We love sustainable fashion for so many reasons, including its timelessness and versatility. You truly can never go wrong with the basics and neutrals. But in a sea of browns, beiges, and maybe the occasional forest green, is it wrong of us to want something more? Some pop, some pizzazz, and some oomph?
Ethical fashion is no longer the plain, basic industry it was once seen as. Today, it’s colorful, it’s bold, and it’s better than ever. For all you sustainable fashionistas out there looking for more than just a white tee or pair of jeans, look no further. We’ve compiled a list of colorful sustainable clothing brands that aren’t afraid to have a little fun.
7 Fun and Colorful Sustainable Clothing Brands
1. Dazey LA
Dazey LA is a 100% female-owned company that makes art apparel that empowers women through conversation and community. Their whimsical apparel is made in Los Angeles by garment workers being paid a living wage in clean and safe facilities. The brand works ensure sustainability by printing tees to order, creates in small batches, and uses organic and deadstock fabric.
Who said basics have to be… basic? Check out Wolven if you’re in the market for colorful basics, activewear, swimwear, or leisurewear. The brand “makes sustainability sexy” by being Climate Neutral Certified, a 1% for the Planet Member, and supporters of environmental initiatives. Wolven also uses recycled P.E.T. and carbon-neutral modal fabrics, which generate less carbon emissions, are carbon neutral, and require far less water than cotton.
The AAPI-owned brand Back Beat Co. infuses modern Cali-cool basics with nods to old school surf ‘n’ skate culture. The company prides itself in prioritizing the ethical and social responsibility of every aspect of creating, producing, and selling clothes before profit margins.
Look no further than Mayamiko if you want the colorful sustainable clothing of your dreams. This responsible womenswear and lifestyle brand hails from Malawi and is dedicated to putting people and the planet at the heart of its process. Mayamiko’s beautiful collections are designed for the global woman and inspired by the Indigenous artisans located where their items are made.
5. Lucy & Yak
No one does colorful sustainable clothing quite like Lucy & Yak. This size-inclusive UK-based shop is committed to ensuring supply chain transparency and works closely with a factory in India to ensure fair wages and a safe working environment. Besides this beautifully bright pink fleece, Lucy & Yak is known for its quirkily colorful dungarees (aka overalls).
If you’re familiar with the sustainable fashion space, you’re most likely familiar with this ethically-made activewear brand. Girlfriend Collective is known for its size-inclusive sports bras and leggings made from recycled plastic bottles. The factories are SA8000 certified and the recycled fabrics are certified Standard 100 by Oeko-Tex.
There aren’t many colorful sustainable clothing brands that are as fabulously fun as Big Bud Press. It has an internal “Eyes-On” production policy to ensure that the manufacturers work to high ethical standards, and a majority of its fabric is knit or woven locally in the Los Angeles area. Big Bud Press is best known for its jumpsuits, and for good reason: This striking daisy jumpsuit is just too freaking cool.
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