Warmer weather has arrived and we’re all ready to get outside. We’ve picked nine cute summer tops from some of our favorite indie brands that are No Kill Mag approved. We choose brands that care about people and the planet. How that shows up in their brand can vary. Some might use only second hand or deadstock fabrics, another introduces you to the woman who made your clothes and another has the most inclusive sizing we’ve seen. Bottomline: we love their stories and their styles!
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This isn’t the first time we’ve looked to Rentrayage for style inspo, and it won’t be the last. Inspired by a vintage bowling shirt, this top is made entirely of mixed print deadstock fabrics.
Slightly boxy in fit, this gender-neutral button down looks amazing with anything, but for warm weather we’re thinking sandals and a mini skirt.
Size: XS – XL
Perfect for picnics in the park or frolicking in the sun and can be tied in the front or the back for maximum ways to wear. Made from 100% Tencel, comes in black or beige gingham.
Sizes XS – XL
Yes And brings you the fun Kiki Tie Dye One Shoulder Tee. Doesn’t the one long sleeve say casual on the right and the cut-out scream sexy on the left? We think yes.
And if it wasn’t great already, this spicy piece is made of is 100% organic cotton jersey. The light-weight fabric is perfect for those 60º spring days. Pair Kiki with jeans or a skater-skirt, and you’re good to go.
Sizes XS – XL
The most versatile top for summer: it can be dressed up or down to take you from day to night. The clean, flattering lines are made more unexpected by an asymmetrical shape and an interior bralette is already included for added security and light support. Comes in black or Mango orange.
Grown, spun, and finished all in Peru, our Pima is durable and irresistibly soft. This style is finished by a family-owned workshop collective near Lima.
GOTS and Oeko-Tex Certified, ensuring organic practices and that no harmful pesticides or chemicals are used from field to fiber to fabric.
The Daphne blouse is cropped, has wide balloon sleeves, and elastic smocking at the wrists and entire bodice. Made in a confetti chambray fabric which has tiny neon dots woven throughout. Made in a very limited edition in New Delhi, India.
Sizes S – XL
Light and flowy, the Reverie tank is everything you need for the warm days ahead. With a slight peplum, the Reverie is a perfect pair to your favorite shorts. And if you’re one who asks #whomademyclothes on a regular basis, you’ll be happy to know that on Known Supply you can actually “meet” the garment worker.
100% Cotton, Made in India
Sizes XS – XXL
The Lauren Top is three pieces in one! The reversible long sleeve cropped top can be worn tied in front, wrapped around and tied in back or completely reversed for an open-back look. Along with button closures at the wrist and silky tencel fabric, the Lauren Top can be paired with practically anything for the perfect night look.
51% Tencel 49% Cupro
Tencel – TENCEL™ is a brand name for lyocell or modal. It’s made from dissolved wood pulp and sourced from certified responsible and controlled sources like sustainably managed forests. This natural fabric is biodegradable and 50% more absorbent than cotton.
Cupro – Think Vegan Silk! Made from Cotton Linter Aka Fibers usually that are thrown away. It’s biodegradable, easy to wash, produced in a closed loop, hypoallergenic, and thermo-regulating.
Sizes XS – XL
This bright colorful springtime cami features the cutest floral pattern and adjustable straps. It would pair amazingly with a pair of baggy wide leg pants and a strappy sandal. Amour Vert sources their Washable Silk from bluesign® factories and mills to guarantee safer, higher-quality, more traceable, and more ethical silk. Made from 100% Silk Crepe de Chine.
This off-the-shoulder top is elegant and accentuates with a tighter fit. It’s made from TENCEL™ Lyocell, a material that comes from Eucalyptus trees, which take only half an acre to produce one ton of fiber. Its closed loop production means 99% of the non-toxic solvent is reused. Eco Cinch is a light weight, soft, stretch jersey fabric – 88% TENCEL ® lyocell, 12% spandex.
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