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11 Sustainable Clothing Brands For Every Fashion Aesthetic

From streetwear to luxe high-fashion pieces.

With sustainability becoming a growing interest among shoppers, there's a slew ethical brands to add to our wardrobes. Ahead, 11 up-and-coming sustainable labels, most which are owned by Black women or women of color, with focuses on nearly every fashion aesthetic, from streetwear to high fashion.

We only include products that have been independently selected by NYLON's editorial team. However, we may receive a portion of sales if you purchase a product through a link in this article.

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Brother Vellies

Brother Vellies footwear and accessories are handcrafted across the globe from a range of recycled materials. The items rarely go on sale to honor the labor and materials of the pieces.

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Galerie L.A.

This Los Angeles-based boutique is dedicated to only offering sustainable brands, including loungewear, home goods, and beauty items.

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Local European

Local European makes its clothing from deadstock fabric in small-batch collections in order to reduce excess and waste.

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This inclusive lingerie brand was started after founder Shobha Philips was unable to find her own shade of "nude." The items are made from 100% post-consumer plastic water bottles.

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Most Prominent Co.

This streetwear brand shares stories of labor practices within the fashion industry through its clothing, which brings more awareness on conscious consumerism.

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Wasi Clothing

Bolivian-American designer Vanessa Acosta highlights her culture through handmade pieces, which uses textiles sourced from South America.

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Back Beat Co.

California-cool clothing brand Back Beat Co. uses fabrics with little environmental impact for its cozy basics.

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A portion of this brand's sales go toward the Lemlem Foundation, which gives women artisans in Africa access to healthcare, education, and jobs.

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Selva Negra

Designers Kristen Gonzalez and Sam Romero look to their Latina roots to create their high-quality, ethically made pieces.

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Even luxury can be made sustainably. In 2015, designer Kevin Germanier won the EcoChic Design Award for his earth-conscious, high-fashion looks.

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In case you want the world to know your sweats are sustainable, Pangaia has its whole eco-friendly process printed on its pieces.

Want to shop for more? We picked out our favorite biker shorts, neon swimsuits, and Black-owned fashion brands, too.

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