Shoes Strike a Balance Between Style and Substance
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89
For-Profit Social Ventures
For-Profit Social Ventures
The TOMS Shoes Movement Creates Customer-Philanthropists
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88
Recycled Suede Shoes
Recycled Suede Shoes
The Beyond Skin Footwear Line is Made Largely from Recycled Bottles
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87
Stylishly Personalized Eyewear
Stylishly Personalized Eyewear
Custom Made Warby Parker Glasses by You
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86
Sustainable Catwalks
Sustainable Catwalks
THEKEY.TO is the World's First Internation Green Fashion Show
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85
Ethical Silk Scarves
Ethical Silk Scarves
‘Cambodian Threads’ Gives School Supplies to Impoverished Kids
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84
Afghan Heritage Jewelry
Afghan Heritage Jewelry
The Pippa Small for Turquoise Mountain Collection is Jewelry with a Cause
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83
Charitable Spectacles
Charitable Spectacles
The Warby Parker 'Japhy' Glasses Raise Money for Breast Cancer
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82
Designer Clothing Exchanges
Designer Clothing Exchanges
Lindsay Lohan for Visa Swap
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81
African Mythology Shirts
African Mythology Shirts
Bantu Republic Tees With A Conscience
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80
Upcycled Rain Hoods
Upcycled Rain Hoods
Recycling Zychal is Made from Umbrellas and Vintage Materials
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79
Recycled Ad Banners as Fashion
Recycled Ad Banners as Fashion
Bilum Bilordi Bags
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78
Ethical Eco Retailers
Ethical Eco Retailers
The Offset Warehouse Online Store Makes a Cost-Effective Statement
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77
Sustainable Stylized Tees
Sustainable Stylized Tees
Sutsu Clothing Offers Environmentally Aware and Fair Trade Products
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76
Environmental Pop Culture
Environmental Pop Culture
The Celebrity Bag Fights Plastic Bags
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75
Eco Couture Style Shows
Eco Couture Style Shows
Canada's First Eco Fashion Week Vancouver September 2010
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74
Psychedelic Handmade Belts
Psychedelic Handmade Belts
The Andean Collection is a Vivid and Ethical Line of Fashion
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73
Olympian Water Frocks
Olympian Water Frocks
The Speedo LZR Swimsuit is Recycled into Fashionable Chic
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72
Eco-Friendly Rain Gear
Eco-Friendly Rain Gear
The Cradle-to-Cradle Raincoat by Dutch Spirit is Recyclable
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71
Wraparound Eco Fashion
Wraparound Eco Fashion
The Eviana Hartman Hessnatur Fall 2010 Line is Cozy and Comfortable
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70
'Cheap Chic' Celebrations
'Cheap Chic' Celebrations
Ethical Fashion Day
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69
Charitable Social Media Shoes
Charitable Social Media Shoes
Digg and TOMS Shoes Release Special-Edition Footwear
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68
Discarded Designer Duds
Discarded Designer Duds
Rags2Riches is a Social Business That Creates Handbags Out of Scraps
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67
Organic Designer Fashions
Organic Designer Fashions
John Patrick Organics Fall/Winter 2011 Collection is Decidedly Green
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66
Embroidered Eco Fashion
Embroidered Eco Fashion
Natalie Rae Richardson Creates Knitted Insect-Inspired Styles
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65
Positive Impact Retailers
Positive Impact Retailers
Blue Button is a Social Business Making a Mark
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64
Sci-Fi Eco Fashion
Sci-Fi Eco Fashion
‘Cryoflux' by Ada Zanditon is a Clothing Collection With a Green Me
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63
Trashy Chocolate Couture
Trashy Chocolate Couture
Terracycle's Gown Made From Old M&M Wrappers
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62
Poverty-Fighting Footwear
Poverty-Fighting Footwear
These Keen Santiago Shoes Kick-Start Social Change
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61
Eco Fashionable Murses
Eco Fashionable Murses
Matt & Nat Vegan Man Bags Made From Water Bottles
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60
Upcycled Amo Rings
Upcycled Amo Rings
Adi Zaffran Weisler Crafts Rings From Bullet Fragments
