10 Conscious Fashion Brands Based in NY for Proud Residents of This Melting Pot

One of the best ways to shop consciously is by supporting local companies! Not only does this cut down on carbon emissions, but it also potentially gives us an opportunity to visit the people and places where the products are made. If you're a resident of New York or plan on visiting soon, check out the following 10 conscious fashion brands based in NY. The materials used may have been sourced mindfully from around the globe, but ultimately these brands either have garments partly or entirely made in New York, have headquarters in the city, or both.

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GRAMMAR

Highlights: Handmade from 100% organic cotton; shirts for every body shape

Notes: White tops in several different styles that are timeless and great for capsule wardrobes

Occasion: Workwear; everyday wear

Investment: $$$

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Eileen Fisher

Highlights: Uses natural, recycled, and high-tech fibers; dyed with natural ingredients; transparent supply chain

Notes: Pieces designed to effortlessly work season after season

Occasion: Casual; workwear

Investment: $$$

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Arkins

Highlights: Made in small batches in Manhattan; uses deadstock, locally sourced fabrics

Notes: Variety of unique, trendy pieces mixed with timeless capsule garments

Occasion: Special occasion; dress up or down

Investment: $$$

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SiiZU

Highlights: Made from 100% eco-conscious and organic fabrics; gives consumers transparent access to factory information; supports tree planting projects

Notes: Direct-to-consumer model ensures high-quality clothing at an affordable price

Occasion: Everyday wear; business casual

Investment: $$

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VETTA

Highlights: Uses either deadstock or eco-conscious fabrics (mostly Tencel)

Notes: Shop by capsule collection: The Relaxed Capsule, The Casual Capsule, or The Minimal Capsule

Occasion: Everyday wear; workwear; versatile

Investment: $$

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Mara Hoffman

Highlights: Prioritizes natural, recycled, and renewable materials - down to the details 

Notes: Each collection is devoted to color, inspired by and in celebration of women

Occasion: Everyday wear; special occasion

Investment: $$$

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Where Mountains Meet

Highlights: Produced in Manhattan; responsibly sourced, naturally dyed, and organic fabrics

Notes: Inspired by a love of nature, an elevated aesthetic, and the desire to cultivate community

Occasion: Everyday wear; special occasion

Investment: $$$$ 

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Voz

Highlights: Made out of natural fibres by artisan women in Chile and NYC

Notes: Luxury pieces that celebrate global indigenous culture

Occasion: Elegant; special occasion

Investment: $$$$$

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Study NY

Highlights: Transparent supply chain from field to cutting table; eco-conscious materials and zero waste processes used

Notes: High quality clothing with strong, modern design

Occasion: Casual, everyday wear; workwear

Investment: $$$

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Naadam

Highlights: Work directly with herders to sustainably source high-quality cashmere; uses clean energy in production

Notes: Soft & durable cashmeretops and loungewear for women and men

Occasion: Casual, everyday wear; workwear

Investment: $$

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*Be sure to also browse through your local thrift stores and the Top 7 Places to Shop Secondhand Online to score amazing deals, save clothes from going to landfills, and give used garments a second life!


Note: This reference is based on publicly provided information, and we encourage you to ask more questions! Please refer to each brand's official websites for more up-to-date information.


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