Designer denim, classic cuts, and on-trend styles meet sustainability, transparency, and conscious production. From design to production to your closet, these brands are doing the work so you can feel good while looking good. Read on for three of our favorite Mother-Earth Approved denim brands (and outfits that make them oh-so-worth-it). And while you’re it, don’t forget, we’ve organized all the sustainable brands on Behold here so you can discover the best in the category without sacrificing style.
Every pair of CQY (pronounced “koi”) jeans has an impeccable fit and is 100% Made in L.A., with good-for-the-planet materials and production. Designer denim with responsible cotton practices, the use of tencel and recycled plyester, and ethical and sustainable suppliers = win, win, if you ask us. These versatile cropped jeans partner perfectly with a neutral sweater and colorful accessories to make a not-so-subtle statement. The look is modern, cool and inspiring, just like CQY’s commitment to the Earth and the community.
Transparency from start to finish – that’s the core of Triarchy. With their meticulous measurement of total environmental impact, responsibly farmed fibers, sustainable products and dyed fabrics, fair employee wages, and their support of human and animal rights, you can feel good while still looking your coolest. This season, light wash denim is a must and these from Triarchy are a perfect pair. Worth with a pretty pink knit and tonal loafers, you’ll look fresh and ready for Spring.
UK Based E.L.V. Denim takes all your unwanted jeans destined for the landfill and turns them into the denim of your dreams. Each jean has the lowest carbon footprint possible while still supporting local businesses and communities. Their ethos of zero waste is adhered to throughout the entire process, from sourching to washing, to creating to detailing. Looking for a look as unique as you are? Trade in your standard straight-leg for these high waisted jeans made from a set of two similar vintage styles. Complete the look with a white blazer, colored crop top and neutral accessories.
At Behold, we’re dedicated to supporting brands who support The Earth on Earth Day, and everyday. Values-driven shopping is permanently on-trend and we’re committed to bringing our customers the coolest brands that have missions that really matter. Here, we’re unveiling a few of our favorites that are walking the walk when it comes to sustainable fashion.
Hyer Goods is REALLY passionate about waste and we’re so here for it. Every accessory is made of leather and fabric sourced from factory scraps. It’s all about Upcycling. Less waste, less energy footprint, less pollution = fewer greenhouse gases… all while creating elevated designs and beautifully crafted products. Looking for a great everyday bag for all of your essentials? This Hyer Goods bucket bag is the one. It’s clean, stylish and practical and is offered in a range of colors. We chose the red for a little pop of color and styled it with the spring looks we’re craving.
Merlette uses only the highest quality materials and bespoke finishes such as embroidery and smocking to minimize waste and their environmental impact. Quality, versatility and timelessness define Merlette’s approach to design and responsible fashion. This feminine and voluminous dress features a floral print and tulip sleeves, making it a dream dress for running errands in sneakers to brunch in sandals or a night out in heels.
St. Roche is for the modern woman who cares that what she wears reflects her values and lifestyle. From design to manufacturing, St. Roche takes a holistic approach to sustainability and responsibility. Their vision to be a sustainable brand impacts people, the planet and profitability equally. Supporting artisan groups and preserving their skilled craft is priority for owner Sue Stemp, who designs collections that fuse an effortless, modern femininity with artisanal hand-crafted details and traditional embroidery techniques. They also work only with small family or women-owned factories, making their supply chain short and transparent. Need a great throw-and-go dress to take you from the beach to a backyard BBQ? This hand embroidered St. Roche dress gives off major feminine vibes dressed up with a neutral heel or made casual with a flat sandal and denim jacket.
Entirely made in Ethiopia, Kenya, and Morocco, lemlem is committed to elevating artisanship and expanding production and jobs across Africa. Founder and supermodel Liya Kebede launched lemlem to “re-inject an energy and fuel back into the artisans and into the artisanal industry”. In addition, women are at the heart of lemlem and the brand is committed to helping them thrive both within its workshops and beyond through its support for lemlem Foundation. Ready for a little adventure? This classic crossback dress is a travel-must. Wear on the plane with an easy sandal and cozy scarf and do a quick-change into a block heel & sunnies for cocktails, post-flight.
It’s no longer a daydream – vacay time is here! You’ve had plenty of time to plan where you’re going, now let us help you pack your bags. Our stylists have created looks around the transitional pieces you need for stylish getaways in sunny destinations. Sail, on, traveler!
This white skirt from Rails easily serves as the sweetest swimsuit cover-up at the beach while also seamlessly transitioning to dinner at the resort. Trade in the bikini top for this colorful A.L.C. crop and tie it all together with this season’s most travel-friendly Simon Miller slides.
No suitcase is complete without a denim jacket. The queen of lightweight layers, the denim jacket is perfect for warmer days and cooler nights. Wear it on the plane for comfort, pair it with a skirt for breezy afternoons, and throw it over a dress for dinner in town. A woven slide like this one from Either/Or is the perfect companion.
If you only bring one item, make it a minimalist lightweight sandal like these from Emme Parsons. The effortless style is comfortable for afternoon strolls, casual enough for days at the beach and easily dressed up for dining under the stars or sun. A sunhat like this straw hat from Zonarch and one of Prism’s woven handcrafted basket bags are the perfect way to accessorize for your Spring getaway.
The boyfriend button-down will forever be a vacation necessity. Worn over a swimsuit at the beach, you’ll instantly feel sunkissed and cool-girl chic. Paired with a cami and dressy shorts like these from Matthew Bruch you’re ready for coffee, cocktails, or the next adventure that awaits.
Flowy, relaxed trousers and denim are the perfect step up from the reigning sweats and leggings of 2020. Tailored yet loose, they’re comfortable, cool, and effortless. You’re guaranteed to feel confident and a little bit elegant with this new elongated silhouette.
An extra breezy feel to an already flowy silhouette, this linen trouser from Rails is the epitome of summer style. Paired with a neutral top and accessories, the look is sophisticated but relaxed.
The Boyfriend Jean
Forever on trend, the boyfriend jean gets a slightly slouchier look this season. This pair from E.L.V. Denim sits high on your waist, giving the illusion of longer legs (win!). Bonus, this pair is sustainable and part of the brand’s zero-waste initiative (double win!). A feminine peach crop sweater and chunky heels streamlines the look.
This bold pant from Brochu Walker is made of luxurious Japanese textured liquid satin, giving it a fluid movement that lets you flow through your day with ease. The wide, palazzo leg and adjustable waist give comfort while the pop of color elevates the look.
Sailing the seas conjures the ideal image of chic comfort: linen flowing in the breeze, nautical stripes exuding casual confidence. These belted linen pants from Rails accomplish this exact feel and you’ll never want to take them off. Toned down with sneakers and a tee, you can go from the seas to the street with ease.