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59
Children's Footwear Charities
Children's Footwear Charities
Toms Shoes Donates One Pair Per Purchase
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58
Social Conscience Footwear
Social Conscience Footwear
Business Inspired by Argentine Alpargata
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57
Fashionistas for the Enivonment
Fashionistas for the Enivonment
Summer Rayne Oakes Wins Over Green-Hearted With New Book
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56
Celeb Social Slippers
Celeb Social Slippers
The Charlize Theron and Toms Shoes Collaboration for Charity
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55
Worn Leather Loafers
Worn Leather Loafers
The Oliberte MAGADO and NAVIRO Shoes are Made in Ethiopia
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54
Chic Fair Trade Clothing
Chic Fair Trade Clothing
Amana Provides Training and Jobs for Women in Morocco
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53
Upcycled Haute Couture
Upcycled Haute Couture
The Barneys New York Espresso Foil Gown is a Green Luxury Icon
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52
Ethical Designer Satchels
Ethical Designer Satchels
These Vivienne Westwood Bags Support Over 7,000 African Women
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51
Cheap Charity Spectacles
Cheap Charity Spectacles
Warby Parker Eyewear is as Affordable as it is Fashionable
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50
Sharp Socially-Aware Glasses
Sharp Socially-Aware Glasses
Warby Parker Distributes Eyewear Using a One-for-One Model
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49
Fair Trade Tees
Fair Trade Tees
African Apparel Founders are on a Mission to Rebuild a Continent
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48
Fantastic Frugal Fashions
Fantastic Frugal Fashions
The Ilvy Jacobs Paper Bag Collection Combines Different Mediums
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47
Adventurous Eco Fashions
Adventurous Eco Fashions
The Stuart + Brown SS 2011 Collection Features Intriguing Apparel
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46
One-for-One Glasses
One-for-One Glasses
TOMS Eyewear is the Next Chapter in this Innovative Business Model
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45
Charitable Hemp Footwear
Charitable Hemp Footwear
Toms Shoes for Charity: Water Raises Money for Clean Water
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44
Super-Soft Eco Fashion
Super-Soft Eco Fashion
Elaine Kim's Collection is Made From Cupro Cotton
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43
Celebrity Benefashions
Celebrity Benefashions
Charitable Emma Watson Fashion Line for People Tree
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42
Eco Fashion Basics
Eco Fashion Basics
Stylish LBDs for Conscientious Consumers
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41
Style-Centric Eco Fashion
Style-Centric Eco Fashion
Exhibition Promotes Sustainable Swedish Fashion by Slowing it Down
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40
Personalized Eco Fashion
Personalized Eco Fashion
Apliiq Clothing Lets You Customize Each Piece With Patches
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39
Rugby Show Couture
Rugby Show Couture
Collaborative Designs By Ralph Lauren & Toms Shoes
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38
Hipster Eco Fashions
Hipster Eco Fashions
The Samantha Pleet AW10 Line is Whimsically Eco-Friendly
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37
Chic Sustainable Swimwear
Chic Sustainable Swimwear
Deux FM's Mystique Bikini is Sweet & Eco-Savvy
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36
Flirty Green Fashion
Flirty Green Fashion
Chi-Town's 2nd Annual Vert Couture Eco-Fashion Show (SPONSORED)
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35
Cozy Eco-Chic Knits
Cozy Eco-Chic Knits
The Tara St. James StudyNY Fall/Winter 2011 Collection Makes Bold Statements
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34
Human-Oriented Handicrafts
Human-Oriented Handicrafts
Tekoha Promotes Sustainable Development for Brazilian Artisans
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33
Amorous Eco Fashion
Amorous Eco Fashion
The Prophetik Spring 2011 Midnight Garden Collection is Whimsical & Romantic
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32
Eco Fashion Spreads
Eco Fashion Spreads
Cameron Diaz is ‘Sunshine Superwoman' in Vogue
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31
Charitable Eco Lables
Charitable Eco Lables
Malaysian Eco Fashion Label 'Ultra' Seeks Funding for Paris Fashion Week
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30
Fair-Trade Eco Fashions
Fair-Trade Eco Fashions
