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Handmade Clothes Expertly and Ethically Crafted by Artisans
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Handmade clothes are often lovingly constructed or adorned by artisans around the world who are experts at their craft. You can expect high-quality, one-of-a-kind items that are made with sustainability in mind.

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.
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Agua Bendita

Agua Bendita

Agua Bendita

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.

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Agua by Agua Bendita

Agua by Agua Bendita

Agua by Agua Bendita

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.

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Alix of Bohemia

Alix of Bohemia

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.

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All Things Mochi

All Things Mochi

All Things Mochi

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.

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Antik Batik

Antik Batik

Antik Batik

Antik Batik is a French brand embracing the Indonesian Batik dyeing technique and exquisite Indian embroidery. Find rich patterned textiles and a vintage aesthetic.

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Banjanan

Banjanan

Banjanan

Banjanan is a clothing label making feminine print dresses using traditional artisanal printing and embroidery techniques in Jaipur, India.

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Bell

Bell

Bell

Bell is the clothing brand created by Alicia Bell who designs breathtaking hand-block printed dresses. Made in India using soft cotton silk voile.

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Cool Change

Cool Change

Cool Change

Cool Change employ Balinese artisans who lovingly handcraft, hand-dye and embroider beautiful bohemian-style, sustainable resortwear.

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Eleven Six

Eleven Six

Eleven Six

ELEVEN SIX is a NY-based brand specializing in women's knitwear. Produced sustainably by artisans in South America.

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Golden Goose

Golden Goose

Golden Goose

Golden Goose is famed for its hand-distressed dirty sneakers. The cult Italian brand's bags and clothing are laid-back cool and contemporary.

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I Love Mr Mittens

I Love Mr Mittens

I Love Mr Mittens

I Love Mr Mittens is a Belgian brand spinning us oversized cable-knit cardigans from sustainably sourced wool or Pima cotton.

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Innika Choo

Innika Choo

Innika Choo

Innika Choo is a Bali-based, Australian-born designer making billowy, embroidered and ultra-feminine pieces in all-natural linens and cotton.

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