It’s not often that I come across a clothing brand that I absolutely adore. Shopping at the local mall is convenient (I live in Minnesota so of course, we have the biggest mall in America conveniently named as the Mall of America). However, times have changed and folks are being more aware of who the shop from, the quality of the piece(s) they buy, and whether ethical production was used. It’s important to feel good about what you wear and to know that the garment you’re wearing came together thoughtfully. The following clothing brands hit the sweet spot in curating timeless pieces for the modern women while being intentional with their production.
Founded by Jessica Lee and Lizzie Agnew, Modern Citizen offers thoughtfully curated minimal designs to women at an accessible price point. Their pieces are named after real women that others nominate (which, by the way, you can nominate a woman in your life here). Besides their fashion line and collection of bags, Modern Citizen offers beauty, jewelry, and home goods curated by socially conscious designers. You can shop Modern Citizen at their two locations in San Francisco and New York.
Hailing from the UK, Olive Clothing produces ethically conscious pieces in a pretty palette with romantic details – think light yellows, pink, blues with ruffles, scallops, and feminine collars. Olive Clothing also offers leather bags made in Spain and a collection of menswear. This is the place to shop for French-inspired clothing and affordable jewelry. If you’re into dungarees (a.k.a. overalls for us American folks), Olive Clothing has a wide selection to fill your happy heart.
HACKWITH DESIGN HOUSE
Hackwith Design House curates clothing that feels as good on your skin as the cause it promotes – U.S. made and consciously produced right here in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Founded by Lisa Hackwith who valued sustainability practices, most pieces are part of a limited collection. Worn pieces can be resold to the brand so that they can be amended or transformed into a new piece.