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If you’re from LA and want to support local brands doing right by people, the planet, and animals, we’ve rounded up “Good” and “Great” brands for you. But first, let’s learn about what makes a brand more ethical than others in the first place.
So what makes a fashion brand more ethical than others?
To start with, a more ethical brand ensures its workers are treated fairly across the supply chain. This includes policies and practices on child labour, forced labour, worker safety, the right to join a union, and payment of a living wage.
An conscious brand also cares about its use of resources and energy, reducing its carbon emissions, impact on our waterways, as well as using and disposing of chemicals safely.
Finally, a responsible brand uses no or very few animal products, like wool, leather, fur, angora, down feather, shearling, karakul, and exotic animal skin and hair. Ideally, the brand is 100% vegan.
Long story short, a more ethical brand makes sure it positively impacts on people, the planet, and animals.
Now that you know what to look for to determine whether a brand is worth supporting or not, you might decide to shop from companies located in your country or region. Whether it is to support your local communities or reduce your carbon footprint when shopping online, shopping locally has many great benefits.
So if you live in LA, you might be wondering which clothing brands are more ethical. We know how you feel, which is why we compiled this list of conscious fashion brands from LA. These brands have all been rated “Good” or “Great” using our first-class methodology and are amongst our favourites.
Not from LA? Check out our favourite brands from:
- the USA (including brands from California in general, or New York)
- Europe (and more specifically from Germany (including Berlin), Belgium, Spain and Portugal, Italy (including Milan), France (and Paris), the Netherlands, Sweden and Denmark, and Switzerland)
- the UK (and brands from London)
- Australia and New Zealand