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78 Ethical Fashion Innovations

From African-Inspired Style to Artisan-Focused Designs

— May 22, 2014 — Social Good
Ethical fashion innovations are certainly on the rise more than ever and it's great to see the industry organizing around the things that matters such as the environment and the individuals who work to create the products themselves. There are a wide range of styles featured here from African prints to eco chic hemp materials.

A big trend within these ethical fashion innovations is certainly the use of recycling. Take Liz Alig, a brand that takes eco-friendly fabrics to make something new, unique and perhaps most importantly, wearable. The brand works with various partners in order to deliver the social aspect of their wide-ranging mission. Certainly, that is another current of ethical fashion innovations: there is absolutely no way to go at it alone. Whether it's a committed team or a full-force collaboration, it's about working together for the good of the world and creating positive social change.
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Socially Conscious Nuptials
Socially Conscious Nuptials
Ethical Weddings is an Online Magazine Source for Virtuous Couples
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Charity-Supporting Tees
Charity-Supporting Tees
'This Shirt Helps' Lets Customers Choose What Matters to Them
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Aid-Providing Designer Handbags
Aid-Providing Designer Handbags
'Amykathryn' Supports At-Risk Women Throughout the World
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75
Ugandan-Made Ethical Tees
Ugandan-Made Ethical Tees
'Forgotten Shirts' Supplies Style, Meaningful Work and a Chance to Live
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74
Social Business TV Specials
Social Business TV Specials
The Dragons' Den Update Features Ethical Perfume Company The 7 Virtues
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73
Ethical Artisan-Empowering Organizations
Ethical Artisan-Empowering Organizations
Shopping for a Change is a Globally Minded Non-Profit
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Charity-Helping Hipster Fashion
Charity-Helping Hipster Fashion
Jedidiah Aligns Contemporary Clothing with Compassionate Endeavors
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71
Painter-Inspired Catwalks
Painter-Inspired Catwalks
The Social Studio FW 2012 Collection is Exotic and Ethical
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70
Ethical Sewing Workshops
Ethical Sewing Workshops
Afesip Fair Fashion Creates Design and Clothing Products in Cambodia
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69
Ethical Pillow Dresses
Ethical Pillow Dresses
Scarlet Threads Sells Vibrant Fashion to Create Employment in Rural China
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68
Eco-Friendly Luxuries
Eco-Friendly Luxuries
'Style Will Save Us' Encourages Ethical Business Models
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67
Portugal-Made Parisienne Shoes
Portugal-Made Parisienne Shoes
The Equal for All Kickstarter Relaunches the Ethical Brand
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Ethical Vegetarian Footwear
Ethical Vegetarian Footwear
The Beyond Skin Shoe Company Creates Vegan Friendly Kicks
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Artisan-Infused Collections
Artisan-Infused Collections
Laura Siegel's Toronto Fashion Week Designs Feature Ethical Fabrics
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64
Crafty Microfinance Blogs
Crafty Microfinance Blogs
Ahkun Takes a Different Approach with Local Artisans
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63
Retro-Style Eco Furs
Retro-Style Eco Furs
Tracker Fashions That Channel the Pioneer Days in an Ethical Way
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62
Vegan Fair Trade Ventures
Vegan Fair Trade Ventures
Autonomie Project is Fashion That Doesn't Hurt the Wallet or the Planet
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61
Family-Owned Social Businesses
Family-Owned Social Businesses
Yala is a Lifestyle Company with Ethical Clothing and Accessories
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60
Poverty Alleviation Footwear
Poverty Alleviation Footwear
Oliberte Strives to Build a Middle Class in Africa
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59
Pet-Saving Fashion
Pet-Saving Fashion
ecoCLOSET Provides Designer Clothing While Supporting Animal Rescue Groups
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58
Upcycled African Fashion
Upcycled African Fashion
afriCAN is Made by Artisans in South Africa for North America's Market
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Buy Shoes, Give Back
Buy Shoes, Give Back
