I started this project to help integrate more ethical and sustainable fashion into the multi-million dollar Instagram shopping scene.
It’s also in preparation for the upcoming launch of Market45, an ethical fashion marketplace.
Featuring 20 invite-only brands that have launched through the Factory45 program, this online marketplace will be an easier way to shop sustainable and ethical fashion all in one place.
If you’d like to request early access for holiday season 2018, click here.
Now keep reading for September’s featured sustainable fashion products (all of them are Factory45’ers!):
DALLAS DAWS DESIGNS | SLOAN JACKET
With what began as a creative outlet, Factory45’er Dallas Daws started experimenting with minimalist silhouettes that aimed to be both timeless and multi-purpose.
She wanted to create clothing that her customers could throw on to run errands, but still look put together for work. Over the years, Dallas has refined her aesthetic and developed the business she runs today, Dallas Daws Designs.
The Sloan Jacket that I wore for this month’s shoot is part of the new Linen Collection. It has pockets (win!), three-quarter sleeves for multi-season wear and is perfect for layering.
All Dallas Daws Designs are thoughtfully designed, sustainably sourced and handmade to order in the USA.
You can shop the Sloan Jacket, as well as other Dallas Daws pieces here.
FAIR SEAS SUPPLY CO. | THE SAN CLEMENTE ROUND BLANKET
Inspired by the beaches of California, Factory45’er Tiffany Shown launched Fair Seas Supply Co. in 2015 with a collection of organic cotton round beach blankets.
Over the past three years, she’s expanded her product offering, added new collections and built a brand that’s been featured by The Boston Globe Magazine, Elle and other media. The Charleston Collection was also one of the featured products in CauseBox this summer.
One of my favorite things about Tiffany’s story is that when she joined Factory45 in 2015 she had no idea what she wanted to create. She only knew that she wanted to start a business, so when she landed on the idea of Turkish towels she ran with it.
Fair Seas blankets can now be found in retailers across the country, including the Four Seasons Hotel in Hawaii.
You can shop organic cotton Turkish towels and other accessories here.
MILO + NICKI | THE SIESTA DRESS
With a mission to empower women to go after their dreams, Factory45’er Nicki Patel started milo+nicki, an ethically-made, cruelty-free womenswear line.
The brand got its start in 2016 with a Kickstarter campaign that raised over $20,000. Launching with a six-piece capsule collection that was ethically made in NYC, Nicki has continued to grow her product line.
The Siesta dress (pictured above) is made from handwoven banana fabric (yes, that kind of banana!), hand-dyed with plant-based dyes and has GOTS-certified organic cotton lined pockets.
milo+nicki has been featured in the print version of Vogue, as well as Darling Magazine, Eluxe Magazine and other notable press.
You can shop the Siesta Dress and other milo+nicki pieces here.
REGENEROUS DESIGNS | BIG BRAIDED HEADBAND
During the production process of making your clothing, pounds and pounds of perfectly good fabric goes unused and is thrown away.
Factory45’er Alyssa Bird started Regenerous Designs as a way to use this discarded designer fabric, before it’s thrown out, and make versatile accessories.
Each piece is handmade in the USA of high quality fabric remnants — that means everything is limited edition and made to last.
You can shop all Regenerous Designs accessories here.
To see the rest of September’s featured products, come on over to Instagram by clicking here.