6 Chicago Eco Brands and Shops For Your Summer WardrobeAlicia Likenon July 8, 2022 at 2:15 pm

Have you ever found yourself shopping and wondered, “How was this shirt made?” or “Are the workers who made this jewelry paid a fair wage?” or “What are the conditions like for the employees who made this purse?” And finally, “do these businesses follow green practices?” Well… If you’re curious about eco-friendly fashion, then consider exploring some Chicago eco brands and shops: not only will you find beautiful, unique items but you also do a little good in the world when you buy from them. 

5247 N. Clark St. Chicago, IL 60640

The folks at this adorable Andersonville shop go the extra mile to curate a collection that does as little harm as possible: to people, communities, and the environment. Every product is made by skilled artisans from all across the globe. Stop by to check out their selection of fair trade, eco-friendly items today!

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5112 N Ravenswood Ave Chicago, IL 60640

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Who says you can’t merge modern vibrant style with ethical practices? This fair-trade shop offers a range of women’s clothing and accessories handmade by women from India and Nepal. Shop linen dresses, gold jewelry, and other lovely items. Plus you can score 10% off when you sign up for their emails.

4727 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago, IL 60625

Looking for sustainable, socially responsible clothing, jewelry, or home decor? Planet Access exclusively stocks items that tell stories – whether it’s focused on social good, highlighting a local Chicago artisan, or dedicated to eco-sustainability. The best part? All purchases made support Search, Inc., which empowers adults with disabilities to achieve their full potential.

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Founder Abby Alley believes fashion is more than just things. It represents the current moment in time, honors the past, and pushes toward what’s next. That’s why you’ll find handmade products designed by makers from Kenya and Tanzania. And, of course, each product drop features limited-edition pieces that maintain a modern yet classic feel.

843 W Armitage Ave Chicago, IL 60614

The journey to making better things in a better way is a long one, and the Allbirds team is just getting started. But as of today, they’ve created an entirely new category of shoes inspired by natural materials. They’re comfortable, simple, and made from wool fabric. Stop into this Lincoln Park location and try a pair.

2052 N Halsted St. Chicago, IL 60614

Attention Mamas of Lincoln Park! If you’ve been searching for organic baby clothing, look no further. Owner Monica Royer creates items with the softest, safest GOTS-certified organic fabrics, limited-edition prints, and mix-and-match essentials. Plus you can get 20% off when you sign up for their emails today.

Featured Image: Abby Alley

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