Design Lover’s Guide to Green Luxury: Sustainable Luxury Brands to Know

Royal Malewane Greater Kruger National Park, South Africa private suite pool

In this edition of our Design Lover’s Guide, we are focusing on sustainable luxury brands. If you are a design lover who wants to live a fabulous life while remaining conscious of the environment and the impact you are making on it, this is a guide for you! We have found the top destinations and sustainable luxury brands around the world who are on a mission to change the luxury lifestyle to one that makes nature and eco-friendly beautiful and sought after.

Stay in luxurious hotels, eat some of the world’s freshest foods, relax and rejuvenate at top spas, sip cocktails in style, have great glowing skin, and shop for unique pieces, all while feeling zen and eco-conscious—love happens when you’re living a fabulously sustainable life.

Earth-conscious does not have to mean “doing without.” In fact, it is quite the contrary: chic, trendy, even dazzlingly beautiful sustainable dining, wellness, travel, and shopping is up-and-coming in the luxury world. As green luxury grows customers can make easy eco-friendly decisions while still buying and doing the things they love. Look better, feel better, and live better by becoming knowledgeable about some of today’s top sustainable companies. From beauty products and clothing to wellness retreats and luxury hotels, Lh has curated this list of sustainable luxury brands to help kickstart your eco-luxe lifestyle.


Woman with dark green dress and bag and Gucci belt before Giorgio Armani fashion show, Milan Fashion Week street style, Photo by Andersphoto / Shutterstock

Now more than ever, brands from high-end to affordable are on a mission to change the way eco-friendly fashion is viewed. Shopping lovers from clothing to home furnishings are finally starting to ask questions about where the products they buy are coming from and how they are being made. If you too are becoming interested in finding out these answers, check out this list of some of the best and most luxurious vintage, antique, second hand, and sustainable clothing and home design companies out there! 


Antiques Online

1stDibs | 

Decaso | 

Sotheby’s Home | 

Chairish | 

Fairs & Flea Markets

Marché aux Puces | Paris, France

Portobello Flea Market | London, UK

Trödelmarkt | Berlin, Germany

Brimfield Antique Flea Market | Brimfield, MA USA

Antique Fair Arezzo | Arezzo, Italy

The Antique Fair in Piazza Grande in Arezzo, Photo by Daenerys-stark / Wikimedia Commons
Antique Fair Arezzo | Italy
rita cocktail table metal and marble coffee table koket


women in pink coats with pink designer purses

Sustainable Boutiques

What Goes Around Comes Around | New York, NY | 

Vintage Delirium by Franco Jacassi | Milan, Italy |

Amore Vintage | Tokyo, Japan |

William Vintage | London, UK |

Decades | Los Angeles, CA USA |

Valois Vintage | Paris, France | 

The Hula | Hong Kong |

Bernardini (Vintage Watch Expert!) | Milan, Italy | 

woman shopping

Sustainable Fashion Online

Vestiaire Collective |

Yoox – Vintage & Yooxygen | 

Farfetch – Ethical & Pre-Owned | 

Net-a-Porter – Net Sustain | 

TheRealReal | 

Rebag | 

The Chic Selection | 

woman trying on high heels yoox - sustainable luxury brands
Shoes from / @yoox


Grand Banks oyster bar, New York, NY (Photo by Alexander_Pincus) - sustainable luxury brands
Grand Banks, New York, NY (Photo by Alexander_Pincus)

You are what you eat. More prevalent than ever, people are focusing on their mental and physical health by making conscious decisions about what to put in their bodies. From coffeeshops in Amsterdam and eco-friendly cocktails for your mental health to sustainable luxury dining brands around the world for physical health, this list will satisfy any design lover’s desire for a healthy luxurious lifestyle.

Sustainable Dining

food from Amass restaurant denmark photo by Mikkel Heriba / Courtesy of Amass - sustainable restaurants
Amass Restaurant | Copenhagen, Denmark (Photo by Mikkel Heriba / Courtesy of Amass)

Azurmendi | Vizcaya, Spain |

Narisawa Restaurant | Tokyo, Japan |

Amass | Copenhagen, Denmark | 

Septime | Paris, France |

Gesto | Milan, Bologna, Florence, Perugia & Padova, Italy | 

Bioesseri, Organic Kitch & Pizzeria | Milan & Palermo, Italy | 

Grand Banks, Oyster Bar Aboard a Historic Wooden Schooner | New York, NY USA | 

ABC Kitchen @ ABC Home | New York, NY USA | 


Bar Trigona Four Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur - sustainable cocktails
Bar Trigona at the Four Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Bar Trigona, Four Seasons Hotel | Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia |

bar trigona old fashioned cocktail four seasons hotel kuala lumpur - sustainable cocktails

HIMKOK | Oslo, Norway |

The 18th Room | New York, NY USA | 

Sexy Fish | London, UK | 

Eve Bar | London, UK |

“Coffeeshops” & CBD Cocktails

Handcrafted CBD cocktails at Gracias Madres, West Hollywood, CA USA, Photo by Justin Aikin / Unsplash
Handcrafted CBD cocktails at Gracias Madres, West Hollywood, CA USA (Photo by Justin Aikin / Unsplash)

Dampkring Coffeeshop |

Easy Times Coffeeshop |

Kadinsky Coffeeshop |

Gracias Madre | West Hollywood, CA USA |

Dear Irving | Gramercy & Hudson, New York, NY USA |


Woman by the ocean in Bali doing yoga, Photo by bady qb / Unsplash

Green Wellness has been defined as practices that combine four important elements: adventure activities that support physical activity; relaxation services that allow one to rest and lower stress levels; healthy, and authentic gastronomic delights for all preferences; and a culturally unique and inspiring experience. Check out our favorite green wellness facilities around the world that promote both radiating beauty and well-being, guaranteed to make you feel like a fresh soul.

