As my guide to shopping ethical brands is so popular I thought I’d put together another handy list of links featuring fabulous online shops and small businesses that create their one of a kind gear from upcycled materials or meticulously source their unique goods from thrift and charity shops.
Discover some fab new makers, get your thrifty vintage fix and have some funky, unique style delivered to your door with my guide to where to shop for sustainable fashion online:
Hipcycle is an online marketplace chock full of upcycled handmade goodness! Every product for sale on Hipcycle is sourced from small businesses who create their items from materials that would otherwise have ended up in a trash heap. (shop by category or material)
Nifty Thrifty is an online thrift shop specializing in hand-curated vintage clothing and thrifty items. What makes Nifty Thrifty stand out from the crowd? Their items are sold in very reasonably priced mystery packages! You simply select the type, style and size of garment you’d like and await your groovy surprise in the post! Neato!
Belle Monde Handmade specializes in stylish handmade crochet accessories for the whole family made with love in sunny Florida. (Feel free to contact owner/crochet queen Bekka about custom colors and orders – I’m addicted to crocheted items and am the proud owner of her earrings, hats, scarves & this absolutely stunning shawl)
Remade in Britain is the UK’s largest upcycling and vintage marketplace specialising in upcycled furniture, upcycled home accessories and eco gifts. With a large selection of upcycling materials including chalk paint, Remade is also a great place to source materials for your own DIY upcycling project.
Hello Sweet Leigh has a marvelous collection of whimsically glam accessories, all SweetLeigh items are made using post consumer revitalized and vintage materials. Everyone deserves a little bit of eco-friendly glamour!
Karma Closet is a Canadian online consignment boutique and trading service for gently used and new clothing. The boutique offers consumers the opportunity to purge their cluttered closets and purchase top quality clothing from the comfort of their home. (worldwide shipping as well as instore pick-up offered)
Paganoonoo designs downloadable upcycling patterns and sewing instructions for those wanting to refashion and transform their existing wardrobes and thrifted clothing into groovy one of a kind garments.
Planet Claire is a Berlin-based online vintage boutique specializing in fashion and accessories from the 1950’s – 1990’s. (this fab online shop has an awesome selection of larger vintage sizes too!)
Sisters Thrift Boutique curates the best items from their brick and mortar store in Surrey, BC, Canada into a shoppable collection online. (the site is constantly updated so check back often!)
Wear Love Now is a small slow fashion brand that creates boho chic styles from upcycled, refashioned and pre-loved garments and fabrics.
Le SuperMegacoccole creates absolutely adorable upcycled and knit toys, accessories and nursery decor from her workshop in Italy. (talented owner/DIY diva Anna will create and personalize any of her products to your specifications, simply leave a comment under the photo & she’ll get back to you asap – my kiddo loves her snuggly stuffed characters!)
Fripe Fabrique is an online and brick & mortar shop located in Montreal, Canada that sells a vast array of curated vintage, upcycled and ethically produced sustainable brands. (the shop also hosts monthly creative DIY workshops where you can learn to make and mend your own wardrobe)
Fancy Lucky Vintage is the online companion store to The Fancy Lucky Seaside Shop in Lawrencetown, Nova Scotia, Canada. The shop features fab vintage gear as well as a selection of handpicked pre-loved modern clothing and locally handmade goods representing over 50 local artists and makers.
Oxfam International Online Charity Shops sell products for every occasion from fair trade coffee to recycled jewellery to energy efficient electronics. Find a bargain or browse for a unique gift to treat yourself or someone else. Whatever you decide to buy, your purchase will help to transform people’s lives.
What sustainable online shopping guide would be complete without a link to my own rockin refashionista gear?
Get my top tips for thrifting online right here.
If you have an online shop that sells stylish sustainable items (or are simply a fan of one) leave the link in the comments below (or e-mail it over to me) and I’ll check it out to add to this sustainable small business shopping guide – fab free advertising is always welcome, amiright?!