New York City is known for being a fashion capital of the world.
But how do sustainable fashion brands in NYC stack up?
In this post we’re going to look at some of the best sustainable clothing brands from NYC, show you what kind of clothes they make, their price range, and some information about each brand to help you decide if you’ll be into them.
Check out the brands below
10 Best Sustainable Clothing Brands from NYC
Price: $$$ – $$$$
EILEEN FISHER’s 2020 vision is for an industry where human rights and sustainability are not just values pushed by a select few brands, or seen as a nice-to-have element, but are the core drivers of a good business.
This womenswear brand is on a mission to make great looking, highly sustainable clothes, and they’re succeeding so far. They have stores all across America, but their HQ is in New York.
SiiZu create affordably priced (especially for New York!) eco-friendly, and very stylish womenswear.
Their factory is in the Garment District of New York City, and they source their materials in a sustainable way from around the world, but always with sustainability in mind.
On SiiZu’s website, they provide lots of detail on all of the factories they partner with (or their materials are sourced from) so you can learn all about the clothes you purchase from them.
Since 2012 Bhoomki have been creating sustainable clothing using natural fibers, fabrics with low environmental impact like organic cotton, and using recycled materials including Cupro. They also use eco-friendly dyes to minimize the impact their clothes have on the world even more.
The clothing that Bhoomki create and sell out of their Park Slope based boutique is unique, ethical, and looks great.
Price: $$$ – $$$$
Their shirts are made using 100% organic cotton sourced from ethical producers, all GOTS certified to ensure sustainability standards. GRAMMAR also supports local artisans, women-and minority-owned businesses in New York itself.
GRAMMAR’s clothes aren’t cheap, but they’re impeccable from a design standpoint, and the quality manufacturing ensures that they’re going to last you a long time.
Price: $$$ – $$$$
Featured in Vogue, British GQ, Forbes, Complex, and more, Brave GentleMan are a menswear brand based out of NYC that you should know about.
They use a slow-fashion, eco-friendly production model. All of the clothes they make are vegan, and they use recycled, organic, and high-tech sustainable materials.
They make eco-friendly and stylish menswear
We embrace a slow-fashion production model. We resist industry-induced “seasons”. We invest in sustainable innovation, superior vegan materials, ethical labor & classic styles made with quality.
6. Rag & Bone
Rag & Bone have been around since 2002 and are now a well-established NYC-based brand.
They make both men’s and women’s clothing, that’s recognizable by its combination of British heritage with modern design.
Rag & Bone use local manufacturers and factories and run a denim recycling program where you can take in old pair of denim (that Rag & Bone will turn into a new pair)
Inspired by a desire to create beautifully constructed clothes, rag & bone prides itself in the time-honored techniques of supremely skilled, local manufacturers at some of the oldest factories in the country. The importance of quality, expert craftsmanship and attention to detail resonated deeply, informing the brand’s core philosophy.
Price: $ – $$
Threads 4 Thought is a sustainable brand based in New York for men and women. Since 2006 they have been using sustainable and recycled materials in all of their clothing, and their factories are all ethically certified.
Threads 4 Thought also donate a portion of their profit to the International Rescue Committee to benefit communities in need around the world.
They create a range of basics, athleticwear, and casual wear that are definitely worth checking out.
Knickerbocker have been making classic American styles for men since 2012.
They have a very strong focus on sustainability. They list all parties involved in their supply chain on their site. Knickerbocker use sustainable production methods, and have a goal of building a fashion brand that inspires more people to shop in a sustainable way.
Founded in 2012, where Mountains Meet was created to show that sustainable living can be combined with impeccable style.
They work with artisan partners who hand loom and hand knit pieces for each of their collections, as well as using NYC based factories in the Garment District. All of their denim is sourced from heritage denim mill, Cone Denim, in North Carolina.
10. Todd Shelton
Price: $$$ – $$$$
Firstly, a confession – Todd Shelton shouldn’t in this list as they aren’t based in NYC, but rather in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Due to the relative proximity (and their unique business model), I’ve included them here.
You can customize the clothes to fit your exact measurements, meaning you should never need to return something because you forgot to size up or down.
New York City is a great destination for sustainable fashion. You just need to know where to look!
I hope these brands fit what you were looking for.
We’re going to be constantly updating this list with the best NYC based sustainable and eco-friendly brands that you’ll love.
Know a brand that should be here? Let me know in the comments!