The brands on this list are unique in that they completely shun mass produced, fast fashion trends in favor of slow, traditional ways of working. Michaela Buerger is a slow, sustainable fashion advocate and a great example.
They work exclusively in small-batch production which means significantly less waste from over-manufacturing. Artisans, often located in remote, impoverished communities, are ethically employed and their handmade skills nurtured. Hand-printing techniques with natural dyes are often used as well as sustainably-sourced textiles.
With so many reasons to support brands making handmade clothes, read on to discover and support them.
Agua Bendita is the brand's main line of feminine luxury swimwear. Made in Colombia by talented women who work from home in Antioquia, Colombia.
Agua by Agua Bendita is a stunning luxury line from Colombian brand Agua Bendita. The exquisite cover-ups and swimsuits are made by local female artisans.
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.
All Things Mochi is a fashion brand with the tagline 'The Art of Embroidery'. It was born to support communities of talented artisan embroiderers. Mochi excels at vibrant ethnic embroidered pieces that pay homage to different cultures around the world.
Antik Batik is a French brand embracing the Indonesian Batik dyeing technique and exquisite Indian embroidery. Find rich patterned textiles and a vintage aesthetic.
Bell is the clothing brand created by Alicia Bell who designs breathtaking hand-block printed dresses. Made in India using soft cotton silk voile.
Cool Change employ Balinese artisans who lovingly handcraft, hand-dye and embroider beautiful bohemian-style, sustainable resortwear.
Golden Goose is famed for its hand-distressed dirty sneakers. The cult Italian brand's bags and clothing are laid-back cool and contemporary.
I Love Mr Mittens is a Belgian brand spinning us oversized cable-knit cardigans from sustainably sourced wool or Pima cotton.