How to shop ethically in san francisco

San Francisco has got a little bit of everything. Whether you’re a first time visitor or a long-time local, this city has something for everyone including eco conscious shoppers. Here is how to shop ethically in San Francisco.


Paragraph SF

Paragraph boutique In san Francisco

Paragraph boutique in San Francisco has upcycled and vintage fashion as well as unique jewelry from local artists

Paragraph is a clothing and accessories store for men, women and kids with an emphasis on local and independent designers. You will find a rotating selection of housewares, gifts and artwork and custom made jewelry by local artists.

Visit them at  1234 9th Ave San Francisco, California



Foxglove San Francisco

Foxglove believes that we can all make a difference even just by making smarter and ethical choices when we shop.

Foxglove (formerly Arkay Workshop) specializes in unique clothing, gifts & accessories that are locally-designed, fair-trade, organic, recycled or otherwise conscientious. At the same time, they strive to keep their prices very reasonable and accessible to everyone!

Visit them at 3043 24th St San Francisco, CA 94110


Amour Vert

Amour Vert San Francisco

Amour Vert products are all made in California

Amour Vert was founded on the belief that great fashion and social responsibility can coexist. Their name means Green Love in French, but it also means American manufacturing, non-toxic dyes, sustainable fabrics, a zero-waste philosophy, and above all, enduring style.

Visit them at 437 Hayes Street San Francisco, CA 94102


Skunk Funk 

skunkfunk san francisco

What started out as a small business selling t-shirts at music festivals, Skunkfunk is now a global brand with  presence from  at international fairs and shops. Over the years it has been planting seeds in different cities, and is today present on four continents. You can find Skunkfunk stores in cities like Berlin, San Francisco, Bilbao, Dublin, Santiago de Chile or Barcelona. The collections are in harmony with the latest trends, maintaining always the original touch and committed to sustainability.

Visit them at 302 Valencia St San Francisco, CA 94103


Les Lunes

Les Lunes San Francisco

Leader of the slow fashion movement, LES LUNES stands for stylish, feminine, and comfortable clothing made ethically with Parisian flair.

Les Lunes is a fashion house that stands for stylish, sophisticated and comfortable clothing with French aesthetics, made from premium soft fabrics sourced from bamboo. Sustainable operations, three freestanding stores in Bay Area and growing, full vertical integration of the company, design and fit engineered in Paris, garments ethically made in the company managed Atelier. Apparel, Lingerie, Activewear and accessories for men and women.

Visit Les Lunes at 3027 Fillmore St San Francisco, CA 94123


Hilside Bags

Hillside Bags

Everyone needs a bag…and a bag for their bag. visit Hilside bags online or make an appointment to visit the studio

Designed and handmade in San Francisco, HIllside bags are the brain child of designer Hilary. Hilside bags studio is available to visit by appointment only. call 415.215.8111 or email today to schedule a time to meet and view her entire collection!

By appointment only at 10 Lupine Ave San Francisco, CA 94118


Marine Layer

Marine Layer

Marine Layer redefining soft fabrics from sustainable sources

What started out as a t-shirt business being sold  out of an old VW Campervan has now 3 store locations in San Francisco and 26 across the U.S. Marine Layer has created the softest t-shirt you can possibly wear. Made Responsibly (by adults): Most of their stuff comes from SF or LA, where some of the best knits in the world are made. For some of the more technical styles, they turn to sewers overseas that work in the same ethical and sustainable factories they have in the U.S.

Visit these San Francisco locations: 

1572 California St. San Francisco, CA 94109

2209 Chestnut St. San Francisco, CA 94123

498 Hayes St. San Francisco, CA 94102

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  1. Love this! It would be amazing to have you check out our brand as well. We specialize in ethical swim, yoga and fitness apparel. All of our products are made in California using recycled materials and eco-friendly business practices.

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