THE SHOPPING DIRECTORY

CLOTHING   //   DENIM   //   FOOTWEAR  //  ACCESSORIES/HANDBAGS
The Shopping Directory includes those fashion designers/brands who not only have a strong ethical vision, but are design/style leaders as well. We made efforts to largely include products that are either available online or in national retailers and are reasonable priced. In addition, this list of fashion designers/brands abide by AT LEAST ONE of the following standards:
– Use of local/U.S. production
– If overseas production is used, products are either made under Fair Trade or Living Wage conditions or the company has a stringent commitment to improving the lives and wages of garment workers
– Use of sustainable materials, which might include reclaimed/recycled materials
– Have a company-wide commitment to lowering their products’ environmental impact
(Send suggestions for the Shopping Directory to Elizabeth at elizabeth.l.cline AT gmail.com!)
—CLOTHING—
  • A.D.O. – Feminine herbal-dyed and organic designs, using NYC production as well as Fair Trade factories overseas. Sample price: $209 for print Hampton Dress
  • Alabama Chanin - Handmade, limited-edition clothing out of Florence, Alabama. Sample price: Camisole Top, $220.
  • Again Apparel. – Edgy fashion, Made in L.A. Click here for stockists.
  • Arbor – Beachy tanks, tops, shorts, and swimwear. Men and women’s. Made in U.S.A. with eco-friendly fabrics. Sample price: Ella tank, $32.
  • Auralis - Made in U.S.A using sustainable fabrics like bamboo and organic cotton. Sample price: $240 for a Convertible Jumper
  • Billy Reid – CFDA-winner designs high quality mens and womenswear, made in artisan factories in the U.S.A. and Italy. Sample price: Chambray Smith Shorts, $185.
  • Blood Is the New Black – Graphic tees designed by emerging artists. Made in U.S.A. Sample price: Hang Loose Boyfriend Tee, $44.
  • Carrie Parry - Brooklyn-made, beautifully tailored clothing made of luxurious sustainable materials like Bemberg Cupro. Sample price: Sleeveless Belted Dress, $285.
  • Chinti and Parker - British basics company that uses eco-friendly fabrics like Seacel (made from seaweed) and a mix of Fair Trade and local production. Sample price: Wide Stripe Dress, $136.
  • Dillards - Regional department store that carries Karen Kane, womens-wear line produced largely in the U.S. Sample Price: Wrap Dress, $108.
  • Eileen Fisher - Classic, understated womenswear with a strong commitment to corporate responsibility. They are now carrying Fair Trade, bluesign-certified silks, and recycled collections. Sample price: Box-Top in Sheer Silk Georgette, $168
  • Etrican - Youthful, flirty eco-fashion label out of Singapore. Sample price: $26 for flower print skirt
  • Dobbin - Made in NY line for fuller-figured woman. Focus on fit and quality fabrics. Sample price: Juliet Stretch Dress, $168.
  • Five8ths - Handmade, tailored shirts and jackets out of Baltimore.
  • Feral Childe - Made in U.S. and featuring original silkscreened prints. Sample price: $145 for 100% silk Crater Top
  • Green Eileen - High quality, gently used Eileen Fisher Clothing. Their retail location is in Yonkers, New York.
  • Neiman Marcus Search “Made in USA” on NeimanMarcus.com and find thousands of domestically-produced garments at a range of price points.
  • Nordstrom – Search “Made in USA” on Nordstrom.com and find thousands of domestically-produced garments at a range of price points.
  • Anderson-Little — Classic, made-to-order navy wool/microfiber blend blazers for men made in Florida. Price: All blazers are $179 and can be ordered online.
  • American Apparel — Made in Los Angeles.
  • Amour Vert — Trendy, youthful fashion that uses a zero-waste design philosophy, organic and sustainable fabrics, low impact dyes, and U.S. production.
  • Band of Outsiders — Clothing and accessories. Some items made in L.A. Check the label!
  • Berle Manufacturing — Trousers manufactured in Charleston, South Carolina.
  • Beyond Clothing — Outdoor clothing produced in Seattle, Washington.
  • Bill’s Khakis — Mens jeans, shirts, sweaters, outerwear and of course khakis cut and sewn in Reading, Pennsylvania. Sample price: Original Twill Khakis, $125.
  • Birdwell Beach Britches Swimwear made in Santa Ana, California.
    Butter by Nadia - Draped, versatile dresses in bold hues. Made in the U.S.A. Sample price: Jersey Wrap Gown, $315.
  • Brooks Brothers — Tailored clothing and sportswear, some of which is still domestically made. Check the label!
  • Bemidji Woolen Mills — Made in Bemidji, Minnesota.
  • Camber — Basics like tee shirts, sweatshirts made in Norristown, Pennsylvania.
  • Carhartt — Some of Carhartt’s workwear is made in Dearborn, Michigan. Check the label!
  • CC Filson — Outwear, bags, accessories. Some items are made in Seattle, Washington. Check the label!
