WHAT YOU PUT ON YOUR BODY MATTERS
At Nueve Los Angeles, we fearlessly set very high standards for ethical and environmental products that will last a lifetime. We believe the word sustainable is overused and greenwashed. Instead, we live by our values of slow fashion, timeless designs, and supporting fearless designers, local artisans, and change makers.
Our standards require compliance from every brand to prioritize social and environmental responsibility in their practices. By working closely with the over 40 designers featured on our site, we aim to be a welcoming space for ethical customers like you.
Our values will evolve over time due to the rapid innovation by designers, suppliers, and local artisans working towards raising the bar on ethics, health, safety, and transparency. You can shop easier knowing everything you buy aligns with our values and standards.
SHOP BY VALUES
RESPONSIBLE CERTIFIED COMPANIES
At Nueve Los Angeles, our designers seek constantly to improve their ethical and environmental standards, and some take their practices even further.
B Corporation (B Corp®): Shop the collection of B Corps, which are the brands that meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose.
Climate Neutral Certified: Shop the Climate Neutral Certified collection, companies accountable for their carbon.
Shop the companies that support charity, from planting trees to supporting local communities, and give back programs are part of these brands’ ethos.
1% for the Planet: Companies that meet the high-bar commitment—donate 1% of annual sales or salary to environmental causes.
Whether it’s a one-woman shop or a small group of women artisans, shop the products produced by women or from women-owned companies. We celebrate their craftmanship in beautiful, timeless designs. We’re proud that over 95% of our brands are led by women.
MADE IN THE USA
Buying local products helps reduce carbon emissions due to transportation in production and delivery. Purchasing products made in the United States ensures a lower carbon footprint and strict labor and safety standards.
Supporting Vegan isn't just a food choice. Choosing the right products can also help to prevent cruelty to animals. This collection assures that Cruelty-Free, Leaping Bunny, and Beauty without Bunnies are certified vegan brands that do not negatively impact animals.
ETHICAL, SAFE & FAIR LABOR
While all of our brands are held to responsible standard practices, we go the extra mile to ensure our brands ensure ethical standards throughout their supply chain. These companies care for their workers by ensuring safe work environments and fair wages for all employees.
Fair Trade Certified™: Brands that follow a rigorous and globally recognized sustainable sourcing model that improves livelihoods, protects the environment and builds resilient, transparent supply chains.
Fair Trade International: International designers supporting farmers and workers as they improve their lives and communities.
Ethical Trading Standards: Companies tackling the complex challenges of today’s global supply chains to improve workers’ lives worldwide.
Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI): European certification for ethical sourcing for companies committed to improving working conditions in the global supply chain.
ORGANIC & NATURAL INGREDIENTS
Shop the collection of brands that support organic production and farming practices that maintain and replenish soil fertility without using toxic, persistent pesticides or synthetic fertilizers. In addition, it includes welfare standards and prohibits genetically modified organisms. Shop the organic certified collection.
Global Organics Textile Standard Certified, (GOTS®) is the worldwide leading textile processing standard for organic fibers, including ecological and social criteria, backed up by independent certification of the entire textile supply chain.
COSMOS Standards-Trust in Cosmetics: Europe’s leading natural cosmetic certification, COSMOS-Certified, and COSMOS-Approved COSMOS are globally recognized Organic and Natural Cosmetics Standard that meets stringent requirements, including:
RESPONSIBLE FIBERS & MATERIALS
What you wear matters. Choosing sustainable clothing begins with the right ingredients and responsible fibers. Shop the collection of brands dedicated to designing timeless products with responsibly sourced materials and fibers.
RECYCLED & UPCYCLED MATERIALS
Upcycling, downcycling, and recycling fabrics and materials are the future of fashion. Whether recycling fabrics left over from production to downcycling fabrics that consumers have used, our designers have taken the extra step to reduce waste and resources for their new collections.Global Recycled Standard (GRS) & Global Recycled Claim Standard (RCS): These voluntary standards require third-party certification of recycled materials. Products using certified recycled materials save water and energy and redirect waste that would otherwise head straight for the landfill. The GRS includes additional social and environmental processing requirements and chemical restrictions criteria.