When You Purchase 'TWINS for Peace' You Give a Pair to a Child in Need
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56
Ethical Metal Jewelry
Ethical Metal Jewelry
Arabel Lebrusan Uses Recycled Gold and Silver in the Design Process
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Socially Conscious Scarves
Socially Conscious Scarves
The Fairtrade Foundation Raises Awareness with Fair-Trade Fashion
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Ethical Handmade Apparel
Ethical Handmade Apparel
Light Gives Heat Offers Beautiful Products and Restores Lives
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Fairly Traded Fashion Lines
Fairly Traded Fashion Lines
Good & Fair Clothing Uses Organic Materials and Pays Equitable Wages
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Fair Trade Bulk Apparel
Fair Trade Bulk Apparel
Epona Clothing Supplies Ethical Tees for Charities, Schools & Businesses
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51
Eco Chic Lifestyle Magazines
Eco Chic Lifestyle Magazines
'Positive Luxury' Helps Customers Make Ethical Fashion Choices
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Feel Good Fashion Lines
Feel Good Fashion Lines
Free Clothing Co Uses Ethical Materials And Donates To Good Causes
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Humanitarian Product Developers
Humanitarian Product Developers
Red Button Design's Midomo Bracelet Provides Potable Water
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Online Sustainable Fashion Retailers
Online Sustainable Fashion Retailers
Modavanti Launches Cosmetics and Beauty Products
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Charity-Supporting Kicks
Charity-Supporting Kicks
GIDEON SHOES are Hand-Crafted in an Anti-Sweatshop Ethical Workplace
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Rainforest Artisans
Rainforest Artisans
Chick Boss Jewelry Creates Employment Opportunities for Women in Guatemala
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Ethical Silk Scarves
Ethical Silk Scarves
‘Cambodian Threads’ Gives School Supplies to Impoverished Kids
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Ethical Eco Retailers
Ethical Eco Retailers
The Offset Warehouse Online Store Makes a Cost-Effective Statement
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Fair Trade Weaving
Fair Trade Weaving
WomenCraft Offers Ethical Employment in East Africa's Mafiga Matatu Area
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Altruistic Accessory Lines
Altruistic Accessory Lines
Rising Tide Fair Trade Bags Provide Jobs For Under Served Women
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Ethical and Empowering Accessories
Ethical and Empowering Accessories
Tukula Provides Opportunity and Hope for Artisans in Uganda
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All-White Ethical Fashion Lines
All-White Ethical Fashion Lines
NuoMi Shanghai is a Social Enterprise Founded by Bonita Lin Wen
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Slum Empowerment Fashion
Slum Empowerment Fashion
Bachhara Makes Fair Trade, Ethical Silk Apparel in Bangladesh
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Produce-Printed Onesies
Produce-Printed Onesies
The 'Bobo Choses' Clothing Line is Organic and Ethically Produced
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Award-Winning Altruistic Fashion
Award-Winning Altruistic Fashion
Afia is a Chic Women's Clothing Line Sourced and Sewn in Ghana
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Fish Leather Straps
Fish Leather Straps
Sprout Watches Uses Biodegradable Materials and Mercury-Free Batteries
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100% Organic Eco Jeans
100% Organic Eco Jeans
Nu Sells Raw Denim Made in Small, Ethical Factories in Turkey
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Affordable Eco Fashion
Affordable Eco Fashion
'Pickled Green Clothing' Makes Sustainable Affordable Accessible
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Chic Fair Trade Clothing
Chic Fair Trade Clothing
Amana Provides Training and Jobs for Women in Morocco
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Humanitarian Fashion Lines
Humanitarian Fashion Lines
David Peck Takes Inspiration from and Gives Back to Ugandan Villagers
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Casually Conscious Fashion
Casually Conscious Fashion
'Groceries Apparel' Uses Textiles Like Recycled Plastic, Vintage Denim
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African-Inspired Fashion Styles
African-Inspired Fashion Styles
This SS13 Fair + True Collection Features Ethical Fashion Looks
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Ethically Refurbished Vests
Ethically Refurbished Vests
