7 Eco Friendly Fashion Business Success Stories [2023]

7 Eco Friendly Fashion Business Success Stories [2023]
Start An Eco Friendly Fashion Business

Here are some real life success stories of starting a eco-friendly fashion business:

1. KAHINDO ($60K/year)

Kahindo Mateene (from New York, NY, USA) started KAHINDO almost 6 years ago.

$5K / month
1 founders / 1 employees

Case Study

My name is Kahindo Mateene, I am the Founder and Chief Creative Director of KAHINDO, my luxury sustainable namesake fashion brand. KAHINDO is a luxury womenswear brand created with original prints and exuberant colors that celebrates the legacy of African fashion with a modern twist. A socially responsible brand, we are dedicated to ensuring ethical work practices for the women who create our brand in Africa.

For me, fashion is only as beautiful as the way I treat the female artisans and workers who help me create my line. That means focusing on sustainability and ethical work environments for my global partners and using the KAHINDO brand as a vehicle to create equity and job opportunities for women. Together, we share the heart and soul of Africa with the rest of the world through fashion.


2. Faerie's Dance ($204K/year)

Adrienne Catone (from Happy Valley, OR) started Faerie's Dance over 17 years ago.

$17K / month
1 founders / 2 employees

Case Study

Hey everyone, my name is Adrienne, and I’m the founder and current CEO of Faerie’s Dance, Inc. We’re a sustainable fashion company that focuses on ethically produced, eco-friendly clothing, lingerie, jewelry, and accessories.

The business currently supports me and my husband with an adjusted gross income (AGI) ranging between $65k - $75k per year over the last few years.


Learn more about starting an eco-friendly fashion business:

Where to start?

-> How much does it cost to start an eco-friendly fashion business?
-> Pros and cons of an eco-friendly fashion business

Need inspiration?

-> Examples of established eco-friendly fashion business
-> Marketing ideas for an eco-friendly fashion business

Other resources

4. Ecocult

Sustainable fashion and travel for the conscious woman

  • Website traffic: 150K/month
  • Business rank: #79.8K

Check out their full website ➜

5. Faerie's Dance

Faerie’s Dance sells timeless eco-friendly fashion including organic clothing and accessories. Shop our sustainable clothing and intimates online today.

  • Estimated revenue: $17K/month
  • Business rank: #685K

Check out their full website ➜


KAHINDO, ethical womens fashion, is a sustainable and ethical luxury brand for women designed in New York City produced in Africa.

  • Estimated revenue: $5K/month
  • Business rank: #710K

Check out their full website ➜

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