02 Sep

Here’s Where to Find Your Favourite Sustainable Fashion Brands in Person

If you’re missing the in-person shopping experience and are ready to get back out into the world to feel the threads for real, we’ve rounded up where to buy some of our favourite more sustainable fashion brands in person all over the globe.

Experiential shopping

Do people even shop in person anymore? Believe it or not, many do. In Mckinsey’s latest report on The State of Fashion, they found that amid pandemic and inflation-related recovery, brands are facing a complex system of concerns and opportunities. Notably, they discussed an increase in “social shopping” trends in which brands, customers, and investors alike interact not only with virtual realities, but also with “experiential” shopping.

As Forbes outlines, a physical store can be an important touchpoint in the customer journey, even if it isn’t necessarily the point of purchase. For example, an in-person shopping experience can be particularly important for sizing, feeling textures and patterns, and having that “butterfly-in-your-stomach” moment when you see a piece you love that will become a closet staple. Overall, businesses are finding their perfect mix of online and offline, and if they do it well, the customer experience could be that much better.

With that in mind, below you can find a special list of our favourite IRL brands divided by region. First up in the North America category, we’ve got Mara Hoffman (US) who just opened her first-ever flagship store on Lafayette Street in New York City. Also a must-see for our European readers is ASKET’s (Sweden) flagship store in Stockholm, Sweden. Finally, before wrapping up, check out some incredible in-person finds in Africa, including Up-Fuse (Egypt) brick-and-mortar stores.

Can’t get to a brick-and-mortar store? Find the brand’s e-commerce site linked below under “shop brand” as usual.

North America

Girlfriend Collective

Rated: Good

Lucky for you, you can find GF at your local Nordstrom store.

Girlfriend Collective is an activewear brand that creates minimal, luxury clothes made with certified fair labour, certified by the Social Accountability Standard International SA8000. The brand uses eco-friendly materials like recycled polyester as well as low-impact non-toxic dyes and is fully Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certified. Inclusively sized Girlfriend Collective offers products from 2XS-6XL.

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Shop Girlfriend Collective @ LVR Sustainable.

Shop Girlfriend Collective.

Another Tomorrow

Rated: Good

Find pieces locally at the brand’s flagship in West Village, NYC.

Another Tomorrow is a luxury brand created for the compassionate global citizen seeking elevated, thoughtful design, community, and tools for advocacy. Find the range in US sizes 0-14.

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Shop Another Tomorrow.

Cotopaxi

Rated: Good

Find Cotopaxi locally all over the US and in Canada. Use their store locator to find one near you.

Good base layers are essential, and Cotopaxi knows just what you’ll need. Find pieces in sizes S-2XL.

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Shop Cotopaxi.

Patagonia

Rated: Good

While based in Ventura, California, U.S. Patagonia has hundreds of stores in 10+ countries across 5 continents. Use their store locator to find one near you.

Patagonia is a brand that truly lives and breathes the great outdoors. It makes clothing for trail running, climbing, mountain biking, surfing, skiing, and snowboarding. Patagonia has strong labour rights and uses recycled, rather than virgin, polyester. It has also committed to reducing its energy use and emissions, and stocks sizes XS-3XL.

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Shop Patagonia @ LVR Sustainable.

Shop Patagonia @ Labell-D.

Shop Patagonia Pre-Owned @ Vestiaire Collective.

Shop Patagonia Kids Pre-Owned @ Retykle.

Shop Patagonia.

Mara Hoffman

Rated: Good

My dear New Yorkers, you’re in luck—Mara Hoffman just opened her first-ever flagship store on Lafayette Street.

With a focus on mindful and conscious practices, Mara Hoffman uses eco-friendly materials including GOTS certified cotton, recycled nylon, and recycled polyester, and even has a range of Oeko-Tex STeP certified products. Items come in sizes XS to 3XL, and the brand also has a gorgeous extended sizes collection, so you can be sure to find a new wardrobe addition no matter the bod you rock.

