I think sustainability will soon no longer be a niche category, and instead, will be the norm for many brands and many consumers. Fortunately, there have never been more options for sustainable style at every price point and for every personal style. This list is by no means exhaustive, and as soon as I was done filming, I found a few more, so look for a part 2 in the near future. So many good brands doing good things!
I’m happy to be partnering with one of my favorite sustainable brands, Vivaia, for today’s video. Vivaia produces washable, comfortable, affordable, and stylish footwear using materials like a tech knit made of recycled plastic bottles as well as hemp and wool.
I was thrilled when they sent me one of their most popular styles, the Aria. Not only are these shoes neutral enough to go with everything and so flattering to the foot, but they are insanely comfortable. Fortunately, they sent me a coupon code for 18% off: nada0511.
Now, let’s look at some of my favorite sustainable accessory brands in the following categories. You can find everything mentioned in this video right here in this catalog.
Sustainable Bag Brands
A company can be ethical or even vegan and not necessarily sustainable, so it’s important to know what your values are and shop those. Often, these labels go hand in hand, but definitely not always. And there are brands that were sustainable before it became a buzzword. Stella McCartney has always been a vegan brand, a reflection of the designer’s values. Prada, whose nylon bags were considered groundbreaking when they first gained popularity in the 90s, has issue ReNylon, a line of sustainably made reissues of former favorite designs.
Other brands are putting their own twist on sustainable bags, from affordable minimal J.W. Pei to the fun designs at THEMOIRe.
Sustainable Shoe Brands,
In addition to Vivaia, which makes sustainable woven styles of every description, there are a couple of sneakers brands worth mentioning. Tretorn, the Scandinavian maker of classic sneakers, has always been sustainable, while Spanish brand Veja uses organic cotton and Amazonian rubber to produce its chic and comfortable trainers.
Sustainable Jewelry Brands
With so much controversy over diamond mining, many brands are turning to gems that are grown, not mined, making them more ethical and more affordable. Here are a couple of standouts.
From eyewear to scarves, there’s a sustainable option for whatever accessory is on your shopping list. Here are a few of my favorites.
What do you think of this line-up of sustainable brands? And do you have a favorite sustainable accessory brand? Let me know in the comments!