Shopping with the planet in mind can be difficult, especially if you don’t know where to begin. Many brands aren’t transparent about their sustainability practices. And when we don’t have access to that information, we can’t make eco-conscious purchases. However, we can bring our business elsewhere.
Sustainable fashion is on the rise. With a mission to use ethically sourced, eco-friendly materials and to give back to the environment, sustainable brands are super transparent. Plus, they set an example for other companies to follow in their footsteps. Voting with your dollars and supporting sustainable brands shows industries we’re prioritizing the planet.
Say goodbye to fast fashion brands and hello to a new, conscious closet with these eco-friendly clothing brands.
11 Eco-Friendly Clothing Brands to Support
No matter what you’re looking for, Boden has your back. From trendy jeans to wool jackets to knee-high boots. Boden prioritizes transparency. 60% of its cotton is from sustainable sources, with goals to reach 100% by 2023. And in 2017, Boden saved about 617 million liters of water, making efforts to reduce its water footprint. This colorful cardigan is just one of the many sustainable pieces you can get your hands on.
ABLE puts the planet and the people first. With a mission to make sustainability accessible, especially for women, this brand uses recycled and repurposed packaging, scrap leather, and all-natural fibers. Even ABLE’s jewelry line is handmade from scrap metal and recycled silver. Check out the pictured Joan Shacket and more on ABLE’s online shop.
Obsessed with colorful jumpsuits, graphic tees, and supporting small businesses? Check out Wasi Clothing, a Latina-owned, Bolivian-American small business based in Los Angeles, California. Wasi Clothing’s mission is to create a safe space for shoppers while also prioritizing sustainability. Each item, like this Checkered Flower Tee, comes with a sustainability breakdown of the ethically sourced products used in manufacturing.
If you’re looking for a sustainable brand with inclusive sizes, Hackwith Design House is your go-to! The brand has a mission to make long-lasting clothing using sustainable fabrics and ethical business practices. Plus, most items aren’t made unless they’re ordered by customers like you, which cuts back on the company’s carbon footprint and overall waste. Start with the Sustain Long-Sleeve Tie Top.
Reformation has everything from basic tees to wedding gowns and bridesmaid dresses. With a comprehensive sustainability page, the brand is proud to share it uses low-impact materials, rescued deadstock fabrics, and repurposed vintage clothing. The company is even certified Climate Neutral and about 75% of all its waste is recycled. Check out this Enya Dress and more.
This sleeveless shirt dress is vegan-approved, 100% cotton, and made in a fair trade workshop. And there’s more where that came from. Mayamiko also features plant-dyed jewelry from Sri Lanka, hand-knitted fair trade Peruvian hats, and upcycled silk from Italy. The eco-friendly clothing brand’s mission is to prove that shopping sustainably never compromises quality.
United by Blue is another sustainable clothing brand that has options for everyone. From eco-friendly outerwear to comfy loungewear, this brand uses sustainable materials and ethical manufacturing. And for every product purchased, United by Blue will remove one pound of trash from oceans and waterways. United by Blue is a Certified B-Corp, and you can find this denim jacket and more on its site.
8. Dazey LA
Dazey LA is known for bright colors and eye-catching designs, like this Fierce Floral Windy Jacket. This company is women-owned, and it features handmade, low-waste clothes. All graphic tees are made with 100% certified organic cotton, and the production process ensures ethical working conditions and liveable wages.
9. Toad & Co.
This brand features vegan, organic cotton, and recycled clothing lines. The Eddy Long Sleeve Shirt is made from both organic cotton and recycled fibers, and before you purchase, you can find a store near you to shop local and cut down on shipping emissions. Toad & Co. also has long-term sustainability goals such as using 100% recycled synthetics by 2025.
10. LOUD BODIES
LOUD BODIES is fashion-forward, planet-friendly, and all-inclusive. Its clothes, like the “Coretta” Shirt pictured above, are made from OEKO-TEX 100 certified fabrics to ensure items have been ethically made without harmful chemicals. Plus, each product is shipped using recycled paper and recycled plastic bags, and textile waste is repurposed.
Girlfriend Collective features activewear, loungewear, and outerwear made with recycled fabrics and eco-friendly dyes. The eco-friendly clothing brand’s factories are also SA8000 certified and each product features a specific sustainability report, giving you a rundown of how much water was conserved and how much carbon dioxide was saved in the making. Take a look at the Agave 50/50 Relaxed Fit Half-Zip Sweatshirt and more.
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