What makes this brand sustainable?

At Eugenie, we do the research to make it easy to find products that you can feel good about purchasing, using, and wearing.

Our team dives deep into the sustainability of each designer we carry so you can be confident that your purchases make a positive impact on the world.

We know sustainability can be a nuanced and complex topic, so we broke it down for you in a way that is simple and easy to understand.

  • Natural Materials

    This brand primarily works with natural, biodegradable fibers like cotton and linen that have been handspun by local artisans and dried outside in natural sunlight. Their swim collection also prioritizes the use of innovative materials like Econyl and Repreve, which transform plastic bottles into fashion-ready fibers.

  • Local Production

    Lemlem’s core collection is handmade by skilled female artisans in the founder’s home country, Ethiopia. The brand’s partnership with this women-run artisan studio supports the local economy, while also reducing carbon emissions that often accrue as a result of transportation-related pollution.

  • Social Standards

    Lemlem is committed to empowering the women artisans in their home country of Ethiopia through creating new jobs, providing safe work facilities, and ensuring all artisans receive fair living wages and benefits.

  • Circularity

    This brand repurposes their scrap materials by giving them new life as handmade accessories or donations to local sewing schools.