Did you know that the fashion industry generates more carbon emissions than all international flights and maritime shipping combined ( source )? The clothes you choose to wear directly have an impact on the environment. Sustainable fashion is about producing clothing, shoes, accessories and other textiles using eco-friendly methods and practices. The aim is to save animals, the environment, and overall make the world a better place to live for all of us.
I’ve always loved the idea of buying eco-friendly fashion clothing. Honestly, sustainable fashion uses some of the most interesting and innovative methods to produce their clothes. So it really takes creativity and intent do good in the world. And as you might guess, Miami is not new to the sustainability movement. In fact, you can see many large stores in Miami that are adapting to this unique concept of fashion in a sustainable way.
Sustainable fashion is definitely a clever way of helping the environment. So go green while you keep up with your favorite fashion trends. You can make a huge impact because wearing clothes is something you do on a daily basis. For this reason I’ve listed some of the best sustainable boutiques in Miami. So make sure you make time to swing by these lovely shops.
Top Boutiques That Sell Sustainable Fashion & Beauty in Miami
Just as the name says, Antidote is the remedy for consciously-minded individuals who solidly live with their principles. This shop features upcycled apparel and vegan accessories in the most stylish and eco-friendly way. A piece of upcycled denim usually costs around $130 to $145. In addition, they have a super chic collection of accessories ranging from $120 to $140. The store’s founder, Sophie Zembra creates and curates collections that are always on trend and still classic. She definitely knows how to blend the trend with the earthly need for sustainability. You’ll be amazed by how this shop dedicates itself to becoming fully eco-friendly by recycling newspapers as shopping bags, using non-toxic inks and grosgrain ribbon from USA, and sourcing tissue paper from FSC certified forests. That means that for every tissue paper they order, another tree is planted as replacement. It really doesn’t get more sustainable than that!
Reformation is one of my favorite places to shop. They sell super high quality, trendy clothing made from natural or recycled clothing fibers. They rate their fiber from A to E with the latter as the lowest and they aim to keep the rating for their products from A to B only, which is definitely amazing. I honestly love their clothes because they’re super unique. You can find dresses with unique cuts, super forward thinking fashion. Reformation also sells eco-friendly wedding dresses ranging from $200 to $400. This boutique probably has the most elegant designs for sustainable wedding dresses at a lower price for the wedding industry as a whole.
I recently discovered Biossance during their store opening in Miami Design District, and honestly I am obsessed. Biossance is a clean, vegan and cruelty-free beauty line driven by biotechnology and sustainability. Drawing on their rich history of science and sustainability, Biossance has created skincare products that are incredibly safe, effective and do no harm to the environment or animals. I am currently obsessed with their Squalane + Vitamin C Dark Spot Serum. My skin drinks it right up.
My suggestion is to visit the store and learn about Biossance’s technology and how they are transforming the beauty industry.
Fashion wouldn’t be fashionable without radiant skin. My friend Sonia Reisin owns a beautiful natural beauty shop in Miami, Olsuss Skin Boutique is a “Skin Sanctuary” where mind, body, and spirit find renewal. Sonia’s mission for Ölsüss is to provide a natural beauty in an easy and accessible approach. Reisin hopes to build a community where ethical and conscious beauty can be achieved by simple, uncomplicated means. She believes that skincare is a way to heal your skin and feel beautiful from the inside out.
Sonia recently gifted me her Light Oil with Natural Sun Protection. And I am obsessed the ingredient list is simple: Wheat germ, macadamia nut, avocado, red raspberry, almond, carrot seed, grapeseed, coconut, peruvian sacha inchi, hemp seed and tamanu. Most of these oils have a high concentration of natural sun protection. And are rich in vitamins, fatty acids and omegas. Olsuss Skin Boutique is a must stop, where you can experience the best makeup and skin care services.
If you’re an athlete wishing to go green, you’ll find YOGiiZA very interesting. This eco-friendly boutique in Miami sells sports and Yoga outfits made from organically farmed cotton. That means their products are completely natural and are free from pesticides, herbicides, and other harmful fertilizers that could affect their quality. This is great because there are tons of toxic chemicals in clothing that can harm our skin and health. They have comfortable yoga pants for only $68. They’re also super embedded in the community. They host daily yoga and karma events randomly which is a fun way to connect with the brand and other yogis.
I love the vibe at Nomad Tribe. I just feel cool walking in because the moment you walk in you are greeted with unique products no one else has! Nomad Tribe is a sustainable brand and store in Wynwood. They have unique style because their brand travels the world to find inspiration for their products. So while they’re based here in Miami, you really get a ton of cultural influences when you shop here. They sell both men’s and women’s clothing here too which makes it a great stop for gift shopping!
For any of you that are parents, this store is SO cute. Parents and lifetime business partners Sherry Hickey and Mahmood Abousalem only have one mission: keep your little barnacle (and Mother Earth) safe and happy. Barnacle is definitely a haven of adorable baby onesies made from 100% organic cotton with eco-friendly dyes. They have the most adorable designs in store. You can buy onesies for as low as $28. The organic cotton items in their store are made in a sweatshop-free environment, so it’s both sustainable and humane.
The Showroom in Coconut Grove represents a lifestyle and walking in you can immediately feel the uniqueness of the store. I personally shopped for my home decor here because each piece has a beautiful story. It’s an exceptionally curated collection of home accessories from all over the world, sprinkled with everyday essentials for the modern woman. The shop is curated by Marilyn Sanchez and focuses on all the elements that encompass everyday living. It carries all the essentials from great jeans, cool t-shirts, fine jewelry, luxury handbags to it’s main focus, home decor. Everything that crosses the store’s threshold is handpicked and carefully selected to ensure uniqueness. For instance, some of the many sustainable brands they carry are Citizens of Humanity and Madeworn.
Where do you shop for sustainable clothing in Miami?
Would love to know if you make sustainable fashion a part of your closet. And if so, where do you shop both in Miami and online? Share your favorite stores and brands in the comments below so I can add them to my list!
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