With all of the chaos happening in the world right now, you may be looking for ways that you can support and help those in Ukraine. We’ve searched the web for a handful of Ukrainian-owned brands that we want to highlight and show some love to. Add some new items to your wardrobe while supporting those who need stability most right now. Plus, if you have any other faves that aren’t listed here, send us a DM through our Instagram so we can give them a shoutout too!
Here are Ukrainian-owned brands that you need to check out right now.
You’ve probably seen this chic brand, Sleeper, around the web, but did you know the founders are Ukrainian? It was launched in 2014 by two former fashion editors Kate Zubarieva and Asya Varetsa. Known for its fabulous PJ sets with feathers, Sleeper has a ton of versatile pieces to wear while lounging around or hitting the town.
Minimalist is a curated collection of women’s ready-to-wear, defined by a commitment to circularity and purity of design. The Founder and Creative Director Tamara Davydova, focuses on crafting pieces from high-quality materials to create timeless designs. All of the items used in the creative process are made with sustainability in mind including the use of biodegradable elastics, non-toxic, water-soluble garment bags, water-preserving TENCEL™ jerseys, and more.
CULTNAKED‘s mission is to give you that extra boost of confidence every time you put on its clothing. It doesn’t overproduce garments and doesn’t keep a seasonal stock so that it can be as sustainable as possible. All of the textiles are of extremely fine quality and are shipped right from Italy to the Ukrainian brand’s office to be sewn.
The brand (which is the same name as the founder) was founded in 2015 by Ruslan Baginskiy in Lviv and now is based in Kyiv, Ukraine. RB hats are inspired by art, Ukrainian national costumes, archival family photos, and vintage fashion shootings. The designer experiments with traditional shapes and creates hats in the zeitgeist – comfortable, utilitarian, trendy. The many celebs who love this brand include Bella Hadid, Taylor Swift, Kaia Gerber, Miley Cyrus, Alicia Keys, and more.
Gunia Project is a brand of unique and cool items produced on the basis of traditional ethnic cultures. You’ll find both fashion-forward clothing, fun accessories, eye-catching ceramics, and more.
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