There’s a new trend sweeping the fashion industry—and it has nothing to do with tiny sunglasses or statement sneakers. With fast fashion wreaking havoc on the environment, alternative sustainable retailers are popping up all over the world to provide consumers with trendy, eco–conscious clothing options, and Philly retailers are no exception.
Moon + Arrow
Located in Queen Village, Moon + Arrow brings environmentally conscious jewelry and clothing to Philly. This boutique focuses on using sustainable supplies and recycled items to create eye–catching vintage jewelry lines, offering customers a variety of handmade and organic attire options. When done shopping for some statement earrings that are sure to complement any fall outfit, be sure to browse the other sustainability–focused products that the store offers, including fragrances, oils, and home decor.
Location: 742 S. 4th St.
United By Blue
Next time you stop by for a chai tea latte, take a look at United By Blue’s apparel offerings. A certified B Corporation, United By Blue commits to using sustainable materials to create long–lasting goods. To top it all off, United By Blue also removes one pound of trash from the world’s oceans and waterways for every product purchased. In total, they've collected over two million pounds of waste. This University City favorite is giving back to the environment one flannel and reusable tote at a time.
Location: 3421 Walnut St.
Nicole Rae Styer Boutique
Head over to Nicole Rae Styer Boutique to find one–of–a–kind clothing and accessories crafted from recycled textiles. This South Philly store is known for its selection of vintage clothes that have been given fun, chic updates. For all the Eagles fans out there, owner Nicole Rae Styer is known for her stylish repurposing of Eagles gear. You can even place a custom order and bring in old clothing items in desperate need of a style upgrade.
Location: 1822 E. Passyunk Ave.
Lobo Mau’s owners Nicole and Jordan Haddad pride themselves on their slow fashion approach to clothing production. Through practices like conducting in–depth fabric testing, recycling deadstock, and hand–printing textiles in their studio, Lobo Mau combats the issues that plagues industrial clothing production. Their original, eclectic designs are sure to turn heads—with the added bonus of being environmentally conscious.
Location: 1901 S. 9th St. Suite 501