Updated 24 Nov, 2021
by Juris Kristobans
brands people have poured in their hearts and souls into making beautiful beanies, jeans, shirts, boots, and more things. They have spent hours, days, and years creating thoughtful and beautiful products. They went the extra mile to source the best materials and ingredients. And they found the best workshops and factories to make the products. They have spent sleepless nights thinking about how to keep the lights on.
This list has physical and online shops worldwide selling from accessories to clothing and skincare products to paper goods.
These are my personal preferences, and brands are not organized in any order.
Hiut Denim, Cardigan
Hiut Denim makes the best jeans using the best denim in the universe.
Norse Projects, Copenhagen
Norse Projects makes beautifully designed and made clothes for women and men.
3sixteen, New York
3sixteen makes excellent clothes for modern men, from jeans and shirts to jackets and accessories.
Le Bonnet, Netherlands
Le Bonnet makes beautiful, colorful beanies and sweaters, gloves, and scarves.
Palm Bay Skates, Margate
Palm Bay Skates makes sports inspired jerseys, baseball caps, field jackets, and more.
Campbell Cole, Nottingham
Campbell Cole creates pretty accessories. Designed by designers Ian and Felicity Campbell Cole.
HejHej makes yoga mats, which are made from recycled materials and are 100% recyclable.
Albion makes products for cycling in British conditions using responsible fabrics and materials.
Crispin Finn, London
Crispin Finn makes practical paper based goods and special editions in red, blue, and white.
Haeckels makes natural skincare products and wild fragrances.
Paynter Jacket, London
Becky and Huw from Paynter make field jackets like no others. They put their heart and soul into making them. They drop jackets only three times per year, plus a couple of micro-batches made of truly unique fabrics.
Adam JK, New York
Adam JK makes super funny stationery, accessories, and gifts.
Good News, London
Good News makes good looking, stylish, and comfortable sneakers from organic and recycled materials.
Quaker Marine Supply, Brooklyn
Quaker Marine Supply makes apparel and accessories inspired by the water.
Desmond & Dempsey, London
Desmond & Dempsey makes luxury pyjamas for adults and kids.
NWKC makes high quality menswear using Merino Dual Cloth fabric.
Filson makes built to last outerwear, shirts, pants, and bags for outdoor enthusiasts.
CDLP makes silky underwear for modern men.
Ally Capellino, London
Ally Capellino makes beautiful bags and bright accessories.
Cubitts makes modern spectacles.
Drake’s makes classic and elegant men’s clothing that will last for years.
Magill, Los Angeles
Magill makes small batches of hoodies, polos, socks, and more.
Grenson makes British designer shoes, boots, sneakers, slippers for men and women.
1733 designs and makes bags, accessories, and home goods.
MAKR makes soft goods, leather accessories, and furniture.
Corridor, New York
Corridor makes shirts, outerwear, knitwear, and bottoms for men.
Portuguese Flannel, Portugal
Portuguese Flannel makes shirts, jackets, and trousers using exclusive fabrics that are produced the traditional way.
Red Wing Shoes, US
Red Wing Shoes makes work boots and heritage footwear.
Organic Basics, Copenhagen
Organic Basics makes everyday essentials using natural and renewable fabrics.
Country of Origin, London
Country of Origin makes modern knitted cardigans, chore jackets, and sweaters.
A Kids Company About, Portland
A Kids Company About creates books, podcasts, and classes for kids.
Le Puzz, New York
Le Puzz makes really nice puzzles.
hardgraft makes beautiful accessories, footwear, bags, and small leather goods.
Diaspora Co., Oakland & Mumbai
Diaspora Co. makes the best spices in the world.
Fat Gold, San Francisco
Fat Gold makes in small batches extra virgin olive oil.
Billykirk, Jersey City
Billykirk makes beautiful bags, accessories, belts, valet trays, and more.
Marjolein Delhaas, Rotterdam
Marjolein Delhaas makes minimalistic and elegant planners, wall planners, and desk pads for daily use at home or work.
Goodordering makes beautiful backpacks, shoulder bags, and panniers.
TAKT makes stools, chairs, tables, benches, and stools.