9 Conscious Brands Walking the Runway This Fashion Week

September brings with it lots of anticipation. A shift towards fall, the September Issue, and most importantly (at least in the fashion world) Fashion Week. Though those wild Fashion's Night Outs are but a distant memory, there are still countless things to look forward to this Fashion Week. And one of the things we're most excited about is all the conscious fashion designers gracing the runway.


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Source: Jordan Graham

Tome

Designed by Ramon Martin and Ryan Lobo, this womenswear brand is inspired by the desire to mix form and function in a collection that is infinitely wearable. They were part of the CFDA Vogue Fashion Fund in 2013.


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Source: Eric Tortensson

Frame Denim

Featured in our Conscious Denim Guide, Frame Denim is manufactured in Los Angeles with a London sense of cut and fit. These jeans are created for the woman who wears jeans to "frame her look and complement her figure." 


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Source: Martin Benz

Mara Hoffman

This Made in America designer is known for her colorful prints and patterns. Drawing from nature, mythology and travel, Mara is constantly bringing playfulness into her designs.


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Source: Real Style Network

Public School

Originally a menswear only brand, Public School has expanded into womenswear bringing an irreverent, edgy feel to classic styles. Even better, everything is made in NYC.


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Source: Mihal Freinquel

Edun

Founded by Ali Hewson and Bono, Edun strives to encourage trade with Africa by producing there. They are building long-term sustainable growth opportunities by partnering with African artists and artisans and supporting community-based initiatives.


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Source: Cass Bird

Maiyet

By celebrating rare artisanal skills from unexpected places, Maiyet is changing the way that people think about luxury. They support artisans all over the world to help revive traditional craft and build local communities.


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Source: JLD Studios

Nanette Lepore

Nanette Lepore had her start in New York City, and has since supported American production and spoken out to protect the Garment District. Her collections are known for bold colors, fun prints, and signature silhouettes. 


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Source: PopSugar

Suno

Suno utilizes the local talent of each country that it works with to create a fresh and optimistic collection of unique prints, textures and embroideries layered together. The brand began by working with artisans in Kenya, but has since expanded to produce in India, Peru, and New York.


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Source: Le Souk

Novis

Jordana Warmflash began her love of design and sewing at a young age when her mother taught her to sew. As she developed into a well-known designer, she infused her collections with a whimsical and irreverent approach to elegance. She celebrates her love for New York by producing all her garments in NYC.


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