16 Sustainable Fashion Brands from Los Angeles [2024]

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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.

If you don’t have time to read the whole post, here are our top picks.

Quick Picks: Best Sustainable Brands from LA
Best for essentials: MATE

Best for zero-waste basics: For Days

Best for dresses: VALANI

Best for menswear: Pistol Lake

Best for all-rounder: Reformation

BIPOC Los Angeles Brands: Two Days Off and The Tiny Closet

If you want to get all the details and see the full list of brands, keep reading!

Let’s jump into the article.

Best Sustainable Clothing Brands from LA – The Complete List

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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 sweatshirts and 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

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 Made in USA

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. Two Days Off

BIPOC Los Angeles brands

What they make: Linen clothing

Price: $$

Two Days Off is a women-owned Los Angeles brand that carefully curates its collection of eco-friendly linen clothing.

The carbon-neutral brand prioritizes natural fabrics that are sustainably and locally sourced to reduce its carbon footprint. For example, Two Days off locally sourced its deadstock fabrics in Los Angeles, and its virgin linen textiles come from North American suppliers.

10. The Tiny Closet

What they make: Statement clothing for women

Price: $$

The Tiny Closet is a BIPOC women-owned business creating collections of beautiful statement clothing for women who want to express themselves.

The brand hand makes all of its clothing in Los Angeles using deadstock fabric in small batches. The Tiny Closet also works to eliminate textile waste by using a made-to-order production model.

You can shop the Tiny Closet online from their website or vis them in their Los Angeles boutique at 112 WEST 9TH STREET, STE 529.

11. Back Beat Co

Back Beat Rags LA

What they make: Womenswear, Accessories

Pricing: $ – $$

Back Beat Co. 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 Co. 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.

12. 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.

13. 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.

14. 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.

15. Pistol Lake

Pistol Lake Made in Los Angeles

What they make: Menswear

Price: $$ – $$$

Pistol Lake is 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.

16. 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.

Let us know if you have any recommendations for Los Angeles clothing brands in the comments below!

If you enjoyed this post, why not check out our favorite sustainable dresses and sustainable heels posts too.

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