Chrissy Fogerty had a clear mission when she founded Fauxgerty in 2013 — to create a fashion label for the conscious consumer. She wanted to design pieces that could be worn everyday and to life’s big events, but were also mindfully sourced. I think she pulled it off perfectly. The garments are made of pre-loved vintage, innovative faux leathers and suedes — I am completely obsessed with the faux leather and suede bombers. Creation from sustainable fabrics such as hemp and fair trade organic cotton is a high priority for the St. Louis-based brand.
And sustainability doesn’t end there. Fauxgerty repurposes vintage fabrics for dresses, skirts, jumpsuits and liners to upcycle textiles that otherwise would have wound up in a landfill. Their faux-leather is now PVC-free and the faux-suede uses post-consumer materials in its construction. The organic cotton and recycled organic cotton in our basics is GMO-free.
The entire collection is produced in St. Louis and Los Angeles with a positive work culture at top of mind. Chrissy understands the importance of the hands that create each garment — the sewers are paid 36% more than the regional average. While I love the collection on its own, knowing what goes into it makes the wear even sweeter.