sustainability-minded & ethical fashion brands you should know | inspiroue

sustainability-minded & ethical fashion brands you should know | inspiroue

Sharing 18 sustainability-minded brands I love, that I think are doing good and deserve to be supported! From small bipoc-owned to woman-owned and size inclusive, these brands are committed to ethical labour and responsible production. Open for links:

IG: https://instagram.com/inspiroue
BRAND LIST: https://www.inspiroue.com/sustainable-and-ethical-brands

How to assess a brand’s sustainability (checklist): https://www.inspiroue.com/blog/how-to-assess-a-brands-sustainability-spot-greenwashing-checklist

TIMESTAMPS

00:00 INTRO
00:18 How to assess a brand’s sustainability & checklist
00:40 Most sustainable pieces are the ones we own
01:15 Try to thrift first
01:30 Sustainability fashion is privileged

02:33 SHOES
Thousand Fell White Sneakers*: http://bit.ly/thousandfellsneaks (inspiroue15 for 15% off)
Brave Soles Linda Sandal*: https://bit.ly/bravesolessandals (inspiroue20 for 20% off)
Brother Vellies (Especially love the boots, mules and sandals): https://bit.ly/brothervellies

05:37 FINE JEWELRY
Amarilo: https://bit.ly/amarilojewelry
Haatichai: https://bit.ly/haatichaijewelry

07:11 ACTIVEWEAR
Girlfriend*: http://bit.ly/girlfriendxinspiroue
Organic basics**: https://organicbasics.pxf.io/inspiroue (code INSPOBX for 10% off)

08:09 CLOTHING
New Classics: https://bit.ly/shopnewclassics
Bellantoni Designs*: https://bit.ly/bellantonidesigns
Mary Young**: http://bit.ly/inspirouexmaryyoung (inspiroue10 for 10% off)
Wear Proclaim: http://bit.ly/wearproclaim
Elia Vintage: https://bit.ly/eliavintage
Cold Laundry: https://bit.ly/coldlaundry
Come Back As A Flower: https://bit.ly/cbaaf
Shop Wayre: https://bit.ly/shopwayre
Backbeat.co: http://bit.ly/backbeatco_ (cynthia15 for 15% off)
Two Days Off: https://bit.ly/twodaysoff
Garmentory: http://bit.ly/garmentoryxinspiroue

15:58 SKINCARE
Briogeo: https://bit.ly/briogeohair
Biossance: https://bit.ly/biossanceskin

18:33 FINAL THOUGHTS

Size inclusive sustainable brands list: https://www.instagram.com/p/CDHPrEKnZ7X/
Black owned brands: https://www.instagram.com/p/CA8t-dolWNX/
180+ black owned brands and designers: https://www.instagram.com/p/CA6L0a0AWsN/
Canadian black owned biz and creators: https://www.instagram.com/p/CA_azpsh5Tg/

WHAT I’M WEARING
Top: I thrifted this blue silk blouse so soo long ago (I think it’s from goodwill!). It’s so gorgeous hehe
Earrings: By Wolf Circus (Vancouver based and woman owned, made of recycled brass)
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This is not an extensive list. There are a ton of small biz out there trying to offer sustainable/ethical goods and I highly recommend doing your research and keeping your eye out!

Not sponsored. Affiliate codes are noted with two stars. Items that were gifted to me over the years are starred (I only accept products I think will elevate my wardrobe and that align with my style).

Hope this helps!! x

#sustainablefashion #consciousconsumption

50 Comments

  1. spingirl82 on July 5, 2021 at 1:57 am

    I’ve found the best way to have sustainable fashion when you don’t have the $$$ is a locally owned thrift store. Money goes directly back to the community (there is one in my town that is set up solely to buy school supplies for kids in need) plus everything you buy goes into a second use.



  2. Maya b.r on July 5, 2021 at 1:57 am

    Even the first 2.5 minutes of this video are so important. Thank you.



  3. Holly Gibson on July 5, 2021 at 1:59 am

    Love this! thank you for sharing all these great brands!

    Just wondering, where did you order your Thousand Fell sneakers from ? Im a fellow Canadian and their Canadian site isn’t live yet 🙁

    xx



  4. Kath on July 5, 2021 at 2:02 am

    I recently got an ad from “frankiecollective” on Instagram, they make new vintage clothing from upcycle materials. Might be of interest to you!