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Shop Mara Hoffman @ Reve en Vert.

Shop Mara Hoffman @ Farfetch.

Shop Mara Hoffman Pre-Owned @ Vestiaire Collective.

Shop Mara Hoffman.

Whimsy + Row

Rated: Good

If you’re taking a trip to LA or live nearby, be sure to check out Whimsy’s main hub on Venice Blvd. It is also stocked in stores across the US, and even in one location in Japan.

Whimsy + Row is an eco-conscious lifestyle brand born out of a love for quality goods and sustainable practices. Since 2014, its mission has been to provide ease and elegance for the modern, sustainable woman. Whimsy + Row utilises deadstock fabric, and by limiting each garment to short runs, the brand also reduces packaging waste and takes care of precious water resources. Find most products in XS-XL.

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Shop Whimsy + Row.

PACT

Rated: Great

Find PACT products at your local Whole Foods, or at the flagship stores in New York City and San Francisco.

PACT is a U-based brand that is passionate about being part of a movement transforming the way apparel is made. All of its clothing is sweatshop-free and child-labour-free, and its activewear range is almost entirely made from certified organic cotton, with more than 50% also certified as Fair Trade. Find PACT in sizes XS-2XL.

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Shop PACT.

UK

E.L.V. Denim

Rated: Good

If you’re feeling cheeky, visit E.L.V. DENIM’s studio located in Pod 6 and 7 at the Factory, Dalston. Otherwise check out the stockists list.

E.L.V. Denim transforms old discarded denim into modern, sophisticated, and even made-to-measure jean jackets, pants, and accessories. Find most jeans in UK sizes 24-32.

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Shop E.L.V. Denim @ Rêve en Vert.

Shop E.L.V. Denim.

Alighieri

Rated: Good

Find Alighieri’s modern heirlooms in the heart of London’s oldest jewellery quarter—Hatton Garden, or in one of the stockists across the globe.

Alighieri is a collection of jewellery inspired by Dante Alighieri’s ‘Divine Comedy’, with each piece corresponding to one of the poet’s 100 poems. The brand uses a medium proportion of eco-friendly materials and visits its suppliers regularly.

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Shop Alighieri @ LVR Sustainable.

Shop Alighieri.

Beulah

Rated: Good

Go visit 77 Elizabeth Street, BEULAH’s retail and event space in London. The boutique stocks a whole range of clothing and accessories, as well as limited edition pieces for you to discover.

Fighting slavery through fashion, Beulah London creates timeless, feminine clothes, providing employment opportunities for vulnerable women. Garments found in UK sizes 6-16.

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Shop Beulah.

Zilver

Rated: Good

Zilver offers two in-person locations in Soho, London and at H. Lorenzo, in Los Angeles.

Zilver is a ready-to-wear brand created by a team that believes in responsibility.

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Shop Zilver.

Dai

Rated: Good

London, meet the new comfort zone. DAI is conveniently located at 35-37 Monmouth St, London.

Dai is a UK performance brand that is technical, tailored, and sustainable for women who mean business. The brand is B-Corp certified and is built to help you move. Find the pants in sizes 27-34.

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Shop Dai.

Lucy & Yak

Rated: Good

Visit the brand’s flagship store at 18 Kensington Gardens in Brighton, England.

Independent, handmade, and ethical, we love Lucy & Yak’s playful take on classic garments. With unisex designs for everyone, this UK brand will brighten up your day. Find pieces inclusively sized in UK 4-32.

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Shop Lucy & Yak.

Mother of Pearl

Rated: Good

For our North American readers, find Mother of Pearl pieces in person at your local Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus. For those in Europe, find MoP by using their online stockist directory.

Mother of Pearl is a sustainable and ethical luxury womenswear and accessories designer brand from the UK that celebrates individuality and authenticity. The brand uses a high proportion of eco-friendly materials including organic cotton and ensures the payment of a living wage across some of its supply chain. Find most products in UK sizes 6-16.

