The brands on this list are unique in that they avoid fast fashion trends in favor of slow, traditional handmade clothing techniques. Michaela Buerger is a slow, sustainable fashion advocate and a great example.
Handmade clothing brands produce small-batches or made-to-order like Alix of Bohemia, dramatically reducing waste from over-manufacturing. Artisans, sometimes living in remote communities, are ethically employed and their handmade skills nurtured.
With so many reasons to support handmade clothing brands, read on to discover and support them.
Agua Bendita is the brand's main line of feminine luxury swimwear. The label's dresses and swimsuits are all handcrafted by talented women who work from home in Antioquia, Colombia.
Alix of Bohemia
Alix of Bohemia is the love affair of designer Alix Verley-Pietrafesa, a self-confessed gypsy-tailor who sources rich, exotic textiles from her travels to handcraft stunning bohemian blazers.
Antik Batik is a French brand embracing the Indonesian Batik dyeing technique and exquisite Indian embroidery. Find rich patterned textiles and a vintage aesthetic.
Arizona Love makes of-the-moment handmade sandals using colorful vintage and recycled bandana fabric. Trendy and functional for hot climates.
Banjanan makes feminine print dresses using traditional artisanal printing and embroidery techniques in Jaipur, India.
Beek is an all-leather sandal label crafted by artisans in Mexico using soft vegetable-tanned leather. The brand's sandals have molded arch supports for comfort.
Capittana is a Peruvian label creating swimwear embellished with beautiful floral prints. Its foundations lie in female empowerment with the quality garments handcrafted by at-risk women and solo mothers in Lima.
Carrie Forbes is a Californian label making handcrafted sandals and handbags in Morocco. Artisans weave natural raffia using ancient techniques to create one-of-a-kind items.