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Keys to Los Angeles by
Sami Miro

About Sami Miro

Sami Miro was met with skepticism when she announced she was leaving her job in tech to become a sustainable designer. But Sami’s upbringing gave her an inherent aptitude for eco-conscious practices and ultimately prepared her to embrace her calling. She credits her eye for vintage clothing for helping her hone her signature look and pivot to the unexpected position of being an entrepreneur in the sustainable fashion space.

“Style is how I started to feel: I’m different, I’m special, I’m great!” Miro says of her own fashion evolution. In her past career, when she was frequently the only woman of color in the room, she used her bold, unique style to stand out in a way that felt authentic. “From that point on, vintage just became my confidence and my heart.”

Sami Miro Vintage collections and pieces have been worn by Hollywood’s most buzzy and elite, proving that cultural coolness and fashionable singularity should not, and does not, have to come at the cost of harming the planet. Every piece of fabric used in Sami’s collections comes from an existing piece of material before Miro’s local team of stitchers transform them into a new and coveted item.

Miro’s sustainably-minded business practices champion local supply chains, humane sourcing and fair and equitable funding. Everyone within her operation is united in the goal of bettering the environment – without sacrificing style.

Discover Sami's places that inspire in LA.

Beverly Hills Juice
Philip Otto, General Manager of Beverly Hills Juice

Beverly Hills Juice

8382 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048

Beverly Hills Juice was founded in 1975 by David Otto when he began serving raw, nutritious juices to the Los Angeles community, prioritizing an environmentally-conscious approach. Since then, it’s amassed a fan base, but hasn’t changed its fundamental philosophy. The Otto family still turns farmer’s market produce into healthy, flavorful juices each morning using a hydraulic press which preserves the naturally abundant vitamins, minerals, and amino acids, while maximizing the juice’s shelf life. In keeping with the family’s environmental commitment, Beverly Hills Juice provides disposable cups and straws made of plant-based, compostable materials. Additionally, Beverly Hills Juice composts all of its leftover food scraps.

Philip Otto, General Manager of Beverly Hills Juice
Café Gratitude
'I Am Whole' Macrobiotic Bowl from Café Gratitude

Café Gratitude

512 Rose Ave, Venice, CA 90291

Café Gratitude is a plant-based restaurant that focuses on being more sustainable and offers creative, organic dishes dreamed up by Executive Chef Seizan Dreux Ellis. The menu is vegan and vegetarian, and created with local ingredients culled from local producers and farmers who use soil-building practices and sustainable farming techniques. Café Gratitude’s menu changes seasonally but healthy options include flatbread pizzas, salads, tofu wraps, black bean burgers, and juices. The interiors of the restaurants are spacious, airy, and bright and the proprietors’ dedication to the environment is matched by their dedication to fostering acceptance and love among diners.

'I Am Whole' Macrobiotic Bowl from Café Gratitude
GALERIE.LA
Showroom at GALERIE.LA

GALERIE.LA

Long Beach, CA

At GALERIE.LA in Long Beach, founder and stylist, Dechel McKillian curates a shop full of clothing, beauty products, and lifestyle goods, all made by local brands and crafted with sustainability in mind. McKillian founded GALERIE.LA after noticing a gap between sustainable fashion and her work in the celebrity and lifestyle worlds. From there, she set out to bring socially-conscious fashion to everyone, not just her usual clientele of Hollywood stars. In the showroom and online, the inventory ranges from breezy dresses and flattering jumpsuits to body products like lip gloss and roller perfume.

Showroom at GALERIE.LA
Sustain LA
Leslie Campbell, Founder of Sustain LA

Sustain LA

5214 Monte Vista St, Los Angeles, CA 90042

Sustain LA is an eco-conscious refill station, which offers household cleaners, body care products, and plastic-free alternatives to everyday household goods. At Sustain LA, customers can refill their existing containers with locally-sourced, more sustainable products, which helps reduce the need for new plastic containers for every new cleaner and product. Products created by BIPOC, LGBTQ+ individuals and women are given top priority. Sustain LA’s mission is to change human behavior of consumption and, in the process, restore the natural balance of the planet. In addition to the refill stations, Sustain LA offers affordable and reusable dishware rentals for small events and consults with various brands on sustainable practices.

Leslie Campbell, Founder of Sustain LA

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