Wellness & Health Clubs

The Well | New York, NY |

Lanesborough Club & Spa | London, UK |

The Assembly | San Francisco, CA USA |

The Assembly ©MargaretAustinPhotography - sustainable luxury brands
The Assembly (Photo by Margaret Austin Photography)

Wanderlust Hollywood | Los Angeles, CA USA |

Lanserhof at The Arts Club | London, UK |

gym at the Lanserhof at The Arts Club london - sustainable luxury brands
Lanserhof at The Arts Club, London

Thirty Nine Monte Carlo | Monoco |

Aspria: Live Life Well | Germany, Belgium & Italy |

Wellness Retreats & Spas

Six Senses Douro Valley indoor pool, Portugal - sustainable travel luxury brands
Six Senses Douro Valley, Portugal

Six Senses Douro Valley | Douro Valley, Portugal | 

LUX* Grand Gaube | Mauritius | 

Six Senses Duxton | Singapore | 

Ananda in the Himalayas, Spa & Yoga | Garhwal, Uttarakhand, India | 

Mii Amo Spa | Sedona, AZ USA | 

Aro Hā Wellness Retreat | Glenorchy, New Zealand | 

Bushmans Kloof, Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat | Clanwilliam, South Africa | 

Adler Spa Resorts | Italy | 

COMO Shambhala Estate | Ubud, Bali | 

Rancho la Puerta | Tecate, Mexico |

Miraval Resorts & Spas | AZ, TX & MA USA |

Aman Resorts & Hotels |


the high end barneys beverly hills ca
The High End, Barney’s New York, Beverly Hills, CA USA

The High End, Barney’s New York | Beverly Hills, CA USA |

The Botanist | USA |

Silverpeak Apothecary | Aspen, CO USA |


Ecotourism involves traveling to destinations where flora, fauna, and cultural heritage are the primary attractions. If you are looking for insight into the impact of human beings on the environment and/or are seeking to foster a greater appreciation of the world’s natural habitats, you need to check out this section of the guide! Each of these sustainable luxury brands offers a unique perspective on how we can work with the environment and a luxurious way to connect with nature.


whitepod eco-luxury hotel switzerland - sustainable ecotourism
Whitepod Eco-Luxury Hotel

Whitepod Eco-Luxury Hotel | Switzerland |

The Scarlet Luxury Eco Hotel | Cornwall, UK | 

Tivoli Ecoresorts & Hotels | Portugal | 


Royal Malewane Greater Kruger National Park, South Africa - ecotourism
Royal Malewane | Greater Kruger National Park, South Africa

Royal Malewane | Greater Kruger National Park, South Africa | 

Singita | Africa |

SASAAB | Kenya | 

Matetsi Victoria Falls | Zimbabwe | 

South America

Montaña Mágica Lodge | Huilo Huilo Biological Reserve, Chile | 

Casa de Uco Villas | Argentina | 

Lapa Rios Ecolodge and Wildlife Reserve | Costa Rica - eco-luxury - sustainable travel
Lapa Rios Ecolodge and Wildlife Reserve | Costa Rica

Lapa Rios Ecolodge and Wildlife Reserve | Costa Rica | 

El Mangroove | Costa Rica |

Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa | Costa Rica |

North America

Post Ranch Inn big sure ca usa, Photo by Kodiak Greenwood / Courtesy of Post Ranch Inn - eco-luxury - sustainable travel
Post Ranch Inn, Big Sur, CA USA (Photo by Kodiak Greenwood)

Post Ranch Inn | Big Sur, CA USA | 

Bardessono Eco-Resort and Spa | Napa Valley, CA USA | 


song saa private island cambodia - eco-luxury travel
Song Saa, Private Island, Cambodia (Photo by @Jet-setchristina)

Song Saa, Private Island | Cambodia |

Soneva Kiri Resort, Private Island | Thailand | 

Turtle Island, Private Island | Fiji | 

Taj Exotica Resort & Spa | Maldives | 

Hapuku Lodge + Tree Houses | New Zealand |

Alila Villas Uluwatu | Bali, Indonesia | 

Eco-Hospitality Brands To Know

One&Only Resorts |

Six Senses | 

Six Senses Zil Pasyon Two Bedroom Pool Villa - sustainable eco-friendly travel
Six Senses Zil Pasyon Two Bedroom Pool Villa

Soneva |

Tivoli Ecoresorts & Hotels | 

Banyan Tree |

Words by Kendall Mayer

Feature Image: Royal Malewane Greater Kruger National Park, South Africa

Article Originally Appeared in Love Happens Volume 4

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