  • CEGO — Men’s custom collared shirts (long sleeve and short sleeve) made in NYC. Sample price: Short sleeve Blue Sport Plaid, $75.
  • Commonwealth Proper — Custom and ready-to-wear men’s shirts and suits made in Philadelphia. Showrooms in Philadelphia and Los Angeles. Shirts, $200. Suits, $2650.
  • Centralia Knitting Mills — Outerwear made in Centralia, Washington.
  • Cockpit — Outerwear. Some items made in NYC. Check the label!
  • Crescent Down Works — Outerwear made in Seattle.
  • Ebbets Field Flannels — Jackets, jerseys, accessories made in Seattle.
  • Engineered Garments — Clothing, bags, accessories made in NYC.
  • Epaulet — Shirts and ties made in Brooklyn, New York.
  • Freeman’s Sporting Club — Tailored clothing, sportswear, and accessories made in NYC.
  • Grown & Sewn — Men’s khaki pants, shorts, and bags made in NYC. Sample price: Signature Twill pants in Khaki, $185.
  • Gitman Brothers — Woven shirts made in Ashland, Pennsylvania.
  • Hamilton Shirts — Shirts made in Houston, Texas.
  • Hart Schaffner Marx — Tailored clothing made in Chicago.
  • Hickey — Rochester, New York — tailored clothing, sportswear*
  • Hickey Freeman — Rochester, New York — tailored clothing.
  • Honest by - High-end Antwerpt-based line; vegan, locally made, and shares their full cost breakdown and production process. Sample price: $283 for the Sleeveless Organic Linen Top.
  • Individualized — Custom men’s and women’s woven shirts made in Perth Amboy, New Jersey since 1961.
  • J. Press — Tailored clothing, sportswear and accessories, some of which is made in New Haven, Connecticut. Check the label!
  • Langlitz Leathers — Motorcycle jackets made in Portland, Oregon.
  • Loden Dager — Tailored clothing and sportswear made in NYC.
  • Mercer & Sons — Custom shirts made in Yarmouth, Maine.
  • Nanette Lepore - Famed womenswear designer who uses 80% domestic production. Sample price: $278 Flower Fairy Dress
  • New England Shirt Company — Shirts made in Fall River, Massachusetts.
  • Organic by John Patrick – Pioneering eco-designer John Patrick’s flirty, casual clothing is either organic cotton or recyled polyester. Sample price: $245 for Vintage Print Shorts.
  • One Mango Tree - On-trend fair trade and organic dresses and tops made in Uganda. Sample price: $78 for Kitenge Shift Dress
  • Oxxford Clothing — Tailored clothing made in Chicago.
  • Patagonia - Sportswear brand that uses lower-impact dyes and finishes on fabrics. They also recycle worn-out items for customers. Sample price: $65 Margot Dress.
  • People Tree - A UK-based Fair Trade clothing company that sells trendy, youthful clothes at a very affordable price point. Sample price: $21 for a Coral Dragonfly Oversized Tee
  • Pendleton — High-quality, American heritage brand that still weaves wool in Oregon and makes many of their products there as well.
  • The Podolls - San Fransisco-based line made, much of it from organic cotton grown and sewn in the U.S.
  • Pointer Brand — Clothing, denim, workwear made in Bristol, Tennessee.
  • Post Overalls — Made in NYC.
  • Purush - Designed in Brooklyn, made in new Delhi of natural, handmade fabrics. 10% of profits go to clean water projects in India. Sample price: $68 Prakiti tank top
  • Ramblers Way — Wool clothes made in Kennebunk, Maine.
  • Rag & Bone — Versatile fashion and shoes, much of which is made in NYC. Check the label!
  • Rogue Territory — Clothing and accessories made in L.A.
  • Round House — Denim and workwear made in Shawnee, Oklahoma.
  • Southwick — Tailored clothing made in Haverhill, Massachusetts.
  • Schott NYC — Outerwear brand, specially in motorcycle/leather jackets, most of which are made in NYC. Sample price: Women’s Lambskin Perfecto moto jacket, $560.
  • Spiewak — Outerwear, some of which is made in NYC.
  • Stan Ray — Workwear made in Houston, Texas.
  • Sterlingwear — Outerwear made in Boston.
  • Steven Alan — Select items produced in NYC. Check the label!
  • Stormy Kromer — Hats, clothing, and outerwear made in Ironwood, Michigan.
  • Taylor Stitch — Shirts made in San Francisco.
  • Thom Browne — Tailored clothing and sportswear made in NYC.
  • TS Designs - North-Carolina-made Ts in 100% organic cotton.
  • Vanson Leathers — Leather jackets made in Fall River, Massachusetts.
  • Western Mountaineering — Down jackets made in San Jose, California.
  • Woolrich Woolen Mills Collection — Woolrich, Pennsylvania — clothing, accessories
  • Wrath Arcane —  Sportswear made in Cleveland, Ohio.
  • Karen Kane – L.A. based womenswear brand; 80% produced in the U.S. Sample price: $118 Cascade Tie Top 
  • Loomstate321 - U.S.-made Tencel dresses, tanks, and Ts. Sample price: $163 for Oki Reversible Dress.
  • Etsy - Large community of handmade and vintage/refashioned clothing designers and sellers. All price points.
—DENIM—

