With so many companies out there in the world it can be pretty hard figuring out where to shop and know which companies are good and which ones are not. We’re so use to fast fashion and finding cheap prices that we end up spending more than we should.
Not going to lie I’m guilty of spending a ridiculous amount of money at Forever 21 and H&M just because thing is cheap. But eventually I end up donating the clothes within a year.
Pretty sure I’m a shopaholic and using social media doesn’t help because I’m constantly find new stores to shop from. I’m a huge supporter of local business and companies that make their products in the U.S. Yeah products are usually more expensive but I believe in quality over quantity. I personally feel better buying from a company that helps the environment or local community. Plus it feels rewarding to pay a little bit more for something knowing the quality is good and will last a long time.
But back to social media. Here is a list of 10 indie brands that you should follow on instagram.
I love to talk about this company. Sandcloud makes beach towels from turkish cotton and 10% off profits goes towards protecting marine life. They just won a deal from Shark Tank and they’ve recently started making shirts and possibly bathing suits.
Another company I love with all my heart. Serengetee makes pocket t-shirts and other items using fabrics from around the world. Each item is custom made to order in their warehouse in L.A. 10% of their profits go to supporting local artisans and different charities around the world.
You can read more about the company here How to diversify your wardrobe with clothes from all around the world
3. Midori Bikinis
The first company I bought from when I really started investing into good quality bathing suits. Bikinis you need this summer
Hawaiian styled bathing suits in all sorts of patterns and colors. They’re also super comfortable/ durable.
4. Ama Bikinis
A company based in Miami beach florida. Suits made for any activity and made unique and colorful patterns. The name comes from japanese women who used to dive into the ocean searching for pearls in order to make a living. They’re also super affordable.
Handmade and designed in the U.S.A. Inspired from a trip to the Dominican republic. Creator Bethany Ludlam and her husband decided to create bathing suits that inspired their travels and donate a portion of each purchase is donated to education and nourishing children in the Dominican Republic.
Each suit is reversible so basically you get two suits for for the price of one! They have great patterns available and shirts. They’ve also just started to sell those cute flamingo and unicorn pool floats.
6. lagoon designs
based in Santa Barbara, CA. This company embraces the cali lifestyle and hand makes their own apparel, swimwear, and jewelry for men and women.
I’ve been eyeing their stuff for a while. I really love their instagram page. Their suits a simple but look really cute.
5% of profits are donated to Waves for Water
7.Viva la vacay
Lifestyle brand based in California. This company focuses on the nomadic and
surfer lifestyle. Their instagram page/story is amazing. It’s just the members of the company going on daily adventures and surf trips in their camper van. It’s wanderlust paradise on their insta page.
They also have a blog page of their adventures
8. Electric west
Another Cali brand. It’s women owned
and based in southern California where it’s products are also made. Electric west channels the western lifestyle during the 70’s. they create vintage style tee’s. they even mention in their company’s bio that they don’t believe in fast fashion. ” ethically produced and sweatshop free” is their motto.
9. Hey wanderer
looking for a boho inspiration, I suggest checking out this brand. Ran by two best friends in Nashville. these girls really channel their bohemian lifestyle by making handmade kimonos and shibori styled blankets. They also sell retro tshirts for only $10!
Highly suggest looking through their blog for home decor and DIY tips.
10. Leila swimwear
I recently just discovered this brand. They’re fairly new. But what caught my eye was the carribbean inspired swimsuits. Brazilian cut like most companies are but they also hand make their suits out of Port St. Lucie, Florida.
Hope you guys like this. Feel free to comment below your favorite brands to follow on social media.
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