The Best Los Angeles Sustainable Clothing Stores

Los Angeles. My hometown. You instilled in me a hatred of freeways; exposed me and gave me a love for so many diverse cultures, blessed me with my best friends, hammered in a warped view of beauty, spoiled me with your weather, and continue to make me dream big.

You also gave all of us super talented designers of sustainable and ethical clothes—whether born in LaLa Land, inspired by, or now call the city home.

See my top Los Angeles ethical and sustainable clothing stores and brand picks below.

All shops are saved to this Los Angeles Good Finds Google Maps List to use on your upcoming California visit.

Christy Dawn

When I try on a Christy Dawn dress I instantly want to frolic in a magical forest with all of my closet girlfriends and braid each others’ hair….in a non-creepy, non-cult way. :)

The company only uses deadstock fabric, the residual fabrics left over from major fashion houses, repurposing for their collections. You can even find a one-of-kind-piece if the company only finds just enough deadstock fabric for one item.

I also love you can learn about each dressmaker making the items (with a fair wage) in Los Angeles. Meet Enrique, who made The Dawn Dress.

Price: $$$

Hours: Daily 10am - 6pm, Closed Thursdays

Location: 1930 Lincoln Blvd, Venice, CA 90291

Phone: (310) 450-7860

Christy Dawn Website

Whimsy and Row

You may have seen the best-selling Flora cropped wide leg pant. But Whimsy and Row has plenty of other sustainable staples to add to your closet. From striped rompers, to long sleeveless dresses, to one piece bathing suits in nude and black, the brand’s pieces do “provide ease and elegance for the modern, creative woman.”

The company also makes all of its garments in Los Angeles using only locally sourced, eco-friendly deadstock textiles and materials. So if you see a Flora pant in a color you like it may be gone by next season.

Price: $$-$$$

Hours: Daily 10am - 6pm

Location: 12801 Venice Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90066

Phone: (424) 500-2405

Whimsy and Row Website

ALTERNATIVE APPAREL

In the middle of Abbot Kinney Blvd is a bungalow of sustainable, comfy dreams. Since 1995, Alternative Apparel has set out to re-create that soft, lived‑in look and feel of our favorite vintage tee. The brand has soft tank tops, soft shorts, soft sweatshirts, soft pants, and a lot more soft things for all genders. And more than 80% of the brand’s garments are made with sustainable materials and processes.

The store also includes additional sustainable brands including People Tree, Girlfriend Collective, Sydney Hale candles, and more.

Price: $$

Hours: Daily 10am - 7pm, Sunday 11am-6pm

LA Location: 1337 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90291

Phone: (310) 482-3316

Alternative Apparel Website

Olderbrother

I have a new favorite brand. Olderbrother had me at sky indigo silk hemp trousers.

The company, founded by friends Bobby Bonaparte and Max Kingery, has limited-run collections out of eco-conscious fabrics including organic cottons from Japanese farms and unique blends of wool and woven rice paper. Fabric colors come from all-natural (and edible!) dyes like indigo, tannins, saffron, and madder root.

The clothes are also unisex which means all of your friends will want to borrow your saffron leisure shorts. Beware.

Price: $$$-$$$$

Hours: Daily 11am - 7pm

LA Location: 566 Rose Ave, Venice, CA 90291

Olderbrother Website

GALERIE.LA

Dechel Mckillian, celebrity stylist (hello Drake, Nicki, and Fergie) originally from Los Angeles, saw a gap between sustainable fashion and her experiences in lifestyle and entertainment. She launched GALERIE.LA to present a tightly curated selection to bring socially conscious fashion to the masses.

And she did a pretty great job doing this. The store includes brands Back Beat Rags, Dopp, Father’s Daughter, Study NY, Vele, and more—all showing how sustainable fashion can include prints, quirk, color, and fun.

Price: $$-$$$

Hours: Daily 11am - 6pm, Closed Mondays

Location: ROW DTLA, 767 South Alameda St. #192 LA 90021

Phone: (213) 372-5680

GALERIE.LA Website

Banks Journal


Guys, it’s time I give you some love with a clothing label for you (and for all genders too!) inspired by coastal living and a love of design.

Thanks to its founders, it’s infused with a unique blend of Japanese and Australian style and influence. Founders Masa Shibahara and Motoo Noda grew up in Tokyo. Tim Cochran and Rama McCabe spent their childhood in Byron Bay.

Shop board shorts, t-shirts, tanks, and even wetsuits knowing you are being kind to the earth. All t-shirts and the bulk of our fleece, are made with organic cotton. The label also uses PVC and phthalate free inks across all our screen printing and uses re-purposed soda bottles to create the polyester that’s used in all our woven labels across every product they make.

Price: $$-$$$

Hours: Daily 11am - 5pm, Sunday 10am - 6pm

LA Location: ROW DTLA 1320 E 7th St #114, Los Angeles, CA 90021

Phone: (949) 662-5737

Banks Journal Website

Cuyana

Cuyana is all about fewer, better things. Best sellers include the classic leather tote ($175), linen ruffle wrap skirt ($195), and leather backpack ($375).

Cuyana prides itself on its highest-quality materials and the skilled craftsmanship used to make the pieces in factories throughout Europe, South America, China, and the United States.

Price: $$$

LA Location 1: 1140 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90291

Hours: Daily 11am - 7pm

Phone: (310) 450-7239

LA Location 2: 15235 Palisades Village Lane, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272

Hours: Monday - Thursday and Sunday 10am - 7pm, Friday and Saturday 10am - 8pm

Phone: (424) 229-5947

Cuyana Website

More LA Good Finds

Bird Brooklyn

Price: $$$-$$$$

Hours: Daily 11am - 7pm, Sunday 12pm - 6pm

Location: 8870 Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232

Phone: (310) 596-4200

Gingerly Witty

Price: $$

Hours: Tuesday - Thursday 10am - 5pm, Friday and Saturday 10am - 6pm, Sunday 12pm - 5pm, Closed Mondays

Location: 1710 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026

Phone: (213) 378-0730

Amour Vert

Price: $$

Hours: Daily 11am - 7pm, Sunday 11am - 5pm

Location: 1327 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90403

Phone: 310) 319-9193

Carol Young | Undesigned

Price: $$$

Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 11am - 6:30pm, Sunday and Monday 11am - 5pm

Location: 1953 1/2 Hillhurst Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027

Phone: (323) 663-0088

And before you go:

Los Angeles Good Finds Google Maps List - Happy shopping!