I HAVE a thing for THE INDEPENDENT DESIGN COMMUNITY.

This all started after I gave away a big chunk of my closet (read about that here, here, and here) and started giving more consideration to where my clothing comes from and the process that's involved in getting that clothing from a designer's workspace to my wardrobe. I like knowing that what I'm buying was made mindfully, and I like knowing that by buying it I'm helping to support ordinary nice folks who also happen to be hard-working small business owners.

As a way of organizing my favorite emerging designers in one place, and in hopes of educating those who are interested in shopping small, I've put together an independent fashion designer directory of sorts. This mini-directory contains my favorite fashion, home, and beauty lines as well as a few retailers – all independently owned, mostly located in or selling objects made in the USA. 

Each Friday, I update this list and share my favorite finds of the week on Instagram. Enjoy!


CLOTHING

7115 by Szeki

Abbey Glass

ace&jig

ALAS (sleepwear)

Alexis Mera

Ali Golden

Anje

Atelier Delphine

APIECE APART

Appalatch (also here)

AYR

Base Range (undies)

BeGood Clothing

BLACK CRANE 

Bon George

Botanica Workshop (also here + here)

Brass Clothing

Bridge & Burn (also here)

Brook There (undies – also here)

C. Keller

Calder

California Tailor (also here + here)

Callahan

Camp Cove Swim (swimwear)

Carpenter's Daughter

Chance

Cienne NY

clomes (switzerland)

Cocoon (outerwear)

daggandstacey

dallas daws

Datura

Day Space Night

Delfina Balda

Dear Kate (undies – also here + here)

Diario de Una Couturier (Spain) 

Dolores Haze (also here)

DON'T WORRY BABY

Dresshirt

DUSEN DUSEN

Egretta Garzetta (undies)

Eliza Faulkner

Elizabeth Suzann

Emerson Fry

[esby] apparel (also here

Evens

Everlane

Faircloth & Supply

Family Affairs

First Rite

Formation

giejo (swimwear)

Hackwith Design House

halfmoon atelier (saba, caribbean)

Heidi Merrick

Heinui (Spain)

Her The Label (swimwear, Australia)

Horses Atelier

Humanoid (Netherlands)

Hunter The Label (Australia – also here)

Hus Hus

ichi (Japan) 

Ilana Kohn

Industry Standard (denim)

JAMIE AND THE JONES

Jane Sews (South Africa)

JESSE KAMM

Jonesy (undies)

Josi Faye

Jungmaven

KAAREM

Katrin Reifeiss

Knock Knock Linen (UK)

KULE

LACAUSECLOTHING

Lauren Manoogian

Lauren Winter

Leah Goren

Loela (UK)

Lonely (lingerie – NZ)

Loup

Loup Charmant

Lu.

Me & Arrow

Marigot Collection (sleepwear) 

MATTER (Singapore)

Megan Huntz (also here)

Minnow Bathers (swimwear)

Miranda Bennett

MOTHER (denim)

muku (Lithuania) 

Nadinoo (UK)

Nanushka (Hungary)

Negative Underwear (undies)

NELSON PROJECT

noemiah (clothing, jewelry, accessories – Canada)

NU SWIM (also here)

Osei-Duro (Ghana)

Outdoor Voices (activewear)

Pansy (undies) 

PIECE NYC

Pippa Romana

PIP-SQUEAK CHAPEAU ETC.

Poplin (sleepwear)

Prae (undies)

Rachel Antonoff

Raleigh Denim Workshop (denim)

ROO STOCKHOLM (Sweden)

Roxana Salehoun (swimwear)

SAINT LEE new york

Samantha Pleet

SEE SUN

self-portrait (UK)

Sleeper (also here)

Solid & Striped (swimwear)

STATE

Study NY 

Sune

TANTUVI (also here)

TEJIDO

THE NAMCHE BAZAAR

The Podolls

Toit Volant

Tracksmith (activewear)

Tink & Tiger 

Tradlands (also here)

Tuesday Bassen (clothing + accessories)

Ursa Minor

UZINYC

Vagabond

Veecaravan

Victor

VOZ

Weft+Hide (clothing + accessories)

where i was from (denim)

willow knows (clothing + home)

WILT

Wolcott : Takemoto

Wray Collection

+ more





HOME

Akron Street (handmade furniture)

Aleph Ceramics 

ANM (cross stitch) 

apprvl

Arrow + Sage (ceramics)

AWANAY (rugs)

BDB (ceramics)

Beech Hall (home + art + jewelry)

Britt Bass Turner (fine art)

BROOKE WADE

Brooklyn Candle Studio (candles)

btw ceramics

Calyer Ceramics

Casey D. Sibley (home + accessories)

Charlotte Smith (ceramics)

Chloe May Brown (ceramics)

Cold Picnic (home + accessories)

Convivial Production

Cortney Heimerl (quilts + embroidery)

Curio

Damn Good Looking (SA)

Dayfeels (SA – ceramics + illustration)

El-Aich Designs (UK – ceramics)

Eleonor Bostrom (ceramics)

Elizabeth Benotti (ceramics)

Enkle Designs (handmade furniture)

Eric Trine (furniture + home accessories)

