Grab your bag and head out the door because summer in Detroit is here, and it’s happening faster than you can say Piña Colada. If you’re like us, you live for the few months of warmth that exist between this city’s frigid cold. With every change of season, we feel inspired to touch up our style. Whether you’re off on a day trip to Belle Isle and Eastern Market or taking a weekend road trip up north, we’ve rounded up a collection of sustainable summer essentials so you can shop guilt-free for the rest of Detroit’s best season.
One of a kind accessories: Rebel Nell (we had to)
It’s no secret that our graffiti jewelry is our favorite summer accessory- our statement pieces are impossible to miss, and our smaller pieces add a bold pop to any outfit. Our website is stocked with fresh inventory to fit your bright, summery style. If you’re looking to shop sustainable fashion that also empowers women, we’ve got you covered.
Classic Tees and Hats: York Project
A t-shirt and ball cap will forever be one of our favorite summer outfits. Pick up both at York Project, a company creating streetwear that provides living essentials to the homeless with every purchase. Bonus- York Project is also our new neighbor! We are proud to be sharing a manufacturing space with them, and even more excited to open a shared retail space later this summer!
Wardrobe Classics: Good Neighbor
Looking for something sophisticated? Check out Good Neighbor, one of our favorite stops in downtown Detroit. Good Neighbor offers a curated selection of wardrobe essentials sourced from high quality brands that value mindful and ethical manufacturing. They donate $1 to Humble Design with every sale, a non-profit that furnishes homes for families transitioning out of homelessness.
Spunky Streetwear: Not Sorry Apparel
If you’re looking for an authentic Detroit vibe that’ll add bold and unique pieces to your clothing wardrobe, Not Sorry Apparel has your back. Not Sorry focuses on eco-friendly materials, and upcycles pre-loved garments into one of a kind pieces. This one’s for all those who aren’t sorry for being themselves.
Summer Skincare: Ilera Apothecary
Want to keep your skin fresh this summer? Look no further than Ilera, a model of sustainability with their vegan, cruelty-free, sulfate-free, dermatologist recommended skin products. The dynamic sister duo that owns Ilera company sources ingredients from West Africa, and they sell everything from shea butter to rose toner. They have your summer skincare routine covered from head to toe!