Welcome to part two of the best slow fashion online stores from around the world. We have found a diverse range of eco-conscious and ethical stores that stock anything your fashion-forward (but mindful!) heart may desire. Read on to discover your new favorite online slow shopping destination.
allTRUEist is a luxury online boutique based in Montréal, Canada which only stocks high end brands that are doing their part to reduce the fashion industry’s – and their – impact on the natural environment. Each brand is carefully selected based on their adherence to allTRUEist’s ethical values. These include providing safe work environments and paying fair wages, along with caring for their environmental impact and sustainability. In their online shop you can shop by category, brand or ethos and they stock a wide range of accessories, skincare, and shoes. With the help of allTRUEist, you can shop consciously and ethically luxury products while staying fashion forward.
At Almasanta, you can shop for absolutely anything and now worlwide! From casual wear to evening gowns, activewear and shoes, and through to intimates, shoes, and accessories. While shopping, you can see what the sustainable practices behind each garment, e.g. organic, handmade, social project integration, or recycled. This is the type transparency we like to see when we’re shopping: easily seen and understood! Almasanta’s website is also very informative and contains a glossary of industry terms to help you understand exactly what you’re shopping for.
IN THE KNOW
In the Know are very careful about the fashion they stock in their beautifully curated online store. They only work with designers that ensure that their workers and artisans receive fair wages and work under happy and healthy conditions. The majority of the clothing available at In the Know has been created using natural fibres such as organic cotton or recycled materials, and has been researched extensively to confirm their sustainability and eco-friendliness. In the Know knows (haha!) what it means to shop consciously and how fashion contributes to our environmental impact, and so they are there to help us choose to live a more sustainable – yet still stylish – life.
MAISON DE MODE
MAISON DE MODE is a stunning online boutique providing access to unique eco-luxe clothing, accessories, and homeware. All of which are ethically produced of course! They place a great emphasis on providing a luxurious experience to their customers so you can find the perfect, conscious piece. While browsing online, you can see a symbol denoting important features of the item such as made in the USA, fair trade, cruelty free, recycled, or organic, just to name a few. MAISON DE MODE has you covered from your head to your toes, and all the way to your coffee table.
NOIS NEW YORK
Nois’s humble beginnings as a vegan street-style has grown into a curated online destination for vegan fashion. They place an emphasis on stocking emerging designers while carefully selecting timeless pieces that will last through the fads. Every item is you will find in their store is free from any animal products including silk, leather or animal skins, and fur or hair. You can be confident when shopping with nois that you are purchasing truly vegan fashion. Not only will your order be compassionate to animals but also environmentally conscious due to the fact that their shipping materials are recycled materials and are themselves 100% recyclable!
The People’s Collective is based on three simple principles: minimalist style, aesthetic approach, and fair labour practice. By building on this solid foundation, they have curated a beautiful, simplistic, yet timeless collection from a select group of designers. Each item in the store is carefully chosen and very large, conscious step away from the fast fashion industry. The People’s Collective emphasises quality over quantity and chooses to support small batch production and high quality, fair manufacturing. They make it easy to start your own conscious capsule collection, or to build on your existing pieces of course!
If you are on the hunt for Scandinavian inspired, minimalist fashion, which has also been made sustainably; then look no further than The Replik. Their slow fashion and sustainability philosophies informs their curation and brand selection process and drives them to help educate their customers to shop more consciously. The Replik helps you make the choices you want to about the fashion you want to wear. They are committed to being a part of the solution for a more sustainable fashion future. They ensure the pieces they stock are high-quality, durable, and made to stand the test of time.
Supergoods focuses on providing “good stuff for good people”, i.e. they have mindfully made products for the conscious consumer. They want to prove that ecofriendly design and fair fashion aren’t one of those things you can only find hidden away and only seen but those in the know, but something that is accessible to everyone. In their two Belgium based shops and in the online store you will find a diverse range of eco + fair men and women’s clothing, accessories, jewellery, beauty, décor, water bottles, and zero waste accessories sourced from the best brands from around the world.
WE DASH LOVE
The team at WE DASH LOVE were tired of accepting the “norm” of fast fashion and all of the detrimental impacts that come with it. They are working to making the world of ethically produced, environmentally conscious fashion more accessible and encouraging consumers to make more mindful purchases. WE DASH LOVE only stock brands that can answer simple questions such as: who made it? And, were they paid fairly for their work? They have worked in the Australia fashion industry for years and understand why products are priced the way they are and therefore don’t stock “cheap” items, they stock quality items.
Text: Rachael Hamann