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Shop Mother of Pearl.

Shop Mother of Pearl @ Rêve en Vert.

Shop Mother of Pearl Pre-Owned @ Vestiaire Collective.

Central and South America

CARIUMA

Rated: Good

Itching to see live sneakers? Check out CARIUMA’s pop-up stores across the globe, including in Dubai, London, California, and NYC.

CARIUMA is a sustainable Brazilian sneaker brand that wants you to feel super comfortable while providing effortless style in organic canvas, leather, and suede styles. Find CARIUMA’s shoes in US sizes 5-13.

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Shop CARIUMA.

Europe

Nudie Jeans

Rated: Good

Based in Sweden, Nudie Jeans has stores all over Oceania, Asia, Europe, and North America.

Nudie Jeans designs 100% organic cotton denim and is transparent about its production. The brand also offers a free repair service, resells second hand products, and even recycles worn out items. Find the perfect fit with the Virtual Size Guide on the product pages.

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Shop Nudie Jeans.

Shop Nudie Jeans @ Farfetch.

Shop Nudie Jeans Pre-Owned @ Vestiaire Collective.

Kuyichi

Rated: Great

Based in the Netherlands, Kuyichi has stores all over Europe. Use the online store locator to find one closest to you.

Established in 2001, Kuyichi is the first organic denim brand. With ‘Great’ labour and environmental ratings, the brand designs ethical and durable, yet trendy and modern pieces that never go out of style. Sizes XS-L are available.

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Shop Kuyichi @ Staiy.

Veja

Rated: Good

Use the online store locator to find Vejas near you.

Veja is a French brand designing ecological and fair trade footwear, and is also a sustainable fashion pioneer. The brand uses eco-friendly materials, like GOTS certified cotton and vegetable-tanned leather. Veja pays its co-operative cotton growers and rubber tappers between 30% and 100% above the world market price. By not advertising, Veja is able to invest more money into strengthening its ethical practices. You can find Veja shoes in women’s EU sizes 35-46, and men’s 35-47.

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Shop Veja.

Shop Veja @ LVR Sustainable.

Shop Veja @ thegreenlabels.

Shop Veja @ Outerknown.

Shop Veja @ Threads 4 Thought.

Shop Veja @ Labell-D.

Shop Veja Kids second hand @ Retykle.

Womsh

Rated: Good

Based in Italy, Womsh has stores all over Europe, including Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, Netherlands, Denmark, Russia, France, and Luxembourg.

Fashion and sustainability can go together and Womsh is the brand that proves it. Its shoes are entirely designed and manufactured in Italy, and its clothing range is made from eco-friendly fabrics like organic cotton. Find most shoes in EU sizes 35-42, and clothes in XS-2XL.

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Shop Womsh.

ASKET

Rated: Good

Find ASKET in person at their flagship store in Stockholm, Sweden.

ASKET has been creating timeless wardrobe essentials since 2015 with revolutionary sizing and fair pricing. The brand disregards seasonal collections, cuts out all the middlemen, and only sells directly to you—putting its entire focus on building a single permanent collection. Find the range in sizes XS-XL.

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Shop ASKET.

O My Bag

Rated: Good

Find beautiful O My Bag pieces in the flesh at their two stores in Amsterdam or in one of their stockists across Europe, the US, and South Korea.

O My Bag merges style and a responsible approach, creating vintage inspired, rugged-chic bags made from eco-friendly, high quality materials. The Dutch label also uses low impact and non-toxic dyes in its products.

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Shop O My Bag @ Wearwell.

LANIUS

Rated: Good

In a warm boutique atmosphere you will find the current LANIUS collection in the brand’s stores in Cologne, Germany.