  5. Ana Regina Coronado on July 5, 2021 at 2:03 am

    Thank you for this video, unfortunately I just checked a couple of those brands and I can not afford anything jajaja, so I’ll just stick to thrift and lower my consumption in clothes.



  6. Sun Light on July 5, 2021 at 2:04 am

    Can you suggest a UK/Europe based youtuber who is doing something similar to you?



  7. srr08c on July 5, 2021 at 2:06 am

    hi! i am newly in the market for new bedding/comforters/blankets etc but looking for sustainable/ethically made etc. , any suggestions from anyone? thanks!



  8. Meena J on July 5, 2021 at 2:07 am

    This video was everything. U touched everything perfectly. I now shop sustainably but it is such a privilege to. On top of that, it’s incredibly important to support brands that cares about human rights and are POC owned!



  9. Kemille Greene on July 5, 2021 at 2:07 am

    Such a great video. Like usual 🙂



  10. Adriana Veloso on July 5, 2021 at 2:08 am

    you have such a beautiful body



  11. Meena S on July 5, 2021 at 2:13 am

    I want to be more sustainable I am in aspects of my like such as skincare/make up (don’t wear that much anyways) and cleaning supplies and food however I’m having a really hard time with clothing. I still like brands like UO, free people and anthro but I can’t find any sustainable clothes that suit my style I don’t want to be seen as a hypocrite but ik I’m doing more than the average person. Would I seem like a bad person if I still shopped at those brands periodically I do buy some clothes from sustainable shops but not all?



  12. Julia ZeDi on July 5, 2021 at 2:13 am

    this is the first video of your i’ve watched and i barely subscribe to people but you’ve really caught my attention and respect damn. so calming and nice



  13. writtencarol on July 5, 2021 at 2:13 am

    For 2021 I plan on splurging for new clothes, shoes and all around fashion. I am so glad I came across this video and your channel!



  14. Febreezy on July 5, 2021 at 2:14 am

    4:42 unfortunately supporting the (incredibly cruel) dairy and meat industry by buying an animal’s skin "leather" is not sustainable…



  15. Anya Murphy on July 5, 2021 at 2:16 am

    check out TALA for activewear and loungewear, love everything I have purchased from her company.



  16. Jenai Simons on July 5, 2021 at 2:18 am

    has for days been covered yet?



  17. micmic Oh! on July 5, 2021 at 2:19 am

    what is your take on the brand uniqlo?



  18. Mariana Espinosa on July 5, 2021 at 2:22 am

    The intro you did is amazing! I appreciate that you talk about these topics with awareness and make your intentions with exposure clear.



  19. Marc Musa on July 5, 2021 at 2:22 am

    I really enjoyed this video, being a person of color entering the fashion world and taking the sustainability route. The crusades to harmful waste in the world.



  20. JAG RealTalk on July 5, 2021 at 2:24 am

    awesome video!



  21. Yaa Peasah on July 5, 2021 at 2:24 am

    MOTHER NATURE IN HUMAN FORM!!!!!



  22. Cherie Matthews on July 5, 2021 at 2:26 am

    Hey hun, What do you use to make your thumbnails? I love them



  23. Summer Mango on July 5, 2021 at 2:27 am

    i just recently found out that it’s not just brands like shein and that there are a lot more clothing brands out there that are no sustainable, i had to search up more in this because i don’t want to be associated or support brands like that and im glad ur vid popped up



  24. Nata K on July 5, 2021 at 2:28 am

    This video is such a gem. Thank you for putting this content together. Blessings 🕊



  25. David Patrick Adam on July 5, 2021 at 2:28 am

    Is there something suistainable for men? 🙂



  26. lolz on July 5, 2021 at 2:28 am

    what are your thoughts on amazon? is it fast fashion



  27. Practicing Sustainability on July 5, 2021 at 2:29 am

    Yesssss! All about this video!



