Modavanti: Hot Summer Sustainable Style

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We want modern styles that look good and do right. But the question of where to shop is not always apparent. Stuck? We’ve got a hint that will make it easy.

Modavanti, an online boutique, is quickly becoming the web destination to shop sustainable fashion. Stocking some of the industries’ hottest brands, they’ve got an eye for style and a heart for moving fashion forward. Their unique Sustainability Badges, such as Made in the USA, Vegan, or Fair Trade, make it easy for shoppers to purchase according to their values. With so many great styles to choose from, and more added each day, Modavanti is a leading example of fashion first sustainable style, and it’s just a click away.

Here are seven of our favorite pieces you can find on Modavanti.

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Heidi Merricktar Tar Dress

This vegan leather dress features a fitted waist, front pockets, and a darted back for a slimming silhouette. Black chiffon lining and an exposed brass back zipper ensure a comfortable fit. We recommend teaming this piece with graphic heels and a bright clutch. Ethically made in Los Angeles.

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Olsenhaus Mars Shoe

Be the star of the party in these vegan statement heels from Olsenhaus. Featuring buckle strap details and subtle hues of orange, yellow, and taupe. Wear yours with a bright printed dress and a straw tote bag. Olsen Haus produces quality, stylish, cruelty-free vegan shoes and vegan accessories with standards of fair trade and ethical business practices. Olsenhaus stands for unwavering compassion without sacrificing style or fashion. All products are 100% vegan.

 

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Andean Collection Playita Necklace

A stunning summertime piece! Make a statement with our playita necklace, where Açaí, pambil, tagua discs and chontas come together to create this naturally bold necklace.  Made from açaí, coconut, pambil and tagua.  The Colorblock Rope Necklace is made by Nancy and Carlos. Nancy loves creating jewelry and organizing the workshop. She also manages her own storefront in Otavalo. With the support of Andean Collection’s training program, Carlos finished the Ecuadorian artisan qualification course in 2011, which teaches artisans how to manage their business. Andean Collection provides all of Nancy and Carlos’ school aged children with educational scholarships.

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AFIA Staple Skirt
The Staple skirt by Afia is a must have for any wardrobe. Its high waist and pleating helps give that perfect hourglass shape while its side pocket detail adds a bit more fashion as well as functionality. This skirt comes in a variety of fun and vibrant prints to match anyone’s style.Ethically made in Ghana. 100% Ghanaian cotton wax with cotton poly lining.

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Indego Africa Yellow Butare Bangle

The Butare Metal Bangle brings some of our favorite Rwandan materials together in one statement bracelet. Two recycled tin bangles stacked together with leather and wrapped with imigwegwe, this bracelet is the ultimate fair trade conversation piece. Like all Indego Africa products, these bracelets come with a tag signed by the artisan maker.
Handmade by women artisans in Rwanda receiving fair wages. Indego Africa is a proud member of the Fair Trade Federation.

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Lavuk White Clifton Pleated Dress

The Clifton Pleated Dress is made from 100% cupro. Cupro is a sustainable fabric made from regenerated cellulose fiber derived from cotton linter. It flows like silk and breathes like cotton. Dyed and made locally in Los Angeles. For every garment sold a tree is planted through the American Forest Releaf Program. Custom dyed with low-impact dyes.

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VOZ Trigo Scarf

Patterned after sprigs of wheat in the Southern Chilean countryside, this piece is the ultimate in handcrafted luxury. Each shawl takes two weeks to weave on Mapuche looms and is made of 50% wool and 50% alpaca. Extremely soft and extremely stylish – wear with skinny black jeans and sleek stilettos.

About Juliette Donatelli
Growing up between New York and Paris, Juliette Donatelli developed a deep love for culture, style and the beat of the city. She's the founder of spades+siLK, where she writes about the exciting new trends fusing sustainability and fashion. She has lived in Los Angeles and San Francisco, but recently moved back to NYC to be part of all that is happening around local manufacturing and design. Juliette holds a MS in Ecology, and a BA in Globalization and Environmental Science. She is currently writing a book on sustainability in a material world.

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