“Love Fashion, Think Organic, Be Responsible” are the maxims of LANIUS. The German brand uses eco-friendly materials, like GOTS certified cotton. All LANIUS facilities are SA8000 certified and it is a member of the Fair Wear Foundation. LANIUS’ clothes are available in EU sizes 34-44.

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Shop LANIUS @ Curate.

Oceania

Kowtow

Rated: Good

To find Kowtow pieces in store, use the brand’s store locator to find your nearest stockist in Australia, New Zealand, Asia, Europe, North America, or the UK.

Kowtow uses organic, fair trade cotton and non-toxic dyes to produce its clothes. It designs elegant, timeless womenswear, and also has a range of ceramics. Find the clothes in sizes XS-L.

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Maggie Marilyn

Rated: Good

If you’re looking for an in-person experience, check out Maggie Marilyn’s two brick-and-mortar stores in Auckland, New Zealand.

Need-to-know designer Maggie Marilyn’s clothes are defined by her strong sense of luxury and fresh point of view. Inspired to create collections that are sustainable as well as beautiful, the New Zealand-based label utilises organic cottons and ethically produced silks to craft effortlessly glamorous designs. Sizes available are XS-L.

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Shop Maggie Marilyn @ Farfetch.

Shop Maggie Marilyn Pre-Owned @ Vestiaire Collective.

Shop Maggie Marilyn.

Citizen Wolf

Rated: Great

Want to see how it’s made and shop all in one place? Lucky for you, Citizen Wolf’s got you covered. Check out the brand’s factory and shop at 65 Marrickville Road, Marrickville in Sydney, Australia.

Citizen Wolf uses revolutionary technology to give you high-quality custom fit t-shirts. It’s so confident in its t-shirts that it guarantees they’ll be the best you’ve ever worn. After capturing your customisations, the brand hand makes each tee in Sydney from certified sustainable fabrics like cotton, hemp, and Merino wool milled in Melbourne.

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Shop Citizen Wolf.

peony

Rated: Good
black woman wearing green sustainable swimwear by peony

Interested in seeing gorgeous peony swimmies in person? Use the brand’s retail store locator to do your shopping.

peony is a luxury swimwear brand that creates consciously from recycled and sustainable fabrics. The Australian brand’s factories are certified by Social Accountability International – SA8000, and it traces most of its supply chain.

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Shop peony.

Bianca Spender

Rated: Good

Find Bianca Spender IRL at one of their nine Australian locations.

Bianca Spender is Australian fashion royalty, who has taken sustainability into the heart of her label. From smart workwear to statement gowns, this is a label that employs the highest standards of design and quality. Bianca Spender uses deadstock fabric and natural fibres, making all her garments in Ethical Clothing Australia-accredited factories. Find the range in S-L.

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Dorsu

Rated: Great

Find Dorsu pieces in person in four locations across Australia.

Based in Cambodia, Dorsu creates everyday basics and key signature favourites that form the core of any conscious wardrobe. You can find the full range in XS-XL.

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Shop Dorsu @ Wearwell.

Spell

Rated: Good

Lucky for you, SPELL stockists can be found around the world with locations across Oceania, North America, Europe, and Central America. For our Australian readers, Spell HQ is located in Byron Bay in Northern NSW.

Spell is an Australian modern-bohemian fashion brand inspired by far-off places, vintage treasures, and childhood memories. Proudly designed and sampled in Byron Bay, and produced ethically in factories around the world. Most garments are available in sizes 2XS-2XL.

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Shop Spell.

Luna + Sun

Rated: Good

Luna + Sun is proud to be stocked at Biome Eco Stores both online and at their Southport store at 3D, The Brickworks Centre, 107 Ferry Road, Southport QLD.

Luna + Sun is an Australian, cruelty-free fashion line creating gorgeous feminine designs. Its factory is certified by Ethical Clothing Australia, and its products are Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certified. Find the clothes in AU sizes 6-18.

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Shop Luna + Sun.