  28. Izzy on July 5, 2021 at 2:30 am

    Hello 👋 I’m a University student writing a dissertation about this topic, if anybody could help by answering a 2 min questionnaire that would be much appreciated! (Link below) https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdnmQ-J5qHYwrOrczsFmiTrTe-Fu3JkhpqBWGYarMUvwQ_DwQ/viewform?usp=sf_link



  29. Annie Chien on July 5, 2021 at 2:31 am

    thank you for making this video! I very rarely hear sustainability-minded creators speak about sustainability as a privilege. (I also really love GF collective!)



  30. 華明薇カーラ on July 5, 2021 at 2:37 am

    thanks so much for your video, it has been a great help to find this brands and a great source of information! i actually looked for a black body suit and Mary Young’s design is gorgeous!!



  31. Life Tradeoffs on July 5, 2021 at 2:37 am

    uploaded a podcast with 2 nyc fashion designers creating outfits from second hand clothes, its such a cool concept!



  32. inspiroue on July 5, 2021 at 2:39 am

    Part 2 is out now, with a focus on size-inclusive brands 💚 https://youtu.be/2bffNupD9QY



  33. Silver Buttonwoods on July 5, 2021 at 2:40 am

    I just came across this video but thank you so much for making it! I have been looking for mor sustainable brands to shop and this was really informative.



  34. Clancy Thomas on July 5, 2021 at 2:40 am

    Thank you so much for this video! I ordered the bodysuit from Mary Young. Unfortunately they were having a sale so it wouldn’t let me use your code, but I am so excited to get this piece! It is a Christmas gift from me to me 🙂



  35. Anina W. on July 5, 2021 at 2:40 am

    You definitely got a new sub! You explained everything so well and organized<3



  36. Rae Ven on July 5, 2021 at 2:42 am

    I love all of these but they are expensive for my budgettt.



  37. Elizabeth Hossack on July 5, 2021 at 2:43 am

    For skincare definitely check out Kinship



  38. Brenna Johnson on July 5, 2021 at 2:44 am

    i love this video so much. i was just doing my own research as well and trying to put together a cohesive list of all of my favorite sustainable and ethical brands. also, soooooo thankful for your chapter segments, it makes it so easy to go back and find the brands i wanted to hear more about!!! im subscribed and i love what you’re about



  39. 93z on July 5, 2021 at 2:45 am

    this is such a lovely and informative video! also, can i just say how refreshing it is to hear a youtuber/influencer say the words "i don’t need new jewelry" and acknowledging that sustainability/sustainable fashion is truly a privilege. your videos are so thoughtful and i enjoy watching (and learning from) them!!



  40. Sun Light on July 5, 2021 at 2:46 am

    Thank you sooooo much for creating this. I keep coming back to it. I definitely want to show my appreciation financially. Might be a bit slow to do so but I’ve been following you for a while and you’ve really really put the work in. I love your aesthetic. You’ve also contributed to my fitness journey. If I haven’t recommended Sadhguru’s upa yoga and kriya meditation which are both available free online I would like to recommend them in case they are helpful for your wellbeing. I started doing them late in 2020 and it’s been really helpful. This is my small way to give back to you. I hope it’s helpful to you too! 🤗



  41. Laia González on July 5, 2021 at 2:48 am

    Well said! I just discovered your channel and I *LOVE* the way you have organized your video, the way you approach the sustainable fashion concept and the truth you speak! I am checking more content of you asap 🙂



  42. Yvonne van der Werf on July 5, 2021 at 2:48 am

    I love your videos..! Everything about it



  43. Natalia on July 5, 2021 at 2:49 am

    Thank you so much for making this video



  44. m b on July 5, 2021 at 2:50 am

    this was much needed



  45. Melle Hartley on July 5, 2021 at 2:51 am

    This video was soooo helpful! Thank you!



  46. Katie R on July 5, 2021 at 2:52 am

    Just found your channel, love the content and you’re so beautiful 😻



  47. silvia on July 5, 2021 at 2:52 am

    is yesstyle sustainable?



  48. ev on July 5, 2021 at 2:53 am

    i just found your channel, and i am in love. you are everything i look for in a youtuber/influencer. thank you so much.



  49. Linda Brouwer on July 5, 2021 at 2:53 am

    thank you, this video was hella helpful!! <3



  50. Forest on July 5, 2021 at 2:55 am

    Love that there are more people my age who also support ethical and sustainable brands <3 Hearts from Australia <3 Love your channel’s philosophy. Subscribed x