Toronto-Based 'Local Buttons' Partners with Tailors in Haiti
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Micro Loan Bikinis
Micro Loan Bikinis
RubyMoon Swimwear Donates its Profits to Female Entrepreneurs
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Unstandardized Ethical Accessories
Unstandardized Ethical Accessories
Not Mass Produced Promotes Beyond the Department Stores
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Socially Sustainable Fashion
Socially Sustainable Fashion
'All of Us Revolution' Encourages Women to Rethink Consumption
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Social Good Themed Shops
Social Good Themed Shops
Story in New York City is Currently Focusing on Socially Conscious Retail
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Ethical Hand-Crafted Scarves
Ethical Hand-Crafted Scarves
The Spring 2013 Collection by 'A Peace Treaty' is Vibrant and Bold
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Hip Handwoven Attire
Hip Handwoven Attire
Bhalo Employs Rural Bangladeshi Women to Produce Fair Trade Fashion
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Vegan Brogue Shoes
Vegan Brogue Shoes
Bourgeois Boheme Sells Ethical Footwear in a Range of Hip Styles
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Worker-Focused Shoe Companies
Worker-Focused Shoe Companies
'soleRebels' was Founded to Create Jobs in Ethiopian Communities
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Ethical Engagement Ring Designers
Ethical Engagement Ring Designers
Fifi Bijoux Specializes in Fairly Traded Luxury Jewelry
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Fair Trade Lifestyle Brands
Fair Trade Lifestyle Brands
People Tree is a Stylish Social Business Spearhead
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Weaved Ethical Jewelry
Weaved Ethical Jewelry
Love Heals Plants Trees and Fosters Economic Development
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Responsible Bedroom Slippers
Responsible Bedroom Slippers
The Chilote House Shoe is Eco and Ethically Principled
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Ethical Web Boutiques
Ethical Web Boutiques
'Future:Standard' Offers Environmentally and Socially Responsible Clothing
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Online Ethical Retailers
Online Ethical Retailers
SERRV Alleviates Poverty by Supporting Artisans from Around the World
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Sustainable Shoe Shops
Sustainable Shoe Shops
'Made in Romans' Produces Ethically Manufactured Leather Goods for Locals
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Fashion-Savvy Sustainable Sandals
Fashion-Savvy Sustainable Sandals
GreenSoul Shoes Works to Support Ethical Business Practices
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Ethical Shopping Sites
Ethical Shopping Sites
Magnifeco is an Eco-Fashion Source Featuring All Things Socially Good
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Colorful Cascading Jewelry
Colorful Cascading Jewelry
Live Worldly's Beleza Bib Necklace is Fun and Ethical
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Fairly Traded Bohemian Bags
Fairly Traded Bohemian Bags
The JADEtribe Line is Sustainable, Handmade and Natural
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Socially Conscious Cotton Clothing
Socially Conscious Cotton Clothing
Buyfriend's 100% Organic Tees Promote Ethical Fashion
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Fair Trade Underwear
Fair Trade Underwear
Pants to Poverty is a Hip Social Enterprise That Raises “Underwearness"
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Slow Fashion Shoes
Slow Fashion Shoes
Po-Zu is an Ecological Company Offering Boots and Sandals
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Eco-Conscious Alternatives
Eco-Conscious Alternatives
'Fashioning Change' Supports Ethical Substitutes to Popular Name Brands
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Socially Responsible Bangles
Socially Responsible Bangles
Alkemie Jewelry is Made from 100% Reclaimed Materials
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Ethical Engagement Rings
Ethical Engagement Rings
Ingle & Rhode Uses Conflict-Free Diamonds and Fair Trade Gold
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Ethical Tribal Print Fashion
Ethical Tribal Print Fashion
The Nicole Miller Indego Africa Collection Focuses on Fair Trade
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Upcycled Fair Trade Fashion
Upcycled Fair Trade Fashion
Liz Alig Links Consumers & Producers to Support Ethical Practices
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Eclectic Ethical Fashion
Eclectic Ethical Fashion
Upcycled 'Adamah Stein' Designs by Artisans in Senegal and Paris
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