Erica Kane Fink (wall hangings + jewelry + fine art)

ERP (fine art + collage)

FACTURE GOODS

Ferme a Papier (stationery)

Flora + Form (painting)

Formerly Yes

Garza Marfa (furniture)

Gemma Patford (Australia)

geo-fleur (UK)

Girlfriend Ceramics

Gretel

Hartland Brooklyn (stationery)

Helen Levi (ceramics)

HelloChiqui (wall hangings)

Heidi Anderson Studio (ceramincs + illustration)

Hend Krichen

IVY IVY IVY (ceramics + accessories)

J.M. GENERALS (beauty + home)

Jacqueline Klassen (ceramics)

Jordan Grace Owens (fine art + stationery + accessories – also here)

Julia Kostreva (stationery)

June Letters Workshop (hand-poured candles)

Kalon Studios (furniture)

Kaye Blegvad (ceramics)

Kobeiagi kilims (woven rugs)

Knotwork LA (woodwork + ceramics)

Kristen Saksa Juen (ceramics – also here)

Kstudio

KYE + HARDY (handmade quilts)

Laura Berger (fine art)

Laura Slater (pattern + textile)

Lindsay Stead (quilts) 

Little Arrow Studio (stationery + accessories)

Little Bear Pots (ceramics)

Line Line Co. (ceramics)

Louise Gray (quilts – Canada)

Maryanne Moodie (wall hangings/fibers)

Mazama Wares (ceramics)

Mexchic 

MINNA 

MQuan (ceramics)

MW Textile Designs

NO. (ceramics + jewelry)

NODO (knotted jewelry)

Of Note Stationers

Olle Eksell (graphics)

Paper & Clay (ceramics)

People I've Loved (stationery)

pikku potin (UK – home + jewelry + stationery)

Rachel Craven (textiles)

rami kim (ceramics)

ROXY MARJ (kids + home)

Saskia Pomeroy (ceramics)

Smoke Perfume

SAY HOLA (Australia)

Small Spells (ceramics)

Sonadora (wall hangings)

Suite One Studio (ceramics)

susan connor new york

Tactile Matter (ceramics – also here)

Tatine (hand poured candles)

The Citizenry

The Granite (ceramics)

The Hidden Adventure 

The Lulu Bird (ceramics)

The Pursuits of Happiness (ceramics + jewelry)

the vintage vogue

THING INDUSTRIES

Trollhagen & Co. (ceramics)

TW Workshop (ceramics)

Veronica Rufrano (ceramics + textiles)

white lightning (ceramics + jewelry)

WILDER

Wilder California (fine art + photography)

Wildwood & Firth (wall hangings)

Windy Chien

Whimsy + Wild (stationery)

Worley's Lighting

Yes Ma'am (stationery)

YONDER.living (UK)

You're Welcome

+ more and more


RETAILERS

A Boy Named Sue

a penny worn

ACCOMPANY

ALCHEMY WORKS

Amelia

AMERICAN NOMAD

Areaware

Arela (Finland)

Att Pynta (UK)

Baba Souk

Beklina

betsy & iya

bomisch

bon boutique 

Cacto Shop (Madrid)

Calder & Byrne (UK)

carl & ebba (Stockholm)

camelotia (Portugal)

CHAY

Cool Machine (France)

Covet + Lou

Crafted Westside

Dear Hearts 

Desert Vintage (vintage)

Dixon Rye

Edge of Urge

Enrou

Eugene Choo (BC)

Fable

Father Rabbit

Fine Life Co

fog linen

founders & followers 

Frances May

Fy (UK)

Gather

General Store

gift shop brooklyn

Hey Rooster

Holder Goods & Crafts

Home Of The Brave

Hoot

Huckberry

imogene + willie

Individual Medley

In God We Trust

JOINERY

Kaleidos

Kindred Black

KISUA (source for African designers)

KLEUR

KOROMIKO

Lazzari (Italy)

LEIF

LISA SAYS GAH (also here)

Lost & Found

LOWELL

Manners (vintage)

MAGIEPIEANDRYE

Maude

Minor Goods (UK)

Mixed Business

MODERNHAUS (furniture)

Mohawk General Store

Momosan Shop (UK)

More & Co.

Moorea Seal

MUR Lifestyle

Mr Larkin

Myrtle

NA NIN

Nannie Inez

oen (UK)

Of A Kind

Old Try 

O.N.A.

Otherwild

Penelope's

Penny Sage

People of 2morrow

Port of Raleigh

Ramble Supply Co. 

Reform School

rennes

Sandwich Shop

SEAWALL

Sister Golden

Someware (also here + here + here)

Seven Sisters

SHIP & SHAPE

Shop ARO

SHOP ETHICA

Sincerely, Tommy

Spartan

Strolby

Studio Bazar (Norway)

Such & Such Co. (UK)

sword + fern

T&SHOP (UK)

The-Commons

The Drive New York

The Future Kept (UK)

The Good Closet

the lady & the sailor

The Market at Fifth Avenue

THE MiA SHOP

The Primary Essentials

The Reed

The Safari Collective

Thistle & Clover

TUSK

Two Son

Undone (underthings)

West Heritage

Westerlind

Willows Home Traders (Australia)

YES California Vintage

 

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