Here at Vashti, we love stores that have a strong focus on ethical fashion, in both manufacturing and materials. So in time for Christmas, we’re sharing some of our favourite ethical stores that we love for your gift shopping (either for family and friends, yourself or both)! Check them out:
Vege Threads is an Australian eco fashion label that is run out of Adelaide in South Australia. Using 100% Global Organic Textile Standard certified cotton and knitted in Australia. Vege Threads focuses on Australian production, using local processes, dyes and fabrics and smaller freight runs.
With all their online sales, they donate a percentage of their profits to their sponsor foundation in Northern Bali.
Favourite items: cuffed tshirt, organic longsleeve.
Price: ranges from $50 – $250.
Thread Harvest is a Australian online store that sources its fashion from around the world. Thread Harvest’s vision is one that tells a story of a social or environmental impact – be it pulling communities out of poverty, restoring our natural resources or freeing people from modern day slavery. Thread Harvest is a Fair Trade Certified company and uses Organic Cotton in some collections.
Favourite items: Socks to Educate Children, Neary Pacaya Dress, Arrow Necklace, Declo Black Maple Polarised.
Price: ranges from $19 to $350
Raven + Lily
Raven + Lily are an American based store that aims to reduce poverty amongst women through employing women at fair trade wages in Ethopia, India, Cambodia, USA, Kenya, Guatemala, Pakistan, Malaysia and Haiti.
As well as employing at risk, impoverished women, Raven + Lily aim to use eco-friendly practices in the sourcing of materials and our design processes – honouring traditional artisan crafts and techniques and donating back to their artisan communities for healthcare and educational needs.
Favourite items: Mahali Double Open Ring, Ravi Printed Cascade Tank, Vanna Collared Blouse and
Price: ranges from USD$41 to USD$264
What started as a dream developed into a fashion line in 2010, Elegantees provide hope those overcoming the impact of sex trafficking in Nepal through a positive source of income that reinforces independence, a healthy self-image and confidence. With elegant designs, Elegantees is a good addition to your everyday and corporate fashion. The company is based in the US with all prices in USD.
Favourite items: ASHA in Charcoal Heather Grey, Samarthya in Indigo, LENA in black and Braided Infinity Scarf in Grape.
Price: ranges from USD$24 to USD$60
WE dash LOVE
WE dash LOVE is an Australian online store that sources items that are ethical and/or sustainable to support organisations that share their dreams for the future. Every month WE dash LOVE donates 5 percent of their sales to We Stand For Trees, War On Want and Charity Water.
With items ranging from fashion items to lifestyle items to skin care, WE dash LOVE might just be your new favourite online shop for small additions to your wardrobe, house and skin care routine.
Favourite items: Rewind Designs Wine Bottle Tumblers, Handmade Concrete Pots, Island Fruits Coconut Candle and Casa Kuma Drop Crotch.
Price: ranges from $12 to $265
By Sophia van Gent