Helmed by Toronto-born wunderkind Aurora James, Brother Vellies is a brand that is changing how we consume fashion from the source; it’s artisans. Known to frequent South Africa, Kenya and Namibia every few months, James prizes quality, craftsmanship and sustainability by creating links with craftspeople that understand the tradition of fashion and form. The Brother Vellies’ workspace has been flourishing since 1963 where it welcomes artists of all sexual orientations, tribes and backgrounds.
Translating to “Green Love” from French, California-based label Amour Vert boasts all-American manufacturing, sustainable fabrics and dyes and a zero-waste design philosophy. Add to that the styling of a chic Parisienne, and we’re simply smitten.
Maiyet is true high-fashion luxury – a far cry from the items we so often associate with "eco-friendly." Partnering with artisans from around the world, the brand cultivates a spirit of self-sufficiency, entrepreneurship and hope for developing economies. Training programs and social evaluations ensure the garments are made with care and that anyone involved is safe, educated and given the chance to achieve their highest potential.