Asia

The R Collective

Rated: Great

The R Collective can be found IRL in Hong Kong at Lane Crawford and in the UK at CONTENT. Find your nearest location on their stockists page.

The R Collective’s womenswear collections are made by reusing rescued excess materials from leading luxury brands and reputable manufacturers. The brand uses a high-proportion of eco-friendly materials, which limits the amount of chemicals, water, and wastewater used in production. It also ensures the payment of a living wage in its supply chain. The garments are offered in two sizes: XS-S and M-L.

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Shop The R Collective.

Norlha

Rated: Good

Check out Norlha’s flagship location at Gasigou Shangye Street, Xiahe County, Gansu Province, China. The brand also has several other locations around the country as well as in London and Japan.

Norlha creates slow, sustainable luxury fashion, made by nomads turned artisans on the Tibetan Plateau. The brand believes in the exceptional qualities of a rare fibre, in the skill of its dedicated artisans, and in the creation of superior products. Items are available in sizes S-L.

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Shop Norlha.

OhSevenDays

Rated: Good

OhSevenDays proudly stocks all over the globe, including North America, the UK, and in Asia.

OhSevenDays was started by Australian-Canadian Megan Mummery to promote slow fashion and the “power of circularity”. Based in Istanbul, the brand reclaims end-of-roll fabrics from the city’s garment factories and creates sharp, everyday womenswear that’s as wearable as it is ethical. Essentially, it makes slow fashion from fast fashion’s leftovers. OhSevenDays’ garments are available in sizes XS-XL or custom sizing.

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Shop OhSevenDays @ SlowCo.

Continew

Rated: Good

Find Continew pieces in Seoul, Kyeong Gi, and Jeju.

Based in South Korea, Continew is a brand that designs and manufactures various products such as bags, shoes, and accessories by upcycling natural leather seats, seat belts, and airbags collected from automobile production and end-of-life vehicles.

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Pleatsmama

Rated: Good

The brand’s store can be found in Seongbuk-gu, Seoul.

Based in South Korea, Pleatsmama is a label that specialises in handbags made from plastic bottles.

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Shop Pleatsmama.

Africa

Sealand

Rated: Good

Lucky for you, Sealand features global stockists, including in the USA, the UK, Canada, and South Korea.

Rooted in Cape Town’s southern peninsula, Sealand is a brand that believes in smart material selection, compelling functionality, and product durability.

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Shop Sealand.

Up-Fuse

Rated: Good

Up-Fuse has brick-and-mortar stores in Egypt.

Up-Fuse is a Cairo-based social enterprise that promotes an eco-conscious lifestyle. Believing “one’s trash is another’s fabric”, the brand works with Syrian, Ethiopian, and Sudanese female refugees in Egypt to create its unique products.

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Shop Up-Fuse.

AuTerra

Rated: Great
A sustainable necklace pendant with four separate strands on a sterling silver chain in your choice of length.

See AuTerra’s beautiful creations IRL at the brand’s workshops in Johannesburg or Capetown. New workshop dates are postponed for now but keep an eye out for future dates.

AuTerra is a South African brand that creates sustainable jewellery handcrafted in precious metals recycled from e-waste.

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Shop AuTerra.

Adele Dejak

Rated: Good

Adele Dejak stocks globally, so be sure to check out your nearest stockist.

Adele Dejak’s designs are bold and sophisticated. Made ethically in Kenya from environment-friendly materials, Adele Dejak respects the traditions of the past.

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Shop Adele Dejak.

Quazi Design

Rated: Great

Quazi Design’s studio is situated in Mbabane, the capital of Eswatini (formerly Swaziland).

Sustainable design for social impact. Quazi Design’s jewellery is doing just that. Handmade from waste newspaper and encased in brass, these studs are sure to meet all your ethical standards. Made to last, each stud is dipped in varnish for durability, ensuring quality with each purchase.

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Shop Quazi Design.

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