Awamaki Lab Brings Tradition and Fashion Innovation Together
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29
Handmade Snakeskin Shoes
Handmade Snakeskin Shoes
These Pauline in Love Snakeskin Shoes are Classy and Socially Conscious
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28
Website for Ethical Fashion
Website for Ethical Fashion
The BBC's 'Thread: Fashion Without Victims'
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27
Ethical Web Boutiques
Ethical Web Boutiques
'Future:Standard' Offers Environmentally and Socially Responsible Clothing
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DIY Tee Upcycling
DIY Tee Upcycling
Megan Nicolay Transforms Tees into the Next Best Thing
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Skater Eco Jewelry
Skater Eco Jewelry
Seven Plys Skateboard Ring is Made From Upcycled Skate Decks
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Upcycled Artistic Accessories
Upcycled Artistic Accessories
Grain Design Promotes Guatemalan Artisans and Helps the Planet
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Upcycled Couture
Upcycled Couture
The Baroque Creations of Ziad Ghanem
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Angelic Eco Fashion
Angelic Eco Fashion
Go Green With the H & M Conscious Collection
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Upcycled Couture
Upcycled Couture
The Maison Martin Margiela Spring/Summer 2011 Line Features Wood Veneer
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Economically Sustainable Footwear
Economically Sustainable Footwear
The Oliberte Obida Chukka Boot Helps Build Africa
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Upcycled Couture Jewelry
Upcycled Couture Jewelry
The Tonya O'Hara Pet:Cell Plastic Collection is Ecologically Good
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18
Upcycled Haute Couture
Upcycled Haute Couture
Maison Martin Margiela's Fall Winter 2010 Showcases Eco, Artisanal Designs
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Upcycled Weapon Necklaces
Upcycled Weapon Necklaces
B-Side Jewelry's Gun Reclamation Project
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16
Fair Trade Underwear
Fair Trade Underwear
Pants to Poverty is a Hip Social Enterprise That Raises “Underwearness"
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Groovy Eco Fashion
Groovy Eco Fashion
The JoAnn Berman Spring 2011 Collection is a Kaleidoscope of Color
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Newspaper Couture Fashion Shows
Newspaper Couture Fashion Shows
Upcycled Ball Gowns Take the Spotlight at the Green Show
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13
Upcycled Runway Jewelry
Upcycled Runway Jewelry
LITTER SF's Recycled Accessories Impress at Christian Cota's S/S '10 Show
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12
Unassuming Eco Fashions
Unassuming Eco Fashions
Hessnatur by Clodagh is Simply Stylish and Green
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11
Earthy Ethical Fashion
Earthy Ethical Fashion
Emma Watson Launches Green-Chic Clothing Line With People Tree
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10
Nerdy Minimalist Eyewear
Nerdy Minimalist Eyewear
Aingeru Zorita Shoots the Warby Parker 2010 Lookbook
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9
Golden Bridal Flats
Golden Bridal Flats
The New TOMS Shoes Wedding Collection is Specially Made for Your Big Day
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8
Paper Crane Frocks
Paper Crane Frocks
The Yuliya Kyrpo Upcycled Origami Dress is Made of Reused Newspapers
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7
Charitable Paper Jewelry
Charitable Paper Jewelry
Jenny Lai and Lindsay Perkins Partner With KEZA for Eco Fashion Collectio
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6
Fair-Trade Celeb Fashion
Fair-Trade Celeb Fashion
The Emma Watson 2011 People Tree Collection is Clothing With a Conscience
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5
Upcycled Menswear for Women
Upcycled Menswear for Women
Milch Refashions Secondhand Dudes' Duds for Girls
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4
Necktie Jewelry
Necktie Jewelry
Upcycled Necktie Bedazzled Maria Necklace by Lilian Asterifeld
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3
Vintage African Fashion
Vintage African Fashion
The Fair Trade Fashions of Suno NY Began in Africa
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2
Upcycled Gothic Ornaments
Upcycled Gothic Ornaments
Charlotte Hosten Creates Dark, Romantic Eco Jewelry
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1
Upcycled Knotted Necklaces
Upcycled Knotted Necklaces
These Saako Necklaces are Made out of Old Jerseys
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