Sustainably Chic

Curated & One-of-a-Kind, This Zero-Waste Brand is Making Sustainable Fashion Cooler & Kinder Than Ever

FashionNatalie Kay
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AHNIKO

On social media, I see a lot of influencers speak about how thrifting is the most sustainable form of buying clothing. While I do find it great and an amazing sustainable option, I don’t agree with the statement entirely. The fashion industry employs millions of people all over the world, and those jobs are critical in supporting families, communities and so on. I believe supporting the conscious makers and brands who are implementing zero-waste into their business model is a complete package of sustainable fashion for me. AHNIKO is one of those brands. From curating beautiful vintage finds to using deadstock fabric to make us new designs, this is a true form of sustainable fashion {in my eyes}.

Reasons to Love AHNIKO

Environmentally Conscious: I’m sure we all have heard about the great amount of waste the fashion industry creates. Even without the throw away finished pieces, there is still a ton of virgin fabric behind the scenes that never gets used. Brands like AHNIKO are going through this ‘trash’ to put it in our closets rather the landfill. Not only are they choosing eco-minded materials, all of the packaging is either recycled PET plastic, compostable or reusable, and always recyclable. 

Ethically-Made: AHNIKO produces their clothing line right in LA under safe working conditions and fair wages. It’s so nice to see a brand source their material and manufacture their clothes close to home. Cuts down on the carbon footprint a ton! Plus, with each purchase, you are able to pick a charity to donate a portion of the purchase to - see the list to choose from here

Awesomely Curated: Besides their own private label, AHNIKO has a great eye for vintage clothing. From coats to dresses, this is yet another great way to shop sustainably for your closet. 

What I’m Wearing

Noelle Plaid Dress: Eeek, I LOVE this dress. Reminds me of something I had in grade school, but updated and more mature {in a good way}. It hugs me just the right way, and BEST PART, it’s made from deadstock fabric. I’ve been able to wear this piece so many different ways, and can’t wait to play with it more.

Where to Purchase

You can find both AHNIKO’s designs and their curated vintage selection online - here - and don’t forget to follow them on Instagram to stay up-to-date with new pieces! 

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