 

—FOOTWEAR—
  • Alden — Made in Middleborough, Massachusetts.
  • Allen-Edmonds — Select shoes made in Port Washington, Wisconsin. Check the label!
  • Altama — Made in Atlanta.
  • Arrow Moccasin Company — Made in Hudson, Massachusetts.
  • Beyond SkinUK-based women’s eco-friendly and vegan shoes and boots. Sample price: $123 for Pale Gold Snakeskin Archie pumps.
  • Calleen Cordero — Vegetable-tanned leather shoes made by artisans in U.S.A.
  • CYDWOQ — Boots and sandals for men and women, handmade in California using water-based biodegradable glues.
  • Chippewa Boots — Some boots are still made in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin.
  • Coclico — Vegetable-tanned leather shoes made in Spain. Sample price: Kafka, $410.
  • Cove Shoe Company — Boots and shoes made in Martinsburg, Pennsylvania.
  • Cri de Coeur — Vegan shoes made of biodegradable and recycled plastics, organic cotton, and other sustainable materials. Sample price: Ankle-Strap Wedge, $150
  • Danner — Some shoes still made in Portland, Oregon. Check the label!
  • E. Vogel — Boots and shoes made in NYC.
  • Limmer Boots — Boots made in Intervale, New Hampshire.
  • LL Bean — Some of LL Bean’s boots are still made in Freeport, Maine. Check the label!
  • Melissa — Recyclable/recycled plastic footwear produced in a zero-waste factor. Sample price: $80 Ballerina Flat
  • Novacas — Made from environmentally-friendly, biodegradable synthetics. Sample price: $129 for two-tone Alexia Oxfords
  • New Balance — Some running shoes are still made in Boston. Check the label!
  • Oak Street Bootmakers — Boots and shoes made in Chicago.
  • Oliver Moore — Custom shoes made in NYC.
  • Perry Ercolino — Custom shoes made in Doylestown, Pennsylvania.
  • Quoddy— Made in Perry, Maine.
  • Rancourt & Co. — Made in Lewiston, Maine.
  • Red Wing — Some shoes are still made in Red Wing, Minnesota. Check the label!
  • Russell Moccasin Co. — Made in Berlin, Wisconsin.
  • Terox – Injection-mold flip flops and slides. Made in U.S.A. Women’s Walking Sandals, $39.99.
  • Timberland - Quality footwear and clothing with a commitment to sustainability. Recently launched their Earthkeepers line made of recycled materials.
  • Townview Leather — Made in Dexter, Maine.
  • Vincent & Edgar — Bespoke shoes made in NYC.
  • Weinbrenner — Made in Merrill, Wisconsin.
  • Wesco Boots — Made in Scappoose, Oregon.
  • White’s Boots — Made in Spokane, Washington.
  • Wolverine — Some boots are still made in Rockford, Michigan. Check the label!
  • Yuketen — Boots and shoes made in Hermosa Beach, California.

 

—ACCESSORIES/HANDBAGS—