15 Sustainable Fashion Brands from Los Angeles You Should Know

Shopping from brands in your own city is something we all want to do.

We’ve chosen a range of sustainable brands from Los Angeles that you should definitely check out, either in person or online, if you want to support LA-based businesses.

Let’s jump into the article.

Best Sustainable Clothing Brands from LA – The Complete List

1. MATE

MATE Sustainable Fashion LA

What they make: Comfortable women’s essentials and loungewear

Price range: $$

MATE’s clothes are a California-based brand creating a range of essentials, from organic t-shirts to jumpsuits.

Their clothes are made in Los Angeles, adhering strictly to labor laws to ensure workers are fairly treated and paid.

MATE uses organic cotton in every item, as well as low-impact dyes — saving vast amounts of water compared to traditional production methods.

All orders are shipped in recycled paper mailers that were also made in Los Angeles!

2. Graceful District

Graceful District Sustainable Fashion brand from LA

What they make: A variety of tees, pants, tanks, and loungewear — ideal everyday wear

Price range: $$

Graceful District is a sustainable LA-based brand creating a range of essentials including organic t-shirts, from eco-friendly fabrics, in a small batch manufacturing process in Los Angeles, California.

Their clothes are focused on simplicity, and you’ll find items that will stay stylish and remain a staple in your wardrobe for years.

They use materials including TENCEL and recycled fibers which are durable, and kind to the earth.

3. For Days

For Days Made in LA

What they make: Womenswear, Menswear

Price: $ – $$

For Days are one of the most unique brands here. They make t-shirts from organic materials as well as a range of other products, and have a zero-waste manufacturing process.

But, you can’t just go and simply buy a T-Shirt.

When your old clothes starts to get worn out and you’re ready for a change, you can trade it back in for credit towards a new item.

We love the circular, zero-waste model that For Days are using.

4. Sugar Candy Mountain

Sugar Candy MTN Los Angeles

What they make: Womenswear

Price: $$$

Sugar Candy Mountain make a variety of modern, minimalist womenswear.

Every item is made in the USA, using natural materials. They have a factory in Los Angeles and aim to reduce waste in their manufacturing process.

If you order something from Sugar Candy Mountain, you’ll receive it in recycled packaging.

5. Whimsy + Row

Whimsy + Row LA

What they make: Womenswear, Accessories

Price: $$ – $$$

Since 2014 Whimsy + Row have been creating eco-conscious clothing in West LA.

Their mission is “to provide ease and elegance for the modern, creative woman.

Whimsy + Row create limited-run batches of clothing, which is all handcrafted. They use locally sourced deadstock materials, as well as a range of eco-friendly fabrics.

6. et Tigre

et Tigre los angeles

What they make: Timeless womenswear

Pricing: $$

et Tigre is a LA-based ethical clothing brand creating a range of dresses, tops, bottoms, and loungewear.

They also create a variety of home objects and accessories.

But, one of our favorite parts of et Tigre is that they have a pre-worn section on their website, where you can buy pre-used et Tigre clothing and have it shipped to you from the previous owner.

It’s an amazing way to get your hands on their beautiful clothes, without any new garments needing to be produced — which is what sustainable fashion is all about.

7. Valani

Valani Sustainable Clothing LA

Sustainability: All vegan materials, GOTS certified facility, plant tree f or every item sold

What they sell: Womenswear

Price: $$

Valani is a sustainable plant-based, vegan clothing line based in California. All of their garments are ethically produced in Chicago, as well as a GOTS certified facility in India.

They use hemp, Tencel and banana fabrics to create beautiful, flowy and flirty garments with the perfect amount of feminine flair.  

All fabrics are biodegradable so they can be composted at the end of their useful life.  As a brand built on compassion and self love, they have a few giveback initiatives. 

Not only do they plant 1 tree for every garment sold, but they also offer free breathwork sessions for their community.

8. Reformation

Reformation Los Angeles

What they make: Womenswear

Price: $$$

We’ve talked about Reformation before several times on this blog praising their Made in the USA womenswear.

If you didn’t know before, the brand hails from Los Angeles and makes their clothes using sustainable materials like TENCEL Lyocell and invests heavily in creating an eco-friendly manufacturing process.

Reformation is completely transparent about their processes, ethics, and values, and if you read up on them, it’s clear the team are building a great clothing company.

9. Back Beat Rags

Back Beat Rags LA

What they make: Womenswear, Accessories

Pricing: $ – $$

Back Beat Rags are another great LA-based ethical brand. They create a range of everyday essentials for women and a selection of accessories.

Their ethical production process includes using GOTS certified organic cotton and hemp, as well as using 100% recycled packaging.

Black Beat Rags also make their clothes affordable enough for the mass market, so you can be sure you can find something you like for a great price.

10. Sotela

Sotela LA

What they make: Womenswear

Price: $$$

Sotela is another sustainable womenswear clothing brand from Los Angeles that is definitely worth checking out.

They create wardrobe staples, and all of their clothing comes in a range of sizes that will fit just about anyone.

Sotela’s manufacturing process aims to have minimal environmental impacts, and like other brands here they use eco-friendly materials like TENCEL, Modal, and Linen. Not only that, all of their packaging and marketing materials are made using recycled paper.

11. Taylor + Thomas

Taylor and Thomas made in Los Angeles

What they make: Footwear

Price: $$$$

Taylor + Thomas are a sustainable footwear brand making carefully designed shoes for women.

All of their shoes are made from vegan and sustainable materials. Their materials are all sourced from an ethical supply chain.

Not only that, but they also donate 1% of revenue from their sales to 1% For The Planet, so you know your purchase is making a positive environmental impact.

12. SUSI Studio

Susi Studio LA

What they make: Footwear

Price:$$ – $$$

Another shoe brand, SUSI Studio create artisan-made women’s shoes.

The materials they use are all vegan, and their Hong Kong factory is completely women-owned. Susi Studio’s shoes are definitely worth checking out, and considering the care that goes into their shoes, the prices are well priced.

13. RAFA

Rafa USA sustainable shoes made in Los Angeles

What they make: Footwear

Price: $$$$

RAFA is a luxury sustainable footwear brand from LA who produce a range of made-to-order, Made in the USA shoes.

They have a smaller collection of shoes that are in stock, but a wide selection of shoes that you can have made-to-order. RAFA’s prices are relatively high compared to your average footwear brand, but considering that everything is custom made you can expect the quality to be high.

14. Pistol Lakes

Pistol Lake Made in Los Angeles

What they make: Menswear

What they make: Menswear

Price: $$ – $$$

Pistol Lakes are one of the few menswear brands in this list, but they definitely deserve an inclusion.

This LA-based brand creates minimalist basics using recycled materials and ethical manufacturing processes. All of their clothes are made in Los Angeles and all of their workers are paid a fair wage.

15. LA Relaxed

LA Relaxed Sustainable Clothing

What they make: Womenswear

Price: $$

LA Relaxed is another Los Angeles brand pushing the sustainable fashion movement forward.

All of the fabrics they use are locally sourced and made from sustainable materials. These included organic cotton, hemp, Tencel Lyocell, Tencel Modal, linen, and more.

Their clothes are also all made in the USA, partnering with local manufacturers to keep their supply chain as green as possible.

If you’re looking for clothes that have a relaxed (as the brand name suggests!) style, can be used as activewear and are extremely sustainable, LA Relaxed could be the brand for you.

Recap – Best Sustainable Clothing Brands from Los Angeles

Want to shop from local sustainable brands in LA?

These companies are all doing great work when it comes to both sustainability and design.

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