The Best Amsterdam Sustainable Clothing Stores
I gave myself one day to hit up the top sustainable and secondhand shopping destinations in Amsterdam. I'm tired. Amsterdam is at the forefront of sustainability, hosting its own Dutch Sustainable Fashion Week and incubating the new ethical fashion startups at Fashion for Good. This below-sea level city is the eco-friendly fashion hunter's dreamland.
See my top Amsterdam sustainable clothing store picks below. There is too much good stuff so I created another post with all the vintage goodness.
Studio JUX + co. flagship store
Jitske Lundgrens and Carlien Helmink started studio JUX (store and clothing brand) with the motto that fashion should be fun and fair for all involved—designers, factory workers and the end consumer. “Jux” even means “having a laugh” in German.
Jux owns a factory in Nepal, and say on its website, "All of our Nepali employees are rockstars, who we continually support. Being the owner of the factory, we ensure that a studio JUX supervisor is present at the factory to guide and support the team."
Hours: Monday 1-7pm, Tuesday - Friday 11am - 7pm, Saturday 10am - 6pm, Sunday 11am - 6pm
Location: Ceintuurbaan 252, 1072 PD Amsterdam, Netherlands
Phone: +31 20 753 1843
Geitenwollenwinkel (I wish I could say that 5 times fast without sounding like a stumped American) prides itself on caring mainly clothes made of organic cotton with the Global Organic Textile Standard certification. This means that the cotton is made, washed, and colored in a sustainable way, without the use of harmful chemicals. GOTS also ensures that all processes are done fairly.
The store also carries clothing made from Lyocell (Tencel), a fabric made from tree pulp, and clothing made from recycled products. For example, a brand like By Molle uses old jeans to knit new plaids.
Hours: Monday 1pm - 6pm, Tuesday - Saturday 11am - 6pm, Sunday 12pm - 5pm
Phone: +31 20 362 0784
Verse is the cool kid's sustainable fashion store. It is also where I discovered and fell in love with Kings of Indigo, which makes sustainable quality denims, tops, and accessories inspired by American classics with a Japanese eye for detail. (See the jumpsuit I wished I purchased above.)
Along with Kings of Indigo, Verse carries brands like sunglasses brand GOBI, skincare brand (with lipstick colors that pop) Albus and Flora, sweatshirts-in-every-color brand Colorful Standard, and more, that show conscious fashion can be fun and colorful.
Since I first published this post, Verse has opened an additional location, where Charlie + Mary used to be, in the De Pijp neighborhood. Both locations have the same brands and cool kid vibes.
Location #1: Prinsengracht 581- 1, 1016 HT Amsterdam, Netherlands
Hours: Monday - Wednesday 11am - 6:30pm, Thursday 11am - 7pm, Friday - Saturday 11am - 6:30pm, Sunday 12pm - 6:30pm
Phone: +31 6 52001410
Location #2: Gerard Doustraat 84, 1072 VW Amsterdam, Netherlands
Hours: Monday - Wednesday 10am - 6pm, Thursday - Saturday 10am - 6:30pm, Sunday 12pm - 6pm
Phone: +31 6 52001410
Nukuhiva knows sustainable denim. Try on a pair of the store's own Nuku jeans, made from GOTS certifie Turkish fabrics consisting of 98% organic cotton and 2% lycra; and a pair of Nudie Jeans® made from 100% organic cotton;... and a pair of Kuyichi jeans, which lists all of its current suppliers online to show its commitment to transparency;...and a pair of... okay, i'll stop...that's enough jeans (and sentence) for now.
Hours: Monday closed, Tuesday - Friday 10:30am - 7pm, Saturday 10am - 6pm, Sunday 12pm - 6pm
Phone: